The Resource The magnificent Esme Wells : a novel, Adrienne Sharp ; read by Saskia Maarleveld

The magnificent Esme Wells : a novel, Adrienne Sharp ; read by Saskia Maarleveld

Label
The magnificent Esme Wells : a novel
Title
The magnificent Esme Wells
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Adrienne Sharp ; read by Saskia Maarleveld
Creator
Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Esme Silver has always taken care of her charming ne'er-do-well father, Ike Silver, a small-time crook with dreams of making it big with Bugsy Siegel. Devoted to her daddy, Esme is often his "date" at the racetrack, where she amiably fetches the hot dogs while keeping an eye to the ground for any cast-off tickets that may be winners. In awe of her mother, Dina Wells, Esme is more than happy to be the foil who gets the beautiful Dina into meetings and screen tests with some of Hollywood's greats. When Ike gets an opportunity to move to Vegas--and, in what could at last be his big break, to help the man she knows as "Benny" open the Flamingo Hotel--life takes an unexpected turn for Esme. A stunner like her mother, the young girl catches the attention of Nate Stein, one of the Strip's most powerful men. Narrated by the twenty-year-old Esme, The Magnificent Esme Wells moves between pre-WWII Hollywood and postwar Las Vegas--a golden age when Jewish gangsters and movie moguls were often indistinguishable in looks and behavior. Esme's voice--sharp, observant, and with a quiet, mordant wit--chronicles the rise and fall and further fall of her complicated parents, as well as her own painful reckoning with love and life. A coming-of-age story with a tinge of noir, and a tale that illuminates the promise and perils of the American dream and its dreamers, The Magnificent Esme Wells is immersive, moving, and compelling
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Cataloging source
AU-TuBDP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sharp, Adrienne
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not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Intended audience
Adult
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Saskia Maarleveld
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Maarleveld, Saskia
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gangsters
  • Motion picture actors and actresses
  • Parent and child
Target audience
adult
Label
The magnificent Esme Wells : a novel, Adrienne Sharp ; read by Saskia Maarleveld
Link
https://fe.bolindadigital.com/wldcs_bol_fo/b2i/productDetail.html?productId=HCA_475523&b2bSite=1545
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Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Downloadable Audiobook
  • Duration: 10:25:00
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
9780062799234-HCA1258160-000
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • not applicable
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (10 hr., 25 min.)
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Access restricted to registered members of City Libraries
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780062799234
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not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
Speed
unknown
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
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not applicable
Label
The magnificent Esme Wells : a novel, Adrienne Sharp ; read by Saskia Maarleveld
Link
https://fe.bolindadigital.com/wldcs_bol_fo/b2i/productDetail.html?productId=HCA_475523&b2bSite=1545
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Downloadable Audiobook
  • Duration: 10:25:00
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
9780062799234-HCA1258160-000
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • not applicable
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (10 hr., 25 min.)
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Access restricted to registered members of City Libraries
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780062799234
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
Speed
unknown
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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