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    • The Plantagenets

    • The Warrior Kings and Queens Who Made England
    • By: Dan Jones
    • Narrated by: Clive Chafer
    • Length: 20 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,039
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,859
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,848

    The first Plantagenet king inherited a blood-soaked kingdom from the Normans and transformed it into an empire that stretched at its peak from Scotland to Jerusalem. In this epic history, Dan Jones vividly resurrects this fierce and seductive royal dynasty and its mythic world. We meet the captivating Eleanor of Aquitaine, twice queen and the most famous woman in Christendom; her son, Richard the Lionheart, who fought Saladin in the Third Crusade; and King John, a tyrant who was forced to sign Magna Carta, which formed the basis of our own Bill of Rights.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Narrative History

    • By Troy on 08-07-13
    • The Warrior Kings and Queens Who Made England
    • By: Dan Jones
    • Narrated by: Clive Chafer
    • Length: 20 hrs and 49 mins
    • Release date: 04-18-13
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 2,039 ratings

    Regular price: $39.95

    • The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill, Volume 3

    • Defender of the Realm, 1940-1965
    • By: William Manchester, Paul Reid
    • Narrated by: Clive Chafer, Paul Reid
    • Length: 53 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,857
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,643
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,642

    Spanning the years 1940 to 1965, Defender of the Realm, the third volume of William Manchester’s The Last Lion, picks up shortly after Winston Churchill became prime minister - when his tiny island nation stood alone against the overwhelming might of Nazi Germany. The Churchill portrayed by Manchester and Reid is a man of indomitable courage, lightning-fast intellect, and an irresistible will to action.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A worthy final volume in a great biography

    • By Mike From Mesa on 11-27-12

    Regular price: $39.95

    • A Brief History of Neoliberalism

    • By: David Harvey
    • Narrated by: Clive Chafer
    • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 125
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 109
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 106

    Neoliberalism - the doctrine that market exchange is an ethic in itself, capable of acting as a guide for all human action - has become dominant in both thought and practice throughout much of the world since 1970 or so. Writing for a wide audience, David Harvey, author of The New Imperialism and The Condition of Postmodernity, here tells the political-economic story of where neoliberalization came from and how it proliferated on the world stage.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Absolutely wonderful primer

    • By Joseph E. Catenaci on 04-06-18

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Secret World

    • A History of Intelligence
    • By: Christopher Andrew
    • Narrated by: Clive Chafer
    • Length: 37 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 22
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    The history of espionage is far older than any of today's intelligence agencies, yet the long history of intelligence operations has been largely forgotten. In this audiobook, distinguished historian Christopher Andrew recovers much of the lost intelligence history of the past three millennia - and shows its relevance today. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very detailed and informative.

    • By kucherv on 12-06-18

    Regular price: $39.95

    • Foundation

    • The History of England from Its Earliest Beginnings to the Tudors: The History of England, Book 1
    • By: Peter Ackroyd
    • Narrated by: Clive Chafer
    • Length: 18 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 624
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 576
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 572

    In Foundation the chronicler of London and of its river, the Thames, takes us from the primeval forests of England's prehistory to the death of the first Tudor king, Henry VII, in 1509. He guides us from the building of Stonehenge to the founding of the two great glories of medieval England: common law and the cathedrals. He shows us glimpses of the country's most distant past - a Neolithic stirrup found in a grave, a Roman fort, a Saxon tomb, a medieval manor house.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The Most Annoying Narrator EVER

    • By JudieBee on 12-25-15

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Longest Day

    • June 6, 1944
    • By: Cornelius Ryan
    • Narrated by: Clive Chafer
    • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 642
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 588
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 582

    > The Longest Day is Cornelius Ryan’s unsurpassed account of D-day, a book that endures as a masterpiece of military history. In this compelling tale of courage and heroism, glory and tragedy, Ryan painstakingly re-creates the fateful hours that preceded and followed the massive invasion of Normandy to retell the story of an epic battle that would turn the tide against world fascism.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Seen the movie? Read the book: it is worth it

    • By pratalife on 07-22-12

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Coroner’s Lunch

    • The Dr. Siri Investigations, Book 1
    • By: Colin Cotterill
    • Narrated by: Clive Chafer
    • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,236
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,067
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,065

