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Vance, Simon

Overview
Works: 1,074 works in 5,903 publications in 1 language and 120,889 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Ghost stories  Horror fiction  History  Biography  Psychological fiction  Naval history  Paranormal 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 who kicked the hornet's nest : [a novel] by Stieg Larsson( Recording )

16 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 2,691 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 with the dragon tattoo by Stieg Larsson( Recording )

28 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,653 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 played with fire by Stieg Larsson( Recording )

24 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 2,598 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 girl in the spider's web by David Lagercrantz( Recording )

18 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,605 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
Portrait of a spy by Daniel Silva( Recording )

28 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 1,453 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
The Judas gate by Jack Higgins( Recording )

18 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,140 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 takes an eye for an eye by David Lagercrantz( Recording )

9 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 1,033 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."--
Prince Lestat by Anne Rice( Recording )

11 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 940 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The novel opens with the Vampire world in crisis ... vampires have been proliferating out of control; burnings have commenced all over the world, huge massacres similar to those carried out by Akasha in The Queen of the Damned ... Old vampires, roused from slumber in the earth are doing the bidding of a Voice commanding that they indiscriminately burn vampire-mavericks in cities from Paris and Mumbai to Hong Kong, Kyoto and San Francisco. As the novel moves from present day New York and the West Coast to ancient Egypt, fourth century Carthage, 14th century Rome, the Venice of the Renaissance, the worlds and beings of all the Vampire Chronicles-- from Louis de Pointe du Lac, the eternally young Armand whose face is that of a Botticelli angel; Mekare and Maharet, Pandora and Flavius; David Talbot, vampire and ultimate fixer from the Secret Talamasca, and Marius, the true child of the Millennia; along with all the other new seductive, supernatural creatures-- come together in this novel to, ultimately, rise up and seek out who-- or what-- The Voice is, and to discover the secret of what it desires and why ... And, at the book's center, the seemingly absent, curiously missing hero-wanderer, the dazzling, dangerous rebel-outlaw-- the great "hope" of the Undead, the dazzling Prince Lestat ..."--
The king's speech : [how one man saved the British monarchy] by Mark Logue( Recording )

23 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 938 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
Bring up the bodies : [a novel] by Hilary Mantel( Recording )

8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 921 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. To defeat the Boleyns, Cromwell must ally with his natural enemies, the papist aristocracy. What price will he pay for Anne's head?"--
A secret kept by Tatiana de Rosnay( Recording )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 881 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
Master and commander by Patrick O'Brian( )

22 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in English and held by 841 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
Dune by Frank Herbert( Recording )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 839 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
Man's search for meaning by Viktor E Frankl( Recording )

28 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and held by 763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story of Viktor Frankl's struggle to hold on to hope during the unspeakable horrors of his years as a prisoner in Nazi concentration camps. Frankl's training as a psychiatrist informed every waking moment of his ordeal and lent him a remarkable perspective on the psychology of survival. As a result of these experiences, 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. Frankl's assertion that "the will to meaning" is the basic motivation for human life has forever changed the way we understand our humanity in the face of suffering. This revised and updated version includes a new postscript: "The Case for a Tragic Optimism."
The little stranger by Sarah Waters( Recording )

20 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a dusty post-war summer in rural Warwickshire, a doctor is called to a patient at Hundreds Hall. Home to the Ayres family for over two centuries, the Georgian house, once grand and handsome, is now in decline. But are the Ayreses haunted by something more sinister than a dying way of life?
Prince Lestat and the realms of Atlantis by Anne Rice( Recording )

10 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 709 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."
Children of Dune by Frank Herbert( Recording )

15 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this third installment, the sand-blasted world of Arrakis has become green, watered, and fertile. Old Paul Atreides, who led the desert Fremen to political and religious domination of the galaxy, is gone. But for the children of Dune, the very blossoming of their land contains the seeds of its own destruction. The altered climate is destroying the giant sandworms, and this in turn is disastrous for the planet's economy. Leto and Ghanima, Paul Atreides's twin children and his heirs, can see possible solutions--but fanatics begin to challenge the rule of the all-powerful Atreides empire, and more than economic disaster threatens
Casino Royale by Ian Fleming( )

24 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and held by 702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the Casino in Deauville, Bond's game is baccarat. But away from the caviar and champagne, it's 007 versus one of Russia's most powerful and ruthless agents
A spot of bother by Mark Haddon( Recording )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Hall's comfortable retirement is shattered by the madness of family life as he and his family prepare for his daughter Katie's wedding
Dune messiah by Frank Herbert( Recording )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Dune messiah" picks up the story of the man known as Muad'Dib, heir to a power unimaginable, bringing to fruition an ambition of unparalleled scale: the centuries-old scheme to create a superbeing who reigns not in the heavens but among men. But the question is: Do all paths of glory lead to the grave?--
 
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