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    • Conundrum

    • By: Jan Morris
    • Narrated by: Roy McMillan
    • Length: 5 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    This remarkable memoir is the classic account of the transgender journey. It is all the more extraordinary because it is the life story of a figure who, it seemed, seamlessly and publicly charted a course through the English establishment - James Morris, outstanding journalist, historian and travel writer, famed for a peerless writing style. But all the while he was concealing a very different inner world: from the age of four he felt that, despite his body, he was really a girl.

    Regular price: $14.55

    • Pax Britannica

    • The Climax of an Empire - Pax Britannica, Volume 2
    • By: Jan Morris
    • Narrated by: Roy McMillan
    • Length: 17 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 124
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 104
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 105

    The Pax Britannica trilogy is Jan Morris’s magnificent history of the British Empire from 1837 to 1965. Huge in scope and ambition, it is always personal and immediate, bringing the story vividly to life. Pax Britannica, the second volume, is a snapshot of the Empire at the Diamond Jubilee of 1897. It looks at what made up the Empire —from adventurers and politicians to communications and infrastructure, as well as anomalies and eccentricities.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The British Empire at it's Peak

    • By Bryan on 05-16-12

    Regular price: $57.39

    • Venice

    • By: Jan Morris
    • Narrated by: Sebastian Comberti
    • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    Venice stands, as she loves to tell you, on the frontiers of the east and west, half-way between the setting and the rising sun. Goethe calls her "the market-place of the Morning and the Evening lands". Certainly no city on earth gives a more immediate impression of symmetry and unity, or seems more patently born to greatness.

    Regular price: $44.09

    • Venice

    • By: Jan Morris
    • Narrated by: Sebastian Comberti
    • Length: 5 hrs and 16 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    Venice stands, as she loves to tell you, on the frontiers of the east and west, half-way between the setting and the rising sun. Goethe calls her "the market-place of the Morning and the Evening lands". Certainly no city on earth gives a more immediate impression of symmetry and unity, or seems more patently born to greatness.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A bit soggy around the edges

    • By Neil Chisholm on 05-16-13

    Regular price: $11.90

    • Heaven's Command

    • An Imperial Progress - Pax Britannica, Volume 1
    • By: Jan Morris
    • Narrated by: Roy McMillan
    • Length: 20 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 246
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 200
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 200

    The Pax Britannica trilogy is Jan Morris’s epic story of the British Empire from the accession of Queen Victoria to the death of Winston Churchill. It is a towering achievement: informative, accessible, entertaining and written with all her usual bravura. Heaven’s Command, the first volume, takes us from the crowning of Queen Victoria in 1837 to the Diamond Jubilee in 1897. The story moves effortlessly across the world, from the English shores to Fiji, Zululand, the Canadian prairies and beyond.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great Vignettes, Good Overall Story

    • By Wolfpacker on 06-06-12

    Regular price: $69.29

    • Farewell the Trumpets

    • An Imperial Retreat: Pax Britannica, Book 3
    • By: Jan Morris
    • Narrated by: Roy McMillan
    • Length: 20 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 92
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75

    The Pax Britannica trilogy is Jan Morris’ magnificent history of the British Empire from 1837 to 1965. This final volume charts the decline and dissolution of what was once the largest empire the world had known. From the first signs of decay in the imperial ambition in the Boer Wars, through the global shifts in power evident in the two World Wars, it offers a perspective that is honest, evocative, and occasionally elegiac.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The British Empire Declines and Fades Away

    • By Bryan on 05-31-12

    Regular price: $38.49

    • Pax Britannica

    • The Climax of an Empire - Pax Britannica Vol. 2
    • By: Jan Morris
    • Narrated by: Roy McMillan
    • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
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    The Pax Britannica trilogy is Jan Morris’s magnificent history of the British Empire from 1837 to 1965. Huge in scope and ambition, it is always personal and immediate, bringing the story vividly to life. Pax Britannica, the second volume, is a snapshot of the Empire at the Diamond Jubilee of 1897. It looks at what made up the Empire —from adventurers and politicians to communications and infrastructure, as well as anomalies and eccentricities.

    Regular price: $29.39

    • Hong Kong

    • By: Jan Morris
    • Narrated by: Wanda McCaddon
    • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 25

    Hong Kong is the world’s most exciting city, at once fascinating and exasperating, a tangle of contradictions. It is a dazzling amalgam of conspicuous consumption and primitive poverty, the most architecturally incongruous yet undeniably beautiful urban panorama of all. Through firsthand reportage, world-renowned travel writer Jan Morris takes us through the crowded streets of this enigmatic city, offering the most insightful and comprehensive study of Hong Kong thus far. She reviews Hong Kong’s early days as a British opium port controlled by pirates, cutthroats, and scoundrel tycoons, and looks ahead to the city’s future.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • An interesting but mild disappointment

    • By Jeanette Finan on 06-11-14

    Regular price: $27.97

    • Heaven's Command: An Imperial Progress - Pax Britannica, Volume 1

    • By: Jan Morris
    • Narrated by: Roy McMillan
    • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    The Pax Britannica trilogy is Jan Morris’s epic story of the British Empire from the accession of Queen Victoria to the death of Winston Churchill. It is a towering achievement: informative, accessible, entertaining and written with all her usual bravura. Heaven’s Command, the first volume, takes us from the crowning of Queen Victoria in 1837 to the Diamond Jubilee in 1897. The story moves effortlessly across the world, from the English shores to Fiji, Zululand, the Canadian prairies, and beyond. Totally gripping history!

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Get the Unabridged!

    • By William on 07-07-11

    Regular price: $29.39

    • Farewell the Trumpets

    • An Imperial Retreat: Pax Britannica, Vol. 3
    • By: Jan Morris
    • Narrated by: Roy McMillan
    • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5

    The Pax Britannica trilogy is Jan Morris’ magnificent history of the British Empire from 1837 to 1965. This final volume charts the decline and dissolution of what was once the largest empire the world had known. From the first signs of decay in the imperial ambition in the Boer Wars, through the global shifts in power evident in the two World Wars, it offers a perspective that is honest, evocative, and occasionally elegiac.

    Regular price: $29.39

    • In My Mind's Eye

    • A Thought Diary
    • By: Jan Morris
    • Narrated by: Phyllida Nash
    • Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    This extraordinary audiobook is a collection of diary pieces that Jan Morris wrote for the Financial Times over the course of 2017. A former soldier and journalist, and one of the great chroniclers of the world for over half a century, she writes here in her characteristically intimate voice - funny, perceptive, wise, touching, wicked, scabrous, and above all, kind - about her thoughts on the world, and her own place in it as she turns 90. From cats to cars, travel to home, music to writing, it's a cornucopia of delights from a unique literary figure.

    Regular price: $16.35