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The Templars

Written by: Dan Jones
Narrated by: Dan Jones
Length: 15 hrs and 35 mins
Categories: History, Europe
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Publisher's Summary

The Knights Templar were the wealthiest, most powerful - and most secretive - of the military orders that flourished in the crusading era. Their story - encompassing as it does the greatest international conflict of the Middle Ages, a network of international finance, a swift rise in wealth and influence followed by a bloody and humiliating fall - has left a comet's tail of mystery that continues to fascinate and inspire historians, novelists and conspiracy theorists.

Unabridged edition read by Dan Jones.

©2017 Head of Zeus (P)2017 Penguin Random House LLC

What the critics say

"A pacy narrative history of the medieval order laced with tales of blood and bravery." ( The Sunday Times)
"This is a fascinating story of fanaticism...Jones is certainly an entertainer, but also a fine historian who knows how to render serious scholarship into accessible prose. Seldom does one find serious history that is so easy to read." ( The Times)
"Snappy, well-paced…. The author’s ambition, he says, is to tell the story of the Templars in a straightforward way and 'to write a book that will entertain as well as inform'. He has done precisely that." ( The Daily Telegraph)

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What a book!

So informative and I learned a great deal about The Templars. Dan Jones narrated his book very well. It was easy to understand and follow.

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Comprehensive and Immersive

I loved the history, the recreated timeline and the stories that helped to immerse the reader in each character or battle. While this was an epic recreation it was also a well-crafted vehicle of learning and insight. Further, the author was a fantastic reader. To any reader interested in the holy wars, crusades or Templar organization, this is a must own.

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Fantastic program

This book was very well researched and written from an unbiased point of view with no hidden agenda. The author has obviously done a huge amount of research and put it together very well. I have read many different works on the Templars and found this one to be the most exhaustive.
The audible was well read and fun to listen to. I recommend it to anyone with an interest in this subject. I have the hard cover book as well but listening to it was fantastic.

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Liked it

Really liked this book. The narrator did a great job and it helped me put into context the various Crusaders movies I've seem over time.

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What a fantastic experince. To have a story I love and so intrigued by, being read to me in perfect diction is truly wonderful. My lomg commute has now become all to short a time, I want to keep driving and listening. Gast service as always.

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  • 2018-12-24

A Riveting Narrative History of the Templars

Having already thoroughly enjoyed Jones' books on The Plantagenets and the Wars of the Roses, I had high hopes for The Templars and was not disappointed. I knew relatively little about the famous Holy Order beforehand and learned a tremendous amount from this book, all the while being thoroughly entertained. Excellent narrative history.

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  • Antoine
  • 2019-06-15

Great history

As described at the beginning, is a well planned historical account of the Templars and the crusades.