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Deakins, Mark

Works: 130 works in 499 publications in 1 language and 31,546 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Children's audiobooks  Juvenile works  Biography  Suspense fiction  Legal fiction (Literature)  Detective and mystery fiction  Young adult works  History  Domestic fiction 
Roles: Narrator, Actor, Conductor
Classifications: PZ7.D2587, FIC
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Mark Deakins
The maze runner by James Dashner( Recording )

19 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 1,741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sixteen-year-old Thomas wakes up with no memory in the middle of a maze and realizes he must work with the community in which he finds himself if he is to escape
Leaving time : a novel by Jodi Picoult( Recording )

14 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For more than a decade, Jenna Metcalf has never stopped thinking about her mother, Alice, who mysteriously disappeared in the wake of a tragic accident. Refusing to believe she was abandoned, Jenna searches for her mother regularly online and pores over the pages of Alice's old journals. A scientist who studied grief among elephants, Alice wrote mostly of her research among the animals she loved, yet Jenna hopes the entries will provide a clue to her mother?s whereabouts. Desperate to find the truth, Jenna enlists two unlikely allies in her quest: Serenity Jones, a psychic who rose to fame finding missing persons, only to later doubt her gifts, and Virgil Stanhope, the jaded private detective who'd originally investigated Alice's case along with the strange, possibly linked death of one of her colleagues. As the three work together to uncover what happened to Alice, they realise that in asking hard questions, they'll have to face even harder answers. As Jenna's memories dovetail with the events in her mother's journals, the story races to a mesmerising finish. A deeply moving, gripping, and intelligent page-turner, Leaving Time is Jodi Picoult at the height of her powers
Rogue lawyer by John Grisham( Recording )

16 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1,685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On the right side of the law. Sort of. Sebastian Rudd is not your typical street lawyer. He works out of a customized bulletproof van, complete with Wi-Fi, a bar, a small fridge, fine leather chairs, a hidden gun compartment, and a heavily armed driver. He has no firm, no partners, no associates, and only one employee, his driver, who's also his bodyguard, law clerk, confidant, and golf caddy. He lives alone in a small but extremely safe penthouse apartment, and his primary piece of furniture is a vintage pool table. He drinks small-batch bourbon and carries a gun. Sebastian defends people other lawyers won't go near: a drug-addled, tattooed kid rumored to be in a satanic cult, who is accused of molesting and murdering two little girls; a vicious crime lord on death row; a homeowner arrested for shooting at a SWAT team that mistakenly invaded his house. Why these clients? Because he believes everyone is entitled to a fair trial, even if he, Sebastian, has to cheat to secure one. He hates injustice, doesn't like insurance companies, banks, or big corporations; he distrusts all levels of government and laughs at the justice system's notions of ethical behavior"--
South of Broad by Pat Conroy( Recording )

9 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leopold Bloom King, our narrator, is the son of an amiable, loving father who teaches science at the local high school. His mother, an ex-nun, is the high school principal and a well-known Joyce scholar. After Leo's older brother commits suicide at the age of thirteen, the family struggles with the shattering effects of his death. Eventually he becomes part of a tightly knit group of high school seniors that includes friends Sheba and Trevor Poe, glamorous twins with an alcoholic mother and a prison-escapee father; hardscrabble mountain runaways Niles and Starla Whitehead; socialite Molly Huger and her boyfriend, Chadworth Rutledge X; and an ever-widening circle whose liaisons will ripple across two decades-from 1960s counterculture through the dawn of the AIDS crisis in the 1980s
The Scorch trials by James Dashner( Recording )

17 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 1,435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After surviving horrific conditions in the Maze, Thomas is entrapped, along with nineteen other boys, in a scientific experiment designed to observe their responses and gather data believed to be essential for the survival of the human race
The kill order by James Dashner( Recording )

15 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Before WICKED was formed, before the Glade was built, before Thomas entered the Maze, sun flares hit the earth and mankind fell to disease
The lost city of Z : [a tale of deadly obsession in the Amazon] by David Grann( Recording )

11 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 921 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interweaves the story of British explorer Percy Fawcett, who vanished during a 1925 expedition into the Amazon, with the author's own quest to uncover the mysteries surrounding Fawcett's final journey and the secrets of what lies deep in the Amazon jungle
Dark places by Gillian Flynn( Recording )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 847 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After witnessing the murder of her mother and sisters, seven-year-old Libby Day testifies against her brother Ben, but twenty-five years later she tries to profit from her tragic history and admit that her story might not have been accurate
The law of nines by Terry Goodkind( Recording )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 842 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Turning twenty-seven may be terrifying for some, but for Alex, a struggling artist living in the Midwestern United States, it is cataclysmic. Inheriting a huge expanse of land should have made him a rich and happy man; but something about this birthday, his name, and the beautiful woman whose life he just saved, has suddenly made him--and everyone he loves--into a target--target for extreme and uncompromising violence
The death cure by James Dashner( Recording )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 836 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the third Trial draws to a close, Thomas and some of his cohorts manage to escape from WICKED, their memories having been restored, only to face new dangers as WICKED claims to be trying to protect the human race from the deadly FLARE virus
The heart goes last : a novel by Margaret Atwood( Recording )

