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    Slave Empire

    How Slavery Built Modern Britain

    Unabridged

    'Engrossing and powerful . . . rich and thought-provoking'Fara Dabhoiwala, Guardian'Path-breaking . . . a major rewriting of history'Mihir Bose, Irish Times'Slave Empire is lucid, elegant and forensic. It deals with appalling horrors in cool and convincing prose.'The Economist'A sweeping and devastating history of how slavery made modern Britain, and d... ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Six Wives Of Henry VIII

    Narrated by Isla Blair ...

    Abridged

    7 hours

    The six wives of Henry VIII - Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Anna of Cleves, Katherine Howard and Catherine Parr - have become defined in a popular sense not so much by their lives as by the way these lives ended.But, as Antonia Fraser conclusively proves, they were rich and feisty characters. They may have been victims of Henry's obsession with a male heir, but they were not ... Read more

    $30.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Journey to the Mayflower

    God's Outlaws and the Invention of Freedom

    Narrated by Richard Burnip ...

    Unabridged

    15 hours 13 min

    2020 sees the 400th anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower - the ship that took the Pilgrim Fathers to the New World. It's a foundational event in American history, but it began as an English story, which pioneered the idea of religious freedom.The illegal underground movement of Protestant separatists from Elizabeth I's Church of England is a story of subterfuge and danger, arrests and ... Read more

    $39.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Jonathan Swift

    The Reluctant Rebel

    by John Stubbs ...
    Narrated by Derek Perkins ...

    Unabridged

    31 hours 7 min

    Jonathan Swift's world-famous books?from Gulliver's Travels to A Modest Proposal?are unparalleled in their piercing critique of modern society. Half-orphaned, a Dubliner by birth, but a man who would always insist he was English, Jonathan Swift (1667-1745) was a figure of great contradictions. An essayist, political pamphleteer, poet, and cleric who became dean of St. Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin ... Read more

    $59.89 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    A Short History of Russia

    by Mark Galeotti ...
    Narrated by Mark Galeotti ...

    Unabridged

    4 hours 50 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.Can anyone truly understand Russia? Let one of the world's leading experts show you how, using the fascinating history of a nation to illuminate its future.Russia is a country with no natural borders, no single ethnos, no true central identity. At the crossroads of Europe and Asia, it is everyone’s ‘other’. And yet it is one of the most powerful nations on earth, a master ... Read more

    $17.04 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Histoire du Château de Versailles

    Unabridged

    2 hours 5 min

    1-Le choix du site et la construction du château 2-La vie au château et le parc ... Read more

    $16.16 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Age of Intoxication

    Origins of the Global Drug Trade

    Narrated by Sean Runnette ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 12 min

    Eating the flesh of an Egyptian mummy prevents the plague. Distilled poppies reduce melancholy. A Turkish drink called coffee increases alertness. Tobacco cures cancer. Such beliefs circulated in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, an era when the term "drug" encompassed everything from herbs and spices-like nutmeg, cinnamon, and chamomile-to such deadly poisons as lead, mercury, and arsenic ... Read more

    $29.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Tulpengold (Gekürzt)

    by Eva Völler ...
    Narrated by Stephan Benson ...

    Abridged

    7 hours 38 min

    Amsterdam, 1636. Pieter, der neue Lehrling von Rembrandt van Rijn, ist ein Sonderling. Vor allem seine Begeisterung für höhere Mathematik weckt Befremden. Seine Begabung kann er indessen unverhofft anwenden, als auf einmal die Preise für Tulpenzwiebeln in schwindelnde Höhen steigen und Pieter gewisse Gesetzmäßigkeiten erkennt. Doch dann werden mehrere Tulpenhändler tot aufgefunden, und Pieters ... Read more

    $22.61 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Charles I (Penguin Monarchs)

    An Abbreviated Life

    Narrated by John Sackville ...
    series Penguin Monarchs

    Unabridged

    3 hours 29 min

    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Charles I: An Abbreviated Life by Mark Kishlansky, read by John Sackville.The tragedy of Charles I dominates one of the most strange and painful periods in British history as the whole island tore itself apart over a deadly, entangled series of religious and political disputes. In Mark Kishlansky's brilliant account it is never in doubt that Charles ... Read more

    $17.04 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Pepys' Diary Vol 1

    by Samuel Pepys ...
    Narrated by Kenneth Branagh ...

