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    A Short History of Europe

    From Pericles to Putin

    by Simon Jenkins ...
    Narrated by Simon Jenkins ...


    11 hours 14 min

    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of A Short History of Europe written and read by Simon Jenkins.Europe is an astonishingly successful place. In this dazzling new history, bestselling author Simon Jenkins grippingly tells the story of its evolution from warring peoples to peace, wealth and freedom - a story that twists and turns from Greece and Rome, through the Dark Ages, the Reformation and ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD

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    Sharpe’s Fury: The Battle of Barrosa, March 1811 (The Sharpe Series, Book 11)

    Narrated by Rupert Farley ...
    Series Audiobook 11 - The Sharpe Series


    12 hours 33 min

    *SHARPE’S COMMAND, the brand new novel in the global bestselling series, is available to pre-order now*Spain, March 1811Cadiz is under siege – the last city standing in France’s conquest of Spain. So Captain Richard Sharpe must navigate the spymasters and murderous factions within its walls – and see off deadly threats from more than one enemy.Deserted by their ailing Spanish allies, the British ... Read more

    $39.99 AUD

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    Sharpe’s Eagle: The Talavera Campaign, July 1809 (The Sharpe Series, Book 8)

    Narrated by Rupert Farley ...
    Series Audiobook 8 - The Sharpe Series


    10 hours 39 min

    *SHARPE’S COMMAND, the brand new novel in the global bestselling series, is available to pre-order now*Spain, July 1809Lieutenant Richard Sharpe faces not only great danger on the battlefield but also, even more dangerous, treachery within his own ranks. But as the enemy approaches, he must pick up his rifle and prepare to lead his men against the French at one of the biggest, bloodiest fights of ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD

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    The Verge

    Reformation, Renaissance, and Forty Years that Shook the World

    by Patrick Wyman ...
    Narrated by Patrick Wyman ...


    11 hours 33 min

    The creator of the hit podcast series Tides of History and Fall of Rome explores the four explosive decades between 1490 and 1530, bringing to life the dramatic and deeply human story of how the West was reborn.In the bestselling tradition of The Swerve and A Distant Mirror, The Verge tells the story of a period that marked a decisive turning point for both European and world history. Here, author ... Read more

    $47.99 AUD $41.99 AUD

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    Napoleon: The Man Behind the Myth

    by Adam Zamoyski ...
    Narrated by Leighton Pugh ...


    27 hours 10 min

    ‘Napoleon is an out-and-out masterpiece and a joy to read’ Sir Antony Beevor, author of StalingradA landmark new biography that presents the man behind the many myths. The first writer in English to go back to the original European sources, Adam Zamoyski’s portrait of Napoleon is historical biography at its finest.Napoleon inspires passionately held and often conflicting visions. Was he a god-like ... Read more

    $66.99 AUD

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    Thomas Cromwell

    A Life

    Narrated by David Rintoul ...


    26 hours 38 min

    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Thomas Cromwell by Diarmaid MacCulloch, read by David Rintoul.Thomas Cromwell is one of the most famous - or notorious - figures in English history. Born in obscurity in Putney, he became a fixer for Cardinal Wolsey in the 1520s. After Wolsey's fall, Henry VIII promoted him to a series of ever greater offices, and by the end of the 1530s he was effectively ... Read more

    $24.99 AUD

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    Normal Women: From the Number One Bestselling Author Comes 900 Years of Women Making History


    27 hours 17 min

    A NEW STATESMEN BOOK OF THE YEAR 2023‘A lasting work of social history’ THE TIMES‘A genuinely new history of our nation’ DAN JONES‘This celebration of women is a triumph of popular history’ SPECTATORFROM THE MULTI-MILLION BESTSELLING HISTORICAL NOVELIST COMES THE CULMINATION OF HER LIFE’S WORKDid you know that there are more penises ... ... Read more

    $62.99 AUD

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    The Private Lives of the Tudors

    Uncovering the Secrets of Britain's Greatest Dynasty

    by Tracy Borman ...
    Narrated by Jonathan Keeble, Sandra Duncan ...


