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Vance, Simon

Works: 462 works in 2,168 publications in 1 language and 75,758 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Naval history  History  Psychological fiction  Suspense fiction  Personal narratives  Biography  Sea stories  Adventure stories  Spy stories 
Roles: Narrator, Performer
Classifications: PR6029.B55, 823.914
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Most widely held works by Simon Vance
The girl who played with fire by Stieg Larsson ( Recording )
12 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 2,536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On the eve of publisher Mikael Blomkvist's story about sex trafficking between Eastern Europe and Sweden, two investigating reporters are murdered. And even more shocking for Mikael Blomkvist: the fingerprints found on the murder weapon belong to Lisbeth Salander--the troubled, wise-beyond-her-years genius hacker who came to his aid years before
Portrait of a spy by Daniel Silva ( Recording )
18 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After failing to stop a suicide bomber attack in London, master art restorer and assassin Gabriel Allon is summoned by the CIA and is faced with an organization riddled with dissent--and ill-equipped to deal with the deadly new face of global jihadist terror
Bring up the bodies [a novel] by Hilary Mantel ( Recording )
12 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Though he battled for seven years to marry her, Henry is disenchanted with Anne Boleyn. She has failed to give him a son and her sharp intelligence and audacious will alienate his old friends and the noble families of England. When the discarded Katherine dies in exile from the court, Anne stands starkly exposed, the focus of gossip and malice. At a word from Henry, Thomas Cromwell is ready to bring her down. Over three terrifying weeks, Anne is ensnared in a web of conspiracy, while the demure Jane Seymour stands waiting her turn for the poisoned wedding ring. But Anne and her powerful family will not yield without a ferocious struggle. To defeat the Boleyns, Cromwell must ally with his natural enemies, the papist aristocracy. What price will he pay for Anne's head?"--
The Judas gate by Jack Higgins ( Recording )
12 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A disturbing tape has made its way to British intelligence and from them to the new President of the United Sates: battlefield chatter from an ambush in Afghanistan, in which twelve U.S. Army Rangers and a British medical team died. The idea that one of their own could be responsible for such a massacre is appalling, and Sean Dillon is put in charge of hunting down the traitor
A secret kept by Tatiana de Rosnay ( Recording )
8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 989 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
To reconnect 30 years after their mother's death, siblings Antoine and Melanie spend the weekend on Noirmoutier Island, a favorite childhood vacation spot. However, on the drive back to Paris, painful memories leave Melanie distracted, causing her to crash. At the hospital, Antoine uncovers a dark family secret, leaving both siblings questioning their childhoods and their mother's past
Master and commander by Patrick O'Brian ( )
14 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in English and held by 908 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
First in the series of Jack Aubrey novels. Establishes the friendship between Captain Aubrey, R.N., and Stephen Maturin, ship's surgeon and intelligence agent, against the backdrop of the Napoleonic wars
A spot of bother by Mark Haddon ( Recording )
7 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 794 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
George Hall's comfortable retirement is shattered by the madness of family life as he and his family prepare for his daughter Katie's wedding
Children of Dune by Frank Herbert ( Recording )
13 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 766 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this third installment, the sand-blasted world of Arrakis has become green, watered, and fertile. Old Paul Atreides, who led the desert Fremen to political and religious domination of the galaxy, is gone. But for the children of Dune, the very blossoming of their land contains the seeds of its own destruction. The altered climate is destroying the giant sandworms, and this in turn is disastrous for the planet's economy. Leto and Ghanima, Paul Atreides's twin children and his heirs, can see possible solutions--but fanatics begin to challenge the rule of the all-powerful Atreides empire, and more than economic disaster threatens
The little stranger by Sarah Waters ( Recording )
20 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An eerie tale set in post-World War II rural Britain. When Dr. Faraday, a Warwickshire physician, pays a visit to the Ayres family at their Hundreds Hall estate, he unknowingly enters a wickedly haunted house. His life soon becomes entwined with a family plagued by a terrifying past
A long way down by Nick Hornby ( Recording )
9 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Meet Martin, JJ, Jess, and Maureen. Four people who come together on New Year's Eve: a former TV talk show host, a musician, a teenage girl, and a mother. Three are British, one is American. They encounter one another on the roof of Topper's House, a London destination famous as the last stop for those ready to end their lives. This is a tale of connections made and missed, punishing regrets, and the grace of second chances
Man's search for meaning by Viktor E Frankl ( Recording )
14 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and held by 703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is the story of Viktor Frankl's struggle to hold on to hope during the unspeakable horrors of his years as a prisoner in Nazi concentration camps. Frankl's training as a psychiatrist informed every waking moment of his ordeal and lent him a remarkable perspective on the psychology of survival. As a result of these experiences, Dr. Frankl developed a revolutionary approach to psychotherapy known as logotherapy. At the core of his theory is the belief that man's primary motivational force is his search for meaning. Frankl's assertion that "the will to meaning" is the basic motivation for human life has forever changed the way we understand our humanity in the face of suffering. This revised and updated version includes a new postscript: "The Case for a Tragic Optimism."
