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    • The Kingdom

    • Arabia & The House of Sa'ud
    • By: Robert Lacey
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 22 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 71
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71

    The Kingdom is the story of a country - a country of astonishing contrasts, where routine computer printouts open with the words “In the name of God,” where men who grew up in goat-hair tents now dominate the money markets of the world, and where murderers and adulterers are publicly executed in the street. By its own reckoning, this country is just entering the 15th century. The Kingdom is also the story of a family - a family that has fought its way from poverty and obscurity into wealth and power.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A solid effort

    • By Muttering Beduwen on 10-10-12

    Regular price: $26.17

    • The Crown: The Official Companion, Volume 1

    • Elizabeth II, Winston Churchill, and the Making of a Young Queen (1947-1955)
    • By: Robert Lacey
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60

    Starring Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth II and John Lithgow as Winston Churchill, Netflix's original series The Crown, created by Peter Morgan and growing out of his Oscar-winning movie The Queen starring Helen Mirren, paints a unique and intimate portrait of Britain's longest-reigning monarch. This official companion to the show's first season is an in-depth exploration of the early years of Elizabeth II's time as queen, complete with extensive research and additional material.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • If you like The Crown

    • By E F on 10-23-17

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Inside the Kingdom

    • Kings, Clerics, Modernists, Terrorists, and the Struggle for Saudi Arabia
    • By: Robert Lacey
    • Narrated by: Robert Lacey
    • Length: 13 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 109
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79

    Best-selling author Robert Lacey tells us what happened in the Middle East's oil-rich powerhouse---while we weren't looking.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Inside the Kingdom

    • By Ibrahim on 03-19-10
    • Kings, Clerics, Modernists, Terrorists, and the Struggle for Saudi Arabia
    • By: Robert Lacey
    • Narrated by: Robert Lacey
    • Length: 13 hrs and 37 mins
    • Release date: 10-30-09
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 109 ratings

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Little Man

    • Meyer Lansky and the Gangster Life
    • By: Robert Lacey
    • Narrated by: Ron Silver
    • Length: 2 hrs and 37 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 20

    Based on interviews with Lansky's family, his close friends and criminal associates, law enforcement experts, and using previously unpublished documents written by Lansky himself, this is both the biography of a mob boss and a social history of American crime.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Too quick.

    • By alex sanchez on 12-27-16
    • Meyer Lansky and the Gangster Life
    • By: Robert Lacey
    • Narrated by: Ron Silver
    • Length: 2 hrs and 37 mins
    • Release date: 11-14-14
    • 4 out of 5 stars 21 ratings

    Regular price: $11.17

    • The Crown

    • The Inside History
    • By: Robert Lacey
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    Netflix's original series The Crown painted a unique and intimate portrait of Britain's longest-reigning monarch. This official companion to the show is an in-depth exploration of the early years of Elizabeth II's time as Queen (1947-1955), complete with extensive research and additional material.

    Regular price: $36.14

    • Sotheby's: Bidding for Class

    • By: Robert Lacey
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11

    In this splendid account of the world’s oldest and richest auction house, Lacey brings to life the personalities, ambition and shrewd business dealings behind the glamour and the glitz. From its beginning in 18th century London as a modest book dealer, Sotheby’s owes its rise to a succession of clever and colourful entrepreneurs who knew how to read the winds of economic change and sniff out buyers and sellers of the moment.

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Grace

    • By: Robert Lacey
    • Narrated by: Donna Mills
    • Length: 2 hrs and 57 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Stunningly beautiful, elusive and aloof, Grace Kelly captured our imagination and affection throughout her storybook career and royal marriage. Robert Lacey breaks through the glittery façade of her public image to discover a complex, surprisingly conflicted woman who created a dream for herself and succeeded in making it come true. Raised in Philadelphia in an atmosphere of great wealth and grater expectations, Grace transformed from an aristocratic conforming beauty into a sensual, recklessly daring woman.

    Regular price: $17.47

    • A Brief Life of the Queen

    • By: Robert Lacey
    • Narrated by: Charlotte Strevens
    • Length: 4 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    A succinct and personal biography of Elizabeth II, who has managed to remain an enigma, despite being the most recognized woman in the world. Tracing her life through its major stages, and uncovering her greatest personal loves and trials, A Brief Life of the Queen offers the freshness of the first-hand insights and compelling storytelling for which Robert Lacey’s best-selling biographies are renowned.

    Regular price: $11.72

    • Inside the Kingdom

    • By: Robert Lacey
    • Narrated by: Andrew Wincott
    • Length: 15 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Saudi Arabia is a country defined by paradox: it sits atop some of the richest oil deposits in the world, and yet the country's roiling disaffection produced 16 of the 19 hijackers on 9/11. It is a modern state, driven by contemporary technology, and yet its powerful religious establishment would have its customs and practices rolled back to match those of the Prophet Muhammad over a thousand years ago.

    Regular price: $27.27

    • The Year 1000

    • By: Robert Lacey, Danny Danziger
    • Narrated by: Dereck Jacobi
    • Length: 3 hrs and 11 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    The Year 1000 is a vivid evocation of how English people lived a thousand years ago - no spinach, sugar or Caesarean operations in which the mother had any chance of survival, but a world that knew brain surgeons, property developers and, yes, even the occasional gossip columnist. In the spirit of modern investigative journalism, Lacey and Danziger interviewed the leading historians and archaeologists in their field.

    Regular price: $7.22

    • Great Tales from English History

    • Cheddar Man to DNA
    • By: Robert Lacey
    • Narrated by: Robert Lacey
    • Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Abridged omnibus edition of best-selling author Robert Lacey's three volumes recounting the dramatic story of England, from ancient times to the present day.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great tales indeed

    • By Daryl on 05-24-07

    Regular price: $16.81