Award-winning writer Ayeesha Menon´s reworking of Dickens´ Martin Chuzzlewit is set amongst the Catholic community in modern-day Mumbai. Convinced his relatives are after his money, Martin Chuzzlewit, a wealthy old landlord, has adopted orphan girl Mary as his carer with the understanding she will be housed and fed as long as he lives - but on his death, she will inherit nothing. But when his grandson Mickey falls in love and wishes to marry Mary, Martin´s plans are thrown into disarray.... Told from the point of view of orphan Thomas, an observer into the world of the Chuzzlewits, this is a fast-paced drama full of intrigue, romance, suspense and murder. Starring Roshan Seth, Karan Pandit, Zafar Karachiwala, and Nimrat Kaur. Produced by John Dryden. A Goldhawk Essential Production for BBC Radio 4. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Roshan Seth. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/005504/bk_bbcw_005504_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The greatest change in business history is happening right now. What are you going to do about it? The tilt (tilt): 1. The shift in business and economic power from countries of the north to the fast-developing markets and economies of the south - not only China, India and Brazil, but also the Middle East and parts of Africa. 2. The result of unstoppable forces, including the volatile global financial system, digitization, the rise of state capitalism and a new global middle class that is both youthful and urban- forces by which industries and economies rapidly emerge and change the global playing field. 3. A call to abandon old assumptions and rules of thumb about the North and South, and the opening of mega-opportunities for leaders who learn to see the world not just from the vantage point of New York but also from that of Beijing, Mumbai, Singapore, and Sao Paulo. Ram Charan has spent more time anyone else on the ground observing and analyzing the tilt. Here he gives business leaders the tools to detect trends that cut across not just industries but also countries, rethink the economic and business principles they rely on, and adapt to the speed of innovation and unprecedented needs of the new global economy. With Global Tilt, he provides the essential, practical playbook for strategizing and succeeding in a tilted world. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Arthur Morey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/003445/bk_rand_003445_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Understanding the modern city and the powerful forces within it is the life´s work of Harvard urban economist Edward Glaeser, who at forty is hailed as one of the world´s most exciting urban thinkers. Travelling from city to city, speaking to planners and politicians across the world, he uncovers questions large and small whose answers are both counterintuitive and deeply significant. Should New Orleans be rebuilt? Why can´t my nephew afford an apartment in New York? Is London the new financial capital of the world? Is my job headed to Bangalore? In Triumph of the City, Glaeser takes us around the world and into the mind of the modern city - from Mumbai to Paris to Rio to Detroit to Shanghai, and to any number of points in between - to reveal how cities think, why they behave in the manners that they do, and what wisdom they share with the people who inhabit them. ´A masterpiece´ Steven D. Levitt, co-author of Freakonomics ´A brilliant read: persuasive and provocative´ Time Out ´Replete with lightly borne learning, this is a tremendous book´ Bryan Appleyard, Literary Review ´Fascinating´ Sunday Telegraph ´Comprehensive, compelling and strongly recommended´´ Tim Harford, author of The Undercover Economist and Adapt ´A hymn to the city´ Metro
Four specially selected episodes of Radio 4´s much-loved panel game includes two special celebratory editions. In the first, which celebrates Just A Minute´s 45th anniversary, Paul Merton, Ross Noble, Jenny Eclair, and Gyles Brandreth are given subjects from the first series in 1967, such as When I Wear a Top Hat, The English Nanny, Knitting a Cable-Stitch Jumper, How to Perform a Cornish Floral Dance - and Derek Nimmo! Plus, there´s a special from Mumbai, which features Indian comedians Cyrus Broacha and Anuvab Pal. Regulars Marcus Brigstocke, Julian Clary, Sue Perkins, Greg Proops, and Tony Hawks welcome relative newcomers Richard Herring and Paul Sinha to give the game a go. So join host Nicholas Parsons and the distinguished panellists, as they use their intellect, imagination and verbal dexterity to beat the clock and win the points in these four ferociously funny shows. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nicholas Parsons. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/007349/bk_bbcw_007349_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Four specially selected episodes of Radio 4´s much-loved panel game includes two special celebratory editions. In the first, which celebrates Just A Minute´s 45th anniversary, Paul Merton, Ross Noble, Jenny Eclair and Gyles Brandreth are given subjects from the first series in 1967, such as When I Wear A Top Hat, The English Nanny, Knitting A Cable Stitch Jumper, How To Perform A Cornish Floral Dance - and Derek Nimmo! Plus, there´s a special from Mumbai, which features Indian comedians Cyrus Broacha and Anuvab Pal. Regulars Marcus Brigstocke, Julian Clary, Sue Perkins, Greg Proops, and Tony Hawks welcome relative newcomers Richard Herring and Paul Sinha to give the game a go. So join host Nicholas Parsons and the distinguished panellists, as they use their intellect, imagination and verbal dexterity to beat the clock and win the points in these four ferociously funny shows. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nicholas Parsons, Gyles Brandreth, Tony Hawks. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/006243/bk_bbcw_006243_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A stunning departure, a surprising and compelling return… From Anne Rice, perennial best-seller, single-handed reinventor of the vampire cosmology - a new, exhilarating novel, a deepening of her vampire mythology, and a chillingly hypnotic mystery-thriller. Rice once again summons up the irresistible spirit-world of the oldest and most powerful forces of the night, invisible beings unleashed on an unsuspecting world able to take blood from humans, in a long-awaited return to the extraordinary world of the Vampire Chronicles and the uniquely seductive Queen of the Damned, a long-awaited novel that picks up where The Vampire Lestat left off more than a quarter of a century ago to create an extraordinary new world of spirits and forces - the characters, legend, and lore of all the Vampire Chronicles. The novel opens with the vampire world in crisis… vampires have been proliferating out of control; burnings have commenced all over the world, huge massacres similar to those carried out by Akasha in The Queen of the Damned… Old vampires, roused from slumber in the earth are doing the bidding of a Voice commanding that they indiscriminately burn vampire-mavericks in cities from Paris and Mumbai to Hong Kong, Kyoto, and San Francisco. As the novel moves from present-day New York and the West Coast to ancient Egypt, fourth century Carthage, 14th-century Rome, the Venice of the Renaissance, the worlds and beings of all the Vampire Chronicles - Louis de Pointe du Lac; the eternally young Armand, whose face is that of a Boticelli angel; Mekare and Maharet, Pandora and Flavius; David Talbot, vampire and ultimate fixer from the secret Talamasca; and Marius, the true Child of the Millennia; along with all the other new seductive, supernatural creatures - come together in this large, luxuriant, fiercely ambitious novel to ultimately rise up and seek out who - or what - the Voice is… From the Hardcover edition./ 1. Language: English. Narrator: Simon Vance. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/003991/bk_rand_003991_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.