Featuring an electrifying performance from Edward Woodward, Callan explored the dingy twilight world of the professional spy and presented what was, until that point, television s most realistic portrayal of government espionage - becoming a national phenomenon in the 1960s and making Woodward one of the highest profile actors on television. This single play, originally aired in 1981 and scripted by series creator/writer James Mitchell, saw the reluctant killer pressed into service one last time. Reuniting Callan and his malodorous sidekick, Lonely (Russell Hunter), the play also stars George Sewell, Hugh Walters (as Hunter), Anthony Smee and Helen Bourne. Ten years on, David Callan hasn’t changed much. Retirement has brought a new identity, a new mistress, and a new business in the form of a militaria shop; but he finds that once a secret-service operative, always a secret-service operative when a call summons him to headquarters and a meeting with the fourth Hunter of his career - a past Callan thought dead and buried. Reactiviating it is no pleasure - but it has to be done.
UP JUMPED A SWAGMAN A talented young Australian singer moves to London in search of his big break. On the way he tries to woo a top model while seemingly overlooking the beautiful publican's daughter who truly loves him and gets tangled up with a gang of thieves! CHARLEY MOON A new career beckons for Charley Moon when, during his army service, he becomes part of a comic double act in a unit concert. Though lucky breaks are few and far between, they end up getting enough experience to try their luck in London. WHAT A CRAZY WORLD Alf Hitchins is an unemployed chap whose life revolves around dance halls, amusements arcades and cafés any place to escape from the family home! His cheerful acceptance of life expresses itself in the song he casually composes one night and the results take everyone by surprise! BALLAD IN BLUE During a performance Ray Charles befriends David, a young boy who has recently lost his sight, and helps him come to terms with his condition. Then, during a world tour, Charles finds himself in Paris where a surgeon is pioneering a radical procedure that could restore David's sight.
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Selling to homeowners is different - and challenging. To succeed in this environment, you need the Sandler Selling System. Selling to Homeowners the Sandler Way shows how the Sandler Selling System delivers career-changing results for salespeople who close deals in the buyer's personal, private domestic space. This kind of selling applies to dozens of industries, from remodeling to insurance. It is profoundly different from business-to-business selling...and it can be challenging. But the Sandler principles that improve performance have been proven to work in every in-home setting, with any product or service. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sean Pratt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/002879/bk_gdan_002879_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Smarter in sixty minutes.Get smarter in just 60 minutes with in60Learning. Concise and elegantly written nonfiction books and audiobooks help you learn the core subject matter in 20 percent of the time that it takes to read a typical book. Life is short, so explore a multitude of fascinating historical, biographical, scientific, political, and financial topics in only an hour each.Bob Hope (1903-2003) born Leslie Townes Hope, was an American comedian whose career spanned 78 years. During Hope’s long career, he achieved recognition as a stand-up comedian, a vaudevillian, an actor, a singer and dancer, an author, and even an athlete.Hope was born in the Eltham District of Southeast London, UK, and his family emigrated to the United States, settling in Cleveland, Ohio, when he was four years old. Before deciding on a career in show business, Hope took various jobs, from butcher’s assistant to professional boxer.Hope’s early performance career consisted of vaudeville acts, centered around comedic dancing and singing. Hope moved into radio and from there into a career making and starring in films (while still performing live on Broadway in the evenings). Hope is most well-known for a series of road movies with Bing Crosby and Dorothy Lamour. Hope is also well-known in his later years for performing stand-up comedy for the US military around the world.In 2003, Hope died of pneumonia at the age of 100. When, on his deathbed, he was asked by his wife, Dolores, where he wanted to be buried, Hope told her, "Surprise me."Hope starred in more than 50 feature films, wrote 14 books, hosted the Academy Awards show 19 times (more than any other host), and performed more than 55 comedy tours for the United Service Organizations. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tony Honickberg. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/164098/bk_acx0_164098_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From back-office accountant to front-line executive, the rapid rise of the chief financial officer is unrivalled by any other corporate role. With access to every facet of the business, CFOs now wield a level of influence matched only by chief executives. This book explains how CFOs earned their privileged position, and what the future may hold for them. It describes their ever-expanding role, and how they are transforming their departments to help them deal with it. With insights from current and former CFOs, it benefits from a firsthand perspective on finance leaders' aspirations and doubts. It is a useful reference for finance chiefs to learn from peers and benchmark their own performance; those looking to build a career in corporate finance; managers seeking to improve their relationship with the finance department; and service providers - banks, accountancies, and consulting firms - and anyone who wants to get on the good side of the keeper of the corporate chequebook. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Roger Davis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/012985/bk_adbl_012985_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
