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    • The Conquering Family

    • By: Thomas B. Costain
    • Narrated by: David Case
    • Length: 13 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 170
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 113
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 106

    Thomas B. Costain's four-volume history of the Plantagenets begins with The Conquering Family and the conquest of England by William the Conqueror in 1066, closing with the reign of John in 1216. The troubled period after the Norman Conquest, when the foundations of government were hammered out between monarch and people, comes to life through Costain's storytelling skill and historical imagination.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing, dare I say WOW!

    • By Elizabeth on 04-02-12

    Regular price: $39.93

    • The Black Rose

    • By: Thomas B. Costain
    • Narrated by: David Case
    • Length: 17 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43

    Walter of Gurnie, bastard son of an English peer, is forced to flee from Oxford for his part in the university riots of 1273. Inspired by Friar Bacon, he determines to travel to China. With his friend Tristam, he fights his way to the heart of the fabulous Mongol Empire and returns famous, to find that he must choose between the first love he thought lost and the exotic flower that he found in the East.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Book

    • By Jean on 03-09-13

    Regular price: $39.93

    • The Three Edwards

    • By: Thomas B. Costain
    • Narrated by: David Case
    • Length: 17 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 115
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76

    The Three Edwards, third in Thomas B. Costain's survey of Britain under the Plantagenets, covers the years between 1272 and 1377 when three Edwards ruled England. Edward I brought England out of the Middle Ages. Edward II had a tragic reign but gave his country Edward III, who ruled gloriously, if violently.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superb history

    • By Howard on 06-29-09

    Regular price: $43.93

    • The White and the Gold

    • The French Regime in Canada
    • By: Thomas B. Costain
    • Narrated by: Richard Matthews
    • Length: 16 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 24

    This is the fascinating story of the French regime in Canada. Few periods in the history of North America can equal it for romance and color, drama and suspense, great human courage and far-seeing aspiration. Costain, who writes history in the terms of the people who lived it, wrote of this book: "Almost from the first I found myself caught in the spell of these courageous, colorful, cruel days..."

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful Listen!

    • By Ninotchka on 05-17-12

    Regular price: $35.00

    • The Silver Chalice

    • By: Thomas B. Costain
    • Narrated by: David Case
    • Length: 23 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 59
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46

    The latest release in the Christian Epic series is an exciting novel that takes place shortly after Christ's death and resurrection. Basil is called to design the case which will hold the silver cup that Christ and His disciples drank from at the Last Supper, and plans to sculpt their likenesses upon it. As he seeks out these followers of Christ, he encounters grave danger.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A christian epic

    • By Jean on 01-06-13

    Regular price: $51.93

    • The Tontine

    • By: Thomas B. Costain
    • Narrated by: David Case
    • Length: 41 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39

    Tontine is a form of gambling - part lottery, part insurance. It begins with the Day the Battle of Waterloo was fought and ends at the closing of the 19th century.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Sprawls Over Most of a Century

    • By Sarah on 05-12-13

    Regular price: $56.00

    • Ride with Me

    • By: Thomas B. Costain
    • Narrated by: Richard Matthews
    • Length: 23 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Ride With Me tells the story of an unusual soldier who has been allowed to drop out of sight.

    Regular price: $45.50