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Legal History Audiobooks

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    East West Street

    Winner of the Baillie Gifford Prize

    Narrated by Philippe Sands, David Rintoul ...

    Unabridged

    14 hours 24 min

    WINNER OF THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION'A monumental achievement: profoundly personal, told with love, anger and great precision' - John le Carré'A triumph of astonishing research ... No novel could possibly match such an important work of truth' - Antony Beevor'Magnificent ... I was moved to anger and to pity. In places I gasped, in places I wept. I wanted to reach the end. I couldn't ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD

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    Crown and Country: A History of England through the Monarchy

    Unabridged

    15 hours 11 min

    An exploration of the British monarchy from the retreat of the Romans up until the modern day.The monarchy is one of Britain’s longest surviving institutions – as well as one of its most tumultuous and revered. In this masterful book, David Starkey looks at the monarchy as a whole, charting its history from Roman times, to the Wars of the Roses, the chaos of the Civil War, the fall of Charles I ... Read more

    $39.99 AUD

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    Commentaries on the Laws of England

    Narrated by Ethan Williams ...

    Unabridged

    14 hours 8 min

    "Commentaries on the Laws of England" is a book written by William Blackstone, an English jurist, judge, and politician. The book was first published in the 18th century and became one of the most influential legal treatises in English history. It is divided into four volumes and provides a comprehensive overview of English law, including the history of the legal system, the principles of property ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

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    Plaintiff in Chief

    A Portrait of Donald Trump in 3,500 Lawsuits

    Narrated by Michael Butler Murray ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 36 min

    A comprehensive analysis of Donald Trump's legal history reveals his temperament, methods, character, and morality.Unlike all previous presidents who held distinguished positions in government or the military prior to entering office, Donald Trump's political worldview was molded in the courtroom. He sees law not as a system of rules to be obeyed and ethical ideals to be respected, but as a weapon ... Read more

    $23.99 AUD

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    Habeas Corpus

    A Very Short Introduction

    by Amanda Tyler ...
    Narrated by Callie Beaulieu ...

    Unabridged

    5 hours 1 min

    The concept of habeas corpus-literally, to receive and hold the body-empowers courts to protect the right of prisoners to know the basis on which they are being held by the government and grant prisoners their freedom when they are held unlawfully. It is no wonder that habeas corpus has long been considered essential to freedom. This Very Short Introduction chronicles the storied writ of habeas ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD

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    The Majesty of the Law

    Reflections of a Supreme Court Justice

    Narrated by Bernadette Dunne ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 32 min

    NATIONAL BESTSELLER • “Shows us why Sandra Day O’Connor is so compelling as a human being and so vital as a public thinker.”—Michael BeschlossIn this remarkable book, Sandra Day O’Connor explores the law, her life as a Supreme Court Justice, and how the Court has evolved and continues to function, grow, and change as an American institution. Tracing some of the origins of American law through ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD

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    The American Judicial System

    A Very Short Introduction

    Narrated by Tristan Morris ...

    Unabridged

    3 hours 38 min

    At some point, everyone living in the US has some type of interaction with the American judicial system. For most, this contact is relatively minor: contesting a traffic ticket, suing or being sued in civil court, being a witness in a civil or criminal trial, or serving on a jury. Others are caught up in the criminal justice system-as defendants, as victims, as witnesses, as jurors, or as ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD

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    Organized Crime

    A Very Short Introduction

    Unabridged

    4 hours 29 min

    For many people around the world, instances of what is described as organized crime may be part of their everyday experience; in their neighborhoods, their streets, and the places they work and live. Policymakers, law enforcement, and the media rarely fail to bring up the issue when discussing the nature and seriousness of contemporary criminal threats, and the appropriate responses towards them. ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

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    Bizarre Laws & Curious Customs of the UK

    The Compendium

    by Monty Lord ...
    Narrated by Monty Lord, Fabian Lord ...

