Jean-Claude Van Damme stars as Lukas, a tough nightclub bouncer struggling to raise his 8-year-old daughter. One day, Lukas loses control during an altercation with a client and ends up in jail, while his daughter is taken away from him. Things take an unexpected turn when Interpol recruits Lukas to bring down a Dutch ringleader operating from Belgium in exchange for his daughter's custody. Includes subtitles for the Hard Of Hearing
The true story of a failed actor, who - still tantalized by the promise of Los Angeles - reinvents himself as a nightclub bouncer. Working both downtown and on the Sunset Strip, he is thrust into the bloodstream of L.A. Amidst the unending parade of strung-out transients, shimmering miniskirts, enraged gangbangers and unhinged party people, he avenges his history of cowardice, atones for his past infidelities, and tries to become something better than another Hollywood casualty. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christopher Paul Meyer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/042132/bk_acx0_042132_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
She's the one woman who can get his ball back in play.... Deuces Wild, book 1. For a while MLB pitcher Chase "Deuce" Dixon used his bad-boy reputation as a smoke screen to cover up his elbow injury. But plummeting pitching stats don't lie, so now he's a free agent, spending the off-season in surgeons' offices and considering a postbaseball career in security. His first night moonlighting as a nightclub bouncer, he's surprised that the singer onstage is his little sister's pure, sweet, spitfire of a best friend. And some drunk guy is getting way too personal. Summer Maitland doesn't need Chase strong-arming one of the few fans she's managed to accumulate during the career she keeps secret from her family. And despite her body's shimmering reaction to his touch, she certainly doesn't need a self-appointed bodyguard following her around. Chase has other ideas. If anyone's going to lay a hand on Summer, it's going to be him. Now, if only he could keep his tongue out of her mouth long enough to keep her safe. And his hands to himself before he scares her off. Warning: Contains an ace hurler moonlighting as a bouncer moonlighting as a bodyguard and an angel-voiced chanteuse who's up for anything he can throw at her - in and out of the bedroom. This one could make you rethink the definition of fastball. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joe Arden. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/inbl/000091/bk_inbl_000091_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Zakhar Prilepin's novel-in-stories, Sin, has become a literary phenomenon in Russia, where it was published in 2007. It has been hailed as the epitome of the spirit of the opening decade of the 21st century, and was called "the book of the decade" by the prestigious Super Natsbest Award jury. In the episodes of Zakharka's life, presented here in non-chronological order, we see him as a little boy, a lovelorn teenager, a hard-drinking grave-digger, a nightclub bouncer, a father, and a soldier in Chechnya. Sin offers a fascinating glimpse into the recent Russian past, as well as its present, with its unemployment, poverty, violence, and local wars - social problems that may be found in many corners of the world. Zakhar Prilepin presents these realities through the eyes of Zakharka, taking us along on the life-affirming journey of his unforgettable protagonist. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jack de Golia. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/012422/bk_acx0_012422_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Winner of the Danger Prize 2018John Ibrahim's incredible life story told in his own words. Last King of the Cross lays bare Australia's most notorious underworld figure.In the mongrel tongue of the streets, John writes of fleeing war-torn Tripoli with his family and growing up in Sydney's rough and tumble west - before establishing himself as a tough guy and teen delinquent, then a bouncer, enforcer and nightclub king on the Golden Mile. Bullets fly, blades flash and bodies fall. In a city of shadows, John builds his army and empire - partying like a playboy prince of darkness while staying one step ahead of the cops, the outlaw gangs and hungry triggermen plotting to take him and his family down. Crazier than Goodfellas, more compelling than The Godfather, Last King of the Cross is a colourful crime saga like no other and powerful proof that truth is always stranger than fiction. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alan King. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/mcau/000004/bk_mcau_000004_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the tradition of Mickey Spillane, Greg Rucka creates stories of suspense and danger set in a dark and violent world. Like Keeper, his first Atticus Kodiac novel, Rucka keeps the pace and the surprises in Finder coming at breakneck speed. During his last job as bodyguard, Atticus lost his best friend. Now, as bouncer in a rough New York nightclub called The Strap, trouble has found him again. At the bar, Atticus sees the 15-year-old daughter of a ruthless Colonel he guarded in the Army. Soon, Atticus is hired by the Colonel to protect his daughter from an ex-wife. Atticus discovers, however, that he has really been pitted against rogue assassins. And the stakes are much higher than the daughter’s life. Through bursts of gunfire and brutal ambushes, Atticus struggles to keep his promise to protect the girl. George Wilson’s agile narration propels the listener toward Finder’s explosive conclusion. 1. Language: English. Narrator: George Wilson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/005410/bk_reco_005410_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
'Ferociously alive, this is an immensely impressive first collection from a fresh literary voice' Jude Cook, Guardian 'Halls's stories show that even in zero-hour, austerity-battered Britain, the tenderness and warmth of human connection exists. The Quarry is, in the end, a testament to this messy truth - how love, hate, hope and fear have always lived on the same street' GLEN BROWN, author of Ironopolis You can see it in them; all that anger inside, it's toxic. Throw some drink into it and everything bubbles over. People say that they never see it coming, the swing of the fist that kicks it all off, but I can tell.In these interconnected short stories, we meet the men living on the Quarry Lane estate in west London. These are men at work, at the pub, at home, with their families, lovers and friends. Men grappling with addiction, sexuality and the corrosive effects of toxic masculinity.From a bouncer at the local nightclub, to a postman returning to the streets of his youth, and a young man thinking of all the things he'd say and do to the father who left him behind, this startling debut reveals the complex inner lives of individuals whose voices are too often non-existent in fiction. Powerful and impressive, The Quarry marks the arrival of a bold new voice.