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    The Japanese

    A History in Twenty Lives

    Narrated by Christopher Harding ...

    Unabridged

    16 hours 44 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.Chris Harding's enormously enjoyable new book distils Japan's long, complex and fascinating history into the stories of twenty remarkable individuals. These vivid and entertaining portraits take the reader from the earliest written accounts of Japan right through to the life of the current empress, Masako. We encounter shamans and warlords, poets and revolutionaries, ... Read more

    $30.29 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Vietnam: An Epic History of a Divisive War 1945-1975

    by Max Hastings ...
    Narrated by Max Hastings, Peter Noble ...

    Unabridged

    33 hours 33 min

    THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER ‘His masterpiece’ Antony Beevor, Spectator ‘A masterful performance’ Sunday Times ‘By far the best book on the Vietnam War’ Gerald Degroot, The Times, Book of the YearVietnam became the Western world’s most divisive modern conflict, precipitating a battlefield humiliation for France in 1954, then a vastly greater one for the United States in 1975. Max Hastings has spent ... Read more

    $66.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Our Oriental Heritage

    A History of Civilization in Egypt and the Near East to the Death of Alexander, and in India, China, and Japan from the Beginning to Our Own Day, with

    by Will Durant ...
    Narrated by Robin Field ...
    series The Story of Civilization #1

    Unabridged

    50 hours 17 min

    The first volume of Will Durant's Pulitzer Prize–winning series, Our Oriental Heritage: The Story of Civilization, Volume I chronicles the early history of Egypt, the Middle East, and Asia. In this masterful work, readers will encounter:Sumeria, birthplace of the first cities and written lawsthe Egyptians, who perfected monumental architecture, medicine, and mummification more than 3,500 years ... Read more

    $44.85 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Jerusalem

    The Biography

    Narrated by John Lee ...

    Unabridged

    25 hours 30 min

    Jerusalem is the universal city, the capital of two peoples, the shrine of three faiths; it is the prize of empires, the site of Judgement Day and the battlefield of today's clash of civilizations. From King David to Barack Obama, from the birth of Judaism, Christianity and Islam to the Israel-Palestine conflict, this is the epic history of 3,000 years of faith, slaughter, fanaticism and ... Read more

    $46.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Last Boat Out of Shanghai

    The Epic Story of the Chinese Who Fled Mao's Revolution

    by Helen Zia ...
    Narrated by Nancy Wu ...

    Unabridged

    17 hours 13 min

    The dramatic real life stories of four young people caught up in the mass exodus of Shanghai in the wake of China's 1949 Communist revolution. Shanghai has historically been China's jewel, its richest, most modern, and westernized city. The bustling metropolis was home to sophisticated intellectuals, entrepreneurs, and a thriving middle class when Mao's proletarian revolution emerged victorious ... Read more

    $44.91 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Shattered Sword

    The Untold Story of the Battle of Midway

    Narrated by Tom Perkins ...

    Unabridged

    24 hours 44 min

    Many consider the Battle of Midway to have turned the tide of the Pacific War. It is without question one of the most famous battles in history. Now, for the first time since Gordon W. Prange's bestselling Miracle at Midway, Jonathan Parshall and Anthony Tully offer a new interpretation of this great naval engagement. Unlike previous accounts, Shattered Sword makes extensive use of Japanese ... Read more

    $37.43 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    First They Killed My Father

    A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers

    by Loung Ung ...
    Narrated by Tavia Gilbert ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 39 min

    One of seven children of a high-ranking government official, Loung Ung lived a privileged life in the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh until the age of five. Then, in April 1975, Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge army stormed into the city, forcing Ung's family to flee and, eventually, to disperse. Loung was trained as a child soldier in a work camp for orphans, her siblings were sent to labor camps, and those ... Read more

    $26.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Big Sister, Little Sister, Red Sister

    Three Women at the Heart of Twentieth-Century China

    by Jung Chang ...
    Narrated by Joanna David ...

    Unabridged

    13 hours 32 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.The best-known modern Chinese fairy tale is the story of three sisters from Shanghai, who for most of the twentieth century were at the centre of power in China. It was sometimes said that 'One loved money, one loved power and one loved her country', but there was far more to the Soong sisters than these caricatures. As China battled through a hundred years of wars, ... Read more

    $24.61 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Istanbul

    A Tale of Three Cities

    Narrated by Bettany Hughes ...

