- 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.
- 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.
michener audio books - 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.
picaresque novel...and a revealing mirror held up to contemporary
JOHN BARKHAM REVIEWS
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
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.
james michener audio
James A. Michener, America's foremost
storyteller, now explores the exotic region of the Caribbean.
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
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.