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Blackstone Audiobooks

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Works: 2,714 works in 5,174 publications in 1 language and 219,927 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Political fiction  Psychological fiction  Biography  Satire  Juvenile works  Domestic fiction  History  Historical fiction  Drama 
Roles: Publisher
Classifications: PS3503.R167, 813.6
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Most widely held works by Blackstone Audiobooks
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury( Recording )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After learning that books are a vital part of a culture he never knew, a book-burning official in a future fascist state clandestinely pursues reading until he is betrayed
Comfort food by Kate Jacobs( Recording )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the New York times best-selling author of The Friday night knitting club comes a delectable new novel about food, family, and second chances. Augusta "Gus" Simpson, a Martha Stewart-esque TV cooking personality, has come a long way since her husband died suddenly, leaving her to raise and support their two daughters on her own. Channeling her grief into hard work, she carved a successful career out of her natural talents as a chef and hostess. But now, as she approaches 50, she finds that her well-earned turf may not be as secure as she thought. A hot young Latin beauty queen with a flair for spices and an ambition for stardom is threatening to steal her spot on the Cooking Channel. As Gus struggles to remake herself for a new age of media, she discovers that her entire life may need a makeover, including her relationship with her daughters and, perhaps, another chance at romance
The brutal telling by Louise Penny( Recording )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A stranger is found murdered in the village bistro and antiques store and all clues point to bistro owner Olivier being the killer. Once again, Chief Inspector Gamache and his team are called in to strip back layers of lies, exposing both treasures and rancid secrets long buried--but not forgotten
Tweak growing up on methamphetamines by Nic Sheff( )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nic Sheff was drunk for the first time at age eleven. In the years that followed, he would regularly smoke pot, do cocaine and ecstasy, and develop addictions to crystal meth and heroin. Even so, he felt like he would always be able to quit and put his life together whenever he needed to. It took a violent relapse one summer in California to convince him otherwise. In a voice that is raw and honest, Nic spares no detail in telling us the compelling, heartbreaking, and true story of his relapse and the road to recovery. As we watch Nic plunge the mental and physical depths of drug addiction, he paints a picture of a person at odds with his past, with his family, with his substances, and with himself
The age of innocence by Edith Wharton( )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tale of the manners and morals of New York society in the later 1800s. Newland Archer is a young attorney, handsome and eligible. Torn between his socially acceptable fiancee and the more earthy attractions of Countess Olenska, Archer is truly on the horns of a dilemma. The plot is unobvious, delicately developed, with a fine finale that exquisitely satisfies one's sense of fitness, and as always with Edith Wharton, the drama of character is greater than that of event
People of the book by Geraldine Brooks( )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1996, Hanna Heath, a young Australian book conservator is called to analyze the famed Sarajevo Haggadah, a priceless six-hundred-year-old Jewish prayer book that has been salvaged from a destroyed Bosnian library. When Hanna discovers a series of artifacts in the centuries' old, she unwittingly exposes an international cover up
What is left the daughter by Howard A Norman( Recording )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Howard Norman, widely regarded as one of this country's finest novelists, returns to the mesmerizing fictional terrain of his major books--The Bird Artist, The Museum Guard, and The Haunting of L--in this erotically charged and morally complex story
The kitchen house by Kathleen Grissom( Recording )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When a white servant girl violates the order of plantation society, she unleashes a tragedy that exposes the worst and best in the people she has come to call her family. Orphaned while onboard a ship from Ireland to America, seven-year-old Lavinia arrives on the steps of a tobacco plantation where she is to live and work with the slaves of the kitchen house. Under the care of Belle, the master's illegitimate daughter, Lavinia becomes deeply bonded to her adopted family, though she is set apart from them by her white skin. Eventually, Lavinia is accepted into the world of the big house, where the master is absent and the mistress battles opium addiction. Lavinia finds herself perilously straddling two very different worlds. When she is forced to make a choice, loyalties are brought into question, dangerous truths are laid bare, and lives are put at risk"--Publisher's description
Beautiful boy [A father's journey through his son's meth addiction] by David Sheff( )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Sheff's story is a first: a teenager's addiction from the parent's point of view--a real-time chronicle of the shocking descent into substance abuse and the gradual emergence into hope. Before meth, Sheff's son, Nic, was a varsity athlete, honor student, and award-winning journalist. After meth, he was a trembling wraith who stole money from his eight-year-old brother and lived on the streets. With haunting candor, Sheff traces the first warning signs, the attempts at rehabilitation, and, at last, the way past addiction. He shows us that, whatever an addict's fate, the rest of the family must care for one another, too, lest they become addicted to addiction
The day of the jackal a novel by Frederick Forsyth( Recording )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

