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    • The Battle of Britain

    • Five Months That Changed History; May-October 1940
    • By: James Holland
    • Narrated by: Shaun Grindell
    • Length: 26 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 315
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 291
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 290

    The Battle of Britain paints a stirring picture of an extraordinary summer when the fate of the world hung by a thread. Historian James Holland has now written the definitive account of those months based on extensive new research from around the world, including thousands of new interviews with people on both sides of the battle.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The battle up to The Battle of Britain

    • By Chiefkent on 11-07-17

    Regular price: $41.99

    • The Allies Strike Back, 1941-1943

    • The War in the West, Book 2
    • By: James Holland
    • Narrated by: David Baker
    • Length: 24 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 42
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
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      5 out of 5 stars 36

    By June 1941, Germany's war machine looked to be unstoppable. The Nazi blitzkrieg had taken Poland, France, and Holland with shocking speed. The Luftwaffe had bombed London, while German U-boats wrought havoc on Allied shipping on the Atlantic. And yet, as James Holland shows at the start of The Allies Strike Back, 1941-1943 - the second volume in his magisterial narrative of World War II in the West - cracks were already appearing in Germany's apparent invincibility.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superb, thorough, professional historian

    • By R. A. Smith on 12-20-17

    Regular price: $34.94

    • Duel Under the Stars

    • The Memoir of a Luftwaffe Night Pilot in World War II
    • By: Wilhelm Johnen, James Holland
    • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
    • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    Listen to this captivating memoir by Wilhelm Johnen who flew his first operational mission in July 1941, having completed his blind-flying training. In his first couple of years he brought down two enemy planes. The tally went up rapidly once the air war was escalated in spring 1943, when Air Marshal Arthur Harris of the RAF Bomber Command began the campaign dubbed the Battle of the Ruhr.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The best pilots in history

    • By Nick Broms on 06-16-18

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Dam Busters

    • The True Story of the Inventors and Airmen Who Led the Devastating Raid to Smash the German Dams in 1943
    • By: James Holland
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 14 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 133
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 126
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 125

    The night of 16 May, 1943: Nineteen specially adapted Lancaster bombers take off from RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire, each with a huge 9000-lb cylindrical bomb strapped underneath it. Their mission: to destroy three dams deep within the German heartland, which provide the lifeblood to the industries supplying the Third Reich's war machine.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A must for anyone interested in Air Warfare

    • By Jim In Texas! on 03-24-14
    • The True Story of the Inventors and Airmen Who Led the Devastating Raid to Smash the German Dams in 1943
    • By: James Holland
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 14 hrs and 9 mins
    • Release date: 02-12-14
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 133 ratings

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Rise of Germany, 1939-1941

    • The War in The West, Volume 1
    • By: James Holland
    • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
    • Length: 27 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 131
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      4 out of 5 stars 117
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 119

    For seven decades, our understanding of World War II has been shaped by a standard narrative built on conventional wisdom, propaganda, the dramatic but narrow experiences of soldiers on the ground, and an early generation of historians. For his new history, James Holland has spent over 12 years unearthing new research, recording original testimony, and visiting battlefields and archives that have never before been so accessible.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting enough but the narrator sounds like he is going to war!

    • By Jcplus on 12-29-15

    Regular price: $39.95

    • The War in the West - A New History

    • Volume 1: Germany Ascendant 1939-1941
    • By: James Holland
    • Narrated by: Leighton Pugh
    • Length: 26 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Are you ready for the truth about World War Two? In the first of an extraordinary three-volume account of the war on land, in the air and at sea, James Holland not only reveals the truth behind the familiar legends of the Second World War but he also unveils those lesser known events which were to have the greatest significance. The first book to consider the economic, political and social as well as the military aspects of World War Two, this is a unique retelling of a monumental event in all its terrible and majestic glory.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent

    • By R on 06-16-16

    Regular price: $29.84

    • Dam Busters

    • The Race to Smash the Dams, 1943
    • By: James Holland
    • Narrated by: James Holland
    • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    It was the night of May 16th, 1943. Nineteen specially adapted Lancaster bombers take off from RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire, each with a huge cylindrical bomb strapped underneath them. Their mission: to destroy three dams deep within the German heartland, which provide the lifeblood to the Third Reich's war machine. What followed was an incredible race against time, which, despite numerous set-backs and against huge odds, became one of the most successful and game-changing raids of all time.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Great Story Poor Narration

