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    • The Sumerians

    • The History and Legacy of the Ancient Mesopotamian Empire That Established Civilization
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Neil Holmes
    • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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    When American archaeologists discovered a collection of cuneiform tablets in Iraq in the late 19th century, they were confronted with a language and a people who were at the time only scarcely known to even the most knowledgeable scholars of ancient Mesopotamia: the Sumerians.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • love these

    • By amy on 12-14-16
    • The History and Legacy of the Ancient Mesopotamian Empire That Established Civilization
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Neil Holmes
    • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
    • Release date: 04-07-15
    • 4 out of 5 stars 93 ratings

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Ur

    • The History and Legacy of the Ancient Sumerian Capital
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 1 hr and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 24
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    When American archaeologists discovered a collection of cuneiform tablets in Iraq in the late 19th century, they were confronted with a language and a people who were at the time only scarcely known to even the most knowledgeable scholars of ancient Mesopotamia: the Sumerians.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Way too short

    • By G. Wetterau on 01-06-18
    • The History and Legacy of the Ancient Sumerian Capital
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 1 hr and 31 mins
    • Release date: 09-22-16
    • 4 out of 5 stars 24 ratings

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Ancient Canaanites

    • The History of the Civilizations That Lived in Canaan Before the Israelites
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 1 hr and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 24
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    Individuals who decide to take up learning about the Old Testament of the Bible are immediately faced with the difficult proposition of identifying the various peoples that the Hebrews met and sometimes came into conflict with when they entered the territory that eventually became Israel.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • enlightened writing marred by performance

    • By John N. on 04-02-17

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    • The Boer War: The History and Legacy of the Conflict That Solidified British Rule in South Africa

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 1 hr and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Boer War was the defining conflict of South African history and one of the most important conflicts in the history of the British Empire. Naturally, complicated geopolitics underscored it. The European history of South Africa began with the 1652 arrival of a small Dutch flotilla in Table Bay, at the southern extremity of the African continent. The Boer War: The History and Legacy of the Conflict That Solidified British Rule in South Africa looks at the controversial fighting and the manner in which it affected the 20th century.

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    • The Ghosts of Scotland: A Collection of Ghost Stories Across the Scottish Nation

    • By: Sean Mcloughlin, Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 1 hr and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
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    Scotland is a fascinating and ancient land filled with history. Not everything in Scotland is as it appears, however. Some Scots say this is a land haunted by spirits, a place of strange disappearances and unexplained phenomena. The Ghosts of Scotland: A Collection of Ghost Stories Across the Scottish Nation is a collection of such tales, just a few among the thousands of local legends and modern sightings that make Scotland one of the most haunted countries in the world.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Less than scary ...

    • By RRG on 03-27-18

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Ten Lost Tribes

    • The History and Mystery of the Lost Tribes of Israel
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Gordon Greenhill
    • Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 58
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      4 out of 5 stars 48
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 46

    In the eighth century BCE, one of the most important provinces within the Assyrian Empire was Samaria. Also known as Israel, Samaria repeatedly rebelled against their Assyrian overlords, but in 722, the Assyrians overran Samaria once and for all, killing countless numbers and sending most of the rest of its inhabitants into forced exile.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Eh.

    • By Jerry on 10-16-15

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Hyksos

    • The History of the Foreign Invaders Who Conquered Ancient Egypt and Established the Fifteenth Dynasty
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 1 hr and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
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    During Egypt's Second Intermediate Period, a mysterious foreign group of people, known as the Hyksos, conquered Egypt and established the 15th and 16th Dynasties some time shortly after 1700 BCE. For centuries, the Hyksos rule over Egypt was an enigma shrouded in half-truths and myth.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good summary of a little-known period of history

    • By James on 05-09-17
    • The History of the Foreign Invaders Who Conquered Ancient Egypt and Established the Fifteenth Dynasty
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 1 hr and 14 mins
    • Release date: 11-02-16
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 19 ratings

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The History of the Sunni and Shia Split

    • Understanding the Divisions within Islam
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 1 hr and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 197
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    Different branches of the same religion are the exception more than the rule, and they have had a profound impact upon history. The schism between the Orthodox and Catholic Churches influenced relationships between nations across Europe, and religious intolerance based on different Christian faiths led to persecution and outright violence across the continent for centuries.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent preface to making sense of intl news.