    Unabridged

    24 hours 35 min

    Istanbul has always been a place where stories and histories collide and crackle, where the idea is as potent as the historical fact. From the Qu'ran to Shakespeare, this city with three names - Byzantium, Constantinople, Istanbul - resonates as an idea and a place, and overspills its boundaries - real and imagined. Standing as the gateway between the East and West, it has served as the capital of ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Gate to China: A New History of the People’s Republic & Hong Kong

    Narrated by Daniel York ...

    Unabridged

    20 hours 21 min

    ‘Impressive … Fascinating’ Sunday Times‘An authoritative history’ Financial Times‘Gripping and richly researched’ Rana MitterA superb new history of the rise of China and the fall of Hong Kong to authoritarian rule.The rise of China and the fall of Hong Kong to authoritarian rule are told with unique insight in this new history by Michael Sheridan, drawing on eyewitness rep... ... Read more

    $58.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Autumn in the Heavenly Kingdom

    China, the West, and the Epic Story of the Taiping Civil War

    Narrated by Angela Lin ...

    Unabridged

    17 hours 33 min

    Stephen R. Platt is widely respected for his incisive nonfiction, particularly in regard to his knowledge and understanding of China. With Autumn in the Heavenly Kingdom, Platt details the absorbing narrative of the Taiping Rebellion, which resulted in the loss of 20 million lives. Occurring in the 1850s, this is the story of a cultural movement characterized by intriguing personages such as ... Read more

    $44.91 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    A Brief History of Japan

    Samurai, Shogun and Zen: The Extraordinary Story of the Land of the Rising Sun

    Narrated by Julian Elfer ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 41 min

    This fascinating history tells the story of the people of Japan, from ancient teenage priest-queens to teeming hordes of salarymen, a nation that once sought to conquer China, yet also shut itself away for two centuries in self-imposed seclusion. First revealed to Westerners in the chronicles of Marco Polo, Japan was a legendary faraway land defended by a fearsome Kamikaze storm and ruled by a ... Read more

    $29.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Sig det til shah en: en rejse i Persien

    Unabridged

    3 hours 55 min

    Karl Eskelund og hans rejsemakker og hustru, Chi-Yun, drog i starten af 1960‘erne til Persien, som på det tidspunkt havde været regeret af en shah i 2500 år. Derfra beretter de om et land, hvor forskellige folkeslag, styreformer og religioner, gamle og nye traditioner stod overfor hinanden i skarp kontrast. Bogen giver et unikt indblik i det iranske samfund og dets kultur i årene før den islamiske ... Read more

    $10.49 AUD

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    Uighurs, The: The History and Legacy of the Turkic Muslim Minority Group in Asia

    Narrated by Colin Fluxman ...

    Unabridged

    1 hour 40 min

    For the most part, the Uighurs are based in East Turkestan, more commonly referred to as the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region of the People's Republic of China. This prodigious plot of land boasts a total land area of over 1.665 million km², or 640,000 mi², and is, as China puts it, the largest administrative division in the country. The pro-independence inhabitants of East Turkestan, on the ... Read more

    $10.41 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    How Asia Works

    Success and Failure in the World's Most Dynamic Region

    by Joe Studwell ...
    Narrated by Nigel Patterson ...

    Unabridged

    11 hours 46 min

    In the 1980s and 1990s many in the West came to believe in the myth of an East-Asian economic miracle, with countries seen as not just development prodigies but as a unified bloc, culturally and economically similar, and inexorably on the rise. In How Asia Works, Joe Studwell distills extensive research into the economics of nine countries-Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, ... Read more

    $29.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Golden Triangle

    series The World’s Political Hot Spots

    Unabridged

    2 hours 48 min

    Thailand, Laos, and Burma have been known as the “Golden Triangle” because of their historically prominent role in the drug trade. For centuries, these countries have produced the opium that has attracted traders from Europe and elsewhere. Economics, religion, and politics combine to make this area not only important but also, to the western mind, exotic.The World’s Political Hot Spots series ... Read more

