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    • Alibaba

    • The House That Jack Ma Built
    • Written by: Duncan Clark
    • Narrated by: Jim Meskimen
    • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
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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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • good story from Jack Ma

    • By Amazon Customer on 2018-10-25
    • The House That Jack Ma Built
    • Written by: Duncan Clark
    • Narrated by: Jim Meskimen
    • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
    • Release date: 2016-04-12
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 62 ratings

    Price: CDN$ 41.38

    • Egypt, Greece, and Rome

    • Civilizations of the Ancient Mediterranean
    • Written by: Charles Freeman
    • Narrated by: Jim Meskimen
    • Length: 32 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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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.

    Price: CDN$ 53.70

    • Parting Shot

    • Written by: Linwood Barclay
    • Narrated by: Jim Meskimen, James Babson
    • Length: 12 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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
    • Loved it

    • By Amazon Customer on 2019-03-20

    Price: CDN$ 35.09

    • The Toyota Way to Lean Leadership

    • Achieving and Sustaining Excellence Through Leadership Development
    • Written 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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • hope all in manufacturing listen to this

    • By omair on 2018-10-08

    Price: CDN$ 33.54

    • Fosse

    • Written by: Sam Wasson
    • Narrated by: Jim Meskimen
    • Length: 21 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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.

    Price: CDN$ 41.64

    • Marvel's Phase One Box Set

    • Written by: Marvel Press
    • Narrated by: Tom Taylorson, Jim Meskimen, Ray Chase
    • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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.... 

    Price: CDN$ 30.67

    • The Story of Silver

    • How the White Metal Shaped America and the Modern World
    • Written 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.

    Price: CDN$ 31.27

    • Lessons in Hope

    • My Unexpected Life with St. John Paul II
    • Written 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.

    Price: CDN$ 39.85

    • 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
    • Written by: Edward T. Haslam
    • Narrated by: Jim Meskimen
    • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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
    • Written by: Edward T. Haslam
    • Narrated by: Jim Meskimen
    • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
    • Release date: 2012-09-17
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 3 ratings

    Price: CDN$ 37.62

    • Zen in the Martial Arts

    • Written by: Joe Hyams
    • Narrated by: Jim Meskimen
    • Length: 2 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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
    • Very Interesting

    • By Pascal on 2018-05-17

    Price: CDN$ 18.47

    • Topgun

    • An American Story
    • Written by: Dan Pedersen
    • Narrated by: Jim Meskimen
    • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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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. 

    Price: CDN$ 31.27

    • Billion Dollar Painter

    • The Triumph and Tragedy of Thomas Kinkade, Painter of Light
    • Written by: G. Eric Kuskey
    • Narrated by: Jim Meskimen
    • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
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    G. Eric Kuskey, former colleague of Thomas Kinkade and close friend until the artist's death in 2012, tells Kinkade's story for the first time, from his art's humble beginnings on a sidewalk in Carmel, California, to his five-house compound in Monte Sereno. It's a tale of addiction and grief, of losing control, and ultimately, of the price of our dreams.

    Price: CDN$ 32.38

    • Someone Like Me

    • An Unlikely Story of Challenge and Triumph Over Cerebral Palsy
    • Written by: John Quinn
    • Narrated by: Jim Meskimen
    • Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
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    As a child, John Quinn had a dream of a naval career despite his affliction with cerebral palsy. After failing the physical exam, he underwent painful, self applied physical therapy for one year then successfully passed a second exam. He kept his cerebral palsy a secret from the record-keepers and medical authorities for 20 years. He had a distinguished and highly decorated career despite the pain he endured to appear normal. He served on board destroyers, a battleship, two aircraft carriers and functioned as an administrator for a Seal unit.

    • An Unlikely Story of Challenge and Triumph Over Cerebral Palsy
    • Written by: John Quinn
    • Narrated by: Jim Meskimen
    • Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
    • Release date: 2012-05-30
    • Not rated yet

    Price: CDN$ 13.88

    • The Dakota Winters

    • A Novel
    • Written by: Tom Barbash
    • Narrated by: Jim Meskimen
    • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
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    It’s the fall of 1979 in New York City 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. 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.

    Price: CDN$ 34.30

    • Bored of the Rings

    • A Parody
    • Written by: The Harvard Lampoon
    • Narrated by: Jim Meskimen
    • Length: 5 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A quest, a war, a ring that would be grounds for calling any wedding off, a king without a kingdom, and a furry little "hero" named Frito, ready - or maybe just forced by the wizard Goodgulf - to undertake the one mission that can save Lower Middle Earth from enslavement by the evil Sorhed. Luscious Elf-maidens, a roller-skating dragon, ugly plants that can soul kiss the unwary to death-these are just some of the ingredients in the wildest, wackiest, most irreverent excursion into fantasy realms that anyone has ever dared to undertake.

    Price: CDN$ 27.77

    • World Made by Hand

    • The World Made by Hand Novels, Book 1
    • Written by: James Howard Kunstler
    • Narrated by: Jim Meskimen
    • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
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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.

    Price: CDN$ 30.53

    • A People's History of the Vampire Uprising

    • A Novel
    • Written by: Raymond A. Villareal
    • Narrated by: Jim Meskimen, Christine Lakin, Robert Petkoff, and others
    • Length: 13 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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.

    Price: CDN$ 37.16

    • They Cage the Animals at Night

    • The True Story of an Abandoned Child's Struggle for Emotional Survival
    • Written by: Jennings Michael Burch
    • Narrated by: Jim Meskimen
    • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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.

    Price: CDN$ 35.09

    • The Unspeakable Loss

    • How Do You Live After a Child Dies?
    • Written 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.

    Price: CDN$ 38.31

    • Darker Than You Think

    • Written by: Jack Williamson
    • Narrated by: Jim Meskimen
    • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Who is the Child of Night? That’s what small-town reporter Will Barbee must find out. Inexorably drawn into investigating a rash of grisly deaths, he soon finds himself embroiled in something far beyond mortal understanding. Doggedly pursuing his investigations, he meets the mysterious and seductive April Bell and starts having disturbing, tantalizing dreams in which he does terrible things - things that are stranger and wilder than his worst nightmares. Then his friends begin dying one by one, and he slowly realizes that an unspeakable evil has been unleashed.

    Price: CDN$ 27.85

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