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    • Brazilian Adventure

    • A Quest into the Heart of the Amazon
    • By: Peter Fleming
    • Narrated by: William Gaminara
    • Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 24
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 22

    In 1925 Colonel P. H. Fawcett embarked on a journey into a dangerous and largely unexplored region of Brazil in search of a fabled lost city and was never seen again. Journalist Peter Fleming's interest in Fawcett's disappearance led him to answer an advertisement to join an expedition to explore the rivers of Brazil with the aim of ascertaining the explorer's fate. Though Colonel Fawcett's disappearance remains a mystery to this day, Peter Fleming's wild adventure in the jungles of Brazil is recognized as one of the 20th century's best-loved travel classics.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • BORING

    • By Michael D. Stone on 12-04-12

    Regular price: $19.62

    • Operation Sea Lion

    • An Account of the German Preparations and the British Counter-Measures
    • By: Peter Fleming
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
    • Length: 12 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
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      4 out of 5 stars 18
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      4 out of 5 stars 18

    On 16 July 1940, Hitler issued Directive No. 16, setting in motion Operation Sea Lion: his plan to invade England. The success of Operation Sea Lion hinged entirely on the destruction of the RAF and the Royal Navy, but even as Hitler's plans swung into action and England, barely recovered from Dunkirk, rallied her defences, the Battle of Britain began and in just a few months Germany had lost all hope of dominating England's skies and with it, the key to the invasion. On 17 September, 1940, Hitler postponed Operation Sea Lion indefinitely and the entire episode faded from memory.

    Regular price: $20.24

    • The Ultimate Sales Book

    • Master Account Management, Perfect Negotiation, Create Happy Customers
    • By: Christine Harvey, Grant Stewart, Di McLanachan, and others
    • Narrated by: Lisa Coleman
    • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Ultimate Sales Book gives you everything you need to succeed in sales and account management. It is a dynamic collection of essential skills covering the topics that will help you make a seismic impact upon your performance - faster than you ever thought possible. If you want to be the best, you have to have the right skillset. From sales strategy and account management to negotiation and customer service, The Ultimate Sales Book is a dynamic collection of tools, techniques and strategies for success.

    Regular price: $23.44

    • The Death of Homo Economicus

    • Work, Debt and the Myth of Endless Accumulation
    • By: Peter Fleming
    • Narrated by: James Young
    • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
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      4 out of 5 stars 5
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 5

    For neoclassical economists, Homo economicus, or economic human, represents the ideal employee: an energetic worker bee that is a rational yet competitive decision-maker. Alternatively, one could view the concept as a cold and selfish workaholic endlessly seeking the accumulation of money and advancement - a chilling representation of capitalism. Or perhaps, as Peter Fleming argues, Homo economicus does not actually exist at all. Fleming presents this controversial claim with the same fierce logic that launched his Guardian column into popularity.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • News from Tartary

    • By: Peter Fleming
    • Narrated by: Richard Mitchley
    • Length: 11 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    For most travellers, and all merchants, the road from China to India lies as it has lain for centuries, through Singkiang along that ancient Silk Road which is the most romantic and culturally the most important trade route in the history of the world. In 1935 Peter Fleming set out to travel that route, from Peking to Kashmir. It was a journey which swept him and his companion 3500 miles across the roof of the world. It took them seven months to complete the journey.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Time travel back to 1935 and do it tough

    • By Expat Sidekick on 03-20-13

    Regular price: $19.62

    • The Fate of Admiral Kolchak 

    • By: Peter Fleming
    • Narrated by: Richard Mitchley
    • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In one year Admiral Kolchak fell from being Supreme Ruler of All the Russias to the victim of a show trial. This text traces his downfall, whilst providing a broader history of Russia in a time of crisis and revolutionary change.

    Regular price: $19.77

    • The Siege at Peking

    • By: Peter Fleming
    • Narrated by: David Shaw-Parker
    • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 18
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    In June 1900 the foreign legations at Peking were attacked by troops of the Boxer rebellion and Imperial Chinese troops. The ensuing siege lasted 55 days and shook the world. In this work, Peter Fleming traces its history and impact.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Old school, but engaging

    • By J. on 09-07-12

    Regular price: $25.04

    • One's Company

    • A Journey to China in 1933
    • By: Peter Fleming
    • Narrated by: David Shaw-Parker
    • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
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      4 out of 5 stars 7

    Catching all the fascination and humour of travel in out-of-the-way places, One's Company is Peter Fleming's account of his journey through Russia and Manchuria to China when he was Special Correspondent to The Times in the 1930s. Fleming spent seven months with the "object of investigating the Communist situation in South China" at a time when, as far as he knew, "no previous journey had been made to the anti-communist front by a foreigner", and on its publication in 1934, One's Company won widespread critical acclaim.

    Regular price: $19.62

    • Bayonets to Lhasa

    • By: Peter Fleming
    • Narrated by: William Gaminara
    • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    In April 1932 Fleming replied to an advertisement in the personal columns of The Times: “Exploring and sporting expedition, under experienced guidance, leaving England June to explore rivers central Brazil, if possible ascertain fate Colonel Percy Fawcett; abundant game, big and small; exceptional fishing; Room Two More Guns; highest references expected and given.” The result of this trip was Brazilian Adventure, his best known book. Fleming kept traveling and published nine books altogether.

    Regular price: $19.77

    • To Peking

    • By: Peter Fleming
    • Narrated by: David Shaw-Parker
    • Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Peter Fleming, brother of James Bond author Ian Fleming, was one of the greatest adventurers and travel writers of the 20th century and author of several classic and best-selling books. This is the first paperback edition. It presents an exciting adventure that could never be made today - it will appeal to all interested in the region.

    Regular price: $19.77

    • With the Guards to Mexico

    • By: Peter Fleming
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
    • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A collection of Peter Fleming’s essays written for The Spectator.

    Regular price: $19.77