Most widely held works by Robert Petkoff
Room a novel by Emma Donoghue ( Recording )
7 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,029 libraries worldwide
Narrator Jack and his mother, who was kidnapped seven years earlier when she was a 19-year-old college student, celebrate his fifth birthday. They live in a tiny, 11-foot-square soundproofed cell in a converted shed in the kidnapper's yard. The sociopath, whom Jack has dubbed Old Nick, visits at night, grudgingly doling out food and supplies. But Ma, as Jack calls her, proves to be resilient and resourceful--and attempts a nail-biting escape.
A heartbeat away a novel by Michael Palmer ( Recording )
8 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 909 libraries worldwide
Preparing to give a State of the Union address when a terrorist group releases a deadly virus into the Capitol building, President James Allaire is forced to enlist the services of a virologist who has been wrongly imprisoned for suspected terrorist intentions.
Beat the reaper a novel by Josh Bazell ( Recording )
5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 628 libraries worldwide
Peter Brown is a young emergency room doctor whose sealed identity in the witness protection program is about to give out! After a heart-thumping morning (including a mugging and a lusty elevator encounter with a hot pharmaceuticals rep), Peter treats a new patient who knows him from his other life. Can he keep the patient alive long enough to beat the reaper?
BoneMan's daughters by Ted Dekker ( Recording )
4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 621 libraries worldwide
A serial killer is kidnapping young girls, breaking their bones, and leaving them to die. Ryan Evans is an intelligence officer who is alienated from his own family. When the BoneMan kidnaps Ryan's daughter, Ryan must take on this deranged killer himself to save her.
Westward the tide by Louis L'Amour ( Recording )
6 editions published between 1977 and 2010 in English and held by 496 libraries worldwide
A girl, gold, and rich pasture beckons Matt Bardoul to a wagon train headed toward Big Horns and a pack of sidewinders.
The pale king by David Foster Wallace ( Recording )
7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 278 libraries worldwide
The character David Foster Wallace is introduced to the banal world of the IRS Regional Examination Center in Peoria, Illinois, and the host of strange people who work there, in a novel that was unfinished at the time of the author's death.
This book is not good for you by Pseudonymous Bosch ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 273 libraries worldwide
"Inside this audiobook lies the secret to the best-tasting chocolate in all the world. I promise, your taste buds will tingle. Your palate will sing! Oh no, have I accidentally tempted you to listen to this audiobook? I will warn you, however, the most delicious things are never good for you--and this story is particularly scrumptious! In this tooth-rotting adventure, Cass's mom has been kidnapped by the sinister, blind chef and chocolatier, Señor Hugo! The ransom: the legendary Tuning Fork. Can Cass and Max-Ernest find the magical instrument before it's too late? Will they discover the evil secret ingredient to Señor Hugo's chocolate success? If you're tempted, take a taste, but just remember--this (audio)book is not good for you"--Container.
Ravens by George Dawes Green ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 261 libraries worldwide
Stopping at a convenience store to fix a leaky tire, Shaw McBride and Romeo Zderko learn that a winning lottery ticket was purchased from the same location and devise a plot to steal half of the prize money.
The Cypress House by Michael Koryta ( Recording )
4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 251 libraries worldwide
When Arlen Wagner awakens on a train one hot Florida night and sees death's telltale sign in the eyes of his fellow passengers, he tries to warn them. Only 19-year-old Paul Brickhill believes him, and the two abandon the train, hoping to escape certain death. They continue south, but are soon stranded at the Cypress House--an isolated Gulf Coast boarding house run by the beautiful Rebecca Cady--directly in the path of an approaching hurricane. But the storm isn't the only approaching danger.
Quantum leap. The complete second season ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 247 libraries worldwide
Reunite with Dr. Sam Beckett, a scientist who never knows whose body he is going to "leap" into next or when, where and at what moment in time he may find himself. Who will he be next? An undercover cop. A blind pianist. A harassed secretary. It's up to Sam to change the history of each person for the better, and hopefully complete the mission that will someday take hime home.
The broom of the system by David Foster Wallace ( Recording )
7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 236 libraries worldwide
"At the center of The Broom of the System is the betwitching (and also bewildered) heroine, Lenore Stonecipher Beadsman. The year is 1990 and the place is a slightly altered Cleveland, Ohio, which sits on the edge of a suburban wasteland-the Great Ohio Desert. Lenore works as a switchboard attendant at a publishing firm, and in addition to her mind-numbing job, she has a few other problems. Her great-grandmother, a one-time student of Wittgenstein, has disappeared with twenty-five other inmates of the Shaker Heights Nursing Home. Her beau (and boss), editor-in-chief Rick Vigorous, is insanely jealous. And her cockatiel, Vlad the Impaler, has suddenly started spouting a mixture of psychobabble, Auden, and the King James Bible, which may propel him to stardom on a Christian fundamentalist television program" -- from publisher's web site.
Lincoln [a photobiography by Russell Freedman ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 214 libraries worldwide
Photographs and text trace the life of the Civil War President.
The ridge by Michael Koryta ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 205 libraries worldwide
A local Kentucky reporter must convince people that an age-old local legend has come to life after he receives a suicide note from the builder of a homemade lighthouse in the middle of the woods.
So cold the river by Michael Koryta ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 203 libraries worldwide
After he is hired by Alyssa Bradford to research the life of her 95-year-old billionaire father-in-law, Eric Shaw visits the man's hometown, where he discovers a restored hotel that has a checkered past--and a newly reawakened evil bent on revenge.
Lincoln a photobiography by Russell Freedman ( Recording )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 180 libraries worldwide
A study of the boyhood, marriage, professional life, political career, and tragic death of Abraham Lincoln includes select photos from the print edition.
The secret life of Marilyn Monroe by J. Randy Taraborrelli ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 177 libraries worldwide
Taraborrelli draws complex and sympathetic portraits of the women so influential in the actress' life, including her mother, her foster mother, and her legal guardian. He also reveals, for the first time, the shocking scope of Marilyn's own mental illness, the identity of Marilyn's father and the half-brother she never knew, and new information about her relationship with the Kennedys-Bobby, Jack, and Pat Kennedy Lawford.
Pleading guilty by Scott Turow ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 135 libraries worldwide
"An ex-cop partner at a high-powered law firm tracks the firm's star litigator, who has disappeared with $5 million of a client's money" -- from publisher's web site.
A stranger like you a novel by Elizabeth Brundage ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 103 libraries worldwide
A taut and terrifying thriller about the lengths to which we'll go to make our dreams come true.Hedda Chase is a top-flight executive producer at Gladiator Films, fast-tracked in the business since she graduated from Yale. An aggressive businesswoman, she recently pulled the plug on a film project initiated by one of her predecessors. The screenwriter on the project was Hugh Waters, a wannabe with a dead-end marriage and a day job at an insurance company...
The school of night a novel by Louis Bayard ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 82 libraries worldwide
Antiquities collector Bernard Styles is hired to find a missing letter from the 1600s. It may be the clue to a hidden treasure; it may contain the long-sought formula for alchemy; it most certainly will prove the existence of a group of black arts scholars whom Shakespeare dubbed the School of Night.
The evolution of Bruno Littlemore by Benjamin Hale ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 77 libraries worldwide
Bruno Littlemore, the world's first chimpanzee with the ability to speak, tells the story of primatologist Lydia Littlemore's efforts to educate him; his untimely outbursts, which ultimately cost Lydia her job; and the unforgettable road trip that follows.
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