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Porter, Ray 1965-

Works: 192 works in 897 publications in 1 language and 18,228 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Suspense fiction  History  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Detective and mystery fiction  Instructional and educational works  Case studies  Humor  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Narrator, Performer, Actor
Classifications: U101, B
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Ray Porter
SEAL Team Six : [memoirs of an elite Navy seal sniper] by Howard E Wasdin( Recording )

9 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 894 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Navy SEAL Team Six sniper reveals how he became an elite soldier while recounting the dramatic mission that nearly cost him his life, offering insider perspectives on his team's extensive training process at the Marine's Scout Sniper School
Making rounds with Oscar : the extraordinary gift of an ordinary cat by David Dosa( Recording )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 782 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An otherwise ordinary cat, Oscar has the uncanny ability to predict when people are about to die. Adopted by staff members at Steere House nursing home when he was a kitten, the three-year-old tabby has presided over the deaths of more than twenty-five nursing home residents thus far. His mere presence at the bedside is viewed by physicians and nursing-home staff as an almost absolute indicator of impending death, considered a blessing because it allows staff members to notify families that the end is near and because he provides companionship to those who would otherwise have died alone
The silver linings playbook by Matthew Quick( Recording )

16 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After Pat Peoples and his wife Nikki separate, he goes to live with his parents but everything seems changed. No one wants to talk to him about Nikki, his old friends are busy with their families, and his new therapist seems to be recommending adultery as therapy. He meets Tiffany, a clinically depressed widow, who offers to act as a liaison between the couple if Pat will give up watching football, agrees to perform in the Dance Away Depression competition and not tell anyone about their contract
The 4-hour work week : escape 9-5, live anywhere, and join the new rich by Timothy Ferriss( Recording )

22 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forget the old concepts of retirement and a deferred life plan. There is no need to wait and every reason not to, especially in unpredictable economic times. For living more and working less, this book is the blueprint. This expanded edition includes dozens of practical tips and case studies from readers who have doubled their income, overcome common sticking points, and reinvented themselves using the original book. Also included are templates for eliminating email and negotiating with bosses and clients, how to apply lifestyle principles in unpredictable economic times, and the latest tools, tricks, and shortcuts for living like a diplomat or millionaire without being either
What I talk about when I talk about running : a memoir by Haruki Murakami( )

17 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1982, having sold his jazz bar to devote himself to writing, Murakami began running to keep fit. A year later, he'd completed a solo course from Athens to Marathon, and now, after dozens of such races, not to mention triathlons and a dozen critically acclaimed books, he reflects upon the influence the sport has had on his life and--even more important--on his writing
Pirate hunters : treasure, obsession, and the search for a legendary pirate ship by Robert Kurson( Recording )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A true adventure of deep-sea diving and danger, historic mystery and suspense. Two men, John Chatterton and John Mattera, are determined to find the ship of the infamous pirate Joseph Bannister, even though finding and identifying a pirate ship is the hardest thing to do under the sea. If Chatterton and Mattera succeed, they will make history; it will be the second time ever that a pirate ship has been discovered and positively identified
The second life of Nick Mason by Steve Hamilton( Recording )

7 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reprieved from a long prison term in exchange for committing increasingly dangerous crimes on behalf of a criminal kingpin, Nick Mason is relentlessly haunted by the detective who initially placed him behind bars while fighting to go straight and reclaim his family
Ghost in the wires : my adventures as the world's most wanted hacker by Kevin D Mitnick( Recording )

7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kevin Mitnick is one of the world's foremost computer hackers. He infiltrated some of the most complicated and advanced computer systems before the law finally caught up with him. Here, Mitnick chronicles his three years on the run from the FBI, during which he worked odd jobs, kept tabs on his pursuers, and continued to hack into systems throughout the world
The cartel : a novel by Don Winslow( Recording )

7 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's 2004. DEA agent Art Keller has been fighting the war on drugs for thirty years in a blood feud against Adán Barrera, the head of El Federación, the world's most powerful cartel, and the man who brutally murdered Keller's partner. Finally putting Barrera away cost Keller dearly--the woman he loves, the beliefs he cherishes, the life he wants to lead. Then Barrera gets out, determined to rebuild the empire that Keller shattered. Unwilling to live in a world with Barrera in it, Keller goes on a ten-year odyssey to take him down. His obsession with justice--or is it revenge?--becomes a ruthless struggle that stretches from the cities, mountains, and deserts of Mexico to Washington's corridors of power to the streets of Berlin and Barcelona. Keller fights his personal battle against the devastated backdrop of Mexico's drug war, a conflict of unprecedented scale and viciousness, as cartels vie for power and he comes to the final reckoning with Barrera--and himself--that he always knew must happen
The great leader : [a faux mystery] by Jim Harrison( Recording )

