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    • Elizabeth II: Life of a Monarch

    • An Audible Original
    • By: Ruth Cowen
    • Narrated by: Jennie Bond, Tim Piggott-Smith, Lindsay Duncan
    • Length: 3 hrs and 47 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,443
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,528
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,473

    Respected royal broadcaster Jennie Bond narrates the life story of Queen Elizabeth II, and takes listeners inside the private life of one of the most public figures in modern history. Learn intimate details of Elizabeth's childhood, her courtship and marriage, and the tragic moments following the death of Princess Diana. Born a minor royal in 1926, Elizabeth is now the longest-reigning British monarch and also the most recognizable woman in the world.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thoroughly Enjoyable From Start To Finish

    • By Julia on 04-16-16

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Say Nothing

    • A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland
    • By: Patrick Radden Keefe
    • Narrated by: Matthew Blaney
    • Length: 14 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1,185
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,097
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,091

    In December 1972, Jean McConville, a 38-year-old mother of 10, was dragged from her Belfast home by masked intruders, her children clinging to her legs. They never saw her again. Her abduction was one of the most notorious episodes of the vicious conflict known as "The Troubles". Everyone in the neighborhood knew the IRA was responsible. But in a climate of fear and paranoia, no one would speak of it. In 2003, five years after an accord brought an uneasy peace to Northern Ireland, a set of human bones was discovered on a beach. McConville's children knew it was their mother.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Well Researched and Hopeful Book

    • By Miona on 02-27-19

    Regular price: $29.95

    • A Woman of No Importance

    • The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II
    • By: Sonia Purnell
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 13 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 272
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 257
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 255

    The never-before-told story of one woman's heroism that changed the course of the Second World War. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Recommended for all women, young & old

    • By KathrynVB on 04-22-19

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Spearhead

    • An American Tank Gunner, His Enemy, and a Collision of Lives in World War II
    • By: Adam Makos
    • Narrated by: Johnathan McClain
    • Length: 13 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1,082
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,022
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,018

    From The New York Times best-selling author of A Higher Call comes the riveting World War II story of an American tank gunner’s journey into the heart of the Third Reich, where he will meet destiny in an iconic armor duel - and forge an enduring bond with his enemy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent

    • By Msgr. John R. McGrath on 03-11-19
    • An American Tank Gunner, His Enemy, and a Collision of Lives in World War II
    • By: Adam Makos
    • Narrated by: Johnathan McClain
    • Length: 13 hrs and 33 mins
    • Release date: 02-19-19
    • 5 out of 5 stars 1,082 ratings

    Regular price: $31.95

    • Europe

    • A History
    • By: Norman Davies
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 61 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    Norman Davies captures it all - the rise and fall of Rome, the sweeping invasions of Alaric and Atilla, the Norman Conquests, the Papal struggles for power, the Renaissance and the Reformation, the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars, Europe's rise to become the powerhouse of the world, and its eclipse in our own century, following two devastating World Wars.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • My Favorite Historian

    • By bernickus on 05-14-19

    Regular price: $41.99

    • The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich

    • A History of Nazi Germany
    • By: William L. Shirer
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 57 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10,131
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,644
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,623

    Since its publication in 1960, William L. Shirer’s monumental study of Hitler’s German empire has been widely acclaimed as the definitive record of the 20th century’s blackest hours. The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich offers an unparalleled and thrillingly told examination of how Adolf Hitler nearly succeeded in conquering the world. With millions of copies in print around the globe, it has attained the status of a vital and enduring classic.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Held my interest for 57 hours and 13 minutes

    • By Jonnie on 11-08-10

    Regular price: $39.95

    • Chernobyl

    • The History of a Nuclear Catastrophe
    • By: Serhii Plokhy
    • Narrated by: Ralph Lister
    • Length: 14 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 626
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 581
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 581

