Jonathan Clements
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Jonathan Clements

Dr Jonathan Clements is the author of many books on East Asian history, including biographies of emperors and empresses, statesmen and warriors, foreign visitors and outcast rebels. His works have been translated into over a dozen languages, including French, Spanish, Korean and Dutch. His biographies of the First Emperor of China and Empress Wu have both been published in Chinese.

He has been a consultant and talking head on TV programs including Emperor's Ghost Army (PBS/Nova), Koxinga: Sailing into History (National Geographic), China's Jade Empire (PBS/Nova), and Ancient Black Ops: The 47 Ronin (American Heroes). In 2016, he became the presenter of Route Awakening (National Geographic), a series investigating the origins of several key Chinese cultural icons.

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    • A Brief History of the Samurai

    • Brief Histories
    • By: Jonathan Clements
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 153
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    From a leading expert in Japanese history, this is one of the first full histories of the art and culture of the Samurai warrior....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Well narrated

    • By Joseph on 12-30-14

    Regular price: $19.62

    • Doctor Who - Immortal Beloved

    • By: Jonathan Clements
    • Narrated by: Paul McGann, Sheridan Smith, Ian McNeice, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
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    Theosophy? Ha! Surely you mean theophany? Because we're not talking about real gods here, are we? We're talking about the appearance of gods....

    Regular price: $18.58

    • Brave New Town

    • Doctor Who: The Eighth Doctor Adventures
    • By: Jonathan Clements
    • Narrated by: Paul McGann, Sheridan Smith
    • Length: 1 hr and 9 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
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    The inhabitants of the quiet seaside town of Thorington in Suffolk are living the same day over and over again. The Doctor and Lucie must solve the mystery before the 'visitors' return....

    Regular price: $19.18

    • A Brief History of the Vikings

    • Brief Histories
    • By: Jonathan Clements
    • Narrated by: Mark Meadows
    • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 62
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 58
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 54

    From the Fury of the Northmen deliver us....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent

    • By Jean on 05-09-13

    Regular price: $15.98

    • UNIT - 1.2 Snake Head

    • By: Jonathan Clements
    • Narrated by: Siri O'Neal, Nicholas Deal
    • Length: 1 hr and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
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    What is out there on the beach? What happened to the recently found savaged body? And what of the man who's just been smuggled into the country? Listen to find out....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • entertaining. clever. engaging.

    • By juldarr on 04-11-16

    Regular price: $15.16

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