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    • 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 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,592
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,402
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,403

    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: $34.96

    • 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 1,808
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,643
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,632

    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 1,808 ratings

    Regular price: $24.47

    • 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 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 557
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 510
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 508

    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: $31.47

    • 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 572
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 521
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 515

    > 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: $20.97

    • 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 70
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Monotone reader

    • By Elizabeth on 09-28-17

    Regular price: $24.49

    • 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 445
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 409
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 409

    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: $22.02

    • The Coroner’s Lunch

    • The Dr. Siri Investigations, Book 1
    • By: Colin Cotterill
    • Narrated by: Clive Chafer
    • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,188
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,027
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,024

    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

    • Rebellion

    • The History of England from James I to the Glorious Revolution
    • By: Peter Ackroyd
    • Narrated by: Clive Chafer
    • Length: 19 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 219
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 202
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 201

    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: $31.47

    • 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 54
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48

    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: $30.09

    • 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 out of 5 stars 89
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 81
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Vincent Van Gogh could have been a great writer.

    • By oliver spencer on 07-13-17

    Regular price: $24.47

    • 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 434
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 385
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 381

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Healthy Addictive Pleasure

    • By Aliza on 09-26-14

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Rise of Rome

    • The Making of the World's Greatest Empire
    • By: Anthony Everitt
    • Narrated by: Clive Chafer
    • Length: 14 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 325
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 286
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 280

    Emerging as a market town from a cluster of hill villages in the eighth and seventh centuries B.C., Rome grew to become the ancient world's preeminent power. Everitt fashions the story of Rome's rise to glory into an erudite book filled with lasting lessons for our time. He chronicles the clash between patricians and plebeians that defined the politics of the Republic. He shows how Rome's shrewd strategy of offering citizenship to her defeated subjects was instrumental in expanding the reach of her burgeoning empire.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Rome from the fall of Troy through Julius Caesar

    • By Mike From Mesa on 12-11-12

    Regular price: $34.99

    • 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 69
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 63

    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: $20.97

    • Victoria

    • A Life
    • By: A. N. Wilson
    • Narrated by: Clive Chafer
    • Length: 21 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 139
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 128
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 128

    The longest reigning British monarch and female sovereign in history, Queen Victoria was a figure of profound paradox who has mystified historians for over a century. Now in this magisterial biography, A.N. Wilson rebukes the conventional wisdom about her life - that she was merely a "funny little woman in a bonnet" who did next to nothing - to show she was in fact intensely involved in state affairs despite a public façade of inaction.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Masterful

    • By Jean on 03-05-15

    Regular price: $38.46

    • Disco for the Departed

    • The Dr. Siri Investigations, Book 3
    • By: Colin Cotterill
    • Narrated by: Clive Chafer
    • Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 304
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 271
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 267

    Dr. Siri Paiboun is summoned to the mountains of Huaphan Province, where for years the leaders of the current communist government hid in caves, waiting to assume power. Now a major celebration of the new regime is scheduled to take place, but an arm is found protruding from the concrete walk laid from the president’s former cave hideout to his new house beneath the cliffs. Siri must supervise the disinterment of the body attached to the arm, identify it, and determine the cause of death.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Life goes on

    • By Patricia on 06-01-17

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Anarchy and Old Dogs

    • The Dr. Siri Investigations, Book 4
    • By: Colin Cotterill
    • Narrated by: Clive Chafer
    • Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 240
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 212
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 209

    An elderly man has been run down by a logging truck on the street in Vientiane just opposite the post office. His body is delivered to the morgue of Dr. Siri Paiboun, the official and only coroner of Laos. At the age of 73, Siri is too old to be in awe of the new communist bureaucrats for whom he now works. Before he can identify the corpse, he must decipher a letter in the man’s pocket—it is written in invisible ink and in code.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • spies and shaman/coroner

    • By Jan on 07-05-17

    Regular price: $20.97

    • 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 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 174
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 163
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 161

    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
    • A Great Listen for Any Anglophile

    • By Leslie on 07-02-15

    Regular price: $31.47

    • Final Exit

    • The Practicalities of Self-Deliverance and Assisted Suicide for the Dying, 3rd Edition
    • By: Derek Humphry
    • Narrated by: Clive Chafer
    • Length: 5 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Final Exit is the most famous book on voluntary euthanasia and assisted suicide. There is unique step-by-step language for the competent adult who is terminally or hopelessly ill to bring their life to a peaceful, non-violent end if they wish. Final Exit outlines the legal complications connected with dying, death, hastened death, euthanasia laws, suicide, living wills, and advance directives. Derek Humphry explores the problems with life insurance, as well as the ethics of double suicide.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good that such a book exists...

    • By Douglas on 03-31-17
    • The Practicalities of Self-Deliverance and Assisted Suicide for the Dying, 3rd Edition
    • By: Derek Humphry
    • Narrated by: Clive Chafer
    • Length: 5 hrs and 2 mins
    • Release date: 02-21-17
    • 4 out of 5 stars 14 ratings

    Regular price: $24.49

    • 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 172
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 148
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 147

    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

    • The Merry Misogynist

    • The Dr. Siri Investigations, Book 6
    • By: Colin Cotterill
    • Narrated by: Clive Chafer
    • Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 182
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 160
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 159

    In 1978 in poverty-stricken Laos, a man from the city with a truck was somebody—a catch for even the prettiest village virgin. The corpse of one of these bucolic beauties turns up in Dr. Siri’s morgue, and his curiosity is piqued. The victim was tied to a tree and strangled, but she had not, as the doctor had expected, been raped. And though the victim had smooth, pale skin over most of her body, her hands and feet were gnarled, callused, and blistered.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great fun with a sad topic

    • By Jan on 07-08-17

    Regular price: $20.97

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