    Unabridged

    25 hours 5 min

    In the UK, we have some bizarre laws that have littered the statute books of our sceptred isle throughout history. Not all of them have been repealed over the centuries. Some of them made perfect sense at the time they were introduced but seen through modern eyes, now appear archaic and draconian. Despite the great efforts of the Law Commission in England and Wales to review and recommend reforms ... Read more

    $36.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

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    American Legal History

    A Very Short Introduction

    Narrated by Jason Huggins ...

    Unabridged

    4 min

    Law has played a central role in American history. From colonial times to the present, law has not just reflected the changing society in which legal decisions have been made-it has played a powerful role in shaping that society, though not always in positive ways. Eminent legal scholar G. Edward White offers a compact overview that sheds light on the impact of law on a number of key social issues ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD

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    The Chevron Doctrine

    Its Rise and Fall, and the Future of the Administrative State

    Narrated by Mike Chamberlain ...

    Unabridged

    12 hours 41 min

    The Constitution makes Congress the principal federal lawmaker. Power has inevitably shifted to the executive branch agencies that interpret laws already on the books and to the courts that review the agencies' interpretations. Since the Supreme Court's 1984 decision in Chevron v. Natural Resources Defense Council, this judicial review has been highly deferential: courts must uphold agency ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD

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    The Common Law

    Narrated by Robert Morris ...

    Unabridged

    12 hours 53 min

    Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., is considered one of the greatest justices of the United States Supreme Court and profoundly influenced American jurisprudence, especially in the areas of civil liberties and judicial restraint. At the same time, his abilities as a prose stylist earned him a position among the literary elite.In The Common Law, derived from a series of lectures given at the Lowell ... Read more

    $33.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

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    Corruption in America

    From Benjamin Franklin's Snuff Box to Citizens United

    Narrated by Jo Anna Perrin ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 36 min

    For two centuries, the Framers' ideas about political corruption flourished in the courts, even in the absence of clear rules governing voters, civil officers, and elected officials. In the 1970s, the U.S. Supreme Court began to narrow the definition of corruption, and the meaning has since changed dramatically. No case makes that clearer than Citizens United. In 2010, one of the most ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD

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    White Shoe

    How a New Breed of Wall Street Lawyers Changed Big Business and the American Century

    by John Oller ...
    Narrated by Stephen Graybill ...

    Unabridged

    12 hours 58 min

    **The fascinating true story of how a group of visionary attorneys helped make American business synonymous with Big Business, and Wall Street the center of the financial world“Entertaining.”—The Wall Street Journal • “Fast-paced history.”—Library Journal • “Insightful and revealing."—Kirkus • “Captivating.”—BookPage**The legal profession once operated on a smaller scale—folksy lawyers arguing for ... Read more

    $33.99 AUD

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    The Authority of the Court and the Peril of Politics

    Narrated by Jim Seybert ...

    Unabridged

    1 hour 52 min

    A growing chorus of officials and commentators argues that the Supreme Court has become too political. On this view, the confirmation process is just an exercise in partisan agenda-setting, and the jurists are no more than “politicians in robes”?their ostensibly neutral judicial philosophies mere camouflage for conservative or liberal convictions. Stephen Breyer, drawing upon his experience as a ... Read more

    $36.99 AUD

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    Gideon's Trumpet

    How One Man, a Poor Prisoner, Took His Case to the Supreme Court-and Changed the Law of the United States

    by Anthony Lewis ...
    Narrated by Robertson Dean ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 50 min

    The classic bestseller from a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist that tells the compelling true story of one man's fight for the right to legal counsel for every defendent.A history of the landmark case of Clarence Earl Gideon's fight for the right to legal counsel. Notes, table of cases, index. The classic backlist bestseller. More than 800,000 sold since its first pub date of 1964. ... Read more

    $25.99 AUD

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    The Merchant of Venice (Argo Classics)

