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Petkoff, Robert

Overview
Works: 202 works in 823 publications in 1 language and 35,955 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Suspense fiction  Military history  Drama  Detective and mystery fiction  Psychological fiction  Black humor  History  Historical fiction  Medical fiction 
Roles: Narrator, Actor, Author, Performer
Classifications: PS3566.A539, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Robert Petkoff
Publications by Robert Petkoff
Most widely held works by Robert Petkoff
Room : a novel by Emma Donoghue( Sound Recording )
16 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 1,809 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 by Michael Palmer( Sound Recording )
13 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,253 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
Killing Reagan : the violent assault that changed a presidency by Bill O'Reilly( Sound Recording )
6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1,125 libraries worldwide
Just two months into his presidency, Ronald Reagan lay near death after a gunman's bullet came within inches of his heart. His recovery was nothing short of remarkable -- or so it seemed. But Reagan was grievously injured, forcing him to encounter a challenge that few men ever face. Could he silently overcome his traumatic experience while at the same time carrying out the duties of the most powerful man in the world?
The bone tree : a novel by Greg Iles( Sound Recording )
12 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 1,007 libraries worldwide
Penn Cage's father, Dr. Tom Cage, stands accused of murder and each effort to defend him unearths new, shocking secrets. At issue is the murder of Tom's former nurse, Viola Turner. The district attorney is quick to point the finger at Tom, citing his decades-old relationship with Viola. When Tom is taken into custody, Penn must explore the dangerous territory of Tom and Viola's shared history, set squarely in the most harrowing years of civil-rights-era Mississippi
Killing the rising sun : how America vanquished World War II Japan by Bill O'Reilly( Sound Recording )
6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 915 libraries worldwide
Autumn 1944. World War II is nearly over in Europe but is escalating in the Pacific, where American soldiers face an opponent who will go to any length to avoid defeat. The Japanese army follows the samurai code of Bushido, stipulating that surrender is a form of dishonor. This book takes readers to the bloody tropical-island battlefields of Peleliu and Iwo Jima and to the embattled Philippines, where General Douglas MacArthur has made a triumphant return and is plotting a full-scale invasion of Japan. Across the globe in Los Alamos, New Mexico, Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer and his team of scientists are preparing to test the deadliest weapon known to mankind. In Washington, DC, Harry Truman ascends to the presidency after FDR dies in office, only to face the most important political decision in history: whether to use that weapon. And in Tokyo, Emperor Hirohito, who is considered a deity by his subjects, refuses to surrender, despite a massive and mounting death toll
Being mortal : medicine and what matters in the end by Atul Gawande( Sound Recording )
8 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 906 libraries worldwide
Atul Gawande tackles the hardest challenge of his profession: how medicine can not only improve life but also the process of its ending. Full of eye-opening research and riveting storytelling, Gawande asserts that medicine can comfort and enhance our experience even to the end, providing not only a good life but also a good end
Irrational man by Woody Allen( visu )
5 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 885 libraries worldwide
Philosophy professor Abe Lucas is at rock bottom emotionally, unable to find any meaning or joy in life. He feels that everything he's tried to do from political activism to teaching hasn't made any difference. Abe gets involved with two women: Rita Richards, a lonely professor who is unhappy in her marriage; and Jill Pollard, his best student, who becomes his closest friend. Pure chance changes everything when Abe and Jill overhear a stranger's conversation and become drawn in
Purity : a novel by Jonathan Franzen( Sound Recording )
15 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 871 libraries worldwide
"A magnum opus for our morally complex times from the author of Freedom Young Pip Tyler doesn't know who she is. She knows that her real name is Purity, that she's saddled with $130,000 in student debt, that she's squatting with anarchists in Oakland, and that her relationship with her mother-- her only family-- is hazardous. But she doesn't have a clue who her father is, why her mother has always concealed her own real name, or how she can ever have a normal life. Enter the Germans. A glancing encounter with a German peace activist leads Pip to an internship in South America with The Sunlight Project, an organization that traffics in all the secrets of the world--including, Pip hopes, the secret of her origins. TSP is the brainchild of Andreas Wolf, a charismatic provocateur who rose to fame in the chaos following the fall of the Berlin Wall. Now on the lam in Bolivia, Andreas is drawn to Pip for reasons she doesn't understand, and the intensity of her response to him upends her conventional ideas of right and wrong. Purity is a dark-hued comedy of youthful idealism, extreme fidelity, and murder. The author of The Corrections and Freedom has created yet another cast of vividly original characters, Californians and East Germans, good parents and bad parents, journalists and leakers, and he follows their intertwining paths through landscapes as contemporary as the omnipresent Internet and as ancient as the war between the sexes. Jonathan Franzen is a major author of our time, and Purity is his edgiest and most searching book yet"--
Before the fall : a novel by Noah Hawley( Sound Recording )
7 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 826 libraries worldwide
On a foggy summer night, eleven people -- ten privileged, one down-on-his-luck painter -- depart Martha's Vineyard on a private jet headed for New York. Sixteen minutes later, the unthinkable happens: the plane plunges into the ocean. The only survivors are Scott Burroughs -- the painter -- and a four-year-old boy, who is now the last remaining member of an immensely wealthy and powerful media mogul's family. With chapters weaving between the aftermath of the crash and the backstories of the passengers and crew members -- including a Wall Street titan and his wife, a Texan-born party boy just in from London, a young woman questioning her path in life, and a career pilot -- the mystery surrounding the tragedy heightens. As the passengers' intrigues unravel, odd coincidences point to a conspiracy. Was it merely by dumb chance that so many influential people perished? Or was something far more sinister at work? Events soon threaten to spiral out of control in an escalating storm of media outrage and accusations. And while Scott struggles to cope with fame that borders on notoriety, the authorities scramble to salvage the truth from the wreckage
