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    • 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 3,137
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      5 out of 5 stars 2,721
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,711

    In Sapiens, Dr. Yuval Noah Harari spans the whole of human history, from the very first humans to walk the earth to the radical - and sometimes devastating - breakthroughs of the cognitive, agricultural, and scientific revolutions. Drawing on insights from biology, anthropology, paleontology, and economics, he explores how the currents of history have shaped our human societies, the animals and plants around us, and even our personalities.

    • 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 3,137 ratings

    Price: CDN$ 49.13

    • Homo Deus

    • A Brief History of Tomorrow
    • Written by: Yuval Noah Harari
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 14 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,029
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      5 out of 5 stars 891
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 882

    Homo Deus explores the projects, dreams, and nightmares that will shape the 21st century - from overcoming death to creating artificial life. It asks the fundamental questions: Where do we go from here? And how will we protect this fragile world from our own destructive powers? This is the next stage of evolution. This is Homo Deus.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Accept minor defects and enjoy this book

    • By Anonymous User on 2017-12-10

    Price: CDN$ 48.81

    • The Crusades

    • The Authoritative History of the War for the Holy Land
    • Written by: Thomas Asbridge
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 25 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 55

    The Crusades is an authoritative, accessible single-volume history of the brutal struggle for the Holy Land in the Middle Ages. Thomas Asbridge - a renowned historian who writes with "maximum vividness" (Joan Acocella, The New Yorker) - covers the years 1095 to 1291 in this big, ambitious, listenable account of one of the most fascinating periods in history.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic Book

    • By Anonymous User on 2018-11-18
    • The Authoritative History of the War for the Holy Land
    • Written by: Thomas Asbridge
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 25 hrs and 32 mins
    • Release date: 2016-08-16
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 60 ratings

    Price: CDN$ 36.84

    • The Forgotten Soldier

    • Written by: Guy Sajer
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 21 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 47

    When Guy Sajer joins the infantry full of ideals in the summer of 1942, the German army is enjoying unparalleled success in Russia. However, he quickly finds that for the foot soldier the glory of military success hides a much harsher reality of hunger, fatigue, and constant deprivation. Posted to the elite Grosse Deutschland division, he enters a violent and remorseless world where all youthful hope is gradually ground down, and all that matters is the brute will to survive.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • amazing book

    • By Anonymous User on 2019-01-02

    Price: CDN$ 50.07

    • Iran

    • A Modern History
    • Written by: Abbas Amanat
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 41 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 5
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    This history of modern Iran is not a survey in the conventional sense but an ambitious exploration of the story of a nation. It offers a revealing look at how events, people, and institutions are shaped by currents that sometimes reach back hundreds of years. The book covers the complex history of the diverse societies and economies of Iran against the background of dynastic changes, revolutions, civil wars, foreign occupation, and the rise of the Islamic Republic.

    • A Modern History
    • Written by: Abbas Amanat
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 41 hrs and 53 mins
    • Release date: 2018-08-07
    • 4 out of 5 stars 5 ratings

    Price: CDN$ 50.07

    • The Arabs

    • A History
    • Written by: Eugene Rogan
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 27 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    In this definitive history of the modern Arab world, award-winning historian Eugene Rogan draws extensively on Arab sources and texts to place the Arab experience in its crucial historical context for the first time. Tracing five centuries of Arab history, Rogan reveals that there was an age when the Arabs set the rules for the rest of the world. Today, however, the Arab world's sense of subjection to external powers carries vast consequences for both the region and Westerners who attempt to control it.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Super informative, interesting, and enjoyable

    • By Matthew on 2017-10-22

    Price: CDN$ 50.07

    • Europe

    • A History
    • Written by: Norman Davies
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 61 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Norman Davies captures it all - the rise and fall of Rome, the sweeping invasions of Alaric and Atilla, the Norman Conquests, the Papal struggles for power, the Renaissance and the Reformation, the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars, Europe's rise to become the powerhouse of the world, and its eclipse in our own century, following two devastating World Wars.

    Price: CDN$ 52.62

    • Augustus

    • First Emperor of Rome
    • Written by: Adrian Goldsworthy
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 18 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
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      5 out of 5 stars 23
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    Caesar Augustus's story, one of the most riveting in western history, is filled with drama and contradiction, risky gambles and unexpected success. He began as a teenage warlord, whose only claim to power was as the heir of the murdered Julius Caesar. Mark Antony dubbed him "a boy who owes everything to a name," but in the years to come the youth outmaneuvered all the older and more experienced politicians and was the last man standing in 30 BC.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great content and great as an audiobook

    • By Luc Briedé-Cooper on 2018-07-19

    Price: CDN$ 37.53

    • A History of Japan

    • Revised Edition
    • Written by: R. H. P. Mason, J. G. Caiger
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 13 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A classic of Japanese history, this audiobook is the preeminent work on the history of Japan. Newly revised and updated, A History of Japan is a single-volume complete history of the nation of Japan. Starting in ancient Japan during its early pre-history period, A History of Japan covers every important aspect of history and culture through feudal Japan to the post-Cold War period and collapse of the bubble economy in the early 1990s. Recent findings shed additional light on the origins of Japanese civilization and the birth of Japanese culture.    

