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    • Return of a King

    • The Battle for Afghanistan, 1839-42
    • By: William Dalrymple
    • Narrated by: Neil Shah
    • Length: 17 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 128
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 113

    From William Dalrymple - award-winning historian, journalist and travel writer - a masterly retelling of what was perhaps the West’s greatest imperial disaster in the East, and an important parable of neocolonial ambition, folly and hubris that has striking relevance to our own time.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Astonishingly intelligent historical analysis

    • By Robin A. Gower on 07-09-15

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The New Yorker (July 23, 2007)

    • By: Atul Gawande, James Surowiecki, Mark Singer, and others
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 2 hrs and 1 min
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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    "Sick and Twisted" by Atul Gawande; "Fuel For Thought" by James Surowiecki; "Ghostly" by Mark Singer; "Hey, Look" by Simon Rich; "Days of Rage" by William Dalrymple; "A Fine Romance" by David Denby; "Dangerous Liaisons" by Nancy Franklin; "Dream On" by David Denby

    Regular price: $5.95

    • Koh-i-Noor

    • The History of the World's Most Infamous Diamond
    • By: William Dalrymple, Anita Anand
    • Narrated by: Leighton Pugh
    • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
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    On 29 March 1849, the 10-year-old Maharajah of the Punjab was ushered into the magnificent Mirrored Hall at the centre of the great Fort in Lahore. There, in a public ceremony, the frightened but dignified child handed over to the British East India Company in a formal act of submission not only swathes of the richest land in India but also arguably the single most valuable object in the subcontinent: the celebrated Koh-i-Noor diamond. The Mountain of Light.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating

    • By Jean on 07-08-17

    Regular price: $15.98

    • In Xanadu

    • By: William Dalrymple
    • Narrated by: Michael Maloney
    • Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 21
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 14
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      3 out of 5 stars 14

    Here is William Dalrymple's highly praised and greatly entertaining account of his 1986 trip made while a student at Cambridge, which retraced Marco Polo's route across land from Jerusalem to Xanadu. With him, he took a phial of Holy Oil, 600 pounds and Laura until Lahore, and Louisa from there to Xanadu.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I found it was read v fast and I could not adjust

    • By Sandra on 05-04-15

    Regular price: $13.34

    • Nine Lives

    • In Search of the Sacred in Modern India
    • By: William Dalrymple
    • Narrated by: Daniel Philpott
    • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
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      3 out of 5 stars 8
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      4 out of 5 stars 8

    A Buddhist monk takes up arms to resist the Chinese invasion of Tibet - then spends the rest of his life trying to atone for the violence by hand printing the best prayer flags in India. A Jain nun tests her powers of detachment as she watches her best friend ritually starve herself to death. Nine people, nine lives; each one taking a different religious path, each one an unforgettable story. William Dalrymple delves deep into the heart of a nation torn between the relentless onslaught of modernity and the ancient traditions that endure to this day.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Good Book Rendered Awfully

    • By Arvind on 05-18-18

    Regular price: $20.24

    • The Last Mughal

    • The Fall of a Dynasty, Delhi, 1857
    • By: William Dalrymple
    • Narrated by: Robert Bathurst
    • Length: 4 hrs and 27 mins
    • Abridged
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      1 out of 5 stars 1
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    At 4 PM on a dark, wet, winter's evening in November 1862, a cheap coffin was buried in eerie silence - no lamentations, no panegyrics, for as the British commissioner in charge of the funeral insisted, "No vesting will remain to distinguish where the last of the Great Moghuls rests". This Mughal was Bahadur Shah Zafar II, one of the most talented, tolerant, and likeable of his remarkable dynasty, who found himself leader of a violent uprising he knew from the start would lead to irreparable carnage.

    Regular price: $15.88