The tale of Carl Wake and the hurricane that was waiting for him goes straight to the heart of the greatest sea stories: they are not about man against the sea, but man against himself. John Kretschmer´s audiobook is as perfectly shaped and flawlessly written as such a story can be. In addition to being the best depiction I have ever listened to of what it is like to be inside a hurricane at sea, At the Mercy of the Sea is as moving a story of a man´s failure and redemption as can be found anywhere in the literature of the sea. This audiobook is surely destined to become a classic. (Peter Nichols, author of Sea Change and A Voyage for Madmen). ´´John Kretschmer has transformed this story of three men on a collision course with a hurricane into a modern seafaring classic.´´ (Peter Nielsen, editor of SAIL magazine). ´´With expert analysis and taut writing, he draws listeners into that mad storm. You can´t turn away. You keep listening until it breaks your heart.´´ (Fred Grimm, columnist for the Miami Herald). ´´Once begun, his vivid and powerful narrative is impossible to stop listening.´´ (Derek Lundy, author of Godforsaken Sea and The Way of a Ship). ´´I felt I knew Carl Wake, because John Kretschmer found in him an archetype - an aging sailor with an age-old dream.´´ (Jim Carrier, transatlantic sailor and author of The Ship and the Storm: Hurricane Mitch and the Loss of the Fantome). ´´A remarkable audiobook, impossible to stop listening to.´´ (Herb McCormick, sailing journalist). 1. Language: English. Narrator: Patrick Conn. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/013839/bk_acx0_013839_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Three people, each at their own breaking point, collide. The resulting impact will forever change their lives... if they can manage to survive it. Declan Enright, a former police officer recently fired over a controversial shooting, has reached a breaking point in his life. Confronted with insurmountable financial burdens in the wake of his termination, Declan makes a desperate move to stabilize his situation for the benefit of his wife and three young daughters. Tapping into his ingrained skill set, forged during his time as an operator in the Navy´s most elite special operations unit, Declan crosses over the line of right and wrong, discovering that nothing is black and white. All while maintaining the balance of family and the needs of his non-communicative, three-year old autistic daughter, Laney. Nicholas Lawrence, an accomplished investigator with the FBI, voluntarily takes a reassignment from his human trafficking unit in Austin, Texas. His transfer brings him to the bank robbery unit based out of Connecticut´s New Haven field office. Nick´s decision to relocate, stemming from the recent death of his father, is done in effort to care for his aging mother suffering from the onset of dementia. The burden of this decision is only slightly alleviated by the support of his partner, Isabella Martinez. Khaled, a man who suffered an unimaginable loss several years back, makes the decision to leave his small village set in the foothills of Iraq´s Cheekha Dar Mountain. He has traveled to the United States in the hope of seeking closure to the event that haunts his daily existence. Khaled´s concept of closure is wrought with devastating consequences, plunging the country into a state of fear. The best chance at thwarting this threat rests in the unlikely alliance formed between Declan, Nick, and Isabella. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Conner Goff. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/011727/bk_blak_011727_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.