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    Sapiens

    A Brief History of Humankind

    Narrated by Derek Perkins ...

    Unabridged

    15 hours 18 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.THE MULTI-MILLION COPY BESTSELLERWhat makes us brilliant? What makes us deadly? What makes us Sapiens?Yuval Noah Harari challenges everything we know about being human.Earth is 4.5 billion years old. In just a fraction of that time, one species among countless others has conquered it: us.In this bold and provocative audiobook, Yuval Noah Harari explores who we are, how we ... Read more

    $24.99 AUD

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    The End is Always Near: Apocalyptic Moments from the Bronze Age Collapse to Nuclear Near Misses

    by Dan Carlin ...
    Narrated by Dan Carlin ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 55 min

    THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERDo tough times create tougher people? Can humanity handle the power of its weapons without destroying itself? Will human technology ever peak or regress? And why, since the dawn of time, has it always seemed as though death and destruction are waiting just around the corner?Combining his trademark thrilling, expansive storytelling with rigorous history and thought ... Read more

    $31.99 AUD

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    Magicians of the Gods

    Evidence for an Ancient Apocalypse

    Narrated by Graham Hancock ...

    Unabridged

    14 hours 54 min

    New archaeological evidence for a pre-historic civilisation updated with two substantial new chapters brimming with recent reporting of fresh scientific advances.Graham Hancock's multi-million bestseller Fingerprints of the Gods remains an astonishing, deeply controversial, wide-ranging investigation of the mysteries of our past and the evidence for Earth's lost civilization. Twenty years on, ... Read more

    $44.99 AUD

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    21 Lessons for the 21st Century

    'Truly mind-expanding... Ultra-topical' Guardian

    Narrated by Derek Perkins ...

    Unabridged

    11 hours 42 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.The audiobook edition of 21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari, read by Derek Perkins.**THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER**In twenty-one bite-sized lessons, Yuval Noah Harari explores what it means to be human in an age of bewilderment.How can we protect ourselves from nuclear war, ecological cataclysms and technological disruptions? What can we do abo... ... Read more

    $24.99 AUD

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    Guns, Germs, and Steel

    The Fates of Human Societies

    by Jared Diamond ...
    Narrated by Doug Ordunio ...

    Unabridged

    16 hours 20 min

    Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Guns, Germs and Steel examines the rise of civilization and the issues its development has raised throughout history.Having done field work in New Guinea for more than 30 years, Jared Diamond presents the geographical and ecological factors that have shaped the modern world. From the viewpoint of an evolutionary biologist, he highlights the broadest movements both ... Read more

    $36.99 AUD

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    The Dawn of Everything

    A New History of Humanity

    Narrated by Malk Williams ...

    Unabridged

    24 hours 2 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.For generations, our remote ancestors have been cast as primitive and childlike - either free and equal, or thuggish and warlike. Civilization, we are told, could be achieved only by sacrificing those original freedoms or, alternatively, by taming our baser instincts. David Graeber and David Wengrow show how such theories first emerged in the eighteenth century as a ... Read more

    $28.99 AUD

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    The War on the West: How to Prevail in the Age of Unreason

    Narrated by Douglas Murray ...

    Unabridged

    12 hours 41 min

    SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER‘The most important book of the year’ Daily MailThe brilliant and provocative new book from one of the world’s foremost political writers‘The anti-Western revisionists have been out in force in recent years. It is high time that we revise them in turn…’In The War on the West, international bestselling author Douglas Murray ... ... Read more

    $39.99 AUD

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    Knowing What We Know: The Transmission of Knowledge: From Ancient Wisdom to Modern Magic

    Narrated by Simon Winchester ...

