Showing results by narrator "Niall Ferguson" in Non-fiction

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    • Civilization

    • The West and the Rest
    • By: Niall Ferguson
    • Narrated by: Niall Ferguson
    • Length: 13 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61

    If in the year 1411 you had been able to circumnavigate the globe, you would have been most impressed by the dazzling civilizations of the Orient. The Forbidden City was under construction in Ming Beijing; in the Near East, the Ottomans were closing in on Constantinople. By contrast, England would have struck you as a miserable backwater ravaged by plague, bad sanitation and incessant war. The other quarrelsome kingdoms of Western Europe - Aragon, Castile, France, Portugal and Scotland - would have seemed little better.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • If you only listen to one history book, this is it

    • By Ken Craig on 08-12-2016

    Non-member price: $37.47

    • Empire: The Rise and Demise of the British World Order

    • By: Niall Ferguson
    • Narrated by: Niall Ferguson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    Once vast swathes of the globe were coloured imperial red and Britannia ruled not just the waves, but the prairies of America, the plains of Asia, the jungles of Africa and the deserts of Arabia. Just how did a small, rainy island in the North Atlantic achieve all this? And why did the empire on which the sun literally never set finally decline and fall?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent

    • By Paul on 29-05-2016

    Non-member price: $31.23