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    Global Crisis

    War, Climate Change, & Catastrophe in the Seventeenth Century

    Narrated by Peter Noble ...

    Unabridged

    48 hours 44 min

    The acclaimed historian demonstrates a link between climate change and social unrest across the globe during the mid-seventeenth century. Revolutions, droughts, famines, invasions, wars, regicides, government collapses-the calamities of the mid-seventeenth century were unprecedented in both frequency and severity. The effects of what historians call the "General Crisis" extended from England to ... Read more

    $58.99 AUD

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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

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    Devil-Land

    England Under Siege, 1588-1688

    by Clare Jackson ...
    Narrated by Emma Gregory ...

    Unabridged

    24 hours 10 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.**A BOOK OF THE YEAR 2021, AS CHOSEN BY THE TIMES, NEW STATESMAN, TELEGRAPH AND TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENTA ground-breaking portrait of the most turbulent century in English history**Among foreign observers, seventeenth-century England was known as 'Devil-Land': a diabolical country of fallen angels, torn apart by seditious rebellion, religious extremism and royal collapse ... Read more

    $28.99 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

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    The Enlightenment

    Reason, Tolerance, and Humanity

    by James Schmidt ...
    Narrated by James Schmidt ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 48 min

    The Enlightenment stands at the threshold of the modern age. It elevated the natural sciences to the preeminent position they enjoy in modern culture. It inaugurated a skepticism toward tradition and authority that decisively shaped modern attitudes in religion, morality, and politics. And it gave birth to a vision of history that saw man, through the unfettered use of his own reason, at last ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD

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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

    $14.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

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    Creoles, The: The History and Legacy of Some of the Americas’ Most Unique Ethnic Groups

    Narrated by David Pickering ...

    Unabridged

    1 hour 46 min

    “Little by little, the bird makes its nest.” – Old Haitian Creole ProverbVibrant, up-tempo vocals and exquisitely soulful harmonies paired with an accordion-heavy and drum-tastic blend of folksy and bluesy instrumentals that one cannot help but tap one's foot to. Rich and creamy, ultra-seasoned bisques. Flavorful, aromatic gumbos packed with tomatoes, smoked sausages, chicken, and shellfish. A ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

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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

    $36.99 AUD

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    The King's Assassin

    The Fatal Affair of George Villiers and James I, now a major TV series

    Narrated by David Timson ...

    Unabridged

    12 hours 17 min

    Now a major TV series, Mary & George, starring Julianne Moore and Nicholas Galitzine.The King’s Assassin is the scandalous story of George Villiers, lover – and murderer – of King James I.The rise of George Villiers from minor gentry to royal power seemed to defy gravity. Becoming gentleman of the royal bedchamber in 1615, the young gallant enraptured James, Britain’s first Stuart king, royal ... Read more

    $22.99 AUD

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    The Long and the Short of It

    A BBC History of Ireland

    Unabridged

    19 hours 22 min

    Comedian Tim McGarry and Orangeman Dr David Hume investigate Irish history from different perspectives'We're basically the Little and Large of Irish history' Tim McGarryTim McGarry and Dr David Hume couldn't be less alike. Tim's a six-foot-four funnyman from Belfast, while David's a vertically challenged historian from Ballycarry. But although they disagree about almost everything, they have a ... Read more

    $28.99 AUD

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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

    $17.99 AUD $14.99 AUD

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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

    $29.99 AUD

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    History of Great Britain

    Historical Highlights and Drama from British History

    by Kelly Mass ...
    Narrated by Chris Newman ...

    Unabridged

    2 hours 8 min

    This is a compilation of 2 different titles, which are about the following topics:1: The Great Fire of London was a massive fire in the ominous year of 1666, which destroyed the homes of more than 80% of the city’s inhabitants, which was around 80,000 people back then. In this guide, we will go over how the fire most likely started, why it took such a toll on the London population, and why it kept ... Read more

    $8.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

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    Modern History

    Insights from the Gilded Age and the Dutch East India Company

    by Kelly Mass ...
    Narrated by Chris Newman ...

    Unabridged

    2 hours 27 min

    This special deal includes 2 titles, which are:Gilded Age: The Gilded Age was a period in American history that covered the late 19th century, from the 1870s till around 1900. The Gilded Age was a period of great financial development in the United States, specifically in the North and West. The time saw an increase of countless European immigrants, as American incomes were considerably higher ... Read more

    $7.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

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    Age of Reason

    The Crucial Time in Which the Renaissance and Transformation in Knowledge Took Place (3 in 1)

    by Kelly Mass ...
    Narrated by Chris Newman ...

