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Meskimen, Jim

Overview
Works: 227 works in 814 publications in 1 language and 11,430 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Children's films  Thrillers (Fiction)  Detective and mystery fiction  Animated films  Comedy films  Motion pictures  Animated television programs  Children's television programs 
Roles: Narrator, Performer, Actor, Director, Author
Classifications: PS3553.O843, 813.6
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jim Meskimen
Backfire by Catherine Coulter( Recording )

17 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,043 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

San Francisco Judge Ramsey Hunt, longtime friend to FBI agents Lacey Sherlock and Dillon Savich, is presiding over the trial of Clive and Cindy Cahill, accused in a string of murders, when the proceedings take a radical turn. Federal prosecutor Mickey O'Rourke becomes suddenly tentative, leading Hunt to suspect he's been threatened, and when Hunt is shot in the back this is all but confirmed. Now Savich and Sherlock race to San Francisco to investigate, watching their backs all the while
Calendar mysteries by Ron Roy( Recording )

11 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of childrens mysteries
Love may fail : a novel by Matthew Quick( Recording )

15 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An aspiring feminist and underappreciated housewife embarks on an odyssey to find human decency and goodness-and her high school English teacher
The big seven by Jim Harrison( Recording )

16 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detective Sunderson has fled troubles on the home front and bought himself a hunting cabin in a remote area of Michigan's Upper Peninsula. No sooner has he settled in than he realizes his new neighbors are creating even more havoc than the Great Leader did. A family of outlaws, armed to the teeth, the Ameses have local law enforcement too intimidated to take them on. Then Sunderson's cleaning lady, a comely young Ames woman, is murdered, and black sheep brother Lemuel Ames seeks Sunderson's advice on a crime novel he's writing, which may not be fiction. Sunderson must struggle with the evil within himself and the far greater, more expansive evil of his neighbor
Shaggy & Scooby-Doo get a clue by Warner Bros( Visual )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adventures of Mystery, Inc. members Shaggy and Scooby-Doo as they solve various crimes around the world with the help of inherited cash and inventions from Shaggy's missing uncle
World made by hand by James Howard Kunstler( )

15 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The Long Emergency, celebrated social commentator James Howard Kunstler explored how the terminal decline of oil production combined with climate change had the potential to put industrial civilization out of business. In World Made by Hand, an astonishing work of speculative fiction, Kunstler brings to life what America might be, a few decades hence, after these catastrophes converge. 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. The townspeople's challenges play out in a dazzling, fully realized world of abandoned highways and empty houses, horses working the fields and rivers, no longer polluted, and replenished with fish. This is the story of Robert Earle and his fellow townspeople and what happens to them one summer in a country that has changed profoundly. A powerful tale of love, loss, violence, and desperation, World Made by Hand is also lyrical and tender, a surprising story of a new America struggling to be born-a story more relevant now than ever
The witch of Hebron : a World made by hand novel by James Howard Kunstler( )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the sequel to his bestselling 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. Wars are fought over dwindling resources and illness is a constant presence. Bandits roam the countryside, preying on the weak, and a sinister cult threatens to shatter Union Grove's fragile stability. Here is a novel that seamlessly weaves hot-button issues like the decline of oil and the perils of climate change into a compelling narrative of violence, religious hysteria, innocence lost, and love found-a cautionary tale with an optimistic heart. Already a renowned social commentator and a bestselling novelist and nonfiction writer, Kunstler has recently attained even greater prominence in the global conversation about energy and the environment. In the last two years he has been the focus of a long profile in the New Yorker, the subject of a full-page essay in the New York Times Book Review, and his wildly popular blog and podcast have made him a sought-after speaker who gives dozens of lectures and scores of media interviews each year
Ender's game alive : the full-cast audioplay by Orson Scott Card( Recording )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatization written by Orson Scott Card, based on his bestselling novel and the upcoming theatrical film release. Seventy years after a horrific alien war, an unusually gifted child is sent to an advanced military school in space to prepare for a future invasion
Guy Langman, crime scene procrastinator by Josh Berk( Recording )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sixteen-year-old Guy Langman, his best friend Anoop, and other members of the school Forensics Club investigate a break-in and a possible murder, which could be connected to the mysterious past of Guy's recently-deceased father
Alvin and the chipmunks meet Frankenstein by Ross Bagdasarian( Visual )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mischievous brothers explore a popular theme park attraction, Frankenstein₂s Castle, that₂s been taken over by the real doctor and his beloved Monster
The Dakota Winters : a novel by Tom Barbash( Recording )

