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    Burke and Wills

    The triumph and tragedy of Australia's most famous explorers

    Narrated by Michael Carman ...

    Unabridged

    23 hours 43 min

    'They have left here today!' he calls to the others. When King puts his hand down above the ashes of the fire, it is to find it still hot. There is even a tiny flame flickering from the end of one log. They must have left just hours ago.MELBOURNE, 20 AUGUST 1860. In an ambitious quest to be the first Europeans to cross the harsh Australian continent, the Victorian Exploring Expedition sets off, ... Read more

    $39.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Castaway

    The extraordinary survival story of Narcisse Pelletier, a young French cabin boy shipwrecked on Cape York in 1858

    Narrated by Michael Carman ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 13 min

    In 1858, 14-year-old Narcisse Pelletier sailed from Marseilles in the French trader Saint-Paul. With a cargo of Bordeaux wine, they stopped in Bombay, then Hong Kong, and from there they set sail with more than 300 Chinese prospectors bound for the goldfields of Ballarat and Bendigo. Around the eastern tip of New Guinea, however, the ship became engulfed in fog, struck reefs and ran aground ... Read more

    $34.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Imperial Germany and War, 1871-1918

    Unabridged

    21 hours 6 min

    An in-depth, finely detailed portrait of the German Army from its greatest victory in 1871 to its final collapse in 1918, this volume offers the most comprehensive account ever given of one of the critical pillars of the German Empire-and a chief architect of the military and political realities of late nineteenth-century Europe. Written by two of the world's leading authorities on the subject, ... Read more

    $44.91 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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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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    Narrative of the operations and recent discoveries within the pyramids, temples, tombs, and excavations, in Egypt and Nubia (UNABRIDGED)

    Narrated by Seth Williams ...

    Unabridged

    15 hours 40 min

    Giovanni Battista Belzoni (1778 – 1823) was an Italian explorer and pioneer archaeologist of Egyptian antiquities. He is known for his removal to England of the seven ton bust of Ramesses II, the clearing of sand from the entrance of the great temple at Abu Simbel, the discovery and documentation of the tomb of Seti I, and the first to penetrate into the second pyramid of Giza. This 1820 narrative ... Read more

    $7.18 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Frostiana: or a history of the River Thames in a frozen state (UNABRIDGED)

    by George DAVIS ...
    Narrated by Jorge Miller ...

    Unabridged

    2 hours 43 min

    The frost fair of 1814 began on 1 February, and lasted four days. A printer named George Davis published a 124-page book, "Frostiana; or a History of the River Thames in a Frozen State". The entire book was type-set and printed in Davis's printing stall, which had been set up on the frozen Thames. The book is a written history of London's frost fairs, interspersed with humorous, cold-related ... Read more

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    Zimbabwe under the British Empire: The History of Great Britain’s Colonization and Decolonization Before the Country’s Independence

    Narrated by Colin Fluxman ...

    Unabridged

    2 hours 39 min

    The modern history of Africa was, until very recently, written on behalf of the indigenous races by the white man, who had forcefully entered the continent during a particularly hubristic and dynamic phase of European history. In 1884, Prince Otto von Bismark, the German chancellor, brought the plenipotentiaries of all major powers of Europe together, to deal with Africa's colonization in such a ... Read more

    $14.96 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Flat Earth: A History of Strange Tales, Bizarre Beliefs, and Conspiracy Theories about the Earth’s Surface

    Narrated by Jim Johnston ...

    Unabridged

    1 hour 17 min

    The world is filled with mysteries, and even in the modern age, much of the planet remains unexplored. The depths of the oceans and the intricate and extensive cave systems that honeycomb some parts of the Earth are still largely unknown. Thus, it should come as no surprise that when it comes to this terra incognita, people have projected all sorts of ideas. Tales of sunken cities or lost ... Read more

    $10.41 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Making of Modern Britain

    by Andrew Marr ...
    Narrated by David Timson ...

    Unabridged

    20 hours 28 min

    In The Making of Modern Britain, Andrew Marr paints a fascinating portrait of life in Britain during the first half of the twentieth century as the country recovered from the grand wreckage of the British Empire.Between the death of Queen Victoria and the end of the Second World War, the nation was shaken by war and peace. The two wars were the worst we had ever known and the episodes of peace ... Read more

    $41.63 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Checkpoint Charlie

    The Cold War, the Berlin Wall and the Most Dangerous Place on Earth

    Narrated by Dugald Bruce-Lockhart ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 3 min

    'A lively, evocative account of the life and death of the world's most notorious wall. In capturing the essence of the old Cold War he may just have helped us to understand a bit more about the new one' The Times'Checkpoint Charlie is a fascinating and telling reminder of what was perhaps the most potent symbol of the Cold War . . . Iain MacGregor writes with great fluency and narrative drive' ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Andrew Jackson’s America

    1824–1850

    series The Drama of American History Series #1999

    Unabridged

    2 hours 2 min

    History is dramatic—and the renowned, award-winning authors Christopher Collier and James Lincoln Collier demonstrate this in a compelling series aimed at young readers. Covering American history from the founding of Jamestown through present day, these volumes explore far beyond the dates and events of a historical chronicle to present a moving illumination of the ideas, opinions, attitudes, and ... Read more

    $14.90 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Year Without Summer

    1816 and the Volcano That Darkened the World and Changed History

    Unabridged

    11 hours 27 min

    1816 was a remarkable year-mostly for the fact that there was no summer. As a result of a volcanic eruption at Mount Tambora in Indonesia, weather patterns were disrupted worldwide for months, allowing for excessive rain, frost, and snowfall through much of the Northeastern US and Europe in the summer of 1816. In the US, the extraordinary weather produced food shortages, religious revivals, and ... Read more

    $37.43 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Admiral David Farragut: The Life and Legacy of the American Civil War’s Most Famous Naval Officer

    Unabridged

    1 hour 45 min

    Americans have long been fascinated by the Civil War, marveling at the size of the battles, the leadership of the generals, and the courage of the soldiers. Since the war's start over 150 years ago, the battles have been subjected to endless debate among historians and the generals themselves. The Civil War was the deadliest conflict in American history, and had the two sides realized it would ... Read more

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    The Reason for the Darkness of the Night

    Edgar Allan Poe and the Forging of American Science

    by John Tresch ...
    Narrated by Paul Woodson ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 34 min

    Decade after decade, Edgar Allan Poe remains one of the most popular American writers. He is beloved around the world for his pioneering detective fiction, tales of horror, and haunting, atmospheric verse. But what if there was another side to the man who wrote "The Raven" and "The Fall of the House of Usher"? In The Reason for the Darkness of the Night, John Tresch offers a bold new biography of ... Read more

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    Whig Party, The: The History and Legacy of the Influential Political Party in 19th Century America

    Unabridged

    1 hour 25 min

    The Missouri Compromise of 1820 staved off the slavery crisis for the time being, but by setting a line that excluded slave states above the parallel, it would also become incredibly contentious. It was against that backdrop and the election of Andrew Jackson that the Whigs emerged as opponents to the Jacksonian Democrats during a period of American history known as the Second Party System (1828 ... Read more

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    The Other Face of Battle

    America's Forgotten Wars and the Experience of Combat

    Unabridged

    9 hours 28 min

    Taking its title from The Face of Battle, John Keegan's canonical book on the nature of warfare, The Other Face of Battle, illuminates the American experience of fighting in "irregular" and "intercultural" wars over the centuries. Sometimes known as "forgotten" wars, in part because they lacked triumphant clarity, they are the focus of the book. David Preston, David Silbey, and Anthony Carlson ... Read more

    $37.43 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Eureka Rebellion, The: The History and Legacy of the Gold Miners’ Uprising against the British in Australia

    Unabridged

    1 hour 40 min

    Although Australia was actually colonized by the forced dispossession of the indigenous Aboriginals, the Commonwealth of Australia came about by the free federation of six self-governing British colonies in 1901, which makes it one of just a handful of nations that can proudly claim this.[1] Thus, Australia is often imagined as a nation untouched by the pains that have accompanied the births of ... Read more

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    The Hero's Way

    Walking with Garibaldi from Rome to Ravenna

    by Tim Parks ...
    Narrated by Roger May ...

