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The Resource Jack of diamonds, Bryce Courtenay

Jack of diamonds, Bryce Courtenay

Label
Jack of diamonds
Title
Jack of diamonds
Statement of responsibility
Bryce Courtenay
Creator
Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Born and raised in a poor, working-class family in Toronto, Jack Spayd is the son of an unhappy marriage. But when he is given a harmonica as a young boy, he discovers a talent for music that will change his life forever. After being taken under the wing of 'Miss Frostbite', the owner of a local jazz club, Jack becomes a gifted musician, playing piano and harmonica. After the death of his mother, he travels to Las Vegas and finds work in the clubs there, but is increasingly drawn to gambling. He earns a reputation as a good player, which brings him to the attention of the mafia. Jack wants to join the professional circuit, and to do that he needs serious money behind him. It's this need that sees him travel to the Belgian Congo, where he's heard it's possible to earn big money working in the most dangerous parts of the local copper mines. He gradually falls in love with Africa-- and then with a beautiful Ethiopian woman. They move to London, where they bring up a daughter who becomes a supermodel. In a dramatic twist, the story returns to Africa-- and to a fortune in diamonds. Jack of Diamonds is the story of a young, talented man, fighting to achieve his ambitions, and having to use his considerable talents to find his way in a perilous world
Cataloging source
AU@
Dewey number
823.914
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
PR9619.3.C5964
LC item number
J33 2015ab
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Humphrey Bower
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Jack of diamonds, Bryce Courtenay
Instantiates
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Note
  • Title from disc label
  • Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audiodisc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn927463905
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
21 audio discs (26 hr., 20 min.)
Groove width / pitch
unknown
Isbn
9781501272509
Kind of cutting
unknown
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
unknown
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other control number
9781501272509
Other physical details
digital, CD audio
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
unknown
System control number
(OCoLC)927463905
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Jack of diamonds, Bryce Courtenay
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Note
  • Title from disc label
  • Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audiodisc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn927463905
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
21 audio discs (26 hr., 20 min.)
Groove width / pitch
unknown
Isbn
9781501272509
Kind of cutting
unknown
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
unknown
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other control number
9781501272509
Other physical details
digital, CD audio
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
unknown
System control number
(OCoLC)927463905
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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