    $17.90 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    North Korea's Hidden Revolution

    How the Information Underground is Transforming a Closed Society

    by Jieun Baek ...
    Narrated by Caroline McLaughlin ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 31 min

    One of the least understood countries in the world, North Korea has long been known for its repressive regime. Yet it is far from being an impenetrable black box. Media flows covertly into the country, and fault lines are appearing in the government's sealed informational borders. Drawing on deeply personal interviews with North Korean defectors from all walks of life, ranging from propaganda ... Read more

    $25.44 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    A Concise History of Japan

    Narrated by Eric Michael Summerer ...

    Unabridged

    13 hours 21 min

    To this day, Japan's modern ascendancy challenges many assumptions about world history, particularly theories regarding the rise of the west and why the modern world looks the way it does. In this engaging new history, Brett L. Walker tackles key themes regarding Japan's relationships with its minorities, state and economic development, and the uses of science and medicine. The book begins by ... Read more

    $37.43 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Battle of Shanghai, The: The History and Legacy of the Battle that Started the Second Sino-Japanese War

    Narrated by Jim Johnston ...

    Unabridged

    1 hour 54 min

    On October 29, 1937, a large crowd of people gathered on the bank of the Wusong River in Shanghai to watch a spectacle, a life and death struggle unfolding directly in front of them across the river. The crowd was a curious blend of Chinese, European, and American civilians and journalists. Their focus was on the Sihang Warehouse across the river, but it wasn’t the warehouse itself that fascinated ... Read more

    $10.41 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Ninja, The: The History and Legacy of Feudal Japan’s Secret Agents

    Narrated by Colin Fluxman ...

    Unabridged

    1 hour 38 min

    To most people in the West, particularly the youth, the mere mention of Japan immediately evokes various images. A delectable rainbow of sushi, hand-rolled temaki, and platters of crispy, golden-brown tempura. An idyllic, crystal-clear lake flanked by trees covered with delicate, cotton-candy-pink sakura blossoms. A montage of unique, hand-drawn cartoons that are a masterful mix of delightfully ... Read more

    $10.41 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Morning Star, Midnight Sun

    The Early Guadalcanal-Solomons Campaign of World War II August–October 1942

    Narrated by Joe Barrett ...

    Unabridged

    20 hours 42 min

    Following the disastrous Java Sea campaign, the Allies went on the offensive in the Pacific in a desperate attempt to halt the Japanese forces that were rampaging across the region. With the conquest of Australia a very real possibility, the stakes were high. Their target: the Japanese-held Soloman Islands, in particular the southern island of Guadalcanal. Hamstrung by arcane pre-war thinking and ... Read more

    $32.93 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Strange Objects Which Should Not Exist

    Unabridged

    1 hour 56 min

    Many objects have been found from the deep past which should not exist. We are talking about millions to hundreds of millions years ago.The objects described in this book provide lots of evidence that they really originated in those ages. These things include metal containers and vases found in seams of coal, and spark plugs encased in rock which should not exist.There are also ancient footprints ... Read more

    $10.41 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    MiG Alley

    The US Air Force in Korea, 1950-53

    Narrated by David de Vries ...

    Unabridged

    14 hours 11 min

    Of the many myths that emerged following the end of the Korean War, the prevailing one in the West was that of the absolute supremacy of U.S. Air Force pilots and aircraft over their Soviet-supplied opponents. The claims of the 10:1 victory-loss ratio achieved by the U.S. Air Force fighter pilots flying the North American F-86 Sabre against their communist adversaries, amongst other such ... Read more

    $29.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Genghis Khan

    His Conquests, His Empire, His Legacy

    by Frank McLynn ...
    Narrated by Tim Andres Pabon ...

    Unabridged

    24 hours 13 min

    Mongol leader Genghis Khan was by far the greatest conqueror the world has ever known. His empire stretched from the Pacific Ocean to central Europe, including all of China, the Middle East, and Russia. So how did an illiterate nomad rise to such colossal power and subdue most of the known world, eclipsing Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, and Napoleon? Credited by some with paving the way for ... Read more

    $52.39 AUD or free with audiobook trial