American Nights Entertainment (Classic Reprint): Grant Overton
Susannah Grant received an Oscar nomination for her screenplay for Erin Brockovich, an inspirational story based on the life of a working-class heroine. After her nomination, she went on to adapt In Her Shoes and Charlotte´s Web, as well as to write and direct Catch and Release. Here, Grant goes into the midwife vs. mother role of novel adaptations, the importance of finding your voice, and why sometimes you just have to be able to really, really suck.Your Host: A journalist since 1996, Jay A. Fernandez has written extensively about the entertainment industry for The Los Angeles Times, Premiere, The Washington Post, Time Out New York, Entertainment Weekly, Savoy, Variety, USA Today, Los Angeles, LIFE, USA Weekend, ELLE, National Geographic KIDS, In Style, Seventeen, and Code. He currently writes the Scriptland column for the Los Angeles Times. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jay A. Fernandez. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/dial/000021/sp_dial_000021_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Joining us in the Audible Studios to talk about their latest book, The Quanderhorn Xperimentations, are British writers and producers Rob Grant and Andrew Marshall. The combined talents of Rob Grant and Andrew Marshall have had a large influence on British television. With Grant being the cocreator of Red Dwarf and former head writer of Spitting Image and Marshall responsible for 2point4children, Dad and Health & Efficiency, it seems only natural that they would team up for a radio series and novel collaboration with The Quanderhorn Xperimentations, a period sci-fi fantasy published in 2018. Rob Grant and Andrew Marshall talk to us about their latest novel spin-off, the inspiration behind it and what it’s like to write in partnership. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rob Grant, Andrew Marshall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/fr/aits/001036/fr_aits_001036_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the second interview in the monthly audio interview series presented by The Telegraph, Matthew Stadlen talks to the actor about his obsession with smell, growing up in Swaziland and the importance of keeping a diary. Richard E. Grant also reflects on his allergy to alcohol, the success of his marriage, and his breakdown at the age of 41. Richard E. Grant (born 5 May 1957) is a Swazi-born British actor, author, director, and perfumer. He has appeared in over 80 films and television programmes, such as Withnail And I, The Scarlet Pinmpernel, Jack & Sarah, L.A. Story, Dracula, Gosford Park, The Iron Lady and Downton Abbey. In 2005 he directed his first major release, Wah-Wah. He is also launching his own perfume in 2014. Stadlen is an interviewer, broadcaster and writer. He produced and presented the BBC’s Five Minutes With interview series and the BBC’s documentary series On The Road With. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Richard E. Grant. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tgrp/000002/bk_tgrp_000002_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In Masters of Modern Soccer, Sports Illustrated writer Grant Wahl asks: How do some of the game´s smartest figures master the craft of soccer? By profiling players in every key position (American phenomenon Christian Pulisic, Mexican superstar Javier ´´Chicharito´´ Hernández, Belgium´s Vincent Kompany, Spain´s Xabi Alonso, Germany´s Manuel Neuer) and management (Belgium coach Roberto Martínez and Borussia Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc), Wahl reveals how elite players and coaches strategize on and off the field and execute in high pressure game situations. Masters of Modern Soccer is the definitive thinking fan´s guide to modern soccer. For a supporter of any team, from the US national teams to Manchester United, or any competition, from Mexico´s Liga MX to the World Cup, this book reveals what players and managers are thinking before, during, and after games and delivers a true behind-the-scenes perspective on the inner workings of the sport´s brightest minds. America´s premier soccer journalist, Grant Wahl, follows world-class players from across the globe examining how they do their jobs. This access imbues Masters of Modern Soccer with deep insight from the players on how goalkeepers, defenders, midfielders, and forwards function individually and as a unit to excel and win. Wahl also shadows a manager and director of soccer as they juggle the challenges of coaching, preparation, and the short- and long-term strategies of how to identify and acquire talent and deploy it on the field. A book that will stand the test of time, Masters of Modern Soccer is the most in-depth analysis of the craft of soccer ever written for the American fan. For any fan, player, coach, or sideline enthusiast, this book will change the way they watch the game. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Grant Wahl. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/006109/bk_rand_006109_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
