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Vance, Simon

Overview
Works: 1,324 works in 7,201 publications in 1 language and 122,666 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Detective and mystery fiction  History  Biographies  Paranormal fiction  Horror fiction  Fantasy fiction  Naval history  Spy fiction 
Roles: Narrator, Performer, Author, nar
Classifications: PT9876.22.A6933, 839.738
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Most widely held works by Simon Vance
The girl with the dragon tattoo by Stieg Larsson( Recording )

27 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,061 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The disappearance forty years ago of Harriet Vanger, a young scion of one of the wealthiest families in Sweden, gnaws at her octogenarian uncle, Henrik Vanger. He is determined to know the truth about what he believes was her murder. He hires crusading journalist Mikael Blomkvist, recently at the wrong end of a libel case, to get to the bottom of Harriet's disappearance. Lisbeth Salander, a twenty-four-year-old, pierced, tattooed genius hacker, possessed of the hard-earned wisdom of someone twice her age--and a terrifying capacity for ruthlessness--assists Blomkvist with the investigation. This unlikely team discovers a vein of nearly unfathomable iniquity running through the Vanger family, an astonishing corruption at the highest echelon of Swedish industrialism--and a surprising connection between themselves.--From publisher description
The girl who kicked the hornet's nest : [a novel] by Stieg Larsson( Recording )

8 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,988 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Lisbeth Salander-- the heart of Larsson's two previous novels-- lies in critical condition, a bullet wound to her head, in the intensive care unit of a Swedish city hospital. She's fighting for her life in more ways than one: if and when she recovers, she'll be taken back to Stockholm to stand trial for three murders. With the help of her friend, journalist Mikael Blomkvist, she will not only have to prove her innocence, but also identify and denounce those in authority who have allowed the vulnerable, like herself, to suffer abuse and violence. And on her own, she will plot revenge-- against the man who tried to kill her, and the corrupt government institutions that very nearly destroyed her life."--Container
The girl in the spider's web by David Lagercrantz( Recording )

23 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this adrenaline-charged thriller, genius-hacker Lisbeth Salander and journalist Mikael Blomkvist face a dangerous new threat and must again join forces. Late one night, Blomkvist receives a phone call from a trusted source claiming to have information vital to the United States. The source has been in contact with a young female super hacker, a hacker resembling someone Blomkvist knows all too well. The implications are staggering. Blomkvist, in desperate need of a scoop for Millennium, turns to Lisbeth for help. She, as usual, has her own agenda
Bring up the bodies : [a novel] by Hilary Mantel( Recording )

12 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Though he battled for seven years to marry her, Henry is disenchanted with Anne Boleyn. She has failed to give him a son and her sharp intelligence and audacious will alienate his old friends and the noble families of England. When the discarded Katherine dies in exile from the court, Anne stands starkly exposed, the focus of gossip and malice. At a word from Henry, Thomas Cromwell is ready to bring her down. Over three terrifying weeks, Anne is ensnared in a web of conspiracy, while the demure Jane Seymour stands waiting her turn for the poisoned wedding ring. But Anne and her powerful family will not yield without a ferocious struggle. Hilary Mantel's Bring Up the Bodies follows the dramatic trial of the queen and her suitors for adultery and treason. To defeat the Boleyns, Cromwell must ally with his natural enemies, the papist aristocracy. What price will he pay for Anne's head?"--
The girl who played with fire by Stieg Larsson( Recording )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mikael Blomkvist, crusading journalist and publisher of the magazine Millennium, has decided to publish a story exposing an extensive sex trafficking operation between Eastern Europe and Sweden, implicating well-known and highly placed members of Swedish society, business, and government. But he has no idea just how explosive the story will be until, on the eve of publication, the two investigating reporters are murdered. And even more shocking for Blomkvist: the fingerprints found on the murder weapon belong to Lisbeth Salander--the troubled, wise-beyond-her-years genius hacker who came to his aid in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
The girl who takes an eye for an eye by David Lagercrantz( Recording )

15 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 1,159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the author of ... The Girl in the Spider's Web: the new book in the Millennium series, which began with Stieg Larsson's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Lisbeth Salander, the girl with the dragon tattoo, the brilliant hacker, the obstinate outsider, the volatile seeker of justice for herself and others--even she has never been able to uncover the most telling facts of her traumatic childhood, the secrets that might finally, fully explain her to herself. Now, when she sees a chance to uncover them once and for all, she enlists the help of Mikael Blomkvist, the editor of the muckraking, investigative journal Millennium. And she will let nothing stop her--not the anti-Muslim gang she enrages by rescuing a young woman from their brutality; not the deadly reach from inside the Russian mafia of her long-lost twin sister, Camilla; and not the people who will do anything to keep buried knowledge of a sinister pseudoscientific experiment known only as The Registry. Once again, Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist, together, are the fierce heart of a thrilling full-tilt novel that takes on some of the most insidious problems facing the world at this very moment."--
The Judas gate by Jack Higgins( Recording )

22 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,063 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A disturbing tape has made its way to British intelligence and from them to the new President of the United Sates: battlefield chatter from an ambush in Afghanistan, in which twelve U.S. Army Rangers and a British medical team died. The idea that one of their own could be responsible for such a massacre is appalling, and Sean Dillon is put in charge of hunting down the traitor
The girl who played with fire by Stieg Larsson( Recording )

27 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 991 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The electrifying follow-up to the phenomenal best seller The girl with the dragon tattoo ("an intelligent, ingeniously plotted, utterly engrossing thriller"--The Washington post), and this time it is Lisbeth Salander, the troubled, wise-beyond-her-years genius hacker, who is the focus and fierce heart of the story
The king's speech : [how one man saved the British monarchy] by Mark Logue( Recording )

