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World History

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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

    $44.91 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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    Origin Story

    A Big History of Everything

    Narrated by Jamie Jackson ...

    Unabridged

    12 hours 23 min

    A captivating history of the universe -- from before the dawn of time through the far reaches of the distant future. Most historians study the smallest slivers of time, emphasizing specific dates, individuals, and documents. But what would it look like to study the whole of history, from the big bang through the present day -- and even into the remote future? How would looking at the full span of ... Read more

    $37.43 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Catastrophe: Europe Goes to War 1914

    by Max Hastings ...
    Narrated by Max Hastings, Nigel Carrington ...

    Unabridged

    28 hours 58 min

    The Amazon History Book of the Year 2013 is a magisterial chronicle of the calamity that befell Europe in 1914 as the continent shifted from the glamour of the Edwardian era to the tragedy of total war.1914: a year of unparalleled change. The year that diplomacy failed, Imperial Europe was thrown into its first modernised warfare and white-gloved soldiers rode in their masses across pastoral ... 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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    The Storm Before the Storm

    The Beginning of the End of the Roman Republic

    by Mike Duncan ...
    Narrated by Mike Duncan ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 13 min

    The creator of the award-winning podcast series The History of Rome and Revolutions brings to life the bloody battles, political machinations, and human drama that set the stage for the fall of the Roman Republic.The Roman Republic was one of the most remarkable achievements in the history of civilization. Beginning as a small city-state in central Italy, Rome gradually expanded into a wider world ... Read more

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    Less is More

    How Degrowth Will Save the World

    by Jason Hickel ...
    Narrated by Ben Crystal, Clifford Samuel ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 5 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.The world has finally awoken to the reality of climate breakdown and ecological collapse. Now we must face up to its primary cause. Capitalism demands perpetual expansion, which is devastating the living world. There is only one solution that will lead to meaningful and immediate change: DEGROWTH.If we want to have a shot at halting the crisis, we need to restore the ... Read more

    $24.61 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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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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    World Order

    Reflections on the Character of Nations and the Course of History

    Narrated by Nicholas Hormann ...

    Unabridged

    14 hours 9 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.In World Order, Henry Kissinger - one of the leading practitioners of world diplomacy and author of On China - makes his monumental investigation into the 'tectonic plates' of global history and state relations.World Order is the summation of Henry Kissinger's thinking about history, strategy and statecraft. As if taking a perspective from far above the globe, it examines ... Read more

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    The Golden Thread

    How Fabric Changed History

    Narrated by Helen Johns ...

    Unabridged

    11 hours 27 min

    As heard on BBC Radio 4's Book of the WeekA new history of ingenuity from the author of The Secret Lives of Colour.From the mummies of Ancient Egypt; via the silken dragon robes of Imperial China and the woollen sails of Viking longboats to the Indian calicoes and chintzes that powered the Industrial Revolution (and sparked more than one war); arriving finally at the lab-blended fibres that have ... Read more

    $39.99 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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    Dam Busters

    The Race to Smash the Dams, 1943

    by James Holland ...
    Narrated by James Holland ...

    Unabridged

    13 hours 4 min

    The night of May 16th, 1943. Nineteen specially adapted Lancaster bombers take off from RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire, each with a huge 9,000lb cylindrical bomb strapped underneath them. Their mission: to destroy three dams deep within the German heartland, which provide the lifeblood to the industries supplying the Third Reich's war machine.From the outset, it was an almost impossible task, a ... Read more

    $22.72 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    A Political History of the World

    Three Thousand Years of War and Peace

    Narrated by Roy McMillan ...
    series Pelican Books

    Unabridged

    15 hours 5 min

    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of A Political History of the World by Jonathan Holslag, read by Roy McMillan.In three thousand years of history, China has spent at least eleven centuries at war. The Roman Empire was in conflict during at least 50 per cent of its lifetime. Since 1776, the United States has spent over one hundred years at war. The dream of peace has been universal in the ... Read more

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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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    The Emergence of Women’s Voices in ISKCON

    A Collection of Letters, Articles, Papers, and Conference Reports from 1988 to 2020

    Narrated by Multiple devotees ...

    Unabridged

    29 hours 30 min

    540 pages | 34 authors | Lifetimes of Devotion | Paving the Way ForwardThe Emergence of Women’s Voices in ISKCON is a written documentary of the voices of the first-generation pioneer women of ISKCON. In this anthology they pass the torch of wisdom and lessons learned to future generations. Thirty-four authors speak about their relationships with Srila Prabhupada, what women bring to Krishna ... Read more

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    Wisdom of the Ancients

    Life lessons from our distant past

    by Neil Oliver ...
    Narrated by Neil Oliver ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 59 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.From the bestselling author of The Story of the British Isles in 100 Places comes this inspiring and beautifully written meditation on the wisdom inherited from our ancestors.For all we have gained in the modern world, simple peace of mind is hard to find. In a time that is increasingly fraught with complexity and conflict, we are told that our wellbeing relies on ... Read more

    $24.61 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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    Thomas Cromwell

    The untold story of Henry VIII's most faithful servant

    Unabridged

    15 hours 10 min

    Thomas Cromwell is known to millions as the leading character in Hilary Mantel's bestselling Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies. But who was the real Cromwell?Born a lowly tavern keeper's son, Cromwell rose swiftly through the ranks to become Henry VIII's right hand man, and one of the most powerful figures in Tudor history. The architect of England's break with the Roman Catholic Church and the ... Read more

    $46.99 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

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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