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  • 4.8 (12 ratings)
    FLAK (






UNABRIDGED) by Michael Veitch Narrated by Bolinda Publishing

    FLAK

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Michael Veitch
    • Narrated By Bolinda Publishing
    Overall
    (12)
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    (3)
    Story
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    A collection of vivid, unforgettable stories from RAAF veterans about their experiences of combat in World War II. It is also an account of the strange, sometimes obsessive journey of the author himself, as he explores a passion held since childhood. From bomber pilots to fighter aces, from rear gunners to bomb aimers, from stories of death and fear to tales of humor and comradeship, Michael has helped unearth the extraordinary stories of ordinary men living and fighting in extraordinary times.

    Dave says: "Enjoyable, informative and at times haunting."
  • 4.3 (1826 ratings)
    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
    Overall
    (1826)
    Performance
    (479)
    Story
    (473)

    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"
  • 4.4 (848 ratings)
    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
    • Narrated By Andrew Marr, David Timson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (848)
    Performance
    (525)
    Story
    (536)

    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"
  • 4.4 (203 ratings)
    The Storm of War (






UNABRIDGED) by Andrew Roberts Narrated by Christian Rodska

    The Storm of War

    • UNABRIDGED (28 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Andrew Roberts
    • Narrated By Christian Rodska
    Overall
    (203)
    Performance
    (49)
    Story
    (48)

    One of the best selling History titles of 2009. Examining the Second World War on every front, Andrew Roberts asks whether, with a different decision-making process and a different strategy, Hitler's Axis might even have won. Were those German generals who blamed everything on Hitler after the war correct, or were they merely scapegoating their former F├╝hrer once he was safely beyond defending himself?

    Colin says: "An Outstanding Piece of Work"
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  • 4.6 (141 ratings)
    The Second World War: Milestones to Disaster (






UNABRIDGED) by Sir Winston Churchill Narrated by Christian Rodska

    The Second World War: Milestones to Disaster

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Sir Winston Churchill
    • Narrated By Christian Rodska
    Overall
    (141)
    Performance
    (28)
    Story
    (28)

    Churchill's history of the Second World War is, and will remain, the definitive work. Lucid, dramatic, remarkable for its breadth and sweep and for its sense of personal involvement, it is universally acknowledged as a magnificent reconstruction.

    William says: "Extremely good listening"
  • 4.4 (96 ratings)
    Monarchy (






UNABRIDGED) by David Starkey Narrated by David Starkey

    Monarchy

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By David Starkey
    • Narrated By David Starkey
    Overall
    (96)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (16)

    The crown of England is the oldest surviving political institution in Europe. Throughout this audiobook Dr David Starkey emphasises the Crown's endless capacity to adapt to circumstances and reshape national policy, whilst he unmasks the personalities and achievements, the defeats and victories, which lie behind the kings and queens of British history. Each of these monarchs has contributed to the religion, geography, laws, language, and government which we live with today.

    Mair says: "I loved it."
  • 4.6 (70 ratings)
    A Short History of Nearly Everything (






ABRIDGED) by Bill Bryson Narrated by Bill Bryson

    A Short History of Nearly Everything

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Bill Bryson
    • Narrated By Bill Bryson
    Overall
    (70)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (18)

    A Short History of Nearly Everything is Bill Bryson's quest to find out everything that has happened from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization - how we got from there, being nothing at all, to here, being us. His challenge is to take subjects that normally bore the pants off most of us and see if there isn't some way to render them comprehensible to people who have never thought they could be interested in science. It's not so much about what we know, as about how we know what we know.

    Matt says: "I love it"
  • 4.6 (68 ratings)
    Bravo Two Zero - 20th Anniversary Edition (






UNABRIDGED) by Andy McNab Narrated by Paul Thornley

    Bravo Two Zero - 20th Anniversary Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Andy McNab
    • Narrated By Paul Thornley
    Overall
    (68)
    Performance
    (65)
    Story
    (63)

    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 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
    Overall
    (1826)
    Performance
    (479)
    Story
    (473)

    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"
  • 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
    • Narrated By Andrew Marr, David Timson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (848)
    Performance
    (525)
    Story
    (536)

    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"
  • Finest Years (






UNABRIDGED) by Max Hastings Narrated by Barnaby Edwards

    Finest Years

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs)
    • By Max Hastings
    • Narrated By Barnaby Edwards
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (1)
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    (1)
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    (1)

    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.

  • Bravo Two Zero - 20th Anniversary Edition (






UNABRIDGED) by Andy McNab Narrated by Paul Thornley

    Bravo Two Zero - 20th Anniversary Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Andy McNab
    • Narrated By Paul Thornley
    Overall
    (68)
    Performance
    (65)
    Story
    (63)

    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"
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  • The History of Ancient Egypt  by The Great Courses Narrated by Professor Bob Brier

    The History of Ancient Egypt

    • ORIGINAL (24 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Bob Brier
    Overall
    (28)
    Performance
    (26)
    Story
    (26)

    Ancient Egyptian civilization is so grand our minds sometimes have difficulty adjusting to it. It lasted 3,000 years, longer than any other on the planet. Its Great Pyramid of Cheops was the tallest building in the world until well into the 19th century and remains the only Ancient Wonder still standing. And it was the most technologically advanced of the ancient civilizations, with the medical knowledge that made Egyptian physicians the most famous in the world.

    A Manning says: "fascinating, and a joy to listen to"
  • A Concise History of the Middle East, Ninth Edition (






UNABRIDGED) by Arthur Goldschmidt, Lawrence Davidson Narrated by Tom Weiner

    A Concise History of the Middle East, Ninth Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Arthur Goldschmidt, Lawrence Davidson
    • Narrated By Tom Weiner
    Overall
    (52)
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    (18)
    Story
    (15)

    The ninth edition of this widely acclaimed text has been extensively revised to reflect the latest scholarship and the most recent events in the Middle East. As an introduction to the history of this turbulent region from the beginnings of Islam to the present day, the book is distinguished by its clear style, broad scope, and balanced treatment.

    Margaret says: "clear, comprehensive and informative"
  • The Rising Sun: The Decline and Fall of the Japanese Empire, 1936-1945 (






UNABRIDGED) by John Toland Narrated by Tom Weiner

    The Rising Sun: The Decline and Fall of the Japanese Empire, 1936-1945

    • UNABRIDGED (41 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By John Toland
    • Narrated By Tom Weiner
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    (3)
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    (2)
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    (2)

    This Pulitzer Prize-winning history of World War II chronicles the dramatic rise and fall of the Japanese empire, from the invasion of Manchuria and China to the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Told from the Japanese perspective, The Rising Sun is, in the author's words, "a factual saga of people caught up in the flood of the most overwhelming war of mankind, told as it happened - muddled, ennobling, disgraceful, frustrating, full of paradox."

  • Nemesis: The Battle for Japan, 1944-45 (






UNABRIDGED) by Max Hastings Narrated by Stewart Cameron

    Nemesis: The Battle for Japan, 1944-45

    • UNABRIDGED (29 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Max Hastings
    • Narrated By Stewart Cameron
    Overall
    (9)
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    (7)
    Story
    (8)

    With an introduction read by Max Hastings. A companion volume to his best-selling 'Armageddon', Max Hastings' account of the battle for Japan is a masterful military history. Featuring the most remarkable cast of commanders the world has ever seen, the dramatic battle for Japan of 1944-45 was acted out across the vast stage of Asia: Imphal and Kohima, Leyte Gulf and Iwo Jima, Okinawa and the Soviet assault on Manchuria.

    Eddie says: "Hastings unabridged - Wonderful"
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  • The Oligarchs: Wealth and Power in the New Russia (






UNABRIDGED) by David Hoffman Narrated by Steve Coulter

    The Oligarchs: Wealth and Power in the New Russia

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By David Hoffman
    • Narrated By Steve Coulter
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    (2)
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    (2)

    A brilliant investigative marrative: How six average Soviet men rose to the pinnacle of Russia's battered economy. David Hoffman, former Moscow bureau chief for The Washington Post, sheds light onto the hidden lives of Russia's most feared power brokers: the oligarchs. Focusing on six of these ruthless men Hoffman reveals how a few players managed to take over Russia's cash-strapped economy and then divvy it up in loans-for-shares deals.

  • The History of the Ancient World: From the Earliest Accounts to the Fall of Rome (






UNABRIDGED) by Susan Wise Bauer Narrated by John Lee

    The History of the Ancient World: From the Earliest Accounts to the Fall of Rome

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Susan Wise Bauer
    • Narrated By John Lee
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    (26)
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    (24)
    Story
    (24)

    This is the first volume in a bold new series that tells the stories of all peoples, connecting historical events from Europe to the Middle East to the far coast of China, while still giving weight to the characteristics of each country. Susan Wise Bauer provides both sweeping scope and vivid attention to the individual lives that give flesh to abstract assertions about human history. This narrative history employs the methods of "history from beneath" - literature, epic traditions, private letters, and accounts - to connect kings and leaders with the lives of those they ruled.

