The Resource The invention of fire : a novel

The invention of fire : a novel

Label
The invention of fire : a novel
Title
The invention of fire
Title remainder
a novel
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Author
Narrator
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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.
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Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Holsinger, Bruce W
Dewey number
813/.6
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not applicable
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not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
PerformerNote
Read by Simon Vance
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Vance, Simon
Series statement
John Gower
Series volume
bk. 2
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  • Chaucer, Geoffrey
  • Gower, John
  • Murder
  • London (England)
Target audience
adult
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not applicable
Label
The invention of fire : a novel
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unknown
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digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier.
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Content category
spoken word
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  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT11588021
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  • not applicable
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Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (13hr., 47 min.))
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unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
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Isbn
9780062374035
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unknown
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Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT11588021
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unknown
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access
Sound
sound
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digital recording
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  • other
  • remote
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other
Stock number
11588021
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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not applicable
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Label
The invention of fire : a novel
Link
Publication
Distribution
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.
Control code
MWT11588021
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (13hr., 47 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780062374035
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.
Publisher number
MWT11588021
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
11588021
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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