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    • The Khmer Empire

    • The History and Legacy of One of Southeast Asia’s Most Influential Empires
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Dan Gallagher
    • Length: 1 hr and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Khmer Empire: The History and Legacy of One of Southeast Asia’s Most Influential Empires chronicles the remarkable history of the Khmer and their impact on the region. You will learn about the Khmer Empire like never before.  

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Ultimate Pirate Collection

    • Blackbeard, Francis Drake, Captain Kidd, Captain Morgan, Grace O'Malley, Black Bart, Calico Jack, Anne Bonny, Mary Read, Henry Every and Howell Davis
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Rhett Samuel Price
    • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "The golden age of piracy" generally refers to the era when history's most famous pirates roamed the seas of the West Indies from 1670-1720.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Not an original work

    • By Sean on 07-23-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Yellowstone National Park: The History of America's Most Famous Park

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Diane Lehman
    • Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The United States is full of natural wonders, but few rival Yellowstone National Park, which is full of features that led Native Americans to believe the land was possessed by spirits and compelled people who heard accounts from white explorers to assume the explorers had suffered hallucinations. Today, of course, all Americans are instantly familiar with the name Old Faithful, and even among those who have never visited the park, Yellowstone is practically synonymous with its geysers.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Eleusinian Mysteries

    • The History of Ancient Greece's Most Famous Religious Rites
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Kenneth Ray
    • Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Ancient Greece and its mythology has fascinated people for thousands of years, and few elements have intrigued people quite like the Eleusinian Mysteries, which the Greeks believed transformed the initiates and gave them knowledge that eased both the living of life on earth and allayed fears of death, allowing an acceptance of their ultimate fate. The influence of the Eleusinian Mysteries was also far-reaching.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great study

    • By Amazon Customer on 05-03-17

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Sumerians

    • The History and Legacy of the Ancient Mesopotamian Empire That Established Civilization
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Neil Holmes
    • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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    When American archaeologists discovered a collection of cuneiform tablets in Iraq in the late 19th century, they were confronted with a language and a people who were at the time only scarcely known to even the most knowledgeable scholars of ancient Mesopotamia: the Sumerians.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • love these

    • By amy on 12-14-16
    • The History and Legacy of the Ancient Mesopotamian Empire That Established Civilization
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Neil Holmes
    • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
    • Release date: 04-07-15
    • 4 out of 5 stars 99 ratings

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Weird Ireland

    • A History of Ancient Mysteries, Fantastic Folklore, and Urban Legends Across the Emerald Isle
    • By: Charles River Editors, Sean McLachlan
    • Narrated by: Scott Clem
    • Length: 1 hr and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3 out of 5 stars 11
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    Ireland has a rich folklore. Everyone knows about the fairy folk and leprechauns and many have heard of the fearsome banshee. There are also the usual ghost stories found in every old land. The stranger side of the Emerald Isle goes much deeper than that, however, with tales of phantom armies marching through the sky, sea monsters swimming in the waters around the island, and stories of strange powers and dark magic.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Quite interesting

    • By PowderRiverRose on 07-12-17

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Sam Houston

    • The Life and Legacy of the Man Who Led the Texas Revolution
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Scott Clem
    • Length: 1 hr and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
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    More than most men in history, Sam Houston was a contradictory individual. He was born in the United States while George Washington was in office, and in an era when the native people who were gradually being subjugated were considered savages, he called them friends and even lived among them. He had a storied career both in times of war and peace, and he proved to be a stubborn but canny politician who represented multiple states. Sam Houston: The Life and Legacy of the Man Who Led the Texas Revolution looks at how he became one of the Southwest’s most important figures.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • American Legends: The Life of Judy Garland

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Patricia Hoeksema
    • Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 11
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    In many ways, Judy Garland's rise to fame seems almost predestined. Not only was she a national sensation at a young age, but her parents and sisters were all vaudeville entertainers. On top of that, Garland's parents owned and operated a movie theater, making it all the easier to draw the conclusion that singing and acting were simply professions which she was born into by virtue of her pedigree.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Where did they find this amateur reader?

    • By Poobah on 06-10-17

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Ten Lost Tribes

    • The History and Mystery of the Lost Tribes of Israel
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Gordon Greenhill
    • Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In the eighth century BCE, one of the most important provinces within the Assyrian Empire was Samaria. Also known as Israel, Samaria repeatedly rebelled against their Assyrian overlords, but in 722, the Assyrians overran Samaria once and for all, killing countless numbers and sending most of the rest of its inhabitants into forced exile.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Eh.

