The Will to Die

The Will to Die

www.joepulizzi.com/the-will-to-die
by Joe Pulizzi


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Nov 21 • 0 min
If you are new to The Will to Die audiobook, please start with the chapter called Prologue. That’s the first chapter. The last chapter is called Epilogue. There are 42 chapters in total (40 are numbered). If you just completed The Will to Die, thank…
Epilogue
Nov 11 • 14 min
Since Robby started publishing Abe Pollitt’s diary stories on the web, business at the funeral home has taken off. Jess is helping. So is Zoe. Even Denise is learning the business. But most Sandusky residents are trying to pick up the pieces and start…
40 Win One for the Gipper
Nov 11 • 10 min
Will wakes and finds himself in some kind of hospital room. He’s scared and alone. Suddenly, Sam is there. Sam relays Will’s final moments back to him, and fills in the gaps while Will was unconscious. Will tells Sam about the plan, and admits that he…
39 A Disappointment
Nov 11 • 8 min
Alex’s little party with Will is interrupted by Janet and the old man. Alex and his father get into a heated argument, while Will looks for a way out of disaster. Then…shots are fired and Will loses consciousness. ——- Questions about The Will to…
38 The Truth
Nov 11 • 11 min
Will and Jack push their way into Traynor’s hideout. Alex leads Will into the inner sanctum of the crematory. It’s there he sees the four bodies, wrapped head to toe, in front of four burning retorts. ——- Questions about The Will to Die by Joe…
37 The Collage
Nov 11 • 4 min
Will works with Jack to find the cover leading to the entrance. Finally, Jack locates it. They head down the shaft. Using his flashlight, Will uncovers something he never thought was possible. ——- Questions about The Will to Die by Joe Pulizzi? Get…
36 Chocolate Triumph
Nov 11 • 8 min
Time is running out to save Will’s family. To Jack’s surprise, Will makes a quick stop for popsicles, and then they drive straight to Alex’s hideout. ——- Questions about The Will to Die by Joe Pulizzi? Get them answered here. On social media, use…
35 The Appetizer
Nov 11 • 10 min
Jack and Will watch their phones as the destruction in downtown Sandusky takes place. Alex calls back and then shows Will yet another video…this one of the four people he loves the most. ——- Questions about The Will to Die by Joe Pulizzi? Get them…
34 Deepfake
Nov 11 • 17 min
As Jack and Will reviewed the journals, Will finally feels like he uncovered the entire plan. At the same time, Will can’t get a hold of Robby or Sam. But the next call that comes in was from an old, forgotten friend. ——- Questions about The Will to…
33 Boat Storage
Nov 11 • 11 min
Jack and Will escape the scene and head to Jack’s boat storage in the old hearse. After securing the hearse, the two review the journals and work on the next plan. ——- Questions about The Will to Die by Joe Pulizzi? Get them answered here. On social…
32 The Parking Lot
Nov 11 • 10 min
Sam, Robby and Will head to Carol’s while Uncle Rod waits in the Tahoe. After discovering the journals, the three head back out to the parking lot. Robby immediately gets shot. Luckily, at the last minute, a friend was there to save the day. ——-…
31 The Message
Nov 11 • 15 min
The plan is executed. Will puts in the call to Uncle Dan. The four grabbed their gear and hit the interstate in Rod’s Tahoe. While Uncle Rod drives, the three crack Abe’s final video, discovering the location of the journals. ——- Questions about The…
30 The Plan
Nov 11 • 5 min
All four, Will, Sam, Robby and Uncle Rod, finalize the initial plan and call FBI Alan with the news. ——- Questions about The Will to Die by Joe Pulizzi? Get them answered here. On social media, use the hashtag #TheWilltoDie. Want to listen to a…
29 Uncle Rod
Nov 11 • 20 min
Robby collects weapons and WIFI back at his house. Robby and Will head out to the interstate, regroup, and meet Sam in Elyria at Uncle Rod’s house. ——- Questions about The Will to Die by Joe Pulizzi? Get them answered here. On social media, use the…
28 Inside the Man Cave
Nov 11 • 13 min
