Bob meditiert und wünscht sich eine Yacht, um wieder nach Hause zu kommen. Als er die Augen öffnet, kann er es gar nicht glauben: Direkt vor ihm nähert sich eine Yacht der Insel. Doch die Crew der Yacht ist nicht zu sehen.
A death rocks the Gulf Coast town of Port Leo, Texas. Beach-bum-turned-judge Whit Mosley is summoned to a yacht where the black-sheep son of a senator lies dead. Was it suicide, fueled by a family tragedy? Or did an obsessed killer use the dead man as a pawn in a twisted game? When Whit defies political pressure and conducts an inquest, he and Detective Claudia Salazar expose a nest of drug lords, con artists, and power-hungry sharks - all out for blood. With their careers - and their lives - at stake, Whit and Claudia must unearth a lethal trail of passion and deceit that lies buried not in the warm sands of Port Leo but in the icy recesses of the human heart. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Glouchevitch. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/001578/bk_hach_001578_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A game of pétanque played with square boules, an astonishing aerial well, stained-plastic windows, a marble bench built in memory of the Queen of England´s haemophiliac son, the instruments oft he Passion of Christ, a cannon that fires cherry stones, a good-luck pig, a mysterious pyramid, a monument to secret agents, an entire village that ´moved house´, a gas mask for horses, a statue sculpted by Saint Luke, a chapel showing the dead rising from their tombs, a trapdoor in the nave of a church that opens onto a rushing torrent, a restaurant in an Orient Express railway car, Babar´s beach, Tintin´s Black Island, and Sleeping Beauty´s chateau, a chance to admire the Riviera´s first pair of naked breasts, or spend the night sleeping in a tree ... The French Riviera is not limited to the clichés of its beaches, private yachts and luxury hotels. ¿For those who know how to leave behind the beaten paths, the Riviera is full of surprising details and curious insights. It will even amaze its inhabitants as well as visitors who think they know it well.
It´s 1945 on Avalon, Santa Catalina Island, ´´The coast of Hollywood´´. Yachts and fishing boats bob in water clearer than crystal, sunbathers bask on the white-sand beaches, and from the legendary Avalon Ballroom, the music of Freddy Martin´s Orchestra fills the air. Three beautiful young women prepare to embark upon their life´s journeys: Gerri will be an actress, everyone is sure of that; Maria a big band singer; and Maggie, the most beautiful of them all, will ´´wed´´ - not just marry, but triumphantly, resplendently wed - the perfect wife to the perfect man, leading the perfect life. Avalon follows their fortunes over four decades, their friendships enduring through triumph and heartbreak, as they learn about life, and themselves, and what love really is - and isn´t. Sometimes wishes really do come true! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Martha Harmon Pardee. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/001286/bk_acx0_001286_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
They had found paradise. What would they do to keep it? With a quick spin of the globe, Kitty and Lana escape their grey reality and journey to the Philippines. There they discover The Blue - a beautiful yacht with a wandering crew. They spend day after languorous day exploring the pristine, white beaches and swimming beneath the stars, and Lana drifts further away from the long-buried secrets of home. But the tide turns when death creeps quietly on deck. A dangerous swell of mistrust and lies threatens to bring the crew´s adventures to an end - but some won´t let paradise go...whatever the price. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scarlett Mack. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/002149/bk_hcuk_002149_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When Henry Tiller barges into Fred Carver’s office, the old man seems crazy. He tells a paranoid story about one of his neighbors on the sunny Florida Key where he makes his home—a wealthy man whom he suspects of using his yacht to run drugs. A young boy recently washed up on the beach, Tiller says, and he’s certain it was murder. Carver is uninterested until he learns that the old man’s grandson died a few years earlier: another casualty of cocaine addiction. It’s only been three years since Carver’s own son was murdered, and he’s too sentimental to turn down the case. When Tiller turns up dead himself, a victim of a suspicious hit-and-run, a little smuggled cocaine becomes the least of Carver’s troubles. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joe Barrett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/005982/bk_adbl_005982_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For 25 years William Noonan and John F. Kennedy, Jr. were best friends. Sharing an adolescence in Hyannisport, Massachusetts, the two frequented beach bonfires and the Monday-night yacht-club dances, took road trips, shared albums, sneaked cigarettes on the widow’s walk of John’s house, and scored beer together. And as they grew older, John and Billy never lost the connection they forged in the Kennedy compound as two young boys who had both tragically lost their fathers. A humble and touching memoir, Forever Young uncovers the private John F. Kennedy, Jr from the matchless vantage point of a longtime childhood friend. Forever Young ispacked with never revealed details of John and Carolyn Bessette’s courtship and wedding, the launch of George, John’s unusually close relationship with his mother Jackie, and the heartbreaking aftermath of the plane crash off Martha’s Vineyard that killed John, Carolyn, and Carolyn’s sister. Noonan also shares the more ribald episodes, including John’s many famous conquests, skirmishes with paparazzi, and his stint as People’s ´´Sexiest Man Alive.” The definitive story of the son of Camelot, Forever Young is a touching and revelatory tribute to a friendship between two men—and a life cut devastatingly short. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Adam Grupper. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/004001/bk_reco_004001_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.