    Unabridged

    14 hours 19 min

    ‘A delightful compendium of the kind of facts you immediately want to share with anyone you encounter’ New York Times‘An ebullient, irrepressible spirit invests this book. It is erudite and sprightly’Sunday TimesFrom the creation of the first encyclopedia to Wikipedia, from ancient museums to modern kindergarten classes—here is award-winning writer Simon Winchester’s brilliant and all-encompassing ... Read more

    $49.99 AUD

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    Jerusalem

    The Biography – A History of the Middle East

    Narrated by John Lee ...

    Unabridged

    25 hours 30 min

    A new, updated, revised edition of JERUSALEM: THE BIOGRAPHY, the wider history of the Middle East through the lens of the Holy City, from King David to today.The story of Jerusalem is the story of the world.Jerusalem is the universal city, the capital of two peoples, the shrine of three faiths; it is the site of Judgement Day and the battlefield of today's clash of civilisations. How did this ... Read more

    $55.99 AUD

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    A People’s History of the World

    From the Stone Age to the New Millennium

    by Chris Harman ...
    Narrated by Napoleon Ryan ...

    Unabridged

    29 hours 44 min

    Chris Harman describes the shape and course of human history as a narrative of ordinary people forming and re-forming complex societies in pursuit of common human goals. Interacting with the forces of technological change as well as the impact of powerful individuals and revolutionary ideas, these societies have engendered events familiar to every schoolchild-from the empires of antiquity to the ... Read more

    $40.99 AUD

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    Pathogenesis

    How germs made history

    Narrated by Jonathan Kennedy ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 27 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.Humans did not make history - we played host.This humbling and revelatory book shows how infectious disease has shaped humanity at every stage, from the first success of Homo sapiens over the equally intelligent Neanderthals to the fall of Rome and the rise of Islam. How did an Indonesian volcano help cause the Black Death, setting Europe on the road to capitalism? How ... Read more

    $22.99 AUD

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    Origins

    How the Earth Shaped Human History

    Narrated by John Sackville ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 9 min

    Random House presents the audiobook edition of Origins by Lewis Dartnell, read by John Sackville.When we talk about human history, we focus on great leaders, mass migration and decisive wars. But how has the Earth itself determined our destiny? How has our planet made us?As a species we are shaped by our environment. Geological forces drove our evolution in East Africa; mountainous terrain led to ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

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    A Curious History of Sex

    by Kate Lister ...
    Narrated by Kate Lister ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 18 min

    The act of sex has not changed since people first worked out what went where, but the ways in which society dictates how sex is culturally understood and performed have varied significantly through the ages. Humans are the only creatures that stigmatize particular sexual practices, and sex remains a deeply divisive issue around the world. Attitudes will change and grow-hopefully for the better-but ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD

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    Babylon

    Mesopotamia and the Birth of Civilization

    Narrated by Derek Perkins ...

    Unabridged

    12 hours 1 min

    Civilization was born eight thousand years ago, between the floodplains of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, when migrants from the surrounding mountains and deserts began to create increasingly sophisticated urban societies. In the cities that they built, half of human history took place. In Babylon, Paul Kriwaczek tells the story of Mesopotamia from the earliest settlements seven thousand years ... Read more

    $36.99 AUD

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    The Histories

    by Herodotus ...
    Narrated by Frank Laverty ...

    Unabridged

    27 hours 8 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.This Penguin Classic of Tom Holland's 'stirring new translation' (Telegraph) of Herodotus' Histories, one of the great books in Western history, is narrated by Frank Laverty.The Histories of Herodotus, completed in the second half of the 5th century BC, is generally regarded as the first work of history and the first great masterpiece of non-fiction writing. Joined here ... Read more

    $28.99 AUD

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    Fabric of Civilization, The

    How Textiles Made the World

    Narrated by Caroline Cole ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 42 min

    From Paleolithic flax to 3D knitting, explore the global history of textiles and the world they weave together in this enthralling and educational guide.The story of humanity is the story of textiles -- as old as civilization itself. Since the first thread was spun, the need for textiles has driven technology, business, politics, and culture.In The Fabric of Civilization, Virginia Postrel ... Read more

