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    • Battlefield Earth

    • Post-Apocalyptic Sci-Fi and New York Times Bestseller
    • By: L. Ron Hubbard
    • Narrated by: Josh Clark, Scott Menville, Fred Tatascorie, and others
    • Length: 47 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,231
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,094
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,093

    In the year AD 3000, Earth is a barren wasteland, plundered of its natural resources by the millennium-long regime of taloned, gas-breathing, nine-foot alien conquerors from the planet Psychlo. Fewer than 35,000 humans survive in a handful of communities scattered across the face of a postapocalyptic Earth. From a desolate village in the Rocky Mountains near what once was Denver, Colorado, a courageous young man named Jonnie Goodboy Tyler embarks on a hero's journey to challenge the fearful myths of his people.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Pulp Sci-Fi Done Right! More Like This!

    • By Joel D Offenberg on 06-27-16

    Regular price: $41.97

    • Alibaba

    • The House That Jack Ma Built
    • By: Duncan Clark
    • Narrated by: Jim Meskimen
    • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,754
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,530
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,522

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Strange: Best part of story happens "off-screen"

    • By Tristan on 09-02-16
    • The House That Jack Ma Built
    • By: Duncan Clark
    • Narrated by: Jim Meskimen
    • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
    • Release date: 04-12-16
    • 4 out of 5 stars 1,754 ratings

    Regular price: $30.79

    • The Toyota Way to Lean Leadership

    • Achieving and Sustaining Excellence Through Leadership Development
    • By: Gary L. Convis, Jeffrey Liker
    • Narrated by: Jim Meskimen
    • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 812
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 684
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 685

    The missing link to long-term Lean success! Despite the fact that companies worldwide have adopted Lean production, none has sustained the same levels of excellence as Toyota. Why? Leadership. In The Toyota Way to Lean Leadership, Jeffrey Liker and Gary L. Convis, a former executive V.P. and managing officer of Toyota, help executives and senior managers get employees to refocus their efforts - from simply performing their singular function to continuously improving in collaboration across the organization.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • It Isn't What You Migh Think

    • By Lynn on 09-24-12

    Regular price: $24.95

    • They Cage the Animals at Night

    • By: Jennings Michael Burch
    • Narrated by: Jim Meskimen
    • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    One misty evening, Jennings Michael Burch's mother, too sick to care for him, left her eight-year-old son at an orphanage with the words, "I'll be right back." She wasn't.... Shuttled through a bleak series of foster homes, orphanages, and institutions, Jennings never remained in any of them long enough to make a friend. Instead, he clung to a tattered stuffed animal named Doggie, his sole source of comfort in a frightening world. Here, in his own words, Jennings Michael Burch reveals the abuse and neglect he experienced during his lost childhood.

    Regular price: $28.00

    • My Days

    • Happy and Otherwise
    • By: Marion Ross, David Laurell - contributor, Ron Howard - foreword
    • Narrated by: Marion Ross, David Laurell, Jim Meskimen, and others
    • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    For eleven seasons, Marion Ross was head of one of America's favorite television households. Now meet the lovable real-life woman behind the Happy Days mom. In this warm and candid memoir, filled with loving recollections from the award-winning Happy Days team - from break-out star Henry Winkler to Cunningham "wild child" Erin Moran - Ross shares what it was like to be a starry-eyed young girl with dreams in poor, rural Minnesota, and the resilience, sacrifices, and determination it took to make them come true.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Happy I read it!

