Categories

History

11,414 results
Sort by
    • Mythos

    • By: Stephen Fry
    • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
    • Length: 15 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,232
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3,854
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,836

    The Greek myths are amongst the greatest stories ever told, passed down through millennia and inspiring writers and artists as varied as Shakespeare, Michelangelo, James Joyce and Walt Disney. They are embedded deeply in the traditions, tales and cultural DNA of the West. You'll fall in love with Zeus, marvel at the birth of Athena, wince at Cronus and Gaia's revenge on Ouranos, weep with King Midas and hunt with the beautiful and ferocious Artemis.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I need more!

    • By Lily on 08-11-17

    Regular price: £23.99

    • A Short History of Nearly Everything

    • By: Bill Bryson
    • Narrated by: William Roberts
    • Length: 19 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,366
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,735
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,696

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Terrific

    • By Jane on 11-07-07

    Regular price: £20.99

    • Arnhem

    • By: Antony Beevor
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 16 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    On 17 September 1944, General Kurt Student, the founder of Nazi Germany's parachute forces, heard the growing roar of aeroplane engines. He went out onto his balcony above the flat landscape of southern Holland to watch the air armada of Dakotas and gliders carrying the British 1st Airborne and the American 101st and 82nd Airborne divisions. He gazed up in envy at this massive demonstration of paratroop power. 

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful story, irritating narration.

    • By Mr Marcus J West on 17-05-18

    Regular price: £23.99

    • History Revealed (Series 1)

    • By: History Revealed Staff
    • Length: 4 hrs and 40 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Crusading knights, Tudor monarchs, the D-Day landings and more. Travel back in time with some of the world's most notable historians. Meet the unsung heroes of the past and hear their untold stories. Discover what really happened, despite what the history books tell us. While the show's experts rarely rewrite the pages of history, they often read between the lines. This is history revealed.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting topics

    • By matthew brown on 16-03-18

    Regular price: £24.99

    • Inglorious Empire

    • What the British Did to India
    • By: Shashi Tharoor
    • Narrated by: Shashi Tharoor
    • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Inglorious Empire written and read by Shashi Tharoor. In the 18th century, India's share of the world economy was as large as Europe's. By 1947, after two centuries of British rule, it had decreased six-fold. The Empire blew rebels from cannon, massacred unarmed protesters, entrenched institutionalised racism and caused millions to die from starvation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A very timely and valuable book

    • By Laurence on 25-05-18

    Regular price: £21.99

    • The Silk Roads

    • A New History of the World
    • By: Peter Frankopan
    • Narrated by: Laurence Kennedy
    • Length: 24 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,993
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,809
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,796

    The sun is setting on the Western world. Slowly but surely, the direction in which the world spins has reversed: where for the last five centuries the globe turned westward on its axis, it now turns to the east.... For centuries, fame and fortune were to be found in the West - in the New World of the Americas. Today it is the East that calls out to those in search of adventure and riches. The region stretching from Eastern Europe and sweeping right across Central Asia, deep into China and India, is taking center stage.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • History that is as entertaining as it is educating

    • By Natalia on 03-12-15

    Regular price: £32.79

    • The Templars

    • By: Dan Jones
    • Narrated by: Dan Jones
    • Length: 15 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 224
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 199
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 201

    The Knights Templar were the wealthiest, most powerful - and most secretive - of the military orders that flourished in the crusading era. Their story - encompassing as it does the greatest international conflict of the Middle Ages, a network of international finance, a swift rise in wealth and influence followed by a bloody and humiliating fall - has left a comet's tail of mystery that continues to fascinate and inspire historians, novelists and conspiracy theorists. Unabridged edition read by Dan Jones.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing to learn the true story of the Templars

    • By john on 06-03-18

    Regular price: £24.99

    • SPQR

    • A History of Ancient Rome
    • By: Mary Beard
    • Narrated by: Phyllida Nash
    • Length: 18 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,163
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,047
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,032

    Ancient Rome matters. Its history of empire, conquest, cruelty and excess is something against which we still judge ourselves. Its myths and stories - from Romulus and Remus to the rape of Lucretia - still strike a chord with us. And its debates about citizenship, security and the rights of the individual still influence our own debates on civil liberty today. SPQR is a new look at Roman history from one of the world's foremost classicists.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting and erudite

    • By Mr. D on 01-12-15
    • A History of Ancient Rome
    • By: Mary Beard
    • Narrated by: Phyllida Nash
    • Length: 18 hrs and 30 mins
    • Release date: 19-10-15
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 1,163 ratings

    Regular price: £14.99

    • A History of the World

    • By: Andrew Marr
    • Narrated by: Andrew Marr, David Timson
    • Length: 26 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,341
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,859
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,858

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awsome, educational and epic work

    • By Adisha on 30-10-12

    Regular price: £29.99

    • Soldier Spy

    • By: Tom Marcus
    • Narrated by: Jason Langley
    • Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,406
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,303
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,306

    In the boot were six homemade pipe bombs, all linked to detonate at the same time from a single call on a brand-new pay-as-you-go phone found on the target. Special Branch also found Chinese Type 56 assault rifles with eight full magazines of ammunition. His target was a local school. He planned to attack two coaches of teenagers returning home after a school trip to France. Approximately 60 children, their accompanying teachers and their waiting parents. He was going to kill them all.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic account, fantastically narrated.

