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Blackstone Audio (Firm)

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Works: 309 works in 325 publications in 1 language and 5,445 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Political fiction  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  History  College stories  Satire  Dystopias  Drama 
Classifications: PZ7.M768, [FIC]
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Publications about Blackstone Audio (Firm)
Publications by Blackstone Audio (Firm)
Most widely held works by Blackstone Audio (Firm)
1984 by George Orwell( Sound Recording )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 308 libraries worldwide
In a grim city and a terrifying country, where Big Brother is always Watching You and the Thought Police can practically read your mind, Winston is a man in grave danger for the simple reason that his memory still functions. He knows the Party's official image of the world is a fluid fiction. He knows the Party controls the people by feeding them lies and narrowing their imaginations through a process of bewilderment and brutalization that alienates each individual from his fellows and deprives him of every liberating human pursuit from reasoned inquiry to sexual passion. Drawn into a forbidden love affair, Winston finds the courage to join a secret revolutionary organization called The Brotherhood, dedicated to the destruction of the Party. Together with his beloved Julia, he hazards his life in a deadly match against the powers that be
The big bang the lost Mike Hammer sixties novel by Mickey Spillane( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 139 libraries worldwide
Having just recovered from a deadly confrontation with the Mob, private eye Mike Hammer is forced to save a young hospital worker from some drug dealers. However, chivalry comes with a price, as Hammer is soon attacked by a knife-wielding assailant. Seeing the damage drugs are causing New York, Hammer takes on the city's narcotics racket in one last plunge into the Big Apple's dark and dank underworld
Nim's island by Wendy Orr( Sound Recording )
2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 96 libraries worldwide
Nim loves her island home and the animals she shares it with even while her scientist father is away doing research, but trouble is on the way and a new e-mail friend could be the only one who can help
Anne of Green Gables by L. M Montgomery( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 92 libraries worldwide
Anne, an eleven-year-old orphan, is sent by mistake to live with a lonely, middle-aged brother and sister on a Prince Edward Island farm and proceeds to make an indelible impression on everyone around her
The graduate by Charles Richard Webb( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 83 libraries worldwide
After returning home, college graduate Benjamin Braddock finds the wife of his father's business partner eager to educate him
The Maltese falcon by Dashiell Hammett( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 76 libraries worldwide
Dramatization of Hammett's famous work remains faithful to the original. Sam Spade, a slightly shop-worn private eye with his own solitary code of ethics; a perfumed grifter named Joel Cairo; a fat man named Gutman; and Brigid O'Shaughnessy, a beautiful and treacherous woman whose loyalties shift at the drop of a dime. These are the ingredients of the novel that has haunted three generations of readers
Comfort food by Kate Jacobs( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 68 libraries worldwide
Shortly before turning the big 5-0, boisterous party planner and Cooking with Gusto! personality Augusta "Gus" Simpson finds herself planning a birthday party she'd rather not -- her own. She's getting tired of being the hostess, the mother hen, the woman who has to plan her own birthday party. What she needs is time on her own with enough distance to give her loved ones the ingredients to put together successful lives without her
The face of battle by John Keegan( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 68 libraries worldwide
Focuses on what a set battle is like for the man in the thick of it -- his fears, wounds, and treatment, the mechanics of being taken prisoner, the nature of leadership at the most junior level, the role of compulsion in getting men to stand their ground, the intrusions of cruelty and compassion, the very din and blood
The adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 68 libraries worldwide
The adventures of a boy growing up in a nineteenth-century Mississippi River town as he plays hookey on an island, witnesses a crime, hunts for the pirates' treasure, and becomes lost in a cave
Anne of the island by L. M Montgomery( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 68 libraries worldwide
Anne's whole world is changing. Her childhood friends are beginning to get married, and Anne herself is leaving the island for four years of college. Now handsome Gilbert Blythe wants to win Anne's heart, and suddenly Anne must decide if she's ready for love ... and for following her dreams if they mean leaving Green Gables behind forever
Beautiful boy [A father's journey through his son's meth addiction] by David Sheff( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 65 libraries worldwide
