Den 26 december 2004 förlorade 220.000 människor livet i en tsunami i paradisorten Khao Lak, Thailand. Bland de döda fanns Pigge Werkelins fru Ulrika och deras två små söner, Charlie och Max. I boken berättar Pigge om den fruktansvärda tragedin som förändrade hans och så många andras liv, och riktar kritik mot svenska myndigheters hantering av katastrofarbetet.Lena Katarina Swanberg föddes i Stockholm den 8 februari 1947. Hon är en av våra flitigaste biografiförfattare och har skildrat många kända svenskars liv. Som författare har hon skrivit både skön- och facklitteratur, och hon har också arbetat som journalist på bland annat Expressen och Månadsjournalen.Pigge Werkelin är en gotländsk entreprenör. Han förlorade sin fru och sina två söner i Tsunamikatastrofen i Khao Lak i Thailand den 26 december 2004. 1. Swedish. Gert Lundstedt. http://samples.audible.de/bk/lind/003914/bk_lind_003914_sample.mp3.
When high powered attorney Kane Forrestal abandons his career and takes up beach combing along the quiet north shore of Minnesota´s Lake Superior, his firm reacts by sending fellow lawyer Alexandra Jacobi to talk him into coming back. But it isn´t long before the question becomes who´s going to end up persuading whom? The Lake Effect was a finalist in the Romance Writers of America RITA contest for Best Sweet Traditional Romance of the Year. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Erin Novotny. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/005504/bk_acx0_005504_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Enjoying the hot New York summers from her perch on a lifeguard chair at Sunrise Beach, Natalie is sad to see the season at Beechwood Estates come to a close. The rich gated community in upstate New York is home to families looking to spend the hottest months of the year relaxing at the resort style homes and shops around Lake Elinor. But none of that matters to Natalie. She has her eyes set on one thing, and one thing only: Michael Preston. After a loud and dramatic breakup with his fellow Beechwood Estates girlfriend only days before, Natalie is ready to catch the attention of the boy she has been watching for both of her summers lifeguarding at the beach. So when Michael starts to show interest in the young lifeguard as well, she couldn´t be happy. But are his intentions genuine? Could a rich boy like him really like someone without a trust fund and rich parents at home? With her two best friends Zander and Baylee by her side giving her advice, Natalie will need to decide whether to follow her heart or listen to what her friends are saying. All this is sure to make the final week of summer about so much more than just guarding the lake. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Amy Hilburn. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/072337/bk_acx0_072337_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In 2009, Loreen Niewenhuis walked completely around Lake Michigan. This audiobook chronicles that journey, a 1,000-mile walk around the world´s fifth-largest lake. The audiobook explores both the geology of the lake and the measure of a person - a woman, married, mother of two sons (who joined her for portions of the walk). But most of the walk was done solo, an adventure in discovery of self and place. Niewenhuis conveys a sense of the magnitude of the lake she loves, a place so elemental to the four Midwestern states that form its shores. From a ground-level perspective, the audiobook explores the natural and human history of Lake Michigan…and raises important questions about preserving our wild places and protecting fragile ecosystems on which we all depend. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Loreen Niewenhuis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/014609/bk_acx0_014609_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Content to hide behind her camera, Maddy Adams often feels more comfortable observing life rather than actively participating in it. For the past five years she´s focused only on her studies and building her photography career. The summer after her college graduation, Maddy returns to Lake of the Pines for her sister Liv´s wedding. While she´s happy her sister has found love again, Maddy wonders if she´ll ever find love herself. Her college roomie keeps pressuring her to go out with her older brother, who happens to be vacationing at the same lake. Maddy doesn´t want to go on another blind date, but after blowing it with the gorgeous man she met on the beach she doesn´t have anything to lose. Or does she? Mason Ellis finds himself on a beautiful house boat docked at Lake of the Pines after finally taking his best friend´s long-standing invitation to visit. He has two long weeks away from his fast-paced software development business to relax and unplug if he can. Six months ago the woman he´d lived with for two years left him for someone else. Tired of meaningless hookups, Mason wants more, but is afraid of getting burned again. When he spies a woman on the beach taking his photo, he´s intrigued. However, when he finally meets the mystery photographer, she brushes him off. Meanwhile, his little sister keeps pestering him to go on a blind date with her old college roommate. Maybe a blind date is just what he needs to get back into the dating scene. It´s not like it will lead to anything more. Or will it? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kelley Hazen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/009725/bk_acx0_009725_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
