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  • China: A History | John Keay

    China: A History

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By John Keay
    • Narrated By Anne Flosnik
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (25)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
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    Many nations define themselves in terms of territory or people; China defines itself in terms of history. Taking into account the country's unrivaled, voluminous tradition of history writing, John Keay has composed a vital and illuminating overview of the nation's complex and vivid past. Keay's authoritative history examines 5,000 years in China, from the time of the Three Dynasties through Chairman Mao and the current economic transformation of the country.

    John says: "Needs new narrator"
  • The Mammoth Book of Travel in Dangerous Places | John Keay

    The Mammoth Book of Travel in Dangerous Places

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By John Keay
    • Narrated By Alex Norton, Charles Reston, Constantine Gregory, and others
    Overall
    (10)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (7)

    The great explorers were the celebrities of their day - the romance and danger of their daring expeditions captured the public imagination and the world's headlines to an extraordinary degree. Not all of them lived to tell the tale, of course, but those who emerged triumphant from jungle, desert, or polar wasteland were hailed as if returning from beyond the grave. Journalists vied for their stories and publishers rushed their firsthand accounts of exciting and dangerous journeys into print for a wide and voracious readership.

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