James A. Michener
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James A. Michener

James Albert Michener (/ˈmɪtʃnər/; February 3, 1907 - October 16, 1997) was an American author of more than 40 books, the majority of which were fictional, lengthy family sagas covering the lives of many generations in particular geographic locales and incorporating solid history. Michener was known for the popularity of his works; he had numerous bestsellers and works selected for Book of the Month Club. He was also known for his meticulous research behind the books.

Michener's novels include Tales of the South Pacific for which he won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1948, Hawaii, The Drifters, Centennial, The Source, The Fires of Spring, Chesapeake, Caribbean, Caravans, Alaska, Texas and Poland. His non-fiction works include Iberia, about his travels in Spain and Portugal; his memoir titled The World Is My Home, and Sports in America. Return to Paradise combines fictional short stories with Michener's factual descriptions of the Pacific areas where they take place.

His first book was adapted as the popular Broadway musical South Pacific by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein, and later as a film by the same name, adding to his financial success.
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Best Sellers

    • Hawaii

    • A Novel
    • By: James A. Michener, Steve Berry - introduction
    • Narrated by: Larry McKeever, Fred Sanders - introduction
    • Length: 51 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 475
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 436
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 432

    Michener uses individuals' experiences to symbolize the struggle of the various races to establish themselves in the islands....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Much to My Surprise, I Really Liked It

    • By Donna L. Leary on 05-16-18

    Regular price: $49.00

    • The Source

    • A Novel
    • By: James A. Michener
    • Narrated by: Larry McKeever
    • Length: 54 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 870
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 769
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 771

    In the grand storytelling style that is his signature, James Michener sweeps us back through time to the very beginnings of the Jewish faith, thousands of years ago....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Unlistenable

    • By GGS Engineering on 09-11-15

    Regular price: $49.00

    • Centennial

    • A Novel
    • By: James A. Michener
    • Narrated by: Larry McKeever
    • Length: 50 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 626
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 564
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 563

    Written to commemorate the Bicentennial in 1976, James A. Michener's magnificent saga of the West is an enthralling celebration of the frontier....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A great book spoiled

    • By Rick on 02-12-17

    Regular price: $49.00

    • Alaska

    • A Novel
    • By: James A. Michener
    • Narrated by: Larry McKeever
    • Length: 57 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 678
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 608
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 614

    The high points in the story of Alaska since the American acquisition are brought vividly to life through more than 100 characters, real and fictional....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great story, More True than Fiction

    • By Basil Sands on 08-21-15

    Regular price: $49.00

    • Poland

    • A Novel
    • By: James A. Michener
    • Narrated by: Larry McKeever
    • Length: 30 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 311
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 286
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 283

    In this sweeping novel, James A. Michener chronicles eight tumultuous centuries as three Polish families live out their destinies....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Horrible narration

    • By J. Ortega on 01-27-17

    Regular price: $45.50

    • Chesapeake

    • A Novel
    • By: James A. Michener
    • Narrated by: Larry McKeever
    • Length: 50 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 473
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 423
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 424

    The central scene of Michener's historical novel is that section of Maryland's Eastern shore, hardly more than 10 miles square....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Soooo worth my time... and a rant at the end

    • By Jan on 08-29-15

    Regular price: $49.00

    • Texas

    • A Novel
    • By: James A. Michener
    • Narrated by: Larry McKeever
    • Length: 64 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 310
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 283
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 278

    Through the remarkable lives of four families, this epic saga spans four centuries and two continents and charts the dramatic formation of several great dynasties....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great Story...but then there was the narration

    • By Jim on 03-03-16

    Regular price: $49.00

    • The Covenant

    • A Novel
    • By: James A. Michener
    • Narrated by: Larry McKeever
    • Length: 58 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 206
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 191
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 190

    James A. Michener's masterly chronicle of South Africa is an epic tale of adventurers, scoundrels, and ministers, the best and worst of two continents....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Defense of the narrator

    • By william smith on 06-07-17

    Regular price: $49.00

    • The Drifters

    • A Novel
    • By: James A. Michener
    • Narrated by: Larry McKeever
    • Length: 35 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 110
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 101
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 100

    In this triumphant best seller, renowned novelist James A. Michener unfolds a powerful and poignant drama of disenchanted youth during the Vietnam era....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Robotic narration sucks out the life

    • By D Pohl on 10-08-15

    Regular price: $45.50

    • Caribbean

    • A Novel
    • By: James A. Michener
    • Narrated by: Alexander Adams
    • Length: 32 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 251
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 231
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 229

    Caribbean packs 700 dramatic years into a tale teeming with revolution and romance, authentic characters and thunderous destinies....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The last paragraph!

    • By Tim Wilson on 01-21-17

    Regular price: $21.00

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