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    • A Line in the Sand

    • Britain, France and the struggle that shaped the Middle East
    • By: James Barr
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 15 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73

    Through a stellar cast of politicians, diplomats, spies and soldiers, including T. E. Lawrence, Winston Churchill and Charles de Gaulle, A Line in the Sand vividly tells the story of the short but crucial era when Britain and France ruled the Middle East. It explains exactly how the old antagonism between these two powers inflamed the more familiar modern rivalry between the Arabs and the Jews and ultimately led to war between the British and the French in 1941 and between the Arabs and the Jews in 1948.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An absolute Perfection

    • By Charles King-Tenison on 14-08-19
    • Britain, France and the struggle that shaped the Middle East
    • By: James Barr
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 15 hrs and 7 mins
    • Release date: 29-11-18
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 88 ratings

    Regular price: £14.39

    • Mythos

    • By: Stephen Fry
    • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
    • Length: 15 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12,859
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 11,791
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11,729

    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
    • Stephen Fry does it again

    • By L. Turner on 14-11-17

    Regular price: £23.99

    • Stephen Fry's Victorian Secrets

    • By: Stephen Fry
    • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,220
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,096
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,091

    On the surface, the Victorian age is one of propriety, industry, prudishness and piety. But scratch the surface and you’ll find scandal, sadism, sex, madness, malice and murder. Presented by Stephen Fry, this series delves deep into a period of time we think we know, to discover an altogether darker reality. The stories we’re told offer a different perspective on an era which underwent massive social change. As education, trade, technology and culture blossomed, why was there an undercurrent of the ‘forbidden’ festering beneath Victorian society?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
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    • By Ian on 20-07-19

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Heroes

    • Mortals and Monsters, Quests and Adventures
    • By: Stephen Fry
    • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
    • Length: 15 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4,209
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3,868
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3,854

    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Heroes, written and read by Stephen Fry. There are heroes - and then there are Greek heroes. Few mere mortals have ever embarked on such bold and heart-stirring adventures, overcome myriad monstrous perils or outwitted scheming vengeful gods quite as stylishly and triumphantly as Greek heroes. In this companion to his best-selling Mythos, Stephen Fry brilliantly retells these dramatic, funny, tragic and timeless tales.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Ancient Myths from a Modern Legend!

    • By Simon on 02-11-18

    Regular price: £23.99

    • Days that Changed the World

    • By: Carrie Gibson
    • Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 180
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 142
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 141

    Ordinary people. Extraordinary stories. Listen to history's unsung heroes who changed the world, in this powerful documentary series. Get closer to events you may only have heard about from school books with these first person accounts of key moments in recent world history. In each episode we explore pertinent dates from 1936 to 2010 and find out what happened through the eyes of those who were there. Crossing the globe and drawing on events in London, Mexico City and Afghanistan to name but a few we hear stories including takes from an athlete, journalist, chess player and soldier.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic!

    • By H. Horcickova on 13-08-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • A Short History of Nearly Everything

    • By: Bill Bryson
    • Narrated by: William Roberts
    • Length: 18 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,278
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,430
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,372

    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
    • A short Review of Nearly Everything

    • By Roy on 08-08-05

    Regular price: £20.99

    • 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 2,944
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,668
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,649

    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: £36.69

    • Break Point

    • By: Ollie Ollerton
    • Narrated by: Ollie Ollerton
    • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1,543
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,405
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,398

    We all have break points to face - at the gym, in the office, in our personal lives - those moments of self-doubt where we have to dig deep, and find something within to grab hold of and push us through. Ex-Special Forces soldier Ollie Ollerton has faced his own break points and now he tells us the lessons he has learnt along the way. From survivor of a freak childhood attack to elite fighter, Ollie's incredible story features, high-speed shoot-outs, counter-terrorism and humanitarian heroics.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Incredible listen, highly recommend

    • By Anonymous User on 03-05-19

    Regular price: £24.99

    • History Revealed (Series 1)

    • By: History Revealed Staff
    • Length: 4 hrs and 40 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 110
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 98
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 97

    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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Nah

    • By pumbaesque on 15-02-19

    Regular price: £24.99

    • The Spy and the Traitor

    • By: Ben MacIntyre
    • Narrated by: Ben Macintyre
    • Length: 14 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2,488
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2,321
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2,309

    On a warm July evening in 1985, a middle-aged man stood on the pavement of a busy avenue in the heart of Moscow, holding a plastic carrier bag. In his grey suit and tie, he looked like any other Soviet citizen. The bag alone was mildly conspicuous, printed with the red logo of Safeway, the British supermarket. The man was a spy. A senior KGB officer, for more than a decade he had supplied his British spymasters with a stream of priceless secrets from deep within the Soviet intelligence machine. No spy had done more to damage the KGB. The Safeway bag was a signal: to activate his escape plan to be smuggled out of Soviet Russia.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant Documentary of the Cold War

    • By Paul on 03-10-18

    Regular price: £23.99

    • The Hollow Crown

    • The Wars of the Roses and the Rise of the Tudors
    • By: Dan Jones
    • Narrated by: Dan Jones
    • Length: 13 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 178
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 157
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 155

    Some of the greatest heroes and villains in British history were thrown together in these turbulent times: Henry V, whose victory at Agincourt and prudent rule at home marked the high point of the medieval monarchy; Edward IV, who was handed his crown by the scheming soldier Warwick the Kingmaker, before their alliance collapsed into a fight to the death; and the last Plantagenet, Richard III, who stole the throne and murdered his own nephews, the Princes in the Tower. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • More unbelievable then Game of Thrones!!