    15 hours 18 min

    'I do not live in a corner. A thousand eyes see all I do.' Elizabeth IThe Tudor monarchs were constantly surrounded by an army of attendants, courtiers and ministers. Even in their most private moments, they were accompanied by a servant specifically appointed for the task. A groom of the stool would stand patiently by as Henry VIII performed his daily purges, and when Elizabeth I retired for the ... Read more

    $46.99 AUD

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    A History: from Gaul to de Gaulle

    Narrated by John Julius Norwich ...


    15 hours 12 min

    A witty history of 2000 years of French history from legendary popular historian John Julius NorwichI can still feel, as if it were yesterday, the excitement of my first Channel crossing (as a child of nearly 7) in September 1936; the regiment of porters, smelling asphyxiatingly of garlic in their blue-green blousons; the raucous sound all around me of spoken French; the immense fields of Normandy ... Read more

    $46.99 AUD

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    To Catch A King: Charles II's Great Escape

    Narrated by Richard Trinder ...


    9 hours 18 min

    How did the most wanted man in the country outwit the greatest manhunt in British history?In January 1649, King Charles I was beheaded in London outside his palace of Whitehall and Britain became a republic. When his eldest son, Charles, returned in 1651 to fight for his throne, he was crushed by the might of Cromwell’s armies at the battle of Worcester.With 3,000 of his supporters lying dead and ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD

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    Iron and Blood

    A Military History of the German-speaking Peoples Since 1500

    Narrated by Rory Alexander ...


    34 hours 55 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.For most of its existence German-speaking Europe has been splintered into innumerable states - some substantial (such as Austria and Prussia) and some consisting of just a few Alpine meadows. Its military experience has also been extraordinarily varied: threatened and threatening; a mere buffer-zone, and a global threat.Iron and Blood is a startlingly ambitious and ... Read more

    $28.99 AUD

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    Henrietta Maria

    Conspirator, Warrior, Phoenix Queen

    Narrated by Daphne Kouma ...


    12 hours 44 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.A myth-busting biography of Henrietta Maria, wife of Charles I, which retells the dramatic story of the civil war from her perspectiveHenrietta Maria is the most reviled consort to have worn the crown of Britain's Three Kingdoms. Condemned as that 'Popish brat of France', a 'notorious whore' and traitor, she remains in popular memory the wife who wore the breeches and ... Read more

    $22.99 AUD

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    The Tudors

    The Complete Story of England's Most Notorious Dynasty

    by G. J. Meyer ...
    Narrated by Robin Sachs ...


    24 hours 53 min

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • For the first time in decades comes a fresh look at the fabled Tudor dynasty, comprising some of the most enigmatic figures ever to rule a country.“A thoroughly readable and often compelling narrative . . . Five centuries have not diminished the appetite for all things Tudor.”—Associated PressIn 1485, young Henry Tudor, whose claim to the throne was so weak as to be ... Read more

    $47.99 AUD

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    Men-of-War: Life in Nelson’s Navy

    Narrated by Ronald Pickup ...


    1 hour 53 min

    Out of print for many years, this is a brand new edition of the definitive companion to the acclaimed Aubrey-Maturin series of novels, written by the author himself.What was daily life in Nelson's navy really like, for everyone from the captain down to the rawest recruit? What did they eat? What songs did they sing? What was the schedule of watches? How were the officers and crew paid, and what ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

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    Young and Damned and Fair: The Life and Tragedy of Catherine Howard at the Court of Henry VIII

    Narrated by Jenny Funnell ...


    15 hours 57 min

    SHORTLISTED FOR THE SLIGHTLY FOXED BEST FIRST BIOGRAPHY PRIZE 2017Born into nobility and married into the royal family, Catherine Howard was attended every waking hour – secrets were impossible to keep. In this thrilling reappraisal of Henry VIII’s fifth wife, Gareth Russell’s history unfurls as if in real time to explain how the queen’s career ended with one of the great scandals of Henry’s reign ... Read more

    $39.99 AUD

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    England Under Siege, 1588-1688

    by Clare Jackson ...
    Narrated by Emma Gregory ...


    24 hours 10 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.**A BOOK OF THE YEAR 2021, AS CHOSEN BY THE TIMES, NEW STATESMAN, TELEGRAPH AND TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENTA ground-breaking portrait of the most turbulent century in English history**Among foreign observers, seventeenth-century England was known as 'Devil-Land': a diabolical country of fallen angels, torn apart by seditious rebellion, religious extremism and royal collapse ... Read more

    $28.99 AUD

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    Creating Our Identities from Da Vinci to the Kardashians

    Narrated by Patricia Santomasso ...


