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    • The Second World Wars

    • How the First Global Conflict Was Fought and Won
    • By: Victor Davis Hanson
    • Narrated by: Bob Souer
    • Length: 23 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 309
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 281
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 280

    The Second World Wars examines how combat unfolded in the air, at sea, and on land to show how distinct conflicts among disparate combatants coalesced into one interconnected global war. Drawing on 3,000 years of military history, Victor Davis Hanson argues that despite its novel industrial barbarity, neither the war's origins nor its geography were unusual. Nor was its ultimate outcome surprising. The Axis powers were well prepared to win limited border conflicts, but once they blundered into global war, they had no hope of victory.  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Outstanding.

    • By stephen on 01-11-19

    Regular price: $39.95

    • The Second World War: Milestones to Disaster

    • By: Winston Churchill
    • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
    • Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,673
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,952
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,941

    Churchill's history of the Second World War is, and will remain, the definitive work. Lucid, dramatic, remarkable for its breadth and sweep and for its sense of personal involvement, it is universally acknowledged as a magnificent reconstruction.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant! Only Churchill could have done this.

    • By John M on 10-30-08

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Second World War

    • By: Antony Beevor
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 39 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 933
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 839
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 836

    Over the past two decades, Antony Beevor has established himself as one of the world's premier historians of World War II. His multi-award winning books have included Stalingrad and The Fall of Berlin 1945. Now, in his newest and most ambitious book, he turns his focus to one of the bloodiest and most tragic events of the twentieth century, The Second World War. Thrillingly written and brilliantly researched, Beevor's provocative account is destined to become the definitive work on World War II.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • It Fills in Gaps I Didn't Know Existed

    • By DJM on 07-31-12

    Regular price: $39.95

    • The Second World War: Triumph and Tragedy

    • By: Sir Winston Churchill
    • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
    • Length: 13 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 986
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      5 out of 5 stars 769
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      5 out of 5 stars 762

    This volume of Churchill's history ofWorld Ward 2 recounts the dramatic months as the war drew to a close - the normandy landings, the liberation of western Europe, the bombing of hiroshima and Nagaski, and the surrender of Germany and Japan.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Always good, occasionally great

    • By John M on 12-15-08

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Second World War: Alone

    • By: Sir Winston Churchill
    • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
    • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,431
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,093
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,091

    "After the first forty days we were alone," writes Churchill. This edition is part two of Churchill's own abridgement of his original six-volume history of the Second World War.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • the rest of the story

    • By Amazon Customer on 06-13-08

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Storm of War

    • A New History of the Second World War
    • By: Andrew Roberts
    • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
    • Length: 28 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 836
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 717
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 719

    The Second World War lasted for 2,174 days, cost $1.5 trillion, and claimed the lives of more than 50 million people. Why did the Axis lose? And could they, with a different strategy, have won? Andrew Roberts's acclaimed new history has been hailed as the finest single-volume account of this epic conflict. From the western front to North Africa, from the Baltic to the Far East, he tells the story of the war - the grand strategy and the individual experience, the cruelty and the heroism - as never before.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A very interesting book with some shortcomings.

    • By Mike From Mesa on 10-24-11

    Regular price: $39.95

    • Winston S. Churchill: The History of the Second World War, Volume 1 - The Gathering Storm

    • By: Winston S. Churchill
    • Narrated by: Michael Jayston
    • Length: 2 hrs and 46 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 175
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 152
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 154

    In the Second World War every bond between man and man was to perish. Crimes were committed by the Hitler regime which find no equal in scale and wickedness with any that have darkened the human record. It was a simple policy to keep Germany disarmed after the struggle of the First World War and the Victors adequately armed in vigilance. But errors were soon made.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very authentic and insightful

    • By baref on 07-31-12

    Regular price: $11.35

    • The Second World War: The Grand Alliance

    • By: Sir Winston Churchill
    • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
    • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,292
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 939
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 932

    Dealing with war on a giant scale, The Grand Alliance focuses on events as Britain, after fighting a desperate battle alone, was joined in the struggle against the enemy by Soviet Russia and the United Sates. Hitler's invasion of Russia brought to an end a period of almost exactly a year during which Britain and her Empire had stood alone. Six months later, the United States, attacked by Japan, joined the war and the Grand Alliance was born.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating and Insightful

