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    • Egyptian Mythology: A Concise Guide to the Ancient Gods and Beliefs of Egyptian Mythology

    • Greek Mythology - Norse Mythology - Egyptian Mythology, Book 3
    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Bridger Conklin
    • Length: 1 hr and 9 mins
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    In this brief introduction to the subject of Egyptian mythology, you will learn about the myths of creation in some detail and be introduced to the top deities in a pantheon of over two thousand god and goddesses. The presence and importance of the Nile is discussed, and details of daily life, including the rituals followed in the temples, essentially the backbone of the economy, are well covered.

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    • Walt Disney: A Life from Beginning to End

    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Al Henderson
    • Length: 1 hr and 3 mins
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    The name Disney is celebrated throughout the world because of its association with blockbuster animated films and iconic cartoon characters. Just about everyone on the planet, regardless of time, place, or culture, has at one time or another become acquainted with Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, and everybody’s favorite anthropomorphic dog, Goofy. These are the characters that we know and love.   

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    • Joseph Stalin: A Life from Beginning to End

    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Stephen Paul Aulridge Jr.
    • Length: 1 hr and 4 mins
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    There can be no doubt that Stalin is one of the most notorious and controversial figures in history. He presents a puzzling paradox for both psychologists and sociologists; he was simultaneously revered, feared, loved, and hated during his lifetime. So much has been written about the life of Joseph Stalin, and yet upon closer inspection, he still seems to present us with quite an enigma. In this audiobook, we explore the complexities and nuances of the living, breathing conundrum who called himself Joseph Stalin.

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    • Eleanor of Aquitaine

    • A Life from Beginning to End
    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Mike Nelson
    • Length: 1 hr and 11 mins
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    Explore the life of one of the medieval world’s most memorable figures. Eleanor of Aquitaine became the queen of both France and England, the wife of two kings, and later the mother of two kings. Heiress to the rich French provinces of Aquitaine and Poitou, she was undoubtedly one of medieval Europe’s most powerful and wealthiest women. 

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    • By Particia Welsh on 23-05-18

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    • Spanish Civil War

    • A History from Beginning to End
    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Stephen Paul Aulridge Jr
    • Length: 1 hr and 11 mins
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    The Spanish Civil War was much more than just an overture to World War II. It was a war born out of schisms in Spanish society between rich and poor, monarchists and Republicans, the right and the left, and between those who supported the church and those who saw it as an instrument of oppression. For all its brutality and horror, the Spanish Civil War was a conflict between ideals often fought by volunteers on each side who truly believed that they were helping to build a better world.

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    • William the Conqueror: A Life from Beginning to End

    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Mike Nelson
    • Length: 1 hr and 4 mins
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    William the Conqueror invaded England in 1066, permanently changing the landscape of the English countryside and the course of English history. No one debates his importance; whether the influence was good or bad is a much more involved conversation. To understand English history over time, it is important to understand the transition from Anglo-Saxon history of the country to the Anglo-Norman control that existed until approximately the 15th century.   

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    • Queen Victoria

    • A Life from Beginning to End
    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: William Irvine
    • Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
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    The Queen of Great Britain and Ireland for 63 years, Queen Victoria’s life was one of magnificent proportions. Victoria’s childhood was difficult and lonely, but from the time she took the throne aged just 18, she blossomed into a powerful woman, both frivolous and formidable. In her later years, Victoria struggled to find balance between her wish to live a very private life as a widow and her duty to live the very public life of a queen and later empress.

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    • The Roaring Twenties: A History from Beginning to End

    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Sean Tivenan
    • Length: 1 hr and 6 mins
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    The Roaring Twenties was a golden age of economic prosperity and liberal social change. Innovations in numerous industries revived a sluggish post-World War I economy, and mass production methods allowed for the standardized, rapid production of various goods, the most notable of which was the automobile. This audiobook tells the compelling story of this raucous period in history in succinct yet informative detail that is both educational and entertaining.

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    • Winston Churchill: A Life from Beginning to End

    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Barry Shannon
    • Length: 1 hr and 7 mins
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    The man that the world knows as Winston Churchill looms large on the stage of world history. Like some sort of colossus from antiquity, Churchill strides between two major epochs in the world, one foot planted in the glory days of the British Empire when the sun never set on history’s largest known conglomeration of imperial holdings, and the other planted firmly in the aftermath of World War Two, and a post-war order that saw that empire collapse, with Britain barely hanging on to its own sovereignty in the wake.

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    • Nikola Tesla: A Life from Beginning to End

    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Bridger Conklin
    • Length: 1 hr and 5 mins
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    Nikola Tesla was a major figure in the world in which he lived. As the 19th century gave way to the 20th, it was Tesla who would contribute to some of the world's most amazing inventions. It was Tesla's theories, patents, and experiments that would pave the way for the digital, wireless world we are so familiar with today. Tesla didn't enjoy the high honors bestowed on so many of his contemporaries, yet he enjoyed the power of knowing that it was his inventions that were powering the world, literally.