    • By Gareth on 11-01-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The History of the Ancient World

    • From the Earliest Accounts to the Fall of Rome
    • By: Susan Wise Bauer
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 26 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 166
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 149
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 147

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • More fairy tale than history...

    • By Clementi on 26-12-15

    Regular price: £37.49

    • The Art of War

    • By: Sun Tzu
    • Narrated by: Aidan Gillen
    • Length: 1 hr and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 943
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 851
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 838

    The 13 chapters of The Art of War, each devoted to one aspect of warfare, were compiled by the high-ranking Chinese military general, strategist, and philosopher Sun-Tzu. In spite of its battlefield specificity, The Art of War has found new life in the modern age with leaders in fields as wide and far-reaching as world politics, human psychology, and corporate strategy finding valuable insight in its timeworn words.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The narrator had a train to catch.

    • By Hugh Cameron on 03-03-18

    Regular price: £5.69

    • The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs

    • The Untold Story of a Lost World
    • By: Steve Brusatte
    • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
    • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    Sixty-six million years ago the dinosaurs were wiped from the face of the earth. Today a new generation of dinosaur hunters, armed with cutting-edge technology, is piecing together the complete story of how the dinosaurs created a hugely successful empire that lasted for around 150 million years.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very enjoyable.

    • By G. Morgan on 13-05-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Berlin

    • The Downfall: 1945
    • By: Antony Beevor
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 18 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 169
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 145
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 145

    The Red Army had much to avenge when it finally reached the frontiers of the Reich in January 1945. Political instructors rammed home the message of Wehrmacht and SS brutality. The result was the most terrifying example of fire and sword ever known, with tanks crushing refugee columns under their tracks, mass rape, pillage and destruction. Over seven million fled westwards from the terror of the Red Army. Antony Beevor reconstructs the experiences of those millions caught up in the nightmare of the Third Reich's final collapse.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • War and horror

    • By Margaret on 11-08-17

    Regular price: £23.99

    • The Second World War

    • By: Antony Beevor
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 39 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 834
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 676
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 669

    A magisterial, single volume history of the greatest conflict the world has ever known, by our foremost military historian. The Second World War began in August 1939 on the edge of Manchuria and ended there exactly six years later with the Soviet invasion of northern China. The war in Europe appeared completely divorced from the war in the Pacific and China, and yet events on opposite sides of the world had profound effects.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Concise, Interesting and Entertaining

    • By David on 16-08-12

    Regular price: £24.99

    • The English and Their History

    • By: Robert Tombs
    • Narrated by: Stephen Thorne
    • Length: 45 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 379
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 347
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 345

    In The English and their History, the first full-length account to appear in one volume for many decades, Robert Tombs gives us the history of the English people and of how the stories they have told about themselves have shaped them, from the prehistoric 'dreamtime' through to the present day.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A big commitment, easily paid off!

    • By m sinclair on 20-02-17

    Regular price: £29.99

    • At Home: A Short History of Private Life

    • By: Bill Bryson
    • Narrated by: Bill Bryson
    • Length: 16 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,886
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,090
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,090

    Bill Bryson was struck one day by the thought that we devote more time to studying the battles and wars of history than to considering what history really consists of: centuries of people quietly going about their daily business. This inspired him to start a journey around his own house, an old rectory in Norfolk, considering how the ordinary things in life came to be.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • More Fact Pact Bryson

    • By Stewart Webb on 06-06-10

    Regular price: £20.99

    • Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World

    • By: Jack Weatherford
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis, Jack Weatherford
    • Length: 14 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 731
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 641
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 638

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing! Wonderful! Couldn't get enough!

    • By Simone Teufel on 30-06-10

    Regular price: £26.29

    • The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich

    • A History of Nazi Germany
    • By: William L. Shirer
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 57 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,370
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 892
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 884

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Finished - what do I do now?

    • By Colin on 18-02-11

    Regular price: £39.39

    • D-Day

    • The Battle for Normandy
    • By: Antony Beevor
    • Narrated by: Cameron Stewart
    • Length: 19 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 221
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 201
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 199

    The Normandy landings that took place on D-day involved by far the largest invasion fleet ever known. The scale of the undertaking was simply awesome. What followed them was some of the most cunning and ferocious fighting of the war, at times as savage as anything seen on the Eastern Front. As casualties mounted, so, too, did the tensions between the principal commanders on both sides. Meanwhile, French civilians caught in the middle of these battlefields or under Allied bombing endured terrible suffering.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • brilliant book but please drop the accents

    • By Blobbo on 16-03-18

    Regular price: £23.99

Show titles per page
  • 1
  • 2
  • ...
  • 571