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    • Great Mythologies of the World

    • Written by: The Great Courses, Grant L. Voth, Julius H. Bailey, and others
    • Narrated by: Grant L. Voth, Julius H. Bailey, Kathryn McClymond, and others
    • Length: 31 hrs and 36 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    The deep-seated origins and wide-reaching lessons of ancient myths built the foundation for our modern legacies....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Book

    • By oleg on 2018-09-17

    Price: CDN$ 80.58

    • The Story of Human Language

    • Written by: John McWhorter, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: John McWhorter
    • Length: 18 hrs and 15 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63

    Learn how a single tongue spoken 150,000 years ago evolved into the estimated 6,000 languages used around the world today....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating!

    • By Jesslovescoffee on 2018-11-23

    Price: CDN$ 56.38

    • Sapiens

    • A Brief History of Humankind
    • Written by: Yuval Harari
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2,608
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2,268
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,260

    Destined to become a modern classic in the vein of Guns, Germs, and Steel, Sapiens is a lively, groundbreaking history of humankind told from a unique perspective....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I'll definitely listen to this again.

    • By Shea Earl on 2017-11-25
    • A Brief History of Humankind
    • Written by: Yuval Harari
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
    • Release date: 2017-09-13
    • 5 out of 5 stars 2,608 ratings

    Price: CDN$ 48.81

    • Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World

    • Written by: Jack Weatherford
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis, Jack Weatherford
    • Length: 14 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75

    The Mongol army led by Genghis Khan subjugated more lands and people in 25 years than the Romans did in 400....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Informational, but at times dull

    • By Steve on 2019-03-12

    Price: CDN$ 37.53

    • Helter Skelter

    • The True Story of the Manson Murders
    • Written by: Vincent Bugliosi, Curt Gentry
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 26 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77

    Prosecuting attorney in the Manson trial Vincent Bugliosi held a unique insider's position in one of the most baffling and horrifying cases of the 20th century....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great "read"

    • By Tony on 2018-02-21

    Price: CDN$ 53.70

    • The Story of World War II

    • Written by: Donald L. Miller, Henry Steele Commager
    • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
    • Length: 24 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 51

    Drawing on previously unpublished eyewitness accounts, prizewinning historian Donald L. Miller has written what critics are calling one of the most powerful accounts of warfare ever published....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing!!!

    • By Justin Mullin on 2018-12-09

    Price: CDN$ 50.07

    • The Fall and Rise of China

    • Written by: Richard Baum, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Richard Baum
    • Length: 24 hrs and 8 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 65

    For most of its 5,000-year existence, China has been the largest, most populous, wealthiest, and mightiest nation on Earth....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Perfect Summarization of Modern China

    • By Ryan McGregor on 2018-02-05

    Price: CDN$ 71.17

    • The History of Ancient Egypt

    • Written by: Bob Brier, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Bob Brier
    • Length: 24 hrs and 25 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 63

    Even after deciphering its hieroglyphs, and marveling at its scarabs, mummies, obelisks, and sphinxes, Egyptian civilization remains one of history's most mysterious....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A Moderately Entertaining Dive

    • By 101 on 2018-10-03

    Price: CDN$ 71.17

    • The Other Side of History: Daily Life in the Ancient World

    • Written by: Robert Garland, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Robert Garland
    • Length: 24 hrs and 28 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58

    The past truly comes alive as you take a series of imaginative leaps into the world of history's anonymous citizens....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it!

    • By Trent T on 2018-10-29

    Price: CDN$ 71.17

    • SPQR

    • A History of Ancient Rome
    • Written by: Mary Beard
    • Narrated by: Phyllida Nash
    • Length: 18 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39

    Ancient Rome matters. Its history of empire, conquest, cruelty and excess is something against which we still judge ourselves....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Lived every second.

