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Petkoff, Robert

Overview
Works: 219 works in 901 publications in 1 language and 37,970 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Suspense fiction  Political fiction  Military history  Psychological fiction  Drama  Detective and mystery fiction  Black humor  History  Short stories 
Roles: Narrator, Actor, Author, Performer
Classifications: PS3566.A539, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Robert Petkoff
Room : a novel by Emma Donoghue( Recording )

17 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 1,814 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Narrator Jack and his mother, who was kidnapped seven years earlier when she was a 19-year-old college student, celebrate his fifth birthday. They live in a tiny, 11-foot-square soundproofed cell in a converted shed in the kidnapper's yard. The sociopath, whom Jack has dubbed Old Nick, visits at night, grudgingly doling out food and supplies. But Ma, as Jack calls her, proves to be resilient and resourceful--and attempts a nail-biting escape
A heartbeat away by Michael Palmer( Recording )

17 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Preparing to give a State of the Union address when a terrorist group releases a deadly virus into the Capitol building, President James Allaire is forced to enlist the services of a virologist who has been wrongly imprisoned for suspected terrorist intentions
Killing Reagan : the violent assault that changed a presidency by Bill O'Reilly( Recording )

10 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1,187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Just two months into his presidency, Ronald Reagan lay near death after a gunman's bullet came within inches of his heart. His recovery was nothing short of remarkable -- or so it seemed. But Reagan was grievously injured, forcing him to encounter a challenge that few men ever face. Could he silently overcome his traumatic experience while at the same time carrying out the duties of the most powerful man in the world?
The bone tree : a novel by Greg Iles( Recording )

15 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 1,058 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Penn Cage's father, Dr. Tom Cage, stands accused of murder and each effort to defend him unearths new, shocking secrets. At issue is the murder of Tom's former nurse, Viola Turner. The district attorney is quick to point the finger at Tom, citing his decades-old relationship with Viola. When Tom is taken into custody, Penn must explore the dangerous territory of Tom and Viola's shared history, set squarely in the most harrowing years of civil-rights-era Mississippi
Killing the rising sun : how America vanquished World War II Japan by Bill O'Reilly( Recording )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 1,044 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autumn 1944. World War II is nearly over in Europe but is escalating in the Pacific, where American soldiers face an opponent who will go to any length to avoid defeat. The Japanese army follows the samurai code of Bushido, stipulating that surrender is a form of dishonor. Killing the Rising Sun takes listeners to the bloody tropical-island battlefields of Peleliu and Iwo Jima and to the embattled Philippines, where General Douglas MacArthur has made a triumphant return and is plotting a full-scale invasion of Japan
Being mortal : medicine and what matters in the end by Atul Gawande( Recording )

12 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 938 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Atul Gawande tackles the hardest challenge of his profession: how medicine can not only improve life but also the process of its ending. Full of eye-opening research and riveting storytelling, Gawande asserts that medicine can comfort and enhance our experience even to the end, providing not only a good life but also a good end
Before the fall : a novel by Noah Hawley( Recording )

14 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 922 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a foggy summer night, eleven people -- ten privileged, one down-on-his-luck painter -- depart Martha's Vineyard on a private jet headed for New York. Sixteen minutes later, the unthinkable happens: the plane plunges into the ocean. The only survivors are Scott Burroughs -- the painter -- and a four-year-old boy, who is now the last remaining member of an immensely wealthy and powerful media mogul's family. With chapters weaving between the aftermath of the crash and the backstories of the passengers and crew members -- including a Wall Street titan and his wife, a Texan-born party boy just in from London, a young woman questioning her path in life, and a career pilot -- the mystery surrounding the tragedy heightens. As the passengers' intrigues unravel, odd coincidences point to a conspiracy. Was it merely by dumb chance that so many influential people perished? Or was something far more sinister at work? Events soon threaten to spiral out of control in an escalating storm of media outrage and accusations. And while Scott struggles to cope with fame that borders on notoriety, the authorities scramble to salvage the truth from the wreckage
Irrational man by Woody Allen( Visual )

6 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 912 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophy professor Abe Lucas is at rock bottom emotionally, unable to find any meaning or joy in life. He feels that everything he's tried to do from political activism to teaching hasn't made any difference. Abe gets involved with two women: Rita Richards, a lonely professor who is unhappy in her marriage; and Jill Pollard, his best student, who becomes his closest friend. Pure chance changes everything when Abe and Jill overhear a stranger's conversation and become drawn in
Purity : a novel by Jonathan Franzen( Recording )

16 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 897 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A magnum opus for our morally complex times from the author of FREEDOM and THE CORRECTIONS. Young Pip Tyler doesn't know who she is. She knows that her real name is Purity, that she's saddled with $130,000 in student debt, that she's squatting with anarchists in Oakland, and that her relationship with her mother - her only family - is hazardous
BoneMan's daughters by Ted Dekker( Recording )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 800 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A serial killer is kidnapping young girls, breaking their bones, and leaving them to die. Ryan Evans is an intelligence officer who is alienated from his own family. When the BoneMan kidnaps Ryan's daughter, Ryan must take on this deranged killer himself to save her
Political suicide by Michael Palmer( Recording )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 793 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Lou Welcome has been supervising Dr. Gary McHugh's recovery from alcoholism. Though McHugh hasn't been taking his AA program seriously, Lou sees progress and the two have become friends. After visiting a patient of his, Congressmen Elias Colston, McHugh is found unconscious in his wrecked car. Colston has been shot dead, and McHugh is the prime suspect, though he insists the congressman was dead when he got there. Lou investigates the murder and uncovers a deadly conspiracy
Resistant by Michael Palmer( Recording )

