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Maydon, Alistair

Overview
Works: 98 works in 121 publications in 1 language and 228 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Psychological fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  History  Military history  Satire  Historical fiction  Action and adventure fiction  War stories 
Roles: Narrator
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Alistair Maydon
Dead ringer by John Francome( Recording )

2 editions published in 1996 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fourteen years ago David Tredington, traumatised by his mother's death, ran away from home. When he returns home, he receives a mixed welcome. His elder sister, Lucy, and father's secretary, Susan Butley, distrust him from the start. Jason Dolton, David's brother-in-law and rival jockey, is even less pleased to see another heir to the Tredington fortune. But David's natural skills as a jockey are soon recognised and he begins to attract favourable attention in the steeple-chasing world. Then tragedy strikes again, an innocent stable lad is killed in a terrifying accident, and David begins to suspect his own life is in danger
Sick Heart river by John Buchan( Recording )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A terminally ill barrister and adventurer decides not to wait passively for death and sets off to search for an explorer who disappeared without a trace in the Canadian Arctic
Outsider by John Francome( Recording )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Already a leading jockey in his home country, Jake Felton comes to England to further his career and avoid confrontation with New York's racing mafia. When he falls victim to a series of accidents that seem all too deliberate, Jake discovers that he's been targeted by a ruthless and professional killer. And now he urgently needs to find out why
Heart of darkness by Joseph Conrad( Recording )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A journey up the river in the Belgian Congo is also a journey into the darkest part of a man's soul
Stud poker by John Francome( Recording )

2 editions published in 1995 in Undetermined and English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A thriller set in the world of steeplechasing. A plot to stop a horse in a novice hurdle to pay some gambling debts leads to one jockey unable to ride again and the suicide of another
Blitzcat by Robert Westall( Recording )

4 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During World War II a black cat journeys all across war-ravaged England in an effort to track down her beloved master
The most dangerous game by Gavin Lyall( Recording )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During all the years he'd been flying mineral surveys Bill Cary had known nothing like it. In the space of a couple of days, three men had been murdered, two planes had crashed, and British SIS had popped up out of the blue. Cary was beginning to wonder if he was on borrowed time
Our man in Havana by Graham Greene( Recording )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An unsuccessful English vacuum cleaner salesman accepts a job as a secret agent with no intention of actually doing the job. However when his reports begin to come true, he suddenly is involved in frightening intrigue
San Andreas by Alistair MacLean( Recording )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En beretning fra den 2. verdenskrig om tyskernes jagt på et engelsk hospitalsskib, der transporterer guld for de allierede
Stone cold by John Francome( Recording )

3 editions published between 1990 and 1995 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It was only a horse race but it was also Kelly Connor's reputation. It was a horse race that led him into an international conspiracy
The pretty lady by Arnold Bennett( Recording )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the West End of London, a wealthy man is rejuvenated by his association with a beautiful and discreet young courtesan. He also is profoundly influenced by a refined woman who, after three weeks of married life, learns of her husband's death on the battlefield
Sagittarius rising by Cecil Lewis( Recording )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memoirs of a combat pilot in England's Royal Flying Corps during World War I
Dead cert by Dick Francis( Recording )

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

An amateur jockey tangles with race course crooks when his friend dies mysteriously while riding a prize horse
Nerve by Dick Francis( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When misfit and struggling jockey Rob Finn investigates the sluggish horse that ruined his shot at the big time, he finds himself up against a deadly brand of treachery
Alaska by James A Michener( Recording )

2 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This historical novel begins one billion years ago and quickly moves to the 18th century, with European exploration, Russian and American colonization, the Gold Rush, and the struggle for statehood. 1988
Sharpe's Waterloo by Bernard Cornwell( Recording )

2 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is 1815, and Sharpe is serving on the staff of the Prince of Orange, who refuses to listen to reports of an army led by Napoleon marching towards them. The Battle of Waterloo commences, and just as victory seems impossible, Sharpe takes command, and the the bloodiest battle of his career becomes his triumph. Some strong language
Landslide by Desmond Bagley( Recording )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bob Boyd has come to Fort Farrell, British Columbia, to carry out a geological survey for the powerful Matterson Corporation, engaged in building a dam. It is a short stay, just long enough for him to get a grubstake together and return to the North-West Territories. Then, like a bolt from an electric shock, he see the name of the square - Triavant Park. In the ensuing manhunt, his warning that the entire community, as well as the dam, is in danger is ignored - to their peril. 1967
Sharpe's sword : [Richard Sharpe and the Salamanca campaign, June and July 1812] by Bernard Cornwell( Recording )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spain, June 1818: Captain Richard Sharpe is once again at war. This time however, there is only one enemy, the ruthless Colonel Leroux. Sharpe's mission is to safeguard El Mirador, the spy whose web of agents is vital to British victory. To succeed, he must enter a new world of political and military intrigue and his only guide to the strange world of Spanish society is a beautiful Marquesa with her own secrets to conceal. Sequel to "Sharpe's company: Richard Sharpe and the siege of Badajoz, January to April 1812" (DC18991); followed by "Sharpe's enemy" (DC29775). 1984. (Richard Sharpe ; 14)
Sunrise with seamonsters by Paul Theroux( Recording )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author has been a traveller and novelist for over 20 years and this collection not only records some of the events of this career but also gives an insight into the character of the writer. It is wide ranging, beginning with his work as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Nyasaland writing a monthly letter to various American papers at the age of 23 and working (albeit unconsciously) for the German CIA, through many literary encounters to the explicit sexual urges of Mrs Robinson
Sharpe's Company : Richard Sharpe and the Siege of Badajoz, January to April 1812 by Bernard Cornwell( Recording )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The winter of 1811-12 has been hard - and for Richard Sharpe the worst he can remember. He has lost his command to a wealthy man, a man with money to buy the promotion Sharle covets. Out from England has come his oldest enemy, the ruthless and indestructible Hawkeswill, intent on ruining him, but Sharpe is determined to change his luck, and the surest way is to lead the bloody attack on the impregnable fortress town of Badajoz
 
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