    Series series Argo Classics

    Unabridged

    2 hours 24 min

    William Collins Books and Decca Records are proud to present ARGO Classics, a historic catalogue of classic prose and verse read by some of the world’s most renowned voices. Originally released as vinyl records, these expertly remastered stories are now available to download for the first time.'The quality of mercy is not strain'd,It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven’Bassiano, a noble ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

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    Sweet Taste of Liberty

    A True Story of Slavery and Restitution in America

    Narrated by Paul Heitsch ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 51 min

    The unforgettable saga of one enslaved woman's fight for justice-and reparations Born into slavery, Henrietta Wood was taken to Cincinnati and legally freed in 1848. In 1853, a Kentucky deputy sheriff named Zebulon Ward colluded with Wood's employer, abducted her, and sold her back into bondage. She remained enslaved throughout the Civil War, giving birth to a son in Mississippi and never ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD

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    A Short History of European Law

    The Last Two and a Half Millennia

    by Tamar Herzog ...
    Narrated by Ana Clements ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 34 min

    A Short History of European Law brings to life 2,500 years of legal history, tying current norms to the circumstances of their conception. Tamar Herzog describes how successive legal systems built upon one another, from ancient times through the European Union. Roman law formed the backbone of each configuration, though the way it was used and reshaped varied dramatically from one century and ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD

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    The Walnut Tree: Women, Violence and the Law – A Hidden History

    by Kate Morgan ...
    Narrated by Kristin Atherton ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 55 min

    'Compulsively readable' – Times Literary Supplement'An outstanding work' – Philippa Gregory'A powerful narrative told with frankness and sensitivity' Helen Fry, historian and author of Women In Intelligence'A woman, a dog and a walnut tree, the more they are beaten, the better they’ll be.'So went the proverb quoted by a prominent MP in the Houses of Parliament in 1... ... Read more

    $41.99 AUD

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    The Merchant of Venice

    Unabridged

    2 hours 20 min

    Another in the great Caedmon Shakespeare series from the 1960s. Though classified as a comedy in the First Folio and sharing certain aspects with Shakespeare's other romantic comedies, the play is perhaps most remembered for its dramatic scenes, and is best known for Shylock and the famous 'pound of flesh' speech.Shylock, a greedy Jewish money-lender, has lost his beloved daughter when she elopes ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

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    The Original Meaning of the Fourteenth Amendment

    Its Letter & Spirit

    Unabridged

    18 hours 6 min

    Adopted in 1868, the Fourteenth Amendment profoundly changed the Constitution, giving the federal judiciary and Congress new powers to protect the fundamental rights of individuals from being violated by the states. Yet, according to Randy Barnett and Evan Bernick, the Supreme Court has long misunderstood or ignored the original meaning of the amendment's key clauses, covering the privileges and ... Read more

    $36.99 AUD

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    Safe Haven

    The United Kingdom's Investigations into Nazi Collaborators and the Failure of Justice

    Narrated by Jon Silverman ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 45 min

    The controversial 1991 War Crimes Act gave new powers to courts to try non-British citizens resident in the UK for war crimes committed during WWII. But in spite of the extensive investigative and legal work that followed, and the expense of some £11 million, it led to just one conviction: that in 1999 of Anthony (Andrzej) Sawoniuk. Safe Haven considers for the first time why and how convictions ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD

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    Hear No Evil

    Shortlisted for the CWA Historical Dagger 2023

    by Sarah Smith ...
    Narrated by Helen McAlpine ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 57 min

    In the burgeoning industrial city of Glasgow in 1817 Jean Campbell - a young, Deaf woman - is witnessed throwing a child into the River Clyde from the Old Bridge.No evidence is yielded from the river. Unable to communicate with their silent prisoner, the authorities move Jean to the decaying Edinburgh Tolbooth in order to prise the story from her. The High Court calls in Robert Kinniburgh, a ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD