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The Rover Boys on Treasure Isle or The Strange Cruise of the Steam Yacht.: Edward Stratemeyer
The Rover Boys on Treasure Isle Or, The Strange Cruise of the Steam Yacht: Edward Stratemeyer
A Caribbean sailing vacation takes a frightening turn with a mysterious death.... A year has passed since Janeva Jag witnessed a murder. The endless police inquiries seem finally at an end. It’s time for a relaxing sun-drenched vacation in the tropics. Is it fate, bad luck, or something more sinister that brings the Jag family face-to-face with yet another death? Determined to enjoy their planned Caribbean sailing holiday they try, without success, to ignore a sequence of strange events and threats. Maybe there is a reason to be a bit paranoid, but at least life will return to normal when they get home - or so they believe. Instead, they find themselves entrapped in a mystery and the more they try to understand their predicament, the more helpless and vulnerable they become. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Megan Scharlau. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/111737/bk_acx0_111737_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A Curious Man is the marvelously compelling biography of Robert ´´Believe It or Not” Ripley, the enigmatic cartoonist turned globetrotting millionaire who won international fame by celebrating the world´s strangest oddities, and whose outrageous showmanship taught us to believe in the unbelievable. As portrayed by acclaimed biographer Neal Thompson, Ripley’s life is the stuff of a classic American fairy tale. Buck-toothed and cursed by shyness, Ripley turned his sense of being an outsider into an appreciation for the strangeness of the world. After selling his first cartoon to Time magazine at age eighteen, more cartooning triumphs followed, but it was his ´´Believe It or Not” conceit and the wildly popular radio shows it birthed that would make him one of the most successful entertainment figures of his time and spur him to search the globe’s farthest corners for bizarre facts, exotic human curiosities, and shocking phenomena. Ripley delighted in making outrageous declarations that somehow always turned out to be true - such as that Charles Lindbergh was only the sixty-seventh man to fly across the Atlantic or that ´´The Star Spangled Banner” was not the national anthem. Assisted by an exotic harem of female admirers and by ex-banker Norbert Pearlroth, a devoted researcher who spoke eleven languages, Ripley simultaneously embodied the spirit of Peter Pan, the fearlessness of Marco Polo and the marketing savvy of P. T. Barnum. In a very real sense, Ripley sought to remake the world’s aesthetic. He demanded respect for those who were labeled ´´eccentrics” or ´´freaks” - whether it be E. L. Blystone, who wrote 1,615 alphabet letters on a grain of rice, or the man who could swallow his own nose. By the 1930s Ripley possessed a vast fortune, a private yacht, and a 28 room mansion stocked with such ´´oddities” as shrunken heads and medieval torture devices, and his pioneering firsts in print, radio, and television ... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Marc Cashman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/003466/bk_rand_003466_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Two men are found shot dead aboard a luxury yacht, strangers have come to Frantham looking for a secret, and the key seems to lie with a company that makes computer games. Why was games designer Paul de Freitas shot dead aboard The Greek Girl, and what secret was he protecting that so many people are prepared to kill to get hold of? Rina Martin takes it upon herself to get to the bottom of things, much to the consternation of her friend, DI McGregor. Rina´s odd little family must call upon all their talents and resources to protect themselves and assist Mac - whether he wants their help or not - in bringing the killers to justice. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Julia Franklin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/isis/002574/bk_isis_002574_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Lady Dorianna Dale is packing her trousseau for her illustrious Society wedding to the rich Lord Buxton. She does not love him, she cannot bear him to touch her and she hates the sound of his loud foolish voice - but unless the wedding goes ahead, she and her Mama will lose everything and will have to sell their beautiful home, Ashburton Hall. Dorianna briefly meets the handsome and enigmatic Earl of Claremont at a London soirée and she longs to see him again. But how can this ever happen once she is married to Lord Buxton? She must take her destiny into her own hands. Her maid, Audrey, agrees to impersonate her at the wedding, while Dorianna escapes and finds herself aboard the yacht of a mysterious stranger heading for the Continent. Deep in the woodland garden at Ashburton Hall a Greek statue holds the key to Dorianna´s future happiness. But will she ever find the love she dreams about? And will she ever be reunited with the mysterious Earl? Find out what happens in this delicious romantic tale by BARBARA CARTLAND. Barbara Cartland was the world´s most prolific novelist who wrote an amazing 723 books in her lifetime, of which no less than 644 were romantic novels with worldwide sales of over 1 billion copies and her books were translated into 36 different languages. As well as romantic novels, she wrote historical biographies, 6 autobiographies, theatrical plays and books of advice on life, love, vitamins and cookery. She wrote her first book at the age of 21 and it was called ´´Jigsaw´´. It became an immediate bestseller and sold 100,000 copies in hardback in England and all over Europe in translation. Between the ages of 77 and 97 she increased her output and wrote an incredible 400 romances as the demand for her romances was so strong all over the world. She wrote her last book at the age of 97 and it was entitled perhaps prophetically ´´The Way to Heaven´´. Her books have always been immensely popular in the United States where in 1... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anthony Wren. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lind/003571/bk_lind_003571_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A stolen boy A haunted soldier A cornered con woman... Rafe Angelito thought he was done with the demons from his past - until his son is kidnapped. Blackmailed into abducting an American heiress, the legionnaire soon finds himself trapped in paradise with a fiery, daring beauty who´s nothing he expects...and everything he desires. But when he uncovers her own dark secret, Rafe realizes he´s made a critical mistake - one that could cost him everything. Playing body double for a spoiled socialite was supposed to be Holly Ryan´s ticket to freedom. But when she´s snatched off her yacht by a tall, dark and dangerous stranger, the not-quite-reformed con artist will make a desperate play to turn her captor from enemy to ally by any means necessary. Yet as scorching days melt into sultry nights, Holly is drawn to the mysterious capitaine, with his unexpected sense of honor and his searing touch. When they´re double-crossed, they´ll have to risk trusting each other in ways they never imagined...because in this deadly game of deception, it´s their lives - and hearts - on the line. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Adam Verner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/005219/bk_harp_005219_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.