Agreed they have enough of the pieces, Will and Robby head to FBI Alan’s house for assistance. While there, a local news piece goes viral implicating Will. He learns there is a warrant out for his arrest. ——- Questions about The Will to Die by Joe…
27 Vito’s and Tonic
Nov 11 • 17 min
After leaving Sam, Will meets with Robby and brings the evidence together. After hours of numbers and theories, Jared arrives from the Clinic to collect the samples. But Will doesn’t expect more information about his father. ——- Questions about The…
26 Minority Report
Nov 11 • 9 min
Will and Sam meet to discuss next steps. Sam collects the tissue and metadata for Will to take to Cleveland. Will challenges Sam on why she was hired in the first place, raising additional questions. ——- Questions about The Will to Die by Joe…
25 Homework
Nov 11 • 8 min
Will spends the morning running through the videos, searching for answers. After hours of nothing, the very last video implicates the one person Will would never expect. ——- Questions about The Will to Die by Joe Pulizzi? Get them answered here. On…
24 The First Date
Nov 11 • 25 min
Will’s first assignment is to head to the library to find information about the Sandusky Alliance. Next, Will meets Xena at her restaurant for their date. The night ends with information that takes Will in an entirely new direction. ——- Questions…
23 Spock
Nov 11 • 5 min
After seeing his father die on video, Will tries to pull himself together and answer the question why. Upon leaving, the three formulate a plan, each going their separate ways. ——- Questions about The Will to Die by Joe Pulizzi? Get them answered…
22 The Video
Nov 11 • 9 min
Will, Robby and Sam huddle over a computer, trying to crack the code into the video. Once inside, the band of three see something they can never unsee. ——- Questions about The Will to Die by Joe Pulizzi? Get them answered here. On social media, use…
21 The Lookout
Nov 11 • 11 min
Not sure if they are right or paranoid, Will and Robby twist and turn to the Sandusky Mall and set up a lookout camp. Then they call Sam and plan to meet nearby. ——- Questions about The Will to Die by Joe Pulizzi? Get them answered here. On social…
20 The Reception
Nov 11 • 11 min
The reception is in full swing by the time Will and Robby arrive. Xena is there, and Will sets a date with her. There is a commotion in the back and Will finds it’s Uncle Dan and the Traynors. Robby and Will leave the reception and discover they are…
19 The Revelation
Nov 11 • 13 min
The family arrives at the funeral mass for Abe Pollitt. Will Pollitt sends his father off with a heartfelt eulogy. Something Denise says sparks an idea in Will’s head. Will forces Robby to take him to the funeral home before they head to the cemetery….
18 Closure
Nov 11 • 8 min
Robby sends good information to Will about the PopC account. Will, Jess, Denise and Sam say their final goodbye to Abe before closing the casket. ——- Questions about The Will to Die by Joe Pulizzi? Get them answered here. On social media, use the…
17 The Camera
Nov 11 • 9 min
Will finds a small camera in his father’s office, then decides to do a complete security sweep of the funeral home. Will quickly learns that the camera, surely his father’s, was kept as a secret from the rest of the staff. ——- Questions about The…
16 The Conspiracy
Nov 11 • 17 min
Half the city of Sandusky shows up to pay their final respects to Abe Pollitt. After the visitation, Robby, Sam and Will head out to drink and talk. Will relays the idea that there is conspiracy going on in Sandusky and people are not dying of natural…
15 Visitation Prep
Nov 11 • 8 min
Sam heads to Cleveland to get Abe’s blotching checked out while Will and Denise prep for their father’s visitation. Will gets an unexpected visit from Roger P. and learns of more disturbing news about the life settlements. ——- Questions about The…
14 The Breakfast Place
Nov 11 • 12 min
Jack invites Will to breakfast at their old hangout, Carol’s Cafe. Will peppers Jack with questions about his father’s behavior change. Will’s starting to agree with Denise that something isn’t quite right. ——- Questions about The Will to Die by Joe…
