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  • On the Map

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Simon Garfield
    • Narrated By Simon Shepherd
    Overall
    (34)
    Performance
    (29)
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    (30)

    Maps fascinate us. They chart our understanding of the world and they log our progress, but above all they tell our stories. From the early sketches of philosophers and explorers through to Google Maps and beyond, Simon Garfield examines how maps both relate and realign our history. His compelling narratives range from the quest to create the perfect globe to the challenges of mapping Africa and Antarctica, from spellbinding treasure maps to the naming of America, from Ordnance Survey to the mapping of Monopoly and Skyrim and from rare map dealers to cartographic frauds.

    Joanna says: "If you like maps & history, get this book!"
    "Interesting but not a must have."
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    Certainly an interesting subject with many surprises, but it lacks something. Very UK centric.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Way of Kings: Book One of The Stormlight Archive

    • UNABRIDGED (45 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated By Kate Reading, Michael Kramer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (11700)
    Performance
    (9091)
    Story
    (9151)

    Roshar is a world of stone and storms. Uncanny tempests of incredible power sweep across the rocky terrain so frequently that they have shaped ecology and civilization alike. Animals hide in shells, trees pull in branches, and grass retracts into the soilless ground. Cities are built only where the topography offers shelter. It has been centuries since the fall of the ten consecrated orders known as the Knights Radiant, but their Shardblades and Shardplate remain: mystical swords and suits of armor.

    Lore says: "Wow - 45 hours long and leaves you wanting more!"
    "One of the best books ever."
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    Truly a masterpiece! I love Tolkien and Robert Jordan, but this piece of work from Sanderson eclipses them both.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Jack Weatherford
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis, Jack Weatherford
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4098)
    Performance
    (2643)
    Story
    (2666)

    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.

    Peter says: "Brilliant, insightful, intriguing."
    "Incredible story!"
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    It is astounding how the myths of an age can become so complicated over time and the intentional manipulation of political goals. This is truly an eye opener on one of the greatest empires that has existed and the many positive influences it has had on our modern societies.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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