7 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1979, after a bout of malaria in the Peace Corps, twenty-three-year-old Anton Winter returns to his childhood home in New York City to help his father, a famous late-night host, reignite his stalled career. But the further Anton is drawn into his father's celebrity circles, he questions his own path, and the more the fissures in the Winter family begin to show
Calendar mysteries by Ron Roy( Recording )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of Calender mysteries
The Incredible Hulk by Alexander Irvine( Recording )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bruce Banner was once just a shy scientist. But after a devastating lab accident, he became The Incredible Hulk. Join the action as this Super Hero fights against Abomination in his complete origin story
Stolen hearts by Jane Tesh( )

14 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Randall may work for a dead-end detective agency, but he has a talent for finding things. When a music professor is murdered, the only clue is a notebook full of odd musical notations. Warned off the case by the police, he's instead hired by Melanie Gentry, who wants him to prove that her great-grandmother was killed by music legend John Burrows Ashford over authorship of the songs in Patchwork Melodies
The splendid things we planned : a family portrait by Blake Bailey( Recording )

11 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blake Bailey's darkly funny account of growing up in the shadow of an erratic and increasingly dangerous brother, an exhilarating and sometimes harrowing story that culminates in one unforgettable Christmas
Racing the rain : a novel by John L Parker( Recording )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quenton Cassidy's first foot races are with nature itself: the summer storms that sweep through his subtropical neighborhood. Shirtless, barefoot, and brown as a berry, Cassidy is a skinny, mouthy kid with aspirations to be a great athlete. As he explores his primal surroundings, along the Loxahatchee River and the nearby Atlantic Ocean, he is befriended by Trapper Nelson, "the Tarzan of the Loxahatchee," a well-known eccentric who lives off the land. In junior high school, quite by chance, Cassidy discovers an ability to run long distances, but his real dream is to be a basketball star. Still, Cassidy absorbs Nelson's view of running as a way of relating to and interacting with the natural world. Though he is warned of Nelson's checkered past, Cassidy dismisses the stories as superstitious gossip--until his small town is stunned by the disappearance of a prominent judge and his wife. Cassidy's loyalty to his friend is severely tested just as his opportunity to make his mark as a gifted runner comes to fruition
Fosse by Sam Wasson( )

11 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We see Bob Fosse's legacy everywhere-from Broadway to "Billy Jean" to Beyonc'̌s moves in the "Single Ladies" video. Yet in spite of Fosse's deep cultural significance, no biography has ever brought him fully to life, unveiling the man behind the bowler hat and the swaggering sex appeal. Now acclaimed cultural historian Sam Wasson traces Fosse's numberless reinventions of himself over a career that would spawn The Pajama Game, Cabaret, Pippin, Chicago, All That Jazz, and other iconic works of art and earn him Tonys, Emmys, and an Oscar. Wasson traces not only Fosse's prodigious professional life but his intense relationships with everyone from Liza Minnelli, Fred Astaire, and Neil Simon to Shirley MacLaine, Jessica Lange, and Dustin Hoffman. Through extensive interviews with collaborators and lovers and unprecedented access to Fosse's archives, Wasson also reveals the deep wounds that propelled his subject's excessive appetites-for spotlights, women, and life itself. In Fosse, Wasson's stylish, effervescent prose proves the ideal vehicle for reanimating Bob Fosse as he truly was-after hours, close up, and in vibrant color
South Phoenix rules : a David Mapstone mystery by Jon Talton( )

13 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A handsome young New York professor comes to Phoenix to research his new book. But when he's brutally murdered, police connect him to one of the world's most deadly drug cartels. This shouldn't be a case for historian-turned-deputy David Mapstone - except the victim has been dating David's sister-in-law Robin and now she's a target, too. David's wife Lindsey is in Washington with an elite anti-cyber terror unit and she makes one demand of him: protect Robin. This won't be an easy job with the city police suspicious of Robin and trying to pressure her. With the sheriff's office in turmoil, David is even more of an outsider. And the gangsters are able to outgun and outspend law enforcement. It doesn't help that David and Lindsey's long-distance marriage is under strain. But the danger is real and growing. To save Robin, David must leave his stack of historic crimes and plunge into the savage today world of smuggling - people, drugs, and guns - in Phoenix
Spy killer by L. Ron Hubbard( Recording )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Russian beauty Varinka Savischna recruits an outlaw seeking refuge in China for her war against Chinese intelligence services. Unfortunately, the man she recruited, Kurt Reid, is captured by the Chinese, forced to assassinate a Japanese spy, and made to enter the world of espionage
Silver City massacre by Charles West( Recording )

14 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When his traveling party expands to include two women survivors of a Comanche raid and a Bannock Indian, Joel must to rely on what soldier's instinct he has left to deliver everyone to Silver City alive, and keep them alive
 
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Alternative Names
Jim Meskimen

Jim Meskimen American stand-up comedian

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Meskimen, James Ross 1959-

Джим Мескимен

جیم میسکیمن

ジム・メスキメン

吉姆·梅斯基門 美國站立喜劇演員

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