29 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 892 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Albert, Duke of York began to see speech therapist Lionel Logue in a desperate bid to cure his lifelong stammer. Little did the two men know that this unlikely friendship would ultimately save the House of Windsor from collapse. The amiable Logue gave the shy young Duke the skills and the confidence to stand and deliver before a crowd. And when his elder brother, Edward VIII, abdicated the throne to marry for love, 'Bertie' was able to assume the reins of power as King George VI
Prince Lestat by Anne Rice( Recording )

17 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 891 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Old vampires, roused from deep slumber in the earth, are doing the bidding of a Voice commanding that they indiscriminately burn their kin in cities across the globe, from Paris to Mumbai, Hong Kong to San Francisco. Left with little time to spare, a host of familiar characters including Louis de Pointe du Lac, Armand, and even the vampire Lestat, must embark on a journey to discover who—or what—is driving this mysterious being
Dune by Frank Herbert( Recording )

21 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 883 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first book of the Dune chronicles is set on the desert planet Arrakis and begins with the story of Maud'dib, a hero who will guide his great family in establishing the perfect society
The girl who lived twice by David Lagercrantz( Recording )

13 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 868 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Lisbeth Salander--the fierce, unstoppable girl with the dragon tattoo--has disappeared ... And no one is aware that at long last she's got her primal enemy, her twin sister, Camilla, squarely in her sights. Mikael Blomkvist is trying to reach Lisbeth. He needs her help unraveling the identity of a man who lived and died on the streets of Stockholm--a man who does not exist in any official records and whose garbled last words hinted at possible damaging knowledge of people in the highest echelons of government and industry. In his pocket was a crumpled piece of paper with Blomkvist's phone number on it. Once again, Salander and Blomkvist will come to each other's aid, moving in tandem toward the truths they each seek"--Container
A secret kept by Tatiana de Rosnay( Recording )

18 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When traumatic memories about a disturbing event from a childhood summer holiday cause his sister to suffer a debilitating car accident, Antoine befriends a street-wise mortician who helps him to manage painful family truths
Fire & blood by George R. R Martin( Recording )

17 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Centuries before the events of A Game of Thrones, House Targaryen - the only family of dragonlords to survive the Doom of Valyria - took up residence on Dragonstone. Fire & Blood begins their tale with the legendary Aegon the Conqueror, creator of the Iron Throne, and goes on to recount the generations of Targaryens who fought to hold that iconic seat, all the way up to the civil war that nearly tore their dynasty apart
Man's search for meaning by Viktor E Frankl( Recording )

34 editions published between 1995 and 2019 in English and held by 783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Internationally renowned psychiatrist, Viktor E. Frankl, endured years of unspeakable horror in Nazi death camps. During, and partly because of his suffering, Dr. Frankl developed a revolutionary approach to psychotherapy known as logotherapy. At the core of his theory is the belief that man's primary motivational force is his search for meaning
The punishment she deserves : a Lynley novel by Elizabeth George( Recording )

15 editions published between 2018 and 2020 in English and held by 773 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspector Thomas Lynley of Scotland Yard and detective sergeant Barbara Havers are approached by a member of Parliament with a request to investigate the supposed suicide of a constituent's son
Portrait of a spy by Daniel Silva( Recording )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After failing to stop a suicide bomber attack in London, master art restorer and assassin Gabriel Allon is summoned by the CIA and is faced with an organization riddled with dissent--and ill-equipped to deal with the deadly new face of global jihadist terror
Prince Lestat and the realms of Atlantis by Anne Rice( Recording )

14 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From Anne Rice, conjurer of the beloved best sellers Interview with the Vampire and Prince Lestat, an ambitious and exhilarating new novel of utopian vision and power "In my dreams, I saw a city fall into the sea. I heard the cries of thousands. I saw flames that outshone the lamps of heaven. And all the world was shaken."--Anne Rice, Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis At the novel's center: the vampire Lestat de Lioncourt, hero, leader, inspirer, irresistible force, irrepressible spirit, battling (and ultimately reconciling with) a strange otherworldly form that has somehow taken possession of Lestat's undead body and soul. This ancient and mysterious power and unearthly spirit of vampire lore has all the force, history, and insidious reach of the unknowable Universe. It is through this spirit, previously considered benign for thousands of vampire years and throughout the Vampire Chronicles, that we come to be told the hypnotic tale of a great sea power of ancient times; a mysterious heaven on earth situated on a boundless continent--and of how and why, and in what manner and with what far-reaching purpose, this force came to build and rule the great legendary empire of centuries ago that thrived in the Atlantic Ocean. And as we learn of the mighty, far-reaching powers and perfections of this lost kingdom of Atalantaya, the lost realms of Atlantis, we come to understand its secrets, and how and why the vampire Lestat, indeed all the vampires, must reckon so many millennia later with the terrifying force of this ageless, all-powerful Atalantaya spirit."
Portrait of a spy by Daniel Silva( Recording )

38 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After failing to stop a suicide bomber attack in London, master art restorer and assassin Gabriel Allon is summoned by the CIA and is faced with an organization riddled with dissent--and ill-equipped to deal with the deadly new face of global jihadist terror
Master and commander by Patrick O'Brian( )

23 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in English and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First in the series of Jack Aubrey novels. Establishes the friendship between Captain Aubrey, R.N., and Stephen Maturin, ship's surgeon and intelligence agent, against the backdrop of the Napoleonic wars
 
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