These witty vignettes are full of great repartee and wonderfully astute observations – read with the dry humour and enthusiasm they deserve by ‘The Olivier of Audiobooks’ Martin Jarvis. Full contents: 1. Pas Devant Les Enfants 2. Twelfth Night: or what will you have? 3. I said "My Name is Ozzy Manders" 4. The Sad Tale of P*T*R Bunnikin 5. At the Sign of the Rupture Belt 6. Listener Sport 7. On the Subject of Objects 8. Ye Globe Theatre 9. Literary Quiz 10. Behind the Myth - Mythtier Still 11. Chez Crumble 12. On the Receiving End 13. Operation Fungles 14. Head to Head 15. Bishop Rock 16. Business Worries 17. School of Applied Art 18. A Few Words from the Captain 19. Through the Wilderness 20. A Very Special Collection 21. The Patter of Tiny Careers 22. Return Match 23. Tête à Tête à Tête 24. Bodbury: The Nation Awaits 25. Spock's Guide to Parent Care 26. Between the Acts 27. Thanks 28. The House on the Box 29. I Think I'm Right in Saying 30. Save it for the Stairs 31. It 32. Night Thoughts. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Martin Jarvis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/csaw/000196/bk_csaw_000196_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The long-anticipated biography of Robert Redford. Among the most widely admired Hollywood stars of his generation, Redford has appeared onstage and on-screen, in front of and behind the camera, earning Academy, Golden Globe, and a multitude of other awards and nominations for acting, directing, and producing, and for his contributions to the arts. His Sundance Film Festival transformed the world of filmmaking; his films defined a generation. America has come to know him as the Sundance Kid, Bob Woodward, Johnny Hooker, Jay Gatsby, and Roy Hobbs. But only now, with this revelatory biography, do we see the surprising and complex man beneath the Hollywood facade. From Redford's personal papers, journals, script notes, correspondence, and hundreds of hours of taped interviews, Michael Feeney Callan brings the legendary star into focus. Here is his scattered family background and restless childhood, his rocky start in acting, the death of his son, his star-making relationship with director Sydney Pollack, the creation of Sundance, his political activism, his artistic successes and failures, his friendships and romances. This is a candid, surprising portrait of a man whose iconic roles on-screen (Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, All the President's Men, The Natural) and directorial brilliance (Ordinary People, Quiz Show) have both defined and obscured one of the most celebrated, and, until now, least understood, public figures of our time. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Deakins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/002596/bk_rand_002596_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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Are you a 'Dean' or 'Sam' fan? Have you followed the cult American horror series, Supernatural from the very beginning? Or perhaps you have only recently discovered Dean and Sam Winchester (Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki) on their quest to rid the word of monsters, demons and things that go bump in the night? One thing is certain, with 500 questions all about Season 5, this book will put Supernatural fans' knowledge firmly to the test. The latest quiz book from Light Bulb Quizzes contains questions on every episode of Supernatural Season 5 as well as quotes, soundtrack, episode titles, cast appearances and general trivia. You can also find out about all the new Season 5 characters and the actors who brought them to life including Crowley (Mark Sheppard), Lucifer (Mark Pellegrino) and Death (Julian Richings). The Supernatural Quiz Book Season 5 takes another nostalgic look back as Dean, Sam and angel Castiel (Misha Collins) form Team Free Will to go up against The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. So, if Season 5 is one of your favourites, dip inside and revisit all those special moments that continue to live on in the hearts of the Supernatural family across the globe.
TEST YOURSELF AGAINST THE ECONOMIST'S CHAMPION QUIZ TEAM - THE ONLY QUIZ BOOK YOU NEED THIS CHRISTMAS General knowledge quizzes are ten a penny. Trust The Economist, which knows both the price and the value of everything, to do something different.In its first ever quiz book in a 175-year history, the sharp wits of The Economist's own champion quiz team ('Marginal Futility') throw down the gauntlet for a genuinely severe contest. Ranging over the globe and the sweep of world history, peering into the most significant developments in science, politics and culture, this is the rare quiz whose answers shed real light on the ways of the world. What was Europe's first attempt at an international currency union, before the Euro was a twinkle in Jacques Delors's eye? Where did 15th-Century popes live? Who sang Diggi-Loo Diggi-Ley?
