Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Oscar Books

On Sunday February 26th, the Oscar winners will be announced. Have your read any of the books from which some of the movies came from? Was the movie as good as the book?


Here are three of the movies nominated in eAudio Book format from our eMedia Catalog.

War Horse 
 by Michael Morpurgo
In 1914, a beautiful foal with a distinctive cross on his nose, is sold to the army and thrust into the midst of the war on the Western front. But his heart aches for Albert, the farmer's son he left behind. Will he ever see his true master again?

by  Kaui Hart Hemmings
 
Matthew King was once considered one of the most fortunate men in Hawaii. His missionary ancestors who came to the islands were financially and culturally progressive--one even married a Hawaiian princess, making Matt a royal descendant and one of the state's largest landowners. But now his luck has changed. His two daughters are out of control--10-year-old Scottie has a smart-ass attitude and a desperate need for attention and 17-year-old Alex, a former model, is a recovering drug addict. His thrill-seeking and high-maintenance wife, Joanie, lies in a coma after a boat racing accident, and will soon be taken off life support. The King family can hardly picture life without their charismatic mother, but as they come to terms with this tragedy, their sadness is mixed with a sense of freedom that shames them--and spurs them into surprising actions.

Tinker, Sailor, Soldier, Spy
by John Le Carre

Somewhere at the very highest levels of British Intelligence there stands a double agent, a "mole," implanted deep in its fabric, perhaps decades ago, by Moscow Centre. He can only be one of five men—brilliant, complicated men, proven in action, who have worked closely together through the years, respecting and depending on each other, despite the central imperative of their profession to trust no one.

Of these five, it is George Smiley, perhaps the most brilliant and complicated of them all, who is tapped to dig out the mole and destroy him. And so Smiley embarks on his blind night walk, retracing path after path into his own past––its aliases, covers, sleights of hand––burrowing into the dust of unresolved episodes.







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