Don t Tell Mum I Work on the Rigs She Thinks I m a Piano Player in a Whorehouse

Amazingly, he's survived (so far) to tell these stories from the edge of civilization, and reason.

Author: Paul Carter

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 1741146984

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 204

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A take no prisoners' approach to life has seen Paul Carter heading to some of the world's most remote, wild and dangerous places as a contractor in the oil business. Amazingly, he's survived (so far) to tell these stories from the edge of civilization, and reason.

Don t Tell Mum I Work on the Rigs

Amazingly, he's survived (so far) to tell these stories from the edge of civilization.

Author: Paul Carter

Publisher: Nicholas Brealey Publishing

ISBN: 9781857883770

Category: Petroleum industry and trade

Page: 224

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A take-no-prisoners approach to life has seen Paul Carter heading to some of the world's most remote, wild and dangerous places as a contractor in the oil business. Amazingly, he's survived (so far) to tell these stories from the edge of civilization. He has been shot at, hijacked and held hostage; almost died of dysentery in Asia and toothache in Russia; watched a Texan lose his mind in the jungles of Asia; lost a lot of money backing a scorpion against a mouse in a fight to the death, and been served cocktails by an orangutan on an ocean freighter. And that's just his day job. Taking postings in some of the world's wildest and most remote regions, not to mention some of the roughest rigs on the planet, Paul has worked, got into trouble, and been given serious talkings to, in locations as far-flung as the North Sea, Middle East, Borneo and Tunisia, as exotic as Sumatra, Vietnam and Thailand, and as flat-out dangerous as Columbia, Nigeria and Russia, with some of the maddest, baddest and strangest people you could ever hope not to meet.

Don t Tell Mom I Work on the Rigs

A rollicking, crazed, sometimes terrifying, usually bloody, and incredibly funny ride through one man's adventures in the oil trade Since age 18, Paul Carter has worked on oil rigs in locations as far flung as the Middle East, Columbia, the ...

Author: Paul Carter

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 0786733411

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

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Since age 18, Paul Carter has worked on oil rigs in locations as far flung as the Middle East, Columbia, the North Sea, Borneo, Tunisia, Sumatra, Vietnam, Nigeria, Russia, and many others — and he's survived (so far!) to tell stories from the edge of civilization (places, as it happens, upon which most of our lives rely). Carter has been shot at, hijacked and held hostage, almost died of dysentery in Asia and toothache in Russia, watched a Texan lose his mind in the jungles of Asia, lost a lot of money backing a scorpion against a mouse in a fight to the death, and served cocktails by an orangutan on an ocean freighter. Taking postings in some of the world's wildest and most remote regions — not to mention some of the roughest rigs on the planet — Carter has worked and gotten into trouble with some of the maddest, baddest and strangest people you could ever hope not to meet.



Is That Thing Diesel

The author describes his jaunt around Australia driving an experimental motorcycle that runs on vegetable oil.

Author: Paul Carter

Publisher: Allen & Unwin Australia

ISBN: 9781741757026

Category: Transportation

Page: 266

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The author describes his jaunt around Australia driving an experimental motorcycle that runs on vegetable oil.

Is That Bike Diesel Mate

From the author of the bestsellers Don't Tell Mum I Work on the Rigs, She Thinks I'm a Piano Player in a Whorehouse and This Is Not a Drill, this is the eagerly awaited next installment of Paul Carter's rollicking life.

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Game Set Cash

Game, Set, Cash! will appeal to anyone who loves scallywag stories in the spirit of The Wolf of Wall Street or Paul Carter's Don't Tell Mum I Work On the Rigs. 'A terrific read, and not just another 'racket'. Hutchins shines!

Author: Brad Hutchins

Publisher: Black Incorporated

ISBN: 9781863956598

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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Welcome to the hidden and lucrative world of tennis trading. Brad Hutchins has been living a young bloke's dream: being paid to watch sport. The 27-year-old Australian was employed by a secret gambling syndicate to follow the pro tennis circuit as a sports trader, using his mobile phone to relay results and beat online gamblers to the big pay-offs. His stories from the road would make anyone jealous: watching the world's best tennis players and partying in a new country every week, with cash to burn and no strings attached. But like card counters in casinos, sports traders are despised by the tennis establishment. The more time Brad spends courtside, the harder it becomes for him to evade the security guards who are hell-bent on ejecting him from the game. Game, Set, Cash! will appeal to anyone who loves scallywag stories in the spirit of The Wolf of Wall Street or Paul Carter's Don't Tell Mum I Work On the Rigs. 'A terrific read, and not just another 'racket'. Hutchins shines!' - Paul Carter, author of Don't Tell Mum I Work on the Rigs: She Thinks I'm a Piano Player in a Whorehouse.


