Showing results by author "Hourly History"

Categories

All Categories

185 results
Sort by
    • French Revolution: A History from Beginning to End

    • One Hour History Revolution, Book 1
    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Stephen Paul Aulridge Jr
    • Length: 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    During the late years of the 18th century, the spirit of Enlightenment thinking and revolution were in the air. The world was changing, moving away from ingrained beliefs about religion, reason, society, and the rights of the individual and turning more toward the laws of nature as interpreted by the scientific method. Nowhere was the influence of this radical new way of thinking more apparent than in France, and the upheaval this caused would come to bloody fruition in the form of revolution. 

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Kaiser Wilhelm II: A Life from Beginning to End

    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Matthew J. Chandler-Smith
    • Length: 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    Kaiser Wilhelm II was the last of the German emperors who reigned over the German Empire and Prussia. In this audiobook, we will explore his life, both personal and professional, to find out more about how Kaiser Wilhelm II became the last German emperor. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good Overview

    • By Leonard Smith on 10-31-18

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Abraham Lincoln: A Concise History of the Man Who Transformed the World

    • One Hour History US Presidents, Book 1
    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Jimmy Kieffer
    • Length: 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    Abraham Lincoln's determination to hold the North and South together would ultimately lead to the bloodiest war in American history, the abolition of slavery, and his own untimely death from an assassin’s bullet. But to see Lincoln solely as a tragic figure consumed with the strife of mid-19th century America is to miss meeting him as a man who never allowed himself to be defeated by adversity, grief, or turmoil.

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Vlad the Impaler

    • A Life from Beginning to End
    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Stephen Floyd
    • Length: 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8

    Many scholars argue that Vlad III Dracula, also known as Vlad the Impaler, is the real Dracula. His story, however, is much more complicated than the oft-reported details of his atrocities would imply. This audiobook tells the story of his life and times and discusses his connection to the fictional Count Dracula in a succinct, compelling manner, which makes for an entertaining listen packed with historical information.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • simply horrifying

    • By Ashley on 10-30-18

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Marie Curie: A Life From Beginning to End

    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Mike Nelson
    • Length: 1 hr and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      2 out of 5 stars 1

    One of the most famous women of the 20th century, Marie Curie was a trailblazer in the truest sense. Known for her discovery of two radioactive elements, radium and polonium, Marie Curie was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize. She remains the only woman to win two Nobel Prizes in different sciences.  

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Nostradamus

    • A Life from Beginning to End
    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Mike Nelson
    • Length: 1 hr and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      1 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      1 out of 5 stars 1

    The story of Nostradamus is tougher to determine than one would have ever imagined. By the end of this audiobook, you will have hopefully been able to piece together some of the answers to the questions you have about the individual known simply as Nostradamus.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Middle Ages: A History From Beginning to End

    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Stephen Paul Aulridge Jr
    • Length: 1 hr and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    What do you think of when you consider the Middle Ages? Knights in armor and damsels in distress? Vikings plundering monasteries? Religious dissenters burning at the stake? The dead bodies piling up as war, famine, and plague devastated Europe? Think again. While all these are part of the tapestry of the medieval era, the threads of politics, personality and war, culture, religion, education and the arts are vastly more intricate and fascinating. 

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Adolf Hitler: A Life From Beginning to End

    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Stephen Paul Aulridge Jr
    • Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    The most notorious man in history, Adolf Hitler, is best known for having perpetrated crimes against humanity over the six-year course of World War II. His brutal extermination policies are responsible for the deaths of close to 30 million people he considered inferior, and added to that, the military casualties suffered by all parties, yields a grand total of approximately 60 million people dead by the end of the war. That number equates to 3% of the world's population at the time. But, who was this man? What made him into the monster he became? Can his childhood explain the formation of such a brutal dictator? 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • "Power is the end".

    • By Rogerio de Oliveira Souza on 02-18-18

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Celtic Mythology

    • A Concise Guide to the Gods, Sagas, and Beliefs
    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Bridger Conklin
    • Length: 1 hr and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    This introduction to Celtic mythology will serve the novice well - for it is a complicated history with the earliest written records destroyed by the marauding Vikings. The oral tradition harks back to 4000 BCE and is a compilation of myths and cultures of many different peoples. Whatever aspect of this rich, mystical, and lavishly embellished heritage you would like to investigate further, you will find the author has supplied a marker to guide you on your way.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A Lot but Not Enough to Satisfy

    • By James on 04-26-18

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Vikings: A Concise History of the Vikings

    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Stephen Paul Aulridge Jr.
    • Length: 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6

    The saga of the Vikings rises and falls on the banks of history, ebbing and flowing with popular opinion and whimsical anecdotes. The Vikings are routinely typecast and labeled anywhere from bloodthirsty tyrants to valiant heroes. They have been condemned as pirates and praised as explorers. We have all heard the stories of the fierce warriors with long ships and horned helmets storming onto the shores of medieval Europe - but who were these men really?  

