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Marinker, Peter

Works: 178 works in 458 publications in 3 languages and 6,762 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Drama  Detective and mystery fiction  History  Filmed operas  Biography  Biographical films  Documentary films  Film adaptations 
Roles: Narrator, Performer, Actor
Classifications: PS1861, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Peter Marinker
Epiphany by David Hewson( )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 693 WorldCat member 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."
Mao Tse Tung : China's peasant emperor by A & E Home Video (Firm)( Visual )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and Spanish and held by 422 WorldCat member 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. Follows the life of Mao from his birth and beginning career to his death, describing in detail his role in the rise of communism in China
William Shakespeare's Pericles by William Shakespeare( Recording )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pericles, Prince of Tyre, undergoes a tyrant's fury, storm and shipwreck. He wins love and suffers loss, but what is lost may also be found
Lightning by Dean R Koontz( Recording )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member 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 )

7 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member 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
Great speeches in history( Recording )

13 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member 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
Redemption falls : a novel by Joseph O'Connor( Recording )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member 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
Oppenheimer( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member 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
A painted house by John Grisham( )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This novel is a story of one boy's journey from innocence to experience. Autumn 1952, and seven-year-old Luke helps his family pick the cotton from the Arkansas farm that they rent. He finds himself keeping secrets that threaten the crops and will change the life of his family forever
The examined life : how we lose and find ourselves by Stephen Grosz( Recording )

17 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This extraordinary book is about one ordinary process: talking, listening, and understanding. Its aphoristic and elegant stories teach us a new kind of attentiveness. They also unveil a delicate self-portrait of the analyst at work and show how lessons learned in the consulting room can reveal as much to the analyst as to the patient
Star of the Sea by Joseph O'Connor( Recording )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member 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 in 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Julius A. Filmer is one of horse racing's most notorious villains. 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
Shane by Jack Schaefer( Recording )

4 editions published between 1978 and 1981 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An epic Western of a mysterious stranger, clad in black, and Bob Starrett, the boy who worships his strong yet gentle ways
Tony and Susan : a novel by Austin McGiffert Wright( Recording )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifteen years ago, Susan Morrow left her first husband, Edward Sheffield, an unpublished writer. Now, she's enduring middle class suburbia as a doctor's wife, when out of the blue she receives a package containing the manuscript of her ex-husband's first novel. He writes asking her to read the book; she was always his best critic, he says. As Susan reads, she is drawn into the fictional life of Tony Hastings, a math professor driving his family to their summer house in Maine. And as we read with her, we too become lost in Sheffield's thriller. As the Hastings' ordinary, civilized lives are disastrously, violently sent off course, Susan is plunged back into the past, forced to confront the darkness that inhabits her, and driven to name the fear that gnaws at her future and will change her life
The black Russian by Vladimir E Alexandrov( Recording )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The extraordinary story of Frederick Thomas, a black man born to former slaves in Mississippi who became a rich and successful nightclub owner in two European capitals
The phantom of Manhattan by Frederick Forsyth( Recording )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author 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
A life in the day of Man Ray by Matthew Reinders( Visual )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member 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
The house of the seven gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne( Recording )

11 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A psychological drama concerning the Pyncheon Family, the curse upon their house and the love that frees them
Fugitive pieces by Anne Michaels( Recording )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1940 a boy bursts from the mud of a war-torn Polish city, where he has buried himself to hide from the soldiers who murdered his family. His name is Jakob Beer. He is only seven years old. And although by all rights he should have shared the fate of the other Jews in his village, he has not only survived but been rescued by a Greek geologist, who does not recognize the boy as human until he begins to cry. With this electrifying image, Anne Michaels ushers us into her rapturously acclaimed novel of loss, memory, history, and redemption. As Michaels follows Jakob across two continents, she lets us witness his transformation from a half-wild casualty of the Holocaust to an artist who extracts meaning from its abyss. Filled with mysterious symmetries and rendered in heart-stopping prose, Fugitive Pieces is a triumphant work, a book that should not so much be read as it should be surrendered to
Eugene Onegin : an opera in three acts by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in Russian and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Described by Tchaikovsky as 'lyric scenes', Eugene Onegin receives a reinterpretation from the Norwegian director Stefan Herheim. His productions create controversy and excitement around Europe, and here he takes Pushkin's story of illusion, disaffection and frustrated love, and places the protagonists world-weary Onegin and naïve, passionate Tatyana -- in a triple temporal perspective, referencing the theatrical present, the period of the work's composition, and the pageant of Russia's history. Mariss Jansons, renowned for his mastery of Tchaikovsky's symphonies, conducts this performance from Amsterdam's Muziektheater
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William Shakespeare's Pericles
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William Shakespeare's PericlesLightningSnow falling on cedarsGreat speeches in historyRedemption falls : a novelA painted houseStar of the SeaThe edge