12 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Stan and Charmaine are a married couple trying to stay afloat in the midst of an economic and social collapse. Job loss has forced them to live in their car, leaving them vulnerable to roving gangs. They desperately need to turn their situation around--and fast. The Positron Project in the town of Consilience seems to be the answer to their prayers. No one is unemployed and everyone gets a comfortable, clean house to live in ... for six months out of the year."--
The dog stars by Peter Heller( Recording )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 766 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hig survived the flu that killed everyone he knows. His wife is gone, his friends are dead, he lives in the hangar of a small abandoned airport with his dog, his only neighbor a gun-toting misanthrope. In his 1956 Cessna, Hig flies the perimeter of the airfield or sneaks off to the mountains to finsh and to pretend that things are the way they used to be. But when a random transmission somehow beams through his radio, the voice ignites a hope deep inside him that a better life, something like his old life, exists beyond the airport
Catherine the Great : [portrait of a woman] by Robert K Massie( Recording )

7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The extraordinary story of an obscure young German princess who traveled to Russia at fourteen and rose to become one of the most remarkable, powerful, and captivating women in history. Born into a minor noble family, Catherine transformed herself into Empress of Russia by sheer determination. Possessing a brilliant mind and an insatiable curiosity as a young woman, she devoured the works of Enlightenment philosophers and, when she reached the throne, attempted to use their principles to guide her rule of the vast and backward Russian empire"--Publisher's web site
Colonel Roosevelt by Edmund Morris( Recording )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edmund Morris presents the third installment in his Theodore Roosevelt biography. Here, Morris chronicles Roosevelt's life after his presidency, revealing that Colonel Roosevelt was as present as ever in world politics and if he was reelected as president, he possibly could have averted World War I
And the dark sacred night : a novel by Julia Glass( Recording )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kit Noonan's life is stalled: unemployed, twins to support, a mortgage to pay--and a frustrated wife, who is certain that, more than anything else, Kit needs to solve the mystery of his father's identity. He begins with a visit to his former stepfather, Jasper, a take-no-prisoners Vermont outdoorsman. But it is another person who has kept the secret: Lucinda Burns, wife of a revered senior statesman and mother of Malachy (the journalist who died of AIDS in Glass's first novel, Three Junes). She and her husband are the only ones who know the full story: of an accident whose repercussions spread even further when Jasper introduces Lucinda to Kit. Immersing readers in a panorama that stretches from Vermont to the tip of Cape Cod, Glass weaves together the lives of Kit, Jasper, Lucinda and, ultimately, Fenno McLeod, the beloved protagonist of Three Junes (now in his sixties). An unforgettable novel about the youthful choices that steer our destinies, the necessity of forgiveness, and the surprisingly mutable meaning of family
The bridge : the life and rise of Barack Obama by David Remnick( Recording )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Remnick, an editor for the New Yorker, delves deep into Barack Obama's childhood and rise to political prominence. Discussing Obama's family and how their actions helped shape the future president's young mind, Remnick reveals why Barack Obama's remarkable rise is so quintessentially American
The painter : a novel by Peter Heller( Recording )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jim Stegner has seen his share of violence and loss. Years ago he shot a man in a bar. His marriage disintegrated. In the wake of tragedy, Jim abandoned the art scene of Santa Fe to start fresh in the valleys of rural Colorado. Now he spends his days painting and fly-fishing, trying to find a way to live with the dark impulses that sometimes overtake him. But one afternoon, on a dirt road, Jim comes across a man beating a small horse, and a brutal encounter rips his quiet life wide open
The death cure by James Dashner( )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the third Trial draws to a close, Thomas and some of his cohorts manage to escape from WICKED, their memories having been restored, only to face new dangers as WICKED claims to be trying to protect the human race from the deadly FLARE virus
Manhunt : the ten-year search for Bin Laden from 9/11 to Abbottabad by Peter L Bergen( Recording )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on exhaustive research and unprecedented access to White House officials, CIA analysts, Pakistani intelligence, and the military, this is the definitive account of ten years in pursuit of bin Laden and of the twilight of al-Qaeda
Look me in the eye : my life with asperger's by John Elder Robison( )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ever since he was small, John Robison had longed to connect with other people, but by the time he was a teenager, his odd habits--an inclination to blurt out non sequiturs, avoid eye contact, dismantle radios, and dig five-foot holes--had earned him the label "social deviant." No guidance came from his mother or his father. It was no wonder he gravitated to machines, which could, at least, be counted on. After fleeing his parents and dropping out of high school, his savant-like ability to visualize electronic circuits landed him a gig with KISS. Later, he drifted into a "real" job, as an engineer for a major toy company. But the higher Robison rose in the company, the more he had to pretend to be "normal" and do what he simply couldn't: communicate. It was not until he was forty that an insightful therapist told him he had the form of autism called Asperger's syndrome. That understanding transformed the way Robison saw himself--and the world. Robison also provides a fascinating reverse angle on the younger brother he left at the mercy of their nutty parents--the boy who would later change his name to Augusten Burroughs. Ultimately, this is the story of Robison's journey from his world into ours, a strange, sly, indelible account--sometimes alien, yet always deeply human"--Publisher's web site
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South of BroadThe Scorch trialsThe lost city of Z : [a tale of deadly obsession in the Amazon]Dark placesThe law of ninesThe death cureColonel RooseveltThe bridge : the life and rise of Barack Obama