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The Resource Avenue of mysteries, John Irving

Avenue of mysteries, John Irving

Label
Avenue of mysteries
Title
Avenue of mysteries
Statement of responsibility
John Irving
Creator
Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In Avenue of Mysteries, Juan Diego--a fourteen-year-old boy, who was born and grew up in Mexico--has a thirteen-year-old sister. Her name is Lupe, and she thinks she sees what's coming--specifically, her own future and her brother's. Lupe is a mind reader; she doesn't know what everyone is thinking, but she knows what most people are thinking. Regarding what has happened, as opposed to what will, Lupe is usually right about the past; without your telling her, she knows all the worst things that have happened to you. Lupe doesn't know the future as accurately. But consider what a terrible burden it is, if you believe you know the future--especially your own future, or, even worse, the future of someone you love. What might a thirteen-year-old girl be driven to do, if she thought she could change the future? As an older man, Juan Diego will take a trip to the Philippines, but what travels with him are his dreams and memories; he is most alive in his childhood and early adolescence in Mexico. As we grow older--most of all, in what we remember and what we dream--we live in the past. Sometimes, we live more vividly in the past than in the present. Avenue of Mysteries is the story of what happens to Juan Diego in the Philippines, where what happened to him in the past--in Mexico--collides with his future
Cataloging source
TOH
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1942-
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Irving, John
Dewey number
813/.54
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
PS3559.R8
LC item number
A95 2015ab
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Armando Duran
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Durán, Armando
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  • Aging
  • Dreams
  • Early memories
  • Fate and fatalism
  • Older men
  • Space and time
  • Telepathy
  • Voyages and travels
  • Mexico
  • Philippines
Target audience
adult
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Avenue of mysteries, John Irving
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Unabridged
  • Title from disc label
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
17 audio discs (approximately 21 hours)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781442384491
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Note
Set includes: 17 compact discs.
Other control number
9781442384491
Other physical details
digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • ocn915747294
  • (OCoLC)915747294
System details
Compact discs
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Avenue of mysteries, John Irving
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Unabridged
  • Title from disc label
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
17 audio discs (approximately 21 hours)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781442384491
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Note
Set includes: 17 compact discs.
Other control number
9781442384491
Other physical details
digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • ocn915747294
  • (OCoLC)915747294
System details
Compact discs
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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