    • By John M on 11-21-08

    Regular price: $19.71

    • The Second World War: A Complete History

    • By: Martin Gilbert
    • Narrated by: Bernard Mayes
    • Length: 43 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 90
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89

    Martin Gilbert, the official biographer of Winston Churchill, offers a complete history of World War II. It began with the German invasion of Poland on September 1, 1939. By the time it came to an end on V-Day - August 14, 1945 - it had involved every major power, and had become global in its reach. In the final accounting, it would turn out to be - in both human terms and material resources - the costliest war in history, taking the lives of forty-six million people.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Should be required reading for all students.

    • By Cyndi Dell on 08-10-16

    Regular price: $39.95

    • Home Fires

    • The Story of the Women's Institute in the Second World War
    • By: Julie Summers
    • Narrated by: Juliet Mills
    • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 79
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 70

    Away from the frontlines of World War II, in towns and villages across Great Britain, ordinary women were playing a vital role in their country's war effort. As members of the Women's Institute, an organization with a presence in a third of Britain's villages, they ran canteens and knitted garments for troops, collected tons of rosehips and other herbs to replace medicines that couldn't be imported, and advised the government on issues ranging from evacuee housing to children's health to postwar reconstruction. But they are best known for making jam.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Tread Carefully & Be Amazed

    • By Sara on 12-27-15
    • The Story of the Women's Institute in the Second World War
    • By: Julie Summers
    • Narrated by: Juliet Mills
    • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
    • Release date: 09-15-15
    • 4 out of 5 stars 79 ratings

    Regular price: $31.95

    • Five Came Back

    • A Story of Hollywood and the Second World War
    • By: Mark Harris
    • Narrated by: Andrew Garman
    • Length: 20 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 248
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 222
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 221

    It was the best of times and the worst of times for Hollywood before the war. The box office was booming, and the studios’ control of talent and distribution was as airtight as could be hoped. But the industry’s relationship with Washington was decidedly uneasy - hearings and investigations into allegations of corruption and racketeering were multiplying, and hanging in the air was the insinuation that the business was too foreign, too Jewish, too "un-American" in its values and causes. Could an industry this powerful in shaping America’s mind-set really be left in the hands of this crew?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Had a lot of fun with this book!

    • By Detail-oriented on 08-11-14

    Regular price: $39.95

    • Engineers of Victory

    • The Problem Solvers Who Turned the Tide in the Second World War
    • By: Paul Kennedy
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 16 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 102
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 85
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 87

    Paul Kennedy, award-winning author of The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers and one of today’s most renowned historians, now provides a new and unique look at how World War II was won. Engineers of Victory is a fascinating nuts-and-bolts account of the strategic factors that led to Allied victory. Kennedy reveals how the leaders’ grand strategy was carried out by the ordinary soldiers, scientists, engineers, and businessmen responsible for realizing their commanders’ visions of success.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Misleading title

    • By Thomas on 04-10-14

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Winston S. Churchill: The History of the Second World War, Volume 2 - Their Finest Hour

    • By: Winston S. Churchill
    • Narrated by: Michael Jayston
    • Length: 2 hrs and 46 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 103
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 92

    In this short and intense period of the war, Churchill’s sense of history is profound. 'If the British Empire and its Commonwealth last for a thousand years, men will still say this was its finest hour.' In this second volume, Britain stands alone in combat against the mortal threat posed to civilisation, liberal democracy, and human decency. Between May 1940 and January 1941, the world witnessed some of the most spectacular military victories of all time.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Buy the Christian Rodska version instead

    • By Mark on 06-20-18

    Regular price: $11.35

    • The World War 2 Trivia Book: Interesting Stories and Random Facts from the Second World War

    • Trivia War Books, Book 1
    • By: Dwayne Walker, Bill O'Neill
    • Narrated by: Derek Newman
    • Length: 3 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
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      4 out of 5 stars 27

    When was the last time someone around you brought up World War Two?

    It’s a pretty popular war. Maybe you heard about it yesterday. Maybe last month. But it was probably recent. And when it came up, did you wish that you could be the one to casually drop a fact that would have everyone in the room going, “Wow, I never knew that!” 

    With this audiobook, you can be that person. 

    You can listen to it just a few minutes a day.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Little known facts about the biggest war

    • By Ray Johnson on 03-17-18

    Regular price: $14.95

    • The Second World War

    • By: Antony Beevor
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 39 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 142
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 131
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 131

    A magisterial, single volume history of the greatest conflict the world has ever known by our foremost military historian. The Second World War began in August 1939 on the edge of Manchuria and ended there exactly six years later with the Soviet invasion of northern China. The war in Europe appeared completely divorced from the war in the Pacific and China, and yet events on opposite sides of the world had profound effects.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superb and enthralling - highly recommended.

    • By Martin on 07-26-12

    Regular price: $26.64

    • 'A' Force

    • The Origins of British Deception During the Second World War
    • By: Whitney T. Bendeck
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    "A" Force explores an area of World War II deception history that has often been neglected. While older studies have focused on the D-day deception campaign and Britain's infamous double-agents, this work explores the origins of Britain's deception activities to reveal how the British became such masterful deceivers. This is the first work to focus exclusively on "A" Force and the origins of British deception, examining how and why the British first employed deception in World War II. More

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not what it could be.

    • By Ian on 01-30-14

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Winston S. Churchill: The History of the Second World War, Volume 4 - The Hinge of Fate

    • By: Winston S. Churchill
    • Narrated by: Michael Jayston
    • Length: 2 hrs and 44 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 46

    Although the Grand Alliance was now in place, Churchill knew that it would take precious time before it would be able to effectively engage and subdue the enemy. Disaster was upon him almost at once. With the entrance of Japan into the global conflict, our Far East possessions were under immediate threat. Singapore and the Philippines fell. In Africa, Rommel took Tobruk. At sea, the loss of ships mounted. His task seemed ever greater, but his spirit, his resolve, his belief in his people's ability to overcome the terrible evil of Nazism was unshakeable.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Repeat of Volume 3

    • By William on 08-28-17

    Regular price: $11.35

    • Winston S. Churchill: The History of the Second World War, Volume 3 - The Grand Alliance

    • By: Winston S. Churchill
    • Narrated by: Michael Jayston
    • Length: 2 hrs and 45 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60

    The Blitz continued to rain down on the shell and morale of the Nation’s defences. In the cold grey waters of the North Atlantic wolfpacks of enemy U boats hunted down with ruthless efficiency the supply lines that could keep Britain in the war. Through the year the enemy produced many of their grandest victories but Britain was able to stabilise its position in the Middle East although setbacks at the hands of the newly arrived Rommel, the Desert Fox, were encountered in North Africa.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Annoying, gratuitous soundtrack

    • By Ellen on 01-07-12

    Regular price: $14.94

    • Come from Away

    • A Novel of the Second World War
    • By: Genevieve Graham
    • Narrated by: Michelle Ferguson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
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      4 out of 5 stars 10

    In the fall of 1939, Grace Baker’s three brothers board Canadian ships headed for war. Grace stays behind, tending to the homefront and the general store that helps keep her small Nova Scotian community running. Three years later, the fighting rages on, and rumors swirl about “wolf packs” of German U-Boats lurking in the waters along the shores of East Jeddore. One day, a handsome stranger ventures into the store, claiming to be a trapper, and Grace becomes enamored. But after several weeks, she discovers that her mysterious visitor is not the lonely outsider he appears to be.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Come From Away

    • By Blodeuedd on 04-26-19

    Regular price: $19.95

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    • Crime in the Second World War

    • Spivs, Scoundrels, Rogues, and Worse
    • By: Penny Legg
    • Narrated by: Finlay Robertson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
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    At a time of national emergency, the average person could be forgiven for thinking that crime rates would go down as everyone tried to help the war effort. However, the reality was that criminals saw the war as an opportunity to exploit the emergency conditions, and those with a previously unblemished reputation found themselves tempted off the straight and narrow.  

    Regular price: $19.95

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