The Mercantile Navy Improved:Or a Plan for the Greater Safety of Lives and Property in Steam Vessels, Packets, Smacks, and Yachts, With Explanatory Drawings, and an Appendix (Classic Reprint) James Ballingall
When ex-supermoddel Lola Carlyle learns that some very -- ahem -- private photos of herself are being peddled on the Internet, she hides out where there´s sun and -- she thinks -- safety, until the gossip dies out. Then the private yacht she´s blissfully napping on is ´´commandeered´´ by some man who says his name is Max Zamora, and that he works for the government. It sounds crazy, but Max is telling the truth -- his cover´s been blown, he´s on the run, and now he´s confronted by a very angry -- and beautiful -- woman. He´s seen Lola before -- barely clothed on covers of fashion magazines. But she´s more beautiful in person. From the top of her pert blonde head to the tips of her little painted toes, Max finds her sexy, curvy... and a pain in the butt. And that´s before she blows up the ship! Now, the unlikely pair is stranded in the middle of the ocean, it´s getting very hot -- not just from the sun -- and Lola is about to reveal it all...
For anyone interested in owning or chartering a sailing yacht or going on a sailing vacation - otherwise known as ´´cruising´´ - this audiobook will give you a thorough orientation, something to listen to ahead of time. Experienced skippers, this is the perfect primer for the friends or family you´ve invited to go sailing. Presented by ASA-certified instructor Mark Herlinger, this audio program covers such topics as: qualifications to go cruising or chartering, types of boats, chartering tips, systems onboard, crew teamwork, sailboat rigging, navigation, mooring and anchoring, planning an itinerary, packing for the trip, safety, and family cruising. Listen and learn while you get excited for your sailing vacation. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Herlinger. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/060972/bk_acx0_060972_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A world cloaked in darkness... With human civilization annihilated by a biological zombie plague, a rag-tag fleet of yachts and freighters known as Wolf Squadron scours the Atlantic, searching for survivors. Within every abandoned liner and carrier lurks a potential horde, safety can never be taken for granted, and death and turning into one of the enemy is only a moment away. The candle flickers... Yet every ship and town holds the flickering hope of survivors. One and two from lifeboats, a dozen from a fishing village, a few hundred wrenched by fury and fire from a ship that once housed thousands.... Light a flame... Now Wolf Squadron must take on another massive challenge: clear the assault carrier USS Iwo Jima of infected before the trapped Marines and sailors succumb to starvation. If Wolf Squadron can accomplish that task, an even tougher trial awaits: an apocalyptic battle to win a new dawn for humanity. The war for civilization begins as the boats of the Wolf Squadron become a beacon of hope on a Darkling Sea. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tristan Morris. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/016696/bk_adbl_016696_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Book two in the Black Tide Rising series from the New York Times best-selling author A family of survivors fights back against a zombie plague that has brought down civilization. A world cloaked in darkness With human civilization annihilated by a biological zombie plague, a ragtag fleet of yachts and freighters known as Wolf Squadron scours the Atlantic, searching for survivors. Within every abandoned liner and carrier lurks a potential horde, safety can never be taken for granted, and death and turning into one of the enemy is only a moment away. The candle flickers Yet every ship and town holds the flickering hope of survivors. One and two from lifeboats, a dozen from a fishing village, a few hundred wrenched by fury and fire from a ship that once housed thousands.... Light a flame Now Wolf Squadron must take on another massive challenge: clear the assault carrier USS Iwo Jima of infected before the trapped Marines and sailors succumb to starvation. If Wolf Squadron can accomplish that task, an even tougher trial awaits: an apocalyptic battle to win a new dawn for humanity. The war for civilization begins as the boats of the Wolf Squadron become a beacon of hope on a Darkling Sea. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tristan Morris. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/016695/bk_adbl_016695_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
As a top international model, hardworking Penelope Plessen changes her hair like other women change shoes. Jetting between runways in the world´s most glamorous cities is the life she´s dreamed of, yet it all implodes during Fashion Week in New York City when a run-in with a paparazzi turns deadly. Navy SEAL turned bodyguard Stefan Armstrong, the man who once broke her heart, whisks her to safety. With a killer threatening her life and paparazzi hounding her for photos, Penelope flees to her hometown of Copenhagen, where tech billionaire Kristo Demopoulos offers her sanctuary on his yacht. Yet Penelope is anxious to salvage her career and regain control of her life. Returning to her home in the Hollywood Hills, Penelope calls on Stefan for close protective services. Despite her resolve, she finds herself more attracted than ever to Stefan. When the paparazzi threat intensifies and the threads that tie Penelope, Stefan, and Kristo tighten, the stakes escalate in a threat to end Penelope´s career - and her life. A thrilling romantic suspense saga, Style is the fifth book in the Love, California series of linked, stand-alone novels. Follow a group of smart, stylish friends as they navigate the turbulences of modern life and dating. Set in Southern California, with international travel, this fun, heartfelt series features a group of best friends determined to live the lives of their dreams. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Erin Bennett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/idel/000043/bk_idel_000043_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
