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    • 1453

    • The Holy War for Constantinople and the Clash of Islam and the West
    • By: Roger Crowley
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 508
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 467

    The fall of Constantinople in 1453 signaled a shift in history and the end of the Byzantium Empire. Roger Crowley's listenable and comprehensive account of the battle between Mehmed II, sultan of the Ottoman Empire, and Constantine XI, the 57th emperor of Byzantium, illuminates the period in history that was a precursor to the current jihad between the West and the Middle East.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great story

    • By Tad Davis on 11-29-16
    • The Holy War for Constantinople and the Clash of Islam and the West
    • By: Roger Crowley
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
    • Release date: 08-09-16
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 508 ratings

    Regular price: $28.50

    • Conquerors

    • How Portugal Forged the First Global Empire
    • By: Roger Crowley
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 13 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 281
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 246
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 248

    Conquerors tells the almost forgotten story of how Portugal's navigators cracked the code of the Atlantic winds, launched the expedition of Vasco da Gama to India, and beat the Spanish to the spice kingdoms of the East - then set about creating the first long-range maritime empire.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Conquerors

    • By peter on 12-18-15

    Regular price: $31.49

    • City of Fortune

    • How Venice Rule the Seas
    • By: Roger Crowley
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 14 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 222
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 199
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 201

    The rise and fall of the Venetian empire stands unrivaled for drama, intrigue, and sheer opulent majesty. In City of Fortune, Roger Crowley, acclaimed historian and New York Times bestselling author of Empires of the Sea, applies his narrative skill to chronicling the astounding five-hundred-year voyage of Venice to the pinnacle of power.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Wonderful Listen

    • By Scot on 06-12-14

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Empires of the Sea

    • The Contest for the Center of the World
    • By: Roger Crowley
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 739
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 515
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 517

    Empires of the Sea tells the story of the 50-year world war between Islam and Christianity for the Mediterranean: one of the fiercest and most influential contests in European history. It traces events from the appearance on the world stage of Suleiman the Magnificent through "the years of devastation" when it seemed possible that Islam might master the whole sea, to the final brief flourishing of a united Christendom in 1571.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant detail, exciting story

    • By Tad Davis on 08-17-08

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Conquerors

    • How Portugal Seized the Indian Ocean and Forged the First Global Empire
    • By: Roger Crowley
    • Narrated by: John Sackville
    • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    As remarkable as Columbus and the conquistador expeditions, the history of Portuguese exploration is now almost forgotten. But Portugal's navigators cracked the code of the Atlantic winds, launched the expedition of Vasco da Gama to India and beat the Spanish to the spice kingdoms of the East - then set about creating the first long-range maritime empire.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • More Roger Crowley please Audible

    • By Damien on 04-19-18
    • How Portugal Seized the Indian Ocean and Forged the First Global Empire
    • By: Roger Crowley
    • Narrated by: John Sackville
    • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
    • Release date: 09-17-15
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 12 ratings

    Regular price: $20.24

    • Konstantinopel 1453. Die letzte Schlacht

    • By: Roger Crowley
    • Narrated by: Michael Hametner
    • Length: 2 hrs and 8 mins
    • Abridged
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    Die bewegende Chronik eines der bedeutendsten Ereignisse der Weltgeschichte - die Eroberung Konstantinopels durch die Türken 1453...

    Regular price: $12.90

    • Entscheidung im Mittelmeer

    • By: Roger Crowley
    • Narrated by: Michael Hametner
    • Length: 2 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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    10. September 1521: Sultan Suleiman der Prächtige, Herrscher über das mächtige Osmanische Reich, entsendet eine Invasionsflotte zur Insel Rhodos. Dies sollte die Eröffnungsschlacht einer 60 Jahre andauernden kriegerischen Auseinandersetzung zwischen den rivalisierenden Reichen der christlichen Mittelmeermächte und den Osmanen um die Vorherrschaft im Mittelmeerraum sein.

    Regular price: $5.50