Seized

This book delivers." • -- Paul Carter, bestselling author of Don't Tell Mum I Work On The Rigs and This Is Not A Drill • "In this heart-stopping account of his work recovering stolen (or otherwise illegally-seized) ships from 'hellhole' ...

Author: Max Hardberger

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1857889126

Category: Travel

Page: 304

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Outpirating the pirates with one of the most interesting men alive: Max Hardberger recounts his adventures repossessing ships and sneaking them out of lawless, third-world countries, often under threat of death or imprisonment. His journeys lead him from corrupt ports in the Caribbean to the ice-bound docks of Vladivostok. His adventures in rescuing ships pit him against a rogue's gallery of antagonists, including Haitian rebels, modern-day Caribbean pirates and Russian mobsters. • Capt. Max Hardberger uses every trick, tool and tactic at his disposal to right wrongs and out-pirate pirates in this action-packed expose of the seedy underworld of international shipping. As a professional ship extractor, he risks death and imprisonment in dangerous third-world ports to steal ships from modern buccaneers and corrupt governments and deliver them back to their rightful owners. In the course of his adventures, he's had to outwit resourceful crime families, subdue armed soldiers, and turn the tables on clever con artists. He's escaped imprisonment in Venezuela and avoided death at the hands of the Russian mafia. Because Max shuns the use of force, the ingenious methods he must use to accomplish his missions are the stuff of legend he's employed a witch doctor in Haiti, tricked armed guards off a ship in Honduras, and rented a brothel in Mexico, all to thwart the designs of ship-thieves. Seized! is an intense, fast-paced window on the underbelly of ocean shipping, where all power comes from the barrel of a gun, and the only law is the law of survival. -- "Max Hardberger, maritime repo man extraordinaire ... Using a combination of ingenuity, stealth and good old-fashioned derring-do, he has made his name retaking vessels which have been hijacked or which, through local corruption, are impounded by authorities hungry for bribes." • -- Sunday Express • "With most people, the longer you spend talking to them, the more normal they appear. With Hardberger, the reverse applies. Just when you think you've heard it all, he comes up with something wilder ... Over the years, he's distracted crews with prostitutes and witch doctors, bribed officials to look the other way, conned Russian mobsters and hidden from naval radar by riding out thunderstorms at sea; he's even taken a 10,000-tonne freighter out of Haiti while the 2004 revolution was going on around him." • -- Guardian • "Required reading, fascinating. Maritime Repo Man Hardberger does it tough; his life is flown by the seat of his pants, or shipped, much like his profession ... This book delivers." • -- Paul Carter, bestselling author of Don't Tell Mum I Work On The Rigs and This Is Not A Drill • "In this heart-stopping account of his work recovering stolen (or otherwise illegally-seized) ships from 'hellhole' ports, commercial captain Hardberger proves himself tough as a tank and articulate as a poet ... [He] has a seafarer's gift for atmospheric storytelling, layering details to create a sense of place, history, and foreboding ... Hardberger's escapades make undeniably fun reading." • -- Publishers Weekly • "One of the strengths of Hardberger's book is his prose, which is lucid, entertaining and dramatic." • -- Daniel Sekulich, author of Terror on the Seas: True Tales of Modern Day Pirates

Under Suspicion

Two—” she held up two fingers “—if you work on an oil rig, you don't just ask for
the afternoon off, grab a boat or order a ... All I knew was that he was gone most
of the time and when he was at home, neither he nor my mom were happy.

