James Michener Audio Books

    james michener
  • Michener: United States writer of historical novels (1907-1997)
  • James Albert Michener (February 3, 1907 – October 16, 1997) was an American author of more than 40 titles, the majority of which were sweeping sagas, covering the lives of many generations in particular geographic locales and incorporating historical facts into the stories.
    audio books
  • Works produced for distribution on audio media, typically audiotape cassette or audio compact disk (CD). Audio books are usually spoken-word adaptations of works originally created and produced in print.
  • An audiobook is a recording that is primarily spoken word. It is often based on a recording of commercial printed material. It is not necessarily an exact audio version of a book.
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james michener audio books - Drifters
Drifters
Drifters
In his triumphant best seller, James Michener unfolds a powerful and poignant drama of six young runaways adrift in a world they have created out of dreams, drugs, and dedication to pleasure. With the sure touch of a master, Michener pulls us into the dark center of their private world, whether it's in Spain, Marrakech, or Mozambique, and exposes the naked nerve ends with shocking candor and infinite compassion.
"A superior, picaresque novel...and a revealing mirror held up to contemporary society."
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Day 10 - Vacation Reading
Day 10 - Vacation Reading
Patty: Reading aloud is something I've always enjoyed. People say I'm pretty good at it; I've been a reader at church for years; I've read many books to my children and a few to my husband; and I even took an "oral interpretation" summer course in college. I'd rather just read than write about reading out loud. However, it's always good to do some self-exploration from time to time! For as long as I can remember, I've always liked reading out loud. I'm not quite sure why. I can guarantee it's not just because I like to hear myself, because I can't stand to listen to my voice on a tape recorder. But I suppose because when you read aloud, you're giving your own interpretation of the words written on the page, making them come alive in a way that's meaningful to you, and you hope for the listener. Instead of a visual photograph, when I read out loud I try to present a "word photograph." Unlike when you act in a play and take on one character, when you read aloud, you find yourself taking on an interpretation of all the characters. As a blind person, my photographic medium is words. My final thought is that it's been difficult, awkward and interesting to try to put together cohesive thoughts on the intersection of the visual art of photography and the "audio art" of reading aloud. Seton: We are reading James Michener’s Kent State: What Happened and Why, 1971
James A. Michener Art Museum; converted 19th century prison.
James A. Michener Art Museum; converted 19th century prison.
Opened in 1988, the Michener is named for bestselling author James Michener, a Doylestown native son, who first envisioned the museum. The museum has expanded around its original buildings, the Neo-Gothic guardhouse and warden's office of a former 19th-century prison. The Museum's New Hope satellite location, which opened in 2003, is located in the heart of New Hope, in Union Square on Bridge Street.
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Caribbean
James A. Michener, America's foremost storyteller, now explores the exotic region of the Caribbean.

Only Michener could so masterfully bring the turbulent, dramatic history of the beautiful Caribbean to life. Moving from the European Courts of the 15th century that first claimed the region, to the Islands themselves, we watch the emergence of splendorous sugar plantations built on the backs of slaves; the bloody and victorious uprising in Haiti in 1800; and in modern times, the spread of the Rastafarian religion, the mass exodus from Cuba following the revolution and the general discontent of Caribbean nationales. Sprinkled throughout are fascinating portraits of historical heroes as they struggle against political, economic and racial oppression.

In Caribbean, James A. Michener's fascinating blend of fact and fiction brings to life the compelling, unforgettable story of a land in search of its destiny.