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18th Century Audiobooks

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    James Cook

    The story behind the man who mapped the world

    Narrated by Michael Carman ...

    Unabridged

    21 hours 23 min

    The name Captain James Cook is one of the most recognisable in Australian history - an almost mythic figure who is often discussed, celebrated, reviled and debated.But who was the real James Cook?This Yorkshire farm boy would go on to become the foremost mariner, scientist, navigator and cartographer of his era, and to personally map a third of the globe. His great voyages of discovery were ... Read more

    $44.99 AUD

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    The Enlightenment that Failed

    Ideas, Revolution, and Democratic Defeat, 1748-1830

    Narrated by James Cameron Stewart ...

    Unabridged

    60 hours 58 min

    The Enlightenment that Failed explores the growing rift between those Enlightenment trends and initiatives that appealed exclusively to elites and those aspiring to enlighten all of society by raising mankind's awareness, freedoms, and educational level generally. Jonathan I. Israel explains why the democratic and radical secularizing tendency of the Western Enlightenment, after gaining some ... Read more

    $58.99 AUD

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    The Enlightenment

    The Pursuit of Happiness 1680-1790

    Narrated by Jonathan Keeble ...

    Unabridged

    40 hours 10 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.The Enlightenment is one of the formative periods of Western history, yet more than 300 years after it began, it remains controversial. It is often seen as the fountainhead of modern values such as human rights, religious toleration, freedom of thought, scientific thought as an exemplary form of reasoning, and rationality and evidence-based argument. Others accuse the ... Read more

    $28.99 AUD

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    In the Shadow of the Empress

    The Defiant Lives of Maria Theresa, Mother of Marie Antoinette, and Her Daughters

    Narrated by Emma Newman ...

    Unabridged

    23 hours 8 min

    In the Shadow of the Empress is the sweeping family saga of beautiful Maria Theresa, the only woman to inherit and rule the vast Habsburg empire in her own name, and three of her remarkable daughters: lovely, talented Maria Christina, governor general of the Austrian Netherlands; spirited Maria Carolina, the resolute queen of Naples; and the youngest, Marie Antoinette, the glamorous, tragic queen ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD

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    Rights of Man

    by Thomas Paine ...
    Narrated by Bernard Mayes ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 12 min

    Written in the late eighteenth century as a reply to Edmund Burke’s Reflections on the French Revolution, Thomas Paine’s Rights of Man is unquestionably one of the great classics on the subject of democracy. A vindication of the French Revolution and a critique of the British system of government, it defended the dignity of the common man in all countries against those who would discard him as one ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

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    The End of Enlightenment

    Empire, Commerce, Crisis

    Narrated by Ben Onwukwe ...

    Unabridged

    16 hours 11 min

    **Brought to you by Penguin.A landmark study of the Enlightenment from an eminent historian**The End of Enlightenment offers a radical re-evaluation of one of the most important moments in human history. Tracing around the world the changing perspectives of economists, philosophers, politicians and polemicists, historian Richard Whatmore argues that, for figures as diverse as David Hume, Edmund ... Read more

    $28.99 AUD

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    The Scarlet Pimpernel

    Narrated by Julian Rhind-Tutt ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 48 min

    A brand new, unabridged recording of Baroness Orczy's classic tale of adventure, read by Julian Rhind-Tutt.Paris, 1792. The Terror has begun. Every day, scores of the French nobility are delivered to the guillotine. Trapped in the capital, they have no way of escape.But rumours abound of a league of young English gentlemen who are risking their lives to spirit French aristocrats away to safety ... Read more

    $39.99 AUD

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    Tagebuch eines Hugenotten

    by Jean Migault ...
    Narrated by Uwe Neumann ...

    Unabridged

    1 hour 8 min

    Dieses packende Zeitdokument schildert drastisch, was Verfolgung und Vertreibung im 17. Jahrhundert bedeutete. Der Hugenotte Jean Migault bekommt die Repressionen, die schon vor der Aufhebung des Ediktes von Nantes beginnen, immer mehr zu spüren, und er muß um sein Leben und das seiner elf Kinder bangen - bis sich endlich die Möglichkeit zur Flucht ins Ausland auftut. Doch bis dahin liegt noch ein ... Read more

    $8.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

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    Wedlock

    How Georgian Britain's Worst Husband Met His Match

    by Wendy Moore ...
    Narrated by Rebecca Hall ...