    • By KCR's mommy on 03-31-18

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Dr. Mary's Monkey

    • How the Unsolved Murder of a Doctor, a Secret Laboratory in New Orleans and Cancer-Causing Monkey Viruses Are Linked to Lee Harvey Oswald, the JFK Assassination, and Emerging Global Epidemics
    • By: Edward T. Haslam
    • Narrated by: Jim Meskimen
    • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 316
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 288
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 288

    The 1964 murder of a nationally known cancer researcher sets the stage for this gripping exposé of medical professionals enmeshed in covert government operations over the course of three decades. Following a trail of police records, FBI files, cancer statistics, and medical journals, this revealing book presents evidence of a web of medical secret-keeping that began with the handling of evidence in the JFK assassination and continued apace....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Mindblowing

    • By Kevin on 12-20-12
    • How the Unsolved Murder of a Doctor, a Secret Laboratory in New Orleans and Cancer-Causing Monkey Viruses Are Linked to Lee Harvey Oswald, the JFK Assassination, and Emerging Global Epidemics
    • By: Edward T. Haslam
    • Narrated by: Jim Meskimen
    • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
    • Release date: 09-17-12
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 316 ratings

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Lessons in Hope

    • My Unexpected Life with St. John Paul II
    • By: George Weigel
    • Narrated by: Jim Meskimen
    • Length: 12 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 37

    In Lessons in Hope, George Weigel tells the story of his unique friendship with St. John Paul II. As Weigel learns the pope "from inside", he also offers a firsthand account of the tumult of post-Vatican II Catholicism and the Cold War's endgame, introducing listeners to the heroes who brought down European communism. Later, he shows us the aging pope grappling with the post-9/11 world order and teaching new lessons in dignity through his own suffering.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Review of Lesson’s in Hope

    • By Anonymous User on 11-26-17

    Regular price: $29.65

    • Backfire

    • FBI Thriller #16
    • By: Catherine Coulter
    • Narrated by: Jim Meskimen, Deanna Hurst
    • Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 972
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 825
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 837

    San Francisco judge Ramsey Hunt, longtime friend to FBI agents Lacey Sherlock and Dillon Savich, begins the murder trial of Clive and Cindy Cahill only to have federal prosecutor Mickey O’Rourke, known for his relentless, aggressive style, suddenly turn tentative and distracted. Hunt suspects that something is very wrong — and then O’Rourke goes missing, and Judge Hunt gets shot in the back.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointed

    • By Charlotte on 08-26-12

    Regular price: $13.99

    • Zen in the Martial Arts

    • By: Joe Hyams
    • Narrated by: Jim Meskimen
    • Length: 2 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 150
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 132
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 132

    Under the guidance of such celebrated masters as Ed Parker and the immortal Bruce Lee, Joe Hyams vividly recounts his more than twenty-five years of experience in the martial arts. In his illuminating story, Hyams reveals to listeners how the daily application of Zen principles not only developed his physical expertise but gave him the mental discipline to control his personal problems - self-image, work pressure, competition.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • THIS BOOK IS ESSENTIAL!

    • By Stephen W. on 12-16-17

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Parting Shot

    • By: Linwood Barclay
    • Narrated by: Jim Meskimen, James Babson
    • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30

    After a tragedy rocks the community of Promise Falls, Cal Weaver is asked to investigate the threats being made to the accused's family. He's heard all about it on the news: the young man who drank too much, stole a Porsche, and killed a girl, and who claimed afterward not to remember a single thing. The whole town is outraged that he got off lightly, but for reasons Cal can't explain, he accepts the job. Then Cal finds himself caught up in a vicious revenge plot....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Couldn’t stop listening...

    • By Christopher R. Price on 02-12-18

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Goon Squad

    • Year One
    • By: Jonathan L. Howard
    • Narrated by: Gabrielle de Cuir, Nicholas Guy Smith, Jim Meskimen, and others
    • Length: 14 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47

    An ongoing, episodic "prose comic" from which the pictures are summoned by the magic of words, Goon Squad is set in an alternate version of modern-day Manchester. Its biggest divergence from the real city is that it - along with most other large urban centers - has a team of superheroes to protect it against unusual threats with which the conventional forces of law and order would have problems. Goon Squad: Year One offers three action-packed volumes in a single collection.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Manchester's Premiere Super Team

    • By John Haslach on 04-19-17

    Regular price: $27.97

    • The Big Seven

    • A Faux Mystery
    • By: Jim Harrison
    • Narrated by: Jim Meskimen
    • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 58
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 49
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 50

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good story, poor performance.