    Unabridged

    3 hours 12 min

    This is a 3 in 1 combo, with the following topics:1 - Age of Enlightenment: Finally… finally, humanity began to wake up. Finally, they decided to take science, knowledge, politics, development, multiple angles and perspectives, and the details of our everyday lives a bit more seriously. For centuries, raw and primal urges and principles had taken hold of conquerors, officials, and governments. But ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

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    Louis XIV – Le Roi Soleil

    Narrated by Stéphane Guerre ...

    Unabridged

    3 hours 30 min

    "Faire découvrir Louis XIV à un public qui pense déjà connaître le Roi Soleil des manuels scolaires, voilà tout l’enjeu et la richesse de cette biographie. Loin de l’image du monarque décidant de tout, tout seul, l’historien dépeint un homme entouré tout au long de sa vie par d’importants hommes d’État, à l’image de Mazarin éduquant l’enfant-roi, et rappelle que l’exercice du pouvoir, fut-il ... Read more

    $39.99 AUD

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    Lady Bette and the Murder of Mr Thynn

    A Scandalous Story of Marriage and Betrayal in Restoration England

    Narrated by Katie Scarfe ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 36 min

    Lady Bette, the 14-year-old heiress to the vast Northumberland estates, becomes the victim of a plot by her grandmother, the Countess Howard, to marry her to the dissident fortune-hunter Thomas Thynn, a man three times her age with an evil reputation. Revolted by her new husband, Lady Bette flees to Holland. Within weeks, Thynn is gunned down in the street by three hired assassins.Who is behind ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD

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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

    $14.99 AUD

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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

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    Daughters of the Winter Queen

    Four Remarkable Sisters, the Crown of Bohemia and the Enduring Legacy of Mary, Queen of Scots

    Narrated by Laura Kirman ...

    Unabridged

    13 hours 58 min

    In a sweeping narrative encompassing political intrigue, illicit love affairs and even a murder mystery, Nancy Goldstone tells the riveting story of a queen who lost her throne, and of her four defiant daughters.Elizabeth Stuart's (1596-1662) marriage to a German count far below her rank was arranged with the understanding that her father, James I of England, would help his new son-in-law achieve ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD

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    The English Civil Wars

    1640-1660

    by Blair Worden ...
    Narrated by Leighton Pugh ...
    Series series UNIVERSAL HISTORY

    Unabridged

    5 hours 29 min

    A brilliant appraisal of the Civil War and its long-term consequences, by an acclaimed historian.The political upheaval of the mid-seventeenth century has no parallel in English history. Other events have changed the occupancy and the powers of the throne, but the conflict of 1640-60 was more dramatic: the monarchy and the House of Lords were abolished, to be replaced by a republic and military ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD

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    Battle of the Boyne, The: The History of the Battle that Ended James II’s Attempt to Reclaim the Throne of England

    Narrated by KC Wayman ...

    Unabridged

    1 hour 36 min

    The striking saga of the Glorious Revolution is one that continues to fascinate historians around the world today. Some chroniclers have referred to these events as the “Bloodless Revolution,” but other historians say otherwise. The ruthless game of politics that William of Orange and England’s King James II played may have been somewhat bloodless in comparison to history's greatest rebellions, ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

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    Empress

    The Astonishing Reign of Nur Jahan

    by Ruby Lal ...
    Narrated by Suzanne Toren ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 58 min

    In 1611, thirty-four-year-old Nur Jahan, daughter of a Persian noble and widow of a subversive official, became the twentieth and favorite wife of the Emperor Jahangir, who ruled the vast Mughal Empire. An astute politician as well as a devoted partner, she issued imperial orders; coins of the realm bore her name. When Jahangir was imprisoned by a rebellious nobleman, the Empress led troops into ... Read more

    $36.99 AUD

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    Isaac Newton

    His Theories on Gravity, His Inventions, and His Philosophy

    by Kelly Mass ...
    Narrated by Chris Newman ...

    Unabridged

    51 min

    We often think about Newton when we see an apple falling from a tree: The man who came up with the gravity theory, a physics scientist who gave said event and others significant thought.Sir Isaac Newton was an English mathematician, physicist, astronomer, theologian, and writer who was commonly seen as one of the best mathematicians, physicists, and most prominent researchers of perpetuity. He was ... Read more

    $5.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus