A bad deal for Mrs. Frugalicious. When Maddie Michaels, AKA Mrs. Frugalicious, is invited to take a local news crew with her on a Black Friday shopping expedition, she’s excited to show viewers at home how to score the season’s best savings. Despite a negative comment from Contrary Claire - the sole naysayer in her growing Frugarmy - Maddie is hopeful her first TV appearance will be a bargain-savvy success. But Black Friday eve takes a bleak turn when a shopper is crushed beneath a pallet of toasters. After learning that the victim could be Contrary Claire, it becomes clear that Claire has made more than one enemy. Maddie finds herself dealing once again with a murder investigation. Will she catch the killer before someone else is slashed like a sale price? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tavia Gilbert. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/011866/bk_adbl_011866_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Coupon-clipping Mrs. Frugalicious gets more than she bargained for. After Mr. Frank ´´Finance´´ Michaels loses the family’s financial nest egg in a Ponzi scheme, his wife Maddie does whatever she can to help keep up the appearance that everything is financially fine. When she starts a bargain hunter’s blog under the alias Mrs. Frugalicious, her website becomes a viral hit with a growing ´´frugarmy´´ of budget advice seekers. While Maddie is researching ´´frugasm´´-worthy deals on holiday shopping for teens, Eternally 21 store manager Laila DeSimone mistakenly accuses her of shoplifting. Then her day goes from bad to worse when Laila expires on the floor. Since Laila was a universally disliked manager, the murder suspect list is longer than Maddie’s bargain spreadsheet. But when evidence points to Maddie as the prime suspect, she must track down the real culprit. Can she uncover the truth before police throw away her get-out-of-jail-free coupon for good? Includes bargain shopping tips & techniques. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tavia Gilbert. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/011868/bk_adbl_011868_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Now the star of her own reality show, The Family Frugalicious, Maddie Michaels heads south of the border with her family to cover bargain destination weddings at a swank but budget-friendly Mexican resort. Things get a little too real when timeshare sales manager Alejandro Espinoza makes a play for Maddie one evening and ends up floating dead in the pool the next. Was it an accident or a preplanned part of the Mrs. Frugalicious storyline? When the show´s producers extend the trip so she, her all-but-ex Frank, and the kids can investigate - not to mention get enough footage for a two-part, Emmy-worthy episode - Maddie fears she´s in way more agua caliente than she ever bargained for. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tavia Gilbert. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/011867/bk_adbl_011867_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A BMW in a Costco parking lot? A working class family with a 50-inch plasma TV? What´s going on in the mind of the new consumer? Today´s consumers can seem impossible to understand, and even harder to please. For instance, the average mall shopper will spend about $100, then leave when she hits that limit. She´ll probably buy shoes rather than clothing, because she doesn´t want to think about her dress size. And the store most likely to get her money isn´t the one with the nicest display or the deepest discounts, it´s the one closest to her parking spot. In his consulting with dozens of leading companies, Michael J. Silverstein has interviewed thousands of customers, extracting fascinating patterns about what really drives their purchase decisions. His first book, the acclaimed best seller Trading Up, has taught a generation of marketers about the ´´new luxury´´ phenomenon, and why consumers will happily pay a steep premium for goods and services that are emotionally satisfying, from golf clubs to bathroom fixtures to beauty products. But Trading Up revealed only part of the story of the new consumer. The same middle-class people who are happily trading up at Victoria´s Secret and Panera are going on treasure hunts at Costco and Home Depot. And they are often getting as much emotional satisfaction in the discount stores as in the luxury stores. Treasure Hunt shows how even the most mundane shopping, for things like paper towels and pet food, has become an adventure rather than a tedious chore. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John H. Mayer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/000827/bk_rand_000827_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In Southern California, three terrorists of unknown allegiances slaughter dozens of men at a shopping mall. In Denver, the eccentric CEO of Denver Communications, or DenCom, has a target on his head. In the wilds of Greenland, a long-forgotten enemy is reaching out for recognition and revenge. At the center of it all, a special investigator for the ´´communications” company is dragged into a diabolical plot he can’t begin to understand. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chris Abell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/112596/bk_acx0_112596_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Turn your gift-giving talents into a lucrative business! If you´re creative and love to shop, making gift baskets could be your path to financial independence. Both corporate customers and individuals have found gift baskets to be the perfect gift-giving solution, making it one of today´s hottest businesses. Startup is easy: Your equipment needs are minimal, and you can work for home, full time or part time. Plus, gift baskets are fun to create and practically sell themselves! Topics covered include: An overview of the gift basket business, with answers to commonly asked questions. Proven tips and advice for choosing a niche market, developing a product line, finding both consumer and business customers, getting supplies, and more. Step-by-step instructions for creating marketing and business plans, obtaining financing, promoting your business, keeping records, and much more. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Drew Shaw. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/entr/000004/bk_entr_000004_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Someone - or something - masquerading as Skeeve the Magnificent is racking up hundreds of thousands of gold pieces of debt. It´s up to Aahz the Pervect (not pervert!) to find the myth-creant and put an end to the shopping spree. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Noah Michael Levine. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/007650/bk_adbl_007650_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The cop swallowed hard to keep his last meal from making a surprise reappearance. In his years on the force, he had seen plenty of things, but never anything like this. That gaping maw of spoiled flesh tested the limits of his sanity, and he couldn´t tear his eyes away from it. The woman´s cold, black heart was clearly visible through the opening in her chest cavity. It wasn´t beating. Her lungs were both collapsed. She wasn´t breathing. Yet she wouldn´t release her grip on his ankle. ´´Police are saying that there´s no need to panic,´´ the reporter on the television said. ´´You should go about your daily business but remain alert. In case of emergency, call 911 and shelter in place until help arrives. Once again, this appears to be an isolated incident. Despite speculation online, there is no evidence of biological warfare, the plague, the Ebola virus or the zombie apocalypse. ´´However, authorities have not commented on what could have caused the outbreak of violence or the victims´ physical reactions to what police say was an unprovoked, unanticipated and unexpected attack at a local shopping mall.´´ 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Goldsmith. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/093991/bk_acx0_093991_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Based on our much larger guide to Tampa Bay and Florida´s West Coast, this zeroes in on Fort Myers and Sanibel Island, Pine Island and Out Islands, Captiva, Fort Myers Beach, San Carlos Park and Estero, Bonita Springs and Bonita Beach. This easy-to-use book is packed with practical information and enticing facts that make it fun to listen to: the book´s six sections include suggestions for finding the best food, lodging, kayaking, fishing, or shopping; even driving directions are included. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Humbert. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/027362/bk_acx0_027362_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
During a cross border shopping trip, a family vanishes. No reason. No ransom. No cry for help. Bus driver Wallace Carver fears the worst when his family fails to meet him at the Bellingham, Washington mall. His anxiety is justifiably heightened when security cameras unexplainably show that he crossed the Peace Arch border alone. Now, all Wallace wants to do is get his wife and sons back. But first he has to work out why they were taken and by whom. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Noah Michael Levine. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/014945/bk_adbl_014945_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.