    Anne says: "Entertaining and informative"
  • Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fate of Human Societies (






UNABRIDGED) by Jared Diamond Narrated by Doug Ordunio

    Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fate of Human Societies

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Jared Diamond
    • Narrated By Doug Ordunio
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    (100)
    Performance
    (48)
    Story
    (45)

    Having done field work in New Guinea for more than 30 years, Jared Diamond presents the geographical and ecological factors that have shaped the modern world. From the viewpoint of an evolutionary biologist, he highlights the broadest movements both literal and conceptual on every continent since the Ice Age, and examines societal advances such as writing, religion, government, and technology.

    Mark says: "An excellent work slightly spoilt"
  • Exploding the Phone: The Untold Story of the Teenagers and Outlaws Who Hacked Ma Bell (






UNABRIDGED) by Phil Lapsley Narrated by Johann North

    Exploding the Phone: The Untold Story of the Teenagers and Outlaws Who Hacked Ma Bell

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Phil Lapsley
    • Narrated By Johann North
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (3)
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    (3)
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    (3)

    Before smartphones, back even before the Internet and personal computer, a misfit group of technophiles, blind teenagers, hippies, and outlaws figured out how to hack the world's largest machine: the telephone system. Starting with Alexander Graham Bell's revolutionary "harmonic telegraph", by the middle of the 20th century the phone system had grown into something extraordinary, a web of cutting-edge switching machines and human operators that linked together millions of people like never before. But the network had a billion-dollar flaw, and once people discovered it, things would never be the same.

  • 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

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Francis Fukuyama
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
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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.

  • Bloody Rwanda: The Genocide (






UNABRIDGED) by Thomas Hodge Narrated by Carl Moore

    Bloody Rwanda: The Genocide

    • UNABRIDGED (14 mins)
    • By Thomas Hodge
    • Narrated By Carl Moore
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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.

  • Amazons: Lives and Legends of Warrior Women across the Ancient World (






UNABRIDGED) by Adrienne Mayor Narrated by Fran Tunno

    Amazons: Lives and Legends of Warrior Women across the Ancient World

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Adrienne Mayor
    • Narrated By Fran Tunno
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    Amazons - fierce warrior women dwelling on the fringes of the known world - were the mythic archenemies of the ancient Greeks. Heracles and Achilles displayed their valor in duels with Amazon queens, and the Athenians reveled in their victory over a powerful Amazon army. In historical times, Cyrus of Persia, Alexander the Great, and the Roman general Pompey tangled with Amazons.

  • Thirteen Days in September: Carter, Begin, and Sadat at Camp David (






UNABRIDGED) by Lawrence Wright Narrated by Lawrence Wright, Mark Bramhall

    Thirteen Days in September: Carter, Begin, and Sadat at Camp David

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Lawrence Wright
    • Narrated By Lawrence Wright, Mark Bramhall
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    A gripping day-by-day account of the 1978 Camp David conference, when President Jimmy Carter persuaded Israeli prime minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian president Anwar Sadat to sign the first peace treaty in the modern Middle East, one which endures to this day.

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  • A Morning in June: Defending Outpost Harry (






UNABRIDGED) by James W. Evans Narrated by Matt Armstrong

    A Morning in June: Defending Outpost Harry

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By James W. Evans
    • Narrated By Matt Armstrong
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    The last days of the Korean War saw savage battles for control of important local terrain features, and in the trench warfare of the Chorwon Valley a young U.S. Army lieutenant was assigned to lead an infantry company charged with holding Outpost Harry against a determined Chinese assault. The battle devolved into hand-to-hand combat during a period of constant, intense fighting that lasted two days.

  • The Bible's Cutting Room Floor: The Holy Scriptures Missing from Your Bible (






UNABRIDGED) by Joel M. Hoffman Narrated by Jonathan Todd Ross

    The Bible's Cutting Room Floor: The Holy Scriptures Missing from Your Bible

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Joel M. Hoffman
    • Narrated By Jonathan Todd Ross
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    In The Bible's Cutting Room Floor, acclaimed author and translator Dr. Joel M. Hoffman gives us the stories and other texts that didn't make it into the Bible even though they offer penetrating insight into the Bible and its teachings. The Book of Genesis tells us about Adam and Eve's time in the Garden of Eden, but not their saga after they get kicked out or the lessons they have for us about good and evil.

  • The July/August 2014 Issue of Foreign Affairs: What Really Happened  by Foreign Affairs Narrated by Kevin Stillwell

    The July/August 2014 Issue of Foreign Affairs: What Really Happened

    • HIGHLIGHTS (7 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Foreign Affairs
    • Narrated By Kevin Stillwell
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    "What Really Happened in Iran", by Ray Takeyh: Conventional wisdom about the 1953 coup in Iran rests on the myth that the CIA toppled the country's democratically elected prime minister. In reality, the coup was primarily a domestic Iranian affair, and the CIA's impact was ultimately insignificant.

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