David Baroni is a Grammy Award-winning songwriter who shares his insights, passion, and songwriting expertise in this entertaining and enlightening book. David´s songs have been recorded by Michael W. Smith, Natalie Grant, Ron Kenoly, Selah, Debby Boone, Don Moen, Alvin Slaughter, and many others. A musician, artist and producer, he has been writing songs professionally for over 30 years. Filled with humor, practical tips and the unique perspective gleaned from his international ministry, The Heart and The Art of Songwriting is sure to inspire you! 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Baroni. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/057105/bk_acx0_057105_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Jewel thievery, car chases, and romance on the French Riviera. Alfred Hitchcock´s Oscar-winning film To Catch a Thief brought together Hollywood´s two most glamorous stars, Grace Kelly and Cary Grant, in the most glamorous place on Earth, the French Riviera. It is a tale of jewel thievery, intrigue, false identity, covert investigation, and, most of all, romance. Kelly and Grant strike sparks off each other to a backdrop of sophisticated living and glorious scenery. This iconic and much-loved film was based on a novel by the American thriller and travel writer David Dodge. He took his inspiration from real-life events in the South of France, when he was briefly suspected of being a daring cat burglar and lifting jewelery worth $250,000 from the palatial establishment next door to his small rented villa. Once the real thief was behind bars, Dodge wrote at breakneck speed. Alfred Hitchcock snapped up the film rights before publication, visualizing his two favorite stars in the lead roles. Hitchcock worked with his screenwriter, John Michael Hayes, to produce the film script that would take Hollywood´s finest to the South of France. Mr Dodge, Mr Hitchcock, and the French Riviera tells the true story of the events behind the novel and the film To Catch a Thief. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robin Bloodworth. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/023375/bk_adbl_023375_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Aspiring Actor´s Handbook is written for curious and want-to-be actors, and designed to help them make informed decisions about pursuing an acting career. Veteran actresses Molly Cheek and Debbie Zipp have culled the wit and wisdom of a wide array of successful actors from Dee Wallace to Beth Grant, to bring aspiring and new actors the kind of mentoring perspective so many in the business wish they had had when they were starting out. Listeners will learn from personal stories on getting your foot in the door to being a career actor. Learn what they have to say about auditions; unions; managing finances; dealing with disappointment; what to expect in making a career in show business; and more. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andrea Wasik. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/050484/bk_acx0_050484_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A celebration of Minnesota Vikings football, Minnesota´s most beloved sports franchise - newly updated through the 2010 season! Since the creation of the Minnesota Vikings in 1960, this football team has been more than just another franchise. To the fans who love them, and the haters who can’t help but admire them, the Minnesota Vikings are an unstoppable force in the NFL. In this heartwarming and inspirational book, Jim Bruton takes a look beyond the game and examines what the Minnesota Vikings have meant to fans and communities across the country. Covering the Vikings from every angle, A Tradition of Purple is an up-close look at the players, coaches, charities, Hall of Famers, and people behind the scenes who have come to define what it means to be Purple over the last 50 years. Listeners will get an inside look at such famous Vikings as Norm Van Brocklin, Bud Grant, Fran Tarkenton, Carl Eller, Alan Page, Jim Marshall, Chris Doleman, Adrian Peterson, and more. This is not a book only about football, this is also a book about life, community, and the team that inspires a legacy. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Delgado. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/008667/bk_adbl_008667_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A riveting ride down the Vikings sideline - newly updated!Take a journey from the infant stages of football in Minnesota up through the Vikings four Super Bowl appearances in Bill Williamson and Eric Thompson’s Tales from the Minnesota Vikings Sideline. For more than 50 years the Vikings have been established as one of the premier teams in all of sports. Perhaps the most successful team to never win a Super Bowl, the Vikings have nevertheless harbored a rich tradition of winning football. Now fans of this Midwest powerhouse will relive all the history, all the passion, and all the tantalizingly close glory of Vikings football. Remember the bone-chilling days of old Metropolitan Stadium? Or the no-nonsense, in-your-face coaching style of Bud Grant? From Cris Carter to Fran Tarkenton, Randy Moss, and more, this newly revised edition of Tales from the Minnesota Vikings Sideline has it all! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Pete Larkin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/008759/bk_adbl_008759_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.