15 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the verge of retirement, Detective Sunderson begins investigating a hedonistic cult that has set up camp near his home in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. At first, the self-declared Great Leader seems merely a harmless oddball, but as Sunderson and his sixteen-year-old sidekick dig deeper, they find he is more intelligent and sinister than they realized. Recently divorced and frequently pickled in alcohol, Sunderson tracks his quarry from the woods of Michigan to a town in Arizona, filled with criminal border-crossers, and to Nebraska, where the Great Leader's most recent recruits have gathered to glorify his questionable religion. But Sunderson's demons are also in pursuit of him
Brown dog : novellas by Jim Harrison( Recording )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Of all Jim Harrison's creations, Brown Dog--a bawdy, reckless, down-on-his-luck Michigan Indian--has earned cult status with readers in the more than two decades since his first appearance. For the first time, Brown Dog gathers all the Brown Dog novellas, including one never before published, into one volume. In these novellas, BD rescues the preserved body of an Indian from Lake Superior's cold waters; overindulges in food, drink, and women while just scraping by in Michigan's Upper Peninsula; wanders Los Angeles in search of an ersatz Native activist who stole his bearskin; adopts two Native children; and flees the authorities then returns across the Canadian border aboard an Indian rock band's tour bus. The collection culminates with "He Dog," never before published, which finds BD marginally employed and still looking for love (or sometimes just a few beers and a roll in the hay) as he goes on a road trip from Michigan to Montana and back, arriving home to the prospect of family stability, and, perhaps, a chance at redemption
Sleepless : [a novel] by Charlie Huston( Recording )

8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a postapocalyptic Los Angeles, a devastating illness renders the afflicted unable to sleep. In about a year, those with SLP (as the sleepless illness is known) deteriorate and die. Amid the city's rampant violence and lawlessness, LAPD cop Parker "Park" Haas tries to persuade himself that a future exists for his newborn daughter. As the outside world becomes increasingly dangerous, Park pursues an undercover investigation that takes him deep into the milieu of an online game called Chasm Tide, into which many people have retreated
The patron saint of used cars and second chances by Mark Millhone( )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Successful filmmaker Mark Millhone didn't think life could get any worse after he almost lost his newborn son to birth complications, his father was diagnosed with cancer, his mother died from a heart attack, his career floundered, and his marriage fell apart. In the midst of these crises, Mark buys a vintage car on the Internet. In an adventure of self-exploration, Mark and his father embark on a chaotic road trip to obtain the car from its owner in Texas
The 4-percent universe : [dark matter, dark energy, and the race to riscover the rest of reality] by Richard Panek( )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over the past few decades, a handful of scientists have been racing to explain a disturbing aspect of our universe: only four percent of it consists of the matter that makes up you, me, our books, and every star and planet. The rest is completely unknown. Richard Panek tells the dramatic story of the quest to find this "dark" matter and an even more bizarre substance called "dark energy
The Doors : a lifetime of listening to five mean years by Greil Marcus( )

8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The best critic of popular culture in America considers the attraction of the Doors, which has endured despite the band's short life, sampling the lasting songs and legendary performances that made Jim Morrison and his band rock 'n' roll legends. This is the first to bypass their myth, their mystique, and the death cult of both Jim Morrison? and the era he was made to personify? and focus solely on the music. All these years later, it is a new story
The sea is my brother : the lost novel by Jack Kerouac( Recording )

10 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the spring of 1943, during a stint in the merchant marine, twenty-one-year-old Jack Kerouac set out to write his first novel. Working diligently day and night to complete it by hand, he titled it The Sea Is My Brother. Nearly seventy years later, its long-awaited publication provides fascinating details and insight into the early life and development of an American literary icon. Kerouac chronicles the misadventures of two seamen who seem different, but are really two sides of the same coin
The farmer's daughter by Jim Harrison( Recording )

11 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written in the voice of a home-schooled fifteen-year-old girl in rural Montana, the title novella is an uncompromising, beautiful tale of an extraordinary character whose youth intersects with unexpected brutality, and the reserves she must draw on to make herself whole. In another story, Harrison's beloved recurring character Brown Dog, still looking for love, escapes from Canada back to the States on the tour bus of an Indian rock band. And finally, in the concluding story, a retired werewolf, misdiagnosed with a rare blood disorder brought on by the bite of a Mexican hummingbird, attempts to lead a normal life but is nevertheless plagued by hazy, feverish episodes of epic lust, physical appetite, athletic exertions, and outbursts of violence under the full moon
The art of war by Sunzi( Recording )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A manual on the rational planning and conduct of military operations written over two millennia ago in China
The Amityville horror by Jay Anson( )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In December 1975, the Lutz family moved into their new home on suburban Long Island. George and Kathleen Lutz knew that, one year earlier, Ronald DeFeo had murdered his parents, brothers, and sisters in the house, but the property--complete with boathouse and swimming pool--and the price were too good to pass up. Twenty-eight days later, the entire Lutz family fled in terror
Most dangerous : Daniel Ellsberg and the secret history of the Vietnam War by Steve Sheinkin( Recording )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On June 13, 1971, the front page of the New York Times announced the existence of a 7,000-page collection of documents containing a secret history of the Vietnam War. Known as The Pentagon Papers, these documents had been comissioned by Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara. Chronicling every action the government had taken in the Vietnam War, they revealed a pattern of deception spanning over twenty years and four presidencies, and forever changed the relationship between American citizens and the politicans claiming to represent their interests
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SEAL Team Six : [memoirs of an elite Navy seal sniper]
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Making rounds with Oscar : the extraordinary gift of an ordinary catThe silver linings playbookThe 4-hour work week : escape 9-5, live anywhere, and join the new richWhat I talk about when I talk about running : a memoirGhost in the wires : my adventures as the world's most wanted hackerThe great leader : [a faux mystery]Sleepless : [a novel]The patron saint of used cars and second chances