The Ecovia do Litoral (the coastal eco-way) is a cycle route that, as the name suggests, follows the coast across the beautiful Algarve region of Southern Portugal. The route stretches some 214 km (133 miles) from the frontier town of Vila Real de Santo António on the Spanish border to the dramatic 75-meter-high clifftops of Cape St. Vincent on Europe’s most southwestern tip. The multi-surface route, encompassing (mainly quiet) roads, dedicated cycle paths, and dirt tracks (of various quality) takes in pretty much everything the Algarve has to offer, from sleepy fishing villages to bustling tourist resorts, cosmopolitan cities (Faro), and some of the best (and most expensive) golf real estate in Europe.This audiobook follows numerous attempts at the route but focuses mainly on the author´s first and, albeit unplanned, disastrous solo expedition in 2012 and two more successful but nonetheless traumatic trips made with equally unprepared friends in 2014 and 2018. If you’re looking for a cycling audiobook documenting the efforts of finely tuned athletes pushing themselves beyond acceptable barriers of pain to cross huge distances at a ridiculous pace, this probably isn’t the audiobook for you. This audiobook is for the rest of us whose dreams and abilities are perhaps a little less extreme. However, if you like the idea of getting lost on a bike for a couple of days in the glorious sunshine, lubricating your inner mechanisms with the occasional cheeky beer along the route, and just not taking yourself too seriously (how could anyone take themselves seriously in cycle shorts?) then stick around - I promise you, it’ll be emotional. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bernard Faricy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/131901/bk_acx0_131901_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Detective Pope Dades is a veteran police officer working in the Hollywood division, one of the busiest police precincts in the country. Dealing with drug dealers, hookers, and mentally ill suspects on a daily basis is his stock and trade. He once loved his job with the LAPD, but three years ago, he put his trust in the wrong man, and he’s been paying the price ever since. Refusing to work with a partner after the first one nearly killed him, Pope is jaded, still hurting, and hanging onto the career he once adored by a thread. Homeland Security Investigator Felix Jbarra is a fresh-faced young agent with a bright future in the DHS ahead of him. Deeply closeted, Felix hides his sexual orientation from his huge Catholic family, which brings him terrible guilt and grief. One night in a backroom nightclub encounter, he connects with a man who inexplicably makes him want to confess everything. Assigned to help shut down an elusive child sex-trafficking ring, Felix instinctively knows he’ll need turn to the more experienced detective for help if he and his partner want to crack this case. In the first audiobook of the brand new Thin Blue Line series, join Felix and Pope in this exciting adventure as their worlds collide on the mean streets and in between the sheets....Thin Blue contains a sneak peek at Order & Anarchy (the second title in the Thin Blue Line series)Please note: If you’ve read the Death and Destruction series, Lincoln Snow, McBride M. McCallahan, Jarrett Evans-Wolfe, and Thayne Evans-Wolfe also play ongoing roles in this new series. Never fear, Jarrett probably won’t be base jumping off any more buildings...probably. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Pauley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/125174/bk_acx0_125174_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Butch Dixon has been taken for a ride…. Not a jump in the car, see the sights kind of ride. He´s been taken for everything he has. He´s lost his house, his restaurant business, his savings, his car, his best friend, his faith - all to his conniving ex-wife. But that was seven years ago. He picked himself up, left Chicago, and started over in Peoria, Arizona, running the Roundhouse Bar and Grill. He doesn´t look back on those bad years; there´s no point. Not until two curious cops show up at the Roundhouse. Faith, Butch´s ex-wife, has been murdered, and the evidence points to him. Stunned, Butch quickly realizes that the black-hearted woman is going to ruin him again, from her grave. Lucky for Butch, the Old Blue Line, a group of retired - but still-sharp and tenacious - former legal and law enforcement coots, have taken it upon themselves, as a favor, to make sure he doesn´t cross that thin line. After the dust settles, Butch´s life is again upended - when a little red-haired ball of fire, Sheriff Joanna Brady, takes a seat at his bar. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Eckhouse. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/004075/bk_harp_004075_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Blue Lives Matter is a audiobook that explores the line-of-duty deaths suffered by the law enforcement blue family. This audiobook examines the deaths of eight police officers and one police canine in Los Angeles County. The chapters portray the fallen officers and the canine as true heroes who each made the ultimate sacrifice in service to their community. The cases include the murder of two officers solved over 40 years later; an officer murdered in front of his young son; two officers kidnapped and taken to an onion field where one officer is executed; an undercover officer murdered during a multi-million dollar drug transaction; an off-duty officer murdered by two gang members while riding his bicycle; and a cop-killer who fled to Mexico to avoid prosecution. Co-authors Steve Cooley and Bob Schirn discuss each case in detail. Each chapter discusses the incident that cost the officer his life. The court proceedings are reviewed, including victim impact testimony of the effect of the officer´s death on family members and fellow officers. A ´´lessons learned´´ segment in each chapter is designed to increase officer safety and awareness of dangerous situations. Steve Cooley is a career prosecutor who served three full terms as the District Attorney of Los Angeles County. He was a reserve police officer for LAPD. He is uniquely positioned to discuss his involvement in each case and eminently qualified to provide perspectives and opinions on each case. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Doug Greene. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/102320/bk_acx0_102320_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When Rowdy Cooper is injured in the line of duty and forced to take a medical retirement from the police force it sends ripples throughout his entire family. His brother Coop, who works for the same department, is questioning the wisdom of remaining on the force. Coop’s wife, Maggie, is having nightmares and is terrified her husband is going to die an early, violent death. Their son, Bryan, is acting out and fears for his father’s safety every time he heads off to work. Rowdy is depressed and struggling to come to grips with the fact he will never be a cop again. The men decide it’s time for a change. They relocate their small family to a ranch they inherited in Mount Haven. Rowdy hopes the change will give him the solitude he needs to work out and regain his strength. His brother Coop hopes it will finally help his family heal. Bailey is on the run. So far, she’s been able to stay under the radar by working in dives and keeping to herself. The instant she got off the bus in Mount Haven, she fell in love with the tiny town. The people are friendly and the scenery is amazing. Her family would never look for her here. Maybe she can finally stop running and settle down. She is sure that luck is on her side when she lands a waitressing job at the local bar and grill. That luck turns to bad luck when the owner sells the place to a retired, cocky ex-cop. Rowdy makes her nervous. He is too perceptive for Bailey’s liking. There go her dreams to end a life on the run. But when her past catches up to her, the only person that can keep her safe is the sexy ex-cop that has turned her best-laid plans upside-down. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Sleeker. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/136935/bk_acx0_136935_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Gripping, heart-stopping, and an incredibly epic journey with a twist you´ll never see coming. Best-selling author Meghan Quinn brings you a modern take on an old-fashioned romance that will leave you breathless and wanting more. Tucked away at the base of the Rocky Mountains lived a little boy with one singular dream: leave this broken and battered home and become someone. Be somebody’s hero.That boy was me - Colby Brooks. Except I’m not that same little boy anymore. My dreams might still be the same, but my reality isn’t.I’m smarter. Stronger. A man. And I learned a long damn time ago the only way to achieve my dreams was to avoid distractions - at any cost.Focus. Resolve. Determination. But all it took was one single night. One night and my entire life...changed. One night had me colliding headfirst with the biggest distraction of my life: Rory Oaks.Smart. Charming. Beautiful. Rory changed everything.Quickly, my one-track mind started to bend. Each kiss faded decade-long dreams. And with one single incident, I fly off course. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joe Arden, Maxine Mitchell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/141383/bk_acx0_141383_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This isn’t a story about a love triangle. There is no triangle involved. This isn’t a story about an accidental pregnancy. Although having a baby with her... I would. This isn’t a story about lies and deception, even though at times I’ve lied to myself. No, this is my story.A story about sacrifice. A story about a man who fell in love with the wrong girl. A story I wish I never had to tell. This is a story about the true meaning of the downside of love. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joe Arden, Maxine Mitchell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/141381/bk_acx0_141381_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From his insight as a black police officer in a volatile urban setting, as well as a community leader and church minister, Terrell Carter offers a constructive approach to addressing racism, societal divisions and police/community interaction - and points the way to a more hopeful future. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jerry Zimmerman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/051215/bk_acx0_051215_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Earth has fallen - and humanity is holding its breath, waiting for the next blow to fall. On Terra Nova, Earth´s oldest colony world, chaos and anarchy are threatening to break out, with total collapse only one disaster away. In a desperate attempt to save the rest of the Empire, the planet´s Governor has summoned the leaders of the Core Worlds to Terra Nova, in hopes of sharing power and preventing civil war. But dark forces are on the move, intent on ensuring that the conference fails. As the first strands of a deadly plot are uncovered, Imperial Marshal Glen Cheal finds himself fighting to uncover the plot before it is too late. Meanwhile, on her own mission to save the last best hope for peace, Specialist Belinda Lawson of the Terran Marine Corps is plunged into a nightmare where she can no longer trust her own mind, while her decisions will save or damn the Empire. Failure isn´t an option. But success may not be an option either.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeffrey Kafer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/podm/000125/bk_podm_000125_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.