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  • That's Not Funny, That's Sick: The National Lampoon and the Comedy Insurgents Who Captured the Mainstream | Ellin Stein

    That's Not Funny, That's Sick: The National Lampoon and the Comedy Insurgents Who Captured the Mainstream

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Ellin Stein
    • Narrated By Jim Meskimen
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    Labor Day, 1969: Two recent college graduates move to New York to edit a new magazine called the National Lampoon. Over the next decade, Henry Beard and Doug Kenney, along with a loose amalgamation of fellow satirists such as Michael O’Donoghue and P. J. O’Rourke, popularized a smart, caustic, ironic brand of humor that has become the dominant voice of American comedy. Ranging from sophisticated political satire to broad raunchy jokes, the National Lampoon introduced iconoclasm to the mainstream, selling millions of copies to an audience both large and devoted.

  • Love May Fail: A Novel | Matthew Quick

    Love May Fail: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Matthew Quick
    • Narrated By Cris Dukehart, Jim Meskimen, Lorna Raver, and others
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    Portia Kane is having a meltdown. After escaping her ritzy Florida life and her cheating pornographer husband, she finds herself back in South Jersey, a place that remains largely unchanged from the years of her unhappy youth. Lost and alone, looking to find the goodness she believes still exists in the world, Portia sets off to save herself by saving someone else - a beloved high school English teacher who has retired after a traumatic incident.

    jennifer says: "Solid contemporary fiction with a light touch"
  • July Jitters: Calendar Mysteries, Book 7 | Ron Roy

    July Jitters: Calendar Mysteries, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (48 mins)
    • By Ron Roy
    • Narrated By Jim Meskimen
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    The kids and their pets are going to march in the Fourth of July Pet Parade! The winner of the patriotic pet costume contest gets a great prize - to be mayor for a day! For Bradley's entry, Polly the Pony gets to be President Thomas Jefferson for the day. But Polly runs off with her red wig and hat still sitting on her head. Maybe she has stage fright! Can the kids find her and calm her down before the fourth of July festivities begin?

  • Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World |  Marvel Press

    Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 41 mins)
    • By Marvel Press
    • Narrated By Jim Meskimen
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    The Asgardian warrior continues his big-screen adventures in Marvel's Thor: The Dark World as he battles to save Earth and all Nine Realms from a shadowy enemy that predates the universe itself. In the aftermath of Marvel's Thor and Marvel's The Avengers, Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos...but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness.

  • March Mischief: Calendar Mysteries, Book 3 | Ron Roy

    March Mischief: Calendar Mysteries, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (49 mins)
    • By Ron Roy
    • Narrated By Jim Meskimen
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    It's St. Patrick's Day in Green Lawn. Bradley, Brian, Nate, and Lucy dress up a leprechaun statue for the town's yearly contest. They leave it out on the porch overnight, but the next morning, it's missing! Who is behind the mischief? It will take four kids and the luck of the Irish to find out. Ron Roy perfectly captures the reading level and interest of the earliest chapter book readers in this exciting spinoff of his popular A to Z Mysteries series.

  • Air Adventures Audio Collection, Volume 2 | L. Ron Hubbard

    Air Adventures Audio Collection, Volume 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 1 min)
    • By L. Ron Hubbard
    • Narrated By R. F. Daley, Chris Emerson, Jim Meskimen, and others
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    Triumphant tales of heroes, honor and impossible odds. Launch into the action with these gripping and gritty tales that appeared in the pages of the most popular pulp fiction magazines. Featuring award-winning Hollywood actors and unprecedented cinematic sound. Each audiobook provides the listener with a true "theater of the mind" experience.

  • Fosse | Sam Wasson

    Fosse

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Sam Wasson
    • Narrated By Jim Meskimen
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    We see Bob Fosse's legacy everywhere - from Broadway to "Billy Jean" to Beyoncé's moves in the "Single Ladies" video. Yet in spite of Fosse'sdeep cultural significance, no biography has ever brought him fully to life, unveiling the man behind the bowler hat and the swaggering sex appeal.