    Abridged

    7 hours 56 min

    WEDLOCK is the remarkable story of the Countess of Strathmore and her marriage to Andrew Robinson Stoney. Mary Eleanor Bowes was one of Britain's richest young heiresses. She married the Count of Strathmore who died young, and pregnant with her lover's child, Mary became engaged to George Gray. Then in swooped Andrew Robinson Stoney. Mary was bowled over and married him within the week.But nothing ... Read more

    $33.99 AUD

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    The Idea of Europe and the Origins of the American Revolution

    by D.H. Robinson ...
    Narrated by Liam Gerrard ...

    Unabridged

    15 hours 9 min

    In The Idea of Europe and the Origins of the American Revolution, Dan Robinson presents a new history of politics in colonial America and the imperial crisis, tracing how ideas of Europe and Europeanness shaped British-American political culture. Reconstructing colonial debates about the European states system, European civilization, and Britain's position within both, Robinson shows how these ... Read more

    $44.99 AUD

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    1774

    The Long Year of Revolution

    Narrated by Kimberly Farr ...

    Unabridged

    16 hours 26 min

    From one of our most acclaimed and original colonial historians, a groundbreaking book tracing the critical "long year" of 1774 and the revolutionary change that took place from the Boston Tea Party and the First Continental Congress to the Battles of Lexington and Concord.A WALL STREET JOURNAL BEST BOOK OF THE YEARIn this masterly work of history, the culmination of more than four decades of ... Read more

    $36.99 AUD

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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

    $15.99 AUD

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    Rousseau and Revolution

    A History of Civilization in France, England, and Germany from 1756, and in the Remainder of Europe from 1715 to 1789

    Narrated by Stefan Rudnicki ...
    Series Audiobook 10 - The Story of Civilization

    Unabridged

    57 hours 21 min

    The Pulitzer Prize–winning volume on European civilization by acclaimed historians Will and Ariel DurantRousseau and Revolution, the tenth volume of the Story of Civilization, ranges over a Europe in ferment, but centers on the passionate rebel—philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau, the great exponent of the romantic impulse toward self-exploration and social revolt, who contended with the great ... Read more

    $43.99 AUD

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    Gibraltar

    The Greatest Siege in British History

    Narrated by John Telfer ...

    Unabridged

    14 hours 58 min

    For over three and a half years, from 1779 to 1783, the tiny territory of Gibraltar was besieged and blockaded, on land and at sea, by the overwhelming forces of Spain and France. It became the longest siege in British history, and the obsession with saving Gibraltar was blamed for the loss of the American colonies in the War of Independence.Located between the Mediterranean and Atlantic, on the ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD

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    The Lionkeeper of Algiers

    How an American Captive Rose to Power in Barbary and Saved His Homeland from War

    by Des Ekin ...
    Narrated by Roger Clark ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 22 min

    In 1785, a young American named James Leander Cathcart is kidnapped at sea and carried as prisoner to the maverick North African statelet of Algiers. The piratical corsairs of Algiers have decided to exploit the vulnerability of the United States by seizing its mariners and holding them for ransom. Today, the name of James Leander Cathcart has been all but forgotten. The Lionkeeper of Algiers ... Read more

    $36.99 AUD

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    The Duchess

    Narrated by Wanda McCaddon ...