    $33.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

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    The Age of Faith

    A History of Medieval Civilization (Christian, Islamic, and Judaic) from Constantine to Dante, AD 325–1300

    by Will Durant ...
    Narrated by Stefan Rudnicki ...
    Series Audiobook 4 - The Story of Civilization

    Unabridged

    61 hours 23 min

    The fourth volume in Will Durant's Pulitzer Prize–winning series, The Age of Faith surveys the medieval achievements and modern significance of Christian, Islamic, and Judaic life and culture. Like the other volumes in the Story of Civilization series, this is a self-contained work, which at the same time fits into a comprehensive history of mankind. It includes the dramatic stories of St. ... Read more

    $43.99 AUD

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    The Light Ages

    A Medieval Journey of Discovery

    by Seb Falk ...
    Narrated by Seb Falk ...

    Unabridged

    11 hours 3 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.The Middle Ages were a time of wonder. They gave us the first universities, the first eyeglasses and the first mechanical clocks as medieval thinkers sought to understand the world around them, from the passing of the seasons to the stars in the sky.In this book, we walk the path of medieval science with a real-life guide, a fourteenth-century monk named John of Westwyk - ... Read more

    $22.99 AUD

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    The Reformation

    A History of European Civilization from Wycliffe to Calvin, 1300–1564

    by Will Durant ...
    Narrated by Stefan Rudnicki ...
    Series Audiobook 6 - The Story of Civilization

    Unabridged

    50 hours 8 min

    An engrossing volume on the European Reformation by Pulitzer Prize–winning historian Will DurantThe sixth volume of Durant's acclaimed Story of Civilization, The Reformation chronicles the history of European civilization from 1300 to 1564. In this masterful work, listeners will encounterthe schism within the Roman Catholic Church and the formation of early Protestantism; the theology of Martin ... Read more

    $43.99 AUD

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    An African History of Africa

    From the Dawn of Humanity to Independence

    by Zeinab Badawi ...
    Narrated by Zeinab Badawi ...

    Unabridged

    15 hours 32 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.Everyone is originally from Africa, and this book is therefore for everyone.For too long, Africa's history has been neglected. Dominated by western narratives of slavery and colonialism, its past has been fragmented, overlooked and denied its rightful place in our global story.Now, Zeinab Badawi guides us through Africa's spectacular history, from the origins of humanity, ... Read more

    $28.99 AUD

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    A History of the World in 100 Objects

    The landmark BBC Radio 4 series

    Narrated by Neil MacGregor ...

    Unabridged

    22 hours 16 min

    In 2010, the BBC and the British Museum embarked on an ambitious project: to tell the story of two million years of human history using one hundred objects selected from the Museum's vast and renowned collection.Presented by the British Museum's then Director Neil MacGregor, each episode focuses on a single object - from a Stone Age tool to a solar-powered lamp - and explains its significance in ... Read more

    $28.99 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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    The Invention of Yesterday

    A 50,000-Year History of Human Culture, Conflict, and Connection

    by Tamim Ansary ...
    Narrated by Tamim Ansary ...

    Unabridged

    17 hours 4 min

    From language to culture to cultural collision: the story of how humans invented history, from the Stone Age to the Virtual AgeTraveling across millennia, weaving the experiences and world views of cultures both extinct and extant, The Invention of Yesterday shows that the engine of history is not so much heroic (battles won), geographic (farmers thrive), or anthropogenic (humans change the planet ... Read more

    $57.99 AUD

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    Homo Sapiens

    Narrated by Andrea Giordani ...

    Unabridged

    40 min

    Around 13.5 billion years ago, energy, time, matter and space had come to be known as the phenomenon of the Big Bang. The theory of the fundamental features of the universe is referred to as physics. Around 30,000 years when these features had appeared, energy along with matter had started the coalescing into various complex structures referred to as the atoms. These then combined themselves into ... Read more

    $5.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus