Most widely held works by Simon Prebble
Corduroy mansions by Alexander McCall Smith ( Recording )
9 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,032 libraries worldwide
In London's Pimlico neighborhood lies a tenement described in architectural guides as "a building of no interest whatsoever." But the residents of Corduroy Mansions--including a literary agent, a wine merchant, a thoroughly unpleasant member of Parliament, and a vegetarian dog--are a rather fascinating lot.
Echoes by Danielle Steel ( Recording )
21 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 1,031 libraries worldwide
For the Wittgenstein family, the summer of 1915 was a time of both prosperity and unease, as the guns of war sound in the distance. But for eldest daughter, Beata, it was a time of awakening. By glimmering Lake Geneva, the Jewish beauty met a young French officer and fell in love. Even though her parents would never accept her marriage to a Catholic, Beata followed her heart anyway. As the two built a new life together, Beata's past would stay with her, and when Europe faces war once again, Beata must watch in horror as Hitler's terror threatens her family, even her daughter Amadea who has taken on the vows of a Carmelite nun. As family and friends are swept away without a trace, Amadea is forced into hiding, thus beginning a harrowing journey of survival, first in the Nazi death camps and then in the French resistance.
Raven's gate by Anthony Horowitz ( Recording )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 1,027 libraries worldwide
Sent to live in a foster home in a remote Yorkshire village, Matt, a troubled fourteen-year-old English boy, uncovers an evil plot involving witchcraft and the site of an ancient stone circle.
10 lb. penalty by Dick Francis ( Recording )
6 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 1,007 libraries worldwide
A young man in Britain gives up horse racing to help his millionaire father contest a seat in a parliamentary election. A tale of father-son friendship against the background of political skullduggery. By the author of To the Hilt.
The time machine by H. G Wells ( Recording )
13 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 1,003 libraries worldwide
A scientist invents a time machine and uses it to travel to the year 802,701 A.D., where he discovers the childlike Eloi and the hideous underground Morlocks.
Point Blank by Anthony Horowitz ( Recording )
10 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 990 libraries worldwide
Fourteen-year-old Alex continues his work as a spy for the British MI6, investigating an exclusive school for boys in the French Alps.
The island of Dr. Moreau by H. G Wells ( Recording )
11 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 987 libraries worldwide
After narrowly missing death at sea, a young man encounters an eccentric scientist on a lonely island, which leads to terror and a fight for survival.
Ark angel by Anthony Horowitz ( Recording )
6 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 972 libraries worldwide
After recovering from a near fatal gunshot wound, teenage spy Alex Rider embarks on a new mission to stop a group of eco-terrorists from sabotaging the launch of the first outer space hotel.
Scorpia by Anthony Horowitz ( Recording )
7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 962 libraries worldwide
After being told that his father was an assassin for a criminal organization, fourteen-year-old Alex goes to Italy to find out more and becomes involved in a plan to kill thousands of English schoolchildren.
Eagle Strike by Anthony Horowitz ( Recording )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 959 libraries worldwide
After a chance encounter with assassin Yassen Gregorovich in the South of France, teenage spy Alex Rider investigates international pop star and philanthropist Damian Cray whose new video game venture hides sinister motives involving Air Force One, nuclear missiles, and the international drug trade.
Evil star by Anthony Horowitz ( Recording )
12 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 932 libraries worldwide
Having locked the Raven's gate, fourteen-year-old Matt travels to Peru where he meets the second of the five gatekeepers and works with him to try to stop the opening of a second gate somehow related to the Nazca Lines.
Skeleton key by Anthony Horowitz ( Recording )
8 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 928 libraries worldwide
Reluctant teenage-spy Alex Rider, on a routine mission at the Wimbledon tennis championships, gets caught up in Chinese gangs, illegal nuclear weapons, and the suspect plans of his Russian host, General Sarov.
Snakehead by Anthony Horowitz ( Recording )
11 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 883 libraries worldwide
While working with the Australian Secret Service on a dangerous mission, teenaged spy Alex Rider uncovers information about his parents.
Nightrise by Anthony Horowitz ( Recording )
10 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 878 libraries worldwide
As fourteen-year-old telepathic twins struggle to escape the clutches of the Nightrise Corporation, one of them travels through dreams to a time when the evil Old Ones ruled and learns the role that he, his brother, and three other Gatekeepers must play to keep the world safe from the Old Ones' return.
Necropolis by Anthony Horowitz ( Recording )
10 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 788 libraries worldwide
To stop the evil corporation Nightrise from unleashing its devastating power around the globe, fifteen-year-old Matt and three other Gatekeepers travel to Hong Kong to find Scarlet, the final Gatekeeper, whose fate is inextricably joined to their own.
The Italian secretary by Caleb Carr ( Recording )
12 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 778 libraries worldwide
Legendary detective Sherlock Holmes finds himself on the trail of a murderer whose connections may run all the way up the social ladder to the royal family.
The universe in a nutshell by S. W Hawking ( Recording )
12 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 771 libraries worldwide
Professor Stephen Hawking, one of the world's greatest minds, delivers an insightful and exciting journey through the universe, uncovering many of the secrets that are hidden deep in the stars. Hawking uses several popular scientific theories to help explain the many things that take place within the universe.
Suspect by Michael Robotham ( Recording )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 750 libraries worldwide
After a woman is brutally slain, investigators bring psychiatrist Joe O'Loughlin in for expert consultation. Joe is shocked to discover the dead woman is a former patient of his who cried rape when he rebuffed her sexual advances. Citing doctor/patient confidentiality, Joe hides this information. But the truth emerges, and suddenly he is the prime suspect.
The dog who came in from the cold by Alexander McCall Smith ( Recording )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 747 libraries worldwide
"Literary agent Barbara Ragg has agreed to represent a man writing a book about his experiences hanging out with the Abominable Snowman. Terence Moongrove's residence has become the target of New Age cosmologists. And pint-sized terrier Freddie de la Hay is being recruited by MI6 to infiltrate a Russian spy ring"--Publisher's web site.
Churchill by Paul Johnson ( Recording )
10 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 648 libraries worldwide
Johnson explores the complex and fascinating character of Winston Churchill--the soldier, orator, and statesman who shined brightest during Britain's darkest hours.
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