Most widely held works by Erik Singer
The associate by John Grisham ( Recording )
15 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,752 libraries worldwide
"Kyle McAvoy grew up in his father's small-town law office in York, Pennsylvania. He excelled in college, was elected editor-in-chief of The Yale Law Journal, and his future has limitless potential. But Kyle has a secret, a dark one, an episode from college that he has tried to forget. The secret, though, falls into the hands of the wrong people, and Kyle is forced to take a job he doesn't want-- even though it's a job most law students can only dream about. Three months after leaving Yale, Kyle becomes an associate at the largest law firm in the world, where, in addition to practicing law, he is expected to lie, steal, and take part in a scheme that could send him to prison, if not get him killed"--Container.
The last lecture by Randy Pausch ( Recording )
12 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,653 libraries worldwide
"A lot of professors give talks titled "The Last Lecture." While they speak, audiences can't help but mull the same question: What would we want as our legacy? When Randy Pausch, a computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon, was asked to give such a lecture, he didn't have to imagine it as his last, since he had recently been diagnosed with terminal cancer. But the lecture he gave--"Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams"--wasn't about dying. It was about overcoming obstacles, enabling the dreams of others, of seizing every moment. It was about living"--Container.
The five people you meet in heaven by Mitch Albom ( Recording )
14 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,625 libraries worldwide
In The Five People You Meet in Heaven, Mitch Albom gives us an astoundingly original story with a stunning conclusion that will change everything you've ever thought about the afterlife -- and the meaning of our lives here on earth.
The postcard killers by James Patterson ( Recording )
5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,255 libraries worldwide
After his daughter is murdered while on vacation in Rome, NYPD detective Jack Kanon travels to Europe in pursue of the culprit. Teaming up with the Swedish reporter Gabby Larsen, Kanon discovers that his daughter's death was at the hands of the serial killer who taunts the press by sending cryptic postcards to various newspapers.
In the company of others by Jan Karon ( Recording )
8 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,103 libraries worldwide
This novel takes Father Tim Kavanaugh and his wife Cynthia to Ireland for a long-planned foray into Kavanaugh history. But while they are basking in the beauty of their surroundings, trouble comes to paradise when Cynthia surprises a burglar.
The Poe shadow by Matthew Pearl ( Recording )
11 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 998 libraries worldwide
In 1849 Baltimore, following the death of Edgar Allan Poe, Quentin Clark discovers that Poe's final days had been marked by a series of bizarre, unanswered questions and launches his own investigation to resolve the mystery of Poe's death.
The Venetian betrayal by Steve Berry ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 573 libraries worldwide
Ex-secret agent Cotton Malone and his partner, the enigmatic Cassiopeia Vitt, are pitted against ruthless Central Asian dictator Irina Zovastina as they scour the globe in search of the final resting place of Alexander the Great.
The magician by Michael Scott ( Recording )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 393 libraries worldwide
Fifteen-year-old twins Sophie and Josh Newman continue their magical training in Paris with Nicholas Flamel, Scatty, and the Comte de Sant Germaine, pursued by Doctor Dee and the immortal Niccolo Machiavelli.
Next by Michael Crichton ( Recording )
9 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 333 libraries worldwide
"We live in a time of momentous scientific leaps; a time when it's possible to sell our eggs and sperm online for thousands of dollars or test our spouses for genetic maladies. We live in a time when one fifth of all our genes are owned by someone else, and an unsuspecting person and his family can be pursued cross-country because they happen to have certain valuable genes within their chromosomes"--Container.
The ancient by R. A Salvatore ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 288 libraries worldwide
Searching for his long-lost father, Bransen Garibond is pressed into service in a hopeless war against the brutal Ancient Badden, and learns that the desperation of war can make unlikely allies into the friends he never had. On an Alpinadoran lake, just below Ancient Badden's magical ice castle, several societies, caught in the web of their own conflicts, are oblivious to Ancient Badden's devastating plans to destroy them. Bransen becomes the link between the wars, and if he fails, all who live on the lake will perish, and all of northern Honce will fall under the shadow of the merciless and vengeful Samhaists.
The dame by R. A Salvatore ( Recording )
4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 222 libraries worldwide
Two power-hungry lairds fight over the land of Honce and its many kingdoms. Bransen Garibond, Highwayman of Honce's vast interconnected road system, at first cares little about the lairds' competition for domination. However, a journey north quickly changes his mind and places him on a righteous and honorable quest. Unfortunately for Bransen, though, there are nefarious forces at work, eager to sway the Highwayman from his moral path.
