Most widely held works by Tantor Media
Three cups of tea one man's mission to fight terrorism and build nations ... one school at a time by Greg Mortenson ( Recording )
6 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 621 libraries worldwide
The inspiring account of one man's campaign to build schools in the most dangerous, remote, and anti-American reaches of Asia.
Beachcombers [a novel by Nancy Thayer ( Recording )
4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 512 libraries worldwide
Lily Fox, the baby of her family, sends her sister Abbie urgent emails begging her to return home to Nantucket. Their middle sister, Emma, has taken to her bed, emotionally devastated after the loss of her high-powered stockbroker's job and a shockingly unexpected break-up with her fiancé. Also, Lily is deeply worried that Marina, the beautiful, enigmatic woman renting their guesthouse, has set her sights on the sisters' widowed father, Jim.
Empire of the summer moon by S. C Gwynne ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 417 libraries worldwide
A history of the 40-year battle between the Comanche Indians and white settlers, centering on the Comanche chief Quanah.
Heat wave by Richard Castle ( Recording )
4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 415 libraries worldwide
In the midst of a suffocating heat wave, NYPD homicide detective Nikki Heat investigates the falling death of real estate tycoon and a brutal attack on a Manhattan socialite. However, when another shocking murder puts Heat on a tense journey into the dirty little secrets of the wealthy, her investigation may prove fatal.
This book is overdue! how librarians and cybrarians can save us all by Marilyn Johnson ( Recording )
7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 398 libraries worldwide
Those who predicted the death of libraries forgot to consider that in the automated maze of contemporary life, none of us--neither the experts nor the hopelessly baffled--can get along without human help. And not just any help--we need librarians, who won't charge us by the question or roll their eyes, no matter what we ask. Who are they? What do they know? And how quickly can they save us from being buried by the digital age? This book is a romp through the ranks of information professionals and a revelation for readers burned out on the clichés and stereotyping of librarians. Here are bloggers, radicals and visionaries who fuse the tools of the digital age with their love for the written word and the enduring values of free speech, open access, and scout-badge-quality assistance to anyone in need.--From publisher description.
Animals in translation using the mysteries of autism to decode animal behavior by Temple Grandin ( Recording )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 381 libraries worldwide
Animal behaviorist Temple Grandin, who is autistic, explains and demonstrates the parallels between the ways animals and autistic humans think and communicate. Her theory describes the differences between animal and human thought processes and suggests ways in which this can be overcome.
The white tiger a novel by Aravind Adiga ( Recording )
5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 348 libraries worldwide
Balram Halwai is a complicated man. Servant. Philosopher. Entrepreneur. Murderer. Over the course of seven nights, by the scattered light of a preposterous chandelier, Balram tells us the terrible and transfixing story of how he came to be a success in life - having nothing but his own wits to help him along.
A dog's purpose by W. Bruce Cameron ( Recording )
6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 328 libraries worldwide
This is the remarkable story of one endearing dog's search for his purpose over the course of several lives. More than just another charming dog story, this touches on the universal quest for an answer to life's most basic question: Why are we here? Surprised to find himself reborn as a rambunctious golden haired puppy after a tragically short life as a stray mutt, Bailey's search for his new life's meaning leads him into the loving arms of 8 year old Ethan. During their countless adventures Bailey joyously discovers how to be a good dog. But this life as a beloved family pet is not the end of Bailey's journey. Reborn as a puppy yet again, Bailey wonders, will he ever find his purpose? Heartwarming, insightful, and often laugh out loud funny, this book is not only the emotional and hilarious story of a dog's many lives, but also a dog's eye commentary on human relationships and the unbreakable bonds between man and man's best friend. This story teaches us that love never dies, that our true friends are always with us, and that every creature on earth is born with a purpose.
Strip a novel by Thomas Perry ( Recording )
4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 302 libraries worldwide
When gangster Manco Kapak is repeatedly robbed, the innocent and the guilty alike find themselves in the middle of a brewing gang war.
The calligrapher's daughter by Eugenia Kim ( Recording )
4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 300 libraries worldwide
In early twentieth century Korea, Najin Han, the privileged daughter of a calligrapher, longs to choose her own destiny. Smart and headstrong, she is encouraged by her mother, but her stern father is determined to maintain tradition. When her father seeks to marry Najin into an aristocratic family, her mother defies generations of obedient wives and instead sends her to serve in the king's court as a companion to a young princess.