Casino Royale by Ian Fleming ( Recording )
15 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
At the Casino in Deauville, Bond's game is baccarat-for stakes that run into millions of francs. But away from the discreet salons, the caviar and champagne, it's 007 versus one of Russia's most powerful and ruthless agents-and the prize is a bullet in the head from a S.M.E.R.S.H. assassin
Assegai by Wilbur A Smith ( Recording )
7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On the eve of the World War I, ex-soldier turned professional hunter Leon Courtney is recruited by his uncle Penrod Ballantyne, commander of the British forces in East Africa, to gather information on one of his clients, Count Otto von Meerbach, and soon finds himself left alone to frustrate von Meerbach's plan to wipe out the British forces in Africa
Dune messiah by Frank Herbert ( Recording )
9 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Dune messiah" picks up the story of the man known as Muad'Dib, heir to a power unimaginable, bringing to fruition an ambition of unparalleled scale: the centuries-old scheme to create a superbeing who reigns not in the heavens but among men. But the question is: Do all paths of glory lead to the grave?
Dune by Frank Herbert ( Recording )
7 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The first book of the Dune chronicles is set on the desert planet Arrakis and begins with the story of Maud'dib, a hero who will guide his great family in establishing the perfect society
The prestige by Christopher Priest ( Recording )
15 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A 19th Century feud between two English stage magicians. Their rivalry centers over instant displacement by electricity from one end of a stage to the other, the contest degenerating into dirty tricks. Told from the perspective of their descendants, a man and a woman. By the author of The Glamour
Post captain by Patrick O'Brian ( )
16 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1803, Napoleon smashes the Peace of Amiens, and Captain Jack Aubrey, R.N., taking refuge in France from his creditors, is interned. He escapes from France, from debtor's prison, and from a possible mutiny and pursues his quarry straight into the mouth of a French held harbor
The quest by Wilbur A Smith ( Recording )
10 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Egypt has been struck by a series of terrible plagues, killing its crops and crippling its people. Then the ultimate disaster befalls the kingdom. The Nile fails. The waters that nourish and sustain the land dry up. Something catastrophic is taking place in the distant and totally unexplored depths of Africa, from where the mighty river springs. In desperation the Pharaoh sends Taita, the only man who might be able to find his way through the hazardous territory to the source of the Nile and discover the cause of all their woes. But not even Taita can have any idea of what a terrible enemy waits in ambush in those dark lands at the end of their world
H.M.S. Surprise by Patrick O'Brian ( )
15 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set among the strange sights and smells of the Indian subcontintent and the waters nearby, Aubrey is on the defensive, pitting wits and seamanship against an enemy enjoying overwhelming local superiority. But somewhere in the Indian Ocean lies the prize that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams: the ships sent by Napoleon to attack the China Fleet
The art thief by Noah Charney ( Recording )
11 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the wake of the thefts of three priceless art treasures from Rome, Paris, and London, art detective Gabriel Coffin and art historian Genevieve Delacloche team up to investigate a series of false leads, forgeries, and bizarre clues
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