´´What is with you lately?” Lenny’s wife would like to know. ´´You’ve been acting like everything is one big joke.” And it’s true - unemployed TV writer Lenny Sullivan has been having trouble seeing his life and times as anything more than fodder for edgy wisecracks. But when he bolts to Key West to refresh his lighter side, things suddenly turn serious. Well, sort of serious. A bullying businessman in league with a pair of bumbling mobsters is plotting to burn down his best friend’s struggling comedy club. The pill-popping star of his last best chance at a hit show is under a death threat from a very sore loser in a love triangle. And Lenny’s staunchest ally in the fight to keep the club, the star, and the laughs alive happens to be a 90-something named Bert the Shirt. Fortunately, Bert has a soft spot for comedians and is the savviest if not the most grammatical guy in town.... Deftly balancing suspense and humor, mayhem and romance, Key West color and showbiz glitz, One Big Joke uproariously entertains while making a sly but impassioned argument for the saving grace of comedy in tough times. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jem Matzan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/108340/bk_acx0_108340_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When 24-year-old twins Laurie and Joseph Ercolani inherit a bundle upon the death of their estranged father, they learn their sailing-enthusiast father also left each an identical sailing yacht. The twins have different ideas about what to do with their inheritance. Laurie sees it as an opportunity to fulfill her dream of making a movie. Joe sees it as seed-money for a get-rich-quick scheme. While one twin films a sexy movie against the backdrop of the beautiful Caribbean Sea, the other figures a felonious way of making a couple million bucks in pre-Katrina New Orleans. Slick Time is a sexy caper novel with a kidnapping, an extortion, the filming of an erotic movie, bungling FBI agents, a savvy NOPD detective, a private-eye known as the most dangerous man in New Orleans, as well as the Lusca - a sea monster inhabiting the Atlantis Blue Hole outside Kemps Bay, The Bahamas. There is a ruthless criminal who calls himself Hardacre, a sly mastermind who calls himself Slick, a host of pretty women and an alluring special agent with long brown hair, dark brown eyes and the intelligence to figure it all out. Too bad no one will listen to her. The story is fast-paced with wit, humor, sex, and sharp dialogue. 1. Language: English. Narrator: A. W. Miller. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/073819/bk_acx0_073819_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Introducing Leland Hale, who will steal your heart - and all your money! Fraud, larceny, and murder are all in a day´s work for this master interstellar confidence man. Leland thought the universe owed him a living - and he was collecting on the installment plan! He is about to descend on the planet Cardigan´s Green with a planetary scam designed to make him rich at the population´s expense. What this scoundrel doesn´t know is that he is about to become a savior! And if he survives this misadventure, he has two more brilliant schemes in mind. Hugo nominee and Sidewise Alternate History Award winner Randall Garrett was the major science fiction humorist of the 1950s. And he was at the top of his form when he penned the Leland Hale saga. For the first time ever, here are all three Leland Hale capers in one volume. Randall Garrett (1927-1987) worked as an industrial chemist before turning his hand to science fiction, a happy decision for everyone, as it turned out. During the 1950s and ´60s he was a stalwart of the US science fiction magazines, producing well over a hundred short stories and novelettes and writing for virtually every SF title on the stands, but primarily for Astounding (now Analog). A noted humorist, famed for his delightful Lord Darcy series, even Garrett´s most serious works (Anything You Can Do, for example) contain comic or satirical undertones. He was one of the first writers to appreciate the importance of conventions and an ingratiating personality in building a strong reader following. These stories, which have never been reprinted since their one and only appearance on cheap pulpwood paper, ensure that audiences will remember his work at least a little longer. They will have an opportunity to encounter that sly sense of humor, those brilliant mystery and detective problems, and that almost unmatched ability to work complex scientific principles into exciting stories. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Randal Schaffer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/119179/bk_acx0_119179_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.