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Riordan, Marcella

Works: 46 works in 251 publications in 2 languages and 3,468 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Romance fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Epic fiction  Children's audiobooks  Excerpts  Novels  Detective and mystery fiction 
Roles: Narrator, Proofreader, Performer
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Marcella Riordan
The new policeman by Kate Thompson( )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Irish teenager JJ Liddy discovers that time is leaking from his world into Tir na nOg, the land of the fairies, and when he attempts to stop the leak he finds out a lot about his family history, the music that he loves, and a crime his great-grandfather may or may not have committed
Ulysses by James Joyce( Recording )

50 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a recording of the novel which describes the adventures and exploits of Leopold Bloom as he wanders through Dublin on a single day, June 16, 1904. Set within the context of Homer's Odyssey, Joyce uses stream of consciousness as a literary device to illuminate the internal thoughts of Bloom, his wife, Molly, and other assorted characters
Ghost light by Joseph O'Connor( Recording )

19 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dublin, 1907: a city of whispered rumors. An actress still in her teens begins an affair with a damaged older man, the leading playwright at the theatre where she works. Rebellious, irreverent, beautiful, flirtatious, Molly Allgood is a girl of the inner city tenements, dreaming of stardom in America. Her lover, John Synge, is a troubled, reticent genius, the son of a once prosperous landowning family, a poet of fiery language and tempestuous passions. Yet his life is hampered by Edwardian conventions and by the austere and God-fearing mother with whom he lives
Tales of Irish myths by Benedict Flynn( )

19 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and German and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three key stories from the mists of Irish Legend retold by Benedict Flynn, with atmospheric music and sound effects. Enter a mysterious world where the line between the fantastical and the real is blurred: mortals and immortals live strange entwined lives and nature and high magic exist side by side
The life and works of W.B. Yeats by W. B Yeats( Recording )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Butler Yeats remains one of the most popular poets of the 20th century. The Lake Isle of Inisfree, He wishes for the cloths of heaven, Down by the Salley Gardens, The secret rose - these are just a few of the poems that made William Butler Yeats an international figure. Born in Dublin in 1865, Yeats drew strength from the Irish tradition, as can be seen in this special audiobook, which presents the most important poems in the context of his life and ambitions. His poetic urgency was fueled by an active and varied life, as he gained his inspiration from the men and women he knew, classical sources and contemporary politics
Murder in thrall by Anne Cleeland( Recording )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First-year detective Kathleen Doyle is a plucky Irish redhead of humble origins and modest means. Chief Inspector Michael Acton is her antithesis: a British lord turned cop. He's tall, handsome, and enigmatic--to a fault. He also has a knack for solving London's most high-profile crimes. Acton selects Doyle out of the newbie squad to partner with him on a series of investigations because she always knows when someone is lying--a trait that comes in handy when interviewing suspects and witnesses. Acton and Doyle are sent to investigate the murder of a trainer at a racetrack, and soon new killings related to the first start unfolding, dragging the two investigators into ever more perilous situations. But the real danger is the unlikely attachment that develops between the ultrareserved, aristocratic chief inspector and his spirited, working-class sidekick ... a relationship that will raise plenty of eyebrows--and hackles--among their colleagues at the Yard
Secrets by Jude Deveraux( )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kate's husband is unemployed and they are having tough times making ends meet and they don't have enough money for the children's Christmas presents. Kate's old friend Carmel, who is rich and has it all, wants to come visit and Kate is too proud to admit that she and her husband are having problems. But Carmel has a secret of her own
Finnegan's wake by James Joyce( Recording )

