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    • The Toyota Way to Lean Leadership

    • Achieving and Sustaining Excellence Through Leadership Development
    • By: Jeffrey Liker, Gary L. Convis
    • Narrated by: Jim Meskimen
    • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 898
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 757
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 758

    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

    • The Ploughmen

    • A Novel
    • By: Kim Zupan
    • Narrated by: Jim Meskimen
    • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 627
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 583
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 575

    At the center of this searing fever-dream of a novel are two men - a killer awaiting trial and a troubled young deputy - sitting across fromeach other in the dark, talking through the bars of a county jail cell: JohnGload, so brutally adept at his craft that only now, at the age of 77, has he faced the prospect of long-term incarceration; and Valentine Millimaki, low man in the Copper County sheriff's department, who draws the overnight shift after Gload's arrest.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great language and performance

    • By Villarreal on 11-06-17

    Regular price: $24.47

    • 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 2,079
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,814
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,806

    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 2,079 ratings

    Regular price: $30.79

    • 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 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,576
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,413
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,409

    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

    • 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 1,016
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 863
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 875

    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: $29.99

    • They Cage the Animals at Night

    • By: Jennings Michael Burch
    • Narrated by: Jim Meskimen
    • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very interesting story

    • By Amazon Customer on 05-24-18

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Marvel's Phase One Box Set

    • By: Marvel Press
    • Narrated by: Tom Taylorson, Jim Meskimen, Ray Chase
    • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Relive the excitement of Captain America: The First Avenger, The Incredible Hulk, and Thor. Get the backstory of how these three became Earth's finest superheroes.... 

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • bad book

    • By jesse wallace on 09-29-18

    Regular price: $24.47

    • 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 58
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 55

    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

    • 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 60
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57

    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

    • 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 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 360
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 330
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 330

    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 53 mins
    • Release date: 09-17-12
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 360 ratings

    Regular price: $27.99

    • 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 68
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62

    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
    • Buy this book. Buy it now.

    • By Tori on 02-11-18

    Regular price: $27.97

    • Egypt, Greece, and Rome

    • Civilizations of the Ancient Mediterranean
    • By: Charles Freeman
    • Narrated by: Jim Meskimen
    • Length: 32 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 126
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 113
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 115

    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

    • Ellison Wonderland

    • By: Harlan Ellison, Josh Olson - afterword
    • Narrated by: Gabrielle de Cuir, Richard Gilliland, Alex Hyde-White, and others
    • Length: 14 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 20

    This collection shows a vibrant young writer with a wide-ranging imagination, ferocious creative energy, devastating wit, and an eye for the wonderful and terrifying and tragic. Among the gems are "All the Sounds of Fear", "The Sky Is Burning", "The Very Last Day of a Good Woman", and "In Lonely Lands". Though they stand tall on their own merits, they also point the way to the sublime stories that followed soon after and continue to come even now, more than 50 years later.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Your Audio Guide to Ellison Wonderland

    • By William on 06-14-15

    Regular price: $27.97

    • October Ogre

    • Calendar Mysteries, Book 10
    • By: Ron Roy
    • Narrated by: Jim Meskimen
    • Length: 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6

    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

    • A People's History of the Vampire Uprising

    • A Novel
    • By: Raymond A. Villareal
    • Narrated by: Jim Meskimen, Christine Lakin, Robert Petkoff, and others
    • Length: 13 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 18

    This panoramic fictional oral history begins with one small mystery: the body of a young woman found in an Arizona border town, presumed to be an illegal immigrant, disappears from the town morgue. Soon, the US government - and eventually biomedical researchers, disgruntled lawmakers, and even an insurgent faction of the Catholic Church - must come to terms with what they're too late to stop: an epidemic of vampirism that will sweep first the United States, and then the world. With heightened strength and beauty and a steady diet of fresh blood, these changed people, or "Gloamings", rapidly rise to prominence in all aspects of modern society.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing

    • By Dom on 06-12-18

    Regular price: $29.65

    • 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 183
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 161
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 162

    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
    • Great insights

    • By Tanith on 02-14-17

    Regular price: $13.96

    • 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 405
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 312
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 312

    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

    • Ratatouille

    • By: Disney Press
    • Narrated by: Jim Meskimen
    • Length: 2 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 12

    Remy is a rat who enjoys the finer things in life, and when a happy accident lands him in the kitchen of a Parisian restaurant, he can’t resist helping a hapless cook create culinary masterpieces that have all of Paris waiting in line for a taste.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • My 5 year old loved it!

    • By Amber on 07-23-17

    Regular price: $9.95

    • The Unspeakable Loss

    • How Do You Live After a Child Dies?
    • By: Nisha Zenoff
    • Narrated by: Nisha Zenoff, Betsy Foldes-Meiman, Jim Meskimen
    • Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 10

    In The Unspeakable Loss, Nisha offers support, guidance, and wisdom from others who have experienced the death of a child, as well as her personal story after the death of her beloved 17-year-old son, Victor, and her insight as a grief counselor and psychotherapist. Charting the long path from the worst possible nightmare, shock, trauma, and overwhelming pain to a life that once again miraculously contains joy, love, and laughter, The Unspeakable Loss addresses the importance of self-compassion and self-care.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Words When There Are None

    • By Margery Diamond on 11-18-17

    Regular price: $28.50

    • Racing the Rain

    • A Novel
    • By: John L. Parker Jr.
    • Narrated by: Jim Meskimen
    • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 357
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 328
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 327

    Quenton Cassidy's first foot races are with nature itself: the summer storms that sweep through his subtropical neighborhood. Shirtless, barefoot, and brown as a berry, Cassidy is a skinny, mouthy kid with aspirations to be a great athlete. As he explores his primal surroundings along the Loxahatchee River and the nearby Atlantic Ocean, he is befriended by Trapper Nelson, "the Tarzan of the Loxahatchee", a well-known eccentric who lives off the land.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I just finished reading it again!

    • By Jonathan on 01-11-16

    Regular price: $24.47

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