    Laos, 1975: The Communist Pathet Lao has taken over this former French colony. Dr. Siri Paiboun, a 72-year-old Paris-trained doctor, is appointed national coroner. Although he has no training for the job, there is no one else: the rest of the educated class have fled.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Deeply Satisfying Listening Experience

    • By Elizabeth on 09-11-11

    Regular price: $20.97

    • A Bridge Too Far

    • By: Cornelius Ryan
    • Narrated by: Clive Chafer
    • Length: 18 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 564
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 523
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 521

    A Bridge Too Far is Cornelius Ryan’s masterly chronicle of the Battle of Arnhem, which marshaled the greatest armada of troop-carrying aircraft ever assembled and cost the Allies nearly twice as many casualties as D-day. In this compelling work of history, Ryan narrates the Allied effort to end the war in Europe in 1944 by dropping the combined airborne forces of the American and British armies behind German lines to capture the crucial bridge across the Rhine at Arnhem. Focusing on a vast cast of characters, Ryan brings to life one of the most ill-fated operations of the war.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great story much better than the movie

    • By Michael on 07-26-12

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Rebellion

    • The History of England from James I to the Glorious Revolution
    • By: Peter Ackroyd
    • Narrated by: Clive Chafer
    • Length: 19 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 248
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 227
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 225

    England's turbulent seventeenth century is vividly laid out before us, but so too is the cultural and social life of the period, notable for its extraordinarily rich literature, including Shakespeare's late masterpieces, Jacobean tragedy, the poetry of John Donne and Milton, and Thomas Hobbes's great philosophical treatise, Leviathan. Rebellion also gives us a very real sense of the lives of ordinary English men and women, lived out against a backdrop of constant disruption and uncertainty.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Essential Background Plus A Good Story

    • By Kathy on 02-01-15

    Regular price: $39.95

    • Dear Theo

    • The Autobiography of Vincent van Gogh
    • By: Irving Stone, Jean Stone
    • Narrated by: Clive Chafer
    • Length: 21 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 114
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 103
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102

    Each night, when the hours of painting and drawing were over, Vincent van Gogh put pen to paper and poured out his heart through letters to his beloved brother Theo, his confidant and companion. No thought was too small, no element of his craft too insignificant, no happening too trivial. It was all scrupulously recorded and shared. In these letters, Van Gogh reveals himself as artist and man. Even more than if he had purposely intended to tell his life story, Van Gogh’s letters lay bare his deepest feelings, as well as his everyday concerns and his views of the world of art.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Worst narrator ever!

    • By Aawendel on 03-28-14

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Tudors

    • The History of England From Henry VIII to Elizabeth I: History of England, Book 2
    • By: Peter Ackroyd
    • Narrated by: Clive Chafer
    • Length: 19 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 201
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 187
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 185

    Peter Ackroyd, one of Britain's most acclaimed writers, brings the age of the Tudors to vivid life in this monumental audiobook in his History of England series, charting the course of English history from Henry VIII's cataclysmic break with Rome to the epic rule of Elizabeth I.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Don't give up on the narrator

    • By Amazon Customer on 06-07-16

    Regular price: $39.95

    • Don't Eat Me

    • A Dr. Siri Paiboun Mystery
    • By: Colin Cotterill
    • Narrated by: Clive Chafer
    • Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63

    Dr. Siri Paiboun, the ex-national coroner of Laos, may have more experience dissecting bodies than making art, but when he manages to smuggle a fancy movie camera into the country he devises a plan to shoot a Lao adaptation of War and Peace. The only problem? The Ministry of Culture must approve the script first. That and he can't figure out how to turn on the camera. Meanwhile, the skeleton of a woman has appeared under the Anusawari Arch in the middle of the night. Siri assists his friend, the newly promoted Senior Police Inspector Phosy Vongvichai, with the ensuing investigation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fear and loathing plus a lot of fun

    • By Jan on 08-16-18

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The First World War

    • By: Hew Strachan
    • Narrated by: Clive Chafer
    • Length: 13 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68

    A century has passed since the outbreak of World War I, yet as military historian Hew Strachan argues in this brilliant and authoritative new book, the legacy of the "war to end all wars" is with us still. The First World War was a truly global conflict from the start, with many of the most decisive battles fought in or directly affecting the Balkans, Africa, and the Ottoman Empire. Even more than World War II, the First World War continues to shape the politics and international relations of our world.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Outstanding narrative of the military action

    • By Tad Davis on 04-30-17

    Regular price: $29.95

    • God’s Secretaries

    • The Making of the King James Bible
    • By: Adam Nicolson
    • Narrated by: Clive Chafer
    • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 81
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 73

    It is the greatest work of English prose ever written, and it is no coincidence that the translation was made at the moment “Englishness” and the English language had come into its first passionate maturity. Boisterous, elegant, subtle, majestic, finely nuanced, sonorous, and musical, the English of Jacobean England has a more encompassing idea of its own reach and scope than any before or since. It is a form of the language that drips with potency and sensitivity. The age, with all its conflicts, explains the book.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Committee That Actually Accomplished Something!

    • By The Lifelong Learner on 12-26-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Spirit Level

    • Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger
    • By: Richard Wilkinson, Kate Pickett
    • Narrated by: Clive Chafer
    • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 82
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76

    Renowned researchers Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett offer groundbreaking analysis showing that greater economic equality-not greater wealth-is the mark of the most successful societies, and offer new ways to achieve it.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An Important Book

    • By Stephen Schoenberg on 12-19-11

    Regular price: $24.46

    • Thirty-Three Teeth

    • The Dr. Siri Investigations, Book 2
    • By: Colin Cotterill
    • Narrated by: Clive Chafer
    • Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 461
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 408
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 404

    Feisty Dr. Siri Paiboun is no respecter of persons or party; at his age he feels he can afford to be independent. In this, the second novel in the series, he travels to Luang Prabang, where he communes with the deposed king who is resigned to his fate: it was predicted long ago. And he attends a conference of shamans called by the Communist Party to deliver an ultimatum to the spirits: obey party orders or get out.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Spirited fun

    • By Janice on 01-21-16

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Woman Who Wouldn't Die

    • The Dr. Siri Investigations, Book 9
    • By: Colin Cotterill
    • Narrated by: Clive Chafer
    • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 177
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 154
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 155

    In a small Lao village, a very strange thing has happened. A woman was shot and killed in her bed during a burglary; she was given a funeral and everyone in the village saw her body burned. Then, three days later, she was back in her house as if she'd never been dead at all. But now she's clairvoyant and can speak to the dead. That's why the long-dead brother of a Lao general has enlisted her to help his brother uncover his remains, which have been lost at the bottom of a river for many years.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Kharma does it again!

    • By Jan on 07-17-17

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Rat Catchers' Olympics

    • By: Colin Cotterill
    • Narrated by: Clive Chafers
    • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84

    It is 1980, and the Democratic People's Republic of Laos is proud to be competing in its first-ever Olympics. Ex-national coroner of Laos Dr. Siri Paiboun may be retired, but he and his wife, Madame Daeng, would do just about anything to have a chance to visit Moscow, so Siri finagles them the job of medical oversight for the Olympians. As the competition heats up, however, Siri begins to suspect that one of the athletes is not who he says he is. Then another Lao Olympian is accused of murder.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Cotterill & Chafer Do It Again

    • By Judy on 08-21-17

    Regular price: $20.99

    • How to Plan a Crusade

    • Religious War in the High Middle Ages
    • By: Christopher Tyerman
    • Narrated by: Clive Chafer
    • Length: 13 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5

    The story of the wars and conquests initiated by the first Crusade and its successors is itself so compelling that most accounts move quickly from describing the Pope's calls to arms to the battlefield. In this highly original and enjoyable new book, Christopher Tyerman focuses on something obvious but overlooked: the massive, all-encompassing, and hugely costly business of actually preparing a crusade.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • One you need to read

    • By J.Brock on 02-16-19

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Slash and Burn

    • The Dr. Siri Investigations, Book 8
    • By: Colin Cotterill
    • Narrated by: Clive Chafer
    • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 186
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 159
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 157

    Dr. Siri might finally be allowed to retire (again). Although he loves his two morgue assistants, he’s tired of being Laos’ national coroner - a job he never wanted in the first place. Plus, he’s pushing 80 and wants to spend some time with his wife before his untimely death, which has been predicted by the local transvestite fortune teller. But retirement is not in the cards for Dr. Siri after all. He’s dragged into one last job for the Lao government: supervising an excavation for the remains of a US fighter pilot....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This Series Hasn't Become Repetitive or Tired

    • By Suzanne on 02-12-12

    Regular price: $20.97

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