Most widely held works by Jerome Pride
How to stop smoking and stay stopped for good by Gillian Riley ( Recording )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 125 libraries worldwide
Gillian Riley teaches listeners to curb their desire to smoke without any of the side effects generally associated with quitting.
Be near me by Andrew O'Hagan ( Recording )
5 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 120 libraries worldwide
In a small Scottish parish, an English priest is stalked by the fear of scandal, class hatred and lost ideals. Over the Spring and Summer of 2003, Father David becomes friends with two young people, Mark and Lisa: by the year's end his life is the focus of public hysteria. As he looks back to his childhood, and to Oxford in the fever of student revolt, Father David begins to reconsider the central events of his life, and to see what may have happened to the political hopes of his generation. Meanwhile, religious warfare breaks out on his doorstep.
Storms over Africa by Beverley Harper ( Recording )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 89 libraries worldwide
Desperate poachers are stalking the dwindling populations of Zimbabwe's great game parks. Ancient rivalries have ignited modern political ambitions and nothing is certain for those of the old Africa. But for Richard Dunn the stakes are even higher. Into his world comes the beautiful and compelling Steve Hayes, a woman struggling to guard her own dreadful secret. Richard has no choice: face the consequences of the past and fight for the future. To lose now is to lose everything.
Beast by Ally Kennen ( Recording )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 78 libraries worldwide
In the caged depths of an urban reservoir lives a monstrous creature. Its existence is unknown to anyone except the teenage boy who feeds it. Six years ago it was a vicious little baby, now it has grown enormous, and its rusting pen can't hold it much longer. Stephen has kept the Beast a secret against all the odds. He's got other painful secrets - like why he never sees his mother, or mentions his brother Selby, and wishes his father was dead. Stephen's life in foster care, always bad, is getting worse, and he's not a boy who plays by the rules. But his extraordinary efforts to free himself of the Beast make him a hero that readers will never forget.
The edge by Alan Gibbons ( Recording )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 69 libraries worldwide
"Danny is a boy on the edge. A boy teetering on the brink of no return, living in fear. Cathy is his mother. She's broken by fear. Chris Kane is fear -- and they belong to him. But one day they escape. They're looking for freedom, for the promised land where they can start really living. Instead they find prejudice and danger of another kind. Uncompromising and disturbing, but utterly readable, Alan Gibbons' latest novel positively crackles with tension as he writes about a mother and her son desperate to start a new life"--Back of container.
The dark beneath by Alan Gibbons ( Recording )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 69 libraries worldwide
Supercharged with drama, Gibbon's novel is about what happens when the fabric of normality is ripped apart exposing the terrifying dark beneath.
How Hedley Hopkins did a dare, robbed a grave, made a new friend who might not have really been there at all, and while he was at it committed a terrible sin which everyone was doing even though he didn't know it by Paul Jennings ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 68 libraries worldwide
Hedley Hopkins has a few problems: he is the new kid at school, straight off the boat from England in the 1950s. The only friends he has made are the kids at the Loony Bin. But if he could just fulfil a dare and dig out the hideous skull hidden in a grave in the sand dunes, he could impress the bullies at school and become their friend.
Berserk by Ally Kennen ( Recording )
2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 50 libraries worldwide
"What happens when there's no one around to tell you when to stop? When fifteen year old Chas finds a website asking people to write to prisoners on Death Row, he thinks it would be funny to get letters from a murderer. He writes to an inmate, pretending to be his mum. When his new pen-pal is unexpectedly released, Chas' already problematic life spirals horribly out of control"--Container.
Last orders at Harrods an African tale by Michael Holman ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 49 libraries worldwide
Fatboy and the dancing ladies by Michael Holman ( Recording )
3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 44 libraries worldwide
Ferdinand Mlambo, the youngest boy ever to become senior kitchen toto at State House, is in deep trouble. Disloyalty to Kuwisha's Life President Nduka has not only cost him his prestigious job; the sinister chief steward to the president, Lovemore Mboga, has humiliated Mlambo by stripping him of his name. Henceforth, he will be known as Fatboy. With the help of a gang of street children, Mlambo sets out on a quest to recover his name.
City of shadows by Celia Rees ( Recording )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 38 libraries worldwide
Davey's grandmother has always told him he has 'the gift' second sight, some call it. But it never seemed real until now. It is the summer of his twelfth birthday, Davey, his sister Kate, and his twin cousins, join the hoards of tourists eager to catch a glimpse of the legendary underground city in Davey's hometown. A harmless trip, just a bit of fun. But for Davey it is the start of a nightmare, and a long, terrifying battle with the dead.
