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    • 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 23
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    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

    • From Yao to Mao: 5000 Years of Chinese History

    • Written by: Kenneth J. Hammond, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Kenneth J. Hammond
    • Length: 18 hrs and 14 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    These 36 eye-opening lectures deliver a comprehensive political and historical overview of one of the most fascinating and complex countries in world history....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Comprehensive review of China's history

    • By Trent T on 2019-01-07

    Price: CDN$ 56.38

    • The Origins of Political Order: From Prehuman Times to the French Revolution

    • Written by: Francis Fukuyama
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 22 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    Virtually all human societies were once organized tribally, yet over time most developed new political institutions which included a central state....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • worth revisiting

    • By Anonymous User on 2019-03-21

    Price: CDN$ 50.07

    • The Right Stuff

    • Written by: Tom Wolfe
    • Narrated by: Dennis Quaid
    • Length: 15 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55

    Tom Wolfe describes the inner life of astronauts with almost uncanny empathetic powers....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great History, Mediocre Reading

    • By Austin Fusilier on 2018-09-13

    Price: CDN$ 37.53

    • A Short History of Nearly Everything

    • Written by: Bill Bryson
    • Narrated by: Bill Bryson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 194
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 174
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 172

    A Short History of Nearly Everything is Bill Bryson’s quest to find out everything that has happened from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Abridged

    • By Robin on 2017-11-29

    Price: CDN$ 25.79

    • History of the Ancient World: A Global Perspective

    • Written by: Gregory S. Aldrete, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Gregory S. Aldrete
    • Length: 24 hrs and 24 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    Take a journey across the ancient world, throught the traditional domains of politics and war, as well as religion, philosophy, architecture, science and the visual arts....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • More of a European perspective.

    • By Han on 2018-07-31

    Price: CDN$ 71.17

    • 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

    • 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

    • Caesar

    • Life of a Colossus
    • Written by: Adrian Goldsworthy
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 24 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    In this landmark biography, Goldsworthy examines Caesar as a military leader, as well as his other roles, and places....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great audio book

    • By James on 2019-04-20

    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

    • Guns, Germs and Steel

    • The Fate of Human Societies
    • Written by: Jared Diamond
    • Narrated by: Doug Ordunio
    • Length: 16 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 139
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 122
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 124

    Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Guns, Germs and Steel examines the rise of civilization and the issues its development has raised throughout history....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A must!

    • By T King on 2018-05-18

    Price: CDN$ 40.04

    • The Witch

    • A History of Fear, from Ancient Times to the Present
    • Written by: Ronald Hutton
    • Narrated by: Gildart Jackson
    • Length: 16 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Why have societies all across the world feared witchcraft? This book delves deeply into its context, beliefs, and origins in Europe's history....

    • A History of Fear, from Ancient Times to the Present
    • Written by: Ronald Hutton
    • Narrated by: Gildart Jackson
    • Length: 16 hrs and 21 mins
    • Release date: 2017-09-05
    • 4 out of 5 stars 2 ratings

    Price: CDN$ 37.53

    • The Art of War

    • Written by: Sun Tzu
    • Narrated by: Aidan Gillen
    • Length: 1 hr and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 236
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 198
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 193

    The 13 chapters of The Art of War, each devoted to one aspect of warfare, were compiled by the high-ranking Chinese military general, strategist, and philosopher Sun-Tzu....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • little finger

    • By Amazon Customer on 2018-01-08

    Price: CDN$ 12.47

    • Say Nothing

    • A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland
    • Written by: Patrick Radden Keefe
    • Narrated by: Matthew Blaney
    • Length: 14 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 19

    In December 1972, Jean McConville, a 38-year-old mother of 10, was dragged from her Belfast home by masked intruders, her children clinging to her legs. They never saw her again....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A must read for any fans of modern history

    • By Anonymous User on 2019-04-22

    Price: CDN$ 37.53

    • Chappaquiddick

    • Written by: Leo Damore, Howie Carr - foreword
    • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
    • Length: 16 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    A young woman leaves a party with a wealthy US senator. The next morning her body is discovered in his car at the bottom of a pond. Leo Damore's 1988 national best seller was originally entitled Senatorial Privilege....

    Price: CDN$ 37.53

    • The War that Ended Peace

    • Written by: Margaret MacMillan
    • Narrated by: Richard Burnip
    • Length: 31 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    The First World War followed a period of sustained peace in Europe during which people talked with confidence of prosperity, progress and hope....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Makes You Pray for the War to Begin

    • By john on 2018-08-16

    Price: CDN$ 42.97

    • The History of the Ancient World

    • From the Earliest Accounts to the Fall of Rome
    • Written by: Susan Wise Bauer
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 26 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30

    A lively and engaging narrative history showing the common threads in the cultures that gave birth to our own....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • entertaining history

    • By Lucas Karperien on 2018-07-29

    Price: CDN$ 53.70

    • The Mueller Report

    • Written by: The Washington Post
    • Narrated by: Matt Zapotosky, Rosalind S. Helderman, Marc Fisher, and others
    • Length: 19 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Listen to the findings of the Special Counsel’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, complete with accompanying analysis by the Post reporters who’ve covered the story from the beginning....

    Price: CDN$ 35.52

    • Forgiveness

    • A Gift from My Grandparents
    • Written by: Mark Sakamoto
    • Narrated by: Geoff Sugiyama
    • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 211
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 199
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 198

    When the Second World War broke out, Ralph MacLean chose to escape his troubled life on the Magdalen Islands in eastern Canada and volunteer to serve his country overseas....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Canada picked wrong

    • By Anonymous User on 2018-05-31

    Price: CDN$ 26.81

    • Living the French Revolution and the Age of Napoleon

    • Written by: Suzanne M. Desan, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Suzanne M. Desan
    • Length: 24 hrs and 47 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    The French Revolution shook the foundations of the old world and marked a permanent shift for politics, religion, and society....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating!

    • By Emma on 2018-07-28

    Price: CDN$ 71.17

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