    • By Jan on 07-16-15

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Pierre Curie: The Life and Legacy of the Legendary Scientist

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Jim D Johnston
    • Length: 1 hr and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Curie name is without question a household name in the world of science, and even those unfamiliar with radiation have heard of Marie, the matriarch of the prodigious family, and the multiple glass ceilings she shattered with her literally radioactive findings. While this recognition is certainly well-deserved, many have neglected to acknowledge the momentous contributions made by her colleague and husband, Pierre. 

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    • The Apocryphal Gospels

    • The History of the New Testament Apocrypha Not Included in the Bible
    • By: Charles River Editors, Gustavo Vazquez-Lozano
    • Narrated by: Mark Norman
    • Length: 2 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 22
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    Between 50 and 90 CE, the various writings that comprise the New Testament were written, including the four Gospels, the Acts of the Apostles, the Epistles of Paul, and other letters to more general communities of the early Church. But what is recognized as the 26 books of the New Testament today, in literally hundreds of English translations, actually took several more centuries to be determined as "canonical" by the Church.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very Interesting information.

    • By KP on 12-11-16

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Six Day War

    • The History and Legacy of the 1967 Arab-Israeli War and Its Impact on the Middle East
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Bill Hare
    • Length: 1 hr and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 4
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    In early June 1967, the Israelis captured Jordanian intelligence that indicated an invasion was imminent, and at 08h10 on June 5, 1967, the Israel Broadcasting Authority aired an Israeli Defense Force communique. "Since the early hours of this morning", it read, "heavy fighting has been taking place on the southern front between Egyptian armored and aerial forces, which moved against Israel, and our forces, which went into action to check them."

    • The History and Legacy of the 1967 Arab-Israeli War and Its Impact on the Middle East
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Bill Hare
    • Length: 1 hr and 51 mins
    • Release date: 12-19-17
    • 4 out of 5 stars 4 ratings

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Eridu

    • The History and Legacy of the Oldest City in Ancient Mesopotamia
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Scott Clem
    • Length: 1 hr and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 18
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 14
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      4 out of 5 stars 14

    Emerging from the desert flats of southern Iraq can be seen the remains of a large mound, approximately 1750 feet x 1750 feet in size, surrounded by several smaller mounds. Known today as Tell Abu Shahrain, or in the ancient world as Eridu, this site contains some of best examples of the Ubaid culture, and it was one of the first urban centers of civilization in southern Mesopotamia, if not the first itself.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Bringing past into focus

    • By John N. on 04-19-17
    • The History and Legacy of the Oldest City in Ancient Mesopotamia
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Scott Clem
    • Length: 1 hr and 3 mins
    • Release date: 02-03-17
    • 4 out of 5 stars 18 ratings

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Antoni Gaudí: The Life and Legacy of the Architect of Catalan Modernism

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Dan Gallagher
    • Length: 1 hr and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
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    Halfway into the 19th century, Spain's Catalonia underwent a sweeping transformation when it was thrust into not one, but two golden eras - the Renaixença and the Industrial Revolution. It was during this explosive period of creativity, thriving prosperity, and invigorated patriotism that a steadfastly nonconforming and fascinatingly eccentric icon was born, one that was about to take Catalonia by storm with his brilliant eye for unorthodox art and his legendary - or as some would say, notoriously - out-of-the-box ideas.