So, you want to experience the ultimate overseas adventure? Whether you´re a gap year student or young traveller, taking a sabbatical or career break, a parent or guardian wanting to travel with your children, or in retirement and looking for your next adventure ? The Big Trip is for you. Advice and information in this comprehensive companion, now in its 4th edition, has been thoroughly revised and updated to include expert tips and recommendations that will help you create and enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime dream adventure abroad. We´ve also added a new section about how to use your time away to turn your life´s passion into a new career, with advice on gaining professional accreditation in climbing, mountaineering, diving, sailing, snowsports, wildlife guiding and more. There´s also a chapter on accessible travel by Martin Heng for specialist destination and travel advice for those with a disability. Improved accommodation advice now covers everything from cheap and cheerful digs for budget backpackers to higher-end hotels for those wishing to spend more. Experiences include: Blackwater rafting through eerie glow-worm-lit Waitomo Caves in New Zealand Attempting a Tibetan kora (pilgrimage) around Mt Kailash, Asia´s most sacred mountain Surfing your way along Hawaii´s best beach breaks Getting down and dirty at the Boryeong Mud Festival in Korea Discovering your top temple at Angkor Wat in Cambodia Volunteering on a marine conservation project off the coast of Madagascar Learning to speak Italian at an institute in the heart of Rome Stirring your soul along the sacred, ghat-lined Ganges in Varanasi, India Learning to make Balinese dishes worthy of paradise Climbing to Bhutan´s iconic cliff-clinging monastery, Taktshang Goemba Taking a tandem hang-gliding flight from Pedra Bonita over Rio de Janeiro Qualifying to teach everything from English to skiing, diving and mountaineering The Big Trip is your ticket to all this and more: Essential pre-trip planning: health, safety, kit, costs, tickets (new tips such as five apps to keep you safe, nine best ways to save on air tickets online) Volunteering and working abroad: from freelancing and fruit picking to yacht-crewing and teaching Regional overviews, maps and a diverse range of road-tested itineraries Tips and stories from experts and travellers, who range from teenagers to seniors and those travelling with their kids Comprehensive directory of essential resources About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world´s number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we´ve printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You´ll also find our content online, on mobile, video and in 14 languages, 12 international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more.
Incomparable storyteller Danielle Steel illuminates rarely glimpsed precincts of unimaginable wealth and power, where love and freedom are the most dangerous desires of all. Natasha Leonova´s beauty saved her life. Discovered on a freezing Moscow street by a Russian billionaire, she has lived for seven years under his protection, immersed in rarefied luxury, while he pursues his activities in a dark world that she guesses at but never sees. Her home is the world, often on one of Vladimir Stanislas´s spectacular yachts manned by scores of heavily armed crew members. Natasha´s job is to keep Vladimir happy, ask no questions, and be discreet. She knows her place, and the rules. She feels fortunate to be spoiled and protected, and is careful not to dwell on Vladimir´s ruthlessness or the deadly circles he moves in. She experiences only his kindness and generosity and believes he will always keep her safe. She is unfailingly loyal to him in exchange. Theo Luca is the son of a brilliant, world famous, and difficult artist, Lorenzo Luca, who left his wife and son with a fortune in artwork they refuse to sell. Lorenzo´s widow, Maylis, has transformed their home in St. Paul de Vence into a celebrated restaurant decorated with her late husband´s paintings, and treats it as a museum. There, on a warm June evening, Theo first encounters Natasha, the most exquisite woman he has ever seen. And there, Vladimir lays eyes on Luca´s artwork. Two dangerous obsessions begin. Theo, a gifted artist in his own right, finds himself feverishly painting Natasha´s image for weeks after their first meeting. Vladimir, enraged that Lorenzo´s works are not for sale, is determined to secure a painting at any price. And Natasha, who knows that she cannot afford to make even one false move, nevertheless begins to think of the freedom she can never have as Vladimir´s mistress. She cannot risk her safety for another man, or even a conversation with him, as Theo ... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alexander Cendese. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/008486/bk_brll_008486_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.