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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 537
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 491
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 488

    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 920
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 814
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 814

    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

    • 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 710
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 640
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 646

    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

    • 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 505
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 453
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 453

    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

    • Texas

    • A Novel
    • By: James A. Michener
    • Narrated by: Larry McKeever
    • Length: 64 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 326
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 298
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 292

    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

    • 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 652
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 586
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 585

    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

    • Caribbean

    • A Novel
    • By: James A. Michener
    • Narrated by: Alexander Adams
    • Length: 32 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 268
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 247
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 245

    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

    • 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 332
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 306
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 303

    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

    • Iberia

    • By: James A. Michener
    • Narrated by: Larry McKeever
    • Length: 37 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 135
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 121
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 122

    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

    • Mexico

    • A Novel
    • By: James A. Michener
    • Narrated by: Alexander Adams
    • Length: 23 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 210
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 191
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 187

    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

    • 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 216
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 200
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 199

    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

    • Space

    • A Novel
    • By: James A. Michener
    • Narrated by: Larry McKeever
    • Length: 37 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 152
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 142
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 138

    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

    • 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 114
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 104
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 103

    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

    • 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 248
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 226
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 227

    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 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 53
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 43

    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

    • The Bridge at Andau

    • By: James A. Michener
    • Narrated by: Larry McKeever
    • Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 10

    For five brief, glorious days in the autumn of 1956, the Hungarian revolution gave its people a glimpse at a different kind of future - until, at four o’clock in the morning on a Sunday in November, the citizens of Budapest awoke to the shattering sound of Russian tanks ravaging their streets. The revolution was over. But freedom beckoned in the form of a small footbridge at Andau, on the Austrian border. By an accident of history, it became, for a few harrowing weeks, one of the most important crossings in the world, as the soul of a nation fled across its unsteady planks.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A book with a message for today

    • By Paul Hanak on 02-04-19

    Regular price: $31.50

    • The Fires of Spring

    • A Novel
    • By: James A. Michener
    • Narrated by: Larry McKeever
    • Length: 24 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 37

    David Harper is an orphan, seemingly doomed to loneliness and poverty. As an adolescent con artist and petty thief, David spends his days grifting at an amusement park, the place where he first learns about women and the mysteries of love. Soon he discovers that his longing to embrace the world is stronger than the harsh realities that constrain him. Featuring autobiographical touches from Michener's own life story, The Fires of Spring is more than a novel: it's a rich slice of American life, brimming with wisdom, longing, and compassion.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not Your Typical Michener Story

    • By Jay on 08-06-16

    Regular price: $45.50

    • Kent State

    • By: James A. Michener
    • Narrated by: Larry McKeever
    • Length: 23 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    All of James A. Michener's storytelling and reportorial skills are brought to the fore in this stunning and heartbreaking examination of the events that led to the 1970 shootings at Kent State, which shook the country to the roots and had a profound impact on the anti-war movement.

    Regular price: $35.00

    • 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 60
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50

    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

    • The Bridges at Toko-Ri

    • A Novel
    • By: James A. Michener
    • Narrated by: Larry McKeever
    • Length: 3 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42

    In one of his beloved early bestsellers, Pulitzer Prize-winning author James A. Michener crafts a tale of the American men who fought the Korean War, detailing their exploits in the air as well as their lives on the ground. Young and innocent, they arrive in a place they have barely ever heard of, on a ship massive enough to carry planes and helicopters. Trained as professionals, they prepare for the rituals of war that countless men before them have endured, and face the same fears.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Great Story, Awfully Read

    • By JONATHAN on 09-10-15

    Regular price: $35.00

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