Author: Mallory Kane

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 146038136X

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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Two federal agents must crack the secrets hidden deep in the bayou… Undercover agent Zach Winter vows to expose the truth behind his best friend's death and protect the pregnant widow left behind. But his de facto partner, Maddy Tierney, isn't the average federal-agent-turned-bodyguard—she's too beautiful, too capable and too damn tempting. It isn't until he rescues her from a kidnapping attempt that their relationship goes from uneasy to explosive. With the criminals closing in and time running out, Zach knows he'd put his own life on the line in order to protect a vulnerable widow. And to ensure the safety of the woman he can't imagine saying goodbye to.

Shelter

This is exactly why we don't want the rigs, you know.” “There is nothing I ... I
wanted to tell you, Constance, that I know why you do not want ... “It is all right
that your mother has been having an affair with Jack Adam for the past five years.
That is ...

Author: Susan Palwick

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 1429959657

Category: Fiction

Page: 576

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The three basic human needs are food, water...and shelter. But in the late 21st century, compassion is a crime. You can get your memories wiped just for trying to help. Papa Preston Walford's world doesn't allow for coincidences. Accidents. Secrets in the backs of closets. Or the needs of his own daughter. Meredith Preston has reason to seek shelter. She needs protection from the monsters in her mind, in her history, in her family. And the great storms of a changing climate have made literal shelter imperative. When a cutting-edge, high-tech house, designed by a genius with a unique connection to Meredith, overcomes its programming to give shelter to a homeless man in a storm, from its closets emerge the revelations of a past too painful to remember. In the world of Susan Palwick's Shelter, perception is about to meet reality, and reality has mud all over it. The truth won't make you happy, but it may just make you whole. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Punch

WE DON'T SEEM TO BE GETTING ON VERY WELL ; SOMETHING SEEMS TO
BE WEIGHING US DOWN ! ... WE SBOULD BE ALL RIGIIT IF IT WEREN'T FOR
TAAT ! ... He actually thinks I should tell Mamma ! the life of her sce how there can
possibly be a storm in a tea - cup . as INFELICITOUS MISQUOTATIONS . Hostess
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Expedition to the Edge

I really do trust him , and I do trust life , that things do work out , ” Barb says . ... As
a mom , though , I didn ' t feel it would be right to be in heavy nurturing role . ... Of
course , as parents , we were just pacing that whole day , waiting for Luke to call
and tell us it was over , waiting to hear how it went . ... expedition , and how he
hopes to attract more sponsors so he won ' t always have to work on the rigs to
support his kayaking adventures . ... Survive the day , don ' t get killed , ” Logan
says .

Author: Lynn Martel

Publisher: Rocky Mountain Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781897522097

Category: Travel

Page: 345

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From skilled weekend warriors to internationally recognized stars of the professional adventure game, Lynn Martel has interviewed dozens of the most dynamic, creative and accomplished self-propelled adventurers of our time. In Expedition to the Edge: Stories of Worldwide Adventure, Martel has assembled 59 compelling and entertaining stories that uniquely capture the exploits, the hardships, the fears and the personal insights of a virtual who's who of contemporary adventurers as they explore remote mountain landscapes from the Rockies to Pakistan to Antarctica. Through candid and revealing conversations, Martel captures the joys, the motivations and the revelations of top climbers Sonnie Trotter, Sean Isaac, Raphael Slawinski and Steph Davis; Himalayan alpinists Carlos Buhler, Marko Prezelj and Barry Blanchard; record-setting paraglider Will Gadd; Everest skier Kit Deslauriers; the conservationist duo Karsten Heuer and Leanne Allison as they follow a caribou herd for five months on foot across the Yukon; and Colin Angus on his two-year quest to become the first person to circumnavigate the world by human power.

Security Breach

But you were never happy that I went to work on an oil rig, were you? You
thought you ... And it was bad enough when you were just working there. ... I don't
understand why you couldn't tell me, but I can respect that you had to keep it
secret. ... Let's talk about this—you going back to Baton Rouge and staying with
my mom.

Author: Mallory Kane

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1460383044

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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He was back from the dead…and had a lot of explaining to do to his pregnant wife When Sandy DuChaud's murdered husband shows up very much alive on her doorstep confessing he's an undercover Homeland Security agent with terrorists in hot pursuit, she can't just forgive and forget. She has their unborm child to think about. And a future with a man who faked his own death—no matter how much attraction still sizzles between them—isn't in the cards. Still recovering from the near-fatal injury that almost cost him his life, Tristan vows to protect his wife and earn back her trust. But with the killers closing in and the overgrown depths of the Louisiana bayou hampering their escape, another funeral—this time for both of them—seems inevitable….