13 The Suit
Nov 11 • 6 min
Denise orders Will to change Abe’s funeral suit. Sam is not happy and forces Will to assist in the change of clothes. While disrobing Abe, Will uncovers an anomaly. ——- Questions about The Will to Die by Joe Pulizzi? Get them answered here. On…
12 The Reunion
Nov 11 • 12 min
Robby comes back to Sandusky and sees Sam for the first time in years. The three, Will, Robby and Sam, end up going to dinner and talking old times. Robby discloses some additional life settlement insurance information he received from his uncle. Out…
11 The Alliance
Nov 11 • 11 min
Uncle Dan invites Will to a Sandusky Alliance (SA) meeting. Will learns that SA has a plan for Pollitt Funeral Home, which Will doesn’t like one bit. ——- Questions about The Will to Die by Joe Pulizzi? Get them answered here. On social media, use…
10 The Ultimatum
Nov 11 • 6 min
Back at the funeral home, Will corners Sam with an ultimatum. Sam is displeased, but Will is unsure how to proceed without her. ——- Questions about The Will to Die by Joe Pulizzi? Get them answered here. On social media, use the hashtag…
9 Twelve Steps
Nov 11 • 9 min
After leaving Sam, Will finds a local Gambler’s Anonymous (GA) meeting to attend. There, he meets Roger P., an expert in insurance. Will unloads his life settlement questions on Roger and finds something truly unexpected. ——- Questions about The…
8 The Family Meeting
Nov 11 • 16 min
Will finds his dad’s diaries in a locked closet. Later, Will meets Jess and Sam for dinner, which was awkward but necessary. In talking with Sam, Will finds out more about his father’s sudden behavior change and links it to the funeral home’s…
7 The Life Settlement
Nov 11 • 11 min
Will and his daughter Jess meet with Sarah Evans, whose father recently passed away. During the meeting Will finds out that Sarah’s father cashed in his life insurance to pay for medical expenses (and the funeral). After the meeting, Will begins his…
6 Running the Numbers
Nov 11 • 14 min
Will meets with Uncle Dan. While running through the financials for the funeral home, the future seems bleak. Will then reviews the numbers with Robby, looking for a silver lining. Why would Will’s father give him a failing business? ——- Questions…
5 The Death Call
Nov 11 • 11 min
Will meets Jack at the funeral home first thing in the morning. A death call comes in and Jack seeks Will assistance picking up a body. It ends up being a very abnormal death call. ——- Questions about The Will to Die by Joe Pulizzi? Get them…
4 The Will
Nov 11 • 10 min
Denise and Will sit down for a reading of Abe’s last will and testament by Uncle Dan. Whether Will wanted it or not, the funeral home was now his, but the prospects do not look good. ——- Questions about The Will to Die by Joe Pulizzi? Get them…
3 The Funeral Home
Nov 11 • 26 min
Robby escorts Will to the funeral home in Sandusky, Ohio. There, Will is met by Denise, Jack and Uncle Dan, and then prepares to see his father for the last time. But the biggest problem for Will wasn’t see his dead father. ——- Questions about The…
2 The Meeting
Nov 11 • 20 min
Will and Robby head to PopC for the big meeting. While inside, Will decides to alter the strategy. Robby isn’t a fan, but acquiesces. By the end of the meeting, Will receives a message that will change his life forever. ——- Questions about The Will…
1 The Proposal
Nov 9 • 11 min
Will Pollitt and his partner Robby Thompson make the final changes to their upcoming marketing pitch to billion-dollar beverage maker PopC. Everything was fine until Will returned to his apartment. ——- Questions about The Will to Die by Joe Pulizzi?…
Prologue
Nov 6 • 3 min
It’s late at night in Sandusky, Ohio. Abe Pollitt finds himself all alone inside his funeral home. But something is not quite right. ——- All of the names, characters, organizations, places and events portrayed in this novel are either products of…
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Sep 30 • 2 min
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