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    • The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

    • By: Edward Gibbon
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 126 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 78
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      4 out of 5 stars 67
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      4 out of 5 stars 68

    Here in a single volume is the entire, unabridged recording of Gibbon's masterpiece. Beginning in the second century A.D. at the apex of the Pax Romana, Gibbon traces the arc of decline and complete destruction through the centuries across Europe and the Mediterranean. It is a thrilling and cautionary tale of splendor and ruin, of faith and hubris, and of civilization and barbarism. Follow along as Christianity overcomes paganism... before itself coming under intense pressure from Islam.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Immense book & audiobook

    • By El on 12-12-15

    Regular price: £36.69

    • The Divine Comedy

    • By: Dante Alighieri, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (translator)
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 17 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 63
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      4 out of 5 stars 49
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      4 out of 5 stars 49

    Dante's Divine Comedy is considered to be not only the most important epic poem in Italian literature, but also one of the greatest poems ever written. It consists of 100 cantos, and (after an introductory canto) they are divided into three sections. Each section is 33 cantos in length, and they describe how Dante and a guide travel through Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • meh, disappointing.

    • By Random Spawn on 21-04-19

    Regular price: £52.59

    • The Peloponnesian War

    • By: Thucydides
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 26 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 26
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      4 out of 5 stars 21
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    Historians universally agree that Thucydides was the greatest historian who has ever lived, and that his story of the Peloponnesian conflict is a marvel of forensic science and fine literature. That such a triumph of intellectual accomplishment was created at the end of the fifth century B.C. in Greece is, perhaps, not so surprising, given the number of original geniuses we find in that period. But that such an historical work would also be simultaneously acknowledged as a work of great literature and a penetrating ethical evaluation of humanity is one of the miracles of ancient history.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic & full! Valued added cntnt. x1.25 speed.

    • By AHW on 04-08-15

    Regular price: £36.69

    • Paradise Lost & Paradise Regained

    • By: John Milton
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 16 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 28
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 16
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 16

    Paradise Lost, along with its companion piece, Paradise Regained, remain the most successful attempts at Greco-Roman style epic poetry in the English language. Remarkably enough, they were written near the end of John Milton's amazing life, a bold testimonial to his mental powers in old age. And, since he had gone completely blind in 1652, 15 years prior to Paradise Lost, he dictated it and all his other works to his daughter.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superb

    • By H Ireland on 12-05-13

    Regular price: £57.79

    • Alexander the Great

    • By: Arrian
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 31
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      4 out of 5 stars 19
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    This is the incredible story of the world's greatest conqueror, a man who single handedly changed the course of history...and who was worshipped as a god. There have been many attempts in the 2,300 years since Alexander's death to tell the epic story of this enigmatic soldier. His deeds read like the stuff of legends. Of all the chroniclers of Alexander, and there have been many famous ones, including Plutarch and Ptolemy, none have given us a clearer and truer account than the one by Arrian.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A well written and performed story!

    • By Lance Johnson on 29-12-16

    Regular price: £22.89

    • The Arabian Nights Entertainments

    • By: Louis Rhead
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 14 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 33

    The central core of the stories concerns a Persian king and his new bride. The king has a brother who is a vizier in faraway Samarcand, and he invites him to come to the palace for a visit. Just before his departure, the vizier is shocked to discover his wife's infidelity. Enraged, he kills her. Full of pain and grief, the vizier continues on to the court of his brother, the king. But, once arrived at his brother's palace, the vizier soon discovers the king's wife is also involved in an even more flagrant infidelity.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Badly edited

    • By MRM on 20-11-18

    Regular price: £18.29

    • The Iliad

    • By: Homer, Richmond Lattimore - translator
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 22 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    The Iliad is one of the most enduring creations of Western Civilization and was originally written to be recited or chanted to the accompaniment of various instruments. Properly performed, this work today is just as meaningful, just as powerful and just as entertaining as it was in the ninth century B.C.,and it casts its spell upon modern listeners with the same raw intensity as it did upon the people of ancient times.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Masterful

    • By Bob the Bard on 10-09-17

    Regular price: £36.69

    • The History of Rome, Book 3

    • From the Union of Italy to the Subjugation of Carthage and the Greek States
    • By: Theodor Mommsen
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 22 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Book three of Mommsen's history covers the 118 years from 264 to 146 BC, the period in which Rome became the undisputed master of the Mediterranean Basin. How did this happen, and why? Carthage was instrumental in this transformation. With the defeat and expulsion of Pyrrhus in 275 BC, Rome had moved to consolidate its hold over the Italian peninsula, a position it had acquired in a century of almost continuous warfare with Italian tribes.

    Regular price: £36.69

    • The Complete Stories of Sherlock Holmes

    • By: Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 70 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 275
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      4 out of 5 stars 257
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 257

    Here in one recording is every Sherlock Holmes story ever written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Originally appearing in serial form, these famous stories are here presented in the order in which they were first published beginning in 1887. Included in this definitive, award-winning collection are four novels and 56 short stories, a total of 60 titles. The 56 short stories are aggregated into five named collections, just as they were originally published in book form.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointed.

