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    • Dynasty

    • By: Tom Holland
    • Narrated by: Mark Meadows
    • Length: 17 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Dynasty tells the story of Rome's first dynasty of emperors, from its establishment by Augustus Caesar in the last decades of the first century BC to its final, florid extinction less than a century later. The line of autocrats known to historians as the 'Julio-Claudians' remains to this day a byword for depravity. The brilliance of its allure and the blood-steeped shadows cast by its crimes still haunt the public imagination.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book. Well worth a listen.

    • By Anonymous User on 16-02-2019

    Non-member price: $29.65

    • In the Shadow of the Sword

    • The Battle for Global Empire and the End of the Ancient World
    • By: Tom Holland
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 17 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
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      4 out of 5 stars 42

    In the 6th century AD, the Near East was divided between two venerable empires: the Persian and the Roman. A hundred years on and one had vanished forever, while the other seemed almost finished. Ruling in their place were the Arabs: an upheaval so profound that it spelt, in effect, the end of the ancient world. In The Shadow of the Sword, Tom Holland explores how this came about.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • He needs to site more sources

    • By Takudza on 03-12-2015

    Non-member price: $26.53

    • Persian Fire

    • The First World Empire and the Battle for the West
    • By: Tom Holland
    • Narrated by: Andrew Sachs
    • Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
    • Abridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
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    Tom Holland's brilliant new book describes the very first "clash of Empires" between East and West. Once again he has found extraordinary parallels between the ancient world and our own. There is no competing popular book describing these events.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fabulous

    • By Greg Sale on 02-08-2017
    • The First World Empire and the Battle for the West
    • By: Tom Holland
    • Narrated by: Andrew Sachs
    • Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
    • Release date: 15-03-2006
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 15 ratings

    Non-member price: $18.25

    • Millennium

    • The End of the World and the Forging of Christendom
    • By: Tom Holland
    • Narrated by: Andrew Sachs
    • Length: 5 hrs and 34 mins
    • Abridged
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    Of all the civilisations existing in the year 1000, that of Western Europe seemed the unlikeliest candidate for future greatness. Compared to the glittering empires of Byzantium or Islam, the splintered kingdoms on the edge of the Atlantic appeared impoverished, fearful and backward. But the anarchy of these years proved to be, not the portents of the end of the world, as many Christians had dreaded, but rather the birthpangs of a radically new order.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Abridgement spoils book

    • By David Schutz on 31-10-2015
    • The End of the World and the Forging of Christendom
    • By: Tom Holland
    • Narrated by: Andrew Sachs
    • Length: 5 hrs and 34 mins
    • Release date: 18-12-2008
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 6 ratings

    Non-member price: $18.57

    • Rubicon

    • By: Tom Holland
    • Narrated by: Andrew Sachs
    • Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
    • Abridged
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    The Roman Republic was the most remarkable state in history. What began as a small community of peasants camped among marshes and hills ended up ruling the known world. Rubicon paints a vivid portrait of the Republic at the climax of its greatness: the same greatness which would herald the catastrophe of its fall.

    Non-member price: $17.82

    • Millennium

    • Re, predoni, cavalieri e la nascita della cristianità
    • By: Tom Holland
    • Narrated by: Mimmo Strati
    • Length: 17 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Di tutte le civiltà che esistevano nell'anno Mille, quella dell'Europa occidentale sembrava la peggior candidata per un futuro radioso. Paragonati agli imperi scintillanti di Bisanzio o dell'Islam, i regni frammentati affacciati sull'Atlantico sembravano poveri, impauriti e poco sviluppati. Ma l'anarchia di quegli anni non era il presagio per la fine del mondo, ma la fucina di un ordine radicalmente diverso.

    • Re, predoni, cavalieri e la nascita della cristianità
    • By: Tom Holland
    • Narrated by: Mimmo Strati
    • Length: 17 hrs and 21 mins
    • Release date: 27-11-2018
    • Not rated yet

    Non-member price: $39.28

    • Athelstan: The Making of England

    • Penguin Monarchs, Book 3
    • By: Tom Holland
    • Narrated by: Roy McMillan
    • Length: 2 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Athelstan: The Making of England by Tom Holland, read by Roy McMillan. The formation of England happened against the odds - the division of the country into rival kingdoms, the assaults of the Vikings, the precarious position of the island on the edge of the known world. But King Alfred ensured the survival of Wessex, his son Eadweard expanded it, and his grandson Æthelstan finally united Mercia and Wessex, conquered Northumbria and became Rex totius Britanniae.

    Non-member price: $27.33

    • Persian Fire

    • The First World Empire, Battle for the West
    • By: Tom Holland
    • Length: Not Yet Known
    • Unabridged
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    In 480 BC, Xerxes, the King of Persia, led an invasion of mainland Greece. Its success should have been a formality. For 70 years, victory had seemed the birthright of the Persian Empire. In the space of a single generation, they had swept across the Near East, shattering ancient kingdoms, storming famous cities, putting together an empire which stretched from India to the shores of the Aegean. Yet somehow, astonishingly, against the largest expeditionary force ever assembled, the Greeks of the mainland managed to hold out.

    • The First World Empire, Battle for the West
    • By: Tom Holland
    • Length: Not Yet Known
    • Release date: 06-09-2019
    • Not rated yet

    Non-member price: $30.38

    • Rubicon

    • The Triumph and Tragedy of the Roman Republic
    • By: Tom Holland
    • Length: Not Yet Known
    • Unabridged
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    The Roman Republic was the most remarkable state in history. What began as a small community of peasants camped among marshes and hills ended up ruling the known world. Rubicon paints a vivid portrait of the Republic at the climax of its greatness - the same greatness which would herald the catastrophe of its fall. It is a story of incomparable drama.

    • The Triumph and Tragedy of the Roman Republic
    • By: Tom Holland
    • Length: Not Yet Known
    • Release date: 06-09-2019
    • Not rated yet

    Non-member price: $30.38