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James A. Michener

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  • Hawaii: A Novel | James A. Michener,Steve Berry - introduction

    Hawaii: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (51 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By James A. Michener, Steve Berry - introduction
    • Narrated By Larry McKeever, Fred Sanders - introduction
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    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.

  • The Source: A Novel | James A. Michener

    The Source: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (54 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By James A. Michener
    • Narrated By Larry McKeever
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    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.

    Allison M Teed says: "Sounds like a robot"
  • Alaska: A Novel | James A. Michener

    Alaska: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (57 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By James A. Michener
    • Narrated By Larry McKeever
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    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.

    Jim "The Impatient" says: "I KNOW ALASKA LIKE THE BACK OF MY HAND"
  • Centennial: A Novel | James A. Michener

    Centennial: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (50 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By James A. Michener
    • Narrated By Larry McKeever
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    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.

    Jim "The Impatient" says: "One Credit, 14 Great Books"
  • Texas: A Novel | James A. Michener

    Texas: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (64 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By James A. Michener
    • Narrated By Larry McKeever
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    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.

    Jim says: "Great Story...but then there was the narration"
  • Chesapeake: A Novel | James A. Michener

    Chesapeake: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (50 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By James A. Michener
    • Narrated By Larry McKeever
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    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.

    Jan says: "Soooo worth my time... and a rant at the end"
  • Space: A Novel | James A. Michener

    Space: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (37 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By James A. Michener
    • Narrated By Larry McKeever
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    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.

    Andrew says: "Solid Michener, Ponderous and Laborious Narration"
  • Poland: A Novel | James A. Michener

    Poland: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By James A. Michener
    • Narrated By Larry McKeever
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    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.

    Bink says: "Paradox"
  • Caribbean: A Novel | James A. Michener

    Caribbean: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (32 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By James A. Michener
    • Narrated By Alexander Adams
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    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.

    Tim Wilson says: "The last paragraph!"
  • The Covenant: A Novel | James A. Michener

    The Covenant: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (58 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By James A. Michener
    • Narrated By Larry McKeever
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    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.

    Ralph B. says: "Amazing story, narrator is horrible"
  • Iberia | James A. Michener

    Iberia

    • UNABRIDGED (37 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By James A. Michener
    • Narrated By Larry McKeever
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    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.

    Bill Dingell says: "Great history"
  • Mexico: A Novel | James A. Michener

    Mexico: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By James A. Michener
    • Narrated By Alexander Adams
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    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.

    Peace says: "I wanted to learn more about Mexican history and culture..."
  • Caravans: A Novel of Afghanistan | James A. Michener

    Caravans: A Novel of Afghanistan

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By James A. Michener
    • Narrated By Larry McKeever
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    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.

    Stephen says: "How to ruin a great book"
  • Return to Paradise | James A. Michener

    Return to Paradise

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By James A. Michener
    • Narrated By Larry McKeever
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    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.

    Mark B. says: "Not what I expected"
  • The Drifters: A Novel | James A. Michener

    The Drifters: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (35 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By James A. Michener
    • Narrated By Larry McKeever
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    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.

    D Pohl says: "Robotic narration sucks out the life"
  • Journey: A Novel | James A. Michener

    Journey: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By James A. Michener
    • Narrated By Larry McKeever
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    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.

    Lisa Burden says: "Disappointed"
  • Legacy: A Novel | James A. Michener

    Legacy: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By James A. Michener
    • Narrated By David Ackroyd
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    Over a tense weekend of reflection, Major Norman Starr of the National Security Council prepares to appear before a congressional committee to publicly account for his covert actions. Hoping to learn something from his proud, troubled heritage, Starr looks for guidance in the lives of his ancestors: all-Americans who weren't always right. From a framer of the Constitution to a slave owner, from a Supreme Court justice to a courageous suffragist, each recalls an important legacy that Starr must somehow reconcile with his own perilous dilemma.

  • Sayonara: A Novel | James A. Michener

    Sayonara: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By James A. Michener
    • Narrated By Larry McKeever
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    James A. Michener combines powerful storytelling with deep sensitivity in this novel of a US army man who, against all odds, falls for a fascinating Japanese woman. Stationed in the exotic Far East, Major Lloyd Gruver considers himself lucky. The son of a general, dating the daughter of another powerful military family, he can look forward to a bright future. But then Lloyd meets Hana-ogi. After that, nothing matters anymore...nothing but her.

    Joanne DeVuono says: "Sayonara"
  • Recessional: A Novel | James A. Michener

    Recessional: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By James A. Michener
    • Narrated By Larry McKeever
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    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.

    R. Hart Miller says: "Text book of life comes too late"
  • This Noble Land: My Vision For America | James A. Michener

    This Noble Land: My Vision For America

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By James A. Michener
    • Narrated By Arthur Addison
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    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.

    Amazon Customer says: "A startling realization"
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