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The Resource Universal harvester, John Darnielle, (sound recording)

Universal harvester, John Darnielle, (sound recording)

Label
Universal harvester
Title
Universal harvester
Statement of responsibility
John Darnielle
Creator
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Jeremy works at the counter of Video Hut in Nevada, Iowa. It's a small town--the first "a" in the name is pronounced ay--smack in the center of the state. This is the late 1990s, pre-DVD, and the Hollywood Video in Ames poses an existential threat to Video Hut. But there are regular customers, a predictable rush in the late afternoon. It's good enough for Jeremy: it's a job; it's quiet and regular; he gets to watch movies; he likes the owner, Sarah Jane; it gets him out of the house, where he and his dad try to avoid missing Mom, who died six years ago in a car wreck. But when Stephanie Parsons, a local schoolteacher, comes in to return her copy of Targets, starring Boris Karloff--an old movie, one Jeremy himself had ordered for the store--she has an odd complaint: "There's something on it, " she says, but doesn't elaborate. Two days later, Lindsey Redinius brings back She's All That, a new release, and complains that there's something wrong with it: "There's another movie on this tape." So Jeremy takes a look. And indeed, in the middle of the movie the screen blinks dark for a moment and She's All That is replaced by a black-and-white scene, shot in a barn, with only the faint sounds of someone breathing. Four minutes later, She's All That is back. But there is something profoundly disturbing about that scene; Jeremy's compelled to watch it three or four times. The scenes recorded onto Targets are similar, undoubtedly created by the same hand. Creepy. And the barn looks a lot like a barn just outside of town. Jeremy doesn't want to be curious. In truth, it freaks him out, deeply. This has gone far enough, maybe too far already. But Stephanie is pushing, and once Sarah Jane takes a look and becomes obsessed, there's no more ignoring the disturbing scenes on the videos. And all of a sudden, what had once been the placid, regular old Iowa fields and farmhouses now feels haunted and threatening, imbued with loss and instability and profound foreboding. For Jeremy, and all those around him, life will never be the same
Cataloging source
TOH
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Darnielle, John
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
PS3604.A748
LC item number
U55 2017ab
Literary text for sound recordings
other
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by the author
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Iowa
  • Iowa
  • FICTION / Literary
  • Horror
Target audience
general
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Universal harvester, John Darnielle, (sound recording)
Link
http://www.midwesttape.com/images/movies/000/000/000/011/739/000000000011739177.jpg
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Compact discs
  • Unabridged
  • Male reader
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn980974546
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
5 audio discs (6 hr.)
Governing access note
Restricted to PRINT DISABLED Patrons
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781427282866
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
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Publisher number
40c5r9
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Stock number
9781427282866
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781427282866
  • (OCoLC)980974546
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Universal harvester, John Darnielle, (sound recording)
Link
http://www.midwesttape.com/images/movies/000/000/000/011/739/000000000011739177.jpg
Publication
Note
  • Compact discs
  • Unabridged
  • Male reader
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn980974546
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
5 audio discs (6 hr.)
Governing access note
Restricted to PRINT DISABLED Patrons
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781427282866
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
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Publisher number
40c5r9
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Stock number
9781427282866
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781427282866
  • (OCoLC)980974546
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

Library Locations

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