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Martin Van Buren: A Life from Beginning to End

    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Arthur Rowan
    • Length: 1 hr
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14

    Martin Van Buren, the eighth president of the United States, was the first president who was born an American and not a British citizen, a change in demographic which reflects his modern influence upon the office he held. From his earliest involvement in government, Van Buren was committed to the nurturing of political parties as a way to deliver the most effective leadership to the American people.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • World War II Battle of Britain

    • A History from Beginning to End
    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Stephen Paul Aulridge Jr
    • Length: 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    The British people had no sooner finished rescuing their trapped army from Dunkirk than they found themselves preparing for an attack from the Germans once again. But the heroism of the Royal Air Force and the fortitude of the British people turned Germany’s certain victory into defeat, forcing Hitler to abandon his plans to invade England. “We shall never surrender,” Churchill vowed, and his words rallied a nation, delivering a blow to the Nazi war machine that would, in the end, prove to be a turning point in World War II.  

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Ancient Rome: A History from Beginning to End

    • Ancient Civilizations, Book 1
    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Ronald Bruce Meyer
    • Length: 1 hr
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Rome is a city of myth and legend. The Eternal City, the city of the seven hills, the sacred city, the caput mundi, the center of the world, Roma, Rome, by any of her many names is a city built of history and blood, marble and water, war and conquest. From legendary beginnings, a city rose from the swamp surrounded by the seven hills and split by the Tiber River. Built and rebuilt, a sacred republic and a divine empire, blessed by a thousand gods and by One, the story of her rise and fall has been told and retold for a thousand years and is still relevant in today's world, as echoes of her ancient glory have shaped our culture, laws, lifestyle, and beliefs in subtle and pervasive ways.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Rome

    • By KDeSantis on 06-21-18

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Crusades: A History From Beginning to End

    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Jimmy Kieffer
    • Length: 1 hr and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4

    The Crusades are the prototype and epitome of the Holy War. The fight to take control of the city of Jerusalem, believed to be the most sacred Holy City to two distinct religions of Christianity and Islam, has lasted far longer than the two centuries of the Crusades, and its reach has extended far further than Europe and the Middle East.  

    Regular price: $6.95

    • American Revolution: A History from Beginning to End

    • One Hour History Revolution, Book 2
    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Stephen Paul Aulridge Jr.
    • Length: 1 hr and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    The American Revolution, which had its roots in 1765 with a rejection of British authority to tax the colonies without fair representation and ended with the British defeat at Yorktown, was one of the most momentous events in the history of the North American continent. In this audiobook, American Revolution, you will discover the history behind the conflict and why it came about.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Short and informative

    • By Happy Camper on 11-04-18

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Space Race: A History from Beginning to End

    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Stephen Paul Aulridge Jr.
    • Length: 1 hr and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    During 14 years, from 1955 to 1969, the Soviet Union and the United States of America were engaged in a dramatic race against each other to conquer space. This period encompassed dramatic victories, humbling defeats, and more than one tragedy. This is a story of human courage and ingenuity at its best and political maneuvering at its worst, of almost unbelievable technological progress undertaken with the object not just of advancing human knowledge but also of proving the superiority of one country over another. 

    Regular price: $6.95

    • John Adams: A Life from Beginning to End

    • President Biographies, Book 2
    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Stephen Paul Aulridge Jr.
    • Length: 1 hr and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    The drama of the life of the second president of the United States has been stirringly chronicled both in print and on television. Yet, the life of John Adams is so rich in history, emotion, power, and tragedy that no medium can entirely contain its essence. Hearing the story of his life is to be introduced to a nation, new and untried, that would rise to prominence in no small part due to his legacy of leadership.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Winston Churchill: A Life from Beginning to End

    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Barry Shannon
    • Length: 1 hr and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    The man that the world knows as Winston Churchill looms large on the stage of world history. Like some sort of colossus from antiquity, Churchill strides between two major epochs in the world, one foot planted in the glory days of the British Empire when the sun never set on history’s largest known conglomeration of imperial holdings, and the other planted firmly in the aftermath of World War Two, and a post-war order that saw that empire collapse, with Britain barely hanging on to its own sovereignty in the wake.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Henry VIII: A Life from Beginning to End

    • Royalty Biography, Book 7
    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Barry Shannon
    • Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    Since his death in the year 1547, King Henry VIII has been celebrated as a chivalrous pioneer and reviled as a brutal tyrant, but he has never been ignored. Henry was responsible for the separation of the Church of England from the Roman Catholic Church, the ramifications of which reverberated through subsequent centuries of European history. Domestically, Henry revolutionized the English Constitution, elevating his own status to that of a God.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Vincent van Gogh

    • A Life from Beginning to End
    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Christopher Boozell
    • Length: 1 hr and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 7

    Vincent van Gogh is one of the world’s most famous artists, and his paintings are among the world’s most valuable. The archetypal starving artist, Vincent died aged just 37 years by his own hand, poor, isolated, and, in his eyes, a failure. Yet, in Vincent’s life story we can see the evolution of a boy becoming a man becoming a great artist, whether his contemporaries could see it at the time or not.   

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyed

    • By Tiger on 08-29-18

    Regular price: $6.95

Show titles per page
  • 1
  • 2
  • ...
  • 10