Search Results: "Brad Thor"


BOOK REVIEW

THOR by Graeme Davis
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 17, 2013

"As a vest-pocket history, this one likely won't be beat anytime soon. (Mythology. 12 & up)"
If this book is any indication of the quality of this new series, readers are in for a treat. Read full book review >

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THOR by Wayne Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 23, 1992

"Drive-in movie fare with no escape to the snack bar."
Man bites dog repeatedly in a first novel about canine loyalties and supernatural terror in the suburbs. Read full book review >

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THE LIONS OF LUCERNE by Brad Thor
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Screenplay prose."
Debut thriller from the host of PBS's Traveling Lite proves its own title. Read full book review >

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THE FIRST COMMANDMENT by Brad Thor
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"Incessant action and artless narration for G. Gordon Liddy fans."
A terrorist mysteriously allowed to leave Guantánamo visits biblical plagues on the friends and relations of a Secret Service agent for whom he carries a mammoth grudge. Read full book review >

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BLACK LIST by Brad Thor
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 24, 2012

"A fair but predictable thriller."
Thor (Full Black, 2011, etc.) returns with his latest thriller featuring ex-Navy SEAL and counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath. Read full book review >

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THOR SPEAKS! by Vicky Alvear Shecter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Showing uncommon foresight, Thor bids adieu with a 'See ya next time, kid!' Return trips are definitely in the offing. (list of gods and monsters, glossary, sources, map, index) (Mythology. 10-13)"
Mortals, do you dare follow the god of "strength and weather and mighty muscles" on a tour through Norse mythology? Read full book review >

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THE HAMMER OF THOR by Rick Riordan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"An entertaining sequel that will whet fans' appetites for the next installment. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
It's the end of the world as they know it, and Magnus Chase and his godly cohorts are back for another round of sword fighting and wisecracking. Read full book review >

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THE ADVENTURES OF THOR THE THUNDER GOD by Lise Lunge-Larsen
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 18, 2007

Billing Thor as the Vikings' favorite god, because he was "the biggest, strongest and bravest," a veteran talespinner smoothly retells five of his better-known exploits, from feeding a poor family on two goats that magically reconstitute themselves in the morning to getting his stolen hammer back by impersonating the goddess Freya. Read full book review >

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THE BIG NIGHT OUT by Thor Wickstrom
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1993

"Lighthearted and funny, a book to try with older groups as well as preschoolers. (Picture book. 4-10)"
In the first book he's not only written but illustrated, Wickstrom adopts an exuberant verse form, echoing Lear's ``The Owl and the Pussycat,'' to describe the partying of a mouse, a goose, and a ``bear [who] wore a cape he had sewn from a drape,/ With a monocle and a cravat./ (What a dude!)/ With a monocle and a cravat!'' When they leave the uptown club where they've been carousing (over milk and juice), they're broke; rather than trudging home, they beg a ride on a friend's boat. Read full book review >

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GREEN WAS THE EARTH ON THE SEVENTH DAY by Thor Heyerdahl
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 1996

"The absorbing testament of a wise old Viking who remains one of planet Earth's most devoted and persuasive stewards. (28 photos, not seen)"
Explorer Heyerdahl (Easter Island, 1989, etc.) offers an engaging memoir of the South Seas idyll that launched him on his controversial anthropological theories and lifelong commitment to conservation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEEP SEA by Annika Thor
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"Readers who have come to love Stephie will be glad to see her world expand. (Historical fiction. 12-16)"
The third installment in a proposed quartet of books about Stephie's experiences as a Jewish refugee in Sweden during World War II that began with Batchelder-winning Faraway Island (2009) and honor book The Lily Pond (2011). Read full book review >