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Vance, Simon

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Works: 1,001 works in 5,549 publications in 1 language and 119,697 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Suspense fiction  Ghost stories  Detective and mystery fiction  History  Horror fiction  Psychological fiction  Biography  Naval history  Paranormal fiction 
Roles: Narrator, Performer, nar, Author
Classifications: PT9876.22.A6933, 823.914
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Publications about Simon Vance
Publications by Simon Vance
Most widely held works by Simon Vance
The girl who kicked the hornet's nest : [a novel] by Stieg Larsson( Sound Recording )
22 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,722 libraries worldwide
"Lisbeth Salander-- the heart of Larsson's two previous novels-- lies in critical condition, a bullet wound to her head, in the intensive care unit of a Swedish city hospital. She's fighting for her life in more ways than one: if and when she recovers, she'll be taken back to Stockholm to stand trial for three murders. With the help of her friend, journalist Mikael Blomkvist, she will not only have to prove her innocence, but also identify and denounce those in authority who have allowed the vulnerable, like herself, to suffer abuse and violence. And on her own, she will plot revenge-- against the man who tried to kill her, and the corrupt government institutions that very nearly destroyed her life."--Container
The girl with the dragon tattoo by Stieg Larsson( Sound Recording )
28 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,655 libraries worldwide
Forty years ago, Harriet Vanger disappeared off the secluded island owned and inhabited by the powerful Vanger family. There was no corpse, no witnesses, no evidence. But her uncle, Henrik, is convinced that she was murdered by someone in her own family, the deeply dysfunctional Vanger clan. Journalist Mikael is hired to investigate
The girl who played with fire by Stieg Larsson( Sound Recording )
19 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 2,593 libraries worldwide
The electrifying follow-up to the phenomenal best seller The girl with the dragon tattoo ("an intelligent, ingeniously plotted, utterly engrossing thriller"--The Washington post), and this time it is Lisbeth Salander, the troubled, wise-beyond-her-years genius hacker, who is the focus and fierce heart of the story
Portrait of a spy by Daniel Silva( Sound Recording )
28 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 1,460 libraries worldwide
After failing to stop a suicide bomber attack in London, master art restorer and assassin Gabriel Allon is summoned by the CIA and is faced with an organization riddled with dissent--and ill-equipped to deal with the deadly new face of global jihadist terror
Bring up the bodies : [a novel] by Hilary Mantel( Sound Recording )
20 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,385 libraries worldwide
"Though he battled for seven years to marry her, Henry is disenchanted with Anne Boleyn. She has failed to give him a son and her sharp intelligence and audacious will alienate his old friends and the noble families of England. When the discarded Katherine dies in exile from the court, Anne stands starkly exposed, the focus of gossip and malice. At a word from Henry, Thomas Cromwell is ready to bring her down. Over three terrifying weeks, Anne is ensnared in a web of conspiracy, while the demure Jane Seymour stands waiting her turn for the poisoned wedding ring. But Anne and her powerful family will not yield without a ferocious struggle. Hilary Mantel's Bring Up the Bodies follows the dramatic trial of the queen and her suitors for adultery and treason. To defeat the Boleyns, Cromwell must ally with his natural enemies, the papist aristocracy. What price will he pay for Anne's head?"--
The Judas gate by Jack Higgins( Sound Recording )
17 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 1,147 libraries worldwide
A disturbing tape has made its way to British intelligence, and from them to the new President of the United States: battlefield chatter from an ambush in Afghanistan, in which twelve U.S. Army Rangers and a British medical team died. Most of the Taliban voices are Afghan; however, the voice of the commander bears an Irish accent. The idea that one of their own could be responsible for such a massacre is appalling, and Sean Dillon is put in charge of hunting the traitor
Prince Lestat by Anne Rice( Sound Recording )
13 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 950 libraries worldwide
Old vampires, roused from deep slumber in the earth, are doing the bidding of a Voice commanding that they indiscriminately burn their kin in cities across the globe, from Paris to Mumbai, Hong Kong to San Francisco. Left with little time to spare, a host of familiar characters including Louis de Pointe du Lac, Armand, and even the vampire Lestat, must embark on a journey to discover who—or what—is driving this mysterious being
The king's speech : [how one man saved the British monarchy] by Mark Logue( Sound Recording )
23 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 936 libraries worldwide
Albert, Duke of York began to see speech therapist Lionel Logue in a desperate bid to cure his lifelong stammer. Little did the two men know that this unlikely friendship would ultimately save the House of Windsor from collapse. The amiable Logue gave the shy young Duke the skills and the confidence to stand and deliver before a crowd. And when his elder brother, Edward VIII, abdicated the throne to marry for love, 'Bertie' was able to assume the reins of power as King George VI
A secret kept by Tatiana de Rosnay( Sound Recording )
13 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 886 libraries worldwide
When traumatic memories about a disturbing event from a childhood summer holiday cause his sister to suffer a debilitating car accident, Antoine befriends a street-wise mortician who helps him to manage painful family truths
Master and commander by Patrick O'Brian( Sound Recording )
22 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in English and held by 841 libraries worldwide
First in the series of Jack Aubrey novels. Establishes the friendship between Captain Aubrey, R.N., and Stephen Maturin, ship's surgeon and intelligence agent, against the backdrop of the Napoleonic wars
Dune by Frank Herbert( Sound Recording )
11 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 795 libraries worldwide
The first book of the Dune chronicles is set on the desert planet Arrakis and begins with the story of Maud'dib, a hero who will guide his great family in establishing the perfect society
Man's search for meaning by Viktor E Frankl( Sound Recording )
26 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and held by 756 libraries worldwide
This is the story of Viktor Frankl's struggle to hold on to hope during the unspeakable horrors of his years as a prisoner in Nazi concentration camps. Frankl's training as a psychiatrist informed every waking moment of his ordeal and lent him a remarkable perspective on the psychology of survival. As a result of these experiences, Dr. Frankl developed a revolutionary approach to psychotherapy known as logotherapy. At the core of his theory is the belief that man's primary motivational force is his search for meaning. Frankl's assertion that "the will to meaning" is the basic motivation for human life has forever changed the way we understand our humanity in the face of suffering. This revised and updated version includes a new postscript: "The Case for a Tragic Optimism."
