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    • Marco Polo

    • By: Laurence Bergreen
    • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
    • Length: 16 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 354
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 291
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 290

    As the most celebrated European to explore Asia, Marco Polo was the original global traveler and the earliest bridge between East and West. A universal icon of adventure and discovery, he has inspired six centuries of popular fascination and spurious mythology. Now, from acclaimed author Laurence Bergreen, comes the first fully authoritative biography of one of the most enchanting figures in world history.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Educational and Entertaining but a bit repetitive

    • By PETER on 01-02-13

    Regular price: $43.93

    • Over the Edge of the World

    • Magellan's Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe
    • By: Laurence Bergreen
    • Narrated by: Laurence Bergreen
    • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 393
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 239
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 241

    This is the first full account in nearly half a century of this voyage into history: a tour of the world emerging from the Middle Ages into the Renaissance; a startling anthropological account of tribes, languages, and customs unknown to Europeans; and a chronicle of a desperate grab for commercial and political power.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • The Reading IS an Issue

    • By Holly Mckinzie Beene on 12-26-05

    Regular price: $21.67

    • Columbus

    • The Four Voyages
    • By: Laurence Bergreen
    • Narrated by: Tim Jerome
    • Length: 18 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 105
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 79
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 85

    From the author of the Magellan biography, Over the Edge of the World, a mesmerizing new account of the great explorer. Christopher Columbus's 1492 voyage across the Atlantic Ocean in search of a trading route to China, and his unexpected landfall in the Americas, is a watershed event in world history.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Does exactly what you want

    • By David on 08-26-12

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Marco Polo

    • From Venice to Xanadu
    • By: Laurence Bergreen
    • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
    • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    As the most celebrated European to explore Asia, Marco Polo was the original global traveler and the earliest bridge between East and West. A universal icon of adventure and discovery, he has inspired six centuries of popular fascination and spurious mythology. Now, from acclaimed author Laurence Bergreen, comes the first fully authoritative biography of one of the most enchanting figures in world history.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fun Historical Book

    • By Carl on 04-04-09

    Regular price: $27.93