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    • The Nag Hammadi Library

    • The History and Legacy of the Ancient Gnostic Texts Rediscovered in the 20th Century
    • By: Charles River Editors, Gustavo Vazquez-Lozano
    • Narrated by: Jim D Johnston
    • Length: 1 hr and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
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    Although all the titles of the Nag Hammadi library are not known, many people have heard about its most famous components: The Gospel of Thomas - at one time it was discussed whether it should be included in the New Testament - and The Gospel of Philip, which tried to revive the debate around the identity of Mary Magdalene: "Why do you love her more than all of us?" asks a disconcerted Peter to Jesus. Finally, the Nag Hammadi texts have led many scholars to reconsider the rigid canons imposed by the early Church, and the readers to find a more intimate religion that turned upside down many postulates of Christian orthodoxy.  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A worthwhile read!

    • By Jan on 02-17-18

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Hong Kong

    • The History and Legacy of Asia’s Leading Financial Center
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Bill Hare
    • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Hong Kong: The History and Legacy of Asia’s Leading Financial Center chronicles the turbulent history of Hong Kong, and how it became one of the wealthiest places in the world despite its challenging political environment.  

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    • The Hittites: The History and Legacy of the Bronze Age's Forgotten Empire

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Bob Neufeld
    • Length: 1 hr and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Hittites are an ancient people who remain somewhat enigmatic, but their influence on the ancient Near East is undeniable. From high in their capital of Hattusa in central Anatolia, the Hittites were able to conquer and control a kingdom that roughly comprised the area of modern Turkey, Syria, and parts of Iraq and Lebanon through a combination of brute military force and shrewd diplomatic machinations.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it

    • By christopher on 10-19-15

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Catholic Legends: The Life and Legacy of Padre Pio

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Patte Shaughnessy
    • Length: 44 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
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    Francesco Forgione might be a name lost to history, but over the course of his life, he became one of Catholicism's most well known figures during the 20th century as Padre Pio. It was a remarkable path for a man who was legendarily afflicted by a series of illnesses and most famously bore the stigmata, very noticeably bearing what appeared to be the crucifixion wounds Jesus's hands suffered. Padre Pio was also known for his eccentricities, including unique forms of deep meditation and experiencing visions.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Magnificent at all terms!! Life of Padre Pio

    • By Jesus I Trust in You! on 03-10-17

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Celtic Mythology and the Religion of the Ancient Celts

    • By: Charles River Editors, Jesse Harasta
    • Narrated by: Daniel F. Purcell
    • Length: 2 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 44
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    The Celts are one of the most well-known groups in Europe and one of the least understood. Depending on which classifications are used, the Celts are also one of the oldest civilizations in Europe. In the centuries before Christ, the Celts were spread out across much of continental Europe, and though they are mostly identified with Gaul, evidence suggests they also spread as far as Portugal.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • not what it seems

    • By Shilo Flowers on 02-05-16

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    • Machu Picchu

    • The History and Mystery of the Incan City
    • By: Jesse Harasta, Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Larry Earnhart
    • Length: 1 hr and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Machu Picchu is one of South America's best tourist spots, and the ruins have even been voted one of the Seven New Wonders of the World. But even though Machu Picchu is now the best known of all Incan ruins, its function in Incan civilization is still not clear. Some have speculated that it was an outpost or a frontier citadel, while others believe it to be a sanctuary or a work center for women. Still others suggest that it was a ceremonial center or perhaps even the last refuge of the Incas after the Spanish conquest.

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    • The Sea Peoples

    • The Mysterious Nomads Who Ushered in the Iron Age
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Jack Chekijian
    • Length: 1 hr and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 60
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    The Sea Peoples remain as mysterious as they were influential; while the Egyptians documented their presence and the wars against them, it has never been clear exactly where the Sea Peoples originated or what compelled them to invade various parts of the region with massive numbers. Whatever the reason, the Sea Peoples posed an existential threat to the people already living in the region, as noted by an Egyptian inscription.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing Lesser Known History

    • By Teresa on 05-11-15

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