The Resource Playing dead : A Journey Through the World of Death Fraud., Elizabeth Greenwood, (electronic resource)

Playing dead : A Journey Through the World of Death Fraud., Elizabeth Greenwood, (electronic resource)

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Playing dead : A Journey Through the World of Death Fraud.
Title
Playing dead
Title remainder
A Journey Through the World of Death Fraud.
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Elizabeth Greenwood
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Language
eng
Summary
Is it still possible to fake your own death in the twenty-first century? With six figures of student loan debt, Elizabeth Greenwood was tempted to find out.So she sets off on a foray into the world of death fraud, where for $30,000 a consultant can make you disappear-but your suspicious insurance company might hire a private detective to dig up your coffin...only to find it filled with rocks. Greenwood tracks down a man who staged a kayaking accident and then returned to live in his own house while all his neighbors thought he was dead. She takes a call from Michael Jackson (yes, he's alive-or so some would have her believe), talks to people contemplating pseudocide, and gathers intel on black market morgues in the Philippines, where she may or may not succeed in obtaining some fraudulent goodies of her own. Along the way, she learns that love is a much less common motive than money, and that making your death look like a drowning virtually guarantees you'll be caught. (Disappearing while hiking, however, is a great way to go.) Playing Dead is an utterly fascinating and charmingly bizarre investigation into our all-too-human desire to escape from the lives we lead, and the men and women desperate enough to lose their identities-and their families-to begin again
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technical information on music
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Greenwood, Elizabeth
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Narrator: Arden Hammersmith
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Hammersmith, Arden
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  • Nonfiction
  • Biography & Autobiography
  • Sociology
  • True Crime
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Playing dead : A Journey Through the World of Death Fraud., Elizabeth Greenwood, (electronic resource)
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  • Duration: 07:59:25
  • Unabridged
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digital storage
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online resource
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stereophonic
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spoken word
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (10 audio files)
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electronic
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  • audio
  • computer
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digital
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sound
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digital recording
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  • other
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623B157D-E82B-46B3-9AA3-3E419D39B522
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Label
Playing dead : A Journey Through the World of Death Fraud., Elizabeth Greenwood, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Note
  • Duration: 07:59:25
  • Unabridged
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ODN0002560021
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (10 audio files)
Form of item
electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Media category
  • audio
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
  • c
Other physical details
digital
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
Speed
unknown
Stock number
623B157D-E82B-46B3-9AA3-3E419D39B522
System control number
623B157D-E82B-46B3-9AA3-3E419D39B522
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not applicable
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