Learn how to become an island-hopping blogger through tips shared by a world-traveling professional blogger. Ryan Biddulph made the transition from broke, unemployed security guard to professional globe-trotting blogger through these practical strategies. He's visited places like Fiji, Bali, Costa Rica, Phuket, and other tropical paradises and wants to share how you, too, can fund your world travels through blogging. Included are practical tips for monetizing your blog, how to engineer a lifestyle of freedom, strategies for creating attractive blog posts, how to influence leaders in your niche, and a breakdown of how Ryan retired from the 9-5 to become a professional blogger. Chapters include: How to Start the Journey: Tips for Retiring Common Blogging Pitfalls Picking a Topic Follow the two Cs Starting Fresh Is Better Than Struggling for Years Practical Tips for Making Money through Blogging How to Blog While Island Hopping: My Typical Day Secrets for Effective Automation While Cruising the Globe Social Media and Blogging from Paradise 1. Language: English. Narrator: Craig Beck. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/040987/bk_acx0_040987_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
As a globe-trotting freelance photographer based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Lori Finning has seen just about everything. But when she lands an assignment on the barren, snow-swept island of Newfoundland, she finds herself in harsh and unfamiliar territory. During the long, dreary winters in the isolated fishing community of Stormy Cove, gossiping is the primary pastime. So Lori is surprised when she learns of a crime the locals have spent twenty years not talking about: the strange, unsolved murder of a teenage girl. As she delves deeper into the village's past, she'll discover dark family secrets, unexplained crimes, and an undeniable attraction to Noah, a taciturn local fisherman who just might hold all the answers. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nicol Zanzarella. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/008024/bk_brll_008024_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When globe-trotting photographer Magdalena Henry loses the only man she's ever loved, she risks her stellar career to care for his widow and young children on a remote island in the Pacific Northwest. Free-spirited and fiercely independent, Maggie adores her life of travel and adventure. But she has a secret. She can't let go of her first and only love, renowned architect Marco Firelli, now married to her best friend, Lena. When Marco drowns in a kayaking accident, Maggie rushes to the Firelli family's summer home on San Juan Island. Once there she discovers that Marco was hiding something that could destroy his family. As fragile, perfectionistic Lena slowly falls apart, Maggie tries to provide stability for Marco and Lena's three young children. When Maggie is offered a once-in-a-lifetime chance to compete in the world's most prestigious photography competition, she thinks she's found the answer to their problems. Then Lena makes a choice with unexpected and devastating consequences, forcing Maggie to grapple with an agonizing decision. Does she sacrifice the golden opportunity of her career or abandon the Firellis just when they need her the most? Gradually the island begins to work its magic. A century-old ritual to beckon loved ones home offers hope in the midst of sorrow. And a guilt-ridden yet compelling stranger hiding on the island may offer Maggie a second chance at love, but only if she can relinquish the past and move forward to find joy in unexpected places. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lauren Woodward. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tnwd/000705/bk_tnwd_000705_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
1970 was the last year of the Beatles and the first year of the supersonic Concorde - a time of new possibilities and social upheaval, and Jennifer Hosten, a young airline hostess from the Caribbean island of Grenada, was as surprised as anyone to find herself in the midst of it.After winning a Miss Grenada contest, she travelled to London for the 1970 Miss World pageant and arrived at Royal Albert Hall determined to make her mark. So, too, did members of the fledgling Women’s Liberation movement who chose that globally televised moment to protest the sexual exploitation of women. They planted bombs, stormed the hall, and chased comedian Bob Hope from the stage.By the end of the night, the world had been introduced to both radical feminism and a new ideal of feminine beauty. Ms. Hosten was the first woman of color crowned Miss World.Miss World 1970 is the story of the craziest and most meaningful pageant ever, an inspiring account of Ms. Hosten’s barrier-breaking win, and her subsequent globe-trotting career as a development worker and diplomat. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jennifer Hosten. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/215176/bk_acx0_215176_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A peculiar explorer and downtrodden acrobat span the globe on a building-size hot air balloon, in search of a precious artifact and the murderous treasure hunter who seeks it.WINNER: Pinnacle Book Achievement Award - Summer 2018 - Best AdventureBeatrix, a spirited but abused acrobat in a traveling circus, seeks more than her prison-like employment offers. More than anything, she wants to know her place in the world of the halcyon 19th century, a time when the last dark corners of the map were being sketched out and travel still possessed a kind of magic.One night in Switzerland, the mysterious Colonel James Bacchus attends Beatrix's show. This larger-than-life English gentleman, reputed to have a voracious appetite for female conquests, is most notable for traveling the world in a four-story hot air balloon called The Ox.Beatrix flees that night to join the colonel, and the two of them make a narrow escape - Beatrix from her abusive ringleader, the colonel from a freshly made cuckold. Beatrix, feeling the colonel may have the answers to her problems, pledges to help him catch the criminal he seeks in exchange for passage on his magnificent balloon.The criminal seeks a precious figurine, The Blue Star Sphinx, but he's not alone. The sphinx's immense value has also drawn the attention of the world's most deadly treasure hunters. A murder in Antwerp begins a path of mystery that leads all the way to the most isolated island on Earth.What dangers await the colonel and the acrobat?Evolved Publishing presents a globe-trotting adventure in the tradition of such greats as Around the World in 80 Days. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mil Nicholson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/138809/bk_acx0_138809_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Gwendalynn Anders, a midwestern girl who’s never seen the ocean, wonders what was in that joint she smoked a week before waking up on Elysiana and why it feels like the trip will last the entire summer of 1969. Jack Halcyon, living atop an abandoned twenty-story hotel, wonders how he’s able to ponder the incongruities of life after leaving a big chunk of his brain at the scene of an accident. Borough council president Norman Harlan wonders what cruel God put him on an equal footing with Avery Volpe, the fearsome captain of the beach patrol. Twelve miles long and a mile wide, Elysiana is an island off the coast of New Jersey sitting astride the convergence of powerful fault lines, social, political, and existential. It’s a place of beauty and insanity, shared by the angelic and profane, where cops, criminals, prodigies, and the promiscuous find themselves at the haphazard mercy of a lunatic providence. Other players include a globe-trotting whiz kid, an Italo-Hispanic crime boss, a surfing aesthete and his vulgar roommate, a career car-stereo thief, and a seven-year-old girl who’s probably spent too much time with the dead bodies in the dunes. This is a story that could have only happened on the Jersey Shore during the summer of ’69, a time when the social fabric was tearing apart, in a place where that fabric had never been very well knit together. Elysiana is both a fabulist’s look at a lost time and place and a hurtling thriller. It’s a tale of two types of transition: the personal and the grand, all played out within the isolated magic of a barrier island. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Meskimen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/003964/bk_blak_003964_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An eye-popping peek into the entertainment industry from the magnetic force who has worked with an impeccable roster of stars throughout his storied career. In the course of his legendary career as a manager, an agent, and a producer, Shep Gordon has worked with and befriended some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry, from Alice Cooper to Bette Davis, Raquel Welch to Groucho Marx, Blondie to Jimi Hendrix, Sylvester Stallone to Salvador Dali, Luther Vandross to Teddy Pendergrass. He is also credited with inventing the "celebrity chef" and has worked with Nobu Matsuhisa, Emeril Lagasse, Wolfgang Puck, Roger Vergé, and many others, including His Holiness the Dalai Lama. In this wonderfully engaging memoir, the charismatic entertainment legend recalls his life, from his humble beginnings as a "shy, no self-esteem Jewish nebbisher kid with no ambition" in Oceanside, Long Island, to his unexpected rise as one of the most influential and respected personalities in show business, revered for his kindness, charisma - and fondness for a good time. Gordon shares riotous anecdotes and outrageous accounts of his freewheeling, globe-trotting experiences with some of the biggest celebrities of the past five decades, including his first meeting with Janice Joplin in 1968, when the raspy singer punched him in the face. Told with incomparable humor and heart, They Call Me Supermensch is a sincere, hilarious behind-the-scenes look at the worlds of music and entertainment from the consummate Hollywood insider. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Shep Gordon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/005495/bk_harp_005495_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Templar Treasure! Romanov's Bane! The Amber Room! This collection includes three action-packed adventures from the Dane Maddock Origins series. Hell Ship When Navy SEAL Dane Maddock and his squad are sent to find the wreckage of a sunken World War II Japanese "hell ship", they find themselves caught up in a deadly race to solve an 800-year-old mystery. Can Dane and Bones outrun, outfight, and outwit a cadre of deadly adversaries and find the key to unlock the deadly secret of the Knights Templar? Sunken ships, conspiracies, secret societies, historical mysteries, and all the action you can handle! A globe-trotting, adrenaline-charged thriller in the tradition of Clive Cussler and James Rollins. Don't miss it! Dead Ice Navy SEAL Dane Maddock leads a team of operatives in a race against Russian Spetznaz agents to find a lost nuclear submarine and recover a threat known only as Romanov's Bane, but the frozen wasteland of Wrangel Island is home to more than enemy soldiers. Soon, Dane and Bones find themselves face-to-face with dangers thought long extinct. Join them as they seek to foil a madman's deadly plot in the action-packed thriller Dead Ice. Amber They called it the Eighth Wonder of the World. For more than 200 years, the world marveled at the fabled Amber Room. And then came the Nazis. Since the Second World War, one of the world's most magnificent lost treasures has lain hidden, and it's up to Navy SEALs Dane Maddock and "Bones" Bonebrake to find it again. Joined by Zara Leopov, their squad must follow the trail of clues from history in a perilous, action-packed race to find a treasure and unlock a deadly secret hidden in Amber. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeffrey Kafer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/096543/bk_acx0_096543_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Soon to be a major motion picture directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo DiCaprio. By day he made thousands of dollars a minute. By night he spent it as fast as he could, on drugs, sex, and international globe-trotting. From the binge that sank a 170-foot motor yacht, crashed a Gulfstream jet, and ran up a $700,000 hotel tab, to the wife and kids who waited for him at home, and the fast-talking, hard-partying young stockbrokers who called him king and did his bidding, here, in his own inimitable words, is the story of the ill-fated genius they called... The Wolf of Wall Street In the 1990s Jordan Belfort, former kingpin of the notorious investment firm Stratton Oakmont, became one of the most infamous names in American finance: a brilliant, conniving stock-chopper who led his merry mob on a wild ride out of the canyons of Wall Street and into a massive office on Long Island. Now, in this astounding and hilarious tell-all autobiography, Belfort narrates a story of greed, power, and excess no one could invent. Stratton Oakmont turned microcap investing into a wickedly lucrative game as Belfort’s hyped-up, coked-out brokers browbeat clients into stock buys that were guaranteed to earn obscene profits - for the house. But an insatiable appetite for debauchery, questionable tactics, and a fateful partnership with a breakout shoe designer named Steve Madden would land Belfort on both sides of the law and into a harrowing darkness all his own. From the stormy relationship Belfort shared with his model-wife as they ran a madcap household that included two young children, a full-time staff of 22, a pair of bodyguards, and hidden cameras everywhere - even as the SEC and FBI zeroed in on them - to the unbridled hedonism of his office life, here is the extraordinary story of an ordinary guy who went from hustling Italian ices at 16 to making hundreds of millions. Until it all came crashing down. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bobby Cannavale. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/001256/bk_rand_001256_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.