    Unabridged

    16 hours 6 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.Bestselling author of Italian Ways Tim Parks follows the hair-raising journey of Italian revolutionary Giuseppe Garibaldi, 250-miles on foot from Rome to Ravenna, to look at Italy past and present.In the summer of 1849, Garibaldi, legendary hero of guerrilla wars in South America and future architect of a united Italy, was finally forced to concede defeat in his defence ... Read more

    $30.29 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Republic of Zimbabwe, The: The History and Legacy of the Nation Since Its Independence from the British Empire

    Narrated by Colin Fluxman ...

    Unabridged

    2 hours 15 min

    The modern history of Africa was, until very recently, written on behalf of the indigenous races by the white man, who had forcefully entered the continent during a particularly hubristic and dynamic phase of European history. In 1884, Prince Otto von Bismark, the German chancellor, brought the plenipotentiaries of all major powers of Europe together, to deal with Africa's colonization in such a ... Read more

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    Early Balloons and Airships: The History and Legacy of Dirigibles Before the Invention of Airplanes

    Narrated by David Bernard ...

    Unabridged

    1 hour 31 min

    The Wright Brothers initially underestimated the difficulties involved in flying, and they were apparently surprised by the fact that so many others were working on solving the “problem of human flight” already. Decades before their own historic plane would end up in the National Air & Space Museum, Wilbur and Orville asked the Smithsonian for reading materials and brushed up on everything from ... Read more

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    Fight for Zimbabwe, The: The History and Legacy of the British Empire’s Attempt to Establish a Colony in the 19th Century

    Narrated by Colin Fluxman ...

    Unabridged

    1 hour 26 min

    The modern history of Africa was, until very recently, written on behalf of the indigenous races by the white man, who had forcefully entered the continent during a particularly hubristic and dynamic phase of European history. In 1884, Prince Otto von Bismark, the German chancellor, brought the plenipotentiaries of all major powers of Europe together, to deal with Africa's colonization in such a ... Read more

    $10.41 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Marooned

    Narrated by Cathy Dobson ...

    Unabridged

    13 min

    The extraordinary story of Robert Jeffrey who was press-ganged into the Royal Navy in 1808 at the age of eighteen. On his first voyage on board the Recruit under the strict Captain Lake, Jeffrey gave in to temptation and stole a sip of rum. For this he was clapped in irons for two days and then given two dozen lashes. A few days later however, he drank two quarts of spruce beer belonging to the ... Read more

    $5.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Murder by Candlelight

    The Gruesome Slayings Behind Our Romance With the Macabre

    by Michael Beran ...
    Narrated by Jonathan Yen ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 39 min

    In the early nineteenth century, a series of murders took place in and around London that shocked the whole of England. The appalling nature of the crimes-a brutal slaying in the gambling netherworld, the slaughter of two entire households, and the first of the modern lust-murders-was magnified not only by the lurid atmosphere of an age in which candlelight gave way to gaslight but also by the ... Read more

    $29.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    John Snow and the Cholera Epidemic of 1854: The History of the Outbreak and Its Impact on Public Health Measures

    Narrated by Colin Fluxman ...

    Unabridged

    1 hour 41 min

    Plague and pestilence have both fascinated and terrified humanity from the very beginning. Societies and individuals have struggled to make sense of them, and more importantly they’ve often struggled to avoid them. Before the scientific age, people had no knowledge of the microbiological agents – unseen bacteria and viruses – which afflicted them, and thus the maladies were often ascribed to ... Read more

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