Bowling for the Mob is the story of a man considered by many to be the greatest bowler that ever lived, yet his life became a struggle to conquer his inner demons. By age 12, Bob Purzycki was one of the best bowlers in the country. He was set to compete at the World´s Fair in 1964 in Queens. Two days before, a neighborhood kid hit Bob in the face with a mallet and crushed the side of his head causing permanent loss of vision in his left eye. Despite everyone telling him to give up, Bob trained to bowl with one eye. By his 18th birthday, his game had improved to a 220 average - a score that was unheard of in 1970. He joined the Professional Bowlers Association at 19 and won Bowler of the Year in 1973 and 1974. Then Bob got involved with the underworld as the mob began making bets on his tournaments, which started a downhill spiral. After getting involved with the mafia, a viscous battle with drug abuse and doing jail time, he redeemed himself and went on to play in the Super Bowl High Roller in Vegas. He won the grand prize beating the best bowlers in the world and became champion at 47. An amazing story of one man´s mistakes and accomplishments, Purzycki says it best ´´I was either going to kill somebody, kill myself or end up in an insane asylum.´´ 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/real/000248/bk_real_000248_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Handgefertigtes Bowling-Set von Wooden StoryDas Bowling Set aus massivem Holz von Wooden Story besteht aus 10 Pins und zwei Kugeln, die in einer schönen Baumwolltasche geliefert werden. Die einzelnen Pins und Kugeln werden aus massivem FSC zertifiziertem Holz in Handarbeit gefertigt.Produktmerkmale:Handgefertigt aus massivem Holz (FSC zertifiziert)Set aus 10 Bowling Pins und 2 KugelnGlatt geschliffen & weiche GriffigkeitInkl. schönen Stoffbeutel aus Bio-BaumwolleBehandelt mit Bienenwachs & PflanzenölenFrei von schädlichen ChemikalienFür Kinder ab 1 Jahr geeignetHölzernes Bowling SetDas Bowlingset aus massivem Holz von Wooden Story hat ein zeitloses, schlichtes Design und eine hochwertige Verarbeitung. Die Pins und die Kugeln sind aus ausgewähltem Holz von FSC-zertifizierten Lieferanten in Handarbeit hergestellt. Jedes Element ist sorgfältig abgeschliffen und mit Bienenwachs behandelt. Die individuelle Holzstruktur macht jedes Bowling-Set stets zu einem Unikat.Das Bowlingset von Wooden Story in natur für Kinder besteht aus 10 Kegeln und 2 Holzkugeln in unterschiedlichen Größen. Es ist für Kinder ab 1 Jahr geeignet und kann drinnen und draußen zum Bowlen benutzt werden. Exklusiv platziert eignet sich das Bowlingset auch als Deko-Accessoire zum Verschönern der Wohnräume.Materialen: Pins und Kugeln aus Buchenholz (FSC zertifiziert)Pins und Kugeln: Massiv-Holz (FSC zertifiziert)Stofftasche: 100% BaumwolleFarben:Pins und Kugeln: naturholzStofftasche: weißAbmessungen und Gewicht:Stofftasche: 33 x 40 cmBowling-Pin: 4,8 x 4,8 x 22,5 cmGroße Kugel: 6,5 cmKliene Kugel: 5,5 cmLieferumfang:10x Pins aus massivem Holz in natur2x Kugeln in unterschiedlichen Größen in natur1x Stoff-Tasche
Nolan Cash was born in Kingsland, Arkansas, on October 8, 1939, seven years after his cousin, Johnny. The bi-racial product of a rape by a black man of a 16-year-old Christian girl in America´s conservative Bible Belt, he experienced extreme prejudice growing up during the racially divided ´50s. His opportunity for country music stardom beckoned when he witnessed an event that inspired him to write the song that would change his life - the church massacre at Bowling Green. What happened next might have come straight from the pages of a Hollywood political thriller. Nolan was charged with treason and hidden in the prison system with a new identity, his secret about that event in Bowling Green buried with him. Only the 50-year disclosure on official secrets - CIA documents recently released - enabled the facts to finally emerge. Here, then, is the story of Nolan Cash, collateral damage in America´s struggle to move away from racist division. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andrew Brel. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/105014/bk_acx0_105014_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Welcome to 603 Bowling Avenue, a lush, empty Colonial Revival house tucked away in a leafy Nashville neighborhood. Who´s that in the ratty attic bedroom, holed up like a squirrel, writing real estate ads as fast as she can? Delia Ballenger, former Nashvillian. She´s back in town to sell the house that her tender-hearted big sister inexplicably left her after dying in a car crash. Delia needs to get back to Chicago as fast as possible. But uninvited people keep showing up at the front door: Her mother, Grace Ballenger. Brilliant federal judge and the number-one reason Delia lives in another state. A patrician and poorly socialized neighbor, Angus Donald. Shelly Carpenter, the watchful housekeeper who raised Delia. Brother-in-law Bennett Schwartz, a wretched surgeon, along with his girls Cassie and Amelia-the nieces she´s never known. And, most vexing, a charming real estate agent, Henry Peek. Delia finds herself up to her eyeballs in a flood of mysteries, secrets, and the sort of love that sneaks up on you. For everyone who has muttered ´´You can´t go home again,´´ here´s what happens when you go anyway. You´ll laugh. You may cry, if you´re the weepy type. And you´ll cheer for Delia even as you wonder how she can eat a Pop-Tart as an entree. Like The Descendants, Bowling Avenue is a story of learning how to let go, and hold on. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ann Shayne. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/009438/bk_acx0_009438_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In Raymond Chandler´s favourite novel, Mr Bowling buys the newspapers only to find out what the latest is on the murders he´s just committed.... Mr Bowling is getting away with murder. On each occasion he buys a newspaper to see whether anyone suspects him. But there is a war on, and the clues he leaves are going unnoticed. Which is a shame, because Mr Bowling is not a conventional serial killer: he wants to get caught so that his torment can end. How many more newspapers must he buy before the police finally catch up with him? Donald Henderson was an actor and playwright who had also written novels as D. H. Landels, but with little success. While working for the BBC in London during the Second World War, his fortunes finally changed with Mr Bowling Buys a Newspaper, a darkly satirical portrayal of a murderer that was to be promoted enthusiastically by Raymond Chandler as his favourite detective novel. But even the author of The Big Sleep could not save it from oblivion: it has remained out of print for more than 60 years. This Detective Club classic is introduced by award-winning novelist Martin Edwards, author of The Story of Classic Crime in 100 Books, who reveals new information about Henderson´s often troubled life and writing career. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tim Frances. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/003267/bk_hcuk_003267_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The city of San Francisco is being stalked by a huge, shaved vampyre cat named Chet, and only I, Abby Normal, emergency backup mistress of the Greater Bay Area night, and my manga-haired love monkey, Foo Dog, stand between the ravenous monster and a bloody massacre of the general public. Whoa. And this is a love story? Yup. ‘Cept there’s no whining. See, while some lovers were born to run, Jody and Tommy were born to bite. Well, reborn, that is, now that they´re vampires. Good thing theirs is an undying love, since their Goth Girl Friday, Abby Normal, imprisoned them in a bronze statue. Abby wants to be a blood sucking fiend, too, but right now she’s really busy with other stuff, like breaking in a pair of red vinyl thigh-high Skankenstein® platform boots and wrangling her Ph.D.-candidate boyfriend, Steve (the love monkey). And then there’s that vampire cat Chet, who’s getting bigger and smarter—and thirstier—by the minute. Abby thought she and Steve could handle the kitty cat on their own, mais non.´´ Before you can say ´´OMG! WTF?” Tommy and Jody are sprung from captivity, and join forces with Abby, Steve, the frozen-turkey-bowling Safeway crew, the Emperor of San Francisco and his trusty dogs Lazarus and Bummer, Abby’s gay Goth friend Jared, and SF’s finest Cavuto and Rivera to hunt big cat and save the city. And that’s when the fun really begins. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Susan Bennett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/002135/bk_harp_002135_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Jude Johnstone and his photographer buddy Grover once traveled together for magazine articles. Times have changed. Jude is now a tabloid reporter in Miami, and Grover runs a dying camera store. Then Jude gets a tip leading to the location of a disappeared Powerball winner of $900M, and finds him in hiding in a South Beach penthouse. Howard Rosen was a bowling alley accountant who has erased his identity with the plan to reemerge a hero after financing a coup against a corrupt Caribbean island dictator. He hires Jude to find his possible son...or is it just a young man claiming to be his son on Union? He instructs Jude to find out, and help islanders resist the governor, with an unlimited budget and the lure of a fake reality show to infiltrate. What happens next is anything but predictable, though, as a storm approaches. And if he and Grover fail to beat the opposing tribe? They´re shark food! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Lennon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/013211/bk_blak_013211_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.