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McMillan, Roy 1963-

Overview
Works: 102 works in 378 publications in 1 language and 3,197 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Satire  Juvenile works  Psychological fiction  Action and adventure fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  History  Children's audiobooks  Picaresque fiction  Fantasy fiction 
Roles: Narrator, Author, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: PR3724, 823.5
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Roy McMillan
Conclave : a novel by Robert Harris( Recording )

14 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The pope is dead. Behind the locked doors of the Sistine Chapel, one hundred and eighteen cardinals from all over the globe will cast their votes in the world's most secretive election. They are holy men. But they have ambition. And they have rivals. Over the next seventy-two hours one of them will become the most powerful spiritual figure on Earth
Reality is not what it seems : the journey to quantum gravity by Carlo Rovelli( Recording )

11 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces how the human image of the world has changed throughout history, demonstrating the evolution of the idea of reality while touching on subjects ranging from the Higgs boson to quantum gravity
The woman in white by Wilkie Collins( Recording )

14 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A dark and humid night on a London highway ... a ghostly woman asking directions ... and the reader is away on a tale of deceit, murder, madness, stolen identities and scheming cads, elaborate plots and outrageous coincidences, in the company of some of the most extraordinary characters in fiction. Hailed as a classic the moment it was written in 1859, The Woman in White uses eleven different narrators to tell the tale of a man's determination to save the woman he loves, in the face of the worst intentions of the sly Sir Percival Glyde and the magnificent Count Fosco"--Compact disc container
Heaven's command : an imperial progress by Jan Morris( Recording )

19 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Pax Britannica trilogy is Jan Morris's epic story of the British Empire from the accession of Queen Victoria to the death of Winston Churchill. Heaven's Command, the first volume, takes us from the crowning of Queen Victoria in 1837 to the Diamond Jubilee in 1897. The story moves effortlessly across the world, from the English shores to Fiji, Zululand, the Canadian prairies and beyond
The clumsy ghost : and other spooky tales by Sarvananda( Recording )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this entertaining anthology of seven new ghost stories we meet all kinds of phantoms in different situations: a kind hearted but accident prone specter unwittingly upsetting a family home; ghosts in Ancient Egypt, on board a pirate ship, in the making of a television film and in a Newcastle swimming pool. Engaging, inspiring and slightly sinister; a delightful shiver for all the family, complete with music, sound effects and compelling story telling
The once and future king by T. H White( Recording )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete The Once and Future King, White's retelling of the Arthurian legend, is made up of five books: The sword in the stone, The witch in the wood, The ill-made knight, The candle in the wind, and The Book of Merlyn. In the first book, Merlyn instructs Arthur and his brother Sir Kay in the ways of the world. One of them will need it-- the king has died leaving no heir, and a rightful one must be found by pulling a sword from an anvil resting on a stone. In the second and third books, Arthur has become King and the kingdom is threatened from the north. In the final two books, the aging king faces his greatest challenge, when his own son threatens to overthrow him. In The Book of Merlyn, Arthur's tutor Merlyn reappears, and teaches him that even in the face of apparent ruin, there is hope
Farewell the trumpets : an imperial retreat by Jan Morris( )

21 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Pax Britannica trilogy is Jan Morris' magnificent history of the British Empire from 1837 to 1965. This final volume charts the decline and dissolution of what was once the largest empire the world had known. From the first signs of decay in the imperial ambition in the Boer Wars, through the global shifts in power evident in the two World Wars, it offers a perspective that is honest, evocative and occasionally elegiac
Beyond good and evil by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche( Recording )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Attacking the notion of morality as nothing more than institutionalized weakness, Nietzsche criticizes past philosophers for their unquestioning acceptance of moral precepts. Nietzsche tried to formulate what he called "the philosophy of the future"
George and the unbreakable code by Lucy Hawking( Recording )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Banks are handing out free money, supermarkets aren't working so people are getting free food, and aircraft are refusing to fly. It looks like the world's biggest and best computers have all been hacked. George and Annie must travel further into space than ever before in order to find out what, or who, is behind it
Communist manifesto by Karl Marx( Recording )

9 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Often referred to but rarely read, The Communist Manifesto is one of the great documents of world history. Written by Marx and Engels and published in London in 1848 (in German originally) it presented a totally different view of social and political organization, as revolutionary as Darwin's On the Origin of Species. The Manifesto's effect on world politics was incalculable, but though it might seem to have been discredited by the late 20th century, it remains an ideology which can be admired
Pirates! by Roy McMillan( Recording )

