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A fascinating insight into World War II

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  • A History of the World (






UNABRIDGED) by Andrew Marr Narrated by Andrew Marr, David Timson

    A History of the World

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Andrew Marr
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    From the earliest civilizations to the 21st century: a global journey through human history, published alongside a landmark BBC One television series. Our understanding of world history is changing, as new discoveries are made on all the continents and old prejudices are being challenged. In this truly global journey, Andrew Marr revisits some of the traditional epic stories, from classical Greece and Rome to the rise of Napoleon, but surrounds them with less familiar material, from Peru to the Ukraine, China to the Caribbean.

    Adisha Kariyawasam says: "Awsome, educational and epic work"
  • A Short History of Nearly Everything (






UNABRIDGED) by Bill Bryson Narrated by William Roberts

    A Short History of Nearly Everything

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Bill Bryson
    • Narrated By William Roberts
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    A Short History of Nearly Everything is Bill Bryson's fascinating and humorous quest to understand everything that has happened from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization. He takes subjects that normally bore the pants off most of us, like geology, chemistry, and particle physics, and aims to render them comprehensible to people who have never thought they could be interested in science. In the company of some extraordinary scientists, Bill Bryson reveals the world in a way most of us have never seen it before.

    Roy says: "A short Review of Nearly Everything"
  • Waterloo (






UNABRIDGED) by Tim Clayton Narrated by Phillip Franks

    Waterloo

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    • By Tim Clayton
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    The bloodbath at Waterloo ended a war that had engulfed the world for over 20 years. It also finished the career of the charismatic Napoleon Bonaparte. It ensured the final liberation of Germany and the restoration of the old European monarchies, and it represented one of very few defeats for the glorious French army, most of whose soldiers remained devoted to their Emperor until the very end.

  • One Summer: America 1927 (






UNABRIDGED) by Bill Bryson Narrated by Bill Bryson

    One Summer: America 1927

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    • By Bill Bryson
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    One Summer: America, 1927, is the new book by Britain's favourite writer of narrative nonfiction, Bill Bryson. Narrated by the man himself, One Summer takes you to the summer when America came of age, took centre stage, and changed the world forever. In the summer of 1927, America had a booming stock market, a president who worked just four hours a day, a semi-crazed sculptor with a plan to carve four giant heads into a mountain called Rushmore, a devastating flood of the Mississippi, a sensational murder trial, and a youthful aviator named Charles Lindbergh who started the summer wholly unknown, and finished it as the most famous man on Earth.

    Colin says: "Bryson hits another Home Run"
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  • Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage (






UNABRIDGED) by Alfred Lansing Narrated by Simon Prebble

    Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage

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    In August of 1914, the British ship Endurance set sail for the South Atlantic. In October, 1915, still half a continent away from its intended base, the ship was trapped, then crushed in the ice. For five months, Sir Ernest Shackleton and his men, drifting on ice packs, were castaways in one of the most savage regions of the world.

    William says: "Staggering"
  • The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany (






UNABRIDGED) by William L. Shirer Narrated by Grover Gardner

    The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany

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    • By William L. Shirer
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    Since its publication in 1960, William L. Shirer's monumental study of Hitler's German empire has been widely acclaimed as the definitive record of the 20th century's blackest hours. The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich offers an unparalleled and thrillingly told examination of how Adolf Hitler nearly succeeded in conquering the world. With millions of copies in print around the globe, it has attained the status of a vital and enduring classic.

    Richard says: "A unique account"
  • Finest Years (






UNABRIDGED) by Max Hastings Narrated by Barnaby Edwards

    Finest Years

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    Preeminent military historian Max Hastings presents Winston Churchill as he has never been seen before. Winston Churchill was the greatest war leader Britain ever had. In 1940, the nation rallied behind him in an extraordinary fashion. But thereafter, argues Max Hastings, there was a deep divide between what Churchill wanted from the British people and their army, and what they were capable of delivering.

  • Diary of a Young Girl (






UNABRIDGED) by Anne Frank Narrated by Helena Bonham Carter

    Diary of a Young Girl

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    • By Anne Frank
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    In Amsterdam, in the summer of 1942, the Nazis forced teenager Anne Frank and her family into hiding. For over two years, they, another family and a German dentist lived in a 'secret annexe', fearing discovery. All that time, Anne kept a diary.An intimate record of tension and struggle, adolescence and confinement, anger and heartbreak, Anne Frank's diary is one of those unique documents, famed throughout the world.It portrays innocence and humanity, suffering and survival in the starkest and most moving terms.

    Julia says: "Excellent"
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  • Bravo Two Zero - 20th Anniversary Edition (






UNABRIDGED) by Andy McNab Narrated by Paul Thornley

    Bravo Two Zero - 20th Anniversary Edition

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    January 1991: IRAQ. Eight members of the SAS regiment embark upon a top-secret mission to infiltrate deep behind enemy lines. Under the command of Sergeant Andy McNab, they are to sever a vital underground communication link and to seek and destroy mobile Scud launchers. Their call sign: BRAVO TWO ZERO. Each laden with 15 stones of equipment, they tab 20km across the desert to reach their objective. But within days, their location is compromised. After a fierce fire fight, they are forced into evasive action. Four men are captured. Three die. Only one escapes.

    Sp Wickes says: "Nothing but admiration"
  • A Place of Greater Safety (






UNABRIDGED) by Hilary Mantel Narrated by Jonathan Keeble

    A Place of Greater Safety

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    A tour-de-force of historical imagination, this is the story of three young men at the dawn of the French Revolution. Georges-Jacques Danton: zealous, energetic, debt-ridden. Maximilien Robespierre: small, diligent, and terrified of violence. And Camille Desmoulins: a genius of rhetoric, charming, handsome, but erratic and untrustworthy. As these key figures of the French Revolution taste the addictive delights of power, they must also come to face the horror that follows.

    Jackie says: "Loved it!"
  • Lady Catherine and the Real Downton Abbey (






UNABRIDGED) by Countess Of Carnarvon Narrated by Sandra Duncan, Jenny Ogilvie, Andrew Wincott

    Lady Catherine and the Real Downton Abbey

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    Sometimes the facts are even more extraordinary than the fiction... This book tells the story of Lady Catherine, a beautiful American girl who became the chatelaine of Highclere Castle, the setting for Julian Fellowes' award-winning drama Downton Abbey. Charming and charismatic, Catherine caught the eye of Lord Porchester (or 'Porchey', as he was known) when she was just 20 years old, and wearing a pale yellow dress at a ball. She had already turned down 14 proposals before she eventually married Porchey in 1922.

    Fran says: "Informative and enjoyable"
  • Thomas Cromwell: The Untold Story of Henry VIII's Most Faithful Servant (






UNABRIDGED) by Tracy Borman Narrated by Gareth Armstrong, Paul Mendez, Sandra Duncan

    Thomas Cromwell: The Untold Story of Henry VIII's Most Faithful Servant

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    Thomas Cromwell is known to millions as the leading character in Hilary Mantel's best-selling Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies. But who was the real Cromwell? Born a lowly tavern keeper's son, Cromwell rose swiftly through the ranks to become Henry VIII's right-hand man, and one of the most powerful figures in Tudor history. The architect of England's break with the Roman Catholic Church and the dissolution of the monasteries, he oversaw seismic changes in our country's history.

  • Political Order and Political Decay: From the Industrial Revolution to the Globalization of Democracy (






UNABRIDGED) by Francis Fukuyama Narrated by Jonathan Davis

    Political Order and Political Decay: From the Industrial Revolution to the Globalization of Democracy

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    Fukuyama examines the effects of corruption on governance, and why some societies have been successful at rooting it out. He explores the different legacies of colonialism in Latin America, Africa, and Asia, and offers a clear-eyed account of why some regions have thrived and developed more quickly than others. And he boldly reckons with the future of democracy in the face of a rising global middle class and entrenched political paralysis in the West.

