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    • A History of the World

    • By: Andrew Marr
    • Narrated by: Andrew Marr, David Timson
    • Length: 26 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,553
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,043
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,044

    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

    • A History of Modern Britain

    • By: Andrew Marr
    • Narrated by: David Timson
    • Length: 29 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 125
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 112
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 108

    A History of Modern Britain confronts head-on the victory of shopping over politics. It tells the story of how the great political visions of New Jerusalem or a second Elizabethan Age, rival idealisms, came to be defeated by a culture of consumerism, celebrity and self-gratification. In each decade political leaders think they know what they are doing but find themselves confounded. Every time the British people turn out to be stroppier and harder to herd than predicted.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • well informed

    • By k woolley on 02-02-17

    Regular price: £34.99

    • A History of Modern Britain

    • By: Andrew Marr
    • Narrated by: Andrew Marr
    • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 375
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 192
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 195

    Shortlisted for the Audiobook Download of the Year, 2007.
    A History of Modern Britain confronts head-on the victory of shopping over politics. It tells the story of how the great political visions of New Jerusalem or a second Elizabethan Age - rival idealisms - came to be defeated by a culture of consumerism, celebrity, and self-gratification. In each decade, political leaders have thought they knew what they were doing, but found themselves confounded. Every time, the British people turn out to be stroppier and harder to herd than predicted.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A History of Modern British Politicians...

    • By Francis on 20-07-07

    Regular price: £11.89

    • The Making of Modern Britain

    • By: Andrew Marr
    • Narrated by: David Timson
    • Length: 20 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45

    In The Making of Modern Britain, Andrew Marr paints a fascinating portrait of life in Britain during the first half of the 20th century as the country recovered from the grand wreckage of the British Empire. Between the death of Queen Victoria and the end of the Second World War, the nation was shaken by war and peace. The two wars were the worst we had ever known and the episodes of peace among the most turbulent and surprising.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful and informative

    • By A. Curtis on 18-09-17

    Regular price: £25.99

    • Head of State

    • By: Andrew Marr
    • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
    • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 63
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 58

    Two corpses. A country on the edge of a political precipice. A conspiracy so bold it would make Machiavelli wince. Andrew Marr's debut novel imagines what really might be going on behind the door of 10 Downing Street. When a young investigative reporter is found dead on the streets of London few people notice. But when another body - minus its head and hands - is washed up on the banks of the Thames, its grisly condition arouses a little more interest.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Don't waste time listening to this rubbish

    • By Mr K Burgess on 18-11-14

    Regular price: £12.99

    • The Making of Modern Britain

    • By: Andrew Marr
    • Narrated by: Andrew Marr
    • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 167
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89

    In The Making of Modern Britain, Andrew Marr paints a fascinating portrait of life in Britain during the first half of the twentieth century as the country recovered from the grand wreckage of the British Empire. Between the death of Queen Victoria and the end of the Second World War, the nation was shaken by war and peace. The two wars were the worst we had ever known and the episodes of peace among the most turbulent and surprising.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • History Retold

    • By Wil on 24-05-10

    Regular price: £11.89

    • My Trade

    • A Short History of British Journalism
    • By: Andrew Marr
    • Narrated by: Andrew Marr
    • Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    The purpose of this insider's account is to provide an answer to all these questions and more. Andrew Marr's brilliant, and brilliantly funny, book is a guide to those of us who read newspapers, or who listen to and watch news bulletins but want to know more. Andrew Marr tells the story of modern journalism through his own experience.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Doesn't Pull Any Punches

    • By Janet on 02-08-08
    • A Short History of British Journalism
    • By: Andrew Marr
    • Narrated by: Andrew Marr
    • Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
    • Release date: 18-04-07
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 42 ratings

    Regular price: £9.09

    • The Battle for Scotland

    • By: Andrew Marr
    • Narrated by: David Monteath
    • Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 20

    Andrew Marr's first book tells the distinctive story of Scottish politics - now updated with a new introductory chapter. "We may be about to see a new country - indeed, two new countries, emerging on these islands. Half a lifetime ago, I sat down to write this book as a work of history. As it's aged, it's become current affairs."

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Criminally Out Of Date

    • By seagull on 03-08-14

    Regular price: £18.99

    • Children of the Master

    • By: Andrew Marr
    • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
    • Length: 12 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 25

    One doomed Prime Minister. Two would-be successors. But who's pulling the strings? The second novel from Britain's foremost political commentator is a thrillingly intimate look at the inner workings of Whitehall and who really controls party politics. The Labour Party has unexpectedly won a narrow majority in the 2018 general election. But the new government is weak and divided, its unpopular leader embattled in the House of Commons.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting read bt not quite killer political fic

    • By Mr. J on 23-12-15

    Regular price: £12.99

    • The World I Fell Out Of

    • By: Melanie Reid, Andrew Marr
    • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Steel shutters were clanging down in my head: I dared not even think about my son, just emerging from his teenage years, or of my sorry future. But I could safely bear witness and carry on writing in my head. A correspondent from a hidden war. On Good Friday, 2010 Melanie Reid fell from her horse, breaking her neck and fracturing her lower back. She was 52. Paralysed from the top of her chest down, she was to spend almost a full year in hospital, determinedly working towards gaining as much movement in her limbs as possible, and learning to navigate her way through a world that had previously been invisible to her. 

    Regular price: £12.99