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Hanson, Michael (Michael J.)

Overview
Works: 20 works in 93 publications in 1 language and 2,843 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Horror fiction  Short stories  Horror tales  Science fiction  Suspense fiction  Drama  Adventure stories  Western stories  Juvenile works 
Roles: Narrator
Classifications: PS3561.O55, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Michael Hanson
The bad place by Dean R Koontz( Recording )

21 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 827 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frank Pollard is a man deathly afraid of sleep, because whenever he does, he awakens to find blood on his hands or frightening objects in his pockets. He seeks the help of a husband-and-wife detective team, and they find themselves drawn slowly into ever-darkening realms
Cold fire by Dean R Koontz( Recording )

19 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reporter Holly Thorne is intrigued by Jim Ironheart, who has saved 12 lives in the past three months. Holly wants to know what kind of power drives him, why terrifying visions of a churning windmill haunt his dreams, and just what he means when he whispers in his sleep that an enemy who will kill everyone is coming
Hideaway by Dean R Koontz( Recording )

24 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a near-fatal car accident, a Californian must deal with the deranged killer with whom he now shares visions
The best of O. Henry by O Henry( Recording )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of short stories by the author who specializes in using surprise endings in his stories
Cetaganda by Lois McMaster Bujold( Recording )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the Cetagandan empress dies, Miles Vorkosigan and his cousin Ivan are sent to Cetaganda for her funeral as diplomatic representatives of Barrayar. Upon arrival, the two men are inexplicably attacked by a servant of the late empress. When the same servant turns up dead the next day, Miles and Ivan find themselves in the middle of a mystery. Miles tries to play detective in a strange, complicated, and deceptively alien culture, while lascivious Ivan manages to get himself involved with several noble females at the same time, a diplomatic no-no of the first order. As the plot thickens, it becomes clear that it's up to Miles to save the empire
Shards of honor by Lois McMaster Bujold( Recording )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commander Cordelia Naismith of Beta Colony and Captain Aral Vorkosigan of Barrayar suddenly find themselves at war with each other, abandoned by their respective forces on an uncharted planet and dependent on each other for their survival
Dark winds by Graham Watkins( Recording )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This provocative novel of fatal obsession will sweep you away into a savage, haunting world where shadows lurk in every passion, violence shrieks in every dream ... and terror breeds in every kiss
Barrayar by Lois McMaster Bujold( Recording )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Political intrigue, culture clash, and romance make a stirring mix in this award-winning follow-up novel to the acclaimed Shards of Honor. In the wake of interplanetary war, former commander Cordelia Naismith has deserted her own planet to marry the leader of the defeated enemy, Aral Vorkosigan. On his home planet of Barrayar, two rival factions are eyeing the recently vacated throne, and Aral, recently appointed Regent of Barrayar by the Emperor on his deathbed, must stand between them. Lord and Lady Vorkosigan, Aral and Cordelia struggle to establish stability in a fragile government thrown into confusion by the transition of power and the threat of civil war. When a palace coup endangers the government, their lives, and her unborn son, Cordelia takes action to secure the safety of her new family and new home
Falling free by Lois McMaster Bujold( Recording )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Engineer Leo Graf is sent by GalacTech to teach free-fall welding and construction on an orbital habitat. His students are genetically engineered space workers adapted specifiacally for life and work in null-G
The vor game by Lois McMaster Bujold( Recording )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miles Vorkosigan graduates from the military academy only to be assigned to an arctic training camp, where he averts a massacre between the base commander and mutinous recruits, before being reassigned to investigate a suspicious military buildup near a wormhole nexus
The Warrior's apprentice by Lois McMaster Bujold( Recording )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the second book in the saga of the Vorkosigans and introduces Miles Vorkosigan. At age seventeen, Miles is allowed to take the entrance exams to the elite military academy; he passes the written but manages to break both his legs on the obstacle course, washing out before he begins. Blaming himself for the death of his aged grandfather, Miles leaves for the Beta Colony to visit his grandmother accompanied by his bodyguard, Sergeant Bothari and Bothari's daughter, Elena. Rumors of Miles's mercenary operations place his father Aral under political attack, and Miles must make his way home to stop the plot
Ethan of Athos by Lois McMaster Bujold( Recording )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Ethan Urquhart is Chief of Biology at a District Reproduction Center. He delivers babies from uterine replicators. You see, on Athos there are no women. In fact, the planet is forbidden to them. Isolated from the galactic community by distance and a lack of exploitable resources, the Athosians have peacefully lived their peculiar social experiment for 200 years. But now, the ovarian cultures dating back to the original settlement of the planet are giving out. With the future of Athos at stake, Ethan is chosen on behalf of his cloistered fellows for a unique mission: to brave the wider universe in quest of new ovarian tissue cultures to replenish Athos' dwindling stocks. Along the way, he must tangle with covert operatives, killers, telepathy, interplanetary politics, and perhaps most disturbingly--an indomitable female mercenary named Elli Quinn
Brothers in arms by Lois McMaster Bujold( Recording )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lead by Admiral Naismith (a.k.a. Lord Miles Vorkosigan), the Dendarii Mercenaries have pulled off the daring interspace rescue of an entire Cetagandan POW camp. But they have made some deadly enemies. Having finally outrun the infuriated Cetagandans, the Dendarii arrive on Earth for battle, shuttle repair, and a well deserved rest
The American experience : a collection of great American stories( Recording )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of stories that define America
Borders of infinity by Lois McMaster Bujold( Recording )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The adventures of Miles Vorkosigan, a clever and outlandish science fiction hero for the modern era, continue in these three tales. In "The mountains of mourning," Miles is dispatched to a back-country region of Barrayar, where he must act as detective, judge, and executioner in a controversial murder case. In "Labyrinth," Miles adopts his alternate persona as Dendarii Mercenary Admiral Naismith for an undercover mission to rescue an important research geneticist from Jackson's Whole. And in the title story, Miles infiltrates an escape-proof Cetagandan POW camp and plays hero to the most deeply distressed damsel of his colorful career
The American experience by Agatha Christie( Recording )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten superbly narrated stories that help explain America by America's best writers
Cold fire by Dean R Koontz( Book )

2 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reporter Holly Thorne is intrigued by Jim Ironheart, who has saved 12 lives in the past three months. Holly wants to know what kind of power drives him, why terrifying visions of a churning windmill haunt his dreams, and just what he means when he whispers in his sleep that an enemy who will kill everyone is coming
Dean Koontz collection by Dean R Koontz( Recording )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

THRILLER / SUSPENSE. THE BAD PLACE: Frank Pollard awakens in an alley, knowing nothing but his name - and that he is in great danger. Having taken refuge in a motel, he wakes again only to find his hands covered in blood. As far as he knows, he's no killer. But whose blood is this, and how did it get there? Over the next few days Frank develops a fear of sleep, because each time he wakes he discovers strange objects in his hands and pockets - objects far more frightening than blood. WILDERNESS AND OTHER STORIES: Wilderness, a darkly intriguing short story first published as an e-book original, was written as prelude to Dean Koontz's novel of mystery, suspense, and strange wonder-Innocence. Addison Goodheart was born in an isolated home surrounded by a deep forest, never known to his father, kept secret from everyone but his mother, who barely accepts him. Only in the woods, among the wildlife, is Addison truly welcome. Only there can he be at peace
The best of O. Henry by O Henry( Recording )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The best of O. Henry by O Henry( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seven great stories: 'Voice of the City, ' 'The Gift of the Magi, ' 'The Cop and the Anthem, ' 'The Romance of a Busy Broker, ' 'The Green Door, ' 'The Hiding of Black Bill' and 'The Ransom of Red Chief'
 
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Cold fireHideawayThe best of O. HenryFalling freeThe vor gameThe Warrior's apprenticeEthan of AthosBrothers in arms