Dizzy worms by Michael Holman ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 30 libraries worldwide
Charity Mupanga, the resilient and maternal proprietor of Harrods International Bar (and Nightspot) faces her toughest challenge in Dizzy Worms, the final novel in Michael Holman's acclaimed trilogy set in the African slum of Kireba. Faced with a Health and Safety closure, Charity has a week to appeal and the chances of success seem negligible: elections are imminent, and Kireba is due to become a showcase of President Josiah Nduka's 'slum rehabilitation program', backed by gullible foreign donors. But before taking on Nduka and the council, she has a promise to keep, to provide a supply of her famous sweet doughballs to a small army of street children, as voracious as they are malodorous.
Finding Joe by Anthony Masters ( Recording )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 28 libraries worldwide
Joe's been acting strangely lately. Causing serious trouble, messing up his friends' lives. But they can't tell anyone. Not even each other. You see, no one would believe them. Everyone looks up to Joe. Then Joe mysteriously disappears. Distraught, his sister Debs pleads with his friends to look for him. Reluctantly, they head for the obvious place - the marsh where they used to play as kids. But they're not kids anymore, and without Joe they're leaderless. How will they ever find him? And do they want to, after what he's done? In fact, they'd be quite happy if Joe stayed missing for good.
Echo of an angry god by Beverley Harper ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 21 libraries worldwide
Lana Devereaux travels to Malawi seeking the truth behind her father's disappearance near Likoma Island 15 years ago. She soon finds herself caught up in a web of deceit, passion and black magic.
Softly calls the Serengeti by Frank Coates ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 20 libraries worldwide
Fires light the sky over Kibera, East Africa's largest slum. It is the prelude to the bloody violence that erupts during Keny's presidential elections. Joshua Otieng is caught between the brutal realities of life in the slum, and his dream of a return to the glories of his ancestral past. Mayasa is a young woman he believes could share his dreams, but he becomes inexorably swept along in the tide of tribal conflict surrounding the upcoming elections. Journalist Mark Riley travels to Kenya to find a missing orphan, and to escape the pain from his past. Two women, feisty anthropologist Charlotte Manning and beautiful, mysterious Kazlana Ramanova, rekindles his interest in the world. On a journey to the Serengeti, surrounded by the epic landscapes of Africa, they each discover that danger lurks everywhere and there is more to fear than just the wildlife.
The book of lies by James Moloney ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2005 in Undetermined and held by 19 libraries worldwide
Edge of the rain by Beverley Harper ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 18 libraries worldwide
The blood scent was fresh. Hunge ached in her belly ... the lioness slid forward as close as she dared. The little boy seconds away from death was 2, maybe 3 years old. He was lost in the vast, heat-soaked sand that was the Kalahari desert. Toddler Alex Theron is miraculously rescued by a passing clan of Kalahari bushmen. Over the ensuing years the desert draws him back, for it hides a beautiful secret ... diamonds. But nothing comes easily from within this turbulent continent and before Alex can even hope to realise his dreams he will lose his mind to love and fight a bitter enemy.
People of heaven by Beverley Harper ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 16 libraries worldwide
In 1945 two returning soldiers meet on a train bound for Zululand. They have nothing in common; Joe King is a British-South African landowner, Wilson Mpande a Zulu tribesman. Yet destiny will link them for generations. Michael King and Dyson Mpande, the sons of enemies, share a precious friendship that defies race and colour. But as the realities of apartheid transform an angry South Africa, the fate of the Zulu nation is as precarious as that of the endangered black rhinoceros, hunted for its horn. Each must fight for what he loves most.
Odysseus by Ken Catran ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 16 libraries worldwide
Odysseus, King of Ithaca - for four thousand years, his name was a byword for bold courage, his voyaging an epic journey of survival. When Troy falls, Odysseus sets sail for home, but vengeful gods have decided otherwise. Storms blow his ship deep into unknown waters and onto the shores of fearful strange lands of giants, cannibals, fierce warrior clans and murderous priest cults. Through battles and shipwrecks, will he survive to see his home again, where his wife and son, thinking him lost, face different dangers? Can any man surmount such peril and such impossible odds? Odysseus will try. And pay a terrible price.
Kerosene by Chris Wooding ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
Cal's got this thing about fire. It's nothing big at first, just lighting matches, watching matches burn, enjoying the calming effects of the flame ... It helps him cope with stuff. Then he meets Abby, and things start to get out of control. She winds him up, playing with him until he thinks he might lose his sanity, and suddenly the matches just aren't enough any more.
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