BoneMan's daughters by Ted Dekker( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 796 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
Political suicide by Michael Palmer( Sound Recording )
9 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 783 libraries worldwide
Dr. Lou Welcome has been supervising Dr. Gary McHugh's recovery from alcoholism. Though McHugh hasn't been taking his AA program seriously, Lou sees progress and the two have become friends. After visiting a patient of his, Congressmen Elias Colston, McHugh is found unconscious in his wrecked car. Colston has been shot dead, and McHugh is the prime suspect, though he insists the congressman was dead when he got there. Lou investigates the murder and uncovers a deadly conspiracy
Resistant by Michael Palmer( Sound Recording )
9 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 737 libraries worldwide
When Dr. Lou Welcome fills in last minute for his boss at a national conference in Atlanta, he brings along his best friend, Cap Duncan. But an accident turns tragic when Cap injures his leg while running. The open wound is the perfect breeding ground for a deadly microbial invader committed to eating Cap alive from the inside out. Turning to the Centers for Disease Control, Lou uncovers a link to a shadowy group known as One Hundred Neighbors who are using health institutions as hostages
Beat the reaper : a novel by Josh Bazell( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 726 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?
Oath of office by Michael Palmer( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 713 libraries worldwide
Lou Welcome, a disgraced former doctor battling drug and alcohol addiction, forms an unlikely partnership with First Lady Dr. Darlene Mallory in an investigation into the food industry and the effects that genetically modified corn may be having on the population
Barkskins : a novel by Annie Proulx( Sound Recording )
13 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 682 libraries worldwide
In the late seventeenth century, two illiterate woodsmen, Rene Sel and Charles Duquet, make their way from Northern France to New France to seek a living. Bound to a feudal lord, a 'seigneur', for three years in exchange for land, they suffer extraordinary hardship, always in awe of the forest they are charged with clearing, sometimes brimming with dreams of its commercial potential. Rene marries an Indian healer, and they have children, mixing the blood of two cultures. Duquet travels the globe and back, starting a logging company that will prosper for generations. Proulx tells the stories of the children, grandchildren, and descendants of these two lineages, the Sels and the Duquets, as well as the descendants of their allies and foes, as they travel back to Europe, to China, to New England, always in quest of a livelihood or a fortune, or fleeing stunningly brutal conditions - accidents, pestilence, Indian attacks, the revenge of rivals
Death wears a beauty mask : and other stories by Mary Higgins Clark( Sound Recording )
8 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 671 libraries worldwide
A collection of short stories from the #1 New York Times bestselling 'Queen of Suspense' Mary Higgins Clark
Deadly heat by Richard Castle( Sound Recording )
8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 626 libraries worldwide
Determined to find justice for her mother, top NYPD Homicide Detective Nikki Heat continues to pursue the elusive former CIA station chief who ordered her execution over a decade ago. For the hunt, Nikki teams once again with her romantic partner, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Jameson Rook. Their quest for the old spy and the motive behind the past murder unearths an alarming terror plot -- which is anything but ancient history. It is lethal. It is now. And it has already entered its countdown phase
Raging heat by Richard Castle( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 602 libraries worldwide
An illegal immigrant falls from the sky and NYPD Homicide Detective Nikki Heat's investigation into his death quickly captures the imagination of her boyfriend, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jameson Rook. When he decides to work the case with Heat as his next big story, Nikki is at first happy to have him ride along. Yes, she must endure Rook's usual wild conspiracy speculations and adolescent wisecracks, but after reuniting following his recent assignment abroad, she's glad for the entertainment, the chance to bounce ideas around, and just to be close to him again and feel the old spark rekindle. But when Rook's inquiry concludes that Detective Heat has arrested the wrong man for the murder, everything changes. Balancing her high stakes job with a complicated romance has been a challenge ever since Nikki fell for the famous reporter. Now, her relationship lurches from mere complexity into sharp conflict over the most high-risk case of her career. Set against the raging force of Hurricane Sandy as it pounds New York, Heat battles an ambitious powerbroker, fights a platoon of urban mercenaries, and clashes with the man she loves. Detective Heat knows her job is to solve murders. She just worries that solving this one will be the death of her relationship
The pale king by David Foster Wallace( Sound Recording )
11 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 583 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
Westward the tide by Louis L'Amour( Sound Recording )
8 editions published between 1977 and 2010 in English and held by 581 libraries worldwide
Promised a boat-load of gold and a chance to woo the girl of his dreams, gritty Matt Bardoul accepts a job to take a wagon full of goods out west. However, when the journey sours and someone tries to gun him down, Matt realizes that he may have been set up
 
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Robert Petkoff American musical theater actor
Robert Petkoff Amerikaans acteur
Robert Petkoff US-amerikanischer Bühnenschauspieler
Роберт Петкофф
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English (178)
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