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Castigo Cay , Hörbuch, Digital, 1, 1015min
9,95 € *
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Dan Kilmer is a former Marine sniper in his early thirties. He returned home from military service in the Middle East and gave college a try, but his combat experiences prevented him from fitting into campus life. In a South Florida boatyard, his uncle was attempting to refurbish an old cargo schooner, and Dan left college to help him finish the flagging project. After two years of work but before the 60-foot boat was relaunched, his uncle fell from a scaffold and died. While still in his twenties, Dan inherited the schooner Rebel Yell. Soon after, he left the United States to embark on a series of voyages, mostly in pursuit of beautiful women and good times. While he was away from America, new federal taxes were imposed on luxury property, including privately owned yachts. Dan cannot pay these or other new taxes, so he can't return to the States without risking confiscation of his schooner. Instead he must always fly under official radar and earn a living by his wits while staying one step ahead of the IRS and other government agencies. He must navigate the reefs of government control while always searching for a way to make money without the permission of the local authorities. This usually requires some type of shady dealing, subterfuge, and stealing from thieves as Dan moves from port to port. A shifting cast of crew members inhabits Rebel Yell, but the novel is about Dan Kilmer and his quest to live as a free man in an increasingly unfree world. In Castigo Cay, Dan must sneak back into South Florida under the radar to conduct a short-fuse rescue mission. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Matthew James Bracken. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/120539/bk_acx0_120539_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Stand: 04.07.2020
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Hooked On A Reef
39,90 CHF *
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Anyone who has longed for adventure on a tropical island or vacationed in Jamaica, West Indies, especially during the 1970's and 80's will enjoy this historical novel. Steve Warren, an old school Palm Beach playboy, discovers a rundown restaurant with a colorful reputation right on the beach in Rose Hall. He hopes to refurbish the Reef Club to make a successful attraction to sell for a profit to the Holiday Inn he knows will be built next door. Just as his dreams are about to be realized, he discovers his tropical paradise is a third world country. Michael Manley is elected Prime Minister. Upper and middle class Jamaicans flee the island. Members of the drug culture emerge to fill the void. The conflict is reflected through the Reef Club. Denzel Armstrong, the protagonist banished from his gentile upbringing, sells drugs to earn money and power. From the moment Manley is elected after promising to return Jamaica to the people, Denzel has his sights on the Reef Club. Will he succeed? As the layers insulating Steve from 'responsibility' are whittled away, it is up to Steve alone to save his Club. Can he or does something unforeseen happen? The novel, based on the experiences of owning a restaurant during that time in Jamaica, explores relationships between fathers and sons. Colin Powell of Jamaican descent has provided respected leadership in the United States. Perhaps children of those who fled Jamaica will take skills learned elsewhere to provide leadership for the beautiful island of Jamaica.

Anbieter: Orell Fuessli CH
Stand: 04.07.2020
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Thunderstruck & Other Stories
17,90 CHF *
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From the author of the beloved novel The Giant's House - finalist for the National Book Award - comes a beautiful new story collection, her first in twenty years. Laced through with humour, empathy, and rare and magical descriptive powers these nine vibrant stories navigate the fragile space between love and loneliness. In 'Property', a young scholar, grieving the sudden death of his wife, decides to refurbish the Maine rental house they were to share together by removing his landlord's possessions. In 'Peter Elroy: A Documentary by Ian Casey', the household of a successful filmmaker is visited years later by his famous first subject, whose trust he betrayed. And in the unforgettable title story, a family makes a quixotic decision to flee to Paris for a summer, only to find their lives altered in an unimaginable way by their teenage daughter's risky behaviour. In Elizabeth McCracken's universe, heartache is always interwoven with strange, charmed moments of joy - an unexpected conversation with small children, the gift of a parrot with a bad French accent - that remind us of the wonder and mystery of being alive. Thunderstruck & Other Stories shows this inimitable writer working at the full height of her powers.

Anbieter: Orell Fuessli CH
Stand: 04.07.2020
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Hooked On A Reef
19,99 € *
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Anyone who has longed for adventure on a tropical island or vacationed in Jamaica, West Indies, especially during the 1970's and 80's will enjoy this historical novel. Steve Warren, an old school Palm Beach playboy, discovers a rundown restaurant with a colorful reputation right on the beach in Rose Hall. He hopes to refurbish the Reef Club to make a successful attraction to sell for a profit to the Holiday Inn he knows will be built next door. Just as his dreams are about to be realized, he discovers his tropical paradise is a third world country. Michael Manley is elected Prime Minister. Upper and middle class Jamaicans flee the island. Members of the drug culture emerge to fill the void. The conflict is reflected through the Reef Club. Denzel Armstrong, the protagonist banished from his gentile upbringing, sells drugs to earn money and power. From the moment Manley is elected after promising to return Jamaica to the people, Denzel has his sights on the Reef Club. Will he succeed? As the layers insulating Steve from 'responsibility' are whittled away, it is up to Steve alone to save his Club. Can he or does something unforeseen happen? The novel, based on the experiences of owning a restaurant during that time in Jamaica, explores relationships between fathers and sons. Colin Powell of Jamaican descent has provided respected leadership in the United States. Perhaps children of those who fled Jamaica will take skills learned elsewhere to provide leadership for the beautiful island of Jamaica.

Anbieter: Thalia AT
Stand: 04.07.2020
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Books Of A Feather
8,99 € *
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In this novel in the New York Times bestselling Bibliophile Mystery series, San Francisco book-restoration expert Brooklyn Wainwright's latest project is for the birds, but it may have her running for her life. . . . Brooklyn's friend runs the Covington Library, which is hosting an exhibit featuring John James Audubon's massive masterpiece, Birds of America. During the gala celebrating the book, she is approached by Jared Mulrooney, the president of the Bay Area Birdwatchers Society, to repair a lesser known book of Audubon drawings. At the same party, Brooklyn is flying high after she's asked to refurbish a rare copy of Poor Richard's Almanack when Mulrooney's body is discovered in the library. Soon more troubles ruffle Brooklyn's feathers. Her parents pop in for a visit with an unsavory friend in tow, and there's a strange man on her tail. With danger beginning to circle Brooklyn's every move, it's clear she must find answers before things really go south. . . .

Anbieter: Thalia AT
Stand: 04.07.2020
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