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    • The End

    • The Defiance and Destruction of Hitler's Germany, 1944-1945
    • By: Ian Kershaw
    • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
    • Length: 18 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 317
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 272
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 267

    From the preeminent Hitler biographer, a fascinating and original exploration of how the Third Reich was willing and able to fight to the bitter end of World War II. Countless books have been written about why Nazi Germany lost World War II, yet remarkably little attention has been paid to the equally vital question of how and why it was able to hold out as long as it did.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Engrossing yet horrifying

    • By Liz on 10-14-11
    • The Defiance and Destruction of Hitler's Germany, 1944-1945
    • By: Ian Kershaw
    • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
    • Length: 18 hrs and 37 mins
    • Release date: 09-27-11
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 317 ratings

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Hitler

    • A Biography
    • By: Ian Kershaw
    • Narrated by: Alan Robertson
    • Length: 45 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 356
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 321
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 314

    Hailed as the most compelling biography of the German dictator yet written, Ian Kershaw's Hitler brings us closer than ever before to the heart of its subject's immense darkness. From his illegitimate birth in a small Austrian village to his fiery death in a bunker under the Reich chancellery in Berlin, Adolf Hitler left a murky trail, strewn with contradictory tales and overgrown with self-created myths. One truth prevails: the sheer scale of the evils that he unleashed on the world has made him a demonic figure without equal in the 20th century.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superb, well crafted and well narrated.

    • By Christopher on 10-12-13

    Regular price: $39.95

    • Making Friends with Hitler

    • By: Ian Kershaw
    • Narrated by: Gildart Jackson
    • Length: 16 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Charles Stewart Henry Vane-Tempest-Stewart, the 7th Marquess of Londonderry, was born to power and command. But history has not been kind to "Charley", as the king called him, because, in his own words, he "backed the wrong horse", and a very dark horse indeed: Adolf Hitler and his Nazi Party. Londonderry was hardly the only British aristocrat to do so, but he was the only Cabinet member to do so, and it ruined him. Author Ian Kershaw is not out to rehabilitate Lord Londonderry but to understand him and to expose why he was made a scapegoat.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Secondary Character View Of WW2

    • By Farren Joy on 06-29-18

    Regular price: $31.47

    • HITLER: 1936-1945 Nemesis

    • By: Ian Kershaw
    • Narrated by: Graeme Malcolm
    • Length: 38 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 276
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 255
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 255

    As Nemesis opens, Adolf Hitler has achieved absolute power within Germany and triumphed in his first challenge to the European powers. Idolized by large segments of the population and firmly supported by the Nazi regime, Hitler is poised to subjugate Europe. Nine years later, his vaunted war machine destroyed, Allied forces sweeping across Germany, Hitler will end his life with a pistol shot to his head.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Well worn ground

    • By Mike From Mesa on 04-06-14

    Regular price: $39.95

    • To Hell and Back

    • Europe 1914-1949
    • By: Ian Kershaw
    • Narrated by: John Curless
    • Length: 26 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 461
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 412
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 410

    The European catastrophe, the long continuous period from 1914 to1949, was unprecedented in human history - an extraordinarily dramatic, often traumatic, and endlessly fascinating period of upheaval and transformation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very good, well-educated reader/narrator.

    • By M. MCCASKEY on 01-19-16

    Regular price: $41.99

    • Hitler 1889-1936: Hubris

    • By: Ian Kershaw
    • Narrated by: Graeme Malcolm
    • Length: 28 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 340
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 315
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 314

    Hailed as the most compelling biography of the German dictator yet written, Ian Kershaw's Hitler brings us closer than ever before to the heart of its subject's immense darkness. Ian Kershaw's Hitler brings us closer than ever before to the character of the bizarre misfit in his thirty-year ascent from a Viennese shelter for the indigent to uncontested rule over the German nation that had tried and rejected democracy in the crippling aftermath of World War I.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The heart of evil

    • By Mike From Mesa on 01-20-14

    Regular price: $39.95

    • To Hell and Back

    • Europe, 1914-1949
    • By: Ian Kershaw
    • Narrated by: Leighton Pugh
    • Length: 24 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 18
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    In the summer of 1914 most of Europe plunged into a war so catastrophic that it unhinged the continent's politics and beliefs in a way that took generations to recover from. The disaster terrified its survivors, shocked that a civilization that had blandly assumed itself to be a model for the rest of the world had collapsed into a chaotic savagery beyond any comparison.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superb on all fronts.

    • By Russell Moench on 04-05-17

    Regular price: $27.71

    • Hitler

    • A Biography
    • By: Ian Kershaw
    • Narrated by: Damian Lynch
    • Length: 44 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 20

    Hailed as the most compelling biography of the German dictator yet written, Ian Kershaw's Hitler brings us closer than ever before to the heart of its subject's immense darkness. From his illegitimate birth in a small Austrian village to his fiery death in a bunker under the Reich chancellery in Berlin, Adolf Hitler left a murky trail, strewn with contradictory tales and overgrown with self-created myths. One truth prevails: the sheer scale of the evils that he unleashed on the world has made him a demonic figure without equal in the 20th century.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great historical record

    • By Rishi Tiwari on 04-20-18

    Regular price: $31.97

    • Fateful Choices

    • Ten Decisions that Changed the World, 1940-1941
    • By: Ian Kershaw
    • Narrated by: Barnaby Edwards
    • Length: 24 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
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      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Ian Kershaw's Fateful Choices: Ten Decisions That Changed the World, 1940-41 offers a penetrating insight into a series of momentous political decisions that shaped the course of the Second World War. The hurricane of events that marked the opening of the Second World War meant that anything could happen. For the aggressors there was no limit to their ambitions; for their victims a new Dark Age beckoned. Over the next few months their fates would be determined.

    Regular price: $27.71

    • The End: Hitler's Germany, 1944-45

    • By: Ian Kershaw
    • Narrated by: David Timson
    • Length: 17 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    The last months of the Second World War were a nightmarish time to be alive. Unimaginable levels of violence destroyed entire cities. Millions died or were dispossessed. By all kinds of criteria it was the end: the end of the Third Reich and its terrible empire but also, increasingly, it seemed to be the end of European civilization itself. In his gripping, revelatory new book Ian Kershaw describes these final months, from the failed attempt to assassinate Hitler in July 1944 to the German surrender in May 1945.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Should be Compulsive Reading

    • By The Zombie Specialist on 11-13-14

    Regular price: $25.59

    • Das Ende: Kampf bis in den Untergang - NS-Deutschland 1944/45

    • By: Ian Kershaw
    • Narrated by: Ian Kershaw
    • Length: 3 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Warum kämpften die Deutschen im Zweiten Weltkrieg bis zum bitteren Ende? Warum funktionierte ein untergehendes System bis zum Schluss? Ian Kershaw erklärt in seinem neuen Werk, wie Hitlers Regime bis zum Ende durchhalten konnte, und analysiert die letzten Monate zwischen dem Stauffenberg-Attentat im Juli 1944 und dem Kriegsende im Mai 1945. In diesem außergewöhnlichen Feature werden Auszüge aus dem Buch mit O-Tönen aus der Epoche angereichert.

    Regular price: $16.60