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Blackstone Audiobooks

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Works: 2,787 works in 6,040 publications in 1 language and 239,344 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Political fiction  History  Psychological fiction  Historical fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Science fiction  Biographies  Satire  Juvenile works 
Roles: Publisher
Classifications: PS1868, 813.6
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Most widely held works by Blackstone Audiobooks
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury( Recording )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a society in which books are outlawed, Montag, a regimented fireman in charge of burning the forbidden volumes, meets a revolutionary school teacher who dares to read. Suddenly he finds himself a hunted fugitive, forced to choose not only between two women, but between personal safety and intellectual freedom
Comfort food by Kate Jacobs( Recording )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the New York times best-selling author of The Friday night knitting club comes a delectable new novel about food, family, and second chances. Augusta "Gus" Simpson, a Martha Stewart-esque TV cooking personality, has come a long way since her husband died suddenly, leaving her to raise and support their two daughters on her own. Channeling her grief into hard work, she carved a successful career out of her natural talents as a chef and hostess. But now, as she approaches 50, she finds that her well-earned turf may not be as secure as she thought. A hot young Latin beauty queen with a flair for spices and an ambition for stardom is threatening to steal her spot on the Cooking Channel. As Gus struggles to remake herself for a new age of media, she discovers that her entire life may need a makeover, including her relationship with her daughters and, perhaps, another chance at romance
The brutal telling by Louise Penny( Recording )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A stranger is found murdered in the village bistro and antiques store and all clues point to bistro owner Olivier being the killer. Once again, Chief Inspector Gamache and his team are called in to strip back layers of lies, exposing both treasures and rancid secrets long buried--but not forgotten
Tweak : growing up on methamphetamines by Nic Sheff( )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author details his immersion in a world of hardcore drugs, revealing the mental and physical depths of addiction, and the violent relapse one summer in California that forever changed his life, leading him down the road to recovery
The age of innocence by Edith Wharton( )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first Pulitzer Prize for literature awarded to a woman was for The age of innocence, Edith Wharton's elegant portrait of desire and betrayal in Old New York. In the highest circle of New York social life during the 1870s, Newland Archer, a young lawyer, prepares to marry the docile May Welland. But before their engagement is announced, he meets the mysterious, nonconformist Countess Ellen Olenska, May's cousin, who has returned to New York after a long absence. Ellen mirrors his own sense of disillusionment with society and the "good marriage" he is about to embark upon and provokes a moral struggle within him as he continues to go through the motions. A social commentary of surprising compassion and insight, The age of innocence toes the line between the comedy of manners and the tragedy of thwarted love
The kitchen house by Kathleen Grissom( Recording )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When a white servant girl violates the order of plantation society, she unleashes a tragedy that exposes the worst and best in the people she has come to call her family. Orphaned while onboard a ship from Ireland to America, seven-year-old Lavinia arrives on the steps of a tobacco plantation where she is to live and work with the slaves of the kitchen house. Under the care of Belle, the master's illegitimate daughter, Lavinia becomes deeply bonded to her adopted family, though she is set apart from them by her white skin. Eventually, Lavinia is accepted into the world of the big house, where the master is absent and the mistress battles opium addiction. Lavinia finds herself perilously straddling two very different worlds. When she is forced to make a choice, loyalties are brought into question, dangerous truths are laid bare, and lives are put at risk"--Publisher's description
People of the book by Geraldine Brooks( )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1996, Hanna Heath, a young Australian book conservator is called to analyze the famed Sarajevo Haggadah, a priceless six-hundred-year-old Jewish prayer book that has been salvaged from a destroyed Bosnian library. When Hanna discovers a series of artifacts in the centuries' old, she unwittingly exposes an international cover up
Beautiful boy : [A father's journey through his son's meth addiction] by David Sheff( )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author chronicles his son's methamephetamine addiction and his road to recovery
The day of the jackal : a novel by Frederick Forsyth( )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Jackal, the world's most cunning and revered assassin, is given a treacherous mission that could spell disaster for world diplomacy. Catching wind of a mysterious assassination plot, authorities throughout Europe mobilize a manhunt. However, without knowing the Jackal's true target, authorities are forced to wait until the clever killer makes his next move
The cruelest month by Louise Penny( Recording )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Sãuretâe du Quâebec is called to investigate the death of a villager at an Easter sâeance that was held at the Old Hadley House
The soloist : [a lost dream, an unlikely friendship, and the redemptive power of music] by Steve Lopez( )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When journalist Steve Lopez sees Nathaniel Ayers playing his heart out on a two-string violin on Los Angeles' skid row, he finds it impossible to walk away. More than thirty years ago, Ayers was a promising classical bass student at Juilliard-ambitious, charming, and also one of the few African-Americans-until he gradually lost his ability to function, overcome by schizophrenia. Over time, the two men form a bond and Lopez imagines that he might be able to change Ayers's life. The Soloist is a beautifully told story of devotion in the face of seemingly unbeatable challenges
The Halloween tree by Ray Bradbury( )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a superb contemporary classic by American literary treasure Ray Bradbury, best known as the author of Fahrenheit 451 and The Martian chronicles. The mysterious Mr. Moonshroud leads eight young boys on a journey back through the time to discover the true meaning of Halloween. Extraordinarily well acted, this story will send shivers of delight (and spine-chilling terror) through listeners young and old. You will want to take this trip many times over, long after the last candle has died in your jack-o'-lantern
City of thieves by David Benioff( )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a dead German paratrooper lands in his street, Lev is caught looting the body and dragged to jail, fearing for his life. He shares his cell with the charismatic and grandiose Kolya, a handsome young soldier arrested on desertion charges. Instead of the standard bullet in the back of the head, Lev and Kolya are given a chance at saving their own lives by complying with an outrageous directive: secure a dozen eggs for a powerful colonel to use in his daughter's wedding cake. In a city cut off from all supplies and suffering unbelievable deprivation, Lev and Kolya embark on a hunt to find the impossible
What is left the daughter by Howard A Norman( Recording )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orphaned by the sudden suicides of both his parents (who discovered they were in love with the same woman), seventeen-year-old Wyatt Hillyer is taken in by his aunt and uncle in the small town of Middle Economy, Nova Scotia, where he is apprenticed to his uncle's toboggan business and falls in love with his ravishing adopted cousin, Tilda. Setting in motion the novel's chain of life-altering passions is the arrival of German student Hans Mohring, carrying only a satchel. Tilda's feelings for Hans stir up tensions that will test the bonds of love, family, and community to its limits. Wyatt's personal account of the astonishing events leading up to his fathering of a beloved daughter spills out twenty-one years later
The silver linings playbook by Matthew Quick( )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After Pat Peoples and his wife Nikki separate, he goes to live with his parents but everything seems changed. No one wants to talk to him about Nikki, his old friends are busy with their families, and his new therapist seems to be recommending adultery as therapy. He meets Tiffany, a clinically depressed widow, who offers to act as a liaison between the couple if Pat will give up watching football, agrees to perform in the Dance Away Depression competition and not tell anyone about their contract
Matterhorn : a novel of the Vietnam War by Karl Marlantes( Recording )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When young Waino Mellas, a Bravo Company lieutenant, is unceremoniously dropped into the jungle of Vietnam, he is instantly forced into manhood. Facing the horrors of war in Southeast Asia, Waino and his comrades embark on a long, torturous, bloody adventure, where the Vietnamese wilderness is just as dangerous as the enemy
Crime and punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky( )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the greatest works of fiction ever written, Crime and punishment is an intense psychological study, a terrifying murder mystery, and a fascinating detective thriller instilled with philosophical, religious, and social commentary. Dostoevsky studies the psychological impact upon a desperate and impoverished student when he murders a despicable pawnbroker, transgressing moral law to ultimately "benefit humanity ... This new narration of Crime and punishment takes the listener on a journey into the darkest recesses of the criminal and depraved mind and exposes the soul of a man possessed by both good and evil who cannot escape his own conscience
Cry, the beloved country by Alan Paton( )

