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    • The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

    • By: Edward Gibbon
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 126 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 439
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 400
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 395

    Here in a single volume is the entire, unabridged recording of Gibbon's masterpiece. Beginning in the second century A.D. at the apex of the Pax Romana, Gibbon traces the arc of decline and complete destruction through the centuries across Europe and the Mediterranean. It is a thrilling and cautionary tale of splendor and ruin, of faith and hubris, and of civilization and barbarism. Follow along as Christianity overcomes paganism... before itself coming under intense pressure from Islam.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The European Civilization

    • By Marcus on 03-03-16

    Regular price: $39.95

    • The Storm of Steel

    • By: Ernst Jünger
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,122
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 989
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 992

    This classic war memoir, first published in 1920, is based on the author's extensive diaries describing hard combat experienced on the Western Front during World War I. It has been greatly admired by people as diverse as Bertolt Brecht and Andre Gide, and from every part of the political spectrum. Hypnotic, thrilling, and magnificent, The Storm of Steel is perhaps the most fascinating description of modern warfare ever written.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • World War I from a German Viewpoint

    • By Charles Fred Smith on 08-11-10

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Peloponnesian War

    • By: Thucydides
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 26 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 275
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 248
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 245

    Historians universally agree that Thucydides was the greatest historian who has ever lived, and that his story of the Peloponnesian conflict is a marvel of forensic science and fine literature. That such a triumph of intellectual accomplishment was created at the end of the fifth century B.C. in Greece is, perhaps, not so surprising, given the number of original geniuses we find in that period. But that such an historical work would also be simultaneously acknowledged as a work of great literature and a penetrating ethical evaluation of humanity is one of the miracles of ancient history.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • You better know the events before listening

    • By David A. Montalvo on 05-25-16

    Regular price: $39.95

    • The Jewish War

    • By: Flavius Josephus
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 23 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 197
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 184
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 182

    In AD 66, nationalist and religious revolutionaries in Judaea led a ferocious revolt of the Jewish people against the authority of mighty Rome, culminating in the greatest upheaval and savagery the world had known up to that time. By the end of the conflict seven years later, over one million Jews had perished and tens of thousands were sold into slavery. Until the Holocaust, it remained the greatest tragedy ever endured by a people. How had this once prosperous region been laid low, and by what process did its fratricidal feuds take it down a slippery slope to utter annihilation? Fortunately for us, there was an eyewitness.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Makes Josephus Come Alive

    • By Sophia on 04-15-14

    Regular price: $39.95

    • Parallel Lives of the Noble Greeks and Romans

    • By: Plutarch
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 83 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 159
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 151
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 150

    Plutarch (c. AD 46-AD 120) was born to a prominent family in the small Greek town of Chaeronea, about 20 miles east of Delphi in the region known as Boeotia. His best known work is the Parallel Lives, a series of biographies of famous Greeks and Romans, arranged in pairs to illuminate their common moral virtues and vices. The surviving lives contain 23 pairs, each with one Greek life and one Roman life as well as four unpaired single lives.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • For the Very Dedicated

    • By John Pinkerton on 03-13-18

    Regular price: $39.95

    • The Commentaries

    • By: Julius Caesar
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 14 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 500
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 412
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 409

    Julius Caesar wrote his exciting Commentaries during some of the most grueling campaigns ever undertaken by a Roman army. The Gallic Wars and The Civil Wars constitute the greatest series of military dispatches ever written. As literature, they are representative of the finest expressions of Latin prose in its "golden" age, a benchmark of elegant style and masculine brevity imitated by young schoolboys for centuries.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • My favourite audiobook

    • By David Cormier on 08-17-11

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Thirty Years War

    • By: C. V. Wedgwood
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 19 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 442
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 403
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 399

    Initially, the Thirty Years War was precipitated in 1618 by religious conflicts between Protestants and Catholics in the Holy Roman Empire. But the conflict soon spread beyond religion to encompass the internal politics and balance of power within the Empire, and then later to the other European powers. By the end, it became simply a dynastic struggle between Bourbon France and Habsburg Spain. And almost all of it was fought out in Germany. Entire regions were depopulated and destroyed.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of the World's Great History Books.

    • By Judith A. Weller on 08-25-12

    Regular price: $39.95

    • The Dark Ages: 476-918

    • By: Charles Oman
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 19 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 150
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 134
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 132

    The Dark Ages is the story of the birth of Western civilization. It was a harrowing crucible of war, destruction, and faith. For over 100 years, Charles Oman's famous history has remained one of the finest sources for the study of this period. Covering a period of 500 years and an area stretching from Northern Germany to Egypt, this is the definitive history that will alter your conceptions of a period of history that gave birth to the civilization we live in today.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An Excellent Production

    • By Ken on 08-11-17

    Regular price: $39.95

    • The 9/11 Commission Report

    • Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks
    • By: National Commission on Terrorist Attacks
    • Narrated by: Ken Borgers, Sal Giangrasso, Charlton Griffin, and others
    • Length: 20 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 535
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      4 out of 5 stars 228
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      4 out of 5 stars 221

    The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, also known as the 9-11 Commission, was created by congressional legislation and the signature of President George W. Bush in late 2002. This independent, bipartisan commission had the task of producing a full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the attack, including preparedness and immediate response, and providing recommendations designed to guard against future attacks.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Absolutely Outstanding Historical Document

    • By Louie on 08-02-04

    Regular price: $39.95

    • The March of the Ten Thousand

    • By: Xenophon
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 553
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 351
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 355

    Translated by W. E. D. Rouse, The March of the Ten Thousand is one of the most admired and widely read pieces of ancient literature to come down to us. Xenophon employs a very simple, straightforward style to describe what is probably the most exciting military adventure ever undertaken. It is an epic of courage, faith and democratic principle.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An intelligent leader

    • By Benedict on 04-13-04

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Complete Works of Tacitus: Volume 1: The Annals, Part 1

    • By: Cornelius Tacitus
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 153
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 100
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 100

    In the pantheon of ancient men of letters, none hold a more venerated position than the Roman historian, Tacitus, venerated alike for the accuracy of his chronicles as well as for the superiority of his style. He was a writer of unexcelled genius and consummate skill. But his work fell into oblivion not long after his death, and has come down to us based on the text of a single tattered manuscript from the Middle Ages.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Tacitus

    • By Zachary Brannock on 03-25-08

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Histories

    • The Persian Wars
    • By: Herodotus, A. D. Godley Translator
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 27 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 34
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      5 out of 5 stars 31
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 31

    Herodotus was a Greek historian born in Halicarnassus, subject at the time of the great Persian Empire. He lived in the fifth century BC (c. 484 - c. 425 BC), a contemporary of Socrates. He is often referred to as "The Father of History", a title originally conferred by Cicero. Herodotus was the first historian known to have broken from Homeric tradition in order to treat historical subjects as a method of investigation, specifically by collecting his materials in a critical, systematic fashion and then arranging them into a chronological narrative.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • very Long

    • By Orchid on 11-19-17

    Regular price: $39.95

    • The Twelve Caesars

    • By: Suetonius
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 14 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 186
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 139
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 138

    The Twelve Caesars was written based on the information of eyewitnesses and public records. It conveys a very accurate picture of court life in Rome and contains some of the raciest and most salacious material to be found in all of ancient literature. The writing is clear, simple and easy to understand, and the numerous anecdotes of juicy scandal, bitter court intrigue, and murderous brigandage easily hold their own against the most spirited content of today's tabloids.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A pleasure to read...

