To the Prospective Artist:Lessons from an Unknown Actor Nick Maccarone
Theatrical agent Payton Gowan meets with former classmate - and prospective client - Beckett Huntington, with every intention of brushing him off. Beckett not only made high school a living hell for Payton, but he was also responsible for dashing Payton´s dreams of becoming a Broadway star. Aspiring actor Beckett Huntington arrives in New York City on a wing and a prayer, struggling to land his first gig. He knows scoring Payton Gowan as an agent would be a great way to get his foot in the door, but with their history, getting the chance is going to be a tough sell. Against Payton´s better judgment, he agrees to give Beckett a chance, only to discover - to his amazement - that Beckett actually does have talent. Payton signs Beckett but can´t trust him - until Payton´s best friend, Val, is attacked. When Beckett is there for him, Payton begins to see another side to his former bully. Amidst attempts by a jealous agent to sabotage Beckett´s career and tear apart their blossoming love, Payton and Beckett must learn to let go of the past if they have any chance at playing out a future together. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tristan James. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/066291/bk_acx0_066291_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Although this story´s particular events could not have happened anywhere except in British-India, everyone will feel at home in its sunny atmosphere. The three girls who lived these adventures were completely different, but they formed a close-knit trio and shared all of each other´s joys and problems. Poopy possessed a face that seemed blank to everyone but her two friends, who read it with ease. She started each day neatly dressed, but within 10 minutes the other two were pulling up her shoulder straps and anchoring her garments with safety pins. Marise had beautiful curls and a chic born of her French ancestry. She came to the rescue with expert advice when Poopy fell irrevocably in love with the first man she ever really looked at. Poopy, in turn, knew how to counsel Marise in the sedate behavior likely to win over her prospective mother-in-law. With neighbors like the dear, hilarious de Souza family (´´Benny de Souza was 12, and knew everything-his conversation was an undiluted stream of solid facts.´´), Mr. Rogers the actor, Miss Gumm the piano teacher (´´I began the Chopin with confidence, but before I had gone very far I felt a strong push and found Miss Gumm preparing to take my place.´´), and Mr. Andros (´´that chap that goes and shoots man-eaters´´), everybody and everything just a bit unexpected. The story is seen through the eyes of a girl whose name we never learn. She views her friends with love and loyalty and humor, and knows that life will never be quite the same when her girlhood is over. Editor´s note: This book, though written in the style of fiction, is largely an autobiography of Elizabeth Cadell´s own childhood in British-India in the early 1900s. In listening to it, her fans will gain a wider perspective of their favorite author. This audiobook has been narrated by the great-granddaughter of Elizabeth Cadell 1. Language: English. Narrator: Maddy Everington. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/086380/bk_acx0_086380_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.