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Adisha Kariyawasam

Adisha Kariyawasam Thurrock, United Kingdom
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  • "Awsome, educational and epic work"

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    I embarked on listening to this epic and well-researched book on the history of civilisation with some trepidation. There are after all, a total of 92 Chapters (26.5 hours) to work through and this is a formidable listening marathon by any stretch of the imagination. However, I found them all totally worth the effort. I am pleased Andrew Marr opened the narration by lending his voice to the introduction. This is a very expansive work as Mr. Marr draws references to a research base of some 2,000 or so books. In addittion, David Timson's highly expressive narration that followed is clear, assertive and a joy to listen to as it is consistenly intonated throughout without ever being condescending. You don't have to be a professional historian to appreciate the amount of effort that has gone into producing this book and the (at times) rather violent TV series to which this is a perfect accompaniment. The passion for the subject, dedication and commitment shine through at all times and for me, this is a notable quality of the book. Overall, a highly recommended purchase indeed which takes pride of place on my Audible bookshelf!

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    A History of the World

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    • By Andrew Marr
    • Narrated By Andrew Marr, David Timson
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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"
  • "Fascinating historical journey thro..."

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    On the whole, I really enjoyed the content of this audio book - it was both educational and captivating. Michael Wood presents a rich, well-researched and colourful epic history of this vast country and clearly knows his subject matter.



    However, I felt at times that the audio book did not make the best use of the sound medium and could have been improved in the following ways:

    1. Maybe Michael could have introduced the audio book. This would have added a lot more weight and credibility to the recording.

    2. In my opinion, the narrator Sam Dastor's expressive performance would have benefited from an additional Indian voice actor reading those parts of the text that required a native Indian accent.

    3. With the introduction of some music clips and sound effects - maybe sourced from the excellent and celebrated BBC TV series? This would have greatly enhanced the otherwise excellent narration.

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    The Story of India

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    • By Michael Wood
    • Narrated By Sam Dastor
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    Michael Wood weaves a spellbinding narrative out of the 10,000-year history of India. Home today to more than a fifth of the world's population, the subcontinent gave birth to the oldest and most influential civilization on Earth, to four world religions, and to the world's largest democracy. Now, as India bids to become a global giant, Michael sets out to trace the roots of India's present in the incredible riches of her past.

    Andrew says: "The Story of India"
  1. A History of the World
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  • Six Days of War: June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East

    "Very biased, but worthwhile"

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    This book gives a good overview of the 6-day war if (and only if) you remember that this is a very one-sided account of things. Oren is an Israeli diplomat, and despite going to some trouble early in the book to claim impartiality, this account is very partial indeed.

    Put simply - everything Israel did was, in Oren's view, entirely defensive, moral and justified.

    He mentions with abhorrence the Arab Legion shelling civilian Jewish parts of Jerusalem, but expresses no such concern about Israeli bombing/shelling of Arab settlements. Nasser is portrayed as a vain madman who was hell-bent on destroying Israel. There are no mentions of why the Arab states were angry about the behaviour of Israel in the run up to the war, no mention of why Israel would not allow the UNEF to be re-positioned onto their side of the lines. Operation Dawn is discussed at length as a threat to Israel, and yet the Israeli plans to attack the Egyptians are explained as a morally just "response" to potential Egyptian aggression. The list of unbalance in this book is endless.

    However, it is actually a good account as long as you remember it is just the Israeli version of events.The narration is excellent and it is well structured and easy to listen to and follow.

    I would recommend it, but with the caveat that this is not a balanced account of what happened.

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  • "An interesting and absorbing book"

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    This book should be of interest to anyone who wants to understand better how Governements can sometimes make a terrible mess of their business. It tries to draw lessons from one semi-fictional (the Fall of Troy) and three real life episodes from history-the last two - the loss of the Amreican colonies and Vietnam - are worth the price of the book on their own.

    Although the author sets out the events, this is not narrative history as she intersperses her judgments, analysis and opinions as she goes through. This is OK if you have some familiarity with the history, but can be confusing - as it was for me when she dealt with the creation of Protestantism - if you are not.

    I think this must be quite an old recording as the editing was not what you expect - but the narrator is excellent, with great judgement of pace and tone, always important, I think, for narrated history books.

    Barbara Tuchman is a very fine historian, and I intend to get another of her books with next month's credit. In the meantime, I can recommended this book wholeheartedly.

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    The March of Folly: From Troy to Vietnam

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    • By Barbara W. Tuchman
    • Narrated By Wanda McCaddon
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    In The March of Folly, two-time Pulitzer Prize winning historian Barbara Tuchman tackles the pervasive presence of folly in governments through the ages. Defining folly as the pursuit by governments of policies contrary to their own interests, despite the availability of feasible alternatives, Tuchman details four decisive turning points in history that illustrate the very heights of folly in government.

