The Resource When the killing's done, T. C. Boyle, (eaudio)

When the killing's done, T. C. Boyle, (eaudio)

Label
When the killing's done
Title
When the killing's done
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T. C. Boyle
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Language
eng
Summary
From the bestselling author of The Women comes an action-packed adventure about endangered animals and those who would protect them. Principally set on the wild and sparsely inhabited Channel Islands off the coast of Santa Barbara, T. C. Boyle's powerful new novel combines pulse-pounding adventure with a socially conscious, richly humane tale regarding the dominion we attempt to exert, for better or worse, over the natural world. Alma Boyd Takesue is a National Park Service biologist who is spearheading the efforts to save the islands' endangered native creatures from invasive species like rats and feral pigs, which, in her view, must be eliminated. Her antagonist, Dave LaJoy, is a dreadlocked local businessman who, along with his lover, the folksinger Anise Reed, is fiercely opposed to the killing of any species whatsoever and will go to any lengths to subvert the plans of Alma and her colleagues. Their confrontation plays out in a series of escalating scenes in which these characters violently confront one another, contemplate acts of sabotage, court danger, and tempt the awesome destructive power of nature itself. Boyle deepens his story by going back in time to relate the harrowing tale of Alma's grandmother, Beverly, who was the sole survivor of a 1946 shipwreck in the channel, as well as the tragic story of Anise's mother, Rita, who in the late 1970s lived and worked on a sheep ranch on Santa Cruz Island. In dramatizing this collision between protectors of the environment and animal rights activists, Boyle is, in his characteristic fashion, examining one of the essential questions of our time: Who has the right of possession of the land, the waters, the very lives of all the creatures who share this planet with us? When the Killing's Done will offer no transparent answers, but like The Tortilla Curtain, Boyle's classic take on illegal immigration, it will touch you deeply and put you in a position to decide
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Boyle, T. C.
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PerformerNote
Read by Anthony Heald
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  • Heald, Anthony
  • hoopla digital
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  • Businessmen
  • Ecological disturbances
  • Introduced organisms
  • Women biologists
Target audience
adult
Label
When the killing's done, T. C. Boyle, (eaudio)
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Publication
Note
hoopla date: 12/20/2012, 12/20/2012 to 12/31/9999
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unknown
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digital storage
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  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (16hr., 12 min.))
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unknown
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  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781441775276
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(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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unknown
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digital.
Publisher number
MWT10025226
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sound
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digital recording
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  • other
  • remote
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other
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10025226
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MWT10025226
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Label
When the killing's done, T. C. Boyle, (eaudio)
Link
Publication
Note
hoopla date: 12/20/2012, 12/20/2012 to 12/31/9999
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (16hr., 12 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781441775276
Isbn Type
(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT10025226
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
10025226
System control number
MWT10025226
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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