A brief history of the West Vancouver Police Department (Tiddly Cove P.D.) with an introduction to some of the characters that worked in the organization. The author then relates stories of his early days as a constable with some of the adventures he encountered which included wrestling with a cow on a local beach, investigating shoplifting gangs affiliated with the Hell´s Angels outlaw biker gang. He also describes some novel ways that police officers dealt with motorists including an encounter that Constable Dave Marskell had with the mother of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and how Cst. Ed Fydirchuk dealt with ´´road rage´´. He exposes the listener to some of the humour that police officers use to deal with the stress and sometimes traumatic things they encounter in their workplace. The author then goes on to explore his career in criminal investigation when he is promoted to the rank of Detective. Again we see some of the humorous sides to police work, as well exploring the darker side of child sexual assault and the investigation that takes place before a prosecution. While the West Vancouver Police Department is a smaller one, approximately 100 sworn members, the investigations are far ranging and extend throughout North America and as far as Europe. The crimes of arson, extortion, fraud, robbery, and murder are all investigated. There is even an encounter with former members of The Mossad! Listeners will meet the prolific bank robber and purloiner of luxury yachts, Eric Valois, who would lead Detective Leishman on a chase throughout the USA before convincing a gullible Quebec Provincial Police Officer that he could solve the ´´Air India´´ bombing and having them assist him in escaping custody. After he was arrested in Greece for stealing a luxury yacht. He was declared dead when he jumped overboard while being escorted to prison, but was returned from the dead when he was arrested for drug dealing in the United Kingdom! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Leon Nixon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/096203/bk_acx0_096203_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Todesfalle Nizza Krimi von Uwe Erichsen Der Umfang dieses Buchs entspricht 173 Taschenbuchseiten. Blutüberströmt richtete sich Eric auf. Seine Hände griffen nach dem Steuerrad. Der Bug des schweren Bootes schwenkte herum, zeigte genau auf die unbekannte Yacht, die ein zweites Mal heran schoss. ?Nein!?, schrie Günter, als er die Absicht des schwerverletzten Freundes erkannte. Eric biss die Zähne zusammen. ?Keine Angst?, keuchte er. ?Unser Kahn hält das aus...? Dann erfüllte ein Krachen und Bersten die Luft. Die Yacht der Verfolger brach in der Mitte auseinander. Sie sank in Sekundenschnelle. Die Wucht des Zusammenpralls hatte Eric gegen das Steuer geschleudert. Sein Gesicht war schmerzverzerrt. Aber ein wilder Glanz flackerte in seinen Augen. ?Jetzt ist Cat gerächt?, brach es aus ihm hervor. ?Es waren ihre Mörder...?
Indigo has a troubled past and there’s no denying it. Tired of being scared, she sets sail aboard a private yacht, hopeful that the open waters of the Atlantic will give her and best friend Eric a much-needed respite. As if trouble followed her, the yacht catches fire. Stranded in the ocean, cold, hungry, desperate, and alone, Eric and Indi struggle to survive. Just when they think things couldn’t get much worse, they are captured, held hostage by a band of modern-day pirates. Now they’re in even more trouble than they could have ever imagined. What Indigo couldn’t have predicted is how broodingly handsome Hendrix, their captain, is. The moment Indi lays eyes on him, she feels sparks fly. But Hendrix is determined, powerful, and hard to crack. Hendrix has plans for Indi, dark plans that will put her life at risk. If only Indi could connect with him, it might be more than just lust on the line… it might save her life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Carmen Rose. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/006479/bk_brll_006479_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Six phenomenally sophisticated Noël Coward comedies: Fallen Angels: Julia and Fred and Willy and Jane are happily married and the best of friends, until a postcard arrives with news of the imminent arrival of a certain handsome Frenchman - gay, debonair, and utterly sophisticated. Performed by Annette Bening, et al. Hay Fever: A country house weekend goes haywire when the guests and their hosts play a game of romantic musical chairs. Performed by Eric Stoltz, et al. Private Lives: On the French Rivera, the lights of a yacht are reflected in the water and in the eyes of four hilariously mismatched lovers. Perhaps Coward’s greatest comedy, Private Lives shimmers with romance, desire and bittersweet truth. Performed by Rosalind Ayres, et al. Design