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    • The Boy Who Followed His Father into Auschwitz

    • By: Jeremy Dronfield
    • Narrated by: John Sackville
    • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In 1939, Gustav Kleinmann, a Jewish upholsterer in Vienna, was seized by the Nazis. Along with his teenage son, Fritz, he was sent to Buchenwald in Germany. There began an unimaginable ordeal that saw the pair beaten, starved and forced to build the very concentration camp they were held in. When Gustav was set to be transferred to Auschwitz, a certain death sentence, Fritz refused to leave his side. Throughout the horrors they witnessed and the suffering they endured, there was one constant that kept them alive: the love between father and son. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Unforgettable

    • By shaun hutton on 07-03-19

    Regular price: £21.99

    • The Square and the Tower

    • Networks, Hierarchies and the Struggle for Global Power
    • By: Niall Ferguson
    • Narrated by: John Sackville
    • Length: 16 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 180
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 163
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      4 out of 5 stars 160

    What if everything we thought we knew about history was wrong? From the global best-selling author of Empire, The Ascent of Money and Civilization, this is a whole new way of looking at the world. Most history is hierarchical: it's about popes, presidents, and prime ministers. But what if that's simply because they create the historical archives? What if we are missing equally powerful but less visible networks-leaving them to the conspiracy theorists, with their dreams of all-powerful Illuminati?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • thought provoking and timely

    • By Olly Buxton on 22-10-17

    Regular price: £23.99

    • Conquerors

    • How Portugal Seized the Indian Ocean and Forged the First Global Empire
    • By: Roger Crowley
    • Narrated by: John Sackville
    • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 74

    As remarkable as Columbus and the conquistador expeditions, the history of Portuguese exploration is now almost forgotten. But Portugal's navigators cracked the code of the Atlantic winds, launched the expedition of Vasco da Gama to India and beat the Spanish to the spice kingdoms of the East - then set about creating the first long-range maritime empire.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Conquistadors versus Sinbad

    • By Jim on 16-01-16
    • How Portugal Seized the Indian Ocean and Forged the First Global Empire
    • By: Roger Crowley
    • Narrated by: John Sackville
    • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
    • Release date: 17-09-15
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 85 ratings

    Regular price: £18.99

    • Charles I: An Abbreviated Life

    • Penguin Monarchs, Book 4
    • By: Mark Kishlansky
    • Narrated by: John Sackville
    • Length: 3 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Charles I: An Abbreviated Life by Mark Kishlansky, read by John Sackville. The tragedy of Charles I dominates one of the most strange and painful periods in British history as the whole island tore itself apart over a deadly, entangled series of religious and political disputes. In Mark Kishlansky's brilliant account it is never in doubt that Charles created his own catastrophe, but he was nonetheless opposed by men with far fewer scruples and less consistency who for often quite contradictory reasons conspired to destroy him.

    Regular price: £17.99

    • A Dangerous Delusion

    • Why the West Is Wrong About Nuclear Iran
    • By: Peter Oborne, David Morrison
    • Narrated by: John Sackville
    • Length: 1 hr and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In 2014 it is possible that Israel, backed by the United States, will launch an attack on Iran. This would be a catastrophic event, risking war, bloodshed, and global economic collapse. In this passionate, but rationally argued essay, the author's attempt to avert a potential global catastrophe by showing that the grounds for war do not exist, that there are no Iranian nuclear weapons, and that Iran would happily come to a table and strike a deal.

    Regular price: £10.99

    • Titanic Lives

    • Migrants and Millionaires, Conmen and Crew
    • By: Richard Davenport-Hines
    • Narrated by: John Sackville
    • Length: 14 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
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    Marking the centenary of the Titanic, A Shape of Ice is an utterly compelling exploration of the lives on board the most famous ship in history. The RMS Titanic was built as one of the world's largest and most luxurious liners. A marine Ritz, it was a 45,000 ton hotel of thin steel plates, travelling at a speed of 21 knots across the unforgiving ocean.On the night of 14 April 1912, the seemingly unsinkable ship hit an iceberg. It sustained a 300 feet gash and six compartments were wrenched open to the sea.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Organization required

    • By Rachel on 30-04-12

    Regular price: £14.49