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    • The New Silk Roads

    • The Present and Future of the World
    • By: Peter Frankopan
    • Narrated by: Leighton Pugh
    • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
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    'All roads used to lead to Rome. Today, they lead to Beijing.' When The Silk Roads was published in 2015, it became an instant classic. A major reassessment of world history, it compelled us to look at the past from a different perspective. The New Silk Roads brings this story up to date, addressing the present and future of a world that is changing dramatically. Following the Silk Roads eastwards, from Europe through to China, by way of Russia and the Middle East, The New Silk Roads provides a timely reminder that we live in a world that is profoundly interconnected. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Weaving silk

    • By Amazon Customer on 02-02-2019

    Non-member price: $22.78

    • Talking to My Daughter About the Economy

    • A Brief History of Capitalism
    • By: Yanis Varoufakis
    • Narrated by: Leighton Pugh
    • Length: 4 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
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    Random House presents the audiobook edition of Talking to My Daughter About the Economy: A Brief History of Capitalism by Yanis Varoufakis. Why is there so much inequality? In this short book, world-famous economist Yanis Varoufakis sets out to answer his 11-year-old daughter Xenia's deceptively simple question. Using personal stories and famous myths, he explains what the economy is and why it has the power to shape our lives.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Outstanding

    • By Anonymous User on 08-09-2018

    Non-member price: $26.96

    • The War in the West

    • A New History: Volume 2: The Allies Fight Back 1941-43
    • By: James Holland
    • Narrated by: Leighton Pugh
    • Length: 24 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 24
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    In the second volume of his acclaimed new history of the Second World War, James Holland examines the momentous turning points of 1941-1943: Hitler's invasion of Russia, America's entry into the conflict, the devastating Thousand Bomber Raids over Germany, the long struggle in the deserts of North Africa and the defeat of the U-boats in the crucial Battle of the Atlantic. As in his first volume, Germany Ascendant, he interweaves his account of the well-known events of the period with the personal stories of individuals caught up in them - on all sides.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Epic

    • By Amazon Customer on 27-05-2018

    Non-member price: $48.66

    • To Hell and Back

    • Europe, 1914-1949
    • By: Ian Kershaw
    • Narrated by: Leighton Pugh
    • Length: 24 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 7
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    In the summer of 1914 most of Europe plunged into a war so catastrophic that it unhinged the continent's politics and beliefs in a way that took generations to recover from. The disaster terrified its survivors, shocked that a civilization that had blandly assumed itself to be a model for the rest of the world had collapsed into a chaotic savagery beyond any comparison.

    Non-member price: $40.58

    • The Nazi Hunters

    • By: Damien Lewis
    • Narrated by: Leighton Pugh
    • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
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    The Nazi Hunters is the incredible, hitherto untold story of the most secret chapter in the SAS' history. Officially, the world's most elite special forces unit was dissolved at the end of the Second World War and not reactivated until the 1950s. Among their last actions was a disastrous commando raid into occupied France in 1944, which ended in the capture, torture and execution of 31 soldiers.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • History with the storytelling of a thriller

    • By Daniel Maher on 27-09-2018

    Non-member price: $31.21

    • Chernobyl

    • History of a Tragedy
    • By: Serhii Plokhy
    • Narrated by: Leighton Pugh
    • Length: 13 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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    On the morning of 26 April 1986, Europe witnessed the worst nuclear disaster in history: the explosion of a reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Soviet Ukraine. The outburst put the world on the brink of nuclear annihilation. In the end, less than 5 percent of the reactor's fuel escaped, but that was enough to contaminate over half of Europe with radioactive fallout. In Chernobyl, Serhii Plokhy re-creates these events in all of their drama, telling the stories of the firefighters, scientists, engineers, workers, soldiers and policemen who found themselves caught in a nuclear Armageddon.... 

    Non-member price: $36.45

    • Find Me

    • By: J. S. Monroe
    • Narrated by: Avita Jay, Leighton Pugh, Daniel Coonan
    • Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Jarlath 'Jar' Costello's girlfriend, Rosa, committed suicide when they were both students at Cambridge. Jar is obsessed with the idea that Rosa is still alive and is tormented by disturbingly real sightings of her. When a startling discovery convinces him more than ever that these are not just hallucinations, Jar is thrust into the heart of a larger intrigue that may finally shed some light on Rosa's death.

    Non-member price: $22.01

    • SAS Ghost Patrol

    • The Ultra-Secret Unit That Posed as Nazi Stormtroopers
    • By: Damien Lewis
    • Narrated by: Leighton Pugh
    • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
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    SAS Ghost Patrol is the explosive true story of the day in 1942 when the SAS donned Nazi uniforms to perpetrate the most audacious and daring mission of the war. Beyond top secret, deniable in the extreme (and of course enjoying Churchill's enthusiastic blessing), this is one of the most remarkable stories of wartime lawlessness, eccentricity and raw courage in the face of impossible odds - a thoroughly British undertaking.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What Great Men

    • By Anonymous User on 17-11-2017

    Non-member price: $31.21

    • Adults in the Room

    • My Battle with Europe’s Deep Establishment
    • By: Yanis Varoufakis
    • Narrated by: Leighton Pugh
    • Length: 20 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 42
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
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    In Adults in the Room, Yanis Varoufakis exposes the shocking reality of how power is wielded behind the scenes at the EU - and argues that only radical reform can save it from collapse. Yanis Varoufakis became globally famous when was elected finance minister of Greece with a specific mandate to say no to the EU: to reject the forced loans and crushing austerity forced upon his country by the Eurozone.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A must-read (or listen)

    • By Maniatakos on 25-08-2017

    Non-member price: $40.58

    • Koh-i-Noor

    • The History of the World's Most Infamous Diamond
    • By: William Dalrymple, Anita Anand
    • Narrated by: Leighton Pugh
    • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 4
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    On 29 March 1849, the 10-year-old Maharajah of the Punjab was ushered into the magnificent Mirrored Hall at the centre of the great Fort in Lahore. There, in a public ceremony, the frightened but dignified child handed over to the British East India Company in a formal act of submission not only swathes of the richest land in India but also arguably the single most valuable object in the subcontinent: the celebrated Koh-i-Noor diamond. The Mountain of Light.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Insight to

    • By Anonymous User on 04-11-2018

    Non-member price: $23.41

    • Nothing Is True and Everything Is Possible

    • Adventures in Modern Russia
    • By: Peter Pomerantsev
    • Narrated by: Leighton Pugh
    • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
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    A journey into the glittering, surreal heart of 21st century Russia: into the lives of Hells Angels convinced they are messiahs, professional killers with the souls of artists, bohemian theatre directors turned Kremlin puppet-masters, supermodel sects, post-modern dictators and oligarch revolutionaries.

    Non-member price: $23.41

    • Blackout

    • Dark Iceland, Book 3
    • By: Ragnar Jonasson
    • Narrated by: Leighton Pugh
    • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 6
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    On the shores of a tranquil fjord in Northern Iceland, a man is brutally beaten to death on a bright summer's night. As the 24-hour light of the arctic summer is transformed into darkness by an ash cloud from a recent volcanic eruption, a young reporter leaves Reykjavik to investigate on her own, unaware that an innocent person's life hangs in the balance. Dark, terrifying and complex, Blackout is an exceptional atmospheric thriller from one of Iceland's finest crime writers.

    Non-member price: $23.41

    • Nightblind

    • Dark Iceland, Book 2
    • By: Ragnar Jonasson
    • Narrated by: Leighton Pugh
    • Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 11
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    Ari Thor returns to investigate a chilling series of crimes that are rooted in tragic events from the past. Siglufjörður: an idyllically quiet fishing village on the northernmost tip of Iceland, accessible only via a small mountain tunnel. Ari Thór Arason: a local policeman whose tumultuous past and uneasy relationships with the villagers continue to haunt him.

