Most widely held works by Stephen Hoye
Star Island by Carl Hiaasen ( Recording )
5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,051 libraries worldwide
Twenty-two-year-old pop star Cherry Pye is attempting a comeback from her latest drug and alcohol disaster. Ann DeLusia is Cherry's "undercover stunt double", portraying Cherry whenever the singer is too wasted to go out in public. But, one night, Ann-as-Cherry is mistakenly kidnapped from a South Beach hotel by an obsessed paparazzo named Bang Abbott. Now the challenge for Cherry's handlers (über-stage mother; horndog record producer; nipped-and-tucked twin publicists; weed-whacker-wielding bodyguard) is to rescue Ann while keeping her existence secret from the public and from Cherry herself.
The black dahlia by James Ellroy ( Recording )
10 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 860 libraries worldwide
Based on the 1940's unsolved Los Angeles murder case of Elizabeth Short, a young woman in her 20's is found in a Hollywood vacant lot, cut in half and disemboweled.
Rich dad, poor dad by Robert T Kiyosaki ( Recording )
16 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 823 libraries worldwide
A starting point for anyone looking to gain control of their financial future.
Skinny dip [a novel by Carl Hiaasen ( Recording )
12 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 790 libraries worldwide
When Chaz Perron's wife discovers that he is running a scam- posing as a marine biologist to doctor water samples so that an agribusiness tycoon can continue illegally dumping fertilizer into the Everglades--, he pushes her overboard from a cruise liner. Unlucky for Chaz, Joey survives clutching a bale of Jamaican pot. Rescued from the Atlantic by a former police officer, Mick Stranahan, she decides not to report him but instead haunt and taunt him-with Mick's help- by playing dead. As a result, Chaz becomes increasingly erratic and inept-a fact noticed by his ruthless and cold-blooded coworkers. Also, the six-time-married Mick rediscovers the thwarted romantic in him, believing that the seventh time might be the charm.
In the garden of beasts [love, terror, and an American family in Hitler's Berlin by Erik Larson ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 787 libraries worldwide
The time is 1933, the place, Berlin, when William E. Dodd becomes America's first ambassador to Hitler's Germany in a year that proved to be a turning point in history. Dodd, a mild-mannered professor, brings his wife, son, and flamboyant daughter with him. At first it seems entrancing; but as evidence of Jewish persecution mounts, Dodd telegraphs his concerns to a largely indifferent State Department back home. As that first year unfolds, the Dodds experience days full of excitement, intrigue, romance and ultimately horror, when a climactic spasm of violence and murder unmasks Hitler's ruthless ambition.
The killer angels by Michael Shaara ( Recording )
9 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 700 libraries worldwide
This Pulitzer Prize-winning classic is the finest historical dramatization of the Civil War. The book centers around the key battle of the war: the battle of Gettysburg. In July of 1863, the Confederate Army, led by General Robert E. Lee, invaded the North, in order to deal a fatal blow to the Union Army. Lee's right hand man was the loyal General Longstreet. Opposing them was General George Meade, an unknown quantity at best. In the four most bloody and courageous days of the Civil War, their armies fought, one side for freedom and the other side for tradition. As the bodies piled up on the gory field, so did the dreams and hopes of the dead. Their futures were the ultimate casualties of war.
The teeth of the tiger by Tom Clancy ( Recording )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 694 libraries worldwide
An alliance between Arab extremists and Colombian drug lords threatens to spread a new wave of terrorism throughout the world. Standing against them is a shadowy organization, Hendley and Associates, dedicated to to identifying and resolving terrorist threats by any means necessary. Recruited to join Hendley areBrian and Dominic Caruso, the first a Marine, the latter an FBI agent. And with them is Jack Ryan, Jr., the president's son...
Capital crimes by Jonathan Kellerman ( Recording )
8 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 600 libraries worldwide
When California state representative Davida Grayson is murdered, detectives Will Barnes and Amanda Isis must unravel her complex life to catch the murderer. In Nashville detectives Baker Southerby and Lamar Van Gundy must find out who slashed the throat of Jack Jeffries, rock legend, who had just come out of retirement to do a benefit.
Darling Jim a novel by Christian Moerk ( Recording )
9 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 498 libraries worldwide
In Dublin, Niall, a young mailman, discovers the diary of Fiona Walsh, a recent murder victim, in the dead-letter bin at the post office. Upon reading the diary, Niall immerses himself in the enchanting mystery of traveling Irish storyteller Jim, who entered Fiona and her sister's life, wooing them with his tragic narratives. As Niall reads, though, he connects Jim to a string of murders throughout Ireland and commences a dangerous hunt for the wicked raconteur, desperate for the truth.