If only Lola Dunne had the time - and the courage - she´d write her novel, and maybe even start dating again. When her friend offers the use of her summer home overlooking Lake Haven, Lola sees the chance to focus on herself for a change, and she eagerly accepts. Engineer Harry Westbrook is waiting for his ship to come in. But it´s not happening soon enough for his girlfriend, who´s left him for good...again. To nurse Harry´s heartache, his pal extends an invite to his lake house in East Beach. When it turns out that Harry´s and Lola´s friends are a divorcing, not-on-speaking-terms couple sparring over the same house, the strangers find themselves accidental (and reluctant) roommates for the summer. They agree to make the best of it, even posing as a couple to mingle among East Beach´s well-heeled crowd. But the ruse is starting to feel real - and romantic. Are they brave enough to reveal their feelings before the summer nights turn cold? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cristina Panfilio. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/008493/bk_brll_008493_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Mia Lassiter is thrilled to finally put her artistic skills to use working for her aunt´s interior design shop in her hometown of East Beach. While renovating an old mansion overlooking stunning Lake Haven, she encounters a scruffy but attractive man named Brennan - the owner´s son. She doesn´t realize this sexy recluse is actually Everett Alden, the world-famous rock star in hiding who´s nursing his own artistic and personal crises. As their personalities clash, tension simmers between the struggling artist and jaded musician, and their time spent alone together in the gorgeous old house only serves to turn up the heat. Soon, Mia and Brennan´s creative passions boil over to inspire passions of another kind... But reality comes crashing in when Mia´s celeb-obsessed cousin discovers Brennan´s true identity - and reveals it to the world. As paparazzi swarm the mansion, Brennan is thrust back into his rock star lifestyle. Will Mia lose her soul mate just when she´s finally found him? Can their love survive the glaring spotlight? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cristina Panfilio. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/007884/bk_brll_007884_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Martin’s been looking forward to a relaxing evening at the local lake. He’s worked long and hard today, and all he wants is a relaxing swim once the crowd has gone home. When an overweight balding man speaks to Martin, he doesn’t really know what to make of the older man’s advances. When the man introduces himself and they go into the water, he soon finds out what the man had in mind. Will this be a one-evening encounter, or will these two hit it off? Find out in this erotic gay tale of underwater oral and manual sex, breath control, and sex, hidden from the other beach-goers. Book one in the new series Bear and Chaser. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dean Chills. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/149438/bk_acx0_149438_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Before there was ´´tourism´´ and souvenir ashtrays became ´´kitsch´´, the Lake of the Ozarks was a Shangri-La for middle-class Midwestern families on vacation, complete with man-made beaches, Hillbilly Mini Golf, and feathered rubber tomahawks.It was there that author Bill Geist spent summers in the ´60s during his school and college years working at Arrowhead Lodge - a small resort owned by his bombastic uncle - in all areas of the operation, from cesspool attendant to bellhop.What may have seemed just a summer job became, upon reflection, a transformative era where a cast of eccentric, small-town characters and experiences shaped (some might suggest ´´slightly twisted´´) Bill into the man he is today. He realized it was this time in his life that had a direct influence on his sensibilities, his humor, his writing, and ultimately a career searching the world for other such untamed creatures for the Chicago Tribune, the New York Times, and CBS News.In Lake of the Ozarks, Emmy Award-winning CBS Sunday Morning correspondent Bill Geist reflects on his coming of age in the American heartland and traces his evolution as a man and a writer. He shares laugh-out-loud anecdotes and tongue-in-cheek observations guaranteed to evoke a strong sense of nostalgia for ´´the good ol´ days´´. Written with Geistian wit and warmth, Lake of the Ozarks takes listeners back to a bygone era and demonstrates how you can find inspiration in the most unexpected places. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bill Geist, Allan Robertson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/005210/bk_hach_005210_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.