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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (13 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Simon Parke Narrator: Clive Mantle Publisher: Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The day I was appointed Chair of the shop union was the same day the Pope was elected. There the similarities end, however. For while his elevation took place beneath the fine art of the Sistine Chapel, with the mysterious white smoke rising, mine took place in the cold store, with nothing more mysterious than the bacon delivery and yesterday's waste...A vicar for twenty years, Simon Parke trades in his dog collar for a job on the tills in his local supermarket. Among the vegetable aisles and dairy produce he unpacks the meaning of life with his fellow workers, a colourful bunch. Sonny the security guard hates conflict; shelf-filler Winston knows he is destined for something better; and voluptuous Faith is generous with her wares - but sadly not with Simon. You don't have to be off your trolley to work there, but it helps...From checkout charlies to banana rage, from short-changed lows to cold store highs, Shelf Life is a pick-n-mix of wit and wisdom for anyone who loves life and hopes for more - no matter where they find themselves. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sara Force | 2/12/2012

    " An easy, light-hearted read that also made me think. It reminded me of modern day parables, unsurprising I suppose given the author's background. The only thing that did irritate me was the little summaries at the beginning of each chapter, I'm not sure why. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Claire Marshall | 6/22/2011

    " Laughed until I was crying at some points. Anyone that's worked for a big retail company will recognise many of the characters in the book. The "meaning of life" bits crept in so that if you weren't paying attention you would miss them. "

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