    Non-member price: $23.41

    • Rollercoaster

    • Europe, 1950-2017
    • By: Ian Kershaw
    • Narrated by: Leighton Pugh
    • Length: 26 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
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    After the overwhelming horrors of the first half of the 20th century, described by Ian Kershaw in his previous book as having gone 'to hell and back', the years from 1950 to 2017 brought peace and relative prosperity to most of Europe. Enormous economic improvements transformed the continent. The catastrophic era of the world wars receded into an ever more distant past, though its long shadow continued to shape mentalities. Europe was now a divided continent, living under the nuclear threat in a period intermittently fraught with anxiety. 

    Non-member price: $39.50

    • Deadly Game

    • Robert Finlay, Book 2
    • By: Matt Johnson
    • Narrated by: Leighton Pugh
    • Length: 12 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Reeling from the attempts on his life and the lives of his family, Police Inspector Robert Finlay returns to work. His first job - to investigate the Eastern European sex-slave industry, just as a key witness is murdered. Finlay, along with his new partner, Nina Brasov, finds himself facing a ruthless criminal gang determined to keep control at all costs. Finlay's efforts to protect his wife and child may have been in vain, though, as an MI5 protection officer uncovers a covert secret service operation that threatens them all....

    Non-member price: $32.62

    • Rupture

    • Dark Iceland, Book 4
    • By: Ragnar Jonasson
    • Narrated by: Leighton Pugh
    • Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
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    It's 1955. Two young couples move to the uninhabited, isolated fjord of Hedinsfjordur. Their stay ends abruptly when one of the women meets her death in mysterious circumstances. The case is never solved. Fifty years later an old photograph comes to light, and it becomes clear that the couple may not have been alone on the fjord after all....

    Non-member price: $23.41

    • End Game

    • Robert Finlay, Book 3
    • By: Matt Johnson
    • Narrated by: Leighton Pugh
    • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Robert Finlay seems to have finally left his SAS past behind him and is settled into his new career as a detective. But when the author of a book about secret operations goes missing, along with his agent and an explosive new manuscript, it’s clear that Finlay’s troubles are far from over. With his friend and former colleague, Kevin Jones, in trouble, and police complaints branch gunning for them both, Robert teams up with MI5 agent Toni Fellowes to find out who’s behind the growing conspiracy.

    Non-member price: $25.82

    • Napoleon: The Man Behind the Myth

    • By: Adam Zamoyski
    • Narrated by: Leighton Pugh
    • Length: 27 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Napoleon inspires passionately held and often conflicting visions. Was he a godlike genius, a romantic avatar, a megalomaniac monster, a compulsive warmonger or just a nasty little dictator? Whilst he displayed elements of these traits at certain times, Napoleon was none of these things. He was a man and, as Adam Zamoyski presents him in this landmark biography, a rather ordinary one at that.

    Non-member price: $41.01

    • And the Weak Suffer What They Must?

    • Europe, Austerity and the Threat to Global Stability
    • By: Yanis Varoufakis
    • Narrated by: Leighton Pugh, Yanis Varoufakis
    • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
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    In 2008, the universe of Western finance outgrew planet Earth. When Wall Street imploded, a death embrace between insolvent banks and bankrupt states consumed Europe. Half a dozen national economies imploded, and several more came close. But the storm is far from over.... From the aftermath of the Second World War to the present, Varoufakis recounts how the eurozone emerged not as a route to shared prosperity but as a pyramid scheme of debt.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thoughtful and personal

    • By Anonymous User on 19-10-2018

    Non-member price: $34.34

    • The War in the West - A New History

    • Volume 1: Germany Ascendant 1939-1941
    • By: James Holland
    • Narrated by: Leighton Pugh
    • Length: 26 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
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    Are you ready for the truth about World War Two? In the first of an extraordinary three-volume account of the war on land, in the air and at sea, James Holland not only reveals the truth behind the familiar legends of the Second World War but he also unveils those lesser known events which were to have the greatest significance. The first book to consider the economic, political and social as well as the military aspects of World War Two, this is a unique retelling of a monumental event in all its terrible and majestic glory.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Well presented and argued

    • By Samuel Peacocke on 21-01-2018

    Non-member price: $43.70

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