    • By Robyn on 03-13-10

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The History of Rome, Volume 1, Books 1 - 5

    • By: Titus Livy, William Masfen Roberts (translator)
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 18 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 148
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      4 out of 5 stars 120
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 117

    When Livy began his epic The History of Rome, he had no idea of the fame and fortune he would eventually attain. He would go on to become the most widely read writer in the Roman Empire and was eagerly sought out and feted like a modern celebrity. And his fame continued to grow after his death. His bombastic style, his intricate and complex sentence structure, and his flair for powerfully recreating the searing drama of historical incidents made him a favorite of teachers and pupils alike.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
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    • By Darwin8u on 03-30-17

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Hellenica

    • By: Xenophon
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 8
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    The Hellenica is Xenophon’s continuation of Thucydides’ history of the Peloponnesian War, literally resuming from where the previous author’s history was abruptly left unfinished and narrating the events of the final seven years of the conflict and the war’s aftermath. Some historians consider the Hellenica to be a personal work, written by Xenophon in retirement on his Spartan estate, and intended primarily for circulation among his friends, who would have known the main protagonists and events, having most likely participated in them.  

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Charlemagne

    • The Legend and the Man
    • By: Harold Lamb
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
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      5 out of 5 stars 11
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Charlemagne was easily one of the most fascinating figures of Western civilization, as well as the most heroic and romantic. The 47 years of his reign marked some of the most significant and far reaching events of the Middle Ages. Undoubtedly, it was his enlightened vision for Europe that resulted in the Carolingian Renaissance, a period of cultural flowering that never really ceased to develop, and which led in a straight line directly to that period of astonishing achievement we now call the High Gothic. Even in the 21st century, we still hear the echoes of his deeds in the historical events that unfold today. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Charlton Griffin was outstanding as always

    • By Amazon Customer on 10-13-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Complete Works of Tacitus: Volume 2: The Annals, Part 2

    • By: Cornelius Tacitus
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 54

    The Annals, Part 2 picks up in the year A.D. 32 with the increasingly menacing and tyrannical behavior of Tiberius. With hundreds murdered or driven to suicide and many more in exile, Tiberius descends steadily into growing lust and debauchery on his private estate on the isle of Capri. Overseas, Rome is victorious in her struggle with Parthia, and as Tiberius is being smothered to death in A.D. 37 by Macro, peace at last comes to the eastern frontier.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great for your Rome historian.

    • By Jerry on 04-25-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Great Age of Discovery, Volume 1

    • Columbus, Magellan, and the Early Explorations
    • By: Paul Herrmann
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 12 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 254
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      4 out of 5 stars 134
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      4 out of 5 stars 133

    In the space of 400 years, Western man methodically set out to explore and map the entire earth. During some of the most dangerous expeditions ever mounted, an extraordinary group of determined men forced passages through vast oceans, dark jungles, and withering deserts. Never has their like been seen since. What drove these soldiers, sailors, and civilians to leave the comforts of civilized life and face the horrors of shipwreck, starvation, cannibals, and disease?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Discover this Book

    • By Howard on 01-04-05

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Hannibal

    • One Man Against Rome
    • By: Harold Lamb
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,324
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      4 out of 5 stars 706
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 708

    This is the breathtaking adventure of the great Carthaginian general who shook the foundations of Rome. In the world's first "global" conflict, Hannibal Barca marched up and down the Italian peninsula for 18 years, appearing well nigh invincible to a Rome which began to doubt itself for the first time in its history.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not Just Elephants in the Alps

    • By Eric Chevlen on 05-09-03

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Alexander the Great

    • By: Arrian
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 323
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 170
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      4 out of 5 stars 173

    This is the incredible story of the world's greatest conqueror, a man who single handedly changed the course of history...and who was worshipped as a god. There have been many attempts in the 2,300 years since Alexander's death to tell the epic story of this enigmatic soldier. His deeds read like the stuff of legends. Of all the chroniclers of Alexander, and there have been many famous ones, including Plutarch and Ptolemy, none have given us a clearer and truer account than the one by Arrian.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Superb Chronicle of Alexander

    • By Theresa on 02-23-04

    Regular price: $24.95

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