Showing results by narrator "John Lee"

Categories

History

62 results
Sort by
    • The Spy and the Traitor

    • The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War
    • By: Ben Macintyre
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 13 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2,999
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2,749
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2,740

    Unfolding the delicious three-way gamesmanship between America, Britain, and the Soviet Union, and culminating in the gripping cinematic beat-by-beat of Oleg Gordievsky's nail-biting escape from Moscow in 1985, Ben Macintyre's latest may be his best yet. Like the greatest novels of John le Carré, it brings listeners deep into a world of treachery and betrayal, where the lines bleed between the personal and the professional, and one man's hatred of communism had the power to change the future of nations. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Lost almost a nights sleep to this... and well worth it.

    • By George Smith on 10-09-18

    Regular price: $31.95

    • The History of the Ancient World

    • From the Earliest Accounts to the Fall of Rome
    • By: Susan Wise Bauer
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 26 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3,333
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,994
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,977

    This is the first volume in a bold new series that tells the stories of all peoples, connecting historical events from Europe to the Middle East to the far coast of China, while still giving weight to the characteristics of each country. Susan Wise Bauer provides both sweeping scope and vivid attention to the individual lives that give flesh to abstract assertions about human history. This narrative history employs the methods of "history from beneath" - literature, epic traditions, private letters, and accounts - to connect kings and leaders with the lives of those they ruled.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fast paced history

    • By serine on 01-23-16

    Regular price: $39.95

    • Napoleon

    • A Life
    • By: Andrew Roberts
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 32 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,849
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,491
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,478

    Andrew Roberts' Napoleon is the first one-volume biography to take advantage of the recent publication of Napoleon's thirty-three thousand letters, which radically transform our understanding of his character and motivation. At last we see him as he was: protean multitasker, decisive, surprisingly willing to forgive his enemies and his errant wife Josephine.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • What a dynamo!

    • By Tad Davis on 01-16-15

    Regular price: $48.95

    • The Persian Empire

    • By: John W. Lee, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: John W. Lee
    • Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 573
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 528
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 520

    Over the span of 24 fascinating lectures, you'll take on the role of a history detective to discover the truth about the Persian Empire. You'll discover the key to the empire's success lay in its greatest rulers, each of whom played a critical role in shaping and strengthening a civilization we still remember today. Take this opportunity to complete your understanding of the ancient world and discover the humanity of the ancient Persians.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic thematic historical exploration

    • By Knute on 09-08-15

    Regular price: $34.95

    • The Guns of August

    • By: Barbara W. Tuchman
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 18 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,327
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,181
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,182

    Historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Barbara Tuchman here brought to life again the people and events that led up to World War I. With attention to fascinating detail, and an intense knowledge of her subject and its characters, Ms. Tuchman reveals, for the first time, just how the war started, why, and why it could have been stopped but wasn't. A classic historical survey of a time and a people we all need to know more about, The Guns of August will not be forgotten.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Pay attention!

    • By Chrissie on 07-11-13

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The History of the Medieval World

    • From the Conversion of Constantine to the First Crusade
    • By: Susan Wise Bauer
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 22 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,499
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,277
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,270

    From the schism between Rome and Constantinople to the rise of the T'ang Dynasty, from the birth of Muhammad to the crowning of Charlemagne, this erudite book tells the fascinating, often violent story of kings, generals, and the peoples they ruled.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The First Half of the Medieval World

    • By Troy on 08-11-14

    Regular price: $39.95

    • The History of the Renaissance World

    • From the Rediscovery of Aristotle to the Conquest of Constantinople
    • By: Susan Wise Bauer
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 21 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 753
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 673
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 669

    Beginning in the heady days just after the First Crusade, this volume - the third in the series that began with The History of the Ancient World and The History of the Medieval World - chronicles the contradictions of a world in transition. Impressively researched and brilliantly told, The History of the Renaissance World offers not just the names, dates, and facts but the memorable characters who illuminate the years between 1100 and 1453 - years that marked a sea change in mankind's perception of the world.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The 2nd Half of the Medieval World

    • By Troy on 05-20-15

    Regular price: $39.95

    • Alone

    • Britain, Churchill, and Dunkirk: Defeat into Victory
    • By: Michael Korda
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 12 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 951
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 888
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 884

    An epic of remarkable originality, Alone captures the heroism of World War II as movingly as any book in recent memory. Bringing to vivid life the world leaders, generals, and ordinary citizens who fought on both sides of the war, Michael Korda, the best-selling author of Clouds of Glory, chronicles the outbreak of hostilities, recalling as a prescient young boy the enveloping tension that defined pre-Blitz London, and then as a military historian the great events that would alter the course of the 20th century.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Exceptional

    • By Jean on 11-11-17
    • Britain, Churchill, and Dunkirk: Defeat into Victory
    • By: Michael Korda
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 12 hrs and 58 mins
    • Release date: 09-19-17
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 951 ratings

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Into Africa

    • The Epic Adventures of Stanley and Livingstone
    • By: Martin Dugard
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,630
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,163
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,157

    "Dr. Livingstone, I presume?" So goes the signature introduction of New York Herald star journalist Henry Morton Stanley to renowned explorer Dr. David Livingstone, who had been missing for six years in the wilds of Africa. Into Africa ushers us into the meeting of these remarkable men. In 1866, when Livingstone journeyed into the heart of the African continent in search of the Nile's source, the land was rough, unknown to Europeans, and inhabited by man-eating tribes.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Riveting

    • By Gene on 04-01-04
    • The Epic Adventures of Stanley and Livingstone
    • By: Martin Dugard
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
    • Release date: 12-11-03
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 1,630 ratings

    Regular price: $27.95

    • The Secret History of the World

    • By: Mark Booth
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 15 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 936
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 797
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 797

    In this groundbreaking new work, Mark Booth embarks on an enthralling intellectual tour of our world's secret histories. Starting from a dangerous premise - that everything we've been taught about our world's past is corrupted, and that the stories put forward by the various cults and mystery schools throughout history are true - Booth produces nothing short of an alternate history of the past 3,000 years.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A unique perspective

    • By Robin on 04-09-12

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Agent Zigzag

    • A True Story of Nazi Espionage, Love, and Betrayal
    • By: Ben MacIntyre
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,099
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 794
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 787

    Eddie Chapman was a charming criminal, a con man, and a philanderer. He was also one of the most remarkable double agents Britain has ever produced. Inside the traitor was a man of loyalty; inside the villain was a hero. The problem for Chapman, his spymasters, and his lovers was to know where one persona ended and the other began.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What a great character

    • By Michael on 02-24-09
    • A True Story of Nazi Espionage, Love, and Betrayal
    • By: Ben MacIntyre
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
    • Release date: 09-26-07
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 1,099 ratings

    Regular price: $31.95

    • Jerusalem

    • The Biography
    • By: Simon Sebag Montefiore
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 25 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 557
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 503
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 508

    Jerusalem is the universal city, the capital of two peoples, the shrine of three faiths; it is the prize of empires, the site of Judgement Day and the battlefield of today’s clash of civilizations. From King David to Barack Obama, from the birth of Judaism, Christianity and Islam to the Israel-Palestine conflict, this is the epic history of three thousand years of faith, slaughter, fanaticism and coexistence. This is how Jerusalem became Jerusalem, and the only city that exists twice - in heaven and on earth.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A vivid drama!

    • By Steven on 05-25-12

    Regular price: $44.95

    • Double Cross

    • The True Story of the D-Day Spies
    • By: Ben Macintyre
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 603
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 545
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 536

    On June 6, 1944, 150,000 Allied troops landed on the beaches of Normandy and suffered an astonishingly low rate of casualties. D-Day was a stunning military accomplishment, but it was also a masterpiece of trickery. Operation Fortitude, which protected and enabled the invasion, and the Double Cross system, which specialized in turning German spies into double agents, deceived the Nazis into believing that the Allies would attack at Calais and Norway rather than Normandy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A secret history of WWII crossed with Monty Python

    • By None of your damn business on 08-15-12
    • The True Story of the D-Day Spies
    • By: Ben Macintyre
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
    • Release date: 07-31-12
    • 4 out of 5 stars 603 ratings

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Savage Continent

    • Europe in the Aftermath of World War II
    • By: Keith Lowe
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 15 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 264
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 228
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 233

    The end of the Second World War in Europe is one of the 20th century's most iconic moments. It is fondly remembered as a time when cheering crowds filled the streets, danced, drank and made love until the small hours. These images of victory and celebration are so strong in our minds that the period of anarchy and civil war that followed has been forgotten. Across Europe, landscapes had been ravaged, entire cities razed and more than thirty million people had been killed in the war.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Better in print?

    • By Rodney on 10-10-12
    • Europe in the Aftermath of World War II
    • By: Keith Lowe
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 15 hrs and 17 mins
    • Release date: 09-24-12
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 264 ratings

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Empires of the Weak

    • The Real Story of European Expansion and the Creation of the New World
    • By: J. C. Sharman
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    What accounts for the rise of the state, the creation of the first global system, and the dominance of the West? The conventional answer asserts that superior technology, tactics, and institutions forged by Darwinian military competition gave Europeans a decisive advantage in war from 1500 onward. Empires of the Weak argues that Europeans had no general military superiority in the early modern era. Sharman shows instead that European expansion is better explained by deference to strong Asian and African polities, disease in the Americas, and maritime supremacy earned by default.

    • The Real Story of European Expansion and the Creation of the New World
    • By: J. C. Sharman
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
    • Release date: 05-14-19
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 5 ratings

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Empires of the Sea

    • The Contest for the Center of the World
    • By: Roger Crowley
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 810
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 576
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 578

    Empires of the Sea tells the story of the 50-year world war between Islam and Christianity for the Mediterranean: one of the fiercest and most influential contests in European history. It traces events from the appearance on the world stage of Suleiman the Magnificent through "the years of devastation" when it seemed possible that Islam might master the whole sea, to the final brief flourishing of a united Christendom in 1571.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant detail, exciting story

    • By Tad Davis on 08-17-08

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Darkest Hour

    • How Churchill Brought England Back from the Brink
    • By: Anthony McCarten
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 659
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 586
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 584

    May 1940. Britain is at war, Winston Churchill has unexpectedly been promoted to prime minister, and the horrors of Blitzkrieg witness one Western European democracy fall after another in rapid succession. Facing this horror, with pen in hand and typist-secretary at the ready, Churchill wonders what words could capture the public mood when the invasion of Britain seems mere hours away. It is this fascinating period that Anthony McCarten captures in this deeply researched and wonderfully written new book, The Darkest Hour.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Gripping

    • By Jean on 12-06-17
    • How Churchill Brought England Back from the Brink
    • By: Anthony McCarten
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
    • Release date: 11-07-17
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 659 ratings

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Operation Mincemeat

    • How a Dead Man and a Bizarre Plan Fooled the Nazis and Assured an Allied Victory
    • By: Ben Macintyre
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,051
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 642
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 653

    As plans got under way for the Allied invasion of Sicily in June 1943, British counter-intelligence agent Ewen Montagu masterminded a scheme to mislead the Germans into thinking the next landing would occur in Greece. This extraordinary operation called for a dead body, dressed as a Royal Marine officer and carrying false information about a pending Allied invasion of Greece, to wash up on a Spanish shore near the town of a known Nazi agent.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Better than the movie

    • By Jack M on 06-23-10
    • How a Dead Man and a Bizarre Plan Fooled the Nazis and Assured an Allied Victory
    • By: Ben Macintyre
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
    • Release date: 05-04-10
    • 4 out of 5 stars 1,051 ratings

    Regular price: $27.95

    • The Pandemic Century

    • One Hundred Years of Panic, Hysteria, and Hubris
    • By: Mark Honigsbaum
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 13 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    Ever since the 1918 Spanish influenza pandemic, scientists have dreamed of preventing catastrophic outbreaks of infectious disease. Yet despite a century of medical progress, viral and bacterial disasters continue to take us by surprise, inciting panic and dominating news cycles. From the Spanish flu to the 1924 outbreak of pneumonic plague in Los Angeles to the 1930 "parrot fever" pandemic, through the more recent SARS, Ebola, and Zika epidemics, the last one hundred years have been marked by a succession of unanticipated pandemic alarms.  

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Auschwitz Volunteer

    • Beyond Bravery
    • By: Jarek Garlinski (translator), Witold Pilecki
    • Narrated by: Marek Probosz, Jarek Garlinski, Ken Kliban, and others
    • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 89

    In 1940, the Polish Underground wanted to know what was happening inside the recently opened Auschwitz concentration camp. Polish army officer Witold Pilecki volunteered to be arrested by the Germans and report from inside the camp. His intelligence reports, smuggled out in 1941, were among the first eyewitness accounts of Auschwitz atrocities: the extermination of Soviet POWs, its function as a camp for Polish political prisoners, and the "final solution" for Jews. Pilecki received brutal treatment until he escaped in April 1943; soon after, he wrote a brief report....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The bar of manhood

    • By Rhea on 09-22-13

    Regular price: $24.95

Show titles per page
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4