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Deakins, Mark

Works: 36 works in 183 publications in 1 language and 14,784 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Domestic fiction  Young adult works  Psychological fiction  Suspense fiction  Science fiction  Adventure stories  Detective and mystery stories  Historical fiction 
Roles: Narrator
Classifications: PZ7.D2587, 813.6
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Mark Deakins
South of Broad by Pat Conroy( Recording )

9 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,667 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 maze runner by James Dashner( Recording )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 1,618 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
The Scorch trials by James Dashner( Recording )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 1,217 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
Leaving time : a novel by Jodi Picoult( Recording )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For more than a decade, Jenna Metcalf has searched for her mother, Alice, who mysteriously disappeared after a tragic accident. Desperate to find the truth, Jenna enlists two unlikely allies in her quest. Serenity Jones is a psychic who rose to fame finding missing persons. Virgil Stanhope is a jaded private detective who originally investigated Alice's case. As they work together to uncover the truth, they realize that in asking hard questions, they'll have to face even harder answers
The law of nines by Terry Goodkind( Recording )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 890 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 dog stars by Peter Heller( Recording )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 833 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
And the dark sacred night : a novel by Julia Glass( Recording )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 660 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
Dark places by Gillian Flynn( Recording )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Libby Day was seven when her mother and two sisters were murdered in "The Satan Sacrifice of Kinnakee, Kansas". She escaped and survived to later testify that her 15-year-old brother Ben was the killer. Twenty-five years later she is contacted by "The Kill Club" and pumped for information they hope to use to free Ben. Libby hatches a plan to profit from her tragic past but ends up being chased by a killer
The painter : a novel by Peter Heller( Recording )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 567 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. Fleeing Colorado, chased by men set on retribution, Jim returns to New Mexico, tormented by his own relentless conscience
Red on red by Edward Conlon( Recording )

8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his fiction debut, former police officer turned author Edward Conlon chronicles the lives of NYPD detectives Meehan and Esposito. Despite their opposite styles, they strike an unlikely friendship as they investigate a suspicious suicide in Inwood Hill Park, a serial rapist in Manhattan, and a gang war that has rocked the streets
Where the river ends by Charles Martin( Recording )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Abbie faces a life-threatening illness, her husband Doss battles it with her every step of the way. And when she makes a list of ten things she hopes to accomplish before she loses the fight for good, Doss is there, too. Together they steal away in the middle of the night to embark upon a 130-mile trip down the St. Mary's River, a voyage Doss promised Abbie in the early days of their courtship
Flash forward by Robert J Sawyer( Recording )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a physics experiment goes horribly wrong everyone in the world is left unconscious for two minutes while their minds journey 20 years forward in time to give them a glimpse of the future. Some discover that they don't exist in 20 years, others find that their lives have taken a wrong turn. When the entire world wakes from unconsciousness they discover that the suddenness of the sleep has left many people dead or injured, and that they must try to rebuild their lives while knowing what the future holds
In the heart of the canyon by Elisabeth Hyde( Recording )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A rafting trip through the Grand Canyon changes the lives of everyone on board
Legally dead [a novel] by Edna Buchanan( Recording )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

U.S. Marshal Michael Venturi of the Witness Protection Program relocates a mobster, now a government witness, to a small rural town after creating a new identity for him. The man proves to be a monster unleashed on an unsuspecting community. The results are tragic. To make amends Venturi leaves the Marshals Service and assembles a team of close confidants to secretly create new identities for innocent men and women whose lives have been ruined through no fault of their own. And before being declared "legally dead"--They have to die. The result is a combination of Extreme Makeover, Mission Impossible, and CSI -- the last in reverse. In these "deaths," some of them spectacular, phony forensics must be created to fit the "facts" and fool the experts. But when one of Venturi's clients is murdered, and Venturi's own loved ones are threatened, Venturi must call upon his former training in both the U.S. Marines Force Recon and the Marshals Service, as he is hunted by police, prosecutors, ruthless killers, and his own former federal colleagues.--From publisher description
Your fathers, where are they? And the prophets, do they live forever? : a novel by Dave Eggers( Recording )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a barracks on an abandoned military base, Thomas watches as the man he has brought wakes up. Kev, a NASA astronaut, doesn't recognize his captor, though Thomas remembers him. Kev cries for help. But the ocean is close by, and nobody can hear him over the waves and wind. Thomas apologizes. He didn't want to have to resort to this. But they really needed to have a conversation, and Kev didn't answer his messages. And now, if Kev can just stop yelling, Thomas has a few questions
Beautiful children a novel by Charles Bock( Recording )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One Saturday night in Las Vegas, twelve-year-old Newell Ewing goes out with a friend and doesn't come home. In the aftermath of his disappearance, his mother, Lorraine, makes daily pilgrimages to her son's room and tortures herself with memories. Equally distraught, the boy's father, Lincoln, finds himself wanting to comfort his wife even as he yearns for solace, a loving touch, any kind of intimacy. As the Ewings navigate the mystery of what's become of their son, the circumstances surrounding Newell's vanishing and other events on that same night reverberate through the lives of seemingly disconnected strangers: a comic book illustrator in town for a weekend of debauchery; a painfully shy and possibly disturbed young artist; a stripper who imagines moments from her life as if they were movie scenes; a bubbly teenage wiccan anarchist; a dangerous and scheming gutter punk; a band of misfit runaways. These "urban nomads," each with a past to hide and a pain to nurture, weave their way through a neon underworld of sex, drugs, and the spinning wheels of chance
Nemesis the final case of Eliot Ness : a novel by William Bernhardt( Recording )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bestselling author William Bernhardt's tale of historical suspense chronicles the rampage of America's first serial killer and legendary lawman Eliot Ness' final case. In the 1930s Eliot Ness, the famous treasury agent who helped convict Al Capone, accepts a high-ranking public safety position in Cleveland, where the discovery of a dismembered torso soon plunges the city into a state of terror
Restitution by Lee Vance( Recording )

7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peter Tyler seem to have it all until he became disillustioned and has a one night stand. His wife is brutally murdered and the only thing missing from his house is a package from Peter's best friend, Andrei, who has disappeared. When the police investigate and discover his infidelity and his refusal to identify his lover he becomes the prime suspect
Chronic city by Jonathan Lethem( )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The acclaimed author of "Motherless Brooklyn" and "The Fortress of Solitude" returns with a roar with this gorgeous, searing portrayal of Manhattanites wrapped in their own delusions, desires, and lies. Chase Insteadman, a handsome, inoffensive fixture on Manhattan's social scene, lives off residuals earned as a child star on a beloved sitcom called Martyr & Pesty. Chase owns his current social cachet to an ongoing tragedy much covered in the tabloids: His teenage sweetheart and fiancée, Janice Turnbull, is trapped by a layer of low-orbit mines on the International Space Station, from which she sends him rapturous and heartbreaking love letter. Like Janice, Chase is adrift, she in Earth's stratosphere, he in a vague routine punctuated by Upper East Side dinner parties
Wild nights [stories about the last days of Poe, Dickinson, Twain, James, and Hemingway] by Joyce Carol Oates( Recording )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reimagines the final days of five major American writers
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English (131)

The maze runnerThe Scorch trialsThe law of ninesDark placesRed on redWhere the river endsFlash forwardIn the heart of the canyon