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    • A Political History of the World

    • Three Thousand Years of War and Peace
    • By: Jonathan Holslag
    • Narrated by: Roy McMillan
    • Length: 15 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30

    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of A Political History of the World by Jonathan Holslag, read by Roy McMillan. In 3,000 years of history, China has spent at least 11 centuries at war. The Roman Empire was in conflict during at least 50 percent of its lifetime. Since 1776, the United States has spent over 100 years at war. The dream of peace has been universal in the history of humanity. So why have we so rarely been able to achieve it? 

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Concise summary of war and peace throughout history

    • By Charlie Sammonds on 19-12-18

    Regular price: £23.99

    • Vulcan 607

    • By: Rowland White
    • Narrated by: Roy McMillan
    • Length: 13 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 128
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 122
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 122

    Random House presents the audiobook edition of Vulcan 607 by Rowland White, read by Roy McMillan. It was to be one of the most ambitious operations since 617 Squadron bounced their revolutionary bombs into the dams of the Ruhr Valley in 1943.... When Argentine forces invaded the Falklands in the early hours of 2 April 1982, Britain's military chiefs were faced with a real-life Mission Impossible.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • brilliant

    • By mr d on 13-02-18

    Regular price: £23.99

    • Somme

    • Into the Breach
    • By: Hugh Sebag-Montefiore
    • Narrated by: Roy McMillan
    • Length: 19 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 250
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 233
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 230

    No conflict better encapsulates all that went wrong on the Western Front than the Battle of the Somme in 1916. The tragic loss of life and stoic endurance by troops who walked towards their death is an iconic image which will be hard to ignore during the centennial year. Despite this, this book shows the extent to which the Allied armies were in fact able repeatedly to break through the German front lines.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Maps Needed

    • By Robert H. on 21-08-16

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Heaven's Command

    • An Imperial Progress - Pax Britannica, Volume 1
    • By: Jan Morris
    • Narrated by: Roy McMillan
    • Length: 20 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50

    The Pax Britannica trilogy is Jan Morris’s epic story of the British Empire from the accession of Queen Victoria to the death of Winston Churchill. It is a towering achievement: informative, accessible, entertaining and written with all her usual bravura. Heaven’s Command, the first volume, takes us from the crowning of Queen Victoria in 1837 to the Diamond Jubilee in 1897. The story moves effortlessly across the world, from the English shores to Fiji, Zululand, the Canadian prairies and beyond. Totally gripping history!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very entertaining

    • By Amazon Customer on 31-08-11

    Regular price: £36.69

    • Thomas Becket

    • Warrior, Priest, Rebel, Victim: A 900-Year-Old Story Retold
    • By: John Guy
    • Narrated by: Roy McMillan
    • Length: 13 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55

    John Guy, one of our most acclaimed and successful historians, brings a colossal figure of British history vividly to life in this unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Thomas Becket. Read by Roy McMillan. Behind the legend, there was a man. In 1120 the wife of a Norman draper’s merchant gave birth to a baby boy in London’s bustling Cheapside.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Illuminating and shocking

    • By Kirstine on 03-04-14
    • Warrior, Priest, Rebel, Victim: A 900-Year-Old Story Retold
    • By: John Guy
    • Narrated by: Roy McMillan
    • Length: 13 hrs
    • Release date: 07-12-12
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 69 ratings

    Regular price: £24.00

    • Dunkirk

    • Fight to the Last Man
    • By: Hugh Sebag-Montefiore
    • Narrated by: Roy McMillan
    • Length: 21 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 159
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 149
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 151

    Hugh Sebag-Montefiore's Dunkirk: Fight to the Last Man tells the story of the rescue in May 1940 of British soldiers fleeing capture and defeat by the Nazis at Dunkirk. Dunkirk was not just about what happened at sea and on the beaches. The evacuation would never have succeeded had it not been for the tenacity of the British soldiers who stayed behind to ensure they got away. Men like Sergeant Major Gus Jennings, who died smothering a German stick bomb in the church at Esquelbecq in an effort to save his comrades.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent. Only one issue

    • By S. Cooke on 24-09-17

    Regular price: £25.99

    • Farewell the Trumpets

    • An Imperial Retreat: Pax Britannica, Book 3
    • By: Jan Morris
    • Narrated by: Roy McMillan
    • Length: 20 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    The Pax Britannica trilogy is Jan Morris’ magnificent history of the British Empire from 1837 to 1965. This final volume charts the decline and dissolution of what was once the largest empire the world had known. From the first signs of decay in the imperial ambition in the Boer Wars, through the global shifts in power evident in the two World Wars, it offers a perspective that is honest, evocative, and occasionally elegiac.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very Long, Educational and Fascinating