France, infuriated by Charles de Gaulle's withdrawal from Algeria, had failed in six known attempts to assassinate the General. This book postulates that the seventh, mostly deadly attempt involved a professional killer-for-hire who would be unknown to the French Police. His code name: Jackal. His price: half a million dollars. His demand: total secrecy, even from his employers. Step by painstaking step, we follow the Jackal in his meticulous planning, from the fashioning of a specially made rifle to the devising of his approach to the time and the place where the General is to meet the Jackal's bullet. The only obstacle in his path is a small, diffident, rumpled policeman, who happens to be considered by his boss the best detective in France: Deputy Commissaire Claude Lebel
Matterhorn a novel of the Vietnam War by Karl Marlantes( Recording )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When young Waino Mellas, a Bravo Company lieutenant, is unceremoniously dropped into the jungle of Vietnam, he is instantly forced into manhood. Facing the horrors of war in Southeast Asia, Waino and his comrades embark on a long, torturous, bloody adventure, where the Vietnamese wilderness is just as dangerous as the enemy
The cruelest month by Louise Penny( Recording )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Sûreté du Québec is called to investigate the death of a villager at an Easter séance that was held at the Old Hadley House
The soloist [a lost dream, an unlikely friendship, and the redemptive power of music] by Steve Lopez( )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When journalist Steve Lopez sees Nathaniel Ayers playing his heart out on a two-string violin on Los Angeles' skid row, he finds it impossible to walk away. More than thirty years ago, Ayers was a promising classical bass student at Juilliard--ambitious, charming, and also one of the few African-Americans--until he gradually lost his ability to function, overcome by schizophrenia. Over time, the two men form a bond and Lopez imagines that he might be able to change Ayers's life. The soloist is a beautifully told story of devotion in the face of seemingly unbeatable challenges
Tell-all by Chuck Palahniuk( Recording )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hazie Coogan, who for decades has tended to the outsized needs of veteran actress Katherine "Miss Kathie" Kenton, discovers that bounder Webster Carlton Westward III has written a celebrity tell-all memoir foretelling Miss Kathie's death in a forthcoming Lillian Hellman-penned musical extravaganza. As the body count mounts, Hazie must execute a plan to save Katherine Kenton for her fans--and for posterity
The Halloween tree by Ray Bradbury( )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a superb contemporary classic by American literary treasure Ray Bradbury, best known as the author of Fahrenheit 451 and The Martian chronicles. The mysterious Mr. Moonshroud leads eight young boys on a journey back through the time to discover the true meaning of Halloween. Extraordinarily well acted, this story will send shivers of delight (and spine-chilling terror) through listeners young and old. You will want to take this trip many times over, long after the last candle has died in your jack-o'-lantern
City of thieves by David Benioff( )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a dead German paratrooper lands in his street, Lev is caught looting the body and dragged to jail, fearing for his life. He shares his cell with the charismatic and grandiose Kolya, a handsome young soldier arrested on desertion charges. Instead of the standard bullet in the back of the head, Lev and Kolya are given a chance at saving their own lives by complying with an outrageous directive: secure a dozen eggs for a powerful colonel to use in his daughter's wedding cake. In a city cut off from all supplies and suffering unbelievable deprivation, Lev and Kolya embark on a hunt to find the impossible
The silver linings playbook by Matthew Quick( )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 356 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 man who smiled by Henning Mankell( Recording )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A disillusioned Inspector Kurt Wallander is thrown back into the fray when he becomes both hunter and hunted. Crestfallen, dejected, and spiraling into an alcohol-fuelled depression after killing a man in the line of duty, Inspector Wallander has made up his mind to quit the police force for good. When an old acquaintance, a solicitor, seeks Wallander's help and later turns up dead, Wallander realizes that he was wrong not to listen
Crime and punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky( )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is an intense psychological study, a terrifying murder mystery, and a fascinating detective thriller instilled with philosophical, religious and social commentary. Dostoevsky studies the psychological impact upon Raskolvikoc, a desperate and impoverished student, when he murders a despicable pawnbroker. He transgresses moral law, thinking he ultimately benefits humanity. Crime and Punishment takes the reader on a journey into the darkest recesses on the criminal and depraved mind, and exposes the soul of a man possessed by both good and evil and who cannot escape his own conscience
The tourist by Olen Steinhauer( Recording )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Milo Weaver is drawn into a conspiracy that links riots in the Sudan, an assassin committing suicide and an old friend who's been accused of selling secrets to the Chinese. Once the CIA and Homeland Security are after him, the only way for him to survive is to return, headfirst, into Tourism
 
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Comfort foodThe brutal tellingTweak growing up on methamphetaminesThe age of innocencePeople of the bookWhat is left the daughterThe kitchen houseBeautiful boy [A father's journey through his son's meth addiction]