    • By Jerry on 10-16-15

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Captain John Franklin's Lost Expedition

    • The History of the British Explorer's Arctic Voyage in Search of the Northwest Passage
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Kenneth Ray
    • Length: 1 hr and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Most anyone who has received a basic education in world history knows the story of how "in 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue." Most also know that Christopher Columbus made first contact with the Americas while searching for a water route to Asia. However, far fewer people remember that the search for such a route continued for centuries after Columbus' death.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Cathars

    • The History and Legacy of the Gnostic Christian Sect During the Middle Ages
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Jim D. Johnston
    • Length: 1 hr and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Who were the Cathars, and why was the Catholic Church so committed to getting rid of them? The Cathars: The History and Legacy of the Gnostic Christian Sect During the Middle Ages examines the origins of the cult, their fascinating belief system, their gradual development over the years, and the events that contributed to their epic downfall.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Legends of the West: Deadwood, South Dakota

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: David Zarbock
    • Length: 1 hr and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Wild West has made legends out of many men, but it also forged a lasting legacy for a few of the West's most legendary towns, and alongside the city of Tombstone, Arizona, perhaps the most famous of them was Deadwood in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Deadwood owes its notoriety to some of the colorful people who called it home, and a recent critically acclaimed television series about the town that brought it to life for millions of modern viewers.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The First Sino-Japanese War

    • The History and Legacy of the Conflict That Doomed the Chinese Empire and Led to the Rise of Imperial Japan
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Completing the Meiji Restoration that heralded the dawn of a new era for both Japan and Asia, the island nation found itself thrust into the modern world, a world of industry and conquest. Flexing its new muscles, the burgeoning power soon came to blows with the regional power that for centuries dominated the area politically and culturally: China. Also seeking to modernize in the wake of Western exploitation, China struggled to adapt to the changing times, doing everything it could to maintain a balance between modernity and tradition. Japan found that balance.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Greatest Show on Earth

    • The History of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Johanna Oosterwyk
    • Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Americans have loved traveling circuses for generations, and none represent the country's love for entertainment quite like the most famous of them all, the Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus. The five brothers who started a circus in Wisconsin, as well as P.T. Barnum, have had their names become synonymous with the circus, so it's only fitting that the manner in which these men entered the business and the merging of their traveling circuses together also make for great stories.

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    • The Roman Conquest of Britannia: The History and Legacy of Roman Britain from Julius Caesar to Hadrian

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Mark Norman
    • Length: 2 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The famous conqueror from the European continent came ashore with thousands of men, ready to set up a new kingdom in England. The Britons had resisted the amphibious invasion from the moment his forces landed, but he was able to push forward. In a large winter battle, the Britons' large army attacked the invaders but was eventually routed, and the conqueror was able to set up a new kingdom. Over 1,100 years before William the Conqueror became the King of England after the Battle of Hastings, Julius Caesar came, saw, and conquered part of "Britannia", setting up a Roman province.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Catholic Legends: The Life and Legacy of Padre Pio

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Patte Shaughnessy
    • Length: 44 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Francesco Forgione might be a name lost to history, but over the course of his life, he became one of Catholicism's most well known figures during the 20th century as Padre Pio. It was a remarkable path for a man who was legendarily afflicted by a series of illnesses and most famously bore the stigmata, very noticeably bearing what appeared to be the crucifixion wounds Jesus's hands suffered. Padre Pio was also known for his eccentricities, including unique forms of deep meditation and experiencing visions.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Magnificent at all terms!! Life of Padre Pio

    • By Jesus I Trust in You! on 03-10-17

    Regular price: $3.95

    • The Earp Brothers: Wyatt, Virgil and Morgan Earp

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Alex Hyde-White - Punch Audio
    • Length: 2 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Of all the colorful characters that inhabited the West during the 19th century, the most famous of them all is Wyatt Earp (1848-1929), who has long been regarded as the embodiment of the Wild West. Considered the "toughest and deadliest gunman of his day", Earp symbolized the swagger, the heroism, and even the lawlessness of the West.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • So much more than the gunfight at OK Corral

    • By DabOfDarkness on 05-22-15

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Antoni Gaudí: The Life and Legacy of the Architect of Catalan Modernism

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Dan Gallagher
    • Length: 1 hr and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Halfway into the 19th century, Spain's Catalonia underwent a sweeping transformation when it was thrust into not one, but two golden eras - the Renaixença and the Industrial Revolution. It was during this explosive period of creativity, thriving prosperity, and invigorated patriotism that a steadfastly nonconforming and fascinatingly eccentric icon was born, one that was about to take Catalonia by storm with his brilliant eye for unorthodox art and his legendary - or as some would say, notoriously - out-of-the-box ideas.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The History of the Sunni and Shia Split

    • Understanding the Divisions within Islam
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 1 hr and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Different branches of the same religion are the exception more than the rule, and they have had a profound impact upon history. The schism between the Orthodox and Catholic Churches influenced relationships between nations across Europe, and religious intolerance based on different Christian faiths led to persecution and outright violence across the continent for centuries.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent preface to making sense of intl news.

    • By Jan on 07-16-15

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Disappearance of the USS Scorpion

    • The History of the Mysterious Sinking of the American Nuclear Submarine
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Ken Teutsch
    • Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This book tells the story of the 99 men who were serving on the USS Scorpion on May 22, 1968, the fateful day the submarine is believed to have sank. It appears that the crew members died quickly, but however it happened, the grief experienced by their family members dragged on for decades, exacerbated both by the Navy's lack of information about the submarine's final moments and the government's unwillingness to share what little knowledge it had.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Deceptive

    • By Force Projection on 12-18-16

    Regular price: $6.95

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