The secrets of the immortal Nicholas Flamel. The magician by Michael Scott ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 219 libraries worldwide
Nicholas finds himself back home in Paris with his friends, but this will not be a pleasant return. He is under a curse that ages him one year for each day that passes, and now he learns that Nicollo Machiavelli is after them. Sophie will have to learn Fire Magic if she and Josh have any hope of saving Nicholas and rescuing Perenell.
The Bin Ladens an Arabian family in the American century by Steve Coll ( Recording )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 211 libraries worldwide
"The rise and rise of the Bin Laden family is one of the great stories of the twentieth century; its repercussions have already deeply marked the twenty-first. Until now, however, it is a story that has never been fully told, as the Bin Ladens have successfully fended off attempts to understand the family circles from which Osama sprang. In this the family has been abetted by the kingdom it calls home, Saudi Arabia, one of the most closed societies on earth. Steve Coll's The Bin Ladens: An Arabian Family in the American Century is the groundbreaking history of a family and its fortune. It chronicles a young illiterate Yemeni bricklayer, Mohamed Bin Laden, who went to the new, oil-rich country of Saudi Arabia and quickly became a vital figure in its development, building great mosques and highways and making himself and many of his children millionaires. It is also a story of the Saudi royal family, whom the Bin Ladens served loyally and without whose capricious favor they would have been nothing. And it is a story of tensions and contradictions in a country founded on extreme religious purity, which then became awash in oil money and dazzled by the temptations of the West. In only two generations the Bin Ladens moved from a famine-stricken desert canyon to luxury jets, yachts, and private compounds around the world, even going into business with Hollywood celebrities. These religious and cultural gyrations resulted in everything from enthusiasm for America--exemplified by Osama's free-living pilot brother Salem--to an overwhelming determination to destroy it. The Bin Ladens is a meticulously researched, colorful, shocking, entertaining, and disturbing narrative of global integration and its limitations. It encapsulates the unsettling contradictions of globalization in the story of a single family who has used money, mobility, and technology to dramatically varied ends" -- from publisher's web site.
The chairman by Stephen W Frey ( Recording )
4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 211 libraries worldwide
The master of financial suspense returns with a gripping thriller of money and murder set in the perilous world of private equity.
The dogs of Babel by Carolyn Parkhurst ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 188 libraries worldwide
Only Lorelei--a dog-- was with Paul Iverson's wife on that last afternoon, the only witness to her death. Wild with misery and desperate to know the truth, Paul abandons his everyday life to undertake a series of experiments intended to teach Lorelei to communicate. As his strange project takes shape, Paul recalls the pivotal moments of his years with Lexy, the brilliant, enigmatic woman whose sparkling passion for life and dark, troubled past he embraced equally, but only thought he understood.
The exile by Allan Folsom ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2004 in Undetermined and English and held by 170 libraries worldwide
The Los Angeles Police Department's famed 5-2 squad boards a commuter train in an attempt to take a cold-blooded killer into custody. John Barron, the newest and youngest member of the elite LAPD unit, learns quickly that the 5-2 has their own deadly system of justice, and that even the slightest protest will result in his suffering the same swift fate.
Don't tell a soul by David Rosenfelt ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 152 libraries worldwide
Tim falls under suspicion when his wife dies in a boating accident and he's the only witness. Then a drunken stranger confesses a months-old murder to Tim which puts Tim under even more scrutiny by the cops.
The house by Danielle Steel ( Recording )
7 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 138 libraries worldwide
A workaholic attorney, Sarah Anderson finds her life transformed by an inheritance from an elderly client and by a magnificent mansion, built in the 1920s by a wealthy Frenchman, a legacy that leads Sarah to architect Jeff Parker.
The wisdom of crowds [why the many are smarter than the few and how collective wisdom shapes business, economies, societies and nations by James Surowiecki ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 99 libraries worldwide
While our culture generally trusts experts and distrusts the wisdom of the masses, New Yorker business columnist Surowiecki argues that "under the right circumstances, groups are remarkably intelligent, and are often smarter than the smartest people in them."
The postcard killers by James Patterson ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 77 libraries worldwide
After his daughter and her boyfriend are murdered while touring Rome, NYPD detective Jacob Kanon teams up with Swedish reporter Dessie Larsson to find the culprit before another couple gets killed.
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