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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
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 247
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    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Inspiring but narrated by wrong person

    • By alexkusuma on 30-05-2017
    • The House That Jack Ma Built
    • By: Duncan Clark
    • Narrated by: Jim Meskimen
    • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
    • Release date: 12-04-2016
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 247 ratings

    Non-member price: $45.10

    • 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
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    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
    • good read. Plenty of real examples and strategies.

    • By Jordan on 08-10-2016

    Non-member price: $36.54

    • Marvel's Phase One Box Set

    • Marvel's Captain America: The First Avenger; Marvel's The Incredible Hulk; Marvel's Thor
    • By: Marvel Press
    • Narrated by: Tom Taylorson, Jim Meskimen, Ray Chase
    • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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    Relive the excitement of Captain America: The First Avenger, The Incredible Hulk, and Marvel's Thor with this three-book bundle.

    Non-member price: $25.30

    • Egypt, Greece and Rome

    • Civilizations of the Ancient Mediterranean
    • By: Charles Freeman
    • Narrated by: Jim Meskimen
    • Length: 32 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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    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.

    Non-member price: $58.52

    • A People's History of the Vampire Uprising

    • By: Raymond A. Villareal
    • Narrated by: Andrew Kishino, Christine Lakin, Jeff Bottoms, and others
    • Length: 13 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 9

    The body of a young woman found in an Arizona border town walks out of the morgue. To the CDC investigator called in to consult the local police, it's a bizarre medical mystery. More bodies, dead of a mysterious disease that solidifies their blood, begin disappearing from morgues nearby. In a futile game of catch-up, the CDC, the FBI and the US government realise that it's already too late to stop it: the vampire epidemic will sweep first the United States and then the world. 

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great story, only minor issues.

    • By Anneke Allen on 03-09-2018

    Non-member price: $34.95

    • 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
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    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.

    Non-member price: $34.76

    • The Strong Land

    • A Western Sextet
    • By: Louis L’Amour, Jon Tuska - editor
    • Narrated by: Traber Burns, Jim Meskimen, Mark Bramhall
    • Length: 4 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Louis L'Amour was the most decorated author in the history of American letters and a recipient of the Medal of Freedom. Now collected here in a single book are several of Louis L'Amour's finest Western stories the way Mr. L'Amour wrote them. At the time Louis L'Amour was writing, it was common practice for editors to rewrite the manuscript to fit certain publishing criteria. The text of The Strong Land has been restored, and the stories within it appear as Mr. L'Amour intended.

    Non-member price: $30.42

    • 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 3
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      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      3 out of 5 stars 1

    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....

    • 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: 17-09-2012
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 3 ratings

    Non-member price: $41.00

    • Topgun

    • An American Story
    • By: Dan Pedersen
    • Narrated by: Jim Meskimen
    • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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    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. 

    Non-member price: $34.76

    • A Confederate General from Big Sur

    • By: Richard Brautigan
    • Narrated by: Jim Meskimen
    • Length: 3 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
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    California, 1957. Lee Mellon believes he is the descendant of the only Confederate general to have come from Big Sur and is himself a seeker of truth in his own modern-day war against the status quo. For the first time in audio, A Confederate General from Big Sur was the late Richard Brautigan's first published novel, written when he was 28.

    Non-member price: $25.35

    • RFK

    • His Words for Our Times
    • By: C. Richard Allen, Edwin O. Guthman, Robert F. Kennedy
    • Narrated by: James Lurie, Jim Meskimen
    • Length: 14 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Twenty-five years after Bobby Kennedy was assassinated, RFK: His Words for Our Times, a celebration of Kennedy’s life and legacy, was published to enormous acclaim. Now, a quarter century later, this classic volume has been thoroughly edited and updated. Through his own words we get a direct and intimate perspective on Kennedy’s views on civil rights, social justice, the war in Vietnam, foreign policy, the desirability of peace, the need to eliminate poverty, and the role of hope in American politics.

    Non-member price: $47.68

    • My Days

    • Happy and Otherwise
    • By: Marion Ross, David Laurell - contributor, Ron Howard - foreword
    • Narrated by: Marion Ross, David Laurell, Jim Meskimen, and others
    • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
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    For eleven seasons, Marion Ross was head of one of America's favorite television households. Now meet the lovable real-life woman behind the Happy Days mom. In this warm and candid memoir, filled with loving recollections from the award-winning Happy Days team - from break-out star Henry Winkler to Cunningham "wild child" Erin Moran - Ross shares what it was like to be a starry-eyed young girl with dreams in poor, rural Minnesota, and the resilience, sacrifices, and determination it took to make them come true.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • My Days

    • By michael64 on 23-04-2018

    Non-member price: $41.78

    • 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
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
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    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.

    Non-member price: $33.47

    • The Dakota Winters

    • By: Tom Barbash
    • Narrated by: Jim Meskimen
    • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
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    It’s the fall of 1979 when 23-year-old Anton Winter, back from the Peace Corps and on the mend from a nasty bout of malaria, returns to his childhood home in the Dakota in New York City. Anton’s father, the famous late-night host Buddy Winter, is there to greet him, himself recovering from a breakdown. Before long Anton is swept up in an effort to reignite Buddy’s stalled career, a mission that takes him from the gritty streets of New York to the slopes of the Lake Placid Olympics, to the Hollywood Hills, to the blue waters of the Bermuda Triangle.

    Non-member price: $21.86

    • Love May Fail

    • By: Matthew Quick
    • Narrated by: Cris Dukehart, Jim Meskimen, Lorna Raver, and others
    • Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Portia Kane is having a meltdown. After escaping her cheating husband and their posh Florida life, she finds herself transported back home and back to square one. In need of saving herself, she sets out to find and resurrect a beloved high-school English teacher who has retired after a violent incident in the classroom.But she quickly learns that it's not a one-woman job. Luckily she meets a few people on her journey.

    Non-member price: $32.95

    • The Witch of Hebron

    • A World Made by Hand Novel
    • By: James Howard Kunstler
    • Narrated by: Jim Meskimen
    • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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    In the sequel to his best-selling World Made by Hand, James Howard Kunstler expands on his vision of a post-oil society with a new novel about an America in which the electricity has flickered off, the Internet is a distant memory, and the government is little more than a rumor. In the tiny hamlet of Union Grove, New York, travel is horse-drawn and farming is back at the center of life. But it’s no pastoral haven.

    Non-member price: $33.47

    • 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
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    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.

    Non-member price: $41.74

    • 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
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    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.

    Non-member price: $43.43

    • 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
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    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Why not use a UK voice actor?

    • By Er on 01-08-2018

    Non-member price: $40.58

    • Farnsworth’s Classical English Rhetoric

    • By: Ward Farnsworth
    • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot, Jim Meskimen
    • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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.

    Non-member price: $28.38

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