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The Resource The invention of fire : a novel, Bruce Holsinger ; performed by Simon Vance

The invention of fire : a novel, Bruce Holsinger ; performed by Simon Vance

Label
The invention of fire : a novel
Title
The invention of fire
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Bruce Holsinger ; performed by Simon Vance
Creator
Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The author of the acclaimed medieval mystery A Burnable Book once again brings fourteenth-century London alive in all its color and detail in this riveting thriller featuring medieval poet and fixer John Gower--a twisty tale rife with intrigue, danger mystery, and murder. Though he is one of England's most acclaimed intellectuals, John Gower is no stranger to London's wretched slums and dark corners, and he knows how to trade on the secrets of the kingdom's most powerful men. When the bodies of sixteen unknown men are found in a privy, the Sheriff of London seeks Gower's help. The men's wounds--ragged holes created by an unknown object--are unlike anything the sheriff's men have ever seen. Tossed into the sewer, the bodies were meant to be found. Gower believes the men may have been used in an experiment--a test for a fearsome new war weapon his informants call the "handgonne," claiming it will be the "future of death" if its design can be perfected. Propelled by questions of his own, Gower turns to courtier and civil servant Geoffrey Chaucer, who is working on some poems about pilgrims that Gower finds rather vulgar. Chaucer thinks he just may know who commissioned this new weapon, an extremely valuable piece of information that some will pay a high price for--and others will kill to conceal. .
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Cataloging source
TEFOD
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Holsinger, Bruce W
Dewey number
813/.6
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
PS3608.O49435658
LC item number
I58 2015ab
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Simon Vance
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Vance, Simon
  • OverDrive, Inc
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chaucer, Geoffrey
  • Gower, John
  • Murder
  • London (England)
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not applicable
Label
The invention of fire : a novel, Bruce Holsinger ; performed by Simon Vance
Link
Instantiates
Publication
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unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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not applicable
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Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file (13 hr., 46 min., 58 sec.))
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unknown
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online
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not applicable
Isbn
9780062374035
Isbn Type
(electronic audio bk.)
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not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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digital
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93e77b7c-1eac-4c6d-82c6-524b1603b1d1
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sound
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digital recording
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other
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(OCoLC)ocn906807841
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Label
The invention of fire : a novel, Bruce Holsinger ; performed by Simon Vance
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file (13 hr., 46 min., 58 sec.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780062374035
Isbn Type
(electronic audio bk.)
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
93e77b7c-1eac-4c6d-82c6-524b1603b1d1
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn906807841
Tape configuration
not applicable
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