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    • 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 2,302
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,012
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,003

    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 2,302 ratings

    Regular price: $30.79

    • Topgun

    • An American Story
    • By: Dan Pedersen
    • Narrated by: Jim Meskimen
    • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 15

    Dan Pedersen takes listeners on a colorful and thrilling ride - from Miramar to Area 51 to the decks of aircraft carriers in war and peace - through a historic moment in air warfare. He helped establish a legacy that was built by him and his "Original Eight" - the best of the best - and carried on for six decades by some of America's greatest leaders. Topgun is a heartfelt and personal testimonial to patriotism, sacrifice, and American innovation and daring. 

    Regular price: $24.95

    • 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 1,041
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 890
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 886

    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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing. Here is a summary

    • By V. T. on 10-21-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • 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 115
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 107
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 108

    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

    • 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
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    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

    • The Dakota Winters

    • A Novel
    • By: Tom Barbash
    • Narrated by: Jim Meskimen
    • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 94
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 81

    An evocative and wildly absorbing novel about the Winters, a family living in New York City’s famed Dakota apartment building in the year leading up to John Lennon’s assassination. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful reading,love John Lennon as a character

    • By Aileen on 12-13-18

    Regular price: $27.37

    • 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 393
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 360
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 360

    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 393 ratings

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Backfire: An FBI Thriller, Book 16

    • By: Catherine Coulter
    • Narrated by: Jim Meskimen, Deanna Hurst
    • Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,049
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 893
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 905

    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

    • Fosse

    • By: Sam Wasson
    • Narrated by: Jim Meskimen
    • Length: 21 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74

    We see Bob Fosse's legacy everywhere - from Broadway to "Billy Jean" to Beyoncé's moves in the "Single Ladies" video. Yet in spite of Fosse'sdeep cultural significance, no biography has ever brought him fully to life, unveiling the man behind the bowler hat and the swaggering sex appeal.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • High concept biography, well executed

    • By Keith on 03-06-18

    Regular price: $31.47

    • Farnsworth’s Classical English Rhetoric

    • By: Ward Farnsworth
    • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot, Jim Meskimen
    • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 60
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52

    Masters of language can turn unassuming words into phrases that are beautiful, effective, and memorable. What are the secrets of this alchemy? Part of the answer lies in rhetorical figures: practical ways of applying great aesthetic principles to a simple sentence or paragraph. Farnsworth’s Classical English Rhetoric recovers this knowledge for our times. It amounts to a tutorial on eloquence conducted by Churchill and Lincoln, Dickens and Melville, Burke and Paine, and more than a hundred others.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A little unwieldy for audio

    • By Coral on 05-26-14

    Regular price: $19.56

    • The Ploughmen

    • A Novel
    • By: Kim Zupan
    • Narrated by: Jim Meskimen
    • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,014
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 934
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 924

    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

    • The Story of Silver

    • How the White Metal Shaped America and the Modern World
    • By: William L. Silber
    • Narrated by: Jim Meskimen
    • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    This is the story of silver's transformation from soft money during the 19th century to hard asset today, and how manipulations of the white metal by American president Franklin D. Roosevelt during the 1930s and by the richest man in the world, Texas oil baron Nelson Bunker Hunt, during the 1970s altered the course of American and world history. FDR pumped up the price of silver to help jump start the US economy during the Great Depression, but this move weakened China, which was then on the silver standard, and facilitated Japan's rise to power before World War II.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Defenders of the Faith

    • Charles V, Suleyman the Magnificent, and the Battle for Europe, 1520-1536
    • By: James Reston Jr.
    • Narrated by: Jim Meskimen
    • Length: 14 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    In the best-selling Warriors of God and Dogs of God, James Reston Jr. limned two epochal conflicts between Islam and Christendom. Here he examines the ultimate battle in that centuries-long war, which found Europe at its most vulnerable and Islam on the attack. This drama was propelled by two astonishing young sovereigns: Holy Roman Emperor Charles V and Turkish sultan Suleyman the Magnificent. Though they represented two colliding worlds, they were remarkably similar.  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An enthralling journey

    • By Wutang306 on 02-25-19

    Regular price: $29.95

    • 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 16
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 12

    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

    • 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 139
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 125
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 127

    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

    • Parting Shot

    • By: Linwood Barclay
    • Narrated by: Jim Meskimen, James Babson
    • Length: 12 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76

    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

    • The Big Seven

    • A Faux Mystery
    • By: Jim Harrison
    • Narrated by: Jim Meskimen
    • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 63
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 52
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 53

    Detective Sunderson has fled troubles on the home front and bought himself a hunting cabin in a remote area of Michigan's Upper Peninsula. No sooner has he settled in than he realizes his new neighbors are creating even more havoc than the Great Leader did. A family of outlaws, armed to the teeth, the Ameses have local law enforcement too intimidated to take them on.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good story, poor performance.

    • By Mark Edens on 04-22-15

    Regular price: $24.47

    • 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 374
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 342
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 341

    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

    • World Made by Hand

    • The World Made by Hand Novels, Book 1
    • By: James Howard Kunstler
    • Narrated by: Jim Meskimen
    • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 418
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 325
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 325

    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

    • 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 73
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 70

    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

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