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Vance, Simon

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Works: 976 works in 5,144 publications in 1 language and 117,416 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Suspense fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Ghost stories  Horror fiction  Psychological fiction  Naval history  History  Biography  Personal narratives 
Roles: Narrator, Performer, 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 )
18 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,733 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 )
23 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,662 libraries worldwide
The disappearance forty years ago of Harriet Vanger, a young scion of one of the wealthiest families in Sweden, gnaws at her octogenarian uncle, Henrik Vanger. He is determined to know the truth about what he believes was her murder. He hires crusading journalist Mikael Blomkvist, recently at the wrong end of a libel case, to get to the bottom of Harriet's disappearance. Lisbeth Salander, a twenty-four-year-old, pierced, tattooed genius hacker, possessed of the hard-earned wisdom of someone twice her age--and a terrifying capacity for ruthlessness--assists Blomkvist with the investigation. This unlikely team discovers a vein of nearly unfathomable iniquity running through the Vanger family, an astonishing corruption at the highest echelon of Swedish industrialism--and a surprising connection between themselves.--From publisher description
The girl who played with fire by Stieg Larsson( Sound Recording )
17 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 2,598 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 )
27 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 1,466 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 )
18 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,381 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 1,149 libraries worldwide
A disturbing tape has made its way to British intelligence and from them to the new President of the United Sates: battlefield chatter from an ambush in Afghanistan, in which twelve U.S. Army Rangers and a British medical team died. 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 down the traitor
The girl in the spider's web by David Lagercrantz( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1,073 libraries worldwide
In this adrenaline-charged thriller, genius-hacker Lisbeth Salander and journalist Mikael Blomkvist face a dangerous new threat and must again join forces. Late one night, Blomkvist receives a phone call from a trusted source claiming to have information vital to the United States. The source has been in contact with a young female super hacker-a hacker resembling someone Blomkvist knows all too well. The implications are staggering. Blomkvist, in desperate need of a scoop for Millennium, turns to Lisbeth for help. She, as usual, has her own agenda
Prince Lestat by Anne Rice( Sound Recording )
10 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 934 libraries worldwide
<p>A stunning departure, a surprising and compelling return . . . From Anne Rice, perennial best seller, single-handed reinventor of the vampire cosmology--a new, exhilarating novel, a deepening of her vampire mythology, and a chillingly hypnotic mystery-thriller.<br> <br> "What can we do but reach for the embrace that must now <br> contain both heaven and hell: our doom again and again and <br> again . .
A secret kept by Tatiana de Rosnay( Sound Recording )
9 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 889 libraries worldwide
To reconnect 30 years after their mother's death, siblings Antoine and Melanie spend the weekend on Noirmoutier Island, a favorite childhood vacation spot. However, on the drive back to Paris, painful memories leave Melanie distracted, causing her to crash. At the hospital, Antoine uncovers a dark family secret, leaving both siblings questioning their childhoods and their mother's past
Master and commander by Patrick O'Brian( Sound Recording )
20 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in English and held by 849 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 )
9 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 792 libraries worldwide
The first book of the Dune chronicles. Set on the desert planet Arrakis, Dune is the story of the boy Paul Atreides, who would become the mysterious man known as Maud'dib. He would avenge the traitorous plot against his noble family-and would bring to fruition humankind's most ancient and unattainable dream
Man's search for meaning by Viktor E Frankl( Sound Recording )
25 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and held by 754 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 716 libraries worldwide
In a dusty post-war summer in rural Warwickshire, a doctor is called to a patient at Hundreds Hall. Home to the Ayres family for over two centuries, the Georgian house, once grand and handsome, is now in decline. But are the Ayreses haunted by something more sinister than a dying way of life?
Casino Royale by Ian Fleming( Sound Recording )
22 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 712 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 711 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
A spot of bother by Mark Haddon( Sound Recording )
8 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 676 libraries worldwide
George Hall is an unobtrusive man. A little distant, perhaps, a little cautious, not quite at ease with the emotional demands of fatherhood or of manly bonhomie. "The secret of contentment, George felt, lay in ignoring many things completely." Some things in life can't be ignored, however: his tempestuous daughter Katie's deeply inappropriate boyfriend Ray, for instance, or the sudden appearance of a red circular rash on his hip
Prince Lestat and the realms of Atlantis by Anne Rice( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 675 libraries worldwide
"From Anne Rice, conjurer of the beloved best sellers Interview with the Vampire and Prince Lestat, an ambitious and exhilarating new novel of utopian vision and power "In my dreams, I saw a city fall into the sea. I heard the cries of thousands. I saw flames that outshone the lamps of heaven. And all the world was shaken."--Anne Rice, Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis 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 long way down by Nick Hornby( Sound Recording )
9 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 655 libraries worldwide
Meet Martin, JJ, Jess, and Maureen. Four people who come together on New Year's Eve: a former TV talk show host, a musician, a teenage girl, and a mother. Three are British, one is American. They encounter one another on the roof of Topper's House, a London destination famous as the last stop for those ready to end their lives. This is a tale of connections made and missed, punishing regrets, and the grace of second chances
Dune messiah by Frank Herbert( Sound Recording )
9 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 637 libraries worldwide
"Dune messiah" picks up the story of the man known as Muad'Dib, heir to a power unimaginable, bringing to fruition an ambition of unparalleled scale: the centuries-old scheme to create a superbeing who reigns not in the heavens but among men. But the question is: Do all paths of glory lead to the grave?--
 
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