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  • A Short History of Nearly Everything | Bill Bryson

    A Short History of Nearly Everything

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Bill Bryson
    • Narrated By William Roberts
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    A Short History of Nearly Everything is Bill Bryson's quest to understand everything that has happened from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization. He takes subjects that normally bore the pants off most of us, like geology, chemistry, and particle physics, and aims to render them comprehensible to people who have never thought they could be interested in science. In the company of some extraordinary scientists, Bill Bryson reveals the world in a way most of us have never seen it before.

    Michael says: "Not what I expected but brilliant!"
  • Mythos

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Stephen Fry
    • Narrated By Stephen Fry
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    The Greek myths are amongst the greatest stories ever told, passed down through millennia and inspiring writers and artists as varied as Shakespeare, Michelangelo, James Joyce and Walt Disney. They are embedded deeply in the traditions, tales and cultural DNA of the West. You'll fall in love with Zeus, marvel at the birth of Athena, wince at Cronus and Gaia's revenge on Ouranos, weep with King Midas and hunt with the beautiful and ferocious Artemis.

  • An Economic History of the World since 1400 |  The Great Courses

    An Economic History of the World since 1400

    • ORIGINAL (24 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Donald J. Harreld
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    Most of us have a limited understanding of the powerful role economics has played in shaping human civilization. This makes economic history - the study of how civilizations structured their environments to provide food, shelter, and material goods - a vital lens through which to think about how we arrived at our present, globalized moment. Designed to fill a long-empty gap in how we think about modern history, these 48 lectures are a comprehensive journey through more than 600 years of economic history.

    Dan says: "Great lecture series"
  • The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany | William L. Shirer

    The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany

    • UNABRIDGED (57 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By William L. Shirer
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
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    Since its publication in 1960, William L. Shirer’s monumental study of Hitler’s German empire has been widely acclaimed as the definitive record of the 20th century’s blackest hours. The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich offers an unparalleled and thrillingly told examination of how Adolf Hitler nearly succeeded in conquering the world. With millions of copies in print around the globe, it has attained the status of a vital and enduring classic.

    Tigershark says: "Outstanding!"
  • Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis | J. D. Vance

    Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By J. D. Vance
    • Narrated By J. D. Vance
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    Hillbilly Elegy is a passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis - that of white working-class Americans. The decline of this group, a demographic of our country that has been slowly disintegrating over 40 years, has been reported on with growing frequency and alarm but has never before been written about as searingly from the inside. J. D. Vance tells the true story of what a social, regional, and class decline feels like when you were born with it hung around your neck.

    Heyjools187 says: "window view"
  • SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome | Mary Beard

    SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Mary Beard
    • Narrated By Phyllida Nash
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    Ancient Rome matters. Its history of empire, conquest, cruelty and excess is something against which we still judge ourselves. Its myths and stories - from Romulus and Remus to the rape of Lucretia - still strike a chord with us. And its debates about citizenship, security and the rights of the individual still influence our own debates on civil liberty today. SPQR is a new look at Roman history from one of the world's foremost classicists.

    lone says: "SPQR 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟"
  • Girt: The Unauthorised History of Australia | David Hunt

    Girt: The Unauthorised History of Australia

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By David Hunt
    • Narrated By David Hunt
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    Girt. No word could better capture the essence of Australia.... In this hilarious history, David Hunt reveals the truth of Australia's past, from megafauna to Macquarie - the cock-ups and curiosities, the forgotten eccentrics and Eureka moments that have made us who we are. Girt introduces forgotten heroes like Mary McLoghlin, transported for the crime of "felony of sock", and Trim the cat, who beat a French monkey to become the first animal to circumnavigate Australia.

    Alex H says: "True Blue History of Australia - Addicted"
  • Diary of a Young Girl | Anne Frank

    Diary of a Young Girl

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Anne Frank
    • Narrated By Helena Bonham Carter
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    In Amsterdam, in the summer of 1942, the Nazis forced teenager Anne Frank and her family into hiding. For over two years, they, another family and a German dentist lived in a 'secret annexe', fearing discovery. All that time, Anne kept a diary.An intimate record of tension and struggle, adolescence and confinement, anger and heartbreak, Anne Frank's diary is one of those unique documents, famed throughout the world.It portrays innocence and humanity, suffering and survival in the starkest and most moving terms.

    says: "wonderfully read"
  • Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World | Jack Weatherford

    Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Jack Weatherford
    • Narrated By Jack Weatherford, Jonathan Davis
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    The Mongol army led by Genghis Khan subjugated more lands and people in 25 years than the Romans did in 400. In nearly every country the Mongols conquered, they brought an unprecedented rise in cultural communication, expanded trade, and a blossoming of civilization.

    Brendan shadwell says: "Brilliant"
  • Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fate of Human Societies | Jared Diamond

    Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fate of Human Societies

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Jared Diamond
    • Narrated By Doug Ordunio
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    Having done field work in New Guinea for more than 30 years, Jared Diamond presents the geographical and ecological factors that have shaped the modern world. From the viewpoint of an evolutionary biologist, he highlights the broadest movements both literal and conceptual on every continent since the Ice Age, and examines societal advances such as writing, religion, government, and technology.

    mitch says: "A smart revisionist history of humankind"
  • The Art of War | Sun Tzu

    The Art of War

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 7 mins)
    • By Sun Tzu
    • Narrated By Aidan Gillen
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    The 13 chapters of The Art of War, each devoted to one aspect of warfare, were compiled by the high-ranking Chinese military general, strategist, and philosopher Sun-Tzu. In spite of its battlefield specificity, The Art of War has found new life in the modern age, with leaders in fields as wide and far-reaching as world politics, human psychology, and corporate strategy finding valuable insight in its timeworn words.

    says: "And you thought he ran a solid bordello?"
  • True Girt: The Unauthorised History of Australia | David Hunt

    True Girt: The Unauthorised History of Australia

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By David Hunt
    • Narrated By David Hunt
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    First there was Girt. Now comes...True Girt. In this side-splitting sequel to his best-selling history, David Hunt takes us to the Australian frontier. This was the Wild South, home to hardy pioneers, gun-slinging bushrangers, directionally challenged explorers, nervous indigenous people, Caroline Chisholm and sheep. Lots of sheep.

