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    • China

    • A History
    • By: John Keay
    • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
    • Length: 25 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 112
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 102
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 100

    Many nations define themselves in terms of territory or people; China defines itself in terms of history. Taking into account the country's unrivaled, voluminous tradition of history writing, John Keay has composed a vital and illuminating overview of the nation's complex and vivid past. Keay's authoritative history examines 5,000 years in China, from the time of the Three Dynasties through Chairman Mao and the current economic transformation of the country.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Needs new narrator

    • By John on 10-16-16
    • A History
    • By: John Keay
    • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
    • Length: 25 hrs and 30 mins
    • Release date: 12-27-15
    • 4 out of 5 stars 112 ratings

    Regular price: $39.95

    • China: A History by Keay, John (2009)

    • By: John Keay
    • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
    • Length: 25 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 19

    Despite the recent rise of China to a position of dominance on the world economic stage, Chinese history remains an elusive subject. Yet it is this vast narrative of appalling loss, superhuman endeavor, and incredible invention that has made China the superpower it is today.

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Mammoth Book of Travel in Dangerous Places

    • By: John Keay
    • Narrated by: Alex Norton, Charles Reston, Constantine Gregory, and others
    • Length: 20 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13
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      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    The great explorers were the celebrities of their day - the romance and danger of their daring expeditions captured the public imagination and the world's headlines to an extraordinary degree. Not all of them lived to tell the tale, of course, but those who emerged triumphant from jungle, desert, or polar wasteland were hailed as if returning from beyond the grave. Journalists vied for their stories and publishers rushed their firsthand accounts of exciting and dangerous journeys into print for a wide and voracious readership.

    Regular price: $8.25