A 2018 YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults FinalistThe exciting true story of the captaincy, wreck, and discovery of the Whydah - the only pirate ship ever found - and the incredible mysteries it revealed.The 1650s to the 1730s marked the golden age of piracy, when fearsome pirates like Blackbeard ruled the waves, seeking not only treasure but also large and fast ships to carry it. The Whydah was just such a ship, built to ply the Triangular Trade route, which it did until one of the greediest pirates of all, Black Sam Bellamy, commandeered it. Filling the ship to capacity with treasure, Bellamy hoped to retire with his bounty - but in 1717 the ship sank in a storm off Cape Cod. For more than two hundred years, the wreck of the Whydah (and the riches that went down with it) eluded treasure seekers, until the ship was finally found in 1984 by marine archaeologists. The artifacts brought up from the ocean floor are priceless, both in value and in the picture they reveal of life in that much-mythologized era, changing much of what we know about pirates. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeff Cummings. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/011517/bk_brll_011517_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Shipwreck of the Whale-ship Essex (1821) is a memoir by Owen Chase. As 21-year-old first mate of the Essex, he left Nantucket on August 12, 1819 on a two-and-a-half-year whaling voyage. On the morning of November 20, 1820, a sperm whale (c. 26 m), twice rammed Essex, sinking her 3,700 km west of South America. The closest known islands, the Marquesas, were more than 1,900 km to the west and the captain intended to make for them but the crew feared the islands might be inhabited by cannibals and voted to make for South America.Unable to sail against the trade winds, the boats had to sail south for 1,600 km before they could use the Westerlies to turn towards South America, which would still lie another 4,800 km to the east. Of the 21 men in three whale boats who began the journey, eight survived: three who chose to remain on a barely habitable island and five in two boats who attempted to reach South America and who were forced to resort to cannibalism to remain alive. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Walter Norris. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/edel/009888/bk_edel_009888_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
He´s both feared and admired, respected and despised. Boba Fett is the galaxy´s most successful bounty hunter. Now he finds himself the hunted in the oldest game of all: survival of the fittest. The once powerful Bounty Hunter´s Guild has been shattered into warring factions. Now the posting of an enormous bounty on a renegade Imperial stormtrooper is about to start a frenzy of murderous greed. Hoping to fuel rumors of his death, Boba Fett abandons his ship, Slave I, and sets out to claim the prize. Yet his every move leads him closer to a trap set by the cunning Prince Xizor. Fett will die before becoming Xizor´s pawn in the Emperor´s war against the Rebels. And he may have to. For in order to gain his freedom, he must outwit a sentient weapon that feeds on human spirits. Then he must escape a galaxy of deadly enemies who want to make the rumors of his death a reality. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anthony Heald. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/001044/bk_rand_001044_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Stolen, shipped and sold into slavery, Gelila escapes to the sea. As a feared captain of a pirate ship, she´s continuously looking for a port to call home. She never expected to find it in the arms of an ancient powerful shaman. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Hollie Jackson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/102657/bk_acx0_102657_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The gripping sequel to the Locus award-winning science-fiction adventure Revenger tells a story of obsession and betrayal as two sisters hunt for the greatest treasure in the universe.Adrana and Fura Ness have finally been reunited, but both have changed beyond recognition. Once desperate for adventure, now, Adrana is haunted by her enslavement on the feared pirate Bosa Sennen´s ship. And rumors of Bosa Sennen´s hidden cache of treasure have ensnared her sister, Fura, into single-minded obsession. Neither is safe; because the galaxy wants Bosa Sennen dead, and they don´t care if she´s already been killed. They´ll happily take whoever is flying her ship.Shadow Captain is a desperate story of cursed ships, vengeful corporations, and alien artifacts, of daring escapes and wealth beyond imagining...and of betrayal. For more from Alastair Reynolds, check out:RevengerElysium Fire 1. Language: English. Narrator: Clare Corbett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/004957/bk_hach_004957_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It wasn’t just the animals.... People were going mad, too. Passengers and crew of the transatlantic cruise ship Intrepid had hoped the threat of animal attacks and volcanic catastrophes had passed and that their world of luxury and normalcy would return.Ted and TJ just wanted to relax after helping the ship’s crew and guests avert disaster. But something far worse loomed ahead of them and their ship.The disease they feared now affects humans. Without warning, the person you love could become a beast dead set upon your violent murder.No one is safe! There’s nowhere to hide! And if your loved one has become parasitic, there’s only one thing you can do: run! The apocalyptic horror trilogy known as the Madness Chronicles:Madness: Madness Chronicles I Parasitic: Madness Chronicles II Symptomatic: Madness Chronicles III 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gary Tiedemann. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/132833/bk_acx0_132833_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Disputes between Kharadron Overlords sky-captains are common - and some lead to outright conflict. Such is the case as the Black Eagle is bombarded by its sister ship of Barak-Zilfin, the feared Skarskorr´s Glory. But this is more than just a battle of arms. The wits of the skyvessels´ captains - and their knowledge of the obscure tenets of the Kharadron code - will be tested, and only the most knowledgable, determined and, perhaps, willing to cheat will see victory.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steve Conlin, John Banks, David Seddon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gawo/000792/bk_gawo_000792_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
How does a new faction enter X-Wing with enough firepower to take the fight to Rebel and Imperial forces? It starts with the Most Wanted Expansion Pack and its slate of thugs, hired guns, pirates, and spice runners, as well as a new version of the galaxys most feared bounty hunter, Boba Fett.Most Wanted is a collection of ship cards, upgrades, tokens, and dials that allow you to repurpose some of your existing starships for use within the Scum faction. Youll find support for the Firespray-31, HWK-290, Y-wing, and Z-95 Headhunter. Additionally, youll find three starfighter miniatures that have been given alternative paint schemes and re-outfitted for use by the Scum faction: two Z-95 Headhunters and one Y-wing.
Sixteen-year-old Angela Belle has just become a full-fledged airship Tinker! To celebrate this Captain Windy darling takes her along with some of the Airship Neverland´s crew to enjoy the warm and sunny beaches of the beautiful tropical island of Krakatoa. All is well until a storm brings in an East India Trading ship towing the most feared pirates of them all; The deadly women of the Yom Junood.Now only Tinker Belle stands between her hapless crew, the deadly she-pirates, and the unyielding privateers. Unfortunately for everyone, Tink is wet, cold, and has just had a bad breakup.Time to fight, time to fly. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tony Semanik, Michael Shea, Christine Peruski. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/157012/bk_acx0_157012_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.