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Hodson, Steve

Works: 186 works in 333 publications in 1 language and 2,770 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Fiction  Psychological fiction  History  Biography  Detective and mystery fiction  Anecdotes  Local history  Biographies  Sources 
Roles: Narrator, Performer, Author
Classifications: PR6058.A26, 822.33
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Steve Hodson
William Shakespeare's Richard III by William Shakespeare( Recording )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents Shakespeare's play about Richard of Gloucester, a self-proclaimed villain who through family mechinations, political marriages and military coups, usurps the crown from King Edward IV
William Shakespeare's The winter's tale by William Shakespeare( Recording )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

King Leontes of Sicilia is seized by sudden and terrible jealousy of his wife Hermione, whom he accuses of adultery. He believes the child Hermione is bearing was fathered by his friend Polixenes, and when the baby girl is born he orders her to be taken to some wild place and left to die. Though Hermione's child escapes death, Leontes' cruelty has terrible consequences. Loss paves the way for reunion, and life and hope are born out of desolation and despair. One of the late romances in Shakespeare's canon, this complex work is at times tragic, at times humorous, but always entertaining and enlightening
Stagestruck by Peter Lovesey( Recording )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clarion Calhoun is a fading pop star wanting to launch an acting career. The audience at her debut on stage at Bath's Theatre Royal are expecting a dramatic evening - but what they get is beyond their wildest imagination. When Clarion is rushed to hospital with third degree burns, rumours spread through the theatrical community and beyond
A spot of bother by Mark Haddon( )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the age of sixty-one, George Hall settles to a comfortable retirement. His tempestuous daughter, Katie, then announces that she is getting remarried to the deeply inappropriate Ray to her family's displeasure. Her mother, Jean, is disgusted with the huge preparation the wedding entails, which also disrupts her late-life affair with one of her husband's ex-colleagues. The seemingly neat and pleasant life of George and Jean's son, Jamie, disintegrates when he fails to invite his lover, Tony, to the dreaded nuptials
Greek lives by Plutarch( Recording )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Plutarch's series of biographies was the first of its kind. He looked at the great men of the ancient world and told their stories, in many cases drawing on sources which are no longer available to us. They offer a unique insight into the characters as well as the achievements of men who influenced their age and the empires that their culture dominated."--Container
Diamond dust by Peter Lovesey( Recording )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peter Diamond, the head of Bath's murder team, reveals no joy when gang leader Jake Carpenter is sentenced to life imprisonment for murder. But the next day, his wife is shot dead in Royal Victoria Park, Diamond's self control dissolves in an instant. Traumatized and angry for justice, Diamond is told that he won't be allowed to work on the case
Roman lives by Plutarch( )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Though he was Greek, Plutarch wrote his Lives in the first century, a world dominated by the Roman Empire. Here he considers some of the major figures who had left their stamp on the history of Rome, including generals, rulers, philosophers and politicians
The house sitter by Peter Lovesey( Recording )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When criminal profiler Emma Tysoe is found murdered on Whiteview Sands, there are several unanswered questions. Why was she sunbathing alone so far from home? Who is the mysterious 'Ken' in her lefe? Why did the man who noticed she was dead then completely disappear? Detective Inspector Peter Diamond discovers that she had been profiling the killer who has assassinated one celebrity and is threatening to murder more. Are these killings connected to Emma's death? Diamond thinks so
Narrow dog to Carcassonne by Terry Darlington( Recording )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a narrow boat built strictly for inland canals, two British retirees and their whippet sail across the English Channel, into the Mediterranean, and up to Carcassonne, France. Having committed to the journey in a barroom dare, the husband believes his honor is at stake. Steve Hodson reads the first-person account as if it were his own. He captures every accent, from Oxford English to Schwabishe German, without flaw. Hodson also conveys the understated British humor making up most of the story, keeping the listener laughing throughout. Wry asides about the whippet's sex drive and fear of water mix with horrifying tales of storms at sea and social gaffes at the dock. One never knows what the travelers will next encounter, and never wants the story to end
They saw it happen : eyewitness accounts from ancient Greece to Hiroshima( )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here are more than 60 eyewitness accounts of notable historical events such as the Battle of Thermopylae, the Black Death of the 1340s, The Great Fire of London in 1666, the 1793 Execution of Louis XVI, The Death of Vice Admiral Nelson during the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805, The American Civil War (1861-1865) and the bombing of Hiroshima in 1945. But there are also snapshots of more ordinary life, no less memorable for all that, including working conditions during the Industrial Revolution of that late 1700s and early 1800s, views of slaves and their owners, Paul Gauguin (1848-1903; one of the leading French painters of the Postimpressionist period), who choose a bride on Tahiti, and the 1910 arrest and death of Dr. Crippen. It is a fascinatingly unique and absorbing collection, bringing the past alive as only direct memories like these can do
The dark army by Joseph Delaney( )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second book in a new trilogy from Joseph Delaney, the author of the internationally best-selling Last Apprentice series. Tom Ward is now spook of the county, and with his apprentice, Jenny, he continues the fight against boggarts, witches, and terrifying new creatures of the dark. Together with the witch assassin, Grimalkin, Tom and Jenny lead an army into battle against a dangerous enemy--but it all goes catastrophically wrong. The situation seems hopeless until Alice--Tom's lost love and a powerful witch--appears. But Alice had turned to the dark: can Tom trust her now? Joseph Delaney's deliciously scary imagination continues Tom's saga, introducing new readers to the struggle against the encroaching dark and taking longtime fans back to familiar settings, where they will find old friends--and old enemies. Perfect for every reader who loves thrills, chills, action, and adventure--no prior knowledge of the Last Apprentice series is necessary!
Punishment [sound recording] by Anne Holt( )

