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    • Chernobyl 01:23:40

    • The Incredible True Story of the World's Worst Nuclear Disaster
    • By: Andrew Leatherbarrow
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 618
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 557
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 556

    At 01:23:40 on April 26th 1986, Alexander Akimov pressed the emergency shutdown button at Chernobyl's fourth nuclear reactor. It was an act that forced the permanent evacuation of a city, killed thousands, and crippled the Soviet Union. The event spawned decades of conflicting, exaggerated, and inaccurate stories.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Outstanding Listen and Read

    • By Ms Discus on 10-12-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Alexander the Great

    • By: Philip Freeman
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 844
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 776
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 774

    Alexander was born into the royal family of Macedonia, the kingdom that would soon rule over Greece. Tutored as a boy by Aristotle, Alexander had an inquisitive mind that would serve him well when he faced formidable obstacles during his military campaigns. Shortly after taking command of the army, he launched an invasion of the Persian Empire, and continued his conquests as far south as the deserts of Egypt and as far east as the mountains of present-day Pakistan and the plains of India.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book!

    • By BadGuidance on 06-18-17

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Hitler's Empire

    • How the Nazis Ruled Europe
    • By: Mark Mazower
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 27 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    Drawing on an unprecedented range and variety of original research, Hitler's Empire sheds new light on how the Nazis designed, maintained, and lost their European dominion - and offers a chilling vision of what the world would have become had they won the war. Mark Mazower forces us to set aside timeworn opinions of the Third Reich, and instead shows how the party drew inspiration for its imperial expansion from America and Great Britain.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Page Turning Scholarship

    • By philip on 06-08-19

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Russian Revolution

    • By: Richard Pipes
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 41 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    Groundbreaking in its inclusiveness, enthralling in its narrative of a movement whose purpose, in the words of Leon Trotsky, was "to overthrow the world", The Russian Revolution draws conclusions that aroused great controversy. Richard Pipes argues convincingly that the Russian Revolution was an intellectual, rather than a class, uprising; that it was steeped in terror from its very outset; and that it was not a revolution at all but a coup d'etat - "the capture of governmental power by a small minority."

    Regular price: $34.99

    • The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt

    • By: Toby Wilkinson
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 18 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 404
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 375
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 374

    In this landmark work, one of the world's most renowned Egyptologists tells the epic story of this great civilization, from its birth as the first nation-state to its final absorption into the Roman Empire - 3,000 years of wild drama, bold spectacle, and unforgettable characters. Award-winning scholar Toby Wilkinson captures not only the lavish pomp and artistic grandeur of this land of pyramids and pharaohs but for the first time reveals the constant propaganda and repression that were its foundations.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Well Written and Detailed

    • By Matthew G. on 01-26-18

    Regular price: $29.95

    • They Thought They Were Free

    • The Germans, 1933-45
    • By: Milton Mayer
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 111
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 98

    First published in 1955, They Thought They Were Free is an eloquent and provocative examination of the development of fascism in Germany. Milton Mayer's book is a study of 10 Germans and their lives from 1933-45, based on interviews he conducted after the war when he lived in Germany.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Time might change ones behaviour pattern

    • By Robert on 07-15-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Persian Fire

    • The First World Empire and the Battle for the West
    • By: Tom Holland
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 14 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 651
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 588
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 588

    In the fifth century BC, a global superpower was determined to bring truth and order to what it regarded as two terrorist states. The superpower was Persia, incomparably rich in ambition, gold, and men. The terrorist states were Athens and Sparta, eccentric cities in a poor and mountainous backwater: Greece. The story of how their citizens took on the Great King of Persia, and thereby saved not only themselves, but Western civilization as well, is as heart-stopping and fateful as any episode in history.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • East Mets West

    • By TS Dart on 08-22-16
    • The First World Empire and the Battle for the West
    • By: Tom Holland
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 14 hrs and 51 mins
    • Release date: 12-27-15
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 651 ratings

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Black Genesis

    • The Prehistoric Origins of Ancient Egypt
    • By: Robert Bauval, Thomas Brophy PhD
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46

    Uncovering compelling new evidence, Egyptologist Robert Bauval and astrophysicist Thomas Brophy present the anthropological, climatological, archaeological, geological, and genetic research supporting a hugely debated theory of the black African origin of Egyptian civilization. Building upon extensive studies from the past four decades and their own archaeoastronomical and hieroglyphic research, the authors show how the early black culture known as the Cattle People not only domesticated cattle but were also an advanced civilization.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent!

    • By Jason on 06-17-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The British in India

    • A Social History of the Raj
    • By: David Gilmour
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 23 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 61

    Full of illuminating anecdotes drawn from memoirs, correspondence, and government documents, The British in India weaves a rich tapestry of the everyday experiences of the Britons who found themselves in “the jewel in the crown” of the British Empire. David Gilmour captures the substance and texture of their work, home, and social lives, and illustrates how these transformed across the several centuries of British presence and rule in the subcontinent, from the East India Company’s first trading station in 1615 to the twilight of the Raj and Partition and Independence in 1947.  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superb. Loved every beautifully read minute!

    • By Rosemary on 01-31-19

    Regular price: $39.95

    • The Rise of Athens

    • The Story of the World's Greatest Civilization
    • By: Anthony Everitt
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 16 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 313
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 287
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 285

    Filled with tales of adventure and astounding reversals of fortune, The Rise of Athens celebrates the city-state that transformed the world - from the democratic revolution that marked its beginning through the city's political and cultural golden age to its decline into the ancient equivalent of a modern-day university town. Anthony Everitt constructs his history with unforgettable portraits of the talented, tricky, ambitious, and unscrupulous Athenians who fueled the city's rise.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Incisive Synopsis of the Ascendancy of Ancient Gre

    • By Eberstein on 01-31-17

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Habsburg Empire

    • A New History
    • By: Pieter M. Judson
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 18 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 200
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      4 out of 5 stars 181
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 181

    Rejecting fragmented histories of nations in the making, this bold revision surveys the shared institutions that bridged difference and distance to bring stability and meaning to the far-flung empire. By supporting new schools, law courts, and railroads along with scientific and artistic advances, the Habsburg monarchs sought to anchor their authority in the cultures and economies of Central Europe. A rising standard of living throughout the empire deepened the legitimacy of Habsburg rule.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Ideal for students of empires, nationalism, minorities and ethnic groups

    • By Uther on 02-11-17

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Hitler's Soldiers

    • The German Army in the Third Reich
    • By: Ben H. Shepherd
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 26 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 162
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 143
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 143

    For decades after 1945, it was generally believed that the German army, professional and morally decent, had largely stood apart from the SS, Gestapo, and other corps of the Nazi machine. Ben Shepherd draws on a wealth of primary sources and recent scholarship to convey a much darker, more complex picture. For the first time, the German army is examined throughout the Second World War, across all combat theaters and occupied regions, and from multiple perspectives: its battle performance, social composition, relationship with the Nazi state, and involvement in war crimes and occupation.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Thorough and scholarly

    • By Mary A. on 03-23-18

    Regular price: $39.95

    • The House of Medici

    • Its Rise and Fall
    • By: Christopher Hibbert
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 67
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 64

    This enthralling book charts the family's huge influence on the political, economic, and cultural history of Florence. Beginning in the early 1430s with the rise of the dynasty under the near-legendary Cosimo de Medici, it moves through their golden era as patrons of some of the most remarkable artists and architects of the Renaissance, to the era of the Medici Popes and Grand Dukes, Florence's slide into decay and bankruptcy, and the end, in 1737, of the Medici line.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Laundry list of names

    • By Elizabeth W on 01-02-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Invention of Russia

    • From Gorbachev's Freedom to Putin's War
    • By: Arkady Ostrovsky
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 12 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 162
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 142
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 143

    The end of Communism and breakup of the Soviet Union was a time of euphoria around the world, but Russia today is violently anti-American and dangerously nationalistic. So how did we go from the promise of those days to the autocratic police state of Putin's new Russia? The Invention of Russia reaches back to the darkest days of the Cold War to tell the story of the fight for the soul of a nation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Hard to follow at first, but hang in there, it's worth it!

    • By Don Earl Kauffman on 08-01-17

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Scandinavians

    • In Search of the Soul of the North
    • By: Robert Ferguson
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 15 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 36
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      4 out of 5 stars 30
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 30

    Scandinavia is the epitome of cool: We fill our homes with Nordic furniture; we envy their humane social welfare system and their healthy outdoor lifestyle; we glut ourselves on their crime fiction. Even their strangely attractive melancholia seems to express a stoic, commonsensical acceptance of life's vicissitudes. But how valid is this outsider's view of Scandinavia, and how accurate is our picture of life in Scandinavia today?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • String of digressions paints cultural picture

    • By Le Sabre US on 02-15-18

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Absolute Monarchs

    • A History of the Papacy
    • By: John Julius Norwich
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 18 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 238
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      4 out of 5 stars 213
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      4 out of 5 stars 217

    With the papacy embattled in recent years, it is essential to have the perspective of one of the world's most accomplished historians. In Absolute Monarchs, John Julius Norwich captures nearly 2,000 years of inspiration and devotion, intrigue and scandal. The men (and maybe one woman) who have held this position of infallible power over millions have ranged from heroes to rogues, admirably wise to utterly decadent.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Neutral, Honest, and Fascinating

    • By Carolyn on 08-15-12

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The War That Killed Achilles

    • The True Story of Homer's Iliad and the Trojan War
    • By: Caroline Alexander
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 144
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 113
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 113

    Few warriors, in life or literature, have challenged their commanding officer and the rationale of the war they fought as fiercely as did Homer's hero Achilles. Today, the Iliad is celebrated as one of the greatest works in literature, the epic of all epics; many have forgotten that the subject of this ancient poem was war - not merely the poetical romance of the war at Troy, but War, in all its enduring devastation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Full of Surprises

    • By Roy on 12-14-09

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Vikings

    • A History
    • By: Robert Ferguson
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 14 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 129
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 115
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 115

    From Robert Ferguson comes a comprehensive and thrilling history, based on the latest scholarship, that offers the definitive portrait of the Vikings.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good Historical Overview

    • By Elizabeth Ciminelli on 04-25-12

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Future of War

    • A History
    • By: Lawrence Freedman
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 12 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 64
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 56

    The Future of War - which covers civil wars to as yet unknown nuclear conflicts, proxy wars (real) to the Cold War (not), fashionably small wars to the War to End All Wars (it didn't) - is filled with insight and fascinating nuggets of military history and culture from one of the most brilliant military and strategic historians of his generation.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A good historical review of the progression of war

    • By Ian R. Graham on 06-14-18

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Vanquished

    • Why the First World War Failed to End
    • By: Robert Gerwarth
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 145
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 135
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 137

    In The Vanquished, a highly original and gripping work of history, Robert Gerwarth asks us to think again about the true legacy of the First World War. In large part it was not the fighting on the Western Front that proved so ruinous to Europe's future but the devastating aftermath, as countries on both sides of the original conflict were savaged by revolutions, pogroms, mass expulsions, and further major military clashes.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • little-known period following WWI is illuminated

    • By John on 02-16-17

    Regular price: $24.95

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