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    • 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 457
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 419
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 415

    The saga of a land from the time when the volcanic islands rose out of the sea to the decade in which they become the 50th state. 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 849
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 753
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 754

    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. Through the predecessors of four modern men and women, we experience the entire colorful history of the Jews, including the life of the early Hebrews and their persecutions, the impact of Christianity, the Crusades, and the Spanish Inquisition, all the way to the founding of present-day Israel and the Middle East conflict.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Unlistenable

    • By GGS Engineering on 09-11-15

    Regular price: $49.00

    • 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 468
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 419
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 420

    The central scene of Michener's historical novel is that section of Maryland's Eastern shore, hardly more than 10 miles square. To this point come the founders of families that will dominate the story.

    • 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

    • 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 669
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 602
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 608

    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

    • 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 612
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 550
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 549

    Written to commemorate the Bicentennial in 1976, James A. Michener's magnificent saga of the West is an enthralling celebration of the frontier. Brimming with the glory of America's past, the story of Colorado - the Centennial State - is manifested through its people: Lame Beaver, the Arapaho chieftain and warrior, and his Comanche and Pawnee enemies; Levi Zendt, fleeing with his child bride from the Amish country; and the cowboy, Jim Lloyd, who falls in love with a wealthy and cultured Englishwoman, Charlotte Seccombe.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A great book spoiled

    • By Rick on 02-12-17

    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 296
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 272
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 267

    Texas: a land of sprawling diversity and unparalleled richness; a dazzling chapter in the history of our nation; a place like no other on Earth. 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 from the age of the conquistadors to the present day. A richly compelling novel of a proud people eager to meet the challenge of the land, Texas is James Michener's most magnificent achievement.

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

    • By Jim on 03-03-16

    Regular price: $49.00

    • Caribbean

    • A Novel
    • By: James A. Michener
    • Narrated by: Alexander Adams
    • Length: 32 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 243
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 224
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 222

    Caribbean packs 700 dramatic years into a tale teeming with revolution and romance, authentic characters and thunderous destinies. Through absorbing, magnificent prose, Michener captures the essence of the islands in all of their awe-inspiring scope and wonder.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The last paragraph!

    • By Tim Wilson on 01-21-17

    Regular price: $21.00

    • Mexico

    • A Novel
    • By: James A. Michener
    • Narrated by: Alexander Adams
    • Length: 23 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 201
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 184
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 180

    Pulitzer Prize-winning author James A. Michener, whose novels hurtle from the far reaches of history to the dark corners of the world, paints an intoxicating portrait of a land whose past and present are as turbulent, fascinating, and colorful as any other on Earth. When an American journalist travels to report on the upcoming duel between two great matadors, he is ultimately swept up in the dramatic story of his own Mexican ancestry.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I wanted to learn more about Mexican history and culture...

    • By Peace on 01-06-16

    Regular price: $42.00

    • Poland

    • A Novel
    • By: James A. Michener
    • Narrated by: Larry McKeever
    • Length: 30 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 302
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 278
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 275

    In this sweeping novel, James A. Michener chronicles eight tumultuous centuries as three Polish families live out their destinies. With an inspiring tradition of resistance to brutal invaders, from the barbarians to the Nazis, and a heritage of pride that burns through eras of romantic passion and courageous solidarity, their common story reaches a breathtaking culmination in the historic showdown between the ruthless Communists and rebellious farmers of the modern age.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Horrible narration

    • By J. Ortega on 01-27-17

    Regular price: $45.50

    • Space

    • A Novel
    • By: James A. Michener
    • Narrated by: Larry McKeever
    • Length: 37 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 142
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 132
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 128

    James A. Michener tackles the most ambitious subject of his career: space, the last great frontier. This astounding novel brings to life the dreams and daring of countless men and women - people like Stanley Mott, the engineer whose irrepressible drive for knowledge places him at the center of the American exploration effort, and Norman Grant, the war hero and US senator who takes his personal battle not only to a nation but to the heavens.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good book but the audiobook needs revision

    • By Paladan on 10-03-15

    Regular price: $49.00

    • Iberia

    • By: James A. Michener
    • Narrated by: Larry McKeever
    • Length: 37 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 127
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 114
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 115

    Spain is an immemorial land like no other, one that James A. Michener, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author and celebrated citizen of the world, came to love as his own. Iberia is Michener's enduring nonfiction tribute to his cherished second home. In the fresh and vivid prose that is his trademark, he not only reveals the celebrated history of bullfighters and warrior kings, painters and processions, cathedrals and olive orchards; he also shares the intimate, often hidden country he came to know.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Michener's Masterpiece

    • By ahusmc on 09-14-17

    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 202
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 187
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 186

    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, who carve an empire out of a vast wilderness. From the Java-born Van Doorn family tree springs two great branches: one nurtures lush vineyards, the other settles the interior to become the first Trekboers and Afrikaners.