    • By SARAH on 18-01-14

    Regular price: £63.09

    • The Metamorphoses

    • By: Ovid
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 16 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 46
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      4 out of 5 stars 23
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    An undeniable masterpiece of Western Civilization, The Metamorphoses is a continuous narrative that covers all the Olympian legends, seamlessly moving from one story to another in a splendid panorama of savage beauty, charm, and wit. All of the gods and heroes familiar to us are represented. Such familiar legends as Hercules, Perseus and Medusa, Daedelus and Icarus, Diana and Actaeon, and many others, are breathtakingly recreated.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • very moving

    • By Joachim on 26-10-09

    Regular price: £57.79

    • The Crusades

    • By: Richard A. Newhall
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 4 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 7
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    When the Muslims swept out of the Arabian peninsula in the eighth century, one of the first areas to fall under their power was the Holy Land; it was an event that would have long term consequences for three distinct civilizations.

    Regular price: £13.79

    • The Complete Works of Tacitus: Volume 3: The History

    • By: Cornelius Tacitus
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
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      4 out of 5 stars 10
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    In all of Roman history there was never a more turbulent year than A.D. 69, the ill-omened "Year of the Three Emperors". By some miracle, the greatest historian of the age, Tacitus, was able to chronicle those momentous events in a work he called The History. In its pages are some of the most memorable events of Roman history described in some of the most intensely passionate prose ever devised.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • a fascinating and compelling history

    • By C. D. Hough on 26-05-18

    Regular price: £22.89

    • The Twelve Caesars

    • By: Suetonius
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 14 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 42
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      4 out of 5 stars 19
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      4 out of 5 stars 19

    The Twelve Caesars was written based on the information of eyewitnesses and public records. It conveys a very accurate picture of court life in Rome and contains some of the raciest and most salacious material to be found in all of ancient literature. The writing is clear, simple and easy to understand, and the numerous anecdotes of juicy scandal, bitter court intrigue, and murderous brigandage easily hold their own against the most spirited content of today's tabloids.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Twelve Caesars

    • By Matthew on 25-12-12

    Regular price: £27.49

    • The Fall of Constantinople

    • By: Steven Runciman
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
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      4 out of 5 stars 6
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Few events have riveted the imagination or wrung the heart as did the fall of Constantinople to the Turks in 1453. With its passage into the hands of the Ottoman Empire, European history entered a new era and Byzantine Civilization disappeared forever. Although Constantinople had been under constant pressure from Muslim incursions for over seven centuries, its fall came as a bitter shock to the West.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An under-rated classic

    • By Elaine & Edward Jackson on 16-07-18

    Regular price: £18.29

    • The Satires

    • By: Juvenal
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4 out of 5 stars 6

    Listening to The Satires by Juvenal is to come face to face with the corruption, the debauchery, the waste, the sloth, and the mean-spirited greed of ancient Rome...or is it more like modern times? Indeed, these masterpieces of biting social commentary could easily have been written today about any number of metropolitan areas we are all familiar with.

    Regular price: £15.79

    • Crime and Punishment (Audio Connoisseur Edition)

    • By: Fyodor Dostoevsky, Constance Garnett (translator)
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 24 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 125
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      4 out of 5 stars 83
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 83

    This magnificent novel is about the murder of a miserly, aged pawnbroker and her younger sister by a radical, destitute St. Petersburg student named Raskolnikov, and the emotional, mental, and physical effects that follow. It is a remarkable masterpiece about a man's turbulent inner life and his relationship to others and to society at large.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Spellbinding!!

    • By Cathryn on 31-12-13

    Regular price: £36.69

    • The Odyssey

    • By: Homer, A. T. Murray - translator
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 16 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 36
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      4 out of 5 stars 22
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    The Odyssey is the greatest adventure story ever written, and one of the great epic masterpieces of Western literature For almost 3,000 years, it has been a storehouse of ancient Greek folklore and myth. It is also our very first novel, if we think of it in terms of romantic plot development, realistic characterizations, frequent change of scene, and heroic dramatic devices.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Odyssey

    • By Kindle Customer on 13-08-10

    Regular price: £56.49

    • The 9/11 Commission Report

    • Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks
    • By: National Commission on Terrorist Attacks
    • Narrated by: Ken Borgers, Sal Giangrasso, Charlton Griffin, and others
    • Length: 20 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 21
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 11
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      4 out of 5 stars 11

    The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, also known as the 9-11 Commission, was created by congressional legislation and the signature of President George W. Bush in late 2002. This independent, bipartisan commission had the task of producing a full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the attack, including preparedness and immediate response, and providing recommendations designed to guard against future attacks.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Worth the cost

    • By Paul c on 23-02-17

    Regular price: £36.69

    • The History of Rome, Volume 1, Books 1 - 5

    • By: Titus Livy, William Masfen Roberts (translator)
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 18 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 23
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
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      5 out of 5 stars 16

    When Livy began his epic The History of Rome, he had no idea of the fame and fortune he would eventually attain. He would go on to become the most widely read writer in the Roman Empire and was eagerly sought out and feted like a modern celebrity. And his fame continued to grow after his death. His bombastic style, his intricate and complex sentence structure, and his flair for powerfully recreating the searing drama of historical incidents made him a favorite of teachers and pupils alike.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great information let down by poor recording

    • By Hallmark27 on 30-03-15

    Regular price: £27.49

    • The Complete Works of Tacitus: Volume 1: The Annals, Part 1

    • By: Cornelius Tacitus
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 19
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      4 out of 5 stars 11
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    In the pantheon of ancient men of letters, none hold a more venerated position than the Roman historian, Tacitus, venerated alike for the accuracy of his chronicles as well as for the superiority of his style. He was a writer of unexcelled genius and consummate skill. But his work fell into oblivion not long after his death, and has come down to us based on the text of a single tattered manuscript from the Middle Ages.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • A disappointing reading

    • By Francis on 10-09-06

    Regular price: £22.89

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