    Abridged

    2 hours 53 min

    Pepys' Diary is one of the most celebrated journals of all time. Such is the wit and style of Pepys' writing that listeners to this selection from the early years of the diary will gain not only a unique view of seventeenth century London life but also a vivid picture of Pepys the man as he strives to establish himself in his career and in society.(P)2008 Hodder & Stoughton ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Reformations

    The Early Modern World, 1450-1650

    Narrated by David Drummond ...

    Unabridged

    39 hours 42 min

    This fast-paced survey of Western civilization's transition from the Middle Ages to modernity brings that tumultuous period vividly to life. Carlos Eire, popular professor and gifted writer, chronicles the two-hundred-year era of the Renaissance and Reformation with particular attention to issues that persist as concerns in the present day. Eire connects the Protestant and Catholic Reformations in ... Read more

    $44.91 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Battle of Vienna (1683), The: The History and Legacy of the Decisive Conflict between the Ottoman Turkish Empire and Holy Roman Empire

    Narrated by Colin Fluxman ...

    Unabridged

    1 hour 58 min

    Toward the end of the 17th century, the preeminent Islamic power in the world was the Ottoman Empire. From lowly beginnings as a vassal of the Anatolian Sultanate of Rum Osman I, from whom the empire was named, it expanded into the lands of the Christian Byzantine Empire, and by 1683, the year of the Battle of Vienna, the Ottomans ruled Asia Minor, the Middle East (with the exception of Iran), ... Read more

    $10.41 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    How the Old World Ended

    The Anglo-Dutch-American Revolution 1500-1800

    Narrated by David de Vries ...

    Unabridged

    12 hours 46 min

    A magisterial account of how the cultural and maritime relationships between the British, Dutch, and American territories changed the existing world order-and made the Industrial Revolution possible Between 1500 and 1800, the North Sea region overtook the Mediterranean as the most dynamic part of the world. At its core the Anglo-Dutch relationship intertwined close alliance and fierce antagonism ... Read more

    $37.43 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Dead Famous

    An Unexpected History of Celebrity from Bronze Age to Silver Screen

    by Greg Jenner ...
    Narrated by Greg Jenner ...

    Unabridged

    12 hours 47 min

    'Fizzes with clever vignettes and juicy tidbits... [a] joyous romp of a book.' Guardian'A fascinating, rollicking book in search of why, where and how fame strikes. Sit back and enjoy the ride.' Peter Frankopan, author of The Silk Roads'[An] engaging and well-researched book... Jenner brings his material to vivid life' ObserverCelebrity, with its neon glow and selfie pout, strikes us as ... Read more

    $33.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Conquistadores

    Narrated by Luis Soto ...

    Unabridged

    15 hours 8 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.'With reason, evidence, common sense, uncompromising candour and disciplined imagination Fernando Cervantes makes the conquistadores believable' Felipe Fernández-ArmestoThe 'conquistadores', the early explorers and settlers of Spanish America, have become the stuff of legends and nightmares. In their own time, they were glorified as heroic adventurers, spreading Christian ... Read more

    $24.61 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Hot Protestants

    A History of Puritanism in England and America

    Narrated by Paul Boehmer ...

    Unabridged

    15 hours 37 min

    On fire for God-a sweeping history of puritanism in England and America. Begun in the mid-sixteenth century by Protestant nonconformists keen to reform England's church and society while saving their own souls, the puritan movement was a major catalyst in the great cultural changes that transformed the early modern world. Providing a uniquely broad transatlantic perspective, this groundbreaking ... Read more

    $37.43 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Uskyldig kjærlighet

    Narrated by Charlotte Grundt ...
    series Den evige samlingen #6

    Unabridged

    4 hours 46 min

    I Monte Carlo ryker hertugen av Atherstone opp i en voldsom trette med sin elskerinne, Lady Millicent, som ønsker å gifte seg med ham. I raseri forlater han Monte Carlo med kurs for Nord-Afrika. I Alger møter han en gammel venn, den berømte forfatteren Nicholas Vlastov. For å oppmuntre hertugen, som er lut lei av sosietetslivet, tar Nicholas ham med for å besøke slavemarkedet. Blant de europeiske ... Read more

    $9.52 AUD

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    Out of the Shadow of a Giant: How Newton Stood on the Shoulders of Hooke and Halley

    Narrated by Peter Noble ...

