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    • The Long Ships

    • By: Frans G. Bengtsson, Michael Meyer, Michael Chabon
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 20 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 156
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 145
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 145

    Bengtsson's hero, Red Orm-canny - courageous and above all lucky - is only a boy when he is abducted from his Danish home by the Vikings and made to take his place at the oars of their dragon-prowed ships. Orm is then captured by the Moors in Spain, where he fights for the Caliph of Cordova. Escaping from captivity, Orm washes up in Ireland, where he marvels at those epicene creatures, the Christian monks, and from which he then moves on to play an ever more important part in the intrigues of the various Scandinavian kings and clans and dependencies.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Elegant

    • By Baz on 08-27-18

    Regular price: $31.49

    • In Manchuria

    • A Village Called Wasteland and the Transformation of Rural China
    • By: Michael Meyer
    • Narrated by: George Backman
    • Length: 13 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 32

    For three years Meyer rented a home in the rice-farming community of Wasteland, hometown of his wife's family, and their personal saga mirrors the tremendous change most of rural China is undergoing in the form of a privately held rice company that has built new roads, introduced organic farming, and constructed high-rise apartments into which farmers can move in exchange for their land rights.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Recommended, uniquely informative and entertaining

    • By mz on 01-02-17
    • A Village Called Wasteland and the Transformation of Rural China
    • By: Michael Meyer
    • Narrated by: George Backman
    • Length: 13 hrs and 20 mins
    • Release date: 02-17-15
    • 4 out of 5 stars 38 ratings

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Last Life

    • Lifers, Book 1
    • By: Michael G. Thomas, Eric Meyer
    • Narrated by: Wesley Bryant
    • Length: 15 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      1.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      2 out of 5 stars 7

    Noah Cage is a cybernetic supersoldier, a war hero and a man on his fifth and final life. He's a Lifer, an enhanced warrior. Repaired, rebuilt and improved after four lifetimes of soldiering. With each death comes further modification and enhancement, although at the loss of yet another piece of his dwindling humanity. Cage is thrust into the debacle of the Third Martian War. One that sees every man in his unit killed, including his best friend Rob Romero.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • worst read book I have bought

    • By Robin on 08-07-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Road to Sleeping Dragon

    • Learning China from the Ground Up
    • By: Michael Meyer
    • Narrated by: David Shih
    • Length: 13 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    In 1995, at the age of 23, Michael Meyer joined the Peace Corps and, after rejecting offers to go to seven other countries, was sent to a tiny town in Sichuan. Knowing nothing about China, or even how to use chopsticks, Meyer wrote Chinese words up and down his arms so he could hold conversations, and, per a Communist dean's orders, jumped into teaching his students about the Enlightenment, the stock market, and Beatles lyrics. Soon he realized his Chinese counterparts were just as bewildered by China's changes as he was.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good insight, well told

    • By Jimmer on 04-05-18

    Regular price: $30.09

    • The Year That Changed the World

    • The Untold Story Behind the Fall of the Berlin Wall
    • By: Michael Meyer
    • Narrated by: Ed Sala
    • Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 132
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39

    Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall! President Ronald Reagan's famous exhortation when visiting Berlin in 1987 has long been widely cited as the clarion call that brought the Cold War to an end. The United States won, so this version of history goes, because Ronald Reagan stood firm against the USSR; American resoluteness brought the evil empire to its knees. Michael Meyer, who was there at the time as a Newsweek bureau chief, begs to differ.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Challenge to Conventional US Perception

    • By Roy on 09-09-10

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Leaked Documents Detail Offshore Accounts

    • By: Michael S. Schmidt, Steven Lee Meyers
    • Narrated by: Caroline Miller
    • Length: 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    "Leaked Documents Detail Offshore Accounts" is from the April 4, 2016 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Michael S. Schmidt and Steven Lee Myers and narrated by Caroline Miller.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • Mord in der Mensa

    • By: Ulf Kleiner, Michael Meyer
    • Narrated by: Mark Himmelmann, Michael Mayer, Markus Sandhoff
    • Length: 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    Pierre Lagun, der steppende Privatdetektiv, ist wieder mal pleite. Lediglich die einzige Pflanze in seinem Zimmer sitzt offenbar noch viel länger...

    Regular price: $1.75