In England´s young silent-film industry, the megalomaniacal Randolph Fflytte is king. Nevertheless, Mary Russell is dispatched to investigate the criminal activities that surround Fflytte´s popular movie studio. As filming gets underway on cinematic extravaganza, Pirate King, Russell soon senses a brewing storm of trouble.
In England’s silent-film industry, Randolph Fflytte is king. Mary Russell is dispatched to investigate the criminal activities that surround Fflytte’s movie studio, but nothing seems amiss until the company starts rehearsals in Lisbon. There the 13 blonde-haired, blue-eyed actresses whom Mary is bemusedly chaperoning meet the swarm of real buccaneers Fflytte has recruited to provide authenticity. As movie make-believe becomes true terror, Russell and Holmes themselves may experience a final fade-out. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jenny Sterlin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/howe/004246/bk_howe_004246_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Conquer complacency and transform your team into a happy, winning crew. Polar Bear Pirates are highly focused, successful characters, they can’t help but motivate everyone around them and just like you; they love to have some fun. In their latest quest, they take on the Sleepwalkers, the workplace zombies who are with you in body but never take a step beyond the ordinary because their minds have drifted into sleep mode. Going through the motions, thinking the same old stuff and delivering the same results, they stand out like beacons of disappointment. Sleepwalkers can be found orbiting Planet Complacency. This place is in the arch enemy of success! It is a huge planet, more powerful than the inhospitable Rock Bottom, it appears to be a comfortable, safe and popular place to be. Yet this silent assassin is responsible for snuffing out millions of dreams and kidnapping untold potential. Stepping Beyond Ordinary The Polar Bear Pirates’ mission is to re–awaken dormant talent and release untapped potential. Join them and meet a cast of amazing characters, from Neg Ferrets and Bloaters, to Amps and Vamps. One thing’s for sure, you’ll come out the other side inspired and ready to get the best out of your team and the people around you. Polar Bear Pirates shows you how to motivate everyday people to deliver extraordinary results. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Adrian Webster. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/012908/bk_adbl_012908_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
There be pirates in the vast void of space! Does not the poet say: ´´Beware the strangeness of the stranger. Unknown things bring unknown danger?´´ The noble ship Procrustes was silent as a ghost. Warships can be silent if they are slow; only their missiles need speed. And so it was silently, slowly, that the Procrustes approached the stranger´s cold vessel. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Dheere. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/atxt/000023/bk_atxt_000023_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
They are an international elite unit created by NATO to carry out missions where no other could hope to succeed. A mix of Seals, Delta Force, British SAS and French, German and Polish SpecOps operators. Led by a former Navy Seal, Lieutenant Abe Talley. This is Echo Six. Even before they finish training a crisis develops that requires their unique and bloody brand of soldiering. Hostages are about to die, facing execution at the hands of the scourge of the seas - pirates. The objective is inside Somalia. Al Qaeda has taken piracy under its control to fund their worldwide quest for terror and death in the name of Islam. Talley´s unit is hastily transferred to a nuclear carrier patrolling the Arabian Sea. Echo Six is to go ashore, kill the pirates and rescue the hostages. Exfiltration will be via the advanced, super-silent Black Hawks of the secretive 160th Aviation Regiment. Yet plans can and often do go wrong. And this time is no exception. Fighting with an ill-prepared yet expert squad of operatives, Talley has to control the bitter rivalry of his own men as they close with the enemy. An enemy who is well equipped and well prepared for the coming attack. Behind him, his own commanders are riven by political infighting and personal agendas that threaten to tear his unit apart almost before it has got off the ground. And the mission rapidly expands to take in new and larger, more dangerous objectives. Echo Six: Black Ops is an exciting and bloodthirsty story of the fierce, no-quarters fighting of a NATO SpecOps unit. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tim Welch. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/041469/bk_acx0_041469_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Cal Carver and his Space Team may have lost their ship, but they haven´t lost their knack for attracting trouble. Just hours after setting foot on a new planet, Cal and the crew find themselves caught up in an interplanetary kidnapping plot. Reuniting the suspiciously-silent young victim with her parents on their far-off home world will make Cal rich beyond his wildest dreams. Unfortunately, half the pirates and bounty hunters in the galaxy have the same idea, and they´re more than happy to take the girl by force. With their experimental new ship plagued by problems, a deranged space-warlord determined to watch Cal eating his own arm, and a whole lot of galaxy to get through, Space Team is about to embark on its most dangerous mission yet. The fourth hilarious instalment in the best-selling Space Team sci-fi adventure series, and the perfect jumping-on point for new listeners. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Phil Thron. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/099360/bk_acx0_099360_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When the mark of the great warhammer Aegis-fang is found branded on the back of a vicious outlaw, Drizzt can no longer merely hope that Wulfgar is safe. The dark elf and his companions set out to find the barbarian once and for all. As they discover pieces of the puzzle their friend´s life has become, Drizzt grows only more determined to locate him. As his friends search for him, Wulfgar sails with Captain Deudermont in search of the stolen Aegis-fang, now in the hands of the vile pirate Sheila Kree. But the pirate isn´t willing to sit around waiting to be caught. She has other plans. Drizzt, Cattie-brie, Regis, Bruenor, and Wulfgar - the Companions of the Hall - come together for the first time since The Silent Blade in a reunion filled with discovery and adventure. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Victor Bevine. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/006661/bk_adbl_006661_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When Peyton Abercrombie runs away from an arranged betrothal, she is soon discovered by Captain Jackson Lafitte stowing away aboard the Mon Cherisse. ´´Did you say your last name is Lafitte?´´ Peyton glanced around the Captain´s cabin. ´´Oh my goodness; a sword, a crew of uncultured men, barrels and barrels of who knows what all…you, Captain, are a pirate! ....I am on a pirate ship!´´ ´´I prefer to call it a cargo ship,´´ Jackson replied. ´´And I´m sorry to inform you that you won´t be staying.´´ ´´Oh, please let me stay - I promise I won´t be any trouble.´´ Peyton looked longingly into Jackson´s eyes with a silent plea. Jackson sighed, knowing it was a crazy request. ´´I´ll take you as far as Grand Isle - but that´s it.´´ ´´Truly?´´ ´´You´ll have to stay hidden until we dock.´´ Jackson glanced around the cabin. ´´I´ll sleep in the bunk room with the men. Where are you planning to sleep?´´ ´´The top bunk here looks fine to me.´´ ´´That´s Sinbad´s bed.´´ ´´Who´s Sinbad?´´ ´´My cat.´´ ´´Your cat? Pirates don´t have cats, they have parrots. What kind of pirate are you, anyway?´´ Peyton received a pair of raised eyebrows, strongly suggesting that she was pushing her luck. ´´Oh, fine, I´ll sleep with your cat.´´ Enjoy the voyage as this romantic comedy erupts upon stormy seas... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Samuel Deeter. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/116014/bk_acx0_116014_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In 1627 Barbary pirates raided the coast of Iceland and abducted some 400 of its people, including 250 from a tiny island off the mainland. Among the captives sold into slavery in Algiers were the island pastor, his wife and their three children. Although the raid itself is well documented, little is known about what happened to the women and children afterwards. It was a time when women everywhere were largely silent. In this brilliant reimagining, Sally Magnusson gives a voice to Ásta, the pastor´s wife. Enslaved in an alien Arab culture Ásta meets the loss of both her freedom and her children with the one thing she has brought from home: the stories in her head. Steeped in the sagas and folk tales of her northern homeland, she finds herself experiencing not just the separations and agonies of captivity, but the reassessments that come in any age when intelligent eyes are opened to other lives, other cultures and other kinds of loving. The Sealwoman´s Gift is about the eternal power of story telling to help us survive. The novel is full of stories - Icelandic ones told to fend off a slave-owner´s advances, Arabian ones to help an old man die. And there are others, too: the stories we tell ourselves to protect our minds from what cannot otherwise be borne, the stories we need to make us happy. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Katherine Manners. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hodd/001256/bk_hodd_001256_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.