    • By lynn on 08-07-13

    Regular price: $25.58

    • The War in the West

    • A New History: Volume 2: The Allies Fight Back 1941-43
    • By: James Holland
    • Narrated by: Leighton Pugh
    • Length: 24 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
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      5 out of 5 stars 4

    In the second volume of his acclaimed new history of the Second World War, James Holland examines the momentous turning points of 1941-1943: Hitler's invasion of Russia, America's entry into the conflict, the devastating Thousand Bomber Raids over Germany, the long struggle in the deserts of North Africa and the defeat of the U-boats in the crucial Battle of the Atlantic. As in his first volume, Germany Ascendant, he interweaves his account of the well-known events of the period with the personal stories of individuals caught up in them - on all sides.

    Regular price: $33.22

    • The Odin Mission

    • Jack Tanner, Book 1
    • By: James Holland
    • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
    • Length: 12 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      4 out of 5 stars 5

    April 1940: Nazi Germany has invaded neutral Norway. Fleeing north from their brutal blitzkrieg advance are three officers of the King's Guard - men who have been entrusted by the Norwegian King with a vitally important mission. The only military force which stands between the Nazi forces and total victory are the poorly equipped, undertrained squaddies of the British 148th Brigade. Among them is Sergeant Jack Tanner, recently returned from the Middle East. As the British are pushed back from Lillehammer, Sergeant Tanner and his patrol are left stranded in the mountains in the chaos of retreat.

    Regular price: $24.78

    • Hellfire

    • By: James Holland
    • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
    • Length: 17 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    August, 1942. North Africa. The desert war hangs in the balance. When the commander of the Eighth Army, General Gott, is killed, it's clear that foul play is at work. An impenetrable Axis spy circuit is compromising any hope the Allies have of stemming the Nazi tide. Jack Tanner, recovering from wounds in a Cairo hospital, is astonished to receive a battlefield commission which will propel him into a very different world when he returns to action. Fit once more, he finds himself facing the full onslaught of Rommel's latest offensive.

    Regular price: $30.98

    • Darkest Hour

    • Jack Tanner, Book 2
    • By: James Holland
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
    • Length: 16 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    May 1940: Sergeant Jack Tanner has been posted to a training company on the southeast coast of England where the mysterious deaths of two Polish refugees lead him to believe there has been foul play. As the Germans launch their blitzkrieg in Europe, the entire company are sent to join the battle to stop Hitler's drive across the Low Countries. Pitted against the die-hard Nazis of the SS "Death's Head" division and the great panzer commander, General Rommel himself, it is left to Tanner to get his men back to Allied lines.

    Regular price: $24.78

    • The Devil's Pact

    • By: James Holland
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 13 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    July, 1943.With North Africa secured, the Allies launch an invasion of Sicily, and the 2nd Battalion, King’s Own Yorkshire Rangers are in the van of the assault on the Italian beaches.But promotion to Company Commander has brought him fresh trouble for Jack Tanner. Not only has his new Battalion Commander decided to make his life as difficult as possible, they soon find themselves battling against some of the toughest, most determined troops in the Wehrmacht.

    Regular price: $24.78

    • Together We Stand: North Africa 1942-1943

    • Turning the Tide in the West
    • By: James Holland, John Nicholl - abridger
    • Narrated by: Tim Pigott-Smith
    • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
    • Abridged
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    By June 1942, Britain had reached her lowest ebb. Her military command was in tatters, her armies beaten, and in the Middle East it seemed all might be lost. Her new ally, America, had only fledgling armed forces and was severely under-trained, yet it was this alliance of the weary combatant and naïve newcomer, coming together for the first time in North Africa, that would eventually bring about the defeat of Nazi Germany.

    Regular price: $8.77

    • Blood of Honour

    • By: James Holland
    • Narrated by: Michael Tudor Barnes
    • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Crete, May 1941. In the face of a German invasion, Sergeant Jack Tanner is embroiled in a deadly game of survival that will test his resolve more than ever before. Not only has he fallen out with his commander but he has mortally offended Alopex, a powerful local chieftain. As if that wasn't enough, Tanner and the rest of his battalion are caught in vicious close-quarter fighting against crack German paratroopers.

    Regular price: $24.78