7 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a new reading of Alan Paton's impassioned novel about a black man's country under white man's law. Set in the troubled and changing South Africa of the 1940s, Cry, the beloved country is the deeply moving story of Stephen Kumalo, a Zulu pastor, and his son, Absalom. Written with keen compassion and understanding, the novel powerfully evokes the experience of a land and a people torn by racial injustice. Paton said of his book: "It is a song of love for one's far distant country." Thus, it is a tale that is passionately African while also being timeless and universal. Remarkable for its lyricism, unforgettable for character and incident, Cry, the beloved country is a work of love and hope, of courage and tragedy, born of the dignity of man
The man who smiled by Henning Mankell( Recording )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A disillusioned Inspector Kurt Wallander is thrown back into the fray when he becomes both hunter and hunted. Crestfallen, dejected, and spiraling into an alcohol-fuelled depression after killing a man in the line of duty, Inspector Wallander has made up his mind to quit the police force for good. When an old acquaintance, a solicitor, seeks Wallander's help and later turns up dead, Wallander realizes that he was wrong not to listen
The scarlet letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne( Recording )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in New England during the 1600s, The Scarlet Letter is the story of a woman named Hester Prynne who is ostracized by her husband and colonial New England society because she has borne an illegitimate child and has refused to name the child's father. As punishment, not only is she ignored by society, she is forced to wear a scarlet "A" at all times
 
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Comfort foodThe brutal tellingTweak : growing up on methamphetaminesThe age of innocenceThe kitchen housePeople of the bookBeautiful boy : [A father's journey through his son's meth addiction]The day of the jackal : a novel
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