The little stranger by Sarah Waters( Sound Recording )
20 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 710 libraries worldwide
An eerie tale set in post-World War II rural Britain. When Dr. Faraday, a Warwickshire physician, pays a visit to the Ayres family at their Hundreds Hall estate, he unknowingly enters a wickedly haunted house. His life soon becomes entwined with a family plagued by a terrifying past
Casino Royale by Ian Fleming( Sound Recording )
24 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and held by 708 libraries worldwide
At the Casino in Deauville, Bond's game is baccarat. But away from the caviar and champagne, it's 007 versus one of Russia's most powerful and ruthless agents
Children of Dune by Frank Herbert( Sound Recording )
15 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 707 libraries worldwide
In this third installment, the sand-blasted world of Arrakis has become green, watered, and fertile. Old Paul Atreides, who led the desert Fremen to political and religious domination of the galaxy, is gone. But for the children of Dune, the very blossoming of their land contains the seeds of its own destruction. The altered climate is destroying the giant sandworms, and this in turn is disastrous for the planet's economy. Leto and Ghanima, Paul Atreides's twin children and his heirs, can see possible solutions--but fanatics begin to challenge the rule of the all-powerful Atreides empire, and more than economic disaster threatens
Prince Lestat and the realms of Atlantis by Anne Rice( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 698 libraries worldwide
At the novel's center: the vampire Lestat de Lioncourt, hero, leader, inspirer, irresistible force, irrepressible spirit, battling (and ultimately reconciling with) a strange otherworldly form that has somehow taken possession of Lestat's undead body and soul. This ancient and mysterious power and unearthly spirit of vampire lore has all the force, history, and insidious reach of the unknowable Universe. It is through this spirit, previously considered benign for thousands of vampire years and throughout the Vampire Chronicles, that we come to be told the hypnotic tale of a great sea power of ancient times; a mysterious heaven on earth situated on a boundless continent--and of how and why, and in what manner and with what far-reaching purpose, this force came to build and rule the great legendary empire of centuries ago that thrived in the Atlantic Ocean. And as we learn of the mighty, far-reaching powers and perfections of this lost kingdom of Atalantaya, the lost realms of Atlantis, we come to understand its secrets, and how and why the vampire Lestat, indeed all the vampires, must reckon so many millennia later with the terrifying force of this ageless, all-powerful Atalantaya spirit
A spot of bother by Mark Haddon( Sound Recording )
9 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 670 libraries worldwide
At 61, George is settling down to a comfortable retirement, building a shed in his garden, reading historical novels and listening to a bit of light jazz. Then his tempestuous daughter, Katie, announces that she is getting re-married, to the deeply inappropriate Ray. Katie's mother Jean is a bit put out by all the planning and arguing the wedding has occasioned, which get in the way of her quite fulfilling late-life affair with one of her husband's ex-colleagues. Unnoticed in the uproar, George discovers a sinister lesion on his hip, and quietly begins to lose his mind. The way these damaged people fall apart - and come together - as a family is the true subject of Haddon's disturbing yet amusing portrait of a dignified man trying to go insane politely
A long way down by Nick Hornby( Sound Recording )
11 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 645 libraries worldwide
Meeting on New Year's Eve on the roof of Topper's House, a London destination infamous as a last stop for suicidal people, a talk show host, a musician, a teenage girl, and a mother share stories about their circumstances and decisions
The girl in the spider's web : a Lisbeth Salander novel by David Lagercrantz( Sound Recording )
15 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 526 libraries worldwide
After receiving a call from a trusted source claiming to have vital information to the United States, journalist Mikael Blomkvist turns to hacker Lisbeth for help
The girl who takes an eye for an eye : a Lisbeth Salander novel, continuing Stieg Larsson's millennium series by David Lagercrantz( Sound Recording )
9 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 290 libraries worldwide
Accepting help from Mikael Blomkvist to uncover the truth about her traumatic childhood, Lisbeth Salander navigates obstacles in the form of an anti-Muslim gang, her mafia-connected twin, and the conductors of a pseudoscientific experiment
 
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