Marcus Slater decides to forgo the cold, wet, wintry weather of England to join a walking party in the sunny climes of Morocco. There, against a backdrop of the curious, ancient towns of southern Morocco he meets the enigmatic Sylvia and finds himself embroiled in a game he cannot possibly afford to lose. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Angus Freathy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/101166/bk_acx0_101166_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the summer of 1955 a relatively naive and uninformed John Cohen crossed the straits of Gibraltar. He arrived in Tangier with a handwritten note in cursive Arabic; the man who had composed it in New York had told him to ´´keep this paper far from your passport.´´ Cohen had no idea why or indeed what the note said; it was not addressed to a specific person. He was simply instructed to look for a certain man when he arrived, who would then send him to ´´the others.´´ Cohen´s otherwise straightforward trip to make photographs in Morocco thus began with a sense of intrigue and perhaps risk. This was Cohen´s first journey outside America to see the world. In his words: ´´The camera led my way to a distant culture, along with the desire to represent what I could see and sense there, and not be distracted by chronology or thought. My photographs were intended to be a sensual response to light and to the people who inhabited these spaces. These Morocco photos were ... an indication of what was to come.´´
It all started with just one dance.... Stella Myles is forced to make ends meet by selling herself as a dance partner in a Piccadilly ballroom. Here she meets the enigmatic Montgomery, who orchestrates a job for her as governess with the wealthy Ainsworth family at Harp´s End, Sussex. But at Harp´s End nothing is as straightforward as it first seems. Stella encounters a family with more secrets than most, and struggles to fit in above or below stairs - although nothing proves so challenging as restraining her emotions for the mysterious Douglas Ainsworth. When Douglas announces that they are all to voyage aboard a cruise ship bound for Morocco, tensions reach impossible new heights and Stella finds herself left holding an incendiary document that she must get to London at all costs. From the rolling green hills of the Kentish Weald to the colourful alleys and bazaars of Morocco, this is a heart-stopping novel of romance, intrigue and danger - and a passion to risk dying for. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Madeleine Leslay. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/boli/002684/bk_boli_002684_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´A delightfully simple, yet awe inspiring fable´´ - Roxana Nastase Chief Editor of the Scarlet Leaf Review ´´Photographer William Abney seems a quiet soul; rootless - like so many - at the end of the Great War. Embarking on a mysterious quest in Morocco he is soon drawn into a colorful and disturbing world. Joining a desert caravan William slowly becomes aware of the intrigue and violence all around him. The author´s travel experiences shine through - De Collibus has clearly enjoyed crafting every dangerous step of William´s Saharan journey.´´ - Lucy Adlington, author of The Red Ribbon. ´´Caravan is an absorbing story that keeps you enthralled with every turn of the page. Adam DeCollibus takes readers on an intriguing journey of one man´s persistent quest for self-discovery.´´ - Natasha Ganes, Cofounding Editor of TreeHouse Arts Magazine ´´A bewitching tale of one man´s struggle to find his place in the world.´´ - Paragon Journal ´´Few contemporary writers conjure up atmosphere and adventure as well as De Collibus has in this fascinating history´´ -Tessa Arlen, Author of The Lady Montfort Mystery series ´´A book that stole my breath, defied my expectations, and was impossible to put down.´´ - Minute Magazine ´´Caravan, is a standard setting masterpiece.´´ - Wagon Magazine
In November 1942, as a part of Operation Torch, 33,000 American soldiers sailed undetected across the Atlantic and stormed the beaches of French Morocco. Seventy-four hours later, the Americans controlled the country and one of the most valuable wartime ports: Casablanca. In the years preceding, Casablanca had evolved from an exotic travel destination to a key military target after France´s surrender to Germany. Jewish refugees from Europe poured in, hoping to obtain visas and passage to the United States and beyond. Nazi agents and collaborators infiltrated the city in search of power and loyalty. The resistance was not far behind, as shopkeepers, celebrities, former French Foreign Legionnaires, and disgruntled bureaucrats formed a network of Allied spies. But once in American hands, Casablanca became a crucial logistical hub in the fight against Germany - and the site of Roosevelt and Churchill´s demand for ´´unconditional surrender´´. Rife with rogue soldiers, power grabs, and diplomatic intrigue, Destination Casablanca is the riveting and untold story of this glamorous city - memorialized in the classic film - at the heart of World War II. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Matthew Waterson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/003330/bk_hach_003330_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Michael Brein´s Travel Tales Collection: The USSR 1 features three wild travel tales of unbelievable things that could have happened to you during the old Cold War Soviet Union communist era. Of course, there are always the usual, typical, expected sorts of Eastern Europe (a la the Cold War) experiences. But there are also those incredible unexpected surprises that become all the more memorable just because they are so unique! The Travel Tales Collection: The USSR 1 features three Cold War, communist era Soviet Union stories of international intrigue in the form of spies, the KGB, the Secret Police, and even bugged hotel rooms. Just because you´re paranoid doesn´t mean they´re not out to get you! The Travel Tales Collection: The USSR 1 is part of Michael Brein´s Collections travel tales series and contains among the best travel stories from Michael´s huge collection of travel tales that he has gathered in interviews with nearly 1,750 world travelers and adventurers during his four decades of travel to more than 125 countries throughout the world. Travel Tales Collections are groups of three or more very interesting similar travel stories of a kind on a variety of very specific travel subjects, themes, or countries, such as close calls, great escapes, pickpocketing, scams, safety and security in travel, Paris, Morocco, Mexico, and so on. Eventually, several hundred Collections on all sorts of specific travel subjects, themes, and countries will be available. Future Collections of Soviet Union and Russia travel stories will include additional travel stories on both the earlier Soviet Union era as well as the post Cold War Russian Federation. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gary Roelofs. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/022119/bk_acx0_022119_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The kidnapping of the Pope....The heist of the spear that pierced Christ´s side during the crucifixion....The rise of the Neo-Nazi Fourth Reich....The only man who can stop it all is adventurer Chase Baker.After surviving a bloody run-in with ISIS-sympathizing bandits in the middle of Morocco’s Sahara Desert, adventurer and Renaissance man Chase Baker finds himself in the presence of a Vatican priest who desperately needs his help. One of the church’s great relics has been stolen by a surviving member of the Nazi SS. A man by the name of Adolf Rickman. The relic is none other than the Spear of Longinus. The very weapon that pierced Jesus Christ’s side while he hung from the cross on Golgotha. If Chase can’t recover the spear, it will be used by Rickman and his neo-Nazi cohorts to create a brand new evil Fourth Reich. One thing stands in Rickman’s way however. The spear is not complete. Its tip has been broken off. The power of the spear can only be accessed with the tip when it is once again reunited with its whole. But who is the keeper of the spear tip? The Papal Father himself. So what does this mean for Chase? It means that not only must he recover the spear, he must prevent the Pope from being kidnapped by a band of 21st Century Nazis bent on taking over the world. Now, along with the help of a beautiful and sexy Vatican archivist and a chain-smoking priest, Chase Baker travels to Italy, the Vatican, Germany and points in between in search of the one relic that can either save mankind, or obliterate it. For fans of Russell Blake, Clive Cussler, Dan Brown, Boyd Morrison, and Brad Thor comes another full-length, hair-raising Chase Baker action/adventure from New York Times and USA Today best-selling ITW Thriller Award Winner Vincent Zandri. Filled with romance, suspense, intrigue, and just plain fun, Chase Baker and the Spear of Destiny is one wild ride. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andrew B. Wehrlen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/099987/bk_acx0_099987_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.