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    Sapiens

    A Brief History of Humankind

    Narrated by Derek Perkins ...

    Unabridged

    15 hours 18 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.****Over 1 million copies sold****The Sunday Times #1 bestseller**FIRE gave us powerFARMING made us hungry for moreMONEY gave us purposeSCIENCE made us deadlyThis is the thrilling account of our extraordinary history – from insignificant apes to rulers of the world.'Sapiens is the sort of book that sweeps the cobwebs out of your brain... Harari's writ... ... Read more

    $30.29 AUD $26.51 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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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

    $24.61 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    21 Lessons for the 21st Century

    Narrated by Derek Perkins ...

    Unabridged

    11 hours 41 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

    $30.29 AUD $26.51 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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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

    $37.44 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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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

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    Upheaval

    Turning Points for Nations in Crisis

    by Jared Diamond ...
    Narrated by Henry Strozier ...

    Unabridged

    18 hours 44 min

    A brilliant new theory of how and why some nations recover from trauma and others don't, by the author of the landmark bestsellers Guns, Germs, and Steel and Collapse. In his earlier bestsellers Guns, Germs and Steel and Collapse, Jared Diamond transformed our understanding of what makes civilizations rise and fall. Now, in the final book in this monumental trilogy, he reveals how successful ... Read more

    $44.91 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Magicians of the Gods

    The Forgotten Wisdom of Earth's Lost Civilisation

    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 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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    A History of the World

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

    Unabridged

    26 hours 28 min

    Our understanding of world history is changing, as new discoveries are made on all the continents and old prejudices are being challenged. In this truly global journey Andrew Marr revisits some of the traditional epic stories, from classical Greece and Rome to the rise of Napoleon, but surrounds them with less familiar material, from Peru to the Ukraine, China to the Caribbean. He looks at ... Read more

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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

    $29.99 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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    Energy and Civilization

    A History

    by Vaclav Smil ...
    Narrated by David Colacci ...

    Unabridged

    20 hours 9 min

    Energy is the only universal currency; it is necessary for getting anything done. The conversion of energy on Earth ranges from terra-forming forces of plate tectonics to cumulative erosive effects of raindrops. Life on Earth depends on the photosynthetic conversion of solar energy into plant biomass. Humans have come to rely on many more energy flows-ranging from fossil fuels to photovoltaic ... Read more

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    The Life of Greece

    A History of Greek Civilization from the Beginnings, and of Civilization in the Near East from the Death of Alexander, to the Roman Conquest

    by Will Durant ...
    Narrated by Stefan Rudnicki ...
    series The Story of Civilization #2

    Unabridged

    32 hours 36 min

    The second volume of Will Durant's Pulitzer Prize–winning series, The Life of Greece: The Story of Civilization, Volume 2 chronicles the history of ancient Greek civilization. Here Durant tells the whole story of Greece, from the days of Crete's vast Aegean empire to the final extirpation of the last remnants of Greek liberty, crushed under the heel of an implacably forward-marching Rome. The dry ... Read more

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    The Renaissance

    A History of Civilization in Italy from 1304–1576 AD

    by Will Durant ...
    Narrated by Grover Gardner ...
    series The Story of Civilization #5

    Unabridged

    37 hours 9 min

    An engrossing volume on the Italian Renaissance by Pulitzer Prize–winning historian Will DurantThe fifth volume of Durant's acclaimed Story of Civilization, The Renaissance chronicles the history of Italy from 1304 to 1576. In this masterful work, listeners will encounterthe poets Petrarch and Boccaccio, the fathers of the Renaissance; the paintings, sculptures, and architecture of Milan, Florence ... Read more

    $44.85 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Millennium

    The End of the World and the Forging of Christendom

    by Tom Holland ...
    Narrated by Tom Holland, Mark Meadows ...

    Unabridged

    17 hours 32 min

    Of all the civilisations existing in the year 1000, that of Western Europe seemed the unlikeliest candidate for future greatness. Compared to the glittering empires of Byzantium or Islam, the splintered kingdoms on the edge of the Atlantic appeared impoverished, fearful and backward. But the anarchy of these years proved to be, not the portents of the end of the world, as many Christians had ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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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

    $37.43 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Land: How the Hunger for Ownership Shaped the Modern World

    Narrated by Simon Winchester ...

    Unabridged

    13 hours 46 min

    From the bestselling author Simon Winchester, a human history of land around the world: who mapped it, owned it, stole it, cared for it, fought for it and gave it back.In 1889, thousands of hopeful people raced southward from the Kansas state line and westward from the Arkansas boundary to stake claims on the thousands of acres of unclaimed pastures and meadows. Across the twentieth century, water ... Read more

    $34.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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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

    $18.93 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    A Brief History of Vice

    How Bad Behavior Built Civilization

    by Robert Evans ...
    Narrated by Tristan Morris ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 42 min

    A celebration of the brave, drunken pioneers who built our civilization one seemingly bad decision at a time, A Brief History of Vice explores a side of the past that mainstream history books prefer to hide. History has never been more fun—or more intoxicating.Guns, germs, and steel might have transformed us from hunter-gatherers into modern man, but booze, sex, trash talk, and tripping built our ... Read more

    $26.21 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    A Million Years in a Day

    A Curious History of Daily Life

    by Greg Jenner ...
    Narrated by Greg Jenner ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 47 min

    'A wonderful idea, gloriously put into practice. Greg Jenner as is witty as he is knowledgeable' - Tom Holland'Delightful, surprising and hilarious, this is a fascinating history of the everyday objects and inventions we take for granted' - Lauren LaverneEvery day, from the moment our alarm clock wakes us in the morning until our head hits our pillow at night, we all take part in rituals that are ... Read more

    $33.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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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 The Story of Civilization #4

    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

    $44.85 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Fate of Rome

    Climate, Disease, and the End of an Empire

    by Kyle Harper ...
    Narrated by Andrew Garman ...

    Unabridged

    15 hours 20 min

    A sweeping new history of how climate change and disease helped bring down the Roman Empire Here is the monumental retelling of one of the most consequential chapters of human history: the fall of the Roman Empire. The Fate of Rome is the first book to examine the catastrophic role that climate change and infectious diseases played in the collapse of Rome's power--a story of nature's triumph over ... Read more

    $37.43 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Person of Interest

    Why Jesus Still Matters in a World that Rejects the Bible

    Narrated by J. Wallace ...

    Unabridged

    6 hours 18 min

    Read by the author.Can the truth about Jesus be uncovered--even without a body or a crime scene? Join cold-case detective and bestselling author J. Warner Wallace as he investigates Jesus using an innovative and unique approach he employs to solve real missing person murder cases.In Person of Interest, Wallace carefully sifts through the evidence from history alone, without relying on the New ... Read more

    $27.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    A Brief History of Motion

    From the Wheel, to the Car, to What Comes Next

    by Tom Standage ...
    Narrated by Liam Gerrard ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 19 min

    Tom Standage's fleet-footed and surprising global histories have delighted fans and sold hundreds of thousands of copies. Now, he returns with a provocative account of an overlooked form of technology-personal transportation-and explores how it has shaped societies and cultures over millennia. Beginning around 3,500 BCE with the wheel-a device that didn't catch on until a couple thousand years ... Read more

    $29.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial