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    • The Regency Years

    • During Which Jane Austen Writes, Napoleon Fights, Byron Makes Love, and Britain Becomes Modern
    • By: Robert Morrison
    • Narrated by: Chris MacDonnell
    • Length: 13 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
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    The Victorians are often credited with ushering in our current era, yet the seeds of change were planted in the years before. The Regency (1811-1820) began when the profligate Prince of Wales - the future King George IV - replaced his insane father, George III, as Britain's ruler. Around the regent surged a society steeped in contrasts: evangelicalism and hedonism, elegance and brutality, exuberance and despair. The arts flourished at this time with a showcase of extraordinary writers and painters such as Jane Austen, Lord Byron, the Shelleys, John Constable, and J. M. W. Turner.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Overview of Neglected Historical Period

    • By Casey E.R. Sanders on 06-04-19
    • During Which Jane Austen Writes, Napoleon Fights, Byron Makes Love, and Britain Becomes Modern
    • By: Robert Morrison
    • Narrated by: Chris MacDonnell
    • Length: 13 hrs and 2 mins
    • Release date: 04-30-19
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 22 ratings

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Nervous States

    • Democracy and the Decline of Reason
    • By: William Davies
    • Narrated by: Chris MacDonnell
    • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
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    In this sweeping and provocative work, political economist William Davies draws on a 400-year history of ideas to reframe our understanding of the contemporary world. He argues that global trends decades and even centuries in the making have reduced a world of logic and fact into one driven by emotions - particularly fear and anxiety. This has ushered in an age of "nervous states", both in our individual bodies and our body politic.   

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Ancient Rome

    • The Rise and Fall of An Empire
    • By: Simon Baker
    • Narrated by: Chris MacDonnell
    • Length: 17 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 127
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 110

    This is the story of the greatest empire the world has ever known. Simon Baker charts the rise and fall of the world's first superpower, focusing on six momentous turning points that shaped Roman history. Welcome to Rome as you've never seen it before - awesome and splendid, gritty and squalid. From the conquest of the Mediterranean beginning in the third century BC to the destruction of the Roman Empire at the hands of barbarian invaders some seven centuries later, we discover the most critical episodes in Roman history.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Clear and dramatic

    • By Tad Davis on 08-01-17

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Creating Christ

    • How Roman Emperors Invented Christianity
    • By: James S. Valliant, C. W. Fahy
    • Narrated by: Chris MacDonnell
    • Length: 11 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
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    This explosive work of history unearths clues that finally demonstrate the truth about one of the world's great religions: that it was born out of the conflict between the Romans and messianic Jews who fought a bitter war with each other during the first century. The Romans employed a tactic they routinely used to conquer and absorb other nations: they grafted their imperial rule onto the religion of the conquered.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Surely The Truth will set you free.

    • By Paul Lemke on 03-14-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Carrier Pilot

    • By: Norman Hanson
    • Narrated by: Chris MacDonnell
    • Length: 12 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 168
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 162

    In 1942, Norman Hanson learned to fly the Royal Navy's newest fighter: the US-built Chance Vought Corsair. Fast, rugged, and demanding to fly, it was an intimidating machine. But in the hands of its young Fleet Air Arm pilots, it also proved to be a lethal weapon. Posted to the South Pacific aboard HMS Illustrious, Hanson and his squadron took the fight to the Japanese. Facing a desperate and determined enemy, Kamikaze attacks, and the ever-present dangers of flying off a pitching carrier deck, death was never far away.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Absorbing

    • By Jean on 11-26-17

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Comparative Literature

    • A Very Short Introduction
    • By: Ben Hutchinson
    • Narrated by: Chris MacDonnell
    • Length: 4 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 4
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    From colonial empire-building in the 19th century to the postcolonial culture wars of the 21st century, attempts at "comparison" have defined the international agenda of literature. But what is comparative literature? That is discussed in this audiobook.... 

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Operation Sealion

    • Hitler's Invasion Plan for Britain
    • By: David Wragg
    • Narrated by: Chris MacDonnell
    • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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    During the summer of 1940, Hitler's Germany appeared unstoppable. The Nazis were masters of mainland Europe, in alliance with Stalin's Russia, and only the English Channel prevented an immediate invasion. Britain stood alone. Operation Sealion examines just how realistic the German threat of invasion was. The author studies the plans, the available capability and resources, and the Germans' record in Norway and, later, Crete. The author weighs these against the state of Britain's defenses and the relative strengths of the land, air, and naval forces. 

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Expected Better Content

    • By DUCKLover on 02-15-19

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Schaum’s Outline of Modern European History

    • By: Birdsall S. Viault
    • Narrated by: Chris MacDonnell
    • Length: 20 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Confusing textbooks? Missed lectures? Tough test questions? Fortunately for you, there's Schaum's Outlines. More than 40 million students have trusted Schaum's to help them succeed in the classroom and on exams. Schaum's is the key to faster learning and higher grades in every subject. Each outline presents all the essential course information in an easy-to-follow, topic-by-topic format.  

    Regular price: $39.95

    • Why France Collapsed

    • By: Guy Chapman
    • Narrated by: Chris MacDonnell
    • Length: 17 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 9
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      3 out of 5 stars 8

    In June 1940 the armies of France, Great Britain, and Belgium succumbed to the onslaught of the German armies in less than six weeks. How this could have come about has hardly been illuminated by the accusations and counter-accusations of prominent French politicians and senior officers. The crossfire of charges is as blinding as a hailstorm. This book is a bold attempt to clarify responsibilities and to answer the question of how an army - not greatly inferior to the enemy's and only 10 years before believed to be the strongest in Europe - met such an ignominious defeat.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • The mispronunciations are unbelievable

    • By Jeffrey on 09-28-13

    Regular price: $25.08