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    • The Middle Ages: A History From Beginning to End

    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Stephen Paul Aulridge Jr
    • Length: 1 hr and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    What do you think of when you consider the Middle Ages? Knights in armor and damsels in distress? Vikings plundering monasteries? Religious dissenters burning at the stake? The dead bodies piling up as war, famine, and plague devastated Europe? Think again. While all these are part of the tapestry of the medieval era, the threads of politics, personality and war, culture, religion, education and the arts are vastly more intricate and fascinating. 

    Regular price: $6.95

    • World War II Auschwitz: A History from Beginning to End

    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Stephen Paul Aulridge Jr
    • Length: 1 hr
    • Unabridged
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    Auschwitz is a monument to the barbaric inhumanity of the Nazi regime. It is the site where more than one million people were systematically tortured and killed in support of Adolf Hitler’s determination to eradicate entire populations that he viewed as racially impure.

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    • French and Indian War: A History from Beginning to End

    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Jimmy Kieffer
    • Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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    The French and Indian War is one of the most significant, yet least acknowledged and understood, periods of American history. Fought chiefly between the two imperial powers of England and France in the mid-18th century, the struggle would also draw in native Indian nations who sought to exert their own strength and sovereignty over the North American continent. From the first shots fired in the Ohio Valley wilderness in 1754 until the Treaty of Paris signed in 1763, the French and Indian War became a conflict that encircled the globe.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Vlad the Impaler

    • A Life from Beginning to End
    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Stephen Floyd
    • Length: 57 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 7
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    Many scholars argue that Vlad III Dracula, also known as Vlad the Impaler, is the real Dracula. His story, however, is much more complicated than the oft-reported details of his atrocities would imply. This audiobook tells the story of his life and times and discusses his connection to the fictional Count Dracula in a succinct, compelling manner, which makes for an entertaining listen packed with historical information.

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Ancient Rome: A History from Beginning to End

    • Ancient Civilizations, Book 1
    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Ronald Bruce Meyer
    • Length: 1 hr
    • Unabridged
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    Rome is a city of myth and legend. The Eternal City, the city of the seven hills, the sacred city, the caput mundi, the center of the world, Roma, Rome, by any of her many names is a city built of history and blood, marble and water, war and conquest. From legendary beginnings, a city rose from the swamp surrounded by the seven hills and split by the Tiber River. Built and rebuilt, a sacred republic and a divine empire, blessed by a thousand gods and by One, the story of her rise and fall has been told and retold for a thousand years and is still relevant in today's world, as echoes of her ancient glory have shaped our culture, laws, lifestyle, and beliefs in subtle and pervasive ways.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Rome

    • By KDeSantis on 06-21-18

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Franklin D. Roosevelt

    • A Life from Beginning to End
    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Christopher Boozell
    • Length: 1 hr and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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    One of America’s most influential presidents was a man who could not walk. The polio that struck Franklin Delano Roosevelt when he was a future political star did not diminish him. Instead, against all expectations, it was the agent that forged his destiny. 

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    • Walt Disney: A Life from Beginning to End

    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Al Henderson
    • Length: 1 hr and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 4
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    The name Disney is celebrated throughout the world because of its association with blockbuster animated films and iconic cartoon characters. Just about everyone on the planet, regardless of time, place, or culture, has at one time or another become acquainted with Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, and everybody’s favorite anthropomorphic dog, Goofy. These are the characters that we know and love.   

    Regular price: $6.95

    • King Louis XIV: A Life from Beginning to End

    • Royalty Biography, Book 6
    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Chance Hartman
    • Length: 53 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3 out of 5 stars 2
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    Although he didn’t create absolutism in France, King Louis XIV seemed to embody the divine right of kings better than anyone had before him. Louis XIV directly correlated his own private good with that of the public good, but not everyone in France had the same sentiment. The resistance from the French nobles and aristocrats that Louis depended on to raise armies gave these nobles increasing autonomy and independence from the king, which would one day come to a head.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • An Audible Cribbs

    • By kristen m. on 03-30-18

    Regular price: $3.95

    • William Shakespeare: A Life from Beginning to End

    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: William Irvine
    • Length: 1 hr and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    William Shakespeare is one of the most recognizable names in the world. Regardless of country, language, age, or gender, people are familiar with the Bard’s work and his contributions to literature, theater, art, and music. His genius was so evident that he became famous and respected throughout England in his own lifetime, eventually earning the attention and patronage of the king himself.

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    • The Crusades: A History From Beginning to End

    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Jimmy Kieffer
    • Length: 1 hr and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Crusades are the prototype and epitome of the Holy War. The fight to take control of the city of Jerusalem, believed to be the most sacred Holy City to two distinct religions of Christianity and Islam, has lasted far longer than the two centuries of the Crusades, and its reach has extended far further than Europe and the Middle East.  