7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A serial killer is on the loose - a killer of the worst kind. Abducting children and murdering them in an undetectable way that confounds the police, he then returns the child's body to the mother with a desperately cruel note: You Got What You Deserved. It is a perplexing and terrible case, and Police Superintendent Adam Stubo is the unlucky man in charge of finding the killer. In desperation he recruits legal researcher Johanne Vik, a woman with an extensive knowledge and understanding of criminal history
The snow geese by William Fiennes( Recording )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Snow geese spend their summers on the tundra of the Canadian Arctic. Each autumn they migrate south to Delaware, California and the Gulf of Mexico. In the spring they fly north again. William Fiennes decided to go with them. The book that resulted from his travels thrums with ideas, stories and anecdotes."
William Shakespeare's Henry VIII by William Shakespeare( )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meanwhile, the lords of England resent the influence of Henry's trusted advisor, Cardinal Wolsey, who is gradually drawing power into his own hands. As Katherine and Wolsey suffer their tragic falls, new figures rise to fill their places, but they, too, will be brought low by the inexorable sweep of time and fortune. This colorful history play, probably written in collaboration with John Fletcher, comes from the very end of Shakespeare's dramatic career
Stalking horse by John Francome( Recording )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A good jockey knows when it's time to bow out, and Josh Swallow is planning to exit in style. He's ridden over 100 winners and landed all the big prizes in the sport - except one. He's determined that this season the title of champion jockey will be his
Narrow Dog to Indian River by Terry Darlington( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following the triumph of thier trip through France to Carcassonne, these two pensioners (and thier whippet, Jim) now cast off in thier narrowboat down the Intracoastal Waterway of the USA - from Virginia to the Gulf of Mexico
A beauty for Inspector West by John Creasey( Recording )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Special assignments by B Akunin( Recording )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Jack of Spades and his fragrant accomplice; an eager young deputy and a fugitive countess; a game of cat and mouse and a series of savage murders: the dashing, inimitable Erast Fandorin finds himself juggling them all. He faces two very different adversaries. The first is a wickedly mischievous swindler and master of disguise. The other is a brutal serial killer - nicknamed "The Decorator"--Who may have more in common with London's Jack the Ripper than just a taste for women of easy virtue. With twists and turns around every corner, Fandorin's powers of detection are tested to the limit
Inside truck by John Francome( Recording )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pippa Hutchison is an aspiring young trainer, certain that she's good as anyone in the business. Until, that is an owner removes two horses to another yard where one shows dramatic improvement. She enlists the help of her brother, Jamie
Simeon's bride by Alison G Taylor( Recording )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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William Shakespeare's Richard III
William Shakespeare's The winter's taleGreek livesDiamond dustRoman livesNarrow dog to CarcassonneThey saw it happen : eyewitness accounts from ancient Greece to HiroshimaWilliam Shakespeare's Henry VIII
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