13 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pirates are everywhere and they have been ever since boats were used as carriers. They are in stories ranging from Peter Pan to Pirates of the Caribbean; they are in our imaginations with parrots on their shoulders saying 'Aharr, me hearties! This book humorously charts the adventures of pirates through the ages
Bulldog Drummond by Sapper( )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Captain Hugh Drummond, DSO, MC placed that advertisement, he was looking for adventure. What he finds is an international plot headed by the greatest criminal mastermind in the world. For the sake of the beautiful Phyllis, he faces murderous schemers, acid baths and even wild animals in his attempts to save her father -- and his own life"--Publisher's description
Goldeneye : where Bond was born : Ian Fleming's Jamaica by Matthew Parker( Recording )

10 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Goldeneye: the story of Ian Fleming in Jamaica and the creation of British national icon, James Bond. From 1946 until the end of his life, Ian Fleming lived for two months of every year at Goldeneye the house he built on a point of high land overlooking a small white sand beach on Jamaica's north coast. All the James Bond novels and stories were written here. Fleming adored the Jamaica he had discovered, at the time an imperial backwater that seemed unchanged from the glory days of the empire. Amid its stunning natural beauty, the austerity and decline of post-war Britain could be forgotten. For Fleming, Jamaica offered the perfect mixture of British old-fashioned conservatism and imperial values, alongside the dangerous and sensual: the same curious combination that made his novels so appealing, and successful. The spirit of the island its exotic beauty, its unpredictability, its melancholy, its love of exaggeration and gothic melodrama infuses his writing. Fleming threw himself into the island's hedonistic Jet Set party scene: Hollywood giants, and the cream of British aristocracy, the theatre, literary society and the secret services spent their time here drinking and bed-hopping. But while the whites partied, Jamaican blacks were rising up to demand respect and self-government. And as the imperial hero James Bond projecting British power across the world became ever more anachronistic and fantastical, so his popularity soared. Drawing on extensive interviews with Ian's family, his Jamaican lover Blanche Blackwell and many other islanders, Goldeneye is a beautifully written, revealing and original exploration of a crucially important part of Ian Fleming's life and work
Gulliver's travels by Jonathan Swift( )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lemuel Gulliver sets out on a series of travels, but each time he finds himself shipwrecked in new and unfamiliar lands. And how unfamiliar?
Robinson Crusoe : retold for younger listeners by Roy McMillan( )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In search of adventure, Robinson Crusoe, son of a middle-class Englishman, sets out on the high seas only to become stranded on a deserted South American island. Alone on the island for 24 years, Crusoe finally gets some company when he saves a native whom cannibals brought to the island. A thrilling adventure for younger listeners, made thoroughly accessible through Roy McMillan's retelling of Daniel Defoe's text, simplifying and clarifying them at certain points
The third round by Sapper( )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bulldog Drummond has lost none of his trademark wit, charm, and confidence. In investigating the mysterious death of Professor Goodman, who holds the key to a formula for creating diamonds, he uncovers a menacing plot involving the Metropolitan Diamond Syndicate and, inevitably, his seemingly indestructible enemy, the sinister Carl Peterson
Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra( )

6 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The adventures of Don Quixote, a common man from La Mancha, who has convinced himself that he is a knight. With his portly peasant squire, Sancho Panza, who recognizes his master's madness but is nonetheless captivated by promises of kingdoms and riches, Don Quixote mistakes windmills for giants and flocks of sheep for armies
Classic poems for boys( Recording )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classic Poems for Boys comprises a varied set of over 20 poems for 5 to 10 year olds. From rousing favorites like Felicia Dorothea Hemans's 'Casabianca' and John Keats's 'A Song About Myself', to dreamy, thoughtful poems by Robert Louis Stevenson and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The French Revolution : in a nutshell by Neil Wenborn( )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Short and accessible introduction to one of the most important periods in European history. It brings vividly to life the implacable Robespierre, the frightened Marie Antoinette and the iconic image of the guillotine. But it also demonstrates the key role the Revolution played in the development of European politics
A wild sheep chase by Haruki Murakami( Recording )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this hybrid of mythology and mystery, a twenty-something advertising executive receives a postcard from a friend, and casually appropriates the image for an insurance company's advertisement. What he doesn't realize is that included in the pastoral scene is a mutant sheep with a star on its back, and in using this photo he has unwittingly captured the attention of a man in black who offers a menacing ultimatum: find the sheep or face dire consequences. This catapults him into a surreal and elaborate quest to find the mythical sheep in the remote and snowy mountains of northern Japan
 
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The clumsy ghost : and other spooky tales
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Heaven's command : an imperial progressThe clumsy ghost : and other spooky talesThe once and future kingBeyond good and evilCommunist manifestoPirates!Bulldog DrummondThe French Revolution : in a nutshellA wild sheep chase
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English (185)