    Unabridged

    15 hours 36 min

    A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK • NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURELady Georgiana Spencer was the great-great-great-great-aunt of Diana, Princess of Wales, and was nearly as famous in her day. In 1774 Georgiana achieved immediate celebrity by marrying William Cavendish, fifth duke of Devonshire, one of England’s richest and most influential aristocrats. She became the queen of fashionable society and ... Read more

    $36.99 AUD

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    Blenheim

    Battle for Europe

    Abridged

    5 hours 58 min

    By the summer of 1704 Louis XIV's vast armies dominated Europe. France defeated every alliance formed against her and Louis was poised to extend his frontier to the Rhine and install a French prince on the throne of Spain. Two men saved Europe from French military domination: the Duke of Marlborough and Prince Eugene of Savoy. Marlborough masterminded a brilliant campaign, working with Eugene to ... Read more

    $30.99 AUD

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    Mutiny on Board HMS Bounty

    by William Bligh ...
    Narrated by Bernard Mayes ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 17 min

    In 1787, William Bligh, commander of the Bounty, sailed under Captain Cook on a voyage to Tahiti to collect plants of the breadfruit tree, with a view to acclimatizing the species to the West Indies. During their six-month stay on the island, his men became completely demoralized and mutinied on the return voyage. But a resentful crew, coupled with ravaging storms and ruthless savages, proved to ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

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    Out of Italy

    Two Centuries of World Domination and Demise

    Narrated by Paul Brion ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 5 min

    From the author of Memory and the Mediterranean, a comprehensive history of the Italian city states from 1450 to 1650. In the fifteenth century, even before the city states of the Apennine Peninsula began to coalesce into what would become, several centuries later, a nation, "Italy" exerted enormous influence over all of Europe and throughout the Mediterranean. Its cultural, economic, and ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD

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    Secret Lives of the Tsars

    Three Centuries of Autocracy, Debauchery, Betrayal, Murder, and Madness from Romanov Russia

    Narrated by Enn Reitel ...

    Unabridged

    12 hours 26 min

    “Michael Farquhar doesn’t write about history the way, say, Doris Kearns Goodwin does. He writes about history the way Doris Kearns Goodwin’s smart-ass, reprobate kid brother might. I, for one, prefer it.”—Gene Weingarten, two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and Washington Post columnistScandal! Intrigue! Cossacks! Here the world’s most engaging royal historian chronicles the world’s most fascinating ... Read more

    $33.99 AUD

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    Mutiny on the Rising Sun

    A Tragic Tale of Slavery, Smuggling, and Chocolate

    Narrated by Joe Barrett ...

    Unabridged

    6 hours 7 min

    On the night of June 1, 1743, terror struck the schooner Rising Sun. After completing a routine smuggling voyage where the crew sold enslaved Africans in exchange for chocolate, sugar, and coffee in the Dutch colony of Suriname, the ship traveled eastward along the South American coast. Believing there was an opportunity to steal the lucrative cargo and make a new life for themselves, three ... Read more

    $36.99 AUD

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    Maria Antonieta

    by Stefan Zweig ...
    Narrated by Jorge Ramírez ...

    Unabridged

    18 hours 27 min

    En "María Antonieta", Stefan Zweig nos sumerge en la vida y el destino trágico de la icónica reina de Francia. A través de una narrativa apasionante y detallada, Zweig nos presenta a María Antonieta como una figura histórica compleja y controversial. Desde su juventud en Austria hasta su matrimonio con Luis XVI y su papel durante la Revolución Francesa, el autor nos brinda una visión íntima de la ... Read more

    $7.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

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    The Great Upheaval

    by Jay Winik ...
    Narrated by Sam Tsoutsouvas ...

    Abridged

    12 hours 53 min

    It is an era that redefined history. As the 1790s began, a fragile America teetered on the brink of oblivion, Russia towered as a vast imperial power, and France plunged into monumental revolution. But none of these remarkable events occurred in isolation. In The Great Upheaval, acclaimed historian Jay Winik masterfully illuminates how their fates combined in one extraordinary moment to change the ... Read more

    $49.99 AUD

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    Toussaint L'Ouverture and Jean-Jacques Dessalines: The History and Legacy of the Haitian Revolution’s Most Famous Leaders

    Narrated by Daniel Houle ...

    Unabridged

    2 hours 10 min

    The island of Hispaniola is the second largest island in the Antilles chain behind Cuba, and host to the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere. Haiti, however, covering the western third of the island, is a French-speaking territory while the Dominican Republic, which occupies the other two thirds, is a Spanish-speaking territory. The Dominican Republic, although classified as a developing ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus