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    • A Big History of Everything
    • By: David Christian
    • Narrated by: Jamie Jackson
    • Length: 12 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 176
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 153
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 155

    Most historians study the smallest slivers of time, emphasizing specific dates, individuals, and documents. But what would it look like to study the whole of history, from the big bang through the present day - and even into the remote future? How would looking at the full span of time change the way we perceive the universe, the earth, and our very existence? These were the questions David Christian set out to answer when he created the field of "Big History", the most exciting new approach to understanding where we have been, where we are, and where we are going.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing!

    • By Lori on 07-10-18

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Big History: The Big Bang, Life on Earth, and the Rise of Humanity

    • By: David Christian, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: David Christian
    • Length: 24 hrs and 25 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,381
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,241
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,241

    How is it possible for the disciplines of cosmology, geology, anthropology, biology, and history to fit together? These 48 lectures answer that question by weaving a single story from accounts of the past developed by a variety of scholarly disciplines. The result is a story stretching from the origins of the universe to the present day and beyond, in which human history is seen as part of the history of our Earth and biosphere, and the Earth's history, in turn, is seen as part of the history of the universe.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Big Picture of Big History

    • By John P. Gillespie on 09-01-13

    Regular price: $52.95

    • This Fleeting World

    • By: David Christian
    • Narrated by: Neil Scott-Barbour
    • Length: 4 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    This Fleeting World tells the story of the universe and history of humanity. Prize-winning historian David Christian covers it all in this compact, accessible, and inspiring guide to the history of everything from stars and empires to cities to the World Wide Web, capitalism, and globalization. David Christian's approach to human history and big history is a call to action based on a profound and fresh understanding of our place in the universe. 

    Regular price: $14.95

    • The Emperor's New Clothes and Other Fairy Tales

    • By: Hans Christian Andersen, David Tennant
    • Narrated by: Anne-Marie Duff, Penelope Wilton, Sir Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
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      5 out of 5 stars 20
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    Here are four of Hans Christian Andersen’s best-loved short stories, specially adapted for young children and read by some of Britain’s most well-known actors. The Emperor’s New Clothes: An emperor is promised a special suit of clothes by a pair of tailors. The Little Mermaid: A beautiful mermaid falls in love with a prince. The Fir Tree: A little fir tree is desperate to grow up and be like the other trees in the forest.

    Regular price: $6.19

    • A Family Christmas

    • By: Charles Clement Moore, David Angus, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and others
    • Narrated by: Philip Madoc, Jenny Agutter, Benjamin Zephaniah
    • Length: 2 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 5
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4 out of 5 stars 2

    This is the audio program to play at home over Christmas or during the car journey to see relatives. Dylan Thomas, "The Little Match Girl," and "The Nutcracker" are read by Jenny Agutter with accompanying Tchaikovsky's music - this is a must for Christmas. It contains new recordings as well as some of the finest tracks from the Naxos AudioBooks catalogue.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Okay, but a bit boring.

    • By nevina on 08-12-08

    Regular price: $12.59

    • Mädchenauge (Belonoz 1)

    • By: Christian David
    • Narrated by: Hans Jürgen Stockerl
    • Length: 16 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Mitten in der Innenstadt von Wien wird eine junge Frau vor ihrer Haustür überfallen und grausam ermordet. Und sie bleibt nicht das einzige Opfer. Jeden zweiten Samstag schlägt der Täter auf dieselbe brutale Art zu, verwertbare Hinweise hinterlässt er keine. Wie sollen Major Belonoz, der grantige Chef der Mordkommission, und sein Team diesen wahnsinnigen Serienmörder finden?

    Regular price: $23.07

    • Sonnenbraut (Belonoz 2)

    • By: Christian David
    • Narrated by: Hans Jürgen Stockerl
    • Length: 19 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1

    Nach dem katastrophalen Ende einer Geiselnahme, in die Major Belonoz verwickelt wird, ist er überzeugt, dass ihn diese Ermittlungen in die Vergangenheit führen werden - auch in seine eigene. Der Psychiater, in dessen Praxis die Geiselnahme stattfand, wird ermordet aufgefunden. Er ist das erste einer Reihe von Opfern, die, einer Art grausamem Ritual folgend, getötet werden. Den Opfern werden Zeichen in die Stirn geritzt, es tauchen Foltervideos auf.

    Regular price: $25.02