    On the morning of April 26, 1986, Europe witnessed the worst nuclear disaster in history: the explosion of a reactor at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Soviet Ukraine. Dozens died of radiation poisoning, fallout contaminated half the continent, and thousands fell ill. In Chernobyl, Serhii Plokhy draws on new sources to tell the dramatic stories of the firefighters, scientists, and soldiers who heroically extinguished the nuclear inferno. He lays bare the flaws of the Soviet nuclear industry....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Well Worth the Time

    • By Chris Reich on 08-09-18
    • The History of a Nuclear Catastrophe
    • By: Serhii Plokhy
    • Narrated by: Ralph Lister
    • Length: 14 hrs and 52 mins
    • Release date: 05-15-18
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 626 ratings

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Killing the SS

    • By: Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard - contributor
    • Narrated by: Bill O'Reilly
    • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,546
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,214
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,193

    As the true horrors of the Third Reich began to be exposed immediately after World War II, the Nazi war criminals who committed genocide went on the run. A few were soon caught, including the notorious SS leader Heinrich Himmler. Others, however, evaded capture through a sophisticated Nazi organization designed to hide them. Among them were Josef Mengele, the “Angel of Death” who performed hideous medical experiments at Auschwitz; Martin Bormann, Hitler’s brutal personal secretary; Klaus Barbie, the cruel "Butcher of Lyon"; and perhaps the most awful Nazi of all: Adolf Eichmann.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very Interesting and Detailed

    • By Nay717 on 12-07-18

    Regular price: $31.95

    • Napoleon

    • A Life
    • By: Andrew Roberts
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 32 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,764
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,410
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,398

    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 Greatest Knight

    • The Remarkable Life of William Marshal, the Power Behind Five English Thrones
    • By: Thomas Asbridge
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 14 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 483
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 446
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 443

    In The Greatest Knight, renowned historian Thomas Asbridge draws upon the thirteenth-century biography and an array of other contemporary evidence to present a compelling account of William Marshal's life and times. Asbridge charts the unparalleled rise to prominence of a man bound to a code of honor yet driven by unquenchable ambition.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Rare biography of a true knight

    • By Mary Elizabeth Reynolds on 04-13-15

    Regular price: $29.95

    • SPQR

    • A History of Ancient Rome
    • By: Mary Beard
    • Narrated by: Phyllida Nash
    • Length: 18 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,728
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,492
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,467

    In SPQR, world-renowned classicist Mary Beard narrates the unprecedented rise of a civilization that even 2,000 years later still shapes many of our most fundamental assumptions about power, citizenship, responsibility, political violence, empire, luxury, and beauty.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Reexamination of the History of Rome

    • By Christopher on 12-17-15
    • A History of Ancient Rome
    • By: Mary Beard
    • Narrated by: Phyllida Nash
    • Length: 18 hrs and 30 mins
    • Release date: 11-19-15
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 2,728 ratings

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Napoleon

    • A Life
    • By: Adam Zamoyski
    • Narrated by: Leighton Pugh
    • Length: 27 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72

    The story of Napoleon has been written many times. In some versions, he is a military genius, in others a war-obsessed tyrant. Here, historian Adam Zamoyski cuts through the mythology and explains Napoleon against the background of the European Enlightenment, and what he was himself seeking to achieve. This most famous of men is also the most hidden of men, and Zamoyski dives deeper than any previous biographer to find him. Beautifully written, Napoleon brilliantly sets the man in his European context.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating

    • By Jean on 04-01-19

    Regular price: $39.95

    • The Poetic Edda

    • Stories of the Norse Gods and Heroes
    • By: Jackson Crawford
    • Narrated by: Jackson Crawford
    • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 300
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 284
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 285

    The poems of the Poetic Edda have waited a long time for a modern English translation that would do them justice. Here it is at last (Odin be praised!) and well worth the wait. These amazing texts from a 13th-century Icelandic manuscript are of huge historical, mythological, and literary importance, containing the lion's share of information that survives today about the gods and heroes of pre-Christian Scandinavians, their unique vision of the beginning and end of the world, etc.  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great translation--the pronunciation is correct!

    • By Casper on 05-08-19

    Regular price: $19.95

    • How the Words of Modern English Emerged

    • By: John McWhorter
    • Narrated by: John McWhorter
    • Length: 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 42

    Starting with Celtic contributions to English vocabulary, explore the borrowings from Old Norse, French, and Latin. These have enriched English with a wealth of synonyms, allowing speakers to choose between alternatives such as the Anglo-Saxon hide versus the Latinate conceal.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Words we use every day

    • By Amazon Customer on 09-30-18

    Regular price: $4.95

    • In the Garden of Beasts

    • Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin
    • By: Erik Larson
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 12 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6,059
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5,045
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5,043

    The time is 1933, the place, Berlin, when William E. Dodd becomes America’s first ambassador to Hitler’s Germany in a year that proved to be a turning point in history. A mild-mannered professor from Chicago, Dodd brings along his wife, son, and flamboyant daughter, Martha. At first Martha is entranced by the parties and pomp, and the handsome young men of the Third Reich with their infectious enthusiasm for restoring Germany to a position of world prominence. Enamored of the “New Germany,” she has one affair after another....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I loved it ... and hated it ... simultaneously

    • By History on 11-21-11

    Regular price: $31.95

    • Bonhoeffer

    • Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy: A Righteous Gentile vs. the Third Reich
    • By: Eric Metaxas
    • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
    • Length: 22 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,766
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,855
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,880

    A definitive, deeply moving narrative, Bonhoeffer is a story of moral courage in the face of the monstrous evil that was Nazism. After discovering the fire of true faith in a Harlem church, Bonhoeffer returned to Germany and became one of the first to speak out against Hitler. As a double agent, he joined the plot to assassinate the Führer and was hanged in Flossenbürg concentration camp at age thirty-nine. Since his death, Bonhoeffer has grown to be one of the most fascinating, complex figures of the twentieth century.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Message That Needs To Be Heard

    • By Douglas on 01-28-13
    • Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy: A Righteous Gentile vs. the Third Reich
    • By: Eric Metaxas
    • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
    • Length: 22 hrs and 33 mins
    • Release date: 08-11-10
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 5,766 ratings

    Regular price: $39.95

    • The Collapse of the Third Republic

    • An Inquiry into the Fall of France in 1940
    • By: William L. Shirer
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 48 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45

    As an international war correspondent and radio commentator, William L. Shirer didn't just research the fall of France. He was there. In just six weeks, he watched the Third Reich topple one of the world's oldest military powers - and institute a rule of terror and paranoia. Based on in-person conversation with the leaders, diplomats, generals, and ordinary citizens who both shaped the events of this time and lived through them on a daily basis, Shirer shapes a compelling account of historical events - without losing sight of the personal experience.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • So much information

    • By Daniel L Carmony on 05-14-19

    Regular price: $27.26

    • The Hiding Place

    • By: Corrie ten Boom, John Sherrill, Elizabeth Sherrill
    • Narrated by: Wanda McCaddon
    • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3,526
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3,161
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3,168

    At one time, Corrie ten Boom would have laughed at the idea that she had a story to tell. For the first 50 years of her life, nothing out of the ordinary ever happened to her. She was a spinster watchmaker living contentedly with her sister and their elderly father in the tiny house over their shop in Haarlem. Their uneventful days, as regulated as their own watches, revolved around their abiding love for one another. But with the Nazi invasion and occupation of Holland, everything changed....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Inspirational

    • By Gma Cat on 09-19-12

    Regular price: $24.95

    • 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 587
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 528
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 527

    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

    • The Wars of the Roses

    • The Fall of the Plantagenets and the Rise of the Tudors
    • By: Dan Jones
    • Narrated by: John Curless
    • Length: 15 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,800
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,630
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,620

    The 15th century saw the longest and bloodiest series of civil wars in British history. The crown of England changed hands five times as two branches of the Plantagenet dynasty fought to the death for the right to rule. Now, celebrated historian Dan Jones describes how the longest reigning British royal family tore itself apart until it was finally replaced by the Tudors. Some of the greatest heroes and villains in history were thrown together in these turbulent times.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fabulous story; but need a scorecard.

    • By R. on 06-01-15

    Regular price: $29.95

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