    Tom says: "An interesting and absorbing book"

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  • 4.8 (12 ratings)
    FLAK (






UNABRIDGED) by Michael Veitch Narrated by Bolinda Publishing

    FLAK

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    • By Michael Veitch
    • Narrated By Bolinda Publishing
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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 (1809 ratings)
    A Short History of Nearly Everything (






UNABRIDGED) by Bill Bryson Narrated by William Roberts

    A Short History of Nearly Everything

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    • 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"
  • 4.4 (833 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)
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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"
  • 4.4 (202 ratings)
    The Storm of War (






UNABRIDGED) by Andrew Roberts Narrated by Christian Rodska

    The Storm of War

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    • By Andrew Roberts
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    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 Führer once he was safely beyond defending himself?

    Colin says: "An Outstanding Piece of Work"
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  • 4.6 (138 ratings)
    The Second World War: Milestones to Disaster (






UNABRIDGED) by Sir Winston Churchill Narrated by Christian Rodska

    The Second World War: Milestones to Disaster

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    • By Sir Winston Churchill
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    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

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    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 (69 ratings)
    A Short History of Nearly Everything (






ABRIDGED) by Bill Bryson Narrated by Bill Bryson

    A Short History of Nearly Everything

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    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"
  • 4.5 (55 ratings)
    Berlin Diary: The Journal of a Foreign Correspondent, 1934-1941 (






UNABRIDGED) by William L. Shirer Narrated by Tom Weiner

    Berlin Diary: The Journal of a Foreign Correspondent, 1934-1941

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By William L. Shirer
    • Narrated By Tom Weiner
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    By the acclaimed journalist and New York Times best-selling author of The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, this day-by-day eyewitness account of the momentous events leading up to World War II in Europe is the private, personal, utterly revealing journal of a great foreign correspondent.

    Mark says: "Stunning and beautifully read"
  • 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"
  • 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
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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"
  • Bravo Two Zero - 20th Anniversary Edition (






UNABRIDGED) by Andy McNab Narrated by Paul Thornley

    Bravo Two Zero - 20th Anniversary Edition

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    • By Andy McNab
    • Narrated By Paul Thornley
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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"
  • 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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    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"
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  • 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

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    • By Jared Diamond
    • Narrated By Doug Ordunio
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    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"
  • 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

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    • By John Toland
    • Narrated By Tom Weiner
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    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."

  • Six Days of War: June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East (






UNABRIDGED) by Michael B. Oren Narrated by Robert Whitfield

    Six Days of War: June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East

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    • By Michael B. Oren
    • Narrated By Robert Whitfield
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    In Israel and the West, it is called the Six Day War. In the Arab world, it is known as the June War or, simply, as "the Setback". Never has a conflict so short, unforeseen, and largely unwanted by both sides so transformed the world. The Yom Kippur War, the war in Lebanon, the Camp David accords, the controversy over Jerusalem and Jewish settlements in the West Bank, the intifada, and the rise of Palestinian terror are all part of the outcome of those six days.

    Mark says: "A fascinating acoount of the politics of a war"
  • Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World (






UNABRIDGED) by Jack Weatherford Narrated by Jack Weatherford, Jonathan Davis

    Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World

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    • By Jack Weatherford
    • Narrated By Jack Weatherford, Jonathan Davis
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    The Mongol army led by Genghis Khan subjugated more lands and people in 25 years than the Romans did in 400. In nearly every country the Mongols conquered, they brought an unprecedented rise in cultural communication, expanded trade, and a blossoming of civilization.

    Simone says: "Amazing! Wonderful! Couldn't get enough!"
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  • The Origins of Totalitarianism (






UNABRIDGED) by Hannah Arendt Narrated by Nadia May

    The Origins of Totalitarianism

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    • By Hannah Arendt
    • Narrated By Nadia May
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    This classic, definitive account of totalitarianism traces the emergence of modern racism as an "ideological weapon for imperialism", beginning with the rise of anti-Semitism in Europe in the 19th century and continuing through the New Imperialism period from 1884 to World War I.

    Terje says: "A must read, for people interested in history."
  • The American Civil War: History in an Hour (






UNABRIDGED) by Kat Smutz Narrated by Jonathan Keeble

    The American Civil War: History in an Hour

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    • By Kat Smutz
    • Narrated By Jonathan Keeble
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    History for busy people. The American Civil War was fought between the Confederates and the Union from 1861 to 1865. This is a concise history of this tumultuous period.The American Civil War started when eleven southern 'slave' states declared their independence from the United States of America. Abraham Lincoln's Republican government were strongly against slavery and fought to abolish it and keep the country united.