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Mary Queen of Scots: A Life from Beginning to End

    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Barry Shannon
    • Length: 1 hr and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 4
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    Mary Stuart was born into a powerful royal dynasty that was at war with the rest of Europe and with itself. Mary’s ascent to the throne was disarmingly easy and she reached adulthood completely unprepared for the plots and betrayals she would be subject to. As the head of a resolutely unstable country, Mary struggled to maintain her grip on the precarious crown on her head and was removed from the throne by an armed rebellion.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very Educational and Insightful!

    • By Rita Rae on 06-07-18

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Eleanor of Aquitaine

    • A Life from Beginning to End
    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Mike Nelson
    • Length: 1 hr and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Explore the life of one of the medieval world’s most memorable figures. Eleanor of Aquitaine became the queen of both France and England, the wife of two kings, and later the mother of two kings. Heiress to the rich French provinces of Aquitaine and Poitou, she was undoubtedly one of medieval Europe’s most powerful and wealthiest women. 

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    • Abraham Lincoln: A Concise History of the Man Who Transformed the World

    • One Hour History US Presidents, Book 1
    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Jimmy Kieffer
    • Length: 58 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Abraham Lincoln's determination to hold the North and South together would ultimately lead to the bloodiest war in American history, the abolition of slavery, and his own untimely death from an assassin’s bullet. But to see Lincoln solely as a tragic figure consumed with the strife of mid-19th century America is to miss meeting him as a man who never allowed himself to be defeated by adversity, grief, or turmoil.

    Regular price: $3.95

    • H. H. Holmes: The Life of the American Ripper

    • True Crime, Book 3
    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Marc Zeale
    • Length: 1 hr and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    H. H. Holmes’ story has become one of legend. Holmes committed his crimes during a time in history where the idea of murdering on a mass scale was being introduced to the world through the actions of Jack the Ripper. Unlike Jack the Ripper, Holmes’ motives were clear; he killed out of greed, convenience, and curiosity. 

    Regular price: $6.95

    • World War I: A History from Beginning to End

    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Stephen Paul Aulridge Jr.
    • Length: 1 hr and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    World War I, or the Great War, was believed to be "the war to end all wars". Because of the incredible extent of destruction and the staggering number of wounded and dead, even those who lived through it could scarcely comprehend its horror. Beginning in 1914, alliances between powerful nations soon plunged the world into a global conflict. Fighting - including miserable trench warfare - broke out in practically every corner of Europe and spread around the world to Africa, Asia, and the Middle East.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The War to End All Wars: Really?

    • By Rogerio de Oliveira Souza on 03-21-18

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Ivan the Terrible: A Life From Beginning to End

    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: William Irvine
    • Length: 1 hr and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Just what was so terrible about Ivan the Terrible? Most of us are familiar with this infamous nickname, but most fall short of being able to describe how he received such an ominous moniker. Maybe you’ve heard the stories of how Ivan killed his own son, poisoned his wives, and waged war on his neighbors, but these anecdotes are just minor details in the scheme of this man’s complicated life.  

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Hannibal Barca: A Life from Beginning to End

    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Christopher Boozell
    • Length: 51 mins
    • Unabridged
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    There are notorious figures in history who have withstood the test of time, and then there is Hannibal Barca. This man stands in a unique category of his own because the name of Hannibal Barca not only went down in history, it changed the course of it. This headstrong North African leader did the impossible. He not only led a massive army flanked by elephants - yes, elephants - from North Africa and into Europe, Hannibal also managed to check the growing superpower of Rome through sheer ingenuity.   

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A legendary tale

    • By Michael Costa on 07-04-18

    Regular price: $3.95

    • The Dutch East India Company: A History from Beginning to End

    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Bridger Conklin
    • Length: 1 hr
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 9
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    Once valued at close to seven trillion dollars by today’s standards, the Dutch East India Company, formed in 1602, became the world’s first multinational corporation. In the nearly 200-year reign of their empire at sea, the Dutch East India Company amassed unfathomable fortunes, laid the foundation of the modern globalized world, and built monopolies that controlled the economy of the 17th and 18th centuries in Europe and the East Indies.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
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    • By L. Rob on 12-13-17

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Egyptian Mythology: A Concise Guide to the Ancient Gods and Beliefs of Egyptian Mythology

    • Greek Mythology - Norse Mythology - Egyptian Mythology, Book 3
    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Bridger Conklin
    • Length: 1 hr and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In this brief introduction to the subject of Egyptian mythology, you will learn about the myths of creation in some detail and be introduced to the top deities in a pantheon of over two thousand god and goddesses. The presence and importance of the Nile is discussed, and details of daily life, including the rituals followed in the temples, essentially the backbone of the economy, are well covered.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • American Revolution: A History from Beginning to End

    • One Hour History Revolution, Book 2
    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Stephen Paul Aulridge Jr.
    • Length: 1 hr and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The American Revolution, which had its roots in 1765 with a rejection of British authority to tax the colonies without fair representation and ended with the British defeat at Yorktown, was one of the most momentous events in the history of the North American continent. In this audiobook, American Revolution, you will discover the history behind the conflict and why it came about.

    Regular price: $6.95

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