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Michael, Paul (Actor)

Works: 153 works in 875 publications in 1 language and 32,369 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  History  Action and adventure fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Historical fiction  Biography  Trials, litigation, etc  Biographies  Code and cipher stories 
Roles: Narrator, Translator, Actor, Performer, nar
Classifications: PS3569.H18, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Paul Michael
The Da Vinci code : a novel by Dan Brown( Recording )

59 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The secret Catholic organization known as Opus Dei has struck. The elderly curator of the Louvre has been found dead inside the museum, surrounded by eldritch ciphers in invisible ink. It is up to Harvard semiotician Robert Langdon and his French cryptologist partner Sophie Neveu to decode the cipers, and get to the bottom of an ever-widening mystery. They discover that the late curator was the gatekeeper of the "Priory of Sion", a secret society whose members included Leonardo da Vinci, and that he sacrificed his life to protect a vastly important ancient religious relic from Opus Dei. If Langdon and Neveu do not deciper the clues in time, Opus Dei will get its hands on the relic, and havoc will be wrought
Inferno : [a novel] by Dan Brown( Recording )

37 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,036 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the heart of Italy, Harvard professor of symbology Robert Langdon is drawn into a harrowing world centered on one of history's most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces: Dante's Inferno. Against this backdrop, Langdon battles a chilling adversary and grapples with an ingenious riddle that pulls him into a landscape of classic art, secret passageways, and futuristic science"--Vendor summary
Origin : a novel by Dan Brown( Recording )

24 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 1,627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After an event at which futurist Edmond Kirsch is to announce a groundbreaking discovery erupts into chaos, Robert Langdon rushes to Barcelona to locate a cryptic password that will reveal Kirsch's secret before it is lost forever
A blaze of glory : [a novel of the Battle of Shiloh] by Jeff Shaara( Recording )

18 editions published in 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,038 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's the spring of 1862. The Confederate Army in the West teeters on the brink of collapse following the catastrophic loss of Fort Donelson. Commanding general Albert Sidney Johnston is forced to pull up stakes, abandon the critical city of Nashville, and rally his troops in defense of the Memphis and Charleston Railroad. Hot on Johnston's trail are two of the Union's best generals: the relentless Ulysses Grant and Don Carlos Buell. If their combined forces can crush Johnston's army and capture the railroad, the war in the West likely will be over. There's just one problem, Johnston knows of the Union plans, and is poised to launch an audacious surprise attack on Grant's encampment, a small settlement in southwestern Tennessee anchored by a humble church named Shiloh
Destiny of the Republic : a tale of madness, medicine, and the murder of a president by Candice Millard( Recording )

17 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,009 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A narrative account of the twentieth president's political career offers insight into his background as a scholar and Civil War hero, his battles against the corrupt establishment, and Alexander Graham Bell's failed attempt to save him from an assassin's bullet
The Tristan betrayal by Robert Ludlum( Recording )

31 editions published between 2003 and 2017 in English and held by 981 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the fall of 1940, the Nazis are at the height of their power -- France is occupied, Britian is enduring the Blitz and is under the threat of invasion, America is neutral, and Russia is in an uneasy alliance with Germany. Stephen Metcalfe, the younger son of a prominent American family, is a well-known man about town in occupied Paris. He's also a minor asset in the U.S.'s secret intelligence forces in Europe
Digital fortress by Dan Brown( Recording )

18 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 943 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cryptographer Susan Fletcher finds herself fighting for her country, her life, and the life of the man she loves when she is called in by the National Security Agency to decipher a mysterious code and discovers a plot that has the power to cripple U.S. intelligence
Rules of betrayal : [a novel] by Christopher Reich( Recording )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 918 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1980, a secret American B-52 crashes high in a remote mountain range on the Pakistan, Afghanistan border. Nearly thirty years later, and spanning locales from those peaks to New York City, a terrible truth will be revealed. Jonathan Ransom returns as the resourceful doctor thrown into a shadowy world of double and triple agents where absolutely no one can be trusted. To stay alive, Ransom must unravel the mystery surrounding his wife, an enigmatic and lethal spy who plays by her own rules, and discover where her loyalties truly lie
The Sigma protocol by Robert Ludlum( Recording )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 904 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After an old friend tries to kill an investment banker, he teams up with a field agent in Europe to solve the mystery of what really happened after World War II, and what the CIA code word of SIGMA represents
The Janson directive : [a novel] by Robert Ludlum( Recording )

20 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in English and held by 898 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul Janson reluctantly takes on a mission to save recently kidnapped Peter Novak, a Nobel Peace Prize winner. Newly retired from the U.S. Consular Operations, Janson must rekindle his soldier's spirit as he takes on a group of Islamic extremists who are holding Novak captive on an island in the Indian Ocean
The smoke at dawn : [a novel of the Civil War] by Jeff Shaara( Recording )

12 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 825 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Summer, 1863. The Federal triumph at Vicksburg has secured complete control of the Mississippi River from the Confederacy, cementing the reputation of Ulysses S. Grant. Farther east, the Federal army under the command of William Rosecrans captures the crucial rail hub at Chattanooga. But Rosecrans is careless, and while pursuing the Confederates, the Federal forces are routed in north Georgia at Chickamauga Creek. A disgusted Abraham Lincoln has seen enough of General Rosecrans
A chain of thunder : a novel of the Siege of Vicksburg by Jeff Shaara( Recording )

