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Keating, John

Works: 147 works in 353 publications in 1 language and 9,289 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Children's audiobooks  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Fantasy fiction  Medical fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  History  Christmas stories 
Roles: Narrator, Author, nar, Actor, Performer, Other, Illustrator, Director
Classifications: PZ7.N5897, FIC
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by John Keating
Dick Francis's Gamble by Felix Francis( Recording )

13 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 796 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Former jockey Nicholas "Foxy" Foxton is at the track one day when he witnesses the execution-style killing of his friend Herb Novak. Worried he might be next, Foxy wonders if there was a dark side to Herb he didn't know about
Three Junes by Julia Glass( Recording )

16 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In June of 1989 Paul McLeod, a newspaper publisher and recent widower, travels to Greece, where he falls for a young American artist and reflects on the complicated truth about his marriage. Six years later, again in June, Paul's death draws his three grown sons and their families back to their ancestral home. Fenno, the eldest, a wry, introspective gay man, narrates the events of this unforeseen reunion. Far from his straitlaced expatriate life as a bookseller in Greenwich Village, Fenno is stunned by a series of revelations that threaten his carefully crafted defenses. Four years farther on, in yet another June, a chance meeting on the Long Island shore brings Fenno together with Fern Olitsky, the artist who once captivated his father. Now pregnant, Fern must weigh her guilt about the past against her wishes for the future and decide what family means to her. In prose rich with compassion and wit, Three Junes paints a haunting portrait of love's redemptive powers
The snow spider by Jenny Nimmo( Recording )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On Gwyn's 9th birthday, his grandmother tells him he may be a magician, like his Welsh ancestors. She gives him five gifts to help him - a brooch, a piece of dried seaweed, a tin whistle, a scarf, and a broken toy horse. One blustery day, unsure what to do with his newfound magic, Gwyn throws the brooch to the wind and receives a silvery snow spider in return. Will he be able to use this special spider to bring his missing sister, Bethan, home?
The secret kingdom by Jenny Nimmo( Recording )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Timoken and his sister, Zobayda, under the protection of a forest jinni but pursued by evil virideed, straddle the world of men and the world of enchantments, seeking a home while remaining young by drinking a potion called Alixir
An Irish country courtship by Patrick Taylor( Recording )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the past few months, Doctor Barry Laverty has been settling down in Ballybucklebo. However, when a new development in his personal life gives him an alternative opportunity, Barry begins to contemplate his future in the small village. Meanwhile, Doctor Fingal Flahertie O'Reilly is finally overcoming the loss of his wife. However, his new fling threatens to unravel his working relationship with his housekeeper, Kinky Kincaid
The emperor of Nihon-Ja by John Flanagan( Recording )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a faraway land, a young warrior must protect an emperor from an uprising and train an inexperienced army, with assistance from his Ranger friends
A Dublin student doctor : an Irish country novel by Patrick Taylor( Recording )

8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Patrick Taylor's devoted readers know Doctor Fingal Flahertie O'Reilly as a pugnacious general practitioner in the quaint Irish village of Ballybucklebo. Now Taylor turns back the clock to give us a portrait of the young Fingal?and show us the pivotal events that shaped the man he would become. In the 1930s, fresh from a stint in the Royal Navy Reserve, and against the wishes of his disapproving father, Fingal O'Reilly goes to Dublin to study medicine. Fingal and his fellow aspiring doctors face the arduous demands of Trinity College and Sir Patrick Dun's Hospital. The hours are long and the cases challenging, but Fingal manages to find time to box and play rugby?and to romance a fetching, gray-eyed nurse named Kitty O'Hallorhan. Dublin is a city of slums and tenements, where brutal poverty breeds diseases that the limited medical knowledge of the time is often ill-equipped to handle. His teachers warn Fingal not to become too attached to his patients, but can he truly harden himself to the suffering he sees all around him?or can he find a way to care for his patients without breaking his heart? A Dublin Student Doctor is a moving, deeply human story that will touch longtime fans as well as readers who are meeting Doctor Fingal O'Reilly for the very first time
Fingal O'Reilly, Irish doctor by Patrick Taylor( Recording )

9 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Fingal Flahertie O'Reilly is the irascible senior partner of a general practice in the colorful Irish village of Ballybucklebo. Newly married to his once long-lost sweetheart, he's ready to settle into domestic bliss, but there's always something requiring his attention, be it a riding accident, a difficult patient with a worrisome heart condition, a spot of grouse-hunting, or even some tricky shenanigans at the local dog races. The everyday complications of village life are very different from the challenges Fingal faced nearly thirty years earlier, when fresh out of medical school, the young Dr. O'Reilly accepts a post at the Aungier Street Dispensary, tending to the impoverished denizens of Dublin's tenement slums. Yet even as he tries to make a difference, Fingal's tireless devotion to his patients may cost him his own true love. Shifting back and forth between the present and the past, this brings to life both the green young man O'Reilly once was and the canny village doctor readers have come to know and admire
The kings of Clonmel by John Flanagan( Recording )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Halt, Will, and Horace set out for Hibernia, where a quasi-religious group, the Outsiders, is sowing confusion and sedition. They find that secrets from Halt's past may hold the key to restoring order
Halt's peril by John Flanagan( Recording )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tennyson, the false prophet of the Outsider cult, has escaped and Halt is determined to stop him before he crosses the border into Araluen. Genovesan assassins put Will and Halt's extraordinary archery skills to the test
Emlyn's moon by Jenny Nimmo( Recording )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young magician Gwyn and his friend Nia have been warned to stay away from Emlyn Llewelyn, the strange boy who claims his mother lives in the moon. And yet, a mysterious magic continues to draw them to him. But why?
Capt. Hook : [the adventures of a villainous youth] by James V Hart( Recording )

7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With his long black curls, a shadowy family tree, and an affinity for pet spiders, James Matthew bears little resemblance to his starched-collar, blue-blooded peers at Eton. Dubbed King Jas., he stops at nothing to become the most notorious underclassman in the prestigious school's history. For James, sword fighting, falling in love with an Ottoman Sultana, and challenging the Queen of England are all in a day's skullduggery. But when he sets sail on a ship with a mysterious mission, King Jas.'s dream of discovering a magical island quickly turns into an unimaginable nightmare. Thus describes the youthful adventures of J.M. Barrie's classic character, Captain Hook, from his days at Eton to his voyages on the high sea
The hunters by John Flanagan( Recording )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Determined to recover the Adomal and to prevent the pirate Zavac from doing more damage, Hal and his brotherband crew persue Zavac to the lawless fortress of Ragusa where, if Hal is to succeed, he will have to go beyond his brotherband training and face the pirate one-on-one in a fight to the finish
The lost stories by John Flanagan( )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unconfirmed accounts of a group of Araluen warriors—tales of adventure, battle, and triumph over evil—have spread for centuries throughout the known world. Most notable is a clan shrouded in mystery, phantom warriors known as the Rangers. Only now, centuries after these men and women walked the earth, do we have confirmation of their existence. Behold The Lost Stories
Pray for us sinners by Patrick Taylor( Recording )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A British Army bomb disposal expert goes undercover to try to identify the source of the bombs being used by the Provisional IRA
The last crossing by Guy Vanderhaeghe( Recording )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Englishmen Charles and Addington Gaunt are ordered by their tyrannical industrialist father to find their brother Simon, who has gone missing in the wilds of the American West. Charles, a disillusioned artist, and Addington, a disgraced military captain, set off to remote Fort Benton on the edge of the Montana frontier. The brothers hire the enigmatic Jerry Potts, a half Blackfoot, half Scot guide, to lead them North, where Simon was last seen
Harvest by Jim Crace( Recording )

12 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A trio of outsiders - two men and a dangerously magnetic woman - arrives on the woodland borders and puts up a make-shift camp. That same night, the local manor house is set on fire. Over the course of 7 days, Walter Thirsk sees the harvest blackened by smoke and fear, the new arrivals cruelly punished, and his neighbours held captive on suspicion of witchcraft. But something even darker is at the heart of his story, and he will be the only man left to tell it
Merry Christmas, Splat by Rob Scotton( Recording )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Splat the cat is worried that he has not been good enough to deserve a visit and a present from Santa Claus
Run before the wind by Stuart Woods( Recording )

9 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Ireland for a summer vacation, Will Lee dreams of building a sailboat and cruising the majestic waters. But this dream is shattered when a senseless act of violence forces him into a deadly struggle--one that has him running from another man's past
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The snow spider
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The snow spiderThe secret kingdomAn Irish country courtshipThe emperor of Nihon-JaA Dublin student doctor : an Irish country novelThe kings of ClonmelHalt's perilEmlyn's moon