11 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 757 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Dr. Lou Welcome fills in last minute for his boss at a national conference in Atlanta, he brings along his best friend, Cap Duncan. But an accident turns tragic when Cap injures his leg while running. The open wound is the perfect breeding ground for a deadly microbial invader committed to eating Cap alive from the inside out. Turning to the Centers for Disease Control, Lou uncovers a link to a shadowy group known as One Hundred Neighbors who are using health institutions as hostages
Barkskins : a novel by Annie Proulx( Recording )

17 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the late seventeenth century, two illiterate woodsmen, Rene Sel and Charles Duquet, make their way from Northern France to New France to seek a living. Bound to a feudal lord, a 'seigneur', for three years in exchange for land, they suffer extraordinary hardship, always in awe of the forest they are charged with clearing, sometimes brimming with dreams of its commercial potential. Rene marries an Indian healer, and they have children, mixing the blood of two cultures. Duquet travels the globe and back, starting a logging company that will prosper for generations. Proulx tells the stories of the children, grandchildren, and descendants of these two lineages, the Sels and the Duquets, as well as the descendants of their allies and foes, as they travel back to Europe, to China, to New England, always in quest of a livelihood or a fortune, or fleeing stunningly brutal conditions - accidents, pestilence, Indian attacks, the revenge of rivals
Oath of office by Michael Palmer( Recording )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 718 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the New York Times bestselling author of A Heartbeat Away and The Last Surgeon comes a shocking new novel at the crossroads of politics and medicine. What if a well respected doctor inexplicably goes on a murderous rampage? When Dr. John Meacham goes on a shooting spree the office, his business partner, staff, and two patients are killed in the bloodbath. Then Meacham turns the gun on himself. The blame falls on Dr. Lou Welcome. Welcome worked with Meacham years before as a counselor after John's medical license had been revoked for drug addiction. Lou knew that John was an excellent doctor and deserved to be practicing medicine and fought hard for his license to be restored. After hearing the news of the violent outburst, Lou is in shock like everyone else, but mostly he's incredulous. And when he begins to look into it further, the terrifying evidence he finds takes him down a path to an unspeakable conspiracy that seems to lead directly to the White House and those in the highest positions of power
Beat the reaper : a novel by Josh Bazell( Recording )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peter Brown is a young emergency room doctor whose sealed identity in the witness protection program is about to give out! After a heart-thumping morning (including a mugging and a lusty elevator encounter with a hot pharmaceuticals rep), Peter treats a new patient who knows him from his other life. Can he keep the patient alive long enough to beat the reaper?
Death wears a beauty mask : and other stories by Mary Higgins Clark( Recording )

10 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of short stories from the #1 New York Times bestselling "Queen of Suspense" Mary Higgins Clark, including the never-before-published novella Death Wears a Beauty Mask . From Clark's first-ever published story (1956's "Stowaway"), to classic tales featuring Alvirah and Willy, My Gal Sunday and many more, Death Wears a Beauty Mask and Other Stories gives readers the chance to revisit the short story highlights from the "Queen of Suspense." The jewel of this collection is the novella showcasing the dazzling and dangerous world of high fashion in 1970s New York City: Death Wears a Beauty Mask , which Mary began in 1974 and put aside to write Where Are The Children , the book that launched her career. Mary returned to Death Wears a Beauty Mask nearly forty years later and the result is spectacular. Featuring the same chills and heart-pounding drama we've come to expect from a Mary Higgins Clark title, and including an exclusive author's introduction, Death Wears a Beauty Mask and Other Stories is a spine-tingling read and glimpse into the evolution of the remarkable career of the "Queen of Suspense."
Deadly heat by Richard Castle( Recording )

10 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Determined to find justice for her mother, top NYPD Homicide Detective Nikki Heat continues to pursue the elusive former CIA station chief who ordered her execution over a decade ago. For the hunt, Nikki teams once again with her romantic partner, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Jameson Rook. Their quest for the old spy and the motive behind the past murder unearths an alarming terror plot - which is anything but ancient history. It is lethal. It is now. And it has already entered its countdown phase
Raging heat by Richard Castle( Recording )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illegal immigrant falls from the sky and NYPD Homicide Detective Nikki Heat's investigation into his death quickly captures the imagination of her boyfriend, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jameson Rook. When he decides to work the case with Heat as his next big story, Nikki is at first happy to have him ride along. But when Rook's inquiry concludes that Detective Heat has arrested the wrong man for the murder, everything changes
The pale king by David Foster Wallace( Recording )

12 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The character David Foster Wallace is introduced to the banal world of the IRS Regional Examination Center in Peoria, Illinois, and the host of strange people who work there, in a novel that was unfinished at the time of the author's death
 
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Room : a novel
Alternative Names
Robert Petkoff Amerikaans acteur

Robert Petkoff US-amerikanischer Bühnenschauspieler

Роберт Петкофф

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English (211)

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A heartbeat awayBoneMan's daughtersOath of officeBeat the reaper : a novelThe pale king