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Parker, Tom

Overview
Works: 58 works in 614 publications in 1 language and 11,347 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  History  Action and adventure fiction  Psychological fiction  Humorous fiction  Bildungsromans  Autobiographical fiction  Children's audiobooks  Biography 
Roles: Narrator, Author, nar
Classifications: PS1305, 813.4
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Tom Parker
One flew over the cuckoo's nest by Ken Kesey( Recording )

42 editions published between 1993 and 2017 in English and held by 1,037 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of inmates fighting back against authority in a mental asylum ward run by a cruel nurse
Cold Sassy tree by Olive Ann Burns( Recording )

19 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and held by 971 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tom Parker's enlightened reading greatly enhances the emotive effect of the novel. With an impressive array of consistently natural voices, he involves the listener directly in the drama of the characters' lives. A hilarious and passionate book. Will Tweedy is like some wonderful blend of Huck Finn and Holden Caulfield. One of the best portraits of small-town Southern life ever written
The adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain( Recording )

32 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and held by 961 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Winner of AudioFile's Earphones Award. Huck Finn is an engaging young rebel who isn't above lying and stealing, but he faces a battle of conscience over a runaway slave who provides him with his first experience of love, acceptance, and responsibility
The Dharma bums by Jack Kerouac( Recording )

27 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in English and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two ebullient young men are engaged in a passionate search for dharma, or truth. Their major adventure is the pursuit of the Zen way, which takes them climbing into the high Sierras to seek the lesson of solitude, a lesson that has a hard time surviving their forays into the pagan groves of San Francisco's Bohemia with its marathon wine-drinking bouts, poetry jam sessions, experiments in "yabyum," and similar nonascetic pastimes
On the road by Jack Kerouac( )

20 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A penniless writer named Sal Paradise becomes inspired to hitchhike across America, taking the listener on a freewheeling journey through the 1950s youth counterculture. Joining up with other fellow vagabonds who are in love with life and open to adventure, they explore jazz, sex, drugs, and mysticism on the fringes of society
The adventures of Augie March by Saul Bellow( )

23 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This grand-scale heroic comedy tells the story of the exuberant young Augie, a poor Chicago boy growing up during the Depression. While his neighborhood friends all settle down into their various chosen professions, Augie, as particular as an aristocrat, demands a special destiny. He latches on to a wild succession of occupations, proudly rejecting each one as too limiting. It is not until he tangles with a glamorous perfectionist named Thea, a huntress with a trained eagle, that his independence is seriously threatened. Luckily, his nature, like the eagle's, breaks down under the strain. He goes on to recruit himself to even more outlandish projects, but always ducks out in time to continue improvising his unconventional career
Rebel by Bernard Cornwell( )

13 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Richmond landowner Washington Faulconer snatches young Nate Starbuck from the grip of a Yankee-hating mob, Nate is both grateful and awed by his idealistic rescuer. To repay his generosity, he enlists in the Faulconer legion to fight against his home, the North, and against his abolitionist father. When the regiment joins up, ready to march into the ferocious battle at Buff Run, the men are prepared to start a war ... but they aren't ready for how they -- and the nation -- will be forever changed by the oaths they have sworn for their beloved South
Battle flag by Bernard Cornwell( )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Distinguishing himself at the Battle of Cedar Mountain, Confederate Captain Nate Starbuck sees his career jeopardized through the suspicion and hostility of his brigade commander, the grandiose General Washington Faulconer. Their simmering enmity flares to life at Dead Mary's Ford, where Nate Starbuck has to fight the enemy as well as his own commanding officer
The chill : book 11 in the Lew Archer series by Ross Macdonald( )

14 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lew Archer knew he shouldn't have taken the case, but Alex Kincaid seemed so desperate. Kincaid's loving new bride Dolly had just inexplicably walked out on him, leaving Kincaid more than a little fearful for her sanity-and her safety. So Archer reluctantly agreed to help Kincaid find his wife. But what he found instead was enough to send a chill down anyone's spine-a new fresh corpse and evidence linking Dolly not only to this murder, but to a series of others dating back to before she was even born
Copperhead by Bernard Cornwell( )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Captain Nathaniel Starbuck, a Confederate hero at Manassas, is in the thick of Civil War action. Nate finds himself accused of being a Yankee spy. Proving his innocence and finding the real spy will require courage and endurance
Never cross a vampire by Stuart M Kaminsky( )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Japanese have just bombed Pearl Harbor, Nazi Germany is marching through Russia, and two Hollywood lights are watching their stars dim. It's January 1942. Bela Lugosi, the Hungarian actor who, years before, had chillingly introduced millions of Americans to the noble Count Dracula and is now struggling hard for a comeback, has just received his latest death threat-a hat box containing a small bat with a tiny stake impaled through the heart
The dark tunnel by Ross Macdonald( )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Doctor Robert Branch is a university professor, not a secret agent. But his best friend is dead, and Branch knows it wasn't suicide. He is also certain the murder was arranged by a Nazi espionage group operating on campus. The trouble is that no one will believe him. Branch knows that the Nazis will have him eliminated as soon as it is convenient. He has even narrowed down who the executioner will be: a psychotic homosexual, an educator, or the woman he loves
The barbarous coast by Ross Macdonald( )

