Arnold Bennett (1867-1931) was an English author, born in one of the Five Towns which form the background of so many of his witty stories. When Alice joins her husband, whom due to the war she has barely seen since their marriage two years earlier, on his yacht for a belated honeymoon, she discovers that a boat is far from an ideal location to get to know one´s spouse. For a start, there is no privacy anywhere. The crew can hear everything. Secondly, life about ship is run by men and operates on male terms. Alice sets out to establish herself as mistress of both her husband and his ship. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cathy Dobson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/redd/001059/bk_redd_001059_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Y is for yacht.... Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose love visiting their friend Sammi, the prince of Costra. They swim, soak in the sun, and admire the bright yellow yacht that is moored just offshore. But the owners of the yacht are acting a little suspicious. And there’s suddenly been a robbery on the island. Can Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose find out a connection between the robbery and the mysterious yellow yacht? 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Pittu. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/001276/bk_lili_001276_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Capote´s previously lost and unpublished tale ´´Yachts and Things´´ was recently discovered by Vanity Fair contributing editor Sam Kasher in the Manuscripts and Archives Division of the New York Public Library. Written at the height of his career and socialite life, this short, thinly-veiled work of fiction tells the story of two friends about to take an ´´idyllic three-week cruise in the Mediterranean aboard a friend´s chartered yacht´´. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Victor Bevine. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/011202/bk_adbl_011202_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Out of funds and longing for a sea voyage, young doctor Ralph Leslie jumps at the chance to sign aboard a luxurious millionaire´s yacht as steward of the After House. His job is easy sailing until one summer night, when the dream voyage suddenly becomes a nightmare of blood and terror. One of the ship´s officers is thrown overboard; another one is killed with an axe. As panic sets in on the boat, only the young doctor remains calm enough to try to solve the murders. But can he stay alive long enough to do it? Here is another classic from Mary Roberts Rinehart, a master of mystery and suspense novels known for their humor and ingenuity. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kristen Underwood. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/002080/bk_blak_002080_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Black Knight: Sarah Weston was doing well for herself. She had a good career and she had survived two years of marriage that had not been all bad, but had simply petered out. She had moved on. Then one day she met someone, someone who knew things about her that she had not even confessed to herself. He had plans for her, but first he would seduce her. Her Black Knight would take Sarah on a path into sensuality and surrender that would turn her inside out. The Yacht: My tummy felt full of tiny butterflies as the uniformed pilot came down the steps to take my bag. He helped me into the cabin of the executive plane and settled me into a leather seat before going forward. Neither he nor the limousine driver would tell me anything about Sir John or Jude. All I could think of on the plane as I sipped a glass of cold white wine, was my life had not been the same since our casual meeting at a conference. My work career had become boring interludes between seeing Sir John. Yet this was only my third visit in more than a month, the only passenger on a luxury private jet to the Balearics. The tingling sensation of the jewel in my navel was a constant reminder of other, deeper sensations I had experienced. Those thoughts made me grow wet imagining what might lie ahead. The jet flew me to the Mediterranean to arrive two hours later in Palma; taxiing to the executive terminal in one corner of the airport. The taxi driver at Palma was no more helpful. He shrugged at my questions and drove me at ridiculous speeds through dark scenery and night time postcard villages to my destination. The glittering marina was on the eastern side of the island, the sign in the headlights said ´Cala Longa´. The taxi drove slowly past impressive motor launches and yachts, from ten metre luxury boats, to some monsters more than thirty five metres long, moving gently at their moorings. Ooh there´s a big mirror!´´ Your tone was that of a naughty young girl and made me want to have you... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Essemoh Teepee. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/smot/000015/bk_smot_000015_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Uppläsare: Reine Brynolfsson. Vanessa äger inte sin kropp. Inte ens sin själ. Är vackre Antonio någon hon kan lita på? Kommer han bli hennes räddning? Hon som aldrig kunnat lita på någon. Som alltid blivit sviken. Skulle Antonio bli hennes befriare? Nu är det snart dags för vår lilla resa. Quiet är här för att berätta om den, sa Antonio muntert, men blicken han gav henne var fylld av fruktan. När Quiet dök upp i dörröppningen förstod hon varför. Hon slutade andas och hade önskat att hon vågat slita blicken från hans ansikte. Hans yttre var en obehaglig upplevelse. Ansiktet var köttigt, vårtor i olika storlekar täckte delar av en mungipa och drog sig likt ett band ner mot halsen. En del av dem var röda och såg ut som färska sår. Hur har vår lilla gäst det då, frågade Quiet, gick runt och inspekterade Vanessa. Hon rörde sig inte och lyssnade på sitt hjärtas bultande slag. Nu är det dags att packa! Om en timma kommer ni att bli hämtade. Se till att bli klara till dess, sa Quiet och lämnade dem ensamma. Vanessa vacklade till när hon trevade efter sänggaveln. Hon satte sig på sängkanten och andades tungt. Ja, du hörde honom! Nu gäller det att packa och ingenting annat, sa Antonio och gick fram till garderoben. Varje timma forslas sexslavar till okända destinationer runt om i vår värld och de är fler än det en gång fanns slavar i världen. Varför säljer människor sin kropp och själ? Varför köper människor andras kroppar och själar och hur kan en människa sälja andra som ett knippe morötter och samtidigt sova gott om natten? Den här boken är än en gång en verklighetsbaserad thriller av Ramona Fransson, som fyller oss med vrede och fasa. Vrede över att det än i dag utnyttjas och slängs människor på sophögen, och fasa över att unga kvinnor och barn skändas, våldtas och mördas enbart för andras vinnings skull. Please note: This a... 1. Swedish. Reine Brynolfsson. http://samples.audible.de/bk/anfo/000008/bk_anfo_000008_sample.mp3.
Sailing, Yachts and Yarns is a selection of Tom Cunliffe’s funniest, wisest and most thought-provoking writing from the pages of Yachting Monthly. Tom’s love of language and sense of humour shine through as he recalls the wealth of sinners and saints he has met on docksides from Southampton to South America, Greenwich to Greenland and Newtown to New York. He has a gift for capturing the magic of sail and finding pearls of practical wisdom in the most unlikely nautical adventures. Sailing, Yachts and Yarns is a lively miscellany of a wit, wisdom and wonder. It will make you laugh and make you think – and make you want to cast off to enjoy the delights of life afloat. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Cunliffe. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/008830/bk_adbl_008830_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Team Spirit is a gripping account of a race on the edge, and a young skipper´s determined journey to victory. The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race is the ultimate long distance challenge - a 35,000-mile circumnavigation of the globe, contested by amateur crews in identical racing yachts - and the winners are those who keep their focus the longest. The 2010 winner was 28-year-old Brendan Hall and his crew in Spirit of Australia. Although Brendan was the youngest and least experienced skipper in the race, the win was no accident - it was the culmination of years of training, skilled navigation and a leadership style way beyond his years. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephen Pilkington. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/018619/bk_adbl_018619_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
By the same author as the best-selling Total Loss, this is a new collection of terrifying and compelling accounts of yachts lost at sea. The seven deadly causes of loss continue to take their toll, and Paul Gelder has compiled firsthand accounts of shipwreck and sinking caused by collision, gear failure, stress of weather, faulty navigation, fire, crew failure, and exhaustion. The moving, emotionally charged descriptions of shipwrecked sailors abandoning their yachts at sea will have you on the edge of your seat. But these accounts are more than just gripping tales of disaster - they carry valuable lessons which the survivors have been able to pass on to all who go to sea for pleasure. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeremy Arthur. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/009477/bk_adbl_009477_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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.