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    • The Romanovs

    • 1613-1918
    • By: Simon Sebag Montefiore
    • Narrated by: Simon Beale
    • Length: 28 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 728
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 667
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 666

    This is the intimate story of 20 tsars and tsarinas, some touched by genius, some by madness, but all inspired by holy autocracy and imperial ambition. Simon Sebag Montefiore's gripping chronicle reveals their secret world of unlimited power and ruthless empire building, overshadowed by palace conspiracy, family rivalries, sexual decadence, and wild extravagance, with a global cast of adventurers, courtesans, revolutionaries, and poets, from Ivan the Terrible to Tolstoy and Pushkin.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Scholarly but gripping

    • By William on 06-16-16

    Regular price: $45.50

    • Jerusalem

    • The Biography
    • By: Simon Sebag Montefiore
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 25 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 505
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 456
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 458

    Jerusalem is the universal city, the capital of two peoples, the shrine of three faiths; it is the prize of empires, the site of Judgement Day and the battlefield of today’s clash of civilizations. From King David to Barack Obama, from the birth of Judaism, Christianity and Islam to the Israel-Palestine conflict, this is the epic history of three thousand years of faith, slaughter, fanaticism and coexistence. This is how Jerusalem became Jerusalem, and the only city that exists twice - in heaven and on earth.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A vivid drama!

    • By Steven on 05-25-12

    Regular price: $45.50

    • Titans of History

    • The Giants Who Made Our World
    • By: Simon Sebag Montefiore
    • Narrated by: Steve West
    • Length: 22 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1

    In this inspiring, horrifying, and accessible collection of short, entertaining, and vivid life stories, Simon Sebag Montefiore - one of our preeminent historians and a prizewinning writer - presents the giant characters who have changed the course of world history.  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Short, but well researched.

    • By brian on 10-17-18

    Regular price: $42.00

    • The Royal Rabbits of London

    • By: Santa Montefiore, Simon Sebag Montefiore
    • Narrated by: Mike Grady
    • Length: 2 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Shylo has always been the runt of the litter, the weakest and quietest of all of his family. His siblings spend their days making fun of him for not being like the rest of them. But when Shylo stumbles across a band of ratzis and overhears their evil plan to take a photo of the queen in her nightie, it's up to this unlikely hero to travel to London and inform the Royal Rabbits of London about the diabolical plot!

    Regular price: $10.49

    • One Night in Winter

    • A Novel
    • By: Simon Sebag Montefiore
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 13 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 111
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 96

    A jubilant Moscow is celebrating the Soviet Union's victory over Hitler when gunshots ring out though the city's crowded streets. In the shadow of the Kremlin, a teenage boy and girl are found dead. But this is no ordinary tragedy, because these are no ordinary teenagers. As the children of high-ranking Soviet officials, they inhabit a rarefied world that revolves around the exclusive Josef Stalin Commune School 801. The school, which Stalin's own children attended, is an enclave of privilege - but, as the deaths reveal, one that hides a wealth of secrets.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • mesmerizing

    • By joseph miller on 05-05-15

    Regular price: $31.93

    • The Romanovs: 1613-1918

    • By: Simon Sebag Montefiore
    • Narrated by: Simon Russell Beale
    • Length: 28 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35

    The Romanovs were the most successful dynasty of modern times, ruling a sixth of the world's surface. How did one family turn a war-ruined principality into the world's greatest empire? And how did they lose it all? This is the intimate story of 20 tsars and tsarinas, some touched by genius, some by madness, but all inspired by holy autocracy and imperial ambition.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great book, not so great reader

    • By Berenguela on 09-21-18

    Regular price: $26.64

    • Red Sky at Noon

    • By: Simon Sebag Montefiore
    • Narrated by: Simon Bubb
    • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Imprisoned in the Gulags for a crime he did not commit, Benya Golden joins a penal battalion made up of Cossacks and convicts to fight the Nazis. He joins the Russian cavalry, and on a hot summer day in July 1942, he and his band of brothers are sent on a desperate mission behind enemy lines.

    Regular price: $25.58

    • Stalin

    • The Court of the Red Tsar
    • By: Simon Sebag Montefiore
    • Narrated by: John Nettles
    • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 53
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31

    There have been many biographies of Stalin, but the court that surrounded him is untravelled ground. Simon Sebag Montefiore, acclaimed biographer of Catherine the Great's lover, prime minister, and general, Potemkin, has unearthed the vast underpinning that sustained Stalin. Not only ministers such as Molotov or secret service chiefs such as Beria, but men and women whose loyalty he trusted only until the next purge.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Must know

    • By MR RH LEONARD on 05-30-11

    Regular price: $14.91

    • Written in History

    • Letters That Changed the World
    • By: Simon Sebag Montefiore
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson, Rupert Penry-Jones, Simon Russell-Beale, and others
    • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
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    History cannot be relived, but thanks to a tradition that spans millennia, we can revisit it in the letters of the people who influenced or witnessed the moments it changed forever. In Written In History, acclaimed historian Simon Sebag Montefiore selects some of the greatest letters ever written from ancient times to the 20th century: declarations of war, petitions for peace, diplomatic entanglements, steamy love letters and beyond.

    Regular price: $21.81

    • Young Stalin

    • By: Simon Sebag Montefiore
    • Narrated by: James Adams
    • Length: 16 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 201
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 138
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 139

    Young Stalin tells the story of an exceptional, charismatic, darkly turbulent young man born into obscurity, fancying himself a poet and a priest, and finally embracing revolutionary idealism as his Messianic mission in life. Equal parts scholar and terrorist, a mastermind of bank robberies, extortion, piracy, and murder, he was so impressive in his brutality that Lenin made him, along with Trotsky, his chief henchman.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Really Good Read/Listen

    • By Jim on 02-20-11

    Regular price: $27.97

    • Red Sky at Noon

    • The Moscow Trilogy, Book 3
    • By: Simon Sebag Montefiore
    • Narrated by: Simon Bubb
    • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    Imprisoned in the Gulags for a crime he did not commit, Benya Golden joins a penal battalion made up of Cossacks and convicts to fight the Nazis. He enrolls in the Russian cavalry, and on a hot summer day in July 1942, he and his band of brothers are sent on a suicide mission behind enemy lines - but is there a traitor among them? The only thing Benya can truly trust is his horse, Silver Socks, and that he will find no mercy in the onslaught of Hitler's troops as they push east.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great story

    • By GY on 02-02-18

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Jerusalem

    • The Biography
    • By: Simon Sebag Montefiore
    • Narrated by: Andrew Sachs
    • Length: 11 hrs and 51 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Jerusalem lies at the centre of the world, the capital of three faiths, the prize of many conquerors, the jewel of many empires, and the eye of the storm of today's battle of civilisations. But the city lacks a biography. It lacks a secret history.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting, captivating and informative

    • By Jacobus on 07-13-13

    Regular price: $18.11

    • Jerusalem

    • By: Simon Sebag Montefiore
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 25 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    Jerusalem is the universal city, the capital of two peoples, the shrine of three faiths; it is the prize of empires, the site of Judgement Day, and the battlefield of today's clash of civilizations. From King David to Barack Obama, from the birth of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam to the Israel-Palestine conflict, this is the epic history of 3,000 years of faith, slaughter, fanaticism, and coexistence. How did this small, remote town become the Holy City, the 'centre of the world' and now the key to peace in the Middle East?

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Hard to absorb as audiobook, excellent as a read

    • By Andries Gouws on 04-14-16

    Regular price: $22.38

    • Flucht aus dem Turm (Die Königlichen Kaninchen 2)

    • By: Santa Montefiore, Simon Sebag Montefiore
    • Narrated by: Peter Lohmeyer
    • Length: 3 hrs and 17 mins
    • Abridged
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    Ein neues Abenteuer der Königlichen Kaninchen von London. Shylo und die Königlichen Kaninchen von London sind zurück - und sie hüpfen direkt ins nächste Abenteuer! Die gemeinen Ratzis wollen den Staatsbesuch des Präsidenten der USA vereiteln, indem sie ihn live im Fernsehen lächerlich machen. Die Königlichen Kaninchen brauchen also wieder ganz viel Einfallsreichtum, um die Ratzis von ihrem Plan abzuhalten.

