This collection of 12 short stories is based on the adventures of the starcruiser Galaxy and its valiant crew, including: ´´Discount Dinner´´ - A desperate financial situation forces the crew to purchase food with unforeseen side effects. ´´Double-Rowed Smile´´ - The newly installed, and not so gently used, auto-navigation system threatens to tear the Galaxy apart mid-warp. ´´Drone Wars´´ - An army of murderous drones attack the Tioran Federation, killing anyone that gets in their way. ´´Hot Lava´´ - The Galaxy is stranded on a planet embroiled in a massive tectonic reconfiguration. ´´Drone Wars II´´ - Jonn´s side project to create an artificial pet takes on a life of its own. ´´Arms Deal´´ - Steve´s attempt to purchase a new rifle from an unscrupulous vendor unwittingly unleashes a hungry beast bent on devouring everyone aboard the Galaxy. ´´Stimugen´´ - Hitch´s encounter with artificial stimulants nearly destroys her relationship with the crew-and her own sanity. ´´Distant Discovery´´ - The crew is hired to investigate a distant, unresponsive government space station, but their simple mission reveals a powerful enemy force that wants to keep the station´s secrets all to itself. ´´Damage Control´´ - A new training program that disables the Galaxy makes the stalwart ship a tempting target for ruthless salvagers. ´´Distant Discovery II´´ - Technology uncovered at a secret government space station threatens to unleash a massive black hole in the heavily populated heart of the Tioran Federation. ´´Derelict Disaster´´ - A mission to salvage valuable technology from the wreck of a devastated pirate carrier turns sour as the derelict ship reaches out from the grave to trap and eliminate the starcruiser Galaxy. ´´Deceptive Cargo´´ - A powerful force sent by a familiar foe is unleashed aboard the Galaxy with only one mission - to eliminate the entire crew by any means necessary. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rod Spurgeon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/014022/bk_acx0_014022_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
You Too Can Reduce Your Debt Overnight With A Simple 5-Minute Phone Call Learn the secrets for getting out of credit card debt fast and getting your finances back in order Written by the owner of a credit card debt company, this guide shares insider secrets your credit card company doesn´t want you to know about! In this book you will learn: How To Get Your Credit Card Company To Do What You Want! Learn the secret words that will get any credit card company to listen to your demands - whether you want a settlement, lower interest rate or any fees waived. Why You Must Read This Book Before Making Another Payment Are you tired of being hounded by credit card collectors? Are you sick of being behind on your bills? Rogue entrepreneur Tom Corson-Knowles owns a debt buying company. That´s right, he buys credit card debt and collects it. In this book, Tom shares what the banks and collections agencies don´t want you to know - how to settle your credit card debt at an 80% discount with a 5 minute phone call. How To Reduce Your Debt Overnight: A Simple System For Eliminating Credit Card And Consumer Debt is the ultimate guide for getting out of debt. Over 100 Million Americans are head-over-heels in debt today - why have we fallen so far so fast? Entrepreneur and investor Tom Corson-Knowles shares his point of view as the owner of a credit card debt buying company. Having worked with hundreds of consumers in credit card debt, Tom has seen first-hand the mistakes people make that get them into debt - and keep them stuck there. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Greg Zarcone. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/019934/bk_acx0_019934_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This book explores theoretical and practical implications of reflecting the fair value of liabilities for insurance companies. In addition, the contributions discuss the disclosure of these values to the financial and regulatory communities and auditing firms which are actually calculating this illusive but important variable. It combines contributions by distinguished practitioners from the insurance, accounting and finance fields, with those of prominent academics. One of the central themes of the collection is that adequate disclosure of the true economic value of insurance company liabilities is both possible and desirable. Wherever possible, the insurance valuation process is wedded with modern financial theory. For example, the use of option pricing theory is applied to insurance companies, where the true value of the firm´s liabilities is a critical variable. Methods such as cash flow, earned profit and indirect discount are explored.