For Living: Three terminally stylish friends attempt to uncoil their twisted love triangle in this sexy and scandalous gem. Written in 1932, the play was deemed extremely daring. Performed by Michelle Arthur, et al. Present Laughter: Stage star Garry Essendine struggles to plan his trip to Africa while his flat is invaded by a love struck ingénue, an adulterous producer, a married seductress, Garry’s estranged wife Liz and an aspiring playwright who is quite, quite mad. Performed by: Ian Oglivy, Yeardley Smith, et al. Blithe Spirit: A convivial evening party among friends is transformed when a séance conjures the ghost of Elvira, the host’s first wife, who delights in wreaking havoc among the living. Performed by: Rosalind Ayres, Ian Ogilvy, et al. Exclusive bonus material: Two rarely-performed shorts by Noël Coward, Design for Rehearsing and Age Cannot Wither, as well as conversations on Coward with Barry Day (Noel Coward Foundation) and John Lahr (The New Yorker). 1. Language: English. Narrator: Annette Bening, Joe Mantegna, Eric Stoltz, Rosalind Ayres, Ian Ogilvy, Yeardley Smith, Shirley Knight. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/latw/000279/pf_latw_000279_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Once upon a time, I was a mute captive who wished for death. Now, I´m stowed away on a yacht. Saved and taken, the thief who stole me demands my voice, my past, my everything. I won´t give in. But Elder refuses to take no for an answer. He pushes and cajoles, slowly discovering who I am. Until I find out he plays the cello to escape his demons, all while his music conjures mine. He´s rich, I´m bankrupt. I´m mute by choice, he´s curious by nature. So many reasons why we can never work. But that doesn´t stop our connection, our passion. Until one night, he ruins everything. And our relationship becomes twisted and full of sin. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kylie C. Stewart, Eric Rolon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/086521/bk_acx0_086521_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Eric Linklater´s brilliant novel tells the story of a double existence. Evan Gaffikin, 60ish, grumpy, and bored with his dull commercial success, discovers and develops his power to dream: to dream in such depth and in such glowing reality that he is able to escape his extraordinary existence. We learn of his double life as scenes from Gaffikin´s real life alternate with his surrealistic, vivid, and often hilariously bawdy forays into the world of unreality. As his dream-world and its remarkable characters, gradually get the upper hand, the tension of the novel rises and the climactic sequence - in a yacht off the Hebrides - is mysterious and exciting. A Terrible Freedom could, perhaps, be described as an idiosyncratic venture into the realm of science fiction; but it may be preferable to see it as a conventional novel built with classical composure of unconventional material. Either way it is a tour de force of imagination and narrative skills. About the Author: Eric Linklater (1899-1974) wrote scores of novels for adults and children. He was also a journalist in India, commander of a wartime fortress in the Orkney Islands, and rector of Aberdeen University. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Lee. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/009283/bk_adbl_009283_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Baxter family once ran airboat tours in the Florida Everglades; life was simple and good. Everything changed with the black rain. It tainted the Earth, setting in motion a true zombie apocalypse.Most dogs died after the pitch fell from the sky. So did the alligators and crocodiles, but the ancient reptiles did not rest for long. Instead, they awoke hungry, falling in to feed beside the hordes of reanimated humanity.Now Cole Baxter, his sister, Lilly, and Dr. Georgina Lake are avoiding the predators on shore, instead traveling on a small yacht off the coast of Florida. Their only hope is to follow the voice of Micky Rode, a former classic rock disc jockey. They’ve suffered losses and have seen terrible, impossible things.Rode’s plan is to gather survivors in Lebanon, Kansas, before embarking on a search for the chief of the Henomawi Tribe, Climbing Fox Wattana. They must force him to reverse the curse he claims to have set in motion. Hundreds of miles of dangerous ocean and unprotected roadways lay before CB and his family and friends on their journey to Kansas. The trip will be treacherous; the outcome, uncertain. No matter. To find out if Rode’s plan stands a chance, they must get there first. Alive. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eric A. Shelman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/134190/bk_acx0_134190_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.