Insurance in the Soviet Union: Unknown
I became a life insurance salesman in London in May 1969 for the glamour, the fast cars, the groupies...the beautiful women who´d stop at nothing to buy life insurance. It´s a very well-kept secret. Thus begins Peter Rosengard´s extraordinary account of his life so far and the endless adventures in which he made, lost, and remade a fortune; founded London´s famous Comedy Store; discovered and managed some of the greats in stand-up comedy; turned an unknown boy band into a chart-topping sensation; and, from a cold call in a public phone box, sold the world´s biggest ever life insurance policy for $100m - for which he is still celebrated in the Guinness book of records. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Rosengard. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/088437/bk_acx0_088437_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When half your galaxy is unexpectedly sucked into a black hole - when a hitherto-unknown species of space aliens lays waste to your home planet - when disaster rears its ugly head (or heads) - who can you call for faster-than-light appraisals and best-in-the-multiverse customer service? Just one man - Tom Stranger, Interdimensional Insurance Agent. In this latest chapter of his interstellar exploits, Tom is about to deliver a crushing performance evaluation to Jimmy the Intern when the unimaginable happens: The beloved Wendell the Manatee has been kidnapped! Armed with his battle mechs and his elite corps of junior associates, can Tom find Wendell before he´s canned in oil? And can Jimmy, at long last, channel his inner agent? A Murder of Manatees will make you quiver with fear, laugh uncontrollably, and wonder whether your deductibles are too high. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Adam Baldwin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/or/orig/000038/or_orig_000038_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The realization you are getting divorced is a devastating experience. Life as you know it may be changing forever.... Are you: Trying to let go and move on? Dealing with custody and co-parenting issues? Feeling betrayed, rejected, and angry? Struggling with being single again? Concerned about income, debt, and insurance? Wondering if you are ready to date again? Afraid of the unknown? Confused about what to do next? Experiencing pain, guilt, and humiliation? Ambushed by waves of grief? There is hope. You will get through this, and you will survive. Surviving Divorce is your guide to finding that hope. It will help you on your journey toward not only surviving, but thriving after your divorce. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Greg Lengacher. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/050022/bk_acx0_050022_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The past returns to haunt Nick Randall when a celebrity biographer claims to have evidence of his late father´s involvement in a terrible crime. If it comes out, the tabloids will have a field day. In search of the truth, Nick unexpectedly finds it impacts on a major insurance scam he is investigating. Then his estranged wife is found dead - and Nick realises that an unknown enemy is stalking him... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andrew Wincott. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/howe/002752/bk_howe_002752_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Who will he kill next? A local television station is the link between a murderer and his victims. When the unknown killer calls the station, misleading clues cannot help his intended targets. But why is he killing seemingly random people? An insurance salesman, a police officer and a hitchhiker; the police cannot connect the victims to each other much less to the killer. The questions haunt Vince Williams as he takes charge of the task force set up to stop the serial killer. When the team comes too close to answers, the killer makes a bold and very personal move against Vince. As Vince races to find the killer and rescue his fiance, he is haunted by the killer´s calm promise to destroy the woman Vince loves. Vince will do anything to save her. Anything. 1. Language: English. Narrator: George C. Wood. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/013087/bk_acx0_013087_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
First published in 1917 by Alfred A. Knopf, this collection of Algernon Blackwood´s short stories includes some of his most beloved classics: ´´The Listener´´ A reclusive, impoverished writer is delighted to find an inexpensive home in an old building at the heart of London; but he soon comes to understand why it´s so cheap.... ´´Max Hensig: Bacteriologist and Murderer´´ A tabloid newspaper reporter is assigned to cover the trial of a frightful psychotic murderer, and earns his implacable enmity. Then the murderer is set free, and the deadly cat-and-mouse game begins.... ´´The Willows´´ A pair of adventurers on a canoe trip down the Danube discover, after stopping for the evening on a small island covered with tiny willow trees, that they are trespassers at the gate of unknown and hostile forces from beyond the Earth. ´´The Insanity of Jones´´ An mild-mannered clerk in a fire insurance office becomes convinced, through the intervention of the ghost of a deceased co-worker, that his manager was an official of the Spanish Inquisition who tortured him to death in a past life - so he buys a gun. ´´The Dance of Death´´ A young man, just diagnosed with a weak heart and feeling despondent about it, goes to a dance, where he meets the woman of his dreams. But is she real, or a ghost? And if she is a ghost, what is he? ´´The Old Man of Visions´´ The old man didn´t talk much, but through him one could see beyond the veils of the material world. But he was careful to warn: ´´Should you seek to explain me to another, you must lose me beyond recall.´´ ´´May Day Eve´´ A skeptical, materialistic physician, on the way to visit a dreamy folklore professor, strays from the road on May Day Eve and finds himself wandering helplessly into a strange and terrifying spirit world. ´´Miss Slumbubble - and Claustrophobia´´ Miss Daphne Slumbubble is on holiday when for no apparen 1. Language: English. Narrator: Finn J.D. John. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/083074/bk_acx0_083074_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
On the day of his release from a mental institution, Pace is taken ´´hostage´´ by Faust, Pia, and Hayden, three escapees from the hospital who disappeared after the presumed rape and beating of Cassandra Kaltzas, daughter of the Greek munitions tycoon Alexandra Kaltzas. Each suffers from Multiple Personality Disorder, experiencing complex delusions and sometimes fantastical identities. Pace tries to piece together what happened when apparently one of their alternate personalities tried to kill Cassandra. Pace himself is an alternate of William Pacella, a man whose wife died in a restaurant fire set by a local mobster for insurance money. William Pacella ´´dies´´ so that Nightjack can be born - a new personality who may or may not be Jack the Ripper. For unknown reasons, Pace is able to see others´ delusions - when alternates take over members of the group, Pace alone is able to interact with each persona. Included among them is Princess Eirrin, a 10,000-year-old sorceress and heir to the Atlantean throne; Smoker, a half-breed gunman from 1880s Arizona; Thaddeus, friend and companion to St. Paul; and the ancient Greek architect Daedalus, who soared among the clouds with his home-made wax wings and watched his son perish in the sea. Now the four find themselves under attack from assassins sent by Kaltzas to punish the person who attacked his daughter. Conflicting stories abound about Cassandra - whether she was raped, if she was perhaps murdered, or if she and Pace somehow crossed paths even before the hospital. In fact, she may not even exist. As the attacks persist, the group is forced to face their own personal traumas and terrors, and go in search of Kaltzas in Greece. There, on an island where fantasy, myth, and truth are all entangled, Pace and his many alternates must sift through madness and deceit to unlock the mystery. And everyone may wind up dead unless Pace willingly unleashes the most brutal killer of all: Nightjack 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chet Williamson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/062795/bk_acx0_062795_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.