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    • The Sumerians

    • The History and Legacy of the Ancient Mesopotamian Empire That Established Civilization
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Neil Holmes
    • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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    When American archaeologists discovered a collection of cuneiform tablets in Iraq in the late 19th century, they were confronted with a language and a people who were at the time only scarcely known to even the most knowledgeable scholars of ancient Mesopotamia: the Sumerians.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • love these

    • By amy on 12-14-16
    • The History and Legacy of the Ancient Mesopotamian Empire That Established Civilization
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Neil Holmes
    • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
    • Release date: 04-07-15
    • 4 out of 5 stars 98 ratings

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    • The Opium Wars

    • The History and Legacy of the 19th Century Conflicts Between Britain and China
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Bill Hare
    • Length: 1 hr and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The 19th century saw the rise of one of the largest, most powerful empires of the modern era. The sun never set on the British Empire, whose holdings spanned the globe, in one form or another, and trade flowed east and west. An integral but underutilized part of a vast trade network included China. The Opium Wars: The History and Legacy of the 19th Century Conflicts Between Britain and China examines the way in which trade, colonialism, and illegal drug use culminated with one of the 19th century’s most controversial fights. 

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    • The History of the Sunni and Shia Split

    • Understanding the Divisions within Islam
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 1 hr and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Different branches of the same religion are the exception more than the rule, and they have had a profound impact upon history. The schism between the Orthodox and Catholic Churches influenced relationships between nations across Europe, and religious intolerance based on different Christian faiths led to persecution and outright violence across the continent for centuries.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent preface to making sense of intl news.

    • By Jan on 07-16-15

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    • William Wallace: The Life and Legacy of the Scottish Freedom Fighter

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Roger Wood
    • Length: 1 hr and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 33
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    William Wallace is one of the most famous freedom fighters in history. Over 700 years after his death he is still remembered as Scotland's beloved hero. But while the movie Braveheart helped make him a household name, and he is commemorated across Scotland as a natural leader and a loyal son of his homeland, he is also "the most mysterious of the leaders of the Scottish resistance to Edward I".

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • dry

    • By Cindy Collum McSpadden on 05-11-17

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    • The Ten Lost Tribes

    • The History and Mystery of the Lost Tribes of Israel
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Gordon Greenhill
    • Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 59
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    In the eighth century BCE, one of the most important provinces within the Assyrian Empire was Samaria. Also known as Israel, Samaria repeatedly rebelled against their Assyrian overlords, but in 722, the Assyrians overran Samaria once and for all, killing countless numbers and sending most of the rest of its inhabitants into forced exile.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Eh.

    • By Jerry on 10-16-15

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    • Michael Faraday

    • The Life and Legacy of the Influential 19th Century Scientist Who Pioneered Electromagnetism
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Scott Clem
    • Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Michael Faraday: The Life and Legacy of the Influential 19th Century Scientist Who Pioneered Electromagnetism examines the life and work that made Faraday one of history’s most important scientists. You will learn about Michael Faraday like never before.  

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    • The Neanderthals

    • The History of the Extinct Humans Who Were Contemporaries of Homo Sapiens in Europe
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 1 hr and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Neanderthals looks at the evolution of the Neanderthals and examines the theories regarding how they went extinct.

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    • The Han Dynasty

    • The History and Legacy of Ancient China’s Most Influential Empire
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Jim D Johnston
    • Length: 1 hr and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Han Dynasty: The History and Legacy of Ancient China’s Most Influential Empire examines how the Han dynasty took control of China and the impact of their reign over several centuries.

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    • The Apocryphal Gospels

    • The History of the New Testament Apocrypha Not Included in the Bible
    • By: Charles River Editors, Gustavo Vazquez-Lozano
    • Narrated by: Mark Norman
    • Length: 2 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Between 50 and 90 CE, the various writings that comprise the New Testament were written, including the four Gospels, the Acts of the Apostles, the Epistles of Paul, and other letters to more general communities of the early Church. But what is recognized as the 26 books of the New Testament today, in literally hundreds of English translations, actually took several more centuries to be determined as "canonical" by the Church.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very Interesting information.

    • By KP on 12-11-16

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    • Ur

    • The History and Legacy of the Ancient Sumerian Capital
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 1 hr and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 25
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    When American archaeologists discovered a collection of cuneiform tablets in Iraq in the late 19th century, they were confronted with a language and a people who were at the time only scarcely known to even the most knowledgeable scholars of ancient Mesopotamia: the Sumerians.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Way too short

    • By G. Wetterau on 01-06-18
    • The History and Legacy of the Ancient Sumerian Capital
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 1 hr and 31 mins
    • Release date: 09-22-16
    • 4 out of 5 stars 25 ratings

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    • The Nag Hammadi Library

    • The History and Legacy of the Ancient Gnostic Texts Rediscovered in the 20th Century
    • By: Charles River Editors, Gustavo Vazquez-Lozano
    • Narrated by: Jim D Johnston
    • Length: 1 hr and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
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    Although all the titles of the Nag Hammadi library are not known, many people have heard about its most famous components: The Gospel of Thomas - at one time it was discussed whether it should be included in the New Testament - and The Gospel of Philip, which tried to revive the debate around the identity of Mary Magdalene: "Why do you love her more than all of us?" asks a disconcerted Peter to Jesus. Finally, the Nag Hammadi texts have led many scholars to reconsider the rigid canons imposed by the early Church, and the readers to find a more intimate religion that turned upside down many postulates of Christian orthodoxy.  

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good read only thing disliked was

    • By Anastacio castro on 01-28-18

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    • William Henry Harrison

    • The Life and Legacy of the First American President to Die in Office
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Scott Clem
    • Length: 1 hr and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 20
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    When one is looking quickly over the lives of the Presidents of the United States, it is easy to overlook William Henry Harrison. After all, he only served as the Chief Executive for 30 days, and he spent the majority of those in bed, fighting for his life and eventually losing. However, to ignore Harrison because he served such a short time in the White House is just as foolish as ignoring Patrick Henry or Alexander Hamilton because they were never elected to the nation's highest office.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great informative Indian battles and history but

    • By Kaye Spitzli on 05-05-18

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    • Robert the Bruce and the Wars of Scottish Independence

    • The History of the Famous King of Scots' Rise to Power
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Jack Chekijian
    • Length: 1 hr and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 23
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    Though it's often forgotten today, Robert the Bruce was a bit shiftier, if only out of necessity. Robert the Bruce has become a figure of Scottish national legend, renowned as the man who threw off the shackles of English oppression. Prior to 1306, this Anglo-Scottish nobleman did little to cover himself in glory or to earn a reputation as a hero of the national cause. A member of one of Scotland's leading noble families, Bruce inherited his grandfather's claim to the right to be king of the Scots.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not quite on topic.

    • By Katie on 05-27-17

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    • The Battle of the Little Bighorn: The History and Controversy of Custer's Last Stand

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Robert Slone
    • Length: 1 hr and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Since the Battle of the Little Bighorn, George Armstrong Custer has possessed one of the most unique places in American history. Although he was a capable cavalry officer who served honorably during the Civil War, he remains one of the most instantly identifiable and famous military men in American history due to the fact he was killed during one of the country's most well-known and ignominious defeats: the Battle of Little Bighorn.

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    • Native American Tribes: The History and Culture of the Apache

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: David Zarbock
    • Length: 1 hr and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Among all the Native American tribes, the Spanish, Mexicans, and Americans learned the hard way that the warriors of the Apache were among the fiercest in North America. Based in the Southwest, the Apache fought all three in Mexico and the American Southwest, engaging in seasonal raids for so many centuries that the Apache struck fear into the hearts of all their neighbors. Given the group's reputation, it's fitting that they are inextricably associated with one of their most famous leaders, Geronimo.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Performance Okay, Content Excellent

    • By Janet on 12-06-17

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    • Criminal Law & Procedure: A Background on the Elements of Crimes and the Rights of Defendants

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Edwin King
    • Length: 1 hr and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 11
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    The United States has one of the most technically sound criminal justice systems in the world. Mostly derived from English common law, the U.S. Constitution explicitly lays out when and how a citizen can be searched and arrested, as well as their other rights to trial. But, as with many of the Constitution’s powers, the experiences of the colonists at the hands of the British shaped our legal system’s criminal procedure laws.

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    • The Ghosts of Scotland: A Collection of Ghost Stories Across the Scottish Nation

    • By: Sean Mcloughlin, Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 1 hr and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Scotland is a fascinating and ancient land filled with history. Not everything in Scotland is as it appears, however. Some Scots say this is a land haunted by spirits, a place of strange disappearances and unexplained phenomena. The Ghosts of Scotland: A Collection of Ghost Stories Across the Scottish Nation is a collection of such tales, just a few among the thousands of local legends and modern sightings that make Scotland one of the most haunted countries in the world.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Nothing new

    • By Jay on 05-26-18

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    • Catholic Legends: The Life and Legacy of Padre Pio

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Patte Shaughnessy
    • Length: 44 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Francesco Forgione might be a name lost to history, but over the course of his life, he became one of Catholicism's most well known figures during the 20th century as Padre Pio. It was a remarkable path for a man who was legendarily afflicted by a series of illnesses and most famously bore the stigmata, very noticeably bearing what appeared to be the crucifixion wounds Jesus's hands suffered. Padre Pio was also known for his eccentricities, including unique forms of deep meditation and experiencing visions.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Magnificent at all terms!! Life of Padre Pio

    • By Jesus I Trust in You! on 03-10-17

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    • Roman Hispania

    • The History of Ancient Rome’s Conquest of Spain and the Iberian Peninsula
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 1 hr and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Roman Hispania: The History of Ancient Rome’s Conquest of Spain and the Iberian Peninsula looks at the history of relations between the two ancient empires. You will learn about Roman Hispania like never before.  

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    • The Santa Muerte

    • The Origins, History, and Secrets of the Mexican Folk Saint
    • By: Gustavo Vazquez-Lozano, Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 1 hr and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This is the story of Santa Muerte, the so-called cult of crisis, a red-hot combo of a kermesse (Mexican carnival), Catholicism and New Age; a hedonist practice but involving bodily sacrifice too. It is an expression of economic, psychological and social forces, bigger than perhaps any of her acolytes suspect. This book looks at the folk saint and the manner in which her cult grew. You will learn about Santa Muerte like never before.

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