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The Resource Jack of diamonds, Bryce Courtenay, (sound recording)

Jack of diamonds, Bryce Courtenay, (sound recording)

Label
Jack of diamonds
Title
Jack of diamonds
Statement of responsibility
Bryce Courtenay
Creator
Contributor
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
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Cataloging source
AU@
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1933-2012
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Courtenay, Bryce
Dewey number
A823.4
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Humphrey Bower
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Bower, Humphrey
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  • Musicians
  • Poker players
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Canada
  • Las Vegas (Nev.)
  • Africa
Target audience
adult
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Jack of diamonds, Bryce Courtenay, (sound recording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Unabridged
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Extent
2 sound discs (26 hr., 20 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781742855936
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Note
Set includes: 2 compact discs.
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
BAB 121141
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • sound disc
  • optical disk
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)818679000
System details
  • Compact discs, MP3 format
  • System requirements: CD/MP3 player or PC with MP3-capable software
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Jack of diamonds, Bryce Courtenay, (sound recording)
Publication
Note
Unabridged
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Extent
2 sound discs (26 hr., 20 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781742855936
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Note
Set includes: 2 compact discs.
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
BAB 121141
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • sound disc
  • optical disk
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)818679000
System details
  • Compact discs, MP3 format
  • System requirements: CD/MP3 player or PC with MP3-capable software
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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