10 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Private investigator Lew Archer's pursuit of a girl who jackknifed too suddenly from high diving to high living leads him to an ex-fighter with an unexplained movie contract and a big time gambler who died by his own knife
James Stewart : a biography by Donald Dewey( )

17 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fans feel they know Jimmy Stewart: the charismatic boy next door filled with righteous conviction, the American ideal. But Jimmy Stewart the image often eclipsed James Stewart the actor and the man. In this penetrating in-depth biography, Donald Dewey delves beneath the earnest Capraesque persona and into the usually unremarked turmoil of the actor's private life. Drawing upon extensive research and nearly two hundred interviews, he follows Stewart from his hometown of Indiana, Pennsylvania and a childhood shaped by a strong-willed father, to the fateful encounter at Princeton University with actress Margaret Sullavan, to his first professional theatrical experiences on Cape Cod and the forging of a remarkable life-long friendship with Henry Fonda in New York, to his unexpected stardom at MGM
To hell and back by Audie Murphy( )

15 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For two years, Murphy fought as an infantryman in Sicily, at Anzio, in Rome, through France, and into Germany, becoming the most decorated soldier in American history
The Fala factor : a Toby Peters mystery by Stuart M Kaminsky( )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The year is 1942, and Eleanor Roosevelt is convinced that there is an imposter in the White House masquerading as Fala, FDR's prized Scottie. Positive that a shady veterinarian has absconded with the genuine pooch, Eleanor turns for help to that much-battered and near penniless private eye, Toby Peters. Never one to refuse a lady in distress, much less the First Lady, the unflappable detective gamely agrees to search for the pilfered canine. What follows is a high-speed, hilarious romp about L.A. and its environs, in which Toby encounters a lethal ex-wrestler named Elmo; a veterinarian who loves classical music; a parrot named Henry the Eighth; a right-wing fanatic who's plotting to overthrow the FDR administration; a bookie with a powerful passion for the Academy Awards; and Buster Keaton--on his way down but, as he proves, not yet out for the count
Find a victim : [a Lew Archer novel] by Ross Macdonald( )

19 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

PI Lew Archer stops to pick up a hitchhiker young who's dying of a gunshot wound. In a matter of hours, Archer is suspected by the law, hired by a target-shooting trucking magnate, and propositioned by an adulterer's wife
You bet your life by Stuart M Kaminsky( )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pay him a little bit, he's a little bit tough. Pay very much, he's very much tough. Pay too much, he's too much tough. 1940s Hollywood private eye Toby Peters returns -- unfortunately, with an awful case of the flu. Peters is coughing and sniffling his way through the Chicago underworld in a desperate attempt to clear the name of Chico Marx, who is accused of owing $120,000 in gambling debts to the mob. In addition to gangsters, Peters has to deal with Chico's partners. One of them doesn't speak -- he's a silent partner -- and the other one goes around with a black mustache. Though if he had his choice, he'd go around with a little blonde. Things may be looking rough, but with the help of a few other tough guys who're siding with him -- Al Capone, Richard Daley, and Ian Fleming -- Peters just may have a chance
Letters from Atlantis by Robert Silverberg( )

14 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While his body remains in deep sleep, Roy transfers his mind into the mind of a royal prince living in Atlantis 180 centuries ago
The drowning pool by Ross Macdonald( )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a millionaire matriarch is found floating face down in the family pool, the prime suspects are her good-for-nothing son and his seductive teenage daughter. Private investigator Lew Archer takes this case in the L.A. suburbs and encounters a moral wasteland of corporate greed and family hatred and sufficient motive for a dozen murders
 
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Cold Sassy treeThe adventures of Huckleberry FinnThe Dharma bumsOn the roadThe adventures of Augie MarchRebelBattle flagThe chill : book 11 in the Lew Archer series
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