Most widely held works by Peter Marinker
Epiphany by David Hewson ( Recording )
9 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 754 libraries worldwide
"In 1975, a small group of students gathers in an abandoned barn near San Francisco to indulge in LSD. But things go terribly wrong when one of them, Michael Quinn, abducts a child---and soon after a body is found."
Lightning by Dean R Koontz ( Recording )
2 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 433 libraries worldwide
Aided through crises by the almost miraculous intervention of a stranger, Laura Shane learns the nature of her awesome destiny when, on her thirtieth birthday, the stranger finally requests her help.
Snow falling on cedars by David Guterson ( Recording )
4 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in English and held by 366 libraries worldwide
On an isolated island in Puget Sound, a fisherman is found murdered. A Japanese-American man is charged with the crime. The resulting trial revives memories of the exiling of all Japanese residents of the island during World War II.
Mao Tse Tung China's peasant emperor ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 355 libraries worldwide
This program--told through the accounts of those who have met and studied him, loved and loathed him--includes archive film and pictures going back to the very earliest days of Mao's life as well as unique film of China at the turn of the century.
William Shakespeare's Pericles by William Shakespeare ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 340 libraries worldwide
"Pericles, Prince of Tyre, undergoes a tyrant's fury, storm and shipwreck"--Container.
Redemption falls a novel by Joseph O'Connor ( Recording )
5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 268 libraries worldwide
Having escaped an Irish famine only to become enmeshed in an American war, Eliza Duane Mooney sets out across the country on foot, on a mysterious quest. Stunning poetess Lucia-Cruz McLelland denies a host of suitors in New York City to cast her fate with mercurial hero James Con O'Keeffe, convict, revolutionary, Acting Governor of the desolate Western township of Redemption Falls. Rebel guerilla Cole McLaurenson fuels his own gruesome Westward mission with the blind rage of an outlaw, while runaway slave Elizabeth Longstreet turns resentment into grace. Their destinies collide with shocking consequences.
Great speeches in history ( Recording )
9 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 224 libraries worldwide
"From Socrates to Charles I, Danton to Lincoln-here are [historical figures with speeches associated with them]. Fighting for justice, for freedom of speech, and sometimes even for their own lives, these orators demonstrate the ... resources of language in the service of the ... issues of their day."--Container.
Star of the Sea by Joseph O'Connor ( Recording )
4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 199 libraries worldwide
The Star of the Sea sets sail for New York from Ireland during the winter of 1847. Passengers included hundreds of refugees escaping famine and injustice. Among them are a maid with a devastating secret, the bankrupt Lord Merridith and his family, and a murderer loathing for vengence. As the ship advances to America, her passengers hold on to their passionate pasts resulting in a culmination to a dramatic climax .
The edge by Dick Francis ( Recording )
5 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 185 libraries worldwide
Julius A. Filmer is one of horse racing's most notorious villians. Tor Kelsey is an undercover agent. They are both on a luxurious train crossing Canada, along with horses and owners, preparing for races in Toronto, Winnipeg, and Vancouver.
Oppenheimer ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 180 libraries worldwide
This miniseries opens in Berkeley, California in 1938, where pampered, tenured professors, safe on the shores of peaceful America, dabble in radical politics as the world heads inevitably towards war. J. Robert Oppenheimer is such a one. Two events--one personal, one scientific--combine to change Oppy's life forever and catapult him from a moderately successful theoretician to a world famous figure. First, news of successful fission experiments in Europe spurs him to pursue a role in the government's efforts to develop an atomic bomb. Second, new wife Kitty is pushing him to advance his career during the coming war years. Oppenheimer wanted to be both a radical and a member of the establishment; was paradoxically both a tortured socialist and a hardened realist. He appreciated the opportunity the military gave him to develop a project he would never have realized in his university career, despite believing that scientists aren't the only ones to pass moral judgments on the results of their experiments. Moreover, although some of the more unsavory aspects of Oppenheimer's career seem to have been deliberately elided, on balance, the portrayal of Oppenheimer is dramatically inclusive, and avoids the pitfalls of portraying him as a tragically heroic figure. After being shown in Britain in 1980, Oppenheimer aired in the US on PBS's American Playhouse in 1982.
Shane by Jack Schaefer ( Recording )
4 editions published between 1978 and 1981 in English and held by 166 libraries worldwide
An epic Western of a mysterious stranger, clad in black, and Bob Starrett, the boy who worships his strong yet gentle ways.
A painted house by John Grisham ( Recording )
4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 153 libraries worldwide
Inspired by John Grisham's own childhood in Arkansas, the storyteller is Luke Chandler who lives in the cotton fields with his family. The Chandlers farm eighty acres, and when the cotton is ready they hire a truckload of Mexicans and a family from the Ozarks to help with the harvest. Luke sees and hears things no seven-year-old could be prepared for.
A life in the day of Man Ray ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 144 libraries worldwide
In an extensive interview filmed in 1961, Man Ray speaks of, and with, his fellow artists of the Dada and Surrealist movements in Paris and the United States. Combining reminiscence, anecdote and visual material, this program reports insightfully on the life, work, and times of Man Ray.
Great classic love stories ( Recording )
4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 119 libraries worldwide
A collection of six love stories.
The Martian chronicles by Ray Bradbury ( Recording )
6 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 119 libraries worldwide
Tells the world-famous story of humanity's repeated attempts to colonize the red planet.
The phantom of Manhattan by Frederick Forsyth ( Recording )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 116 libraries worldwide
Master storyteller Frederick Forsyth picks up the story of The Phantom of the Opera and follows the Phantom's miraculous escape to New York where he begins a new and secret life, carving out for himself a kingdom of fortune and power. As he realises his ambitious dreams - to build the greatest opera house in the world - so he plans to lure Christine.
Tender is the night by F. Scott Fitzgerald ( Recording )
6 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in English and held by 112 libraries worldwide
Om en læge, der svigter sine idealer og tilbringer sit liv i ørkesløs lediggang ved mondæne europæiske hoteller som sin rige kones mand.
Split second by David Baldacci ( Recording )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 111 libraries worldwide
When something distracts Secret agent Sean King for a split-second, it costs him his career and presidential candidate Clyde Ritter his life. But what stole his attention? And why was Ritter shot? Eight years later Michelle Maxwell is on the fast track through the ranks of the Secret Service when her career is stopped short: presidential candidate John Bruno is abducted from a funeral home while under her protection. The similarity between the two cases drives Michelle to re-open investigations and join forces with ex-agent King.
East of the mountains by David Guterson ( Recording )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 92 libraries worldwide
"Dr Ben Givens had been a bypass heart surgeon, admired in his field. The fallibility of the human body had been distant from him until a diagnosis of his own condition - which he concealed even from his own family. Therefore, when Ben left his home in Seattle, he never intended to return. It was a journey past snow-covered mountains to a place of canyons, where, on the verges of the Columbia River, Ben had entered the world and would now take his leave of it. What transpired was not the journey he anticipated..."--Container.
The sight of the stars by Belva Plain ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 91 libraries worldwide
With one hundred and fifty dollars in his pocket, Adam Anring sayd goodbye to his family and boards a train for the fabled west. The year is 1907. Adam is nineteen years old, a young man who has always dreamed of a future in the great open spaces of America. Now, far from his New Jersey home, he takes the first step toward attaining that dream, landing a job in a small department store in a booming town, and meets a woman who excites him beyond all measure. The untouchable Emma Rothirsch lives in a world whose doors are firmly closed to him. But Adam is a man willing to take great risks to get what he wants.
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