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Author: James A. Michener Narrator: Larry McKeever Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2015 ISBN: 9781101922255
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Written to commemorate the Bicentennial in 1976, James A. Michener’s magnificent saga of the West is an enthralling celebration of the frontier. Brimming with the glory of America’s past, the story of Colorado—the Centennial State—is manifested through its people: Lame Beaver, the Arapaho chieftain and warrior, and his Comanche and Pawnee enemies; Levi Zendt, fleeing with his child bride from the Amish country; the cowboy, Jim Lloyd, who falls in love with a wealthy and cultured Englishwoman, Charlotte Seccombe. In Centennial, trappers, traders, homesteaders, gold seekers, ranchers, and hunters are brought together in the dramatic conflicts that shape the destiny of the legendary West—and the entire country.
 
Praise for Centennial
 
“A hell of a book . . . While he fascinates and engrosses, Michener also educates.”Los Angeles Times
 
“An engrossing book . . . imaginative and intricate . . . teeming with people and giving a marvelous sense of the land.”The Plain Dealer
 
“Michener is America’s best writer, and he proves it once again in Centennial. . . . If you’re a Michener fan, this book is a must. And if you’re not a Michener fan, Centennial will make you one.”The Pittsburgh Press
 
“An absorbing work . . . Michener is a superb storyteller.”BusinessWeek Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • A hell of a book . . . While he fascinates and engrosses, Michener also educates. Los Angeles Times
  • An engrossing book . . . imaginative and intricate . . . teeming with people and giving a marvelous sense of the land. The Plain Dealer
  • Michener is America’s best writer, and he proves it once again in Centennial. . . . If you’re a Michener fan, this book is a must. And if you’re not a Michener fan, Centennial will make you one. The Pittsburgh Press
     
  • An absorbing work . . . Michener is a superb storyteller. BusinessWeek
  • “A hell of a book…While he fascinates and engrosses, Michener also educates.”

    Los Angeles Times

  • “An engrossing book…imaginative and intricate…teeming with people and giving a marvelous sense of the land.”

    Plain Dealer (Cleveland)

  • “Michener is America’s best writer, and he proves it once again in Centennial…If you’re a Michener fan, this book is a must. And if you’re not a Michener fan, Centennial will make you one.”

    Pittsburgh Press

  • “An absorbing work…Michener is a superb storyteller.”

    BusinessWeek

  • A New York Times bestseller

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ritaham | 5/10/2019

    " We have family in Colorado We love history of USA and the World Michner takes us back to Earth creation, formation of the crust and deep inside earths mantle. Deep into earths watersheds and high into the heavens, Michner brings it all alive with fascinating detail "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sue | 5/4/2017

    " Wonderful story expertly narrated and an absolutely wonderful listen. "

About the Author

James A. Michener (1907–1997) was one of the world’s most popular writers. He authored more than forty books of fiction and nonfiction, including the Pulitzer Prize–winning Tales of the South Pacific, the bestselling novels The Source, Hawaii, Alaska, Chesapeake, Centennial, Texas, Caribbean, and Caravans, and the memoir The World Is My Home. Michener served on the advisory council to NASA and the International Broadcast Board, which oversees the Voice of America. Among dozens of awards and honors, he received America’s highest civilian award, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, in 1977, and an award from the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities in 1983 for his commitment to art in America.

About the Narrator

Larry McKeever has narrated a number of audiobooks, including several by James A. Michener and Isaac Asimov.