    • By Mark Edens on 04-22-15

    Regular price: $24.47

    • World Made by Hand

    • The World Made by Hand Novels, Book 1
    • By: James Howard Kunstler
    • Narrated by: Jim Meskimen
    • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 385
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 296
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 295

    The electricity has flickered out. The automobile age is over. In Union Grove, a little town in upstate New York, the future is nothing like people thought it would be. Life is hard and close to the bone. Transportation is slow and dangerous, so food is grown locally at great expense of time and energy, and the outside world is largely unknown. There may be a president, and he may be in Minneapolis now, but people aren’t sure.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A kind of Amish post-apocalypse

    • By David on 06-27-13

    Regular price: $23.07

    • Farnsworth’s Classical English Rhetoric

    • By: Ward Farnsworth
    • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot, Jim Meskimen
    • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 53
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47

    Masters of language can turn unassuming words into phrases that are beautiful, effective, and memorable. What are the secrets of this alchemy? Part of the answer lies in rhetorical figures: practical ways of applying great aesthetic principles to a simple sentence or paragraph. Farnsworth’s Classical English Rhetoric recovers this knowledge for our times. It amounts to a tutorial on eloquence conducted by Churchill and Lincoln, Dickens and Melville, Burke and Paine, and more than a hundred others.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A little unwieldy for audio

    • By Coral on 05-26-14

    Regular price: $19.56

    • Egypt, Greece, and Rome

    • Civilizations of the Ancient Mediterranean
    • By: Charles Freeman
    • Narrated by: Jim Meskimen
    • Length: 32 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 113
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 102
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 104

    Long sources of mystery, imagination, and inspiration, the myths and history of the ancient Mediterranean have given rise to artistic, religious, cultural, and intellectual traditions that span the centuries. In this unique and comprehensive introduction to the region's three major civilizations, Egypt, Greece, and Rome draws a fascinating picture of the deep links between the cultures across the Mediterranean and explores the ways in which these civilizations continue to be influential to this day.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A well done academic intro done in audio

    • By Frank on 10-12-14

    Regular price: $39.95

    • Love May Fail

    • A Novel
    • By: Matthew Quick
    • Narrated by: Cris Dukehart, Jim Meskimen, Lorna Raver, and others
    • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 149
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 128
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 127

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Solid contemporary fiction with a light touch

    • By jennifer on 09-13-15

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Marvel's Avengers Phase One: The Incredible Hulk

    • Marvel Cinematic Universe
    • By: Marvel Press
    • Narrated by: Jim Meskimen
    • Length: 2 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Liked it so much! (Age 6 boy)

    • By AN on 09-12-15

    Regular price: $10.46

    • That's Not Funny, That's Sick

    • The National Lampoon and the Comedy Insurgents Who Captured the Mainstream
    • By: Ellin Stein
    • Narrated by: Jim Meskimen
    • Length: 15 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    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.

    Regular price: $24.47

    • September Sneakers

    • Calendar Mysteries, Book 9
    • By: Ron Roy
    • Narrated by: Jim Meskimen
    • Length: 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    Braclass hamster, Goldi, for the summer. But on the first day of school, when they plan to bring her back, Goldi is missingdley, Brian, Nate, and Lucy have taken care of the first-grade ! In place of her cage is a green-and-orange sneaker key chain. Soon, the kids spot green-and-orange sneakers all over Green Lawn. And they find out other things have been disappearing around town, too. Can the four friends track down the sneaker sneak and get Goldi back?

    Regular price: $11.20

    • October Ogre

    • Calendar Mysteries, Book 10
    • By: Ron Roy
    • Narrated by: Jim Meskimen
    • Length: 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    It's Halloween, and the Shangri-la Hotel has been transformed into a haunted house, complete with an ogre out front. Bradley, Brian, Nate, and Lucy are ready for some scary fun, but then they notice that none of the kids who have gone in the hotel have come back out. What's happening to them? Ghosts and witches and ogres aren't real right?

    Regular price: $11.20

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