From the creator of Myths Retold comes a hilarious collection of Greek, Norse, Chinese and even Sumerian myths retold in their purest, bawdiest forms! All our lives, we´ve been fed watered-down, PC versions of the classic myths. In reality, mythology is more screwed up than a schizophrenic shaman doing hits of unidentified?wait, it all makes sense now. In Zeus Grants Stupid Wishes, Cory O´Brien, creator of Myths RETOLD!, sets the stories straight. These are rude, crude, totally sacred texts told the way they were meant to be told: loudly, and with lots of four-letter words. Did you know? Cronus liked to eat babies. Narcissus probably should have just learned to masturbate. Odin got construction discounts with bestiality. Isis had bad taste in jewelry. Ganesh was the very definition of an unplanned pregnancy. And Abraham was totally cool about stabbing his kid in the face. Still skeptical? Here are a few more gems to consider: ? Zeus once stuffed an unborn fetus inside his thigh to save its life after he exploded its mother by being too good in bed. ? The entire Egyptian universe was saved because Sekhmet just got too hammered to keep murdering everyone. ? The Hindu universe is run by a married couple who only stop murdering in order to throw sweet dance parties?on the corpses of their enemies. ? The Norse goddess Freyja once consented to a four-dwarf gangbang in exchange for one shiny necklace. And there´s more dysfunctional goodness where that came from.
Bullets. Booze. Bad luck. It´s all here. These tales - best devoured with a stiff pour of bourbon - delve into the dark underworld of drifters, gangsters, wannabe hoods, and small-town folks in slippery situations. Written in terse and urgent prose, these stories cling to the edge of reason and peer into the dark abyss that is human deviance. Here´s a taste of what you´ll find in Tough Guys, an entertaining collection of thrilling stories: ´´Apprentice´´: Ronnie might be a truck driver, but he´s something else too - a hit man. ´´Room Number Six´´: Frank just got out of prison, and he´s not too happy to find his wife in bed with a prison guard. What´s he gonna do? ´´No Sé´´: Hector has been a gangster his whole life. He´s rock hard. But this hard-hearted gangster just met his match - a six-year-old girl named Charlotte. ´´Last Shift´´: Everybody has a breaking point. For Sandy, a waitress at an all-night diner, her breaking point might be tonight. A slick crook picks her up from work, but Sandy´s luck means this guy is up to no good. Will Sandy, the thin, little blonde with three-inch heels, finally snap? ´´You Ever Hear About War Dogs, Sam?´´: Hayes is a small-town kid who works at a discount store. What´s his future? The US Marine Corps. But when Hayes gets back, he´s a little bit different. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stuart Ashenbrenner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/032839/bk_acx0_032839_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
You probably shop at Costco for great deals on buckets of salsa and crates of toilet paper. But earlier this fall, the discount giant began selling high-quality fine art — including works by Matisse and Warhol — in its online store. Next, from a wannabe rock star in School of Rock, to a Mexican wrestler in Nacho Libre, Jack Black is probably the closest thing in Hollywood to a superstar clown. He’s been described as ´´big, obnoxious, and funny in a slightly terrifying way.”Then, the Cold War was terrifying, but we have to admit: it made for some great entertainment, from Dr. No to Dr. Strangelove. And then there was the kid-friendly version: The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show. That all-American squirrel and his pal the moose first sauntered across TV screens in 1959, hotly pursued by Boris and Natasha — the Russian-accented spies with a knack for falling on their own grenades.And finally, Diana Krall’s interpretations of mid-century jazz standards have won her two Grammys and sold many millions of albums worldwide. For her new record — Glad Rag Doll — the singer and pianist mined the music of her childhood. Although she grew up in the 1970s, she was raised on her dad’s collection of 78 rpm records from 1920s and ´30s. [Broadcast Date: October 13, 2012] 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kurt Andersen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/stud/121013/rt_stud_121013_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.