17 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Riverrun past Eve and Adam's, from swerve of shore to bend of bay, brings us by a commodius vicus of recirculation back to Howth Castle and Environs ..." So starts Finnegans wake, the greatest challenge in twentieth-century literature. Who is Humphrey Chimpden Earwicker? And what did he get up to in Phoenix Park? And what did Anna Livia Plurabelle have to say about it? In the rich night time language of dreams here is history, anecdote, myth, folk tale -- and above all, a wondrous sense of humour coloured by a clear sense of humanity. In this exceptional reading by the Irish actor Jim Norton, with Marcella Riordan, the world of the Wake is more accessible than ever before. The abridgement, made by the composer and Joyce enthusiast Roger Marsh, is presented with the text, allowing the listener to get deeper into Joyce's labyrinth
Mrs Whippy by Cecelia Ahern( )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emelda's husband has left her for a twenty-three-year-old dancer and her sons blame her for their dad's departure. Not only does Emelda have to cope with a new job at the supermarket, her only comfort is ice-cream, and lately there's been a handsome man driving the ice-cream van
Three's a crowd by Sheila O'Flanagan( )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jennifer plans a very romantic marriage, to take place on a white sandy beach under a blue sky. She has the perfect dress, the perfect man and considers herself a very lucky person until her future mother-in-law shows up
The great poets by W. B Yeats( Recording )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Naxos AudioBooks continues its new series of Great poets represented by a collection of their most popular poems on one audio book with W.B. Yeats, one of the most loved poets of the twentieth century. He left a large legacy of outstanding poems, and the finest are collected here: Down by the Salley Gardens, The lake isle of Inisfree, The secret rose and He wishes for the cloths of heaven. They are read by a strong cast led by Olivier award winner Jim Norton
The last of the high kings by Kate Thompson( )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When eleven-year-old Jenny Liddy, in turmoil over learning that she is a changeling, makes a deal with a devil creature, she endangers the human race but her own cleverness, her human and fairy fathers, and the last of Ireland's high kings help to make things right
Murder in hindsight by Anne Cleeland( )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chief Inspector Acton and Detective Sergeant Kathleen Doyle know firsthand how the administration of justice can often follow a labyrinthine path. As they pursue a self-appointed judge, jury, and executioner, Acton's own questionable methods may prove his undoing. The notoriety of being married to the enigmatically brilliant Lord Acton presents its own challenges as newly promoted Detective Sergeant Doyle contends with a series of homicides that seem to point to a vigilante killer. The victims are all criminals who eluded justice--until they ran afoul of an avenger whose modus operandi is a bullet to the back of the head. The key to the vigilante's identity lies in connecting the cold cases and searching for an event that may have triggered retribution after all these years--a daunting task. Meanwhile, Doyle finds herself shadowed by a mysterious figure. After the man steps forward to rescue her from harm, she wonders why he is invested in protecting her. But when she learns he's in contact with Acton's nemesis, she fears she's being used in a plot against her husband, whose personal code of justice has the potential to put his reputation--and his life--at risk. For his own part, Acton must outmaneuver an unscrupulous reporter being fed information from someone within the ranks of Scotland Yard. The stakes are high, and both Doyle and Acton must work independently to outwit the players before their lives are brought crashing down like a house of cards
Molly Bloom's soliloquy by James Joyce( Recording )

15 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As her husband Leopold sleeps beside her, Molly Bloom meditates on love and life in a langorous internal monologue that recalls her many infidelities
Mrs Whippy by Cecelia Ahern( Visual )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Murder in retribution : a New Scotland Yard mystery by Anne Cleeland( Recording )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detective Kathleen Doyle has her hands full. She has recently been paired with the newly promoted Detective Sergeant Williams to investigate a turf war--a series of retribution murders between the Russians and the Irish, both of whom are trying to control a lucrative underworld business. Kathleen also just learned that she's pregnant and must now deal with the repercussions of her hasty marriage in the form of Chief Inspector Acton's mother, the displeased dowager, who makes an unannounced visit. Still worse, Kathleen senses that Acton is carrying out a "scorched earth" retribution of his own and that he instigated the turf war to rid London of its villains. She worries that he is meting out his own form of justice--and who knows what will happen if it's exposed?
My notorious life by Madame X by Kate Manning( Recording )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story of Axie Muldoon - midwife, female physician, distributor of 'obscene' materials, and the most scandalous woman in New York
The story of before by Susan Stairs( Recording )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'The Story of Before' draws a finely detailed portrait of children struggling to understand the adult world - with dangerous and unsettling consequences
Behind closed doors by Sarah Webb( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three's a crowd by Sheila O'Flanagan( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in Undetermined and English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jennifer has booked her special day through Weddings in Paradise. It is to be a very romantic marriage, on a white sandy beach under a blue sky. Jennifer has her perfect dress and Harry, her perfect man. This will be the best wedding ever. She is the luckiest girl in the world. Until her future mother-in-law turns up
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Ghost lightTales of Irish mythsThe life and works of W.B. YeatsFinnegan's wakeThe great poetsMrs WhippyBehind closed doors
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