Rigoletto A lyric drama in three acts by F M Piave founded on Victor Hugo s Le Roi s amuse edited and translated by M Maggioni as represented at the Royal Italian Opera Covent Garden Ital and Eng

Dreadful moment 1 Art hurt Oh Heaven forbid it, Tell me ! GILDA.—The steel here
stabbed me. RIG.—Foul deed. Who did it ... In yonder Heaven, I shall be near my
mother, Then for thee I shall fervently pray. RIG,-Do not leave me, oh my child !

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Radical Acceptance

"Don't tell me. I know. You're just waiting for it to drop into your lap . . . like manna
from heaven." As if Laura's silenee ... "I don't know. Mom." and sat back in her
chair. “Righfl' her mother retorted, perhaps surprised to receive so little fuel for
her ...

Author: Tara Brach

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446445429

Category: Religion

Page: 352

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'An invitation to embrace ourselves with all our pain, fear and anxieties, and to step lightly yet firmly on the path of understanding and compassion' Thich Nhat Hanh Feelings of self-doubt and insecurity are what hold us back in life and cause true suffering. In her landmark book Radical Acceptance, renowned meditation and mindfulness teacher Tara Brach offers us all a path to freedom. Drawing on personal stories, Buddhist teachings and guided meditations Tara leads us to trust our innate goodness. She reveals how we can develop the balance of clear-sightedness and compassion, heal fear and shame and build loving, authentic relationships.

Fingersmith

'I know your little rig,' she said quietly. She knew everybody's rig. 'What you ... You
don't take Sue. Do you hear me? ... And leave that poke behind you, else I shall
tell your mother you've been going with gentlemen.' Then she took me to her ...

Author: Sarah Waters

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101057025

Category: Fiction

Page: 600

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“Oliver Twist with a twist…Waters spins an absorbing tale that withholds as much as it discloses. A pulsating story.”—The New York Times Book Review The Handmaiden, a film adaptation of Fingersmith, directed by Park Chan-wook and starring Kim Tae-Ri, is now available. Sue Trinder is an orphan, left as an infant in the care of Mrs. Sucksby, a "baby farmer," who raised her with unusual tenderness, as if Sue were her own. Mrs. Sucksby’s household, with its fussy babies calmed with doses of gin, also hosts a transient family of petty thieves—fingersmiths—for whom this house in the heart of a mean London slum is home. One day, the most beloved thief of all arrives—Gentleman, an elegant con man, who carries with him an enticing proposition for Sue: If she wins a position as the maid to Maud Lilly, a naïve gentlewoman, and aids Gentleman in her seduction, then they will all share in Maud’s vast inheritance. Once the inheritance is secured, Maud will be disposed of—passed off as mad, and made to live out the rest of her days in a lunatic asylum. With dreams of paying back the kindness of her adopted family, Sue agrees to the plan. Once in, however, Sue begins to pity her helpless mark and care for Maud Lilly in unexpected ways...But no one and nothing is as it seems in this Dickensian novel of thrills and reversals.

Opera Libretto Vol II IV

Rig Rig . Spa . The worso for you . Of my dejected state Perhaps another day .
She alone compassion had . Spa . Sparafucile I ... Tell it to your poor daughter .
Intrust to me your secrets , And let me know my family . Rig . Ah ! thou hast none !
Gilda . ... Gilda . If you will not reveal your name or rank , Ah , let me know , at
least , who is my mother . Rig . Ah , do not awake , I pray , A memory so sad ; Gio .
Sir ?

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FOREVER ANGEL

I have absolutely nothing planned for the upcoming summer, my parents work too
much and I properly will spend all summer with my uncle traveling across country
in his eighteen wheeler big rig, ... If I had a pet dog and my pet dog had puppies
then I would have something to show and tell, but I don't have a pet dog, all I
have is this big ranch Americansettlebred horses and my mom and dad, whom
work ...

Author: Roger Neal Jewell

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1499044267

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 60

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A vignette, a collection of children stories interlace together told only by the way that the author Roger Jewell tells his children stories.