    Kindle Customer says: "Didn't want it to end."
  • Nails: A Montana Mystery featuring Gabriel Du Pré, Book 13 | Peter Bowen

    Nails: A Montana Mystery featuring Gabriel Du Pré, Book 13

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs)
    • By Peter Bowen
    • Narrated By Jim Meskimen
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    When Gabriel Du Pré's precocious granddaughter, Pallas, returns from her studies in Washington, D.C., the entire clan in Toussaint, Montana, is happy to see her. Except Du Pré, that is, because the crotchety old fiddlin' cowboy knows that where Pallas goes, trouble is likely to follow. A van full of praying, protesting fundamentalist Christians has arrived in Toussaint at just about the same time. A young soldier follows, just back from Iraq, missing a leg, an eye, and his grip on reality. Du Pré suspects that he's going to have his hands full for the foreseeable future.

  • Marvel's Avengers Phase One: The Incredible Hulk: Marvel Cinematic Universe |  Marvel Press

    Marvel's Avengers Phase One: The Incredible Hulk: Marvel Cinematic Universe

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Marvel Press
    • Narrated By Jim Meskimen
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    Join the action as this super hero fights against Abomination in his complete origin story as told in The Incredible Hulk. Relive all of The Avengers' individual stories before they reassemble in Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron.

    AN says: "Liked it so much! (Age 6 boy)"
  • The Corruption Chronicles: Obama's Big Secrecy, Big Corruption, and Big Government | Tom Fitton

    The Corruption Chronicles: Obama's Big Secrecy, Big Corruption, and Big Government

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Tom Fitton
    • Narrated By Jim Meskimen
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    Judicial Watch, America's largest nonpartisan government watchdog, has investigated the Clinton, Bush, and Obama administrations. Judicial Watch is the group that helped impeach Bill Clinton and took the Bush White House secrecy all the way up to the Supreme Court. Since the beginning of the Obama administration, this grassroots group has filed over 700 open records demands and dozens of lawsuits, including a successful fight over the secret Obama White House visitor logs.

    Mike says: "Confirms what I thought..."
  • May Magic: Calendar Mysteries, Book 5 | Ron Roy

    May Magic: Calendar Mysteries, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (52 mins)
    • By Ron Roy
    • Narrated By Jim Meskimen
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    Twins Bradley and Brian Pinto are getting ready to celebrate Mother's Day by treating their mom to a show by Hypo, the world's greatest hypnotist. Brian hopes that if Hypo can hypnotize his mom into loving ducks, then she will let him raise ducks in their backyard. But when the Pinto family gets home from the show, the twins' mom starts acting strange. She splashes in the bathtub for hours, she leaves corn kernels all over, and - could it be? - she quacks!

  • I Hate to Leave This Beautiful Place | Howard Norman

    I Hate to Leave This Beautiful Place

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Howard Norman
    • Narrated By Jim Meskimen
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    A memoir of the haunting and redemptive events of the acclaimed writer's life - the betrayal of a con-man father; a murder-suicide in his family's house; the presence of an oyster catcher - each one, as the saying goes, stranger than fiction. In the hands of Howard Norman, author of The Bird Artist and What Is Left the Daughter, life's arresting strangenessis made into a profound, creative, and redemptive memoir.

    corbacioglu says: "Gentle, entertaining look back on a man's life"
  • The Big Seven: A Faux Mystery | Jim Harrison

    The Big Seven: A Faux Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Jim Harrison
    • Narrated By Jim Meskimen
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    Detective Sunderson has fled troubles on the home front and bought himself a hunting cabin in a remote area of Michigan's Upper Peninsula. No sooner has he settled in than he realizes his new neighbors are creating even more havoc than the Great Leader did. A family of outlaws, armed to the teeth, the Ameses have local law enforcement too intimidated to take them on.

    Mark Edens says: "Good story, poor performance."
  • Super Sci-Fi & Fantasy Audio Collection, Volume 2 | L. Ron Hubbard

    Super Sci-Fi & Fantasy Audio Collection, Volume 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By L. Ron Hubbard
    • Narrated By R. F. Daley, David Paladino, James King, and others
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    Boldly go where no one has gone before. Explore exotic new worlds and fantastic tales that appeared in the pages of the most popular pulp fiction magazines. Featuring award-winning Hollywood actors and unprecedented cinematic sound. Each audiobook provides the listener with a true "theater of the mind" experience.