    • By Amazon Customer on 2018-06-12
    • A History of Ancient Rome
    • Written by: Mary Beard
    • Narrated by: Phyllida Nash
    • Length: 18 hrs and 30 mins
    • Release date: 2015-10-19
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 42 ratings

    Price: CDN$ 21.48

    • Food: A Cultural Culinary History

    • Written by: Ken Albala, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Ken Albala
    • Length: 18 hrs and 22 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 31

    Eating is an indispensable human activity. As a result, whether we realize it or not, the drive to obtain food has been a major catalyst across all of history....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing

    • By tc on 2018-11-17

    Price: CDN$ 56.38

    • The Vikings

    • Written by: Kenneth W. Harl, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Kenneth W. Harl
    • Length: 17 hrs and 59 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36

    By the end of the series, you'll have a new understanding of what it meant to be a Viking and a richer appreciation of this remarkable race....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very thorough.

    • By Jamie Andersen on 2018-09-19

    Price: CDN$ 56.38

    • The Story of Medieval England: From King Arthur to the Tudor Conquest

    • Written by: Jennifer Paxton, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Jennifer Paxton
    • Length: 19 hrs and 7 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    These lectures consistently deliver a fresh level of understanding about medieval England, its rulers and subjects, and their significance....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Professor has a great speaking voice and style.

    • By Amazon Customer on 2017-10-05

    Price: CDN$ 56.38

    • The Medieval World

    • Written by: Dorsey Armstrong, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Dorsey Armstrong
    • Length: 18 hrs and 16 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    Far from being a time of darkness, the Middle Ages was an essential period in the grand narrative of Western history. Discover what it was like to actually live in this extraordinary era....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent!

    • By Justin Harris on 2018-10-30

    Price: CDN$ 56.38

    • Stephen Fry's Victorian Secrets

    • Written by: Stephen Fry
    • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70

    On the surface, the Victorian age is one of propriety, industry, prudishness and piety. But scratch the surface and you’ll find scandal, sadism, sex, madness, malice and murder....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Really entertaining

    • By K on 2019-01-17

    Price: CDN$ 27.32

    • An Economic History of the World since 1400

    • Written by: Donald J. Harreld, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Donald J. Harreld
    • Length: 24 hrs and 25 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    Most of us have a limited understanding of the powerful role economics has played in shaping human civilization. This makes economic history a vital lens through which to think....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A lot of very interesting information

    • By Amazon Customer on 2018-10-01

    Price: CDN$ 66.36

    • The Prison Letters of Nelson Mandela

    • Written by: Nelson Mandela
    • Narrated by: Atandwa Kani
    • Length: 20 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    During his 10,052 days of incarceration, Mandela wrote hundreds of letters to unyielding prison authorities, fellow activists, government officials, and, most memorably, his courageous wife....

    Price: CDN$ 50.07

    • The Ottoman Empire

    • Written by: Kenneth W. Harl, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Kenneth W. Harl
    • Length: 18 hrs and 44 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    By understanding the dramatic story of the Ottoman Empire one can better grasp the current complexities of the Middle East....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great material but terrible speaker.

    • By Leslie on 2018-10-26

    Price: CDN$ 56.38

    • A World Undone

    • The Story of the Great War, 1914 to 1918
    • Written by: G. J. Meyer
    • Narrated by: Robin Sachs
    • Length: 27 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 29

    In this remarkable and intimate account, author G. J. Meyer draws on exhaustive research to bring to life the story of how the Great War reduced Europe’s mightiest empires to rubble....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • good book

    • By Anonymous User on 2019-02-17
    • The Story of the Great War, 1914 to 1918
    • Written by: G. J. Meyer
    • Narrated by: Robin Sachs
    • Length: 27 hrs and 58 mins
    • Release date: 2012-05-24
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 30 ratings

    Price: CDN$ 50.07

    • The Radium Girls

    • The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women
    • Written by: Kate Moore
    • Narrated by: Angela Brazil
    • Length: 15 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 23

    As a war raged across the world, young American women flocked to work, painting watches, clocks, and military dials with a special luminous substance made from radium....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Swallow

    • By Jenn N-T on 2019-02-10
    • The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women
    • Written by: Kate Moore
    • Narrated by: Angela Brazil
    • Length: 15 hrs and 52 mins
    • Release date: 2017-05-02
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 23 ratings

    Price: CDN$ 37.53

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