14 editions published in 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 822 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

May, 1863. In the vaunted "Gibraltar of the Confederacy," a siege for the ages will cement the reputation of one Union general--and all but seal the fate of the rebel cause
The final storm : [a novel of the war in the Pacific] by Jeff Shaara( Recording )

13 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 782 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the war in Europe winds down in the wake of the Normandy invasion, the United States has turned its vast military resources toward an all-out effort against the Japanese. In the spring of 1945, Japan's empire has been pressed slowly back toward its home islands, and the Americans mount a furious assault on the last great stepping-stone to Japan itself--the heavily fortified island of Okinawa. The three-month battle will feature some of the most vicious combat of the entire war, as American troops confront an enemy that would rather be slaughtered than experience the shame of surrender
No less than victory : a novel of World War II by Jeff Shaara( Recording )

9 editions published in 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the success of the Normandy invasion, the Allied commanders are buoyantly confident that the war in Europe will be over in a matter of weeks, that Hitler and his battered army have no other option than surrender. But despite the advice of his best military minds, Hitler will hear no talk of defeat. In mid-December 1944, the Germans launch a desperate and ruthless counteroffensive in the Ardennes forest, utterly surprising the unprepared Americans who stand in their way. Through the frigid snows of the mountainous terrain, German tanks and infantry struggle to realize Hitler's goal: divide the Allied armies and capture the vital port at Antwerp. The attack succeeds in opening up a wide gap in the American lines, and for days chaos reigns in the Allied command. Thus begins the Battle of the Bulge, the last gasp by Hitler's forces that becomes a horrific slugging match, some of the most brutal fighting of the war. As American commanders respond to the stunning challenge, the German spear is finally blunted. Though some in the Nazi inner circle continue the fight to secure Germany's postwar future, the Führer makes it clear that he is fighting to the end. He will spare nothing, not even German lives, to preserve his twisted vision of a "Thousand Year Reich." But in May 1945, the German army collapses, and with Russian troops closing in, Hitler commits suicide. As the Americans sweep through the German countryside, they unexpectedly encounter the worst of Hitler's crimes, the concentration camps, and young GIs find themselves absorbing firsthand the horrors of the Holocaust
The fateful lightning : a novel of the Civil War by Jeff Shaara( Recording )

13 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the concluding novel of his epic Civil War tetralogy, the dramatic story of the final eight months of battle from multiple perspectives: the commanders in their tents making plans for total victory, as well as the ordinary foot soldiers and cavalrymen who carried out their orders until the last alarum sounded. Through Sherman's eyes, listeners gain insight into the mind of the general who vowed to 'make Georgia howl' until it surrendered
The prince of risk : a novel by Christopher Reich( Recording )

13 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert "Bobby" Astor is a rising New York hedge fund manager on the cusp of making his biggest, most daring killing yet. But everything changes when his father, the chairman of the New York Stock Exchange, is killed in a brazen, mystifying attack on the south lawn of the White House while en route to deliver a terrifying secret to the President of the United States. In the wake of the attacks, Astor sees the business he built crumble around him and finds himself on the brink of ruin. A cryptic clue leads him deeper into the web of lies surrounding his father's murder, and Astor stumbles onto a sophisticated foreign conspiracy that threatens to not only wipe out Astor's own fund but to destroy the entire foundation of the United States' financial system
The frozen hours : a novel of the Korean War by Jeff Shaara( Recording )

12 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The master of military historical fiction turns his discerning eye to the Korean War in this riveting new novel, which tells the dramatic story of the Americans and the Chinese who squared off in one of the deadliest campaigns in the annals of combat: the Battle of Chosin Reservoir, also known as Frozen Chosin
Destiny and power : the American odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush by Jon Meacham( Recording )

12 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Pulitzer Prize winner and #1 New York Times best selling author Jon Meacham comes a sweeping yet intimate biography of George H.W. Bush. Based on rigorous research, hours of private interviews, and extraordinary access to Bush's diaries and to his family, this paints a vivid and affecting portrait of the distinctive American life of a man from the Greatest Generation
American heiress : the wild saga of the kidnapping, crimes and trial of Patty Hearst by Jeffrey Toobin( Recording )

12 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On February 4, 1974, Patty Hearst, a senior in college and heiress to the Hearst family fortune, was kidnapped by a ragtag group of self-styled revolutionaries calling itself the Symbionese Liberation Army. The already sensational story took the first of many incredible twists on April 3, when the group released a tape of Patty saying she had joined the SLA and had adopted the nom de guerre "Tania."
Fearless : the undaunted courage and ultimate sacrifice of Navy SEAL Team SIX operator Adam Brown by Eric Blehm( )

15 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This story is about a man of extremes, whose determination was fueled by faith, family, and the love of a woman. Always the first to volunteer for the most dangerous assignments, the Navy SEAL's final act of bravery led to the ultimate sacrifice.--Books in Print
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The Da Vinci code : a novel
Destiny of the Republic : a tale of madness, medicine, and the murder of a presidentThe Tristan betrayalDigital fortressRules of betrayal : [a novel]The Sigma protocolThe Janson directive : [a novel]The final storm : [a novel of the war in the Pacific]No less than victory : a novel of World War II
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