The Actor´s Business Plan:A Career Guide for the Acting Life Jane Drake Brody
Drake is a Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, actor, and entrepreneur. Drake initially gained recognition as an actor on the teen drama television series Degrassi: The Next Generation in the early 2000s. Intent on pursuing a career as a rapper, he departed the series in 2007 following the release of his debut mixtape, Room for Improvement. He released two further independent projects, Comeback Season and So Far Gone, before signing with Lil Wayne´s Young Money Entertainment in June 2009. Drake released his debut studio album, Thank Me Later, in 2010, which debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 and was soon certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). His next two releases were 2011´s Take Care and 2013´s Nothing Was the Same, which were both critically and commercially successful - the former earned him his first Grammy Award for Best Rap Album. In 2015, he released two mixtapes - the trap-influenced If You´re Reading This It´s Too Late and a collaboration with Future titled What a Time to Be Alive - both of which earned platinum certification in the US. Drake released his fourth album, Views, in 2016, breaking several chart records in the process. The dancehall-influenced album sat atop the Billboard 200 for 10 nonconsecutive weeks, becoming the first album by a male solo artist to do so in more than 10 years. Alongside his Grammy Award wins, Drake has won three Juno Awards and six American Music Awards, as well as a record 13 Billboard Music Awards, while also being one of the most acclaimed rappers of the 21st century. Drake has developed other ventures, including his OVO Sound record label with longtime collaborator Noah ´´40´´ Shebib. Drake acts as a producer, producing under the pseudonym Champagne Papi. Using the ´´OVO´´ moniker, Drake has his own clothing line and his own program on Beats 1 Ra 1. Language: English. Narrator: Matthew Raftis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/112310/bk_acx0_112310_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Aubrey Drake Graham, also known as Drake, is one of the most talked about hip-hop artists today. But, in order to truly understand him, you must first understand where he came from. Drake: An Unauthorized Biography explores Drake´s upbringing, his television career, and details his breakthrough into the music industry. This first-ever black Canadian Jewish rap star has shown that hard work and dedication can take you anywhere. This unauthorized biography follows Drake´s career from his early days as a teenage actor, to his struggles as an independent music artist, and to finally becoming what he always wanted: an internationally known hip-hop artist. From family to music to the future, all you need to know about Drake is right here, right now, in the most up to date coverage of his life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chicago Producers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/008579/bk_acx0_008579_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Rubaiyat Of Omar Khayham is a beautiful work of art much admired from generation to generation. Written in the 11th century, it is here brought to this audiobook by the great and accomplished actor of stage and screen Alfred Drake. Together with the beautiful Sohrab and Rustum by Matthew Arnold, it too has its roots in Persian culture. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alfred Keen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/copy/001143/bk_copy_001143_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Gabby plays a very dangerous game. Drake is eager to teach her the rules. Gabby wants nothing more than to be an author, but she is stuck working for a magazine that she despises. When she is tasked to interview an actor at a movie premiere, she reluctantly sets off to do her job. Drake doesn´t make it easy for her and Gabby lets her frustration get the best of her. She is soon thrown into his world and in over her head. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Logan McAllister, Lacy Laurel. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/091090/bk_acx0_091090_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
He was Disney´s Haunted Mansion Ghost Host, Boris Badenov, Professor Ludwig von Drake, the Pillsbury Dougboy, Toucan Sam, the Green Lama, and thousands of voices you have heard on records, radio, and television and in films. He was voice acting genius Paul Frees. Paul´s son, Fred Frees, reads this second edition of author Ben Ohmart´s biography. Fred Frees is a successful voice actor in his own right, who has been called upon to recreate his dad´s characters and create new ones all his own. Ben Ohmart says, ´´He has inherited his father´s amazing, weird gifts.´´ Fred admits, ´´I certainly had mixed feelings reading this audiobook about my dad. Of course there was the inherent pride I always feel about my father´s accomplishments. And a certain awe at the obstacles he overcame in his life. And then there was this feeling of déjà vu. It was like living parts of my life all over again and revisiting the emotions I had when we didn´t always see eye to eye, or when he was taken from us. But, in spite of everything, my father was always a source of inspiration to me, to appreciate my life. And in that he never failed me.´´ Bonus track: An interview with Fred Frees, conducted by Joe Bevilacqua and Lorie Kellogg, for The Voice Actor Show, heard on the BearManor Radio Network. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Fred Frees. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/007745/bk_blak_007745_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´Her biography, like her life, is a work of art.” So says singer/songwriter Janis Ian about Christine Lavin and her book Cold Pizza for Breakfast: A Mem-wha?? In this book, and now audiobook, Lavin recounts her circuitous, often hilarious route to becoming one of contemporary folk music’s most respected and beloved songwriters and performers. From Lincoln Center and other New York hot spots to theaters, music halls, and coffeehouses across North America and beyond, life on the road has defined Lavin’s life and music. If she lacked a master plan, she had the heart and chutzpah to keep moving and noting carefully what she saw of human nature along the way. It paid off. Her laser-sharp wit and perceptive irony produced a body of song, and now a book, that captures her life and touches our own (foibles included).Christine’s 14-hour audiobook also includes a foreword written and read by actor and singer-songwriter Jeff Daniels; two brand-new verses of the classic song ´´It Was a Very Good Year,” sung by its author, Ervin Drake; and a cappella bookmarks performed by The Accidentals.As Christine reads her lively tales, she occasionally picks up her guitar and sings to illustrate a point. Join her on this memorable and fun-filled journey and learn some of the most beloved talents in music, stage and screen. As Dirty Linen magazine puts it: ´´Christine Lavin is a storyteller par excellence. She can take the most trivial encounter and spin it into gold, exposing the heart of the matter with humor and grace.” About the author: Singer, songwriter, and entertainer Christine Lavin has released 20 solo albums and eight compilations. She has garnered eight ASCAP Awards and was the founder of the performing folk collective Four Bitchin’ Babes. Her songs are performed by artists including Sutton Foster and have been featured in Off Broadway and touring productions. She created and currently hosts ´´Slipped Discs” on XM/Sirius Radio’s The Village. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christine Lavin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/temp/000001/bk_temp_000001_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the New York Times best-selling author of Not What She Seems. Madison Nichols, aspiring actress, is floundering. Her rent is due and she needs a job. Desperately. After getting a tip about an open position, she rushes to Jameson Technologies and meets CEO Jared Jameson. Unfortunately, due to a misunderstanding, she is put in the awkward position of pretending to be his girlfriend. Not the job she was applying for. And when she finds out Jared lied to her to get what he wanted, she decides to get back at him. In front of his family. Jared is stunned when Madison announces they are getting married. She pushed her revenge too far. How can he tell them it´s all a lie? And when his sick aunt asks them to be married before she dies, Madison comes up with a hair-brained plan to hire an actor and stage a fake wedding. What they both don´t know is Jared´s father has found out about the fake wedding. And he´s got his own hair-brained plan. This is a sweet romance, appropriate for any age. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jennifer Drake Ford. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/023781/bk_acx0_023781_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.