    Regular price: $10.13

    • Die Königlichen Kaninchen von London 1

    • By: Santa Montefiore, Simon Sebag Montefiore
    • Narrated by: Peter Lohmeyer
    • Length: 2 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Das ängstliche Kaninchen Shylo rettet die Queen. Eigentlich ist Shylo das kleinste und ängstlichste Kaninchen weit und breit. Doch dann gerät ausgerechnet er in ein riesengroßes Abenteuer! Eine Bande von Ratten will die Königin von England im Nachthemd fotografieren und sie so vor der ganzen Welt lächerlich machen. Um den gemeinen Plan der Ratten zu verhindern, muss Shylo all seinen Mut zusammennehmen. Und er braucht die Hilfe der königlichen Kaninchen von London.

    Regular price: $9.80

    • En vinternat

    • By: Simon Sebag Montefiore
    • Narrated by: Thomas Gulstad
    • Length: 14 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "Hvorfor er det hele så hemmeligt?" "Kan du ikke se det? Vi lever i sammensværgelsernes tidsalder. Alting er en sammensværgelse. Selv at tage på skovtur eller at læse digte." Hvis dine børn blev tvunget til at vidne imod dig, hvilke frygtelige hemmeligheder ville de så afsløre? Moskva 1945. Mens Stalin og hans stab fejrer sejren over Hitler, lyder der skud. På en bro i nærheden ligger en teenagedreng og -pige døde. De to er ikke hvem som helst, men børn af Ruslands magtelite, elever fra en af de mest eksklusive skoler i Moskva.

    Regular price: $18.45

    • The Royal Rabbits of London

    • By: Santa Montefiore, Simon Sebag Montefiore
    • Narrated by: Mike Grady
    • Length: 2 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Shylo has always been the weakest and quietest of all of his family; his siblings spend their days making fun of him for not being like the rest of them. But when Shylo stumbles across a band of ratzis and overhears their evil plan to take a photo of the Queen in her nightie, it's up to this unlikely hero to inform the Royal Rabbits of London about the diabolical plot! But can a rabbit as timid as Shylo convince them that Queen is in danger?

    Regular price: $5.46

    • Sashenka

    • By: Simon Sebag Montefiore
    • Narrated by: Tuppence Middleton
    • Length: 19 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Winter, 1916: in St Petersburg, Russia, on the brink of revolution. Outside the Smolny Institute for Noble Young Ladies, an English governess is waiting for her young charge to be released from school. But so are the Tsar's secret police.... Beautiful and headstrong, Sashenka Zeitlin is just 16. As her mother parties with Rasputin and her dissolute friends, Sashenka slips into the frozen night to play her part in a dangerous game of conspiracy and seduction.

    Regular price: $27.71

    • One Night in Winter

    • By: Simon Sebag Montefiore
    • Narrated by: Simon Slater
    • Length: 14 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    If your children were forced to testify against you, what terrible secrets would they reveal? Moscow 1945. As Stalin and his courtiers celebrate victory over Hitler, shots ring out. On a nearby bridge, a teenage boy and girl lie dead. But this is no ordinary tragedy and these are no ordinary teenagers, but the children of Russia’s most important leaders who attend the most exclusive school in Moscow. Is it murder? A suicide pact? Or a conspiracy against the state?

    Regular price: $24.78

    • Young Stalin

    • By: Simon Sebag Montefiore
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Young Stalin is a remarkable adventure story about an exceptional, turbulent young man, born in exoticism, raised in the church, fancying himself a poet, then embracing revolutionary idealism and thereby finding his romantic Messianic mission in life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Get inside Stalin's head with this story

    • By Judith on 01-17-12

    Regular price: $14.01

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