In the company of the courtesan [a novel by Sarah Dunant ( Recording )
6 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 487 libraries worldwide
Escaping the sack of Rome in 1527, with their stomachs churning on the jewels they have swallowed, the courtesan Fiammetta and her dwarf companion, Bucino, head for Venice. Yet as their fortunes rise, this perfect partnership comes under threat, from the searing passion of a lover who wants more than his allotted nights to the attentions of an admiring Turk in search of human novelties for his sultan's court. But Fiammetta and Bucino's greatest challenge comes from a young crippled woman, a blind healer who insinuates herself into their lives and hearts with devastating consequences for them all.
Flags of our fathers by James Bradley ( Recording )
9 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 470 libraries worldwide
Rococo [a novel by Adriana Trigiani ( Recording )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 459 libraries worldwide
Batholomeo di Crespi, a bachelor decorator in the upscale New Jersey town of Our Lady of Fatima, circa 1970. His exquisite taste in fabrics and decor have made B well respected in OLOF; he's decorated all the important houses, from his divorced older sister's Georgian manor to Aurelia Mandelbaum's mansion. Aurelia's myopic daughter Capri, still living at home at age 40, has been B's unofficial fiancee for 20 years, but this was their mothers' idea, not theirs. B avoids the messiness of romantic relationships, preferring to spend his time making the world elegant: "The rococo period where French design and Italian flair came together make my heart leap for joy." At the moment, he's got his eye trained nostalgically on the restoration of the town's Catholic church. Once he wrests the commission away from a fancy New York firm, B is faced with the scary task of having to turn his vision into reality. Conveniently, he meets a fancy Park Avenue architect and historian, Eydie Von Gunne, who specializes in churches and can recommend expert craftsmen. But first, B soothes his artistic crisis with a trip to England, where he buys Monica Vitti's chandelier, and then to Italy with Capri, who decides to live a little in spite of him. B embarks on the church restoration with the help of Brooklyn's noted fresco painter Rufus McSherry, who urges him to be daring rather than conventional. Resourceful B even saves the day by raising the last-minute money for the church's final stage.
The Chicago way by Michael T Harvey ( Recording )
7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 422 libraries worldwide
Chicago private investigator Michael Kelly is hired by his former partner, John Gibbons, to help solve an eight-year-old rape and battery case. When Gibbons turns up dead, Kelly enlists a team of colleagues to help connect his murder and the rape case.
The South Beach heart program [the 4-step plan that can save your life by Arthur Agatston ( Recording )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 419 libraries worldwide
Every second counts by Lance Armstrong ( Recording )
8 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 413 libraries worldwide
Capitol threat [a novel by William Bernhardt ( Recording )
8 editions published in 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 413 libraries worldwide
Oklahoma defense attorney Ben Kincaid investigates a powerful U.S. senator that has been caught first in a sordid sex scandal, then in a case of murder.
The emperor of all maladies [a biography of cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 410 libraries worldwide
A stunning combination of medical history, cutting-edge science, and narrative journalism that transforms the listener's understanding of cancer and much of the world around them. Siddhartha Mukherjee provides a fascinating glimpse into the future of cancer treatments and offers a bold new perspective on the way doctors, scientists, philosophers, and lay people have observed and understood the human body for millennia.
Chicken boy by Frances O'Roark Dowell ( Recording )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 390 libraries worldwide
Since the death of his mother, Tobin's family life and school life have been in disarray, but after he starts raising chickens with his seventh-grade classmate, Henry, everything starts to fall into place. Tobin McCauley's got a near-certifiable grandmother, a pack of juvenile-delinquent siblings, and a dad who's not going to win father of the year any time soon. To top it off, Tobin's only friend truly believes that the study of chickens will reveal ... the meaning of life? Getting through seventh grade isn't easy for anyone, son, but when the first day of school starts out with your granny's arrest, you know you've got real problems. Throw on a five-day suspension (for defending your English teacher's honor), a chicken that lays green eggs, and a family feud that's tearing everyone to pieces, and you're in for one heck of a ride. Best-selling author Frances O'Roark Dowell has the remarkable ability to introduce characters you wish could be a part of your life forever and ever. (And she can write about chickens like nobody's business.).
The Martian chronicles by Ray Bradbury ( Recording )
9 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 373 libraries worldwide
Leaving behind a world on the brink of destruction, man came to the Red planet and found the Martians waiting, dreamlike. Seeking the promise of a new beginning, man brought with him his oldest fears and his deepest desires. Man conquered Mars -- and in that instant, Mars conquered him. The strange new world with its ancient, dying race and vast, red-gold deserts cast a spell on him, settled into his dreams, and changed him forever. Here are the captivating chronicles of man and Mars -- the modern classic by the peerless Ray Bradbury.
Lords of finance the bankers who broke the world by Liaquat Ahamed ( Recording )
12 editions published in 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 331 libraries worldwide
With penetrating insights for today, this vital history of the world economic collapse of the late 1920s offers unforgettable portraits of four men--Montagu Norman, Amile Moreau, Hjalmar Schacht, and Benjamin Strong--whose personal and professional actions as heads of their respective central banks changed the course of the twentieth century.
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