'I wish this book had been available when I began my independent career. There's only one word for it - PRICELESS!!!&#8221; -Shay McConnon, psychologist, trainer, coach, magician and mentor 'Grounded in common-sense and humour and very clear about what can send you off track. - Norman Walker, former global head of Human Resources for Novartis, now an independent senior executive coach and consultant on leadership 'AMUST read, for anyone thinking about life outside the organisation&#8221; - Goran Hultin former Deputy Director General at the ILO (International Labour Office), now a successful independent consultant HOW TO WORK FOR YOURSELF AND MAKE IT WORK Are you thinking of starting up on your own and working for yourself? Do you need to know the nuts and bolts of setting up; marketing yourself and prospecting for new business; keeping things running on a day-to-day basis? Have you already made the leap and want to get more work, new clients, higher fees? This practical, no-nonsense book pulls no punches and gives you all the guidance you need to set yourself up and get work in the first place, plus all the know-how you need to survive, prosper and expand once you're up and running. See the book's website at for up-to-the minute financial and tax information for small businesses and the self-employed. This book was previously known as Smarter Consulting. IF YOU NEVER WANT TO WORK FOR SOMEBODY ELSE AGAIN, YOU NEED STARTING UP ON YOUR OWN! Chances are that if you're looking at this book you are at least thinking about taking the big step of going it alone. Or you're already in business as an independent and you want to get better at it. Well, you've come to the right place. Starting Up On Your Own covers everything you need to get ready to work for yourself and, once you've taken the plunge, how to develop your business and stay the course. If you're not already in business, the first step is to decide if this is the right path for you. To help you with this critical decision, this book takes you through the reality of what's involved and has a unique self-assessment quiz to help you check out your suitability for the independent working lifestyle. You're probably an expert in your chosen field. That's great: you'll be selling your expertise. But when you're working for yourself you have to be good at a whole lot of other things too. Starting Up On Your Own covers everything you need to do to make money and survive as an independent. * Where do I start? * How should I market myself? * How can I get repeat business from my clients? * How do I win new clients? * What should I charge and what do I need to do to make sure I get paid on time? * When can I put up my fees? (And when shouldn't I?) * Can I work from home? * How much will I need to invest? * Should I hire someone else to work for me? * How shall I organise my time? The answers to all these questions and more are right here. What are you waiting for? Mike Johnsonbegan life as an independent, freelance consultant in 1982, before founding a corporate communications firm in Brussels and London, following a career in journalism and corporate communication for multinational corporations. In 1999 he started again as an independent consultant and freelance. This book is about what he has learned on his freelance journey. His focus today centres around the world of work, talent management and corporate communication for both private and public organizations The author of eleven books on business and management issues, including Winning the People Wars, Talent Magnet and The New Rules of Engagement, Mike also developed a series of World of Work studies for the Financial Times and The Economistand for many international corporations and consulting firms. A frequent speaker at conferences and seminars around the globe, he is the founder and chairman of the independent global think-tank the FutureWork Forum (). Oh, yes, he's also quite good at working for himself!
Are you a fan of South Korean singing sensation Psy? Did you discover his unique style of music on YouTube and liked what you heard? Would you like to find out more about the talented performer? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you are certain to enjoy The Psy Quiz Book. Which MTV Europe Music Award did Psy win in Frankfurt, Germany, in 2012, for his song 'Gangnam Style'? In what year did Psy marry his girlfriend Yoo Hye-yeon? Who featured on Psy's track 'In a Sauna Bath' which appears on his album 'Ssa2'? The answers to these and many similar questions can be found in this new quiz book all about Psy. Bringing you up to date with all the singles and albums as well as fascinating trivia about this popular and versatile performer, this is an entertaining and fun book for the whole family. With 100 brain-teasing questions for you to have a go at, this is a must-have book for Psy fans across the globe.
Ronnie Biggs is widely known for his part in the Great Train Robbery of 1963, his subsequent escape from prison, and notoriety as he lived as a fugitive around the globe with his family. Biggs' story has been well documented over the years but how much do you really know about the man behind the headlines? The Ronnie Biggs Quiz Book is your chance to gen up on all the facts. How old was Ronnie when he first appeared in court? On what date did Ronnie receive a 30 year sentence? Who was Ronnie's famous cellmate in Brazil? The answers to these questions and more can all be found in this fascinating new book. The 50th anniversary of the Great Train Robbery in 2013 has renewed interest in the gang who pulled of this audacious heist, and Ronnie Biggs in particular. Packed with information, this book will tell you everything you want to know about Ronnie Biggs, his life on the run and his part in one of the most talked about crimes of all time.
Did you know that Shakespeare couldn't spell his own surname? Love him or hate him, everyone has heard of the world's most famous playwright. But did the Elizabethans think he was a genius or simply that he wrote great soap operas? Any book on Shakespeare will give you the boring facts THEY think you should know, but only this one will tell you what the bard and his mates were REALLY like ... Uncover a wealth of information about Shakespeare! Find out where he was born and look at his family tree, see a map of Shakespeare's Stratford and Shakespeare's London, find out what school was like in Shakespeare's time, what London life was like and what sort of people went to the theatre. See a cross-section illustration of the Globe and discover how special effects were created and what actors wore. Read biographies of famous actors of the era such as Edward Alleyn, Richard Burbage, Richard Tarlton and William Kempe as well as biographies of contemporary writers Ben Jonson, Thomas Kyd and Christopher Marlowe. Read famous quotes and sayings and whizz your eye over a timeline of Shakespeare's plays and of his life. This book will tell you what Shakespeare's longest or shortest play is, or even which is the most miserable or goriest? It includes plots and information about ten of Shakespeare's plays: Richard III; Romeo and Juliet; A Midsummer Night's Dream; The Merchant of Venice; Henry V; Twelfth Night; Hamlet; Othello; Macbeth and The Tempest. It highlights some of Shakespeare's funniest characters and some of those that were in love. It concludes looking at how Shakespeare died, and discusses whether Shakespeare was, in fact, Sir Francis Bacon, Edward De Vere, Roger Manners, William Stanley or Christopher Marlowe. Finally, test your knowledge of all you've read with a fun 20-question quiz.