Ein junger Familienvater und gestandener Unternehmer. Wochenlang allein auf See. Aber glücklich. Auf den Spuren berühmter Segler wie Moitessier, Slocum und Knox-Johnston wagt sich Jan Heinze an eine der härtesten Hochseeregatten der Welt: Die ´´Mini-Transat´´. Sein Boot ist gerade mal 6,50 Meter lang, dafür aber 3 Meter breit - eine bessere Jolle, möchte man meinen. Wenn da nicht die gigantische Segelfläche von 115 (!) Quadratmetern vorm Wind wäre. Genau richtig für die ´´Mini-Transat´´, bei der alle 2 Jahre 84 Skipper, unter ihnen die Besten der Welt, auf kleinsten High-Tech-Yachten eine 4.000 Seemeilen lange Regatta quer über den Atlantik veranstalten. Für Profisegler, oder solche, die es werden wollen, ist die ´´Mini-Transat´´ beinahe eine Pflichtveranstaltung. Was aber treibt einen Amateur, sich den Strapazen der Vorauswahl und des Rennens auszusetzen? Dies alles und noch viel mehr beschreibt Jan Heinze in diesem Buch - mal atemlos kurz, mal poetisch und gedankenvoll: Die sportliche Herausforderung und die Liebe zur See, Freude an Geschwindigkeit sowie die Ambivalenz zwischen Einsamkeit und Kameradschaft. Jan Heinze erzählt derart packend, dass gerade auch Nicht-Regattasegler unglaublich gut unterhalten werden. Lesend fiebert man mit ihm, ob seine Qualifikation gelingt, freut sich an berauschenden Surfs und begleitet ihn auf Regattakursen, ist Zeuge von Erfolgen und Niederlagen, von Genuss und angstvollen Momenten; kurz: Von all dem, was auch der ´´Normalsegler´´ auf dem Urlaubstörn erlebt - nur komprimierter, härter, spannender.
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.
An adrenaline-fuelled exposé of life inside the tech bubble, Chaos Monkeys lays bare the secrets, power plays and lifestyle excesses of the visionaries, grunts, sociopaths, opportunists and money cowboys who are revolutionising our world. Written by startup CEO and industry provocateur Antonio García Martínez, this is Liar´s Poker meets The Social Network. Computer engineers use ´chaos monkey´ software to wreak havoc and test system robustness. Similarly, tech entrepreneurs like Antonio García Martínez are society´s chaos monkeys - their innovations disrupt every aspect of our lives, from transportation (Uber) and holidays (Airbnb) to television (Netflix) and dating (Tinder) - all in search of the perfect business miracle. Describing himself as ´high strung, fast talking, and wired on a combination of caffeine, fear, and greed at all times´, García Martínez left Wall Street to make his fortune in Silicon Valley, becoming CEO of his own start-up before bailing and being poached by Facebook´s nascent advertising team. Here he turned users´ data into profit for COO Sheryl Sandberg and chairman and CEO Mark ´Zuck´ Zuckerberg. Forced out of Facebook in the wake of a bitter internal product war, García Martínez took his unique brand of entrepreneurial hyperactivity to rivals Twitter. Along the way he got into a lot of trouble with a lot of people, brewed illegal beer on the Facebook campus (accidentally flooding Zuckerberg´s desk), lived on a yacht, raced sport cars on the highway, and enthusiastically pursued the lifestyle of an overpaid Silicon Valley mercenary. In Chaos Monkeys he tells you how - and how not - to make a fortune through start-ups and digital marketing. Highly entertaining and always offering genuine insight, García Martínez unravels the chaotic evolution of social media and online marketing. From start-ups and credit derivatives to Big Brother and data tracking, social media monet 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan John Miller. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/002500/bk_rhuk_002500_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A hidden world filled with high-tech gangsters and drug kingpins and double-crossers and stone-cold hitmen. As fascinating as it is terrifying.´ David Grann, author of Killers of the Flower Moon and The Lost City of Z The Mastermind tells the incredible true story of Paul Le Roux, the frighteningly powerful creator of a 21st Century cartel, and the decade-long global manhunt that finally brought his empire to its knees. From its origins as a prescription drug network, supplying hundreds of millions of dollars´ worth of painkillers to online customers, Le Roux´s business evolved into a sprawling multinational conglomerate engaged in almost every conceivable aspect of criminal mayhem. Yachts carrying $100 million in cocaine. Safe houses in Hong Kong filled with gold bars. Shipments of methamphetamine from North Korea. Weapons deals with Iran. Mercenary armies in Somalia. Teams of hitmen in the Philippines. All tied together with encryption programs so advanced that government agencies could not break them. Tracing Le Roux´s vast wealth and his shadowy henchmen around the world, award-winning journalist Evan Ratliff spent four years piecing together this intricate network. His investigation reveals a tale of ambition and greed, and exposes a new age of international crime in which a reclusive entrepreneur can thrive, combining the ruthlessness of a drug lord with the technological capabilities of a Silicon Valley firm to build an empire in the shadows of our networked world. The result is a riveting, unprecedented account of the most prolific crime boss built by and for the digital age.
An epic smackdown ensues as Sal and Team Three match wits and magic with Mr. Norse in the latest thrilling adventure in everyone´s favorite online urban fantasy episodic series. The stage is set for Mr. Norse´s grand move in possessing ´´The Norton Anthology of Evil?´´, aka the Codex Umbra. The team´s plans include infiltrating a yacht party, sneaking into a secret compound, and generally trying to stop an evil billionaire from gaining control of a compendium of demons. But, as usual, even the best plans go awry, and the team must be quick on their feet as Mr. Norse jumps through the looking glass, and they having nothing left but to follow. This episode is brought to you by team writer Max Gladstone, who shows us that no matter how the battle is won or lost, the war wages on. Codex Umbra continues the 16-part serial Bookburners, presented by Serial Box. From a team of writers, this collaborative effort unfolds an epic urban fantasy narrative across an entire season in weekly installments. Follow along as Sal learns the life changing lesson: that some books have teeth. Who´s who: Sal - former NYPD detective and newest member of Team Three. Father Menchu - field leader of Team Three. Grace - Team Three´s human wrecking ball, whose life is tied to a magic candle. Archivist Asanti - archivist and guardian of the Black Archives. Liam Doyle - tech expert. Former possession victim. Survivor. Alexander Norse - hoarder of money and magic. 1. Language: English. Narrator: XE Sands. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/052178/bk_acx0_052178_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.