Johnny, Tommy und Mike aus New Yorks Italienerbezirk träumen vom Ruhm als Filmstars und -schaffende, doch einstweilen müssen sie sich noch mit Statistenrollen z. B. bei den 'Sopranos' begnügen. Das...
Inspired by a true story, artfully told by the author of Searching for Bobby Fischer: A Bahamian island becomes a battleground for a savage private war. Charismatic expat Bobby Little built his own funky version of paradise on the remote island of Rum Cay, a place where ambitious sport fishermen docked their yachts for fine French cuisine and crowded the bar to boast of big blue marlin catches while Bobby refilled their cognac on the house. Larger than life, Bobby was really the main attraction: a visionary entrepreneur, expert archer, reef surfer, bush pilot, master chef, seductive conversationalist. But after tragedy shatters the tranquility of Bobby’s marina, tourists stop visiting and simmering jealousies flare among island residents. And when a cruel, different kind of self-made entrepreneur challenges Bobby for control of the docks, all hell breaks loose. As the cobalt blue Bahamian waters run red with blood, the man who made Rum Cay his home will be lucky if he gets off the island alive....When the Ebb Tide cruises 400 miles southeast from Fort Lauderdale to Rum Cay, its captain finds the Bahamian island paradise he so fondly remembers drastically altered. Shoal covers the marina entrance, the beaches are deserted, and on shore there is a small cemetery with headstones overturned and bones sticking up through the sand. What happened to Bobby’s paradise? Cover design by Mauricio Díaz 1. Language: English. Narrator: Corey Allen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/051848/bk_adbl_051848_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Escape is latest book of Puller series. It is a military thriller that is full of action and will make an impact even on those listeners for whom this is a new genre. The story is of the warrant officer of CID John Puller who is searching his brother, Major Bobby Puller, who has escaped from the military prison at Fort Leavenworth. Major Bobby Puller has been charged with crimes against national security and treason. For being allowed on the case, John Puller needs to undertake the difficult task of hunting his own brother; otherwise, he would be immediately sent overseas. Conflict constitutes the core of this fast-paced action story that is filling of adventure. The summary includes: Book review Story analysis Highlights of elements that may have been missed Key character analysis Discussion of themes, symbols, and key takeaways Chapter by chapter breakdown of entire book 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eric Burr. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/054531/bk_acx0_054531_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Pinned follows Ivan Korske and Bobby Zane, two high school seniors, as they embark on the most important winter of their lives in a quest for the New Jersey state high school wrestling championship. Ivan Korske is the pride of Lennings, a rural town tucked away in the farmlands of western Jersey, and the odds-on favorite to be crowned state champion in the 129-pound weight class. For Ivan, the stakes are impossibly high. A state championship fulfills a promise he made to his mother before she passed away nine months earlier and will, perhaps, stem his father's continued withdrawal from life. But mostly, Ivan dreams of getting a scholarship to a college far from his dreary hometown. To him, anything short of the title is failure. In Short Hills, a wealthy town on the other side of the state, Bobby Zane protects his younger brother Christopher from the fallout of their parents' impending divorce, while searching for comfort from Carmelina Carrillo, a girl from a depressed part of Newark. Despite the distractions from the intense pressures of adolescent love and the family's breakup, Bobby realizes his quest for the coveted 129-pound state title may be his only hope for salvation. Pinned chronicles Ivan and Bobby's season-long efforts toward overcoming forces within and beyond their control toward a title that only one of them can capture. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Shanahan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/live/000149/bk_live_000149_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Jimmy Veeder has finally settled down, completing his dramatic transformation from hell-raiser to family man. With his new wife, Angie, and eight-year-old son, Juan, he lives the quiet life. No trouble, no problems. Or so he thought. But this is Jimmy Veeder's Fiasco, after all. The night after his wedding, Jimmy is lured right back into a world of danger and mayhem when childhood friend Tomás Morales, the current crime lord of Mexicali, turns up on his doorstep offering information about the whereabouts of his son's grandfather, for whom Jimmy has been searching for years. Jimmy and Angie head to Mexico - one part honeymoon, one part expedition to find Juan's grandfather - accompanied by old pals Bobby Maves and Griselda. The trip immediately careens into chaos when they find themselves shadowed by thugs, shot at by cartel soldiers, and forced into a confrontation with a violent, volatile drug lord. The fight spreads from Sinaloa back to Jimmy's doorstep, putting everything Jimmy cares about directly in the crosshairs. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Merriman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/008814/bk_brll_008814_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Fed up with cheating women, Dan Alexander, star pitcher for the New York Nighthawks, grew restless. Searching for something more than a bar babe, he zeroed in on a girl in the stands. He never expected to see a beautiful chick pushing frankfurters. But the hot dog girl looked as smokin’ as the food she was selling.Holly Merrill found a place to hide in plain sight, as a vendor at Nighthawks’ stadium. Keeping her secret safe and simply happy to stay alive, she never considered finding love an option. After all, a bad girl doesn’t deserve a decent guy, does she?Coming off his best season ever, Dan went into the playoffs, hell bent on winning the pennant and playing in the World Series. But could he maintain his focus on the field, where everything was going right, when off the field everything was falling apart?Caution: Locker room language.First book in The Bottom of the Ninth Series. Other books in the series are:2) Matt jackson, Catcher3) Jake Lawrence, Third Base4) Nat Owen, First Base5) Bobby Hernandez, Second Base6) Skip Quincy, Short Stop7) Will Grant, Center Field8) Extra Innings9) A Nighthawks' Christmas 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Roberts. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/188412/bk_acx0_188412_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Two little girls, frozen in black and white. One picture worth killing for.The Civil Rights Movement is less than a distant memory to Lisa Waldren - it is someone else’s memory altogether, passed on to her through the pages of history. Her life as a federal prosecutor in Boston feels utterly remote from the marches in the South that changed her father’s generation - and the entire nation - forever. But the truth is, she was there. When a photograph surfaces showing a blond, four-year-old Lisa playing with an African-American girl at a civil rights march in Fort Worth, Lisa is faced with a jarring revelation: the girls may have been the only witnesses who observed the real killer of civil rights leader Benjamin Gray...and therefore the only ones who can exonerate the death row inmate falsely accused of the murder. Soon, Lisa finds herself in the dangerous world her father had shielded her from as a child. After some searching, the Waldrens find the other little girl from the photo and, in the process, uncover conspiracy mere steps away from the likes of Bobby Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, and J. Edgar Hoover. Based on real events and a photograph snapped by author Lis Wiehl’s own G-man father, Snapshot is a remarkably original marriage of mystery and history. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Devon O'Day. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tnwd/000353/bk_tnwd_000353_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.