    • By JONAH8208 on 21-11-12

    Regular price: £36.69

    • Great Britain's Great War

    • A Sympathetic History of Our Gravest Folly
    • By: Jeremy Paxman
    • Narrated by: Roy McMillan, Jeremy Paxman
    • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 381
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 346
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 338

    Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Jeremy Paxman's Great Britain's Great War. Read by the actor Roy McMillan, this magnificent history of the First World War tells the story of the war in one gripping narrative from the point of view of the British people. We may think we know about it, but what was life really like for the British people during the First World War?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Highly accessible social history of the Great War

    • By Bromide Badger on 26-01-15

    Regular price: £20.00

    • Pax Britannica

    • The Climax of an Empire - Pax Britannica, Volume 2
    • By: Jan Morris
    • Narrated by: Roy McMillan
    • Length: 17 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37

    The Pax Britannica trilogy is Jan Morris’s magnificent history of the British Empire from 1837 to 1965. Huge in scope and ambition, it is always personal and immediate, bringing the story vividly to life. Pax Britannica, the second volume, is a snapshot of the Empire at the Diamond Jubilee of 1897. It looks at what made up the Empire —from adventurers and politicians to communications and infrastructure, as well as anomalies and eccentricities.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very Long & Fascinating

    • By JONAH8208 on 21-11-12

    Regular price: £27.49

    • Athelstan: The Making of England

    • Penguin Monarchs, Book 3
    • By: Tom Holland
    • Narrated by: Roy McMillan
    • Length: 2 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 8

    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Athelstan: The Making of England by Tom Holland, read by Roy McMillan. The formation of England happened against the odds - the division of the country into rival kingdoms, the assaults of the Vikings, the precarious position of the island on the edge of the known world. But King Alfred ensured the survival of Wessex, his son Eadweard expanded it, and his grandson Æthelstan finally united Mercia and Wessex, conquered Northumbria and became Rex totius Britanniae.

    Regular price: £17.99

    • Farewell the Trumpets

    • An Imperial Retreat: Pax Britannica, Vol. 3
    • By: Jan Morris
    • Narrated by: Roy McMillan
    • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    The Pax Britannica trilogy is Jan Morris’ magnificent history of the British Empire from 1837 to 1965. This final volume charts the decline and dissolution of what was once the largest empire the world had known. From the first signs of decay in the imperial ambition in the Boer Wars, through the global shifts in power evident in the two World Wars, it offers a perspective that is honest, evocative, and occasionally elegiac.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • How to Learn to be Humble

    • By Robert on 06-06-14

    Regular price: £18.29

    • Heaven's Command: An Imperial Progress - Pax Britannica, Volume 1

    • By: Jan Morris
    • Narrated by: Roy McMillan
    • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    The Pax Britannica trilogy is Jan Morris’s epic story of the British Empire from the accession of Queen Victoria to the death of Winston Churchill. It is a towering achievement: informative, accessible, entertaining and written with all her usual bravura. Heaven’s Command, the first volume, takes us from the crowning of Queen Victoria in 1837 to the Diamond Jubilee in 1897. The story moves effortlessly across the world, from the English shores to Fiji, Zululand, the Canadian prairies, and beyond. Totally gripping history!

    Regular price: £18.29

    • Pax Britannica

    • The Climax of an Empire - Pax Britannica Vol. 2
    • By: Jan Morris
    • Narrated by: Roy McMillan
    • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    The Pax Britannica trilogy is Jan Morris’s magnificent history of the British Empire from 1837 to 1965. Huge in scope and ambition, it is always personal and immediate, bringing the story vividly to life. Pax Britannica, the second volume, is a snapshot of the Empire at the Diamond Jubilee of 1897. It looks at what made up the Empire —from adventurers and politicians to communications and infrastructure, as well as anomalies and eccentricities.

    • The Climax of an Empire - Pax Britannica Vol. 2
    • By: Jan Morris
    • Narrated by: Roy McMillan
    • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
    • Release date: 20-07-11
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 6 ratings

    Regular price: £18.29

    • The French Revolution - In a Nutshell

    • By: Neil Wenborn
    • Narrated by: Roy McMillan
    • Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    The fifth in the new Naxos AudioBooks series "In a Nutshell", The French Revolution is a short and accessible introduction to one of the most important periods in European history. It brings vividly to life the implacable Robespierre, the frightened Marie Antoinette and the iconic image of the guillotine. But it also demonstrates the key role the Revolution played in the development of European politics.

    Regular price: £9.19

    • Cathedrals: In a Nutshell

    • By: Jonathan Gregson
    • Narrated by: Roy McMillan
    • Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    For almost two millennia, cathedrals have been among the most imposing, astonishing and inspiring buildings in Europe. Regardless of faith, their scale and architectural daring has never ceased to spark wonder. This guide traces the development of the cathedral from its earliest beginnings as a Bishop’s house, through the Romanesque and Gothic periods and up to the most extravagant contemporary designs around the world.

    Regular price: £9.19