    • By Foxhole on 28-01-19
    • The Wars of the Roses and the Rise of the Tudors
    • By: Dan Jones
    • Narrated by: Dan Jones
    • Length: 13 hrs and 32 mins
    • Release date: 31-07-18
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 178 ratings

    Regular price: £18.99

    • The Five

    • The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper
    • By: Hallie Rubenhold
    • Narrated by: Louise Brealey
    • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 474
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 438
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 439

    Polly, Annie, Elizabeth, Catherine and Mary-Jane are famous for the same thing, though they never met. They came from Fleet Street, Knightsbridge, Wolverhampton, Sweden and Wales. They wrote ballads, ran coffeehouses and lived on country estates; they breathed ink dust from printing presses and escaped people traffickers. What they had in common was the year of their murders: 1888. The person responsible was never identified, but the character created by the press to fill that gap has become far more famous than any of these five women. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic Book

    • By Mr Scott Doutre on 10-03-19
    • The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper
    • By: Hallie Rubenhold
    • Narrated by: Louise Brealey
    • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
    • Release date: 26-02-19
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 474 ratings

    Regular price: £34.99

    • Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World

    • By: Jack Weatherford
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis, Jack Weatherford
    • Length: 14 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,242
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,097
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,097

    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: £27.49

    • The Gulag Archipelago

    • By: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
    • Narrated by: Jordan B. Peterson, Ignat Solzhenitsyn
    • Length: 23 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 100
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 95
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 94

    A vast canvas of camps, prisons, transit centres and secret police, of informers and spies and interrogators but also of everyday heroism, The Gulag Archipelago is Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's grand masterwork. Based on the testimony of some 200 survivors, and on the recollection of Solzhenitsyn's own 11 years in labour camps and exile, it chronicles the story of those at the heart of the Soviet Union who opposed Stalin, and for whom the key to survival lay not in hope but in despair.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • It's your human DUTY to read this book

    • By Katty on 18-07-19

    Regular price: £23.99

    • Fingerprints of the Gods

    • The Quest Continues
    • By: Graham Hancock
    • Narrated by: Graham Hancock
    • Length: 18 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 876
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 789
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 785

    Fingerprints of the Gods is the revolutionary rewrite of history that has persuaded millions of listeners throughout the world to change their preconceptions about the history behind modern society. An intellectual detective story, this unique history audiobook directs probing questions at orthodox history, presenting disturbing new evidence that historians have tried - but failed - to explain.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • 'Is it unreasonable to assume?!'

    • By Amazon Customer on 29-06-16

    Regular price: £22.99

    • A Classical Education

    • The Stuff You Wish You'd been Taught at School
    • By: Caroline Taggart
    • Narrated by: Bill Wallis
    • Length: 4 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 459
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 321
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 316

    Is the Greek alphabet all Greek to you? Is geometry your Achilles heel and does your knowledge of Homer have more to do with The Simpsons than the Sirens? From engineering and architecture to drama and democracy, the world around us is founded on the principles and discoveries of the Ancient World, yet our understanding of it is episodic at best. But it's never too late to learn....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Light but not insubstantial

    • By catherine on 01-12-10

    Regular price: £12.29

    • The Plantagenets: The Kings Who Made England

    • By: Dan Jones
    • Narrated by: Dan Jones
    • Length: 22 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 101
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 92
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 91

    England’s greatest royal dynasty, the Plantagenets, ruled over England through eight generations of kings. Their remarkable reign saw England emerge from the Dark Ages to become a highly organised kingdom that spanned a vast expanse of Europe. Plantagenet rule saw the establishment of laws and creation of artworks, monuments and tombs which survive to this day, and continue to speak of their sophistication, brutality and secrets. Dan Jones brings you a new vision of this battle-scarred history.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating and well read

    • By tombanx on 13-06-19

    Regular price: £18.99

    • 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 1,815
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,649
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,630

    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
    • The tale of Rome on a grand scale. Fascinating.

    • By G. Graham on 29-02-16
    • 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 1,815 ratings

    Regular price: £14.99

    • Bravo Two Zero - 20th Anniversary Edition

    • By: Andy McNab
    • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
    • Length: 15 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1,444
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,337
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,329

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Even Better Than The Book

    • By Chally on 01-02-14

    Regular price: £23.99

    • The History of Ancient Egypt

    • By: Bob Brier, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Bob Brier
    • Length: 24 hrs and 25 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 467
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 436
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 425

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Compelling, Fascinating, Educational

    • By Jonathan on 01-10-14

    Regular price: £49.69

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