    9 hours 48 min

    An exceptional history of ideas and a contemporary critique on the story of self-making: from the Renaissance to the present dayToday's defining celebrities have crafted public personae that walk the tightrope between authenticity and artificiality. Ordinary people now follow suit: lovingly tending our 'personal brands' for economic gain and self-expression alike.Instagram culture is part of a ... Read more

    $44.99 AUD

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    Be Like the Fox

    Machiavelli In His World

    by Erica Benner ...
    Narrated by Karen Saltus ...


    13 hours 30 min

    The dramatic, myth-shattering story of how Machiavelli-arguably the most misunderstood thinker of all time-fought to change his corrupt world. Since the publication of The Prince five centuries ago, Machiavelli has been associated with political amorality. But that characterization is unfair. In Be Like the Fox, Erica Benner sets the record straight: far from the ruthless “Machiavellian” henchman ... Read more

    $51.99 AUD

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    Real History of Witches and Witch Hunts, The

    by Thomas Fudge ...
    Narrated by Thomas Fudge ...


    7 hours 28 min

    Heralded as one of the world’s greatest scholars of scholars of late medieval religious heterodoxy, Thomas Fudge combines scholarly insight with great storytelling.For centuries, the idea of witches living in our midst has enthralled us. How did this fascination develop? Why did it lead to the persecution of thousands of accused “witches,” most of them women? What does the history of witch hunts ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

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    Waves Across the South: A New History of Revolution and Empire

    Narrated by Raj Ghatak ...


    14 hours 26 min

    WINNER OF THE BRITISH ACADEMY BOOK PRIZE FOR GLOBAL CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING SHORTLISTED FOR THE PEN-HESSEL TILTMAN PRIZE 2021 LONGLISTED FOR THE CUNDILL HISTORY PRIZE 2021‘Helps re-centre how we look at the world’ PETER FRANKOPAN‘Global history at its finest’ SUNIL AMRITH‘A master class’ OLIVETTE OTELE'Fascinating' FINANCIAL TIMESStarting from the ocean and from the forgotten... ... Read more

    $39.99 AUD

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    999. Den sidste vogter

    Narrated by Tobias May Hertz ...


    14 hours 4 min

    September 2009. Guido de Mola modtager en mystisk pakke, som indeholder en håndskreven tekst og et ældgammelt manuskript, der ser ud til at stamme fra renæssancen. De to dokumenter afslører for ham, at hans slægt vogter over en utrolig hemmelighed om den store renæssancefilosof Giovanni Pico della Mirandola og hans esoteriske teorier. Nu er det Guidos tur til at vogte over hemmeligheden. En ... Read more

    $8.99 AUD

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    Odyssey of the West IV

    A Classic Education through the Great Books: Towards Enlightenment

    Narrated by Timothy B. Shutt ...


    8 hours 11 min

    The Odyssey of the West series addresses in chronological sequence the works that have shaped the ongoing development of Western thought both in its own right and in cultural dialogue with other traditions. Part four provides a close look at the period from the Renaissance to the Scientific Revolution and into the early Enlightenment. These lectures take in the immense variety and singular ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD

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    Poet of Revolution

    The Making of John Milton

    Narrated by Richard Pryal ...


    15 hours 56 min

    This audiobook narrated by Richard Pryal brings Milton's formative years to life, providing an entirely new account of the poet's political radicalizationJohn Milton (1608–1674) has a unique claim on literary and intellectual history as the author of both Paradise Lost, the greatest narrative poem in English, and prose defences of the execution of Charles I that influenced the French and American ... Read more

    $41.99 AUD

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    Renaissance, The: An Enthralling Guide to a Period of Rebirth in Arts, Science and Culture

    by Billy Wellman ...
    Narrated by Jay Herbert ...


    3 hours 15 min

    Do the names Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and Raphael ring a bell?If so, you are already somewhat familiar with the Renaissance, which saw a rebirth in the arts and science. Great strides were made in several fields, and many men made a name for themselves by creating masterpieces or developing new theories, even if some people found them controversial.This comprehensive guide digs into some ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus