Singapore in the 1860s is exotic and yet terrifying for a penniless Englishwoman, alone and vulnerable after her mother´s death. Too pretty to obtain a governess´ job, Isabella Saunders accepts an offer from Singapore merchant Mr Lee to teach him English and live with his family. Two years later Bram Deagan arrives in Singapore, determined to make his fortune as a trader. Mr Lee sees a way to expand his business connections and persuades Isabella to marry Bram. Bravely, she sets sail for a new land and life. But the past casts a long shadow, and together she and Bram face unexpected dangers. Will they find a way to achieve their dreams of a successful trading business? And will their marriage turn out to be more of a love match than they ever could have dreamed? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nicolette McKenzie. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hodd/002415/bk_hodd_002415_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Ismay Deagan has one wish in the world - to leave Ireland and join her brother, Bram, in Australia. However, her father has other ideas and orders her to marry their vicious neighbour Rory Flynn, even though she loathes him. But after Rory brutally attacks her, Ismay realises she has to escape. So, disguising herself as an impoverished young widow, she sets sail for Australia, hoping to be reunited with her brother. When she meets Adam Treagar on the ship, she finally starts to believe her dreams of future happiness may come true. But before they even reach their destination they are flung into adventures in Suez, Ceylon and Singapore....Can Ismay tell Adam the truth about who she really is? What secrets is Adam himself hiding? And will Ismay´s past catch up with her and threaten her new life in Australia before it has even begun? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nicolette McKenzie. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hodd/002370/bk_hodd_002370_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
1871. When Fergus Deagan´s wife dies in childbirth, she makes him promise to take their family to Western Australia to join his brother Bram, also to marry again. She´s right. His young sons and newborn daughter do need a mother´s love, and he needs something different. Disowned by her father for becoming pregnant, Cara Payton bears a stillborn baby. She´s in deep despair until a plea to wet-nurse a motherless baby gives her life new purpose. When Fergus proposes marriage, she accepts. She respects him and is happy to stay with the baby she now loves. During the voyage to Australia, she and Fergus draw closer. Then her past rears its ugly head and they face a terrible crisis. When they finally get to Fremantle, Fergus and Bram, always rivals, struggle to make friends. To make matters worse, Bram has financial problems, and there is no railway where Fergus can find engineering work. Can the two brothers solve their problems? Will the newcomers find a way to build a new life? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Wickham. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hodd/002416/bk_hodd_002416_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Bram Deagan dreams of bringing his family from Ireland to join him in Australia, where he now runs a successful trading business. But when a typhus epidemic strikes Ireland, it leaves the Deagan family decimated. And, with other family members scattered round the world, it is left to Maura Deagan to look after her orphaned nieces and nephew. Forced to abandon her own ambitions, and unsure whether she is ready to become a mother-figure to three young children, Maura recognises that their only hope is to join Bram in far away Australia. So they set sail on the SS Delta, which will carry them there via the newly opened Suez Canal. It is only when a storm throws her and fellow passenger Hugh Beaufort together that Maura realises this journey may also give her a chance to pursue a dream she set aside long ago - to have a family of her own. That is, until someone from Hugh´s past threatens to jeopardise everything. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nicolette McKenzie. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hodd/002369/bk_hodd_002369_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Tina Chen just wants a degree and a job, so her parents never have to worry about making rent again. She has no time for Blake Reynolds, the sexy billionaire who stands to inherit Cyclone Systems. But when he makes an offhand comment about what it means to be poor, she loses her cool and tells him he couldn´t last a month living her life. To her shock, Blake offers her a trade. She´ll get his income, his house, his car. In exchange, he´ll work her hours and send money home to her family. No expectations; no future obligations. But before long, they´re trading not just lives, but secrets, kisses, and heated nights together. No expectations might break Tina´s heart...but Blake´s secrets could ruin her life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Xe Sands, Sean Crisden. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/073380/bk_acx0_073380_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Spy turned art restorer Gabriel Allon finds himself accused of murder in this New York Times bestseller from Daniel Silva. An Israeli spy by trade and art restorer by preference, Gabriel Allon arrives in Zurich to restore the work of an Old Master for a millionaire banker-and finds himself standing in blood and framed for the man´s murder. While trying to clear his name, Allon is swept into a spiraling chain of events involving Nazi art theft, a decades-old suicide, and a dark and bloody trail of killings-some of them his own. The spy world Allon thought he had left behind has come back to haunt him. And he will have to fight for his life-against an assassin he himself helped train.
English for Vocational Purposes provides a linguistic description of English in the context of the trades and investigates how this specialist language is used in real-world contexts. As the demand for English-speaking workers in the trades grows internationally, a major gap in the research on language in the trades is evident. Based on courses in construction and engineering at a polytechnic in New Zealand, this book offers an empirical response to this gap in research. Features of this book include: new research on linguistic features of written and spoken texts in trades education, with a special focus on discourse, visual elements of written texts and vocabulary; real-life examples of the language in context, along with implications for teaching and learning and a chapter devoted to putting research findings into practice; qualitative and quantitative data to support examples and shed light on the most complex aspects of English as a trades language; supplementary material online which includes technical word lists in areas of carpentry, plumbing, automotive technology and fabrication (welding). Paving the way for a new research agenda in the field of ESP, English for Vocational Purposes is key reading for advanced students, researchers and practitioners in the areas of ESP, trades education and vocational education.
From the author of the classic Farseer trilogy, Ship of Magic is the first part of the Liveship Traders. Set in a land bordering the Six Duchies, Robin Hobb begins her epic of pirates, talking ships, magic, sea serpents, slave revolts, dashing heroes and bloody battles. Wizardwood, a sentient wood. The most precious commodity in the world. Like many legendary wares, it comes only from the Rain River Wilds. But how can one trade with the Rain Wilders, when only a liveship, fashioned from wizardwood, can negotiate the perilous waters of the Rain River? Rare and valuable, a liveship will quicken only when three members, from successive generations, have died on board. The liveship Vivacia is about to undergo her quickening, as Althea Vestrit’s father is carried on deck in his death-throes. Althea waits for the ship that she loves more than anything else in the world to awaken. Only to discover that the Vivacia has been signed away in her father’s will to her brutal brother-in-law, Kyle Haven. Others plot to win, or steal, a liveship. The Paragon, known by many as the Pariah, went mad, turned turtle and drowned his crew. Now he lies, blind, lonely and broken on a deserted beach. But greedy men have designs to restore him, to sail the waters of the Rain Wild River once more. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anne Flosnik. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/001101/bk_hcuk_001101_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The second book of the Gem Trader Adventures recounts the beginning of a new business model - selling gemstones on the Internet. Will people buy gems online? Edward and Lizzy dare to try. Merging their money and their abilities, they acquire a suitcase full of gems, and, in complete secrecy, start a website from Lizzy´s beach house in Kenya. They strive for global markets but cash-flow problems, medieval trade regulations, and finally, drunken monkeys complicate their lives. Soon, not only the monkeys need help. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Troy W. Hudson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/036204/bk_acx0_036204_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.