Sheff's story is a first: a teenagers addiction from the parents point of viewa realtime 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 awardwinning 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 subtle warning signs, the denial (by both child and parents), the three A.M. phone calls (is it Nic? the police? the hospital?), the attempts at rehab, and, at last, the way past addiction
The adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 64 libraries worldwide
The adventures of a boy growing up in half-settled Missouri in the 1840's who, with a runaway slave, floated down the Mississippi on a raft
Kabul Beauty School an American woman goes behind the veil by Deborah Rodriguez( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 63 libraries worldwide
Soon after the fall of the Taliban, in 2001, Deborah Rodriguez went to Afghanistan as part of a humanitarian aid group. Surrounded by people whose skills--as doctors, nurses, and therapists-- seemed eminently more practical than her own, Rodriguez, a hairdresser and mother from Michigan, despaired of being of any real use. Yet she found she had a gift for befriending Afghans, and once her profession became known she was eagerly sought out by Westerners desperate for a good haircut and by Afghan women, who have a long and proud tradition of running their own beauty salons. Thus the idea for the Kabul Beauty School was born. Within that small haven, the line between teacher and student quickly blurred as these vibrant women shared with Rodriguez their stories and their hearts, ultimately giving her the strength to leave her own unhealthy marriage and allow herself to love again, Afghan style
The politically incorrect guide to global warming and environmentalism by Christopher C Horner( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 61 libraries worldwide
Presents arguments against predominant scientific thought on global warming
A tree grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 60 libraries worldwide
The beloved American classic about a young girl's coming-of-age at the turn of the century. It is the story of young, sensitive, and idealistic Francie Nolan and her bittersweet formative years in the slums of Williamsburg
A confederacy of dunces by John Kennedy Toole( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 59 libraries worldwide
Mrs. Reilly pushing her reluctant son Ignatius, age 30, into the working world of New Orleans is a decision with unforeseeably hilarious results
Dracula by Bram Stoker( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 59 libraries worldwide
When Jonathan Harker visits Transylvania to help Count Dracula purchase a London house, he makes horrifying discoveries about his client. Soon afterward, disturbing incidents unfold in England--an unmanned ship is wrecked at Whitby, strange puncture marks appear on a young woman's neck, and a lunatic asylum inmate raves about the imminent arrival of his "Master"--Culminating in a battle of wits between the sinister Count and a determined group of adversaries
The rescue by Kathryn Lasky( Sound Recording )
2 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 57 libraries worldwide
Ever since Soren was kidnapped and taken to the St. Aegolius School for Orphaned Owls, he has longed to see his sister, Eglantine, again. Now Eglantine is back is Soren's life, but she's been through an ordeal too terrible for words. Deep within Soren's gizzard, something more powerful than knowledge tells him there's a connection between these mysterious events. In order to rescue Ezylryb, Soren must embark upon a perilous quest. It will bring him face-to-face with a force more dangerous than anything the rulers of St. Aggie's could have devised--and a truth that threatens to destroy the owl kingdom
People of the book by Geraldine Brooks( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 57 libraries worldwide
It's 1996 and Hannah Heath, an expert in rare books, has been lured from her laid-back life in Australia to Sarajevo, to conserve and analyze the world-famous Sarajevo Haggadah, one of the earliest illuminated Jewish texts. The ancient manuscript, filled with images so rich and beautiful that it is now a priceless artifact, has appeared, vanished, and reappeared numerous times in its 500-year history. Its most recent rediscovery in war-torn Sarajevo, where a Muslim librarian has saved this Jewish holy book, is nothing short of a miracle
One flew over the cuckoo's nest by Ken Kesey( Sound Recording )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 56 libraries worldwide
A mordant, wickedly subversive parable set in a mental ward, the novel chronicles the head-on collision between its hell-raising, life-affirming hero Randle Patrick McMurphy and the totalitarian rule of Big Nurse. McMurphy swaggers into the mental ward like a blast of fresh air and turns the place upside down, starting a gambling operation, smuggling in wine and women, and egging on the other patients to join him in open rebellion. But McMurphy's revolution against Big Nurse and everything she stands for quickly turns from sport to a fierce power struggle with shattering results
 
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