Rules for Mavericks Audiobook (Abridged version)

A manifesto for dissident creatives

By: Phil Beadle

Audio Book

Products specifications
Attribute nameAttribute value
Size190 x 135mm
FormatAudio CD
PublishedApril 2017

"The successor to Camus’ The Rebel." – Jim Douglas, author of Tokyo Nights:

“If you make any stand against power, then power will stand against and on you. And it will do so with centuries of experience and techniques in how to do so effectively: you will be painted as barbaric, dismissed as stupid and insane, be told to know your place. Most of all, you will be termed maverick.”

This is an audiobook with a difference: it is narrated by the author rather than by an actor, and it is not merely a long series of frigidly intoned words. Each section has been produced so that there is a soundtrack supporting the words, upholding and accenting its maverick stance, mapping its intellectual landscape to a sonic one. The voice has (at points) been processed through various effects pedals and is laid over a musical backing that features atonal instrumentation, angular riffs and background howls. It is uncompromising, cussed and contemporary and seeks to move form forward and away from the conventional.

Click here to view Phil Beadle’s related paperback edition, ISBN 9781785831133.

Click here to listen to Phil’s podcast on Player FM.

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Phil Beadle

Phil Beadle knows a bit about bringing creative projects to fruit. His self-described renaissance dilettantism' is best summed up by Mojo magazine's description of him as a burnished voice soul man and left wing educationalist'. He is the author of ten books on a variety of subjects, including the acclaimed Dancing About Architecture, described in Brain Pickings as a strong, pointed conceptual vision for the nature and origin of creativity'. As songwriter Philip Kane, his work has been described in Uncut magazine as having novelistic range and ambition' and in Mojo as having a rare ability to find romance in the dirt' along with bleakly literate lyricism'. He has won national awards for both teaching and broadcasting, was a columnist for the Guardian newspaper for nine years and has written for every broadsheet newspaper in the UK, as well as the Sydney Morning Herald. Phil is also one of the most experienced, gifted and funniest public speakers in the UK.

Click here to listen in on Phil's podcast with Pivotal Education - How to Teach Literacy'.

Listen to the ABC Conversations with Richard Fidler' broadcast.

ABC Conversations with Richard Fidler Broadcast date: Thursday 19 July 2012

Click here to listen to Phil Beadle's interview with TalkSport - Listen in at approximately 29:09.


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