  • Switzerland: Village History (






UNABRIDGED) by David Birmingham Narrated by Ayn Czubas

    Switzerland: Village History

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    • By David Birmingham
    • Narrated By Ayn Czubas
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    Switzerland is a remarkable country, half of whose territory lies in the Alps. This is the history of one Swiss alpine village. Raising cattle and making cheese brought modest wealth to its struggling peasants until a destructive Napoleonic invasion brought revolution and poverty. Well-being was slowly restored by a democratic unification of Switzerland. The Alps took on a romantic tourist glow in the Edwardian age and after the disruptions of two world wars the highland farmers and guest house keeps began to prosper.

  • Finest Years (






UNABRIDGED) by Max Hastings Narrated by Barnaby Edwards

    Finest Years

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    • By Max Hastings
    • Narrated By Barnaby Edwards
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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.

  • A Mad Catastrophe: The Outbreak of World War I and the Collapse of the Habsburg Empire (






UNABRIDGED) by Geoffrey Wawro Narrated by Geoffrey Wawro

    A Mad Catastrophe: The Outbreak of World War I and the Collapse of the Habsburg Empire

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    • By Geoffrey Wawro
    • Narrated By Geoffrey Wawro
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    The Austro-Hungarian army that marched east and south to confront the Russians and Serbs in the opening campaigns of World War I had a glorious past but a pitiful present. Speaking a mystifying array of languages and lugging outdated weapons, the Austrian troops were hopelessly unprepared for the industrialized warfare that would shortly consume Europe.

  • The Culinary Imagination: From Myth to Modernity (






UNABRIDGED) by Sandra M. Gilbert Narrated by Suzanne Toren

    The Culinary Imagination: From Myth to Modernity

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    • By Sandra M. Gilbert
    • Narrated By Suzanne Toren
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    Focusing on contemporary practices, The Culinary Imagination traces the social, aesthetic, and political history of food from myth to modernity, from ancient sources to our current wave of food mania. What does it mean to transform raw stuff into cooked dishes, which then become part of our own bodies; to savor festive meals yet resolve to renounce gluttony; to act as predators where in another life we might have become prey?

  • South Pacific Cauldron: World War II's Great Forgotten Battlegrounds (






UNABRIDGED) by Alan Rems Narrated by Michael Prichard

    South Pacific Cauldron: World War II's Great Forgotten Battlegrounds

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    • By Alan Rems
    • Narrated By Michael Prichard
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    Unlike most other World War II accounts, this work covers the South Pacific operations in detail. The audiobook includes many now-forgotten operations that deserve to be well remembered. Significantly, the official Australian history of World War II correctly observed that Australia's part in the Pacific war is barely mentioned in American histories. This volume finally brings the major Australian contribution to the fore.

  • Breve historia del Imperio bizantino (






UNABRIDGED) by David Barreras, Cristina Durán Narrated by Adriana Sananes

    Breve historia del Imperio bizantino

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    • By David Barreras, Cristina Durán
    • Narrated By Adriana Sananes
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    Generalmente se nos suele enseñar la Edad Media como una etapa de oscuridad marcada por guerras continuas entre señores feudales y por un cristianismo hermético. Un estudio a fondo nos demostrará que no es una imagen completa, ya que sólo tiene en cuenta el ojo occidental.

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  • La leyenda de El Dorado y otros mitos del Descubrimiento de América (






UNABRIDGED) by Christian Kupchik Narrated by Daniel Angel Montalvo

    La leyenda de El Dorado y otros mitos del Descubrimiento de América

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    • By Christian Kupchik
    • Narrated By Daniel Angel Montalvo
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    El hombre tiende siempre a inventar utopías y a perseguir quimeras, ya desde la antigüedad territorios como la Atlántida o las Islas Afortunadas, habían sido visitadas por viajeros que traían descripciones de animales increíbles y tesoros infinitos, otro tanto pasaba con regiones como la India de la que se contaban también numerosas leyendas fantásticas que fueron confirmadas, en algunos casos, por hombres que estuvieron allí, las tropas de Alejandro Magno por ejemplo.

  • Breve historia de Gengis Kan (






UNABRIDGED) by Borja Pelegero Alcaide Narrated by Sergio Capelo

    Breve historia de Gengis Kan

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    • By Borja Pelegero Alcaide
    • Narrated By Sergio Capelo
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    Considerado por unos un cruel asesino, un tirano de puño de hierro, y por otros uno de los mayores estadistas de la historia, sólo hay una cosa clara sobre Gengis Kan: gobernó el mayor imperio de la historia. Entre la biografía y la historia del imperio mongol, Breve historia de Gengis Kan nos presenta la vida de este caudillo nómada que construyó un imperio que se extendía desde Europa hasta el Japón.

  • Breve historia del islam (






UNABRIDGED) by Ernest Bendriss Narrated by Walter Krochmal

    Breve historia del islam

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    • By Ernest Bendriss
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