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    • The Templars

    • The Rise and Spectacular Fall of God's Holy Warriors
    • By: Dan Jones
    • Narrated by: Dan Jones
    • Length: 15 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 440
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    In 1307, as they struggled to secure their last strongholds in the Kingdom of Jerusalem, the Templars fell afoul of the vindictive and impulsive king of France. On Friday, October 13, hundreds of brothers were arrested en masse, imprisoned, tortured, and disbanded amid accusations of lurid sexual misconduct and heresy. They were tried by the Vatican in secret proceedings. But were they heretics or victims of a ruthlessly repressive state?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Unexpected

    • By Protogere on 10-30-17
    • The Rise and Spectacular Fall of God's Holy Warriors
    • By: Dan Jones
    • Narrated by: Dan Jones
    • Length: 15 hrs and 35 mins
    • Release date: 09-19-17
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 440 ratings

    Regular price: $35.00

    • The Plantagenets

    • The Warrior Kings and Queens Who Made England
    • By: Dan Jones
    • Narrated by: Clive Chafer
    • Length: 20 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,754
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      4 out of 5 stars 1,593
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,583

    The first Plantagenet king inherited a blood-soaked kingdom from the Normans and transformed it into an empire that stretched at its peak from Scotland to Jerusalem. In this epic history, Dan Jones vividly resurrects this fierce and seductive royal dynasty and its mythic world. We meet the captivating Eleanor of Aquitaine, twice queen and the most famous woman in Christendom; her son, Richard the Lionheart, who fought Saladin in the Third Crusade; and King John, a tyrant who was forced to sign Magna Carta, which formed the basis of our own Bill of Rights.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Narrative History

    • By Troy on 08-07-13
    • The Warrior Kings and Queens Who Made England
    • By: Dan Jones
    • Narrated by: Clive Chafer
    • Length: 20 hrs and 49 mins
    • Release date: 04-18-13
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 1,754 ratings

    Regular price: $24.47

    • The Wars of the Roses

    • The Fall of the Plantagenets and the Rise of the Tudors
    • By: Dan Jones
    • Narrated by: John Curless
    • Length: 15 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,317
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,185
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,179

    The 15th century saw the longest and bloodiest series of civil wars in British history. The crown of England changed hands five times as two branches of the Plantagenet dynasty fought to the death for the right to rule. Now, celebrated historian Dan Jones describes how the longest reigning British royal family tore itself apart until it was finally replaced by the Tudors. Some of the greatest heroes and villains in history were thrown together in these turbulent times.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • No Need for a Score Card

    • By Troy on 01-16-15

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Magna Carta

    • The Birth of Liberty
    • By: Dan Jones
    • Narrated by: Dan Jones
    • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 196
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 172
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 168

    In this 800th anniversary year, Dan Jones takes us back to 1215, the turbulent time when the Magna Carta was just a peace treaty between England's King John and a group of self-interested, violent barons who were tired of his high taxes and endless foreign wars. The treaty would fail within two months of its confirmation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Complicated period of history made accessible

    • By N. H. on 12-09-15
    • The Birth of Liberty
    • By: Dan Jones
    • Narrated by: Dan Jones
    • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
    • Release date: 10-20-15
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 196 ratings

    Regular price: $24.50

    • The Templars

    • By: Dan Jones
    • Narrated by: Dan Jones
    • Length: 15 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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    The Knights Templar were the wealthiest, most powerful - and most secretive - of the military orders that flourished in the crusading era. Their story - encompassing as it does the greatest international conflict of the Middle Ages, a network of international finance, a swift rise in wealth and influence followed by a bloody and humiliating fall - has left a comet's tail of mystery that continues to fascinate and inspire historians, novelists and conspiracy theorists. Unabridged edition read by Dan Jones.

    Regular price: $26.64

    • Ep. 14: Commit-moment (Hot Mic with Dan Savage)

    • By: Dan Savage, Emma Weisfeld, Lesley Jones
    • Length: 29 mins
    • Original Recording
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    [Contains explicit content] Every romance begins differently, but for the ones that last, there's always a moment when you decide to commit — we call it your commit-moment. In this episode, two storytellers share the tale of their own commit-moments, and prove that real love can come from the strangest of places. This episode features "Wet Feet" by Emma Weisfeld for The Narrators, "How Nick's Mind Works" by Lesley Jones for Bawdy Storytelling, and an anonymous secret from BedPost Confessions.

    Regular price: $2.99

    • Magna Carta: The Making and Legacy of the Great Charter

    • By: Dan Jones
    • Narrated by: Dan Jones
    • Length: 3 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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    By the summer of 1215, King John of England had lost control of his kingdom. In June his rebellious barons forced him to attach his regal seal - under oath - to a remarkable document. The so-called 'Great Charter' established an Englishman's right to habeas corpus and set limits to the exercise of royal power. For the first time, an English king had agreed to a document that limited his powers by law and protected his subjects' rights.

    Regular price: $11.08

    • Realm Divided

    • A Year in the Life of Plantagenet England
    • By: Dan Jones
    • Narrated by: Dugald Bruce Lockhart
    • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Weakened by the loss of Normandy, King John faced insurrection by his disgruntled barons. With the assistance of the Archbishop of Canterbury, they drew up a list of their demands. Dan Jones' vivid account of the vicissitudes of feudal power politics and the workings of 13th-century government is interwoven with an exploration of the lives of ordinary people: how and where they worked, what they wore, what they ate and what role the church played in their lives.

    Regular price: $19.41

    • Thorns to be Thankful For

    • Personal Stories of Overcoming Hard Times
    • By: Rachel Rofe, Anna George, Anna Jones, and others
    • Narrated by: Elisabeth Meekins
    • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Rediscover the power of perspective with heartfelt stories from people who went through unthinkable circumstances - but came out ahead. This book will motivate you, inspire you, and help you see life from a fresh new lens. Each carefully worded story lets you peer into someone's soul and see how they came out of tough times with their head held high. You're sure to find a story that resonates with you; you owe it to yourself.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The New Yorker (August 22, 2005)

    • By: Hendrik Hertzberg, Ben McGrath, Dan Halpern, and others
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 2 hrs
    • Highlights
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    "Mired" by Hendrik Hertzberg; "The Pre-Season Kid" by Ben McGrath; "Lone Star" by Dan Halpern; "The Big Tent" by Peter J. Boyer; "Overdrive" by Sasha Frere-Jones; and "Mad About the Boy" by Anthony Lane.

    Regular price: $5.95