  • Rebel Yell: The Violence, Passion, and Redemption of Stonewall Jackson (






UNABRIDGED) by S. C. Gwynne Narrated by Cotter Smith

    Rebel Yell: The Violence, Passion, and Redemption of Stonewall Jackson

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    • By S. C. Gwynne
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    General Stonewall Jackson was like no one anyone had ever seen. In April of 1862 he was merely another Confederate general with only a single battle credential in an army fighting in what seemed to be a losing cause. By middle June he had engineered perhaps the greatest military campaign in American history and was one of the most famous men in the Western World. He had given the Confederate cause what it had recently lacked: hope.

  • Bloody Rwanda: The Genocide (






UNABRIDGED) by Thomas Hodge Narrated by Carl Moore

    Bloody Rwanda: The Genocide

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    The Rwandan Genocide served as one of the moments which the world chose to look away. This audiobook looks at what the world turned its eyes away from.

  • Scottish Highland Games: A Brief History and the Main Events (






UNABRIDGED) by Gary McKraken Narrated by Daniel Penz

    Scottish Highland Games: A Brief History and the Main Events

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    The Highland games are one of the major historical traditions in Scotland. Spectacular events celebrating the history of Scotland in unique style and a major tourist attraction as well. In this audiobook, you will be introduced to the history and the main events of the Scottish Highland Games. All the favourites are included such as tossing the caber, hammer throw, athletics, and the whole spectacle.

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  • Sotheby's: Bidding for Class (






UNABRIDGED) by Robert Lacey Narrated by Simon Prebble

    Sotheby's: Bidding for Class

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    In this splendid account of the world's oldest and richest auction house, Lacey brings to life the personalities, ambition and shrewd business dealings behind the glamour and the glitz. From its beginning in 18th century London as a modest book dealer, Sotheby's owes its rise to a succession of clever and colourful entrepreneurs who knew how to read the winds of economic change and sniff out buyers and sellers of the moment.

  • Cowardice: A Brief History (






UNABRIDGED) by Chris Walsh Narrated by Jonathan Yen

    Cowardice: A Brief History

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    Coward. It's a grave insult, likely to provoke anger, shame, even violence. But what exactly is cowardice? When terrorists are called cowards, does it mean the same as when the term is applied to soldiers? And what, if anything, does cowardice have to do with the rest of us? Bringing together sources from court-martial cases to literary and film classics such as Dante's Inferno, The Red Badge of Courage, and The Thin Red Line, Cowardice recounts the great harm that both cowards and the fear of seeming cowardly have done, and traces the idea of cowardice's power to its evolutionary roots.

  • Beloved Cherokee: Reflections and the Grand Finale, Part II (






UNABRIDGED) by M. R. Farrar Narrated by Ellery Truesdell

    Beloved Cherokee: Reflections and the Grand Finale, Part II

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    History is important to the understanding of life; it is hoped the listener will enjoy this study of a long-time family, their love for country, and accepting failure and defeat with victory.

  • Infierno, La divina comedia (Inferno, The Divine Comedy) (






UNABRIDGED) by Dante Aliguieri Narrated by Joaquin Rodrigo Madrigal

    Infierno, La divina comedia (Inferno, The Divine Comedy)

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    Comedia del poeta florentino "Dante Alighieri". Los sucesivos cantos son el Purgatorio y el Paraíso. Está formada por treinta y tres cantos, más uno de introducción, y cada canto está subdividida en tercetos y la rima está unida. De hecho, su estructura doctrinal hace un uso constante del número tres: los condenados son de hecho repartidos en tres categorías, cada una en unasección decreciente de la cavidad subterránea.

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