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Langton, James

Overview
Works: 223 works in 1,186 publications in 1 language and 19,206 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Children's audiobooks  Detective and mystery fiction  Fantasy fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  History  Young adult works  Short stories  Historical fiction 
Roles: Narrator
Classifications: PZ7.A3774, FIC
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by James Langton
The book of three by Lloyd Alexander( Recording )

17 editions published between 1967 and 2007 in English and held by 918 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taran, the assistant pig-keeper, longs to be a hero. He begins his journey to heroism with a strange assortment of companions on a dangerous mission to save his beloved homeland, Prydain. Taran's adventures chronicle the brave battle he wages against the forces of evil to protect it
The black cauldron by Lloyd Alexander( Recording )

17 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 913 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taran, Assistant Pig-Keeper of Prydain, faces even more dangers as he seeks the magical Black Cauldron, the chief implement of the evil powers of Arawn, lord of the Land of Death
The castle of Llyr by Lloyd Alexander( Recording )

18 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Princess Eilonwy is sent to the Isle of Mona for training, she is bewitched by the evil enchantress Achren, so Taran and other friends must try to rescue her
The high king by Lloyd Alexander( Recording )

18 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this final part of the chronicle of Prydain the forces of good and evil meet in an ultimate confrontation, which determines the fate of Taran, the Assistant Pig-Keeper who wanted to be a hero
Taran Wanderer by Lloyd Alexander( Recording )

18 editions published between 1967 and 2008 in English and held by 676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fourth book of the Prydain cycle tells of the adventures that befell Taran when he went in search of his birthright and the truth about himself
The farm by Tom Rob Smith( Recording )

14 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Until the moment he receives a frantic call from his father, Daniel believed his parents were headed into a peaceful, well-deserved retirement. They had sold their home and business in London and bid farewell to England, setting off to begin life anew on a remote, bucolic farm in rural Sweden. But everything changes with that phone call. Your mother's not well, his father tells him. She's been imagining things-- terrible, terrible things. She has had a psychotic breakdown and been committed to a mental hospital. Daniel prepares to rush to Sweden on the first available flight. Before he can board the plane, his father contacts him with even more frightening news: his mother has discharged herself from hospital, and he doesn't know where she is. Then his mother calls: "I'm sure your father has spoken to you. Everything that man has told you is a lie. I'm not mad. I don't need a doctor. I need the police. I'm about to board a flight to London. Meet me at Heathrow." Caught between his parents and unsure of who to believe or trust, Daniel becomes his mother's unwilling judge and jury as she tells him an urgent tale of secrets, lies, a horrible crime, and a conspiracy that implicates his own father
Astray by Emma Donoghue( Recording )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fascinating characters that roam across the pages of Emma Donoghue's stories have all gone astray: they are emigrants, runaways, drifters, lovers old and new. They are gold miners and counterfeiters, attorneys and slaves. They cross other borders too: those of race, law, sex, and sanity. They travel for love or money, incognito or under duress. With rich historical detail, the celebrated author of Room takes us from puritan Massachusetts to revolutionary New Jersey, antebellum Louisiana to the Toronto highway, lighting up four centuries of wanderings that have profound echoes in the present
The curious charms of Arthur Pepper : a novel by Phaedra Patrick( Recording )

20 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sixty-nine-year-old Arthur Pepper lives a simple life. He gets out of bed at precisely 7:30 a.m., just as he did when his wife, Miriam, was alive. He dresses in the same gray slacks and mustard sweater-vest, waters his fern, Frederica, and heads out to his garden. But on the one-year anniversary of Miriam's death, something changes. Sorting through Miriam's possessions, Arthur finds an exquisite gold charm bracelet he's never seen before. What follows is a surprising and unforgettable odyssey that takes Arthur from London to Paris and as far as India in an epic quest to find out the truth about his wife's secret life before they met-- a journey that leads him to find hope, healing, and self-discovery in the most unexpected places
A beautiful blue death by Charles Finch( )

11 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Victorian gentleman Charles Lenox begins to investigate the apparent suicide of a friend's former servant, he suspects murder--but to find the killer, he must untangle a complex web of loyalties and animosities before it's too late
Here, there be dragons by James A Owen( Recording )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three young men are entrusted with the Imaginarium Geographica, an atlas of fantastical places to which they travel in hopes of defeating the Winter King whose bid for power is related to the First World War raging in the Real World
Sleeping in the ground by Peter Robinson( Recording )

