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    • The Ghosts of the British Isles: A Collection of Ghost Stories and Other Supernatural Tales from Britain and Ireland

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 5 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The United Kingdom is an ancient land steeped in history and tradition, filled with prehistoric ruins, majestic castles, and a countryside sculpted from millennia of human habitation. Its rolling countryside is dotted with prehistoric burial mounds and stone circles. Medieval churches have elaborate stained glass windows and gruesome carvings, reflecting a mixture of hope and darkness. Every hamlet and village has tales that go back centuries, and folk festivals with roots in pagan times. Thus, it is not surprising that many believe the area is filled with ghosts.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Ghosts of Wales

    • A Collection of Ghost Stories Across the Welsh Nation
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 1 hr and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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    With such a storied and violent past, it is no surprise Wales has many tales of ghosts. The Ghosts of Wales: A Collection of Ghost Stories Across the Welsh Nation is a collection of such tales, just a few among the thousands of local legends and modern sightings that make people think Wales is one of the most haunted countries in the world.  

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Fred Rogers: The Life and Legacy of the Legend Behind Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Jim D Johnston
    • Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In an age where even the motives of Gandhi and Mother Teresa are questioned by the cynical and they are at times vilified as “frauds,” one would be hard-pressed to find a rational argument against the untouchable character of Mister Rogers. When one does happen upon such an abnormality, the public is quick to defend the gentle soul. “It takes a special kind of scum to hate Mister Rogers,” reads the top comment on the aforementioned video, posted by user Sergei Ivanovich Mosin. The video has been picked apart by multiple journalists from the likes of Huffington Post.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • 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 103 ratings

    Regular price: $6.95

    • 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 65
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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

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Ultimate Pirate Collection

    • Blackbeard, Francis Drake, Captain Kidd, Captain Morgan, Grace O'Malley, Black Bart, Calico Jack, Anne Bonny, Mary Read, Henry Every and Howell Davis
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Rhett Samuel Price
    • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "The golden age of piracy" generally refers to the era when history's most famous pirates roamed the seas of the West Indies from 1670-1720.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Not an original work

    • By Sean on 07-23-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • 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
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    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 Transatlantic Slave Trade: The History and Legacy of the System that Brought Slaves to the New World

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: David Otey
    • Length: 1 hr and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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    "The deck, that is the floor of their rooms, was so covered with the blood and mucus which had proceeded from them in consequence of the flux, that it resembled a slaughter-house. It is not in the power of the human imagination to picture a situation more dreadful or disgusting. Numbers of the slaves having fainted, they were carried upon deck where several of them died and the rest with great difficulty were restored. It had nearly proved fatal to me also." - Dr. Alexander Falconbridge, an 18th century British surgeon

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Informative, it was shorter than I'd hoped.

    • By Bruce Conward Jr on 02-17-16

    Regular price: $6.95

    • 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

    • William Henry Harrison

    • The Life and Legacy of the First American President to Die in Office
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Scott Clem
    • Length: 1 hr and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
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    When one is looking quickly over the lives of the Presidents of the United States, it is easy to overlook William Henry Harrison. After all, he only served as the Chief Executive for 30 days, and he spent the majority of those in bed, fighting for his life and eventually losing. However, to ignore Harrison because he served such a short time in the White House is just as foolish as ignoring Patrick Henry or Alexander Hamilton because they were never elected to the nation's highest office.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great informative Indian battles and history but

    • By Kaye Spitzli on 05-05-18

    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
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 27
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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

    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
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 20
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    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
    • 3.5 out of 5 stars 20 ratings

    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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    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 out of 5 stars 20 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
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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

    • The Aleutian Islands Campaign

    • The History of Japan's Invasion of Alaska During World War II
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: David Zarbock
    • Length: 1 hr and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Fought over bitterly cold flecks of rock and tundra scattered across the remote waters marking the boundary between the Bering Sea and the Pacific Ocean, the Aleutian Islands campaign represented one of the strangest encounters of World War II. Curving southwestward from the southwest coast of Alaska like the tail of a stingray, the rugged, volcanic Aleutians belong to both the United States and Russia.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Franklin-Nashville Campaign

    • The History of the Civil War Campaign That Destroyed the Confederate Army of Tennessee
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Patte Shaughnessy
    • Length: 2 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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    On November 30, the Union army began digging in around Franklin, and that afternoon General John Bell Hood ordered a frontal assault on the Union army, which deeply upset his own officers. After repeated frontal assaults failed to create a gap in the Union lines, John Schofield withdrew his men across the river on the night of November 30, successfully escaping Hood's army. Meanwhile, Hood had inflicted nearly 8,000 casualties upon his army (men the Confederacy could scarcely afford to lose), while the Union lost about a quarter of that.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The French Invasion of Italy in 1494

    • The History and Legacy of the Conflict That Started the Italian Wars
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 1 hr and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The French Invasion of Italy in 1494: The History and Legacy of the Conflict That Started the Italian Wars chronicles the decisive campaign that forever changed the Italian peninsula at the end of the 15th century. You will learn about the First Italian War like never before.  

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Mary, Queen of Scots: The History and Legacy of Mary Stuart of Scotland

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Maria Chester
    • Length: 1 hr and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "Did I not tell you this would happen? I knew they would never allow me to live, I was too great an obstacle to their religion." - Mary, Queen of Scots The position in history of Mary Queen of Scots is a paradoxical one. Her fame as a monarch lies less in her personality or achievements than in her position within the dynastic maneuvers and political-religious upheavals taking place in northwest Europe in the 16th century. Most monarchs spend their early years learning in preparation to rule and then spend the latter part of their lives wielding power and status.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Mary Stewart Queen of Scots

    • By Ron Stull on 06-21-17

    Regular price: $6.95

    • New Amsterdam

    • The History of the Dutch Settlement Before It Became New York City
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Dave Wright
    • Length: 1 hr and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Manhattan has long been part of a bustling community, even before it formed the backbone of New York City. Centuries before New York City became a shining city of steel that enthralled millions of immigrants, Lenni-Lenape Indians, an Algonquin-speaking tribe whose name means "the People", lived in what would become New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Legends of the West: The Life and Legacy of Doc Holliday

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
    • Length: 1 hr and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 20
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    Of all the colorful characters that inhabited the West during the 19th century, the man who has earned an enduring legacy as the region's quirkiest is John Henry "Doc" Holliday (1851-1887), a dentist turned professional gambler who was widely recognized as one of the fastest draws in the West. In fact, the only thing that might have been faster than the deadly gunman's draw was his violent temper, which was easily set off when Holliday was drunk. By the early 1880s, Holliday had been arrested nearly 20 times.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good book doc

    • By ryan on 02-08-18

    Regular price: $6.95

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