    Unabridged

    11 hours 24 min

    Shortlisted for the BSHS Hughes PrizeWhat if Isaac Newton had never lived?Robert Hooke and Edmond Halley, whose place in history has been overshadowed by the giant figure of Newton, were pioneering scientists within their own right, and instrumental in establishing the Royal Society.Whilst Newton is widely regarded as one of the greatest scientists of all time, and the father of the English ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Nature's Mutiny

    How the Little Ice Age Transformed the West and Shaped the Present

    by Philipp Blom ...
    Narrated by Jonathan Keeble ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 33 min

    ‘Europe where the sun dares scarce appearFor freezing meteors and congealed cold.’Christopher MarloweIn this innovative and compelling work of environmental history, Philipp Blom chronicles the great climate crisis of the 1600s, a crisis that would transform the entire social and political fabric of Europe.While hints of a crisis appeared as early as the 1570s, by the end of the sixteenth century ... Read more

    $22.70 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Krone der Welt (Gekürzt)

    by Sabine Weiß ...
    Narrated by Detlef Bierstedt ...

    Abridged

    16 hours 59 min

    Ein großer Historischer Roman über den Ausbau Amsterdams zur Weltmetropole, über Liebe und Hass und den Drang, die Welt zu einem besseren Ort zu machen Vincent will als Architekt prächtige Stadthäuser bauen. Ruben sehnt sich nach Abenteuern auf hoher See. Betje ist eine begnadete Köchin. Zusammen sind die Geschwister in Amsterdam gestrandet, einem Ort der märchenhaften Möglichkeiten. Doch es ist ... Read more

    $19.38 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Sekigahara and Shiroyama: The History of the Battles that Unified and Modernized Japan

    Narrated by Bill Hare ...

    Unabridged

    2 hours 25 min

    On October 21, 1600, two massive Japanese armies, totaling an estimated 200,000 soldiers armed to the teeth with swords, yari (spears), arrows, muskets and cannons, faced off on a battlefield near the town of Sekigahara. A bitter fight to the death ensued, and the results would determine the course of Japanese history for the next 250 years. On the battlefield was the warlord Ieyasu Tokugawa, a ... Read more

    $14.96 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Bishops’ Wars, The: The History of the Religious Conflicts that Engulfed Britain and Led to the First English Civil War

    Narrated by Daniel Houle ...

    Unabridged

    1 hour 58 min

    England has more often been faced with the claims of competing kings and queens than with a period of no monarch at all. The major exception to that rule came in the 11 years between 1649 and 1660, when England was a republic. Following the disastrous reign of Charles I and the civil wars that led to his execution, Parliament and the army ruled England.That situation was one that would not have ... Read more

    $10.41 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Christianity at the Crossroads

    The Reformations of the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries

    Narrated by Thomas F. Madden ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 30 min

    Esteemed history professor Thomas F. Madden explores the reformations that swept across Christendom in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The impact of these reforms affected government, popes, and kings as well as commoners, for at this time the Church was an omnipresent part of European identity-and the import of Church reforms on every level of life at this time simply cannot be ... Read more

    $29.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Den gåtefulle kvinnen

    Narrated by Reidun Berntsen ...
    series Den evige samlingen #89

    Unabridged

    4 hours 34 min

    Den nye hertugen av Mortlyn trodde at prestedatteren var en forrykt, gammel jomfru som beholdt makten over sine sognebarn ved bruk av magi, urter og falske helbredelseskunster. Da sognepresten dør, er hertugen fast bestemt på at Selma må forlate sognet. Men så blir han utsatt for et kynisk drapsforsøk fra sin onde nevø, og blir alvorlig skadet. Den eneste som kan hjelpe ham er Selma, og han ... Read more

    $9.52 AUD