9 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the doors of a charming country church, an unspeakable act destroys a wedding party. A huge manhunt ensues. The culprit is captured. The story is over. Except it isn't. For Alan Banks, there is something unresolved about this case. Reteaming with profiler Jenny Fuller, the detective digs deeper into the crime, deep enough to unearth long-buried secrets that reshape everything Banks though he knew about the events outside the chapel. When the last shocking truth becomes clear, it's almost too late
The zig zag girl by Elly Griffiths( Recording )

11 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A band of magicians who served together in World War II track a killer who's performing their deadly tricks. Brighton, 1950. The body of a girl is found cut into three pieces. Detective Inspector Edgar Stephens is convinced the killer is mimicking a famous magic trick, the Zig Zag Girl. The inventor of the trick, Max Mephisto, is an old war friend of Edgar's. They served together in a shadowy unit called the Magic Men, a special ops troop that used stage tricks to confound the enemy. Max is on the traveling show circuit, touring seaside towns with ventriloquists, sword-swallowers, and dancing girls. He's reluctant to leave this world to help Edgar investigate
The September Society by Charles Finch( )

12 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a frantic widow visits detective Charles Lenox in search of her missing son, Lenox begins investigating a series of bizarre clues and must race to discover the truth about the death and the mysterious "September Society" before it's too late
Black ice by Andy Lane( Recording )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The year is 1868 and fourteen-year-old Sherlock Holmes faces his most baffling mystery yet. Mycroft, his older brother, has been found with a knife in his hand, locked in a room with a corpse. Only Sherlock believes that his brother is innocent. But can he prove it? In a chase that will take him to Moscow and back, Sherlock must discover who has framed Mycroft and why-before Mycroft swings at the gallows
The demon's lexicon by Sarah Rees Brennan( Recording )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sixteen-year-old Nick and his family have battled magicians and demons for most of his life, but when his brother, Alan, is marked for death while helping new friends Jamie and Mae, Nick's determination to save Alan leads him to uncover a devastating secret
Island of silence by Lisa McMann( Recording )

19 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the Wanteds, Unwanteds, and Necessaries struggle to adjust to changes in their society, Mr. Today begins training fourteen-year-old Alex to replace him as Artime's leader one day while Alex's disgraced twin, Aaron, connives to take over Quill
The hanging valley : a novel of suspense by Peter Robinson( )

16 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No one dreamed something so hideous could grow in so beautiful a place ... Many who visit the valley are overwhelmed by its majesty. Some wish they never had to leave. One didn't: a hiker whose decomposing corpse is discovered by an unsuspecting tourist. But this strange, incomprehensible murder is only the edge of the darkness that hovers over a small rural village and its tight-lipped residents, who guard shattering secrets of sordid pasts and private shames. Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks knows that both the grim truth and a cold-blooded killer are hiding here, far from the city, the noise, and safety. And he's determined to walk into the valley of death to expose them both
A burial at sea : a mystery by Charles Finch( Recording )

11 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In March 1873 aristocratic sleuth Charles Lenox undertakes a delicate espionage mission to Egypt, where five British agents have been killed, apparently by the French. But soon after Charles's ship sets sail, the captain calls on him to dust off his deductive skills when a crew member is murdered and left eviscerated on the deck
Twain & Stanley enter paradise by Oscar Hijuelos( Recording )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From their early days as journalists in the American West, to their admiration and support of each other's writing, their mutual hatred of slavery, their social life together in the dazzling literary circles of the period, and even a mysterious journey to Cuba to search for Stanley's adoptive father, Twain & Stanley Enter Paradise superbly channels two vibrant but very different figures. It is also a study of Twain's complex bond with Mrs. Stanley, the bohemian portrait artist Dorothy Tennant, who introduces Twain and his wife to the world of s?eances and mediums after the tragic death of their daughter
A necessary end by Peter Robinson( )

10 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a peaceful demonstration ends with fifty arrests and the death of a young constable, Superintendent "Dirty Dick" assumes the investigation, forcing Inspector Banks to undertake his own hunt for the killer before his superior's misguided obsession results in further bloodshed
 
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The book of three
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The black cauldronThe castle of LlyrThe high kingTaran WandererHere, there be dragonsThe demon's lexiconThe hanging valley : a novel of suspenseA necessary end
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English (258)