On 7 December 1941, four brothers exploring a pit on a small island off the coast of Washington state make an extraordinary discovery, only to be interrupted by news of Pearl Harbor. In the present, Juan Cabrillo, Captain of US spy-ship Oregon, chasing the remnants of a crashed satellite in the Argentine jungle, makes a shocking discovery of his own. His search to untangle the mystery leads him, first, to that small island and its secret, and then much farther back, to an ancient Chinese expedition, and a curse that seems to have survived for over 500 years.
Hellboy sets sail from the wreckage of a deserted island only to cross paths with a ghost ship. Taken captive by the phantom crew that plans to sell him to the circus, Hellboy is dragged along by a captain who will stop at nothing in pursuit of a powerful sea creature. Following the events of Hellboy: The Island (Dark Horse), Gary Gianni draws Hellboy in an original graphic novel.
World War Two is over and the Cold War beginning when Brett Manning is sent to do some business in Archangel. But on his way, in the thick fog and darkness of the Barents Sea, disaster strikes and his ship is run down by a much larger vessel. Only Brett and one other man are picked up. The two survivors find themselves on board a Russian freighter bound for a secret destination. Slowly it dawns on Brett and his companion that they now know too much for their own good. They can never be allowed to carry away the information that has come into their possession. Their only hope lies in escape. But how does one escape from a ship at sea? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joe Dunlop. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/isis/002771/bk_isis_002771_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
As they listened to the death throes of their sister ship Mako sinking in the Pacific where the waters were six miles deep, the crew of USS Eelfish suddenly came of age. They were a new breed: a brand-new fleet submarine crewed by draftees and reservists. Hidebound regular Navy officers believed they wouldn´t fight. But fight they did with reckless abandon, proving themselves on two fronts - against the Japanese at sea, and against their own Admirals, who clung to outmoded concepts of how to wage war under the sea. This true-to-life novel moves at breathtaking speed from the invasion of Guadalcanal through the battle of the Philippine Sea and to the coast of Japan. By the end of the war, submarines such as Eelfish had so tightened the noose of naval blockade around Japan that the enemy was finished as an industrial nation, unable to fight effectively. But American submariners paid dearly for their victories. One out of every five men who went to sea in submarines in the Pacific died in combat, the highest percentage of any branch of the US Armed Forces. This is a novel about their exploits, how they fought, how they loved, and how they died, written by a man who was there. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Corey M. Snow. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/007072/bk_tant_007072_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Treachery is afoot on the Genesis, a cargo ship travelling at the very edge of Human space. When Silvia Tanner opens herself up for ´´a bit of honest corruption´´ with the Sontarans, she soon finds she has bitten off more than she can chew. With a Sontaran aboard, and the sudden unexpected arrival of an investigator calling himself ´Alex´, the stakes are suddenly raised even higher than before, and secrets will out. What is the Sontaran plan and why do they need the ship? Who is Alex and who is he working for? With time running short, Silvia needs to unravel the mysteries fast, and then tell her enemies from her friends. Written by Paul Grehan. Directed by Tim Saward. Post-Production and Music by Michael Neilson. Produced by Bill Baggs. Paula O´Grady (Sylvia Tanner), John Wadmore (Field Major Starn), Polly Pritchett (Sentinel), Michael Wade (Alex). A full-cast audio drama. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Wade. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbvp/000022/bk_bbvp_000022_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The U-boat can fairly be described as Hitler´s last card, and he will play it for all he is worth. - Sir Stafford Cripps On the morning of November 9, 1942, the Dunedin Star, a 13,000-ton refrigerated cargo ship, was tugged off her moorings, and nudged into the mouth of the Mersey River, that iconic entranceway to Liverpool Harbor, and the British gateway to the outside world. On her port side, Fort Perch hung ghostly and silent in the dawn light, and the old Leashow Lighthouse blinked forlornly on the North Wirral headland. As she passed the harbor walls and entered open water, the harbor pilot shook the captain´s hand and wished him Godspeed, before clambering down to the pilot boat, chugging softly alongside the ship. Orders were given, and in the engine room, the great wheels began to turn. Under power, the Dunedin Star passed alongside the Liver Building and the low bluffs of Crosby, before gliding out into the shipping lanes. Within an hour, as the fog was beginning to clear, she entered upon the grey and restless waters of the Irish Sea, heading toward Saint Georges Channel, and the wide-open, naked expanse, of the North Atlantic Ocean. The Dunedin Star belonged to the Blue Star Line, a Liverpool-based company that had so far suffered a disproportionate loss of tonnage, thanks to the attrition of war. That year alone, Blue Star could list the Avila Star, the Viking Star, the Andalucía Star, the Empire Star, and the Pacific Star, all casualties of U-Boat attacks, and by the end of the year, the Ionic, Doric, Sultan, Adelaide, Wellington, Avelona, Arandora, Auckland, Napier, Almeda, Afric, Rodney, Imperial, Tacoma, and Scottish Stars would join that list. At the outbreak of war in 1939, there had been 38 Blue Star ships afloat, but by the end of the war, there would be only nine, and in total, 646 Blue Star seamen would lose their lives as a consequence of these losses.The Dunedin Star was enroute to Egypt, via the Cape and Aden, a length 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Clem. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/093254/bk_acx0_093254_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Goon but not forgotten. From 1952 to 1960 the Goons ruled the airwaves, the most celebrated and influential clowns in the history of radio. GO ON, take your seats for the time-warp as Sir Walter Raleigh loads his treasure on the good ship Venus; the Hon. Harold Bowels MP gets the Needle from Cleopatra; Neddie, the 6,000-year-old Plasticine Man is unearthed at Stonehenge; and secret agent Capt. Hairy Seagoon tracks down the Russian time machine in a special edition recorded for the BBC Transcription Service. Only the esteemed Time Lords Peter Sellers, Spike Milligan, and Harry Secombe can do all this through the truly timeless wireless wizardry of The Goon Show. And how is Mein Herr this morning? Going a bit thin on top. 1. Language: English. Narrator: The Goons. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/bbcw/000083/rt_bbcw_000083_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Lieutenant Danny Jabo is a young officer onboard the USS Alabama, a Trident submarine. When a madman tries to stop the ship´s vital mission, it´s up to Danny and the rest of the heroic crew to stop him. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Graham Halstead. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/006337/bk_tant_006337_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.
The second American Revolution has propelled the Southern-controlled United Republic of America into power, its oppressive laws enforced by the National Reform Program´s re-education camps. The citizens are suffering from a militaristic tyranny and federal extortion at the expense of an ambitious space program designed to propagate the galaxy with model citizens of the Republic. But a silent underground faction plans to commandeer a ship and make a great escape to the stars. BONUS AUDIO: Author Allen Steele explains how he drew from U.S. history to write this Hugo-nominated novella. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Marc Vietor, Allen Steele (introduction). Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/000109/bk_adbl_000109_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.