  • Alibaba: The House That Jack Ma Built | Duncan Clark

    Alibaba: The House That Jack Ma Built

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Duncan Clark
    • Narrated By Jim Meskimen
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    In just a decade and a half, Jack Ma, a man from modest beginnings who started out as an English teacher, founded Alibaba and built it into one of the world's largest companies, an e-commerce empire on which hundreds of millions of Chinese consumers depend. Alibaba's $25 billion IPO in 2014 was the largest global IPO ever. A Rockefeller of his age who is courted by CEOs and presidents around the world, Jack is an icon for China's booming private sector.

    cassiuswortmann says: "Interesting story, bad narration"
  • Specimen Song: A Gabriel Du Pre Mystery, Book 2 | Peter Bowen

    Specimen Song: A Gabriel Du Pre Mystery, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Peter Bowen
    • Narrated By Jim Meskimen
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    A lost and frightened horse plods down the National Mall, startling the crowd. When Gabriel Du Pré spots the confused animal, the connection is immediate, for neither of these creatures belongs in the sweltering heat of a DC summer. Du Pré, a Métis Indian from the wilds of Montana, calms the horse and leads it to the nearest policeman. Du Pré is in Washington to play his people’s music for a Smithsonian festival, but after leading the horse to safety, he encounters a murder instead.

    Patroo says: "The difference between reading & performing"
  • Bitter Creek | Peter Bowen

    Bitter Creek

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Peter Bowen
    • Narrated By Jim Meskimen
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    Lieutenant John Patchen has come to Montana to persuade Chappie Plaquemines, his former gunnery sergeant in Iraq and the son of Gabriel Du Pré's girlfriend, to accept the Navy Cross. First, however, Du Pré and Patchen must find the wounded marine, who was last seen drinking heavily in the Toussaint Saloon. They locate him soon enough, disheveled and stinking of stale booze, but a sobering visit to a medicine man's sweat lodge reveals a much greater mystery.

    Norman says: "Outstanding. Sad it may be the last in the series."
  • The Tumbler: A Montana Mystery Featuring Gabriel Du Pré, Book 11 | Peter Bowen

    The Tumbler: A Montana Mystery Featuring Gabriel Du Pré, Book 11

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Peter Bowen
    • Narrated By Jim Meskimen
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    Gabriel Du Pré, the old Montana fiddler at the center of Peter Bowen's atmospheric, engrossing series set in the dirty, dusty Montana that's rarely featured in travel brochures, has a knack for finding trouble. Or rather, trouble has a knack for finding him. There's a rumor going around that Du Pré and his old sorceror friend Benetsee have come across a parcel containing the lost journals of Lewis and Clark, and outsiders, drawn by the spirit of the legendary explorers, are beginning to invade Toussaint.

    L. Mac says: "hated this reading"
  • A History of the Future: A World Made by Hand Novel, Book 3 | James Howard Kunstler

    A History of the Future: A World Made by Hand Novel, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By James Howard Kunstler
    • Narrated By Jim Meskimen
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    Following the catastrophes of the 21st century - the pandemics, the environmental disaster, the end of oil, the ensuing chaos - people are doing whatever they can to get by and pursuing a simpler and sometimes happier existence. In little Union Grove in upstate New York, the townspeople are preparing for Christmas. Without the consumerist shopping frenzy that dogged the holidays of the previous age, the season has become a time to focus on family and loved ones.

    Ronald Pero says: "I have loved the entire series."
  • American Underdog: Proof That Principles Matter | David Brat

    American Underdog: Proof That Principles Matter

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By David Brat
    • Narrated By Jim Meskimen
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    In his first book, American Underdog, David Brat examines how we brought down the status quo by tapping in to moral and economic lessons as old as our civilization and discusses how Washington can learn from history instead of ignoring it. A fighter for children, he illuminates how our current fiscal policies are selling their future and outlines new ways to move forward with a conservative agenda that provides fairer treatment for all.

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