    • 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 109
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 100
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99

    In this triumphant best seller, renowned novelist James A. Michener unfolds a powerful and poignant drama of disenchanted youth during the Vietnam era. Against exotic backdrops, including Spain, Morocco, and Mozambique, he weaves together the heady dreams, shocking tribulations, and heartwarming bonds of six young runaways cast adrift in the world - as well as the hedonistic pursuit of drugs and pleasure that collapses all around them.

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

    • By D Pohl on 10-08-15

    Regular price: $45.50

    • The World Is My Home

    • A Memoir
    • By: James A. Michener
    • Narrated by: Alexander Adams
    • Length: 21 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    Literary legend James A. Michener was "a Renaissance man, adventurous, inquisitive, unpretentious and unassuming, with an encyclopedic mind and a generous heart" ( The New York Times Book Review). In this exceptional memoir, the man himself tells the story of his remarkable life and describes the people, events, and ideas that shaped it.

    Regular price: $35.00

    • Recessional

    • A Novel
    • By: James A. Michener
    • Narrated by: Larry McKeever
    • Length: 23 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49

    As the new, young director of the Palms, Andy Zorn suffers no shortage of loving support and wise advice from his "elders", a group of five passionate, outspoken residents who refuse to accept the passive roles that both society and family have handed them. Yet past scandal has driven Zorn to despondency - until he meets an extraordinary young woman in the rehab wing who has been forced to rebuild her life in the face of crippling injuries.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Text book of life comes too late

    • By R. Hart Miller on 08-08-15

    Regular price: $42.00

    • The Novel

    • By: James A. Michener
    • Narrated by: Alexander Adams
    • Length: 13 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36

    Lukas Yoder, a novelist who has enjoyed a long, successful career, has finished what he believes to be his final work. Then a tragedy strikes in his community, and he becomes obsessed with writing about it. Meanwhile, Yoder's editor fights to preserve her integrity - and her author - as her firm becomes the target of a corporate takeover; a local critic who teaches literature struggles with his ambitions and with his feelings about Yoder's success; and a devoted reader holds the key to solving the mystery that haunts Yoder's hometown.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Book

    • By Thomas Normoyle on 08-17-15

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Caravans

    • A Novel of Afghanistan
    • By: James A. Michener
    • Narrated by: Larry McKeever
    • Length: 14 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 239
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 217
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 218

    First published in 1963, James A. Michener's gripping chronicle of the social and political landscape of Afghanistan is more relevant now than ever. Combining fact with riveting adventure and intrigue, Michener follows a military man tasked, in the years after World War II, with a dangerous assignment: finding and returning a young American woman living in Afghanistan to her distraught family after she suddenly and mysteriously disappears.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Terrible narration

    • By timothy on 08-13-15

    Regular price: $35.00

    • Return to Paradise

    • By: James A. Michener
    • Narrated by: Larry McKeever
    • Length: 21 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 38

    James A. Michener, the master of historical fiction, revisits the scenes of his first great work, Tales of the South Pacific: the Pulitzer Prize winner that brought him international acclaim. In this sequel collection, Michener once again evokes the magic of the extraordinary isles in the Pacific - from Fiji and Guadalcanal to New Zealand and Papua New Guinea - through stories that burst with adventure, charm, and local color.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Not what I expected

    • By Mark B. on 09-28-17

    Regular price: $42.00

    • Journey

    • A Novel
    • By: James A. Michener
    • Narrated by: Larry McKeever
    • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42

    Gold fever swept the world in 1897. The chance for untold riches sent thousands of dreamers on a perilous trek toward their fortunes, failures, or deaths. Follow four English aristocrats and their Irish servant as they misguidedly haul their dreams across cruel Canadian terrain toward the Klondike gold fields.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Michener short story.

    • By Amazon Customer on 11-18-17

    Regular price: $24.50

    • This Noble Land

    • My Vision For America
    • By: James A. Michener
    • Narrated by: Arthur Addison
    • Length: 7 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    This Noble Land is Michener's most personal statement about America, an examination of the issues that threaten to fragment and undermine the nation - racial conflict, the widening gulf between rich and poor, the decline of education, the inadequacies of our health care system - as well as a thought-provoking prescription for sustaining our "outstanding success". First published shortly before Michener's death, This Noble Land stands as a wake-up call for a troubled era, infused with the wisdom and passion of a lifetime.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A startling realization

    • By Amazon Customer on 08-15-15

    Regular price: $24.50

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