The coral thief [a novel by Rebecca Stott ( Recording )
4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 296 libraries worldwide
In 1815 France, a young medical student discovers that the beauty who shared his coach has stolen the rare coral specimens he carried, and soon he encounters a ring of philosopher-thieves determined to sabotage pre-Darwinian theories of evolution.
Let's take the long way home by Gail Caldwell ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 290 libraries worldwide
In this gorgeous, moving memoir, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Gail Caldwell reflects on her own coming-of-age in midlife, as she learns to open herself to the power and healing of sharing her life with a best friend.
The chameleon's shadow by Minette Walters ( Recording )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 287 libraries worldwide
Under suspicion for murder, a British war veteran is forced to confront the issues behind his desperate existence before it's too late: Has he always been the duplicitous chameleon that his ex-fiancée accuses him of being? Can he control this newly apparent sinister side of his personality? And why, if he truly hates women, does he in the end seek help from a woman--someone as straightforward and self-disciplined as he is unsure and seemingly out of control--to repair the damage to his mind?--From publisher description.
The man who loved books too much [the true story of a thief, a detective, and a world of literary obsession by Allison Hoover Bartlett ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 280 libraries worldwide
Book thief John Charles Gilkey stole hundreds of thousands of dollars' worth of rare books from book fairs, stores, and libraries around the country. Determined to catch Gilkey, Ken Sanders, a book dealer with a penchant for detective work, tirelessly pursued him. Journalist Allison Hoover Bartlett befriended both eccentric characters, obtaining crucial details on both men's stories. Here, she reveals exactly how Gilkey pulled off his dirtiest crimes and how Sanders ultimately caught him.
Paul McCartney a life by Peter Ames Carlin ( Recording )
5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 279 libraries worldwide
Author Peter Ames Carlin presents an in-depth biography of the legendary musician and icon Paul McCartney, exploring his impact on music and culture, his personal triumphs and defeats, and his post-Beatles relationships with John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr. The audiobook explores McCartney through the perspective of his lyrics, spanning his career from his years with the Beatles to his solo albums today.
West and East the war that came early by Harry Turtledove ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 265 libraries worldwide
In 1938, Hitler made a great mistake and the whole world will pay the price. Building upon the events of Hitler's War, this new novel explores the lives of simple soldiers and civilians, as well as great historic leaders, to explore what might have happened had Chamberlain chosen not to appease Hitler. How would the world be changed?
Gas City by Loren D Estleman ( Recording )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 264 libraries worldwide
The black heart of a seemingly stable well-run city is pitched into violence and chaos when a serial killer's rampage pits the police chief, a mafia boss and the press against each other.
Fidel Castro my life : a spoken autobiography by Fidel Castro ( Recording )
5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 263 libraries worldwide
Fidel Castro is perhaps the most charismatic and controversial head of state in modern times. A dictatorial pariah to some, he has become a hero and inspiration for many of the world's poor, defiantly charting an independent and revolutionary path for Cuba over nearly half a century. Numerous attempts have been made to get Castro to tell his own story, but only now, in the twilight of his years, has he been prepared to set out the details for the world to read. Drawing on more than one hundred hours of interviews with journalist Ignacio Ramonet, a knowledgeable and trusted interlocutor, this spoken autobiography will stand as the definitive record of an extraordinary life lived in turbulent times.--From publisher description.
This land is their land reports from a divided nation by Barbara Ehrenreich ( Recording )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 235 libraries worldwide
When Barbara Ehrenreich wrote her take on the Reagan era, The Worst Years of Our Lives, she had no idea that the truly worse years were still two decades away. Now she takes on modern day-corporate America, the wealthy elite, and a lopsided economy with razor sharp wit and biting humor.
The curious case of Benjamin Button and other Jazz Age tales by F. Scott Fitzgerald ( Recording )
5 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 189 libraries worldwide
F. Scott Fitzgerald, one of the greatest American writers, is best known for The Great Gatsby, considered by many to be the most important novel of the 20th century. But Fitzgerald also made his living as a short story writer, and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Other Jazz Age Tales collects four of his best.
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