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    • Vikings: A Concise History of the Vikings

    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Stephen Paul Aulridge Jr.
    • Length: 52 mins
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    The saga of the Vikings rises and falls on the banks of history, ebbing and flowing with popular opinion and whimsical anecdotes. The Vikings are routinely typecast and labeled anywhere from bloodthirsty tyrants to valiant heroes. They have been condemned as pirates and praised as explorers. We have all heard the stories of the fierce warriors with long ships and horned helmets storming onto the shores of medieval Europe - but who were these men really?  

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    • Jane Austen: A Life from Beginning to End

    • Biographies of British Authors, Book 2
    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Mike Nelson
    • Length: 1 hr and 7 mins
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    Jane Austen wrote that in her novels she painted the world on a “little bit (two inches wide) of ivory,” working “with so fine a brush.” Her well-known books, such as Pride and Prejudice and Emma, display the power of this approach; her observations about human nature have proven so accurate and entertaining that her books continue to be beloved 200 years after they were written.

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    • Celtic Mythology

    • A Concise Guide to the Gods, Sagas, and Beliefs
    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Bridger Conklin
    • Length: 1 hr and 11 mins
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    This introduction to Celtic mythology will serve the novice well - for it is a complicated history with the earliest written records destroyed by the marauding Vikings. The oral tradition harks back to 4000 BCE and is a compilation of myths and cultures of many different peoples. Whatever aspect of this rich, mystical, and lavishly embellished heritage you would like to investigate further, you will find the author has supplied a marker to guide you on your way.

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    • Rosa Parks: The Woman Who Ignited a Movement

    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Sean Tivenan
    • Length: 1 hr and 6 mins
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    Rosa Parks was a quiet, dignified African-American woman who, in a world of injustice, decided to politely defy a racist policy. In doing so, she ignited a fire in the soul of a community whose "cup of endurance" would permit not even one more comparatively small injustice. Her case resulted in the Montgomery Bus Boycott, wherein some 40,000 African-Americans crippled the Montgomery transportation industry with their non-violent protest of the racist policy that mandated Parks to give up her seat for white riders. 

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    • Marie Curie: A Life From Beginning to End

    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Mike Nelson
    • Length: 1 hr and 14 mins
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    One of the most famous women of the 20th century, Marie Curie was a trailblazer in the truest sense. Known for her discovery of two radioactive elements, radium and polonium, Marie Curie was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize. She remains the only woman to win two Nobel Prizes in different sciences.  

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    • Mary Queen of Scots: A Life from Beginning to End

    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Barry Shannon
    • Length: 1 hr and 21 mins
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    Mary Stuart was born into a powerful royal dynasty that was at war with the rest of Europe and with itself. Mary’s ascent to the throne was disarmingly easy and she reached adulthood completely unprepared for the plots and betrayals she would be subject to. As the head of a resolutely unstable country, Mary struggled to maintain her grip on the precarious crown on her head and was removed from the throne by an armed rebellion.

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    • Battle of Waterloo: A History from Beginning to End

    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Jimmy Kieffer
    • Length: 56 mins
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    The Battle of Waterloo has become synonymous with the word defeat, but who lost, and why was it important? In 1815, Napoleon Bonaparte left the island of Elba and, in a space of 100 days, took power and challenged the entire world to meet him on his terms. When that failed, he offered them a fight, one that would end at Waterloo, and left repercussions which can still be felt, even now, centuries later.

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    • Short History "Battle of Waterloo ".

    • By Kindle Customer on 27-06-18

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    • Leon Trotsky

    • A Life From Beginning to End
    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Matt Haynes
    • Length: 1 hr and 5 mins
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    The man that history came to know by the name of Trotsky has the well-established legacy of being one of the most mysterious of all the cast and characters involved with the Russian Revolution. If the Russian Revolution was a Shakespearean tragedy, Trotsky would undoubtedly be cast into the role of an Othello or King Lear type figure who means well but seems to hamstring himself with his never-ending ideological speculation and theorizing.

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    • King Arthur: A Life from Beginning to End

    • Royalty Biography, Book 4
    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: William Irvine
    • Length: 1 hr and 8 mins
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    Dating back to the fifth century, the legend of King Arthur, his Queen Guinevere, and the Knights of the Round Table is an integral part of British national mythology. From its beginning as a few lines of Latin text written in a sixth-century monk’s hand, Arthurian legend has blossomed over the years into a unique universe built on the real foundations of Britain’s Dark Ages and the principles of ancient chivalry. 

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    • The Black Death: A History from Beginning to End

    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Jimmy Kieffer
    • Length: 1 hr
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    Sweeping across the known world with unchecked devastation, the Black Death claimed between 75 million and 200 million lives in four short years. In this engaging and well-researched audiobook, the trajectory of the plague’s march west across Eurasia and the cause of the great pandemic is thoroughly explored. Fascinating insights into the medieval mind’s perception of the disease and examinations of contemporary accounts give a complete picture of what the world’s most effective killer meant to medieval society.

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