John Quincy Adams: The Often Ignored Sixth President of the United States tracks the life and times of John Quincy Adams from boyhood until his death. John Quincy was the first case of the son of a president of the United States taking office after the father. In many ways, the two President Adams were similar in temperament and in performance. Neither understood politics; neither had the common touch. Both of them were scholars, and in another era might have made a career of teaching or research. John Quincy stated in his writings that he had an ambition to be a poet - but poetry didn't pay any greater a salary back then than it does now. He is unique in that his real political career began after his term as president and while he was the elected representative of Massachusetts. Perhaps his best service to his country, however, was that of diplomat - long before he became even a senator, let alone the president of the United States. We invite you to journey with us, to learn about an intelligent, inquisitive, fun-loving boy who grew to become a taciturn, argumentative, stubborn man. He said once of himself, "I have defeated no great evil and affected little good." Was he correct? Or did he do more good than he realized? Listen for yourself, and find out. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Johnston. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/063012/bk_acx0_063012_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Ultimate Sales Book gives you everything you need to succeed in sales and account management. It is a dynamic collection of essential skills covering the topics that will help you make a seismic impact upon your performance - faster than you ever thought possible. If you want to be the best, you have to have the right skillset. From sales strategy and account management to negotiation and customer service, The Ultimate Sales Book is a dynamic collection of tools, techniques and strategies for success. Discover the main themes, key ideas and tools you need and bring it all together with practical exercises. This is your complete course in successful selling. About the series:Ultimate books are for managers, leaders, and business executives who want to succeed at work. From marketing and sales to management and finance, each title gives comprehensive coverage of the essential business skills you need to get ahead in your career. Written in straightforward English, each book is designed to help you quickly master the subject, with fun quizzes embedded so that you can check how you're doing. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lisa Coleman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hodd/001407/bk_hodd_001407_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Real leadership that leads to high engagement, higher performance, and a culture of accountability. As president and CEO of Scripps Health, one of America's most prestigious health systems, Chris Van Gorder presided over a dramatic turnaround, catapulting Scripps from near bankruptcy to a dominant market position. While hospitals and health systems nationwide have laid people off or are closing their doors, Scripps is financially healthy, has added thousands of employees (even with a no-layoff philosophy), and has developed a reputation as a top employer. What are the secrets to this remarkable story? In The Front-Line Leader, Chris Van Gorder candidly shares his own incredible story, from police officer to CEO, and the leadership philosophy that drives all of his decisions and actions: people come first. Van Gorder began his unlikely career as a California police officer, which deeply instilled in him a sense of social responsibility, honesty, and public service. After being injured on the job and taking an early retirement, Van Gorder had to reinvent himself, taking a job as a hospital security director, a job that would change his life. Through hard work and determination, he rose to executive ranks, eventually becoming CEO of Scripps. But he never forgot his own roots and powerful work ethic, or the time when he was a security officer and a CEO would not make eye contact with him. Van Gorder leads from the front lines, making it a priority to know his employees and customers at every level. His values learned on the force - protecting the community, educating citizens, developing caring relationships, and ultimately doing the right thing - shape his approach to business. As much as companies talk about accountability, managers seldom understand what practical steps to take to achieve an ethic of service that makes accountability meaningful. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christopher Price. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/021419/bk_adbl_021419_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.