    Courtney says: "Such an interesting conversation with history"
  • The Wife Drought | Annabel Crabb

    The Wife Drought

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Annabel Crabb
    • Narrated By Annabel Crabb
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    'I need a wife'. It's a common joke among women juggling work and family, but it's no joke. Having a spouse who takes care of things at home is a godsend on the domestic front and an asset on the work front and is an advantage enjoyed by vastly more men than women. Full of candid and funny stories from politics and the media, The Wife Drought shares intriguing research about the attitudes pulsing beneath the surface of egalitarian Australia.

    Ali says: "Essential listening"
  • Stasiland: Stories from Behind the Berlin Wall | Anna Funder

    Stasiland: Stories from Behind the Berlin Wall

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Anna Funder
    • Narrated By Denica Fairman
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    In 1989, the Berlin Wall fell; shortly afterwards the two Germanies reunited, and East Germany ceased to exist. Anna Funder tells extraordinary tales from the underbelly of the former East Germany. In a country where the headquarters of the secret police could become a museum literally overnight, and one in 50 East Germans were informing on their fellow citizens, there are thousands of captivating stories.

    Thomas says: "a great book. great story's from all sides."
  • Hidden Figures: The Untold Story of the African-American Women Who Helped Win the Space Race | Margot Lee Shetterly

    Hidden Figures: The Untold Story of the African-American Women Who Helped Win the Space Race

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Margot Lee Shetterly
    • Narrated By Robin Miles
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    Set amid the civil rights movement, the never-before-told true story of NASA's African American female mathematicians who played a crucial role in America's space program. Before Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of professionals worked as 'human computers', calculating the flight paths that would enable these historic achievements. Among these were a coterie of bright, talented African American women.

    Anju says: "Amazing narration but weak story"
  • The Silk Roads: A New History of the World | Peter Frankopan

    The Silk Roads: A New History of the World

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Peter Frankopan
    • Narrated By Laurence Kennedy
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    The sun is setting on the Western world. Slowly but surely, the direction in which the world spins has reversed: where for the last five centuries the globe turned westward on its axis, it now turns to the east.... For centuries, fame and fortune were to be found in the West - in the New World of the Americas. Today it is the East that calls out to those in search of adventure and riches. The region stretching from Eastern Europe and sweeping right across Central Asia, deep into China and India, is taking center stage.

    Ryan Curwen-Walker says: "Very Propaganda-ish"
  • The Operator: Firing the Shots That Killed Osama Bin Laden and My Years as a SEAL Team Warrior | Robert O'Neill

    The Operator: Firing the Shots That Killed Osama Bin Laden and My Years as a SEAL Team Warrior

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Robert O'Neill
    • Narrated By Robert O'Neill
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    Stirringly evocative, thought provoking, and often jaw dropping, The Operator ranges across SEAL Team Operator Robert O'Neill's awe-inspiring 400-mission career that included his involvement in attempts to rescue "Lone Survivor" Marcus Luttrell and abducted-by-Somali-pirates Captain Richard Phillips and culminated in those famous three shots that dispatched the world's most wanted terrorist, Osama bin Laden.

    says: "Absolutely Amazing"
  • The Exile: The Flight of Osama bin Laden | Cathy Scott-Clark,Adrian Levy

    The Exile: The Flight of Osama bin Laden

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Cathy Scott-Clark, Adrian Levy
    • Narrated By Chris Kayser
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    The Exile joins Osama bin Laden as he escapes into Pakistan in the immediate aftermath of 9/11, bringing to vivid life the years leading up to his death spent on the run and in exile. It tells the human story, and illuminates the global political workings. It is a tale of evasion, collusion, betrayal and the deep pain of isolation.

  • The Vietnam War: An Intimate History | Geoffrey C. Ward,Ken Burns

    The Vietnam War: An Intimate History

    • UNABRIDGED (31 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Geoffrey C. Ward, Ken Burns
    • Narrated By Ken Burns, Fred Sanders, Brian Corrigan
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    More than 40 years after it ended, the Vietnam War continues to haunt our country. We still argue over why we were there, whether we could have won, and who was right and wrong in their response to the conflict. When the war divided the country, it created deep political fault lines that continue to divide us today. Now, continuing in the tradition of their critically acclaimed collaborations, the authors draw on dozens and dozens of interviews in America and Vietnam to give us the perspectives of people involved at all levels of the war.

  • At Home: A Short History of Private Life | Bill Bryson

    At Home: A Short History of Private Life

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Bill Bryson
    • Narrated By Bill Bryson
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    Bill Bryson was struck one day by the thought that we devote more time to studying the battles and wars of history than to considering what history really consists of: centuries of people quietly going about their daily business. This inspired him to start a journey around his own house, an old rectory in Norfolk, considering how the ordinary things in life came to be.

    Rachel says: "Best use of a credit"
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