    Price: CDN$ 37.53

    • The Fall of Carthage

    • The Punic Wars 265-146BC
    • Written by: Adrian Goldsworthy
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 16 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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      5 out of 5 stars 9
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    The struggle between Rome and Carthage in the Punic Wars was arguably the greatest and most desperate conflict of antiquity. The forces involved and the casualties suffered by both sides were far greater than in any wars fought before the modern era, while the eventual outcome had far-reaching consequences for the history of the Western World, namely the ascendancy of Rome. An epic of war and battle, this is also the story of famous generals and leaders: Hannibal, Fabius Maximus, Scipio Africanus, and his grandson Scipio Aemilianus, who would finally bring down the walls of Carthage.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • It's a basic outline of the 3 Punic wars

    • By Duy B. on 2019-03-20

    Price: CDN$ 37.53

    • 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 41
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      5 out of 5 stars 38
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 38

    Tracing the extraordinary trajectory of Julius Caesar's life, Adrian Goldsworthy covers not only the great Roman emperor's accomplishments as charismatic orator, conquering general, and powerful dictator but also lesser-known chapters. Ultimately, Goldsworthy realizes the full complexity of Caesar's character and shows why his political and military leadership continues to resonate some 2,000 years later.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great audio book

    • By James on 2019-04-20

    Price: CDN$ 50.07

    • Bury the Chains

    • Prophets and Rebels in the Fight to Free an Empire's Slaves
    • Written by: Adam Hochschild
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 13 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In early 1787, 12 men - a printer, a lawyer, a clergyman, and others united by their hatred of slavery - came together in a London printing shop and began a remarkable grass-roots movement, battling for the rights of people on another continent. Masterfully stoking public opinion, the movement's leaders pioneered a variety of techniques that have been adopted by citizens' movements ever since, from consumer boycotts to wall posters and lapel buttons to celebrity endorsements.

    Price: CDN$ 37.53

    • Strategy

    • The Indirect Approach
    • Written by: B.H. Liddell Hart
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Liddell Hart stressed movement, flexibility, surprise. He saw that in most military campaigns dislocation of the enemy's psychological and physical balance is prelude to victory. This dislocation results from a strategic indirect approach. Reflect for a moment on the results of direct confrontation (trench war in World War I) versus indirect dislocation (Blitzkreig in World II). Liddell Hart is also tonic for business and political planning: Just change the vocabulary and his concepts fit. 

    Price: CDN$ 26.30

    • The Medici

    • Power, Money, and Ambition in the Italian Renaissance
    • Written by: Paul Strathern
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 16 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
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      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Against the background of an age that saw the rebirth of ancient and classical learning, Paul Strathern explores the intensely dramatic rise and fall of the Medici family in Florence as well as the Italian Renaissance, which they did so much to sponsor and encourage. Interwoven into the narrative are the lives of many of the great Renaissance artists with whom the Medici had dealings, including Leonardo, Michelangelo, and Donatello as well as scientists like Galileo and Pico della Mirandola.

    • Power, Money, and Ambition in the Italian Renaissance
    • Written by: Paul Strathern
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 16 hrs and 21 mins
    • Release date: 2016-03-15
    • 5 out of 5 stars 4 ratings

    Price: CDN$ 37.53

    • The Prime Ministers

    • An Intimate Narrative of Israeli Leadership
    • Written by: Yehuda Avner
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 24 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      5 out of 5 stars 4

    The Prime Ministers is the first and only insider account of Israeli politics from the founding of the Jewish State to the near-present day. It reveals stunning details of life-and-death decision-making, top-secret military operations and high level peace negotiations. The Prime Ministers brings listeners into the orbits of world figures, including Menachem Begin, Yitzhak Rabin, Ronald Reagan, Jimmy Carter, Henry Kissinger, Yasser Arafat, Margaret Thatcher, Princess Diana and the Lubavitcher Rebbe.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A must read

    • By Anna on 2019-06-12

    Price: CDN$ 50.07

    • The Greatest Knight

    • The Remarkable Life of William Marshal, the Power Behind Five English Thrones
    • Written by: Thomas Asbridge
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 14 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      5 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 3

    In The Greatest Knight, renowned historian Thomas Asbridge draws upon the thirteenth-century biography and an array of other contemporary evidence to present a compelling account of William Marshal's life and times. Asbridge charts the unparalleled rise to prominence of a man bound to a code of honor yet driven by unquenchable ambition.

    Price: CDN$ 37.53

    • How Rome Fell

    • Death of a Superpower
    • Written by: Adrian Goldsworthy
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 18 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4 out of 5 stars 2

    In AD 200, the Roman Empire seemed unassailable, its vast territory accounting for most of the known world. By the end of the fifth century, Roman rule had vanished in Western Europe and much of northern Africa, and only a shrunken Eastern Empire remained. This was a period of remarkable personalities, from the philosopher-emperor Marcus Aurelius to emperors like Diocletian, who portrayed themselves as tough, even brutal, soldiers.

    Price: CDN$ 37.53

    • In the Name of Rome

    • The Men Who Won the Roman Empire
    • Written by: Adrian Goldsworthy
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 17 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 7
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      5 out of 5 stars 7

    Adrian Goldsworthy has received wide acclaim for his exceptional writing on the Roman Empire - including high praise from the acclaimed military historian and author John Keegan - and here he offers a new perspective on the empire by focusing on its greatest generals, including Scipio Africanus, Marius, Pompey, Caesar, and Titus.

    Price: CDN$ 37.53

    • Gandhi

    • The Years That Changed the World, 1914-1948
    • Written by: Ramachandra Guha
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 36 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    This volume opens with Mohandas Gandhi's arrival in Bombay in January 1915 and takes us through his epic struggles over the next three decades. In reconstructing Gandhi's life and work, author Ramachandra Guha has drawn on 60 different archival collections. Using this wealth of material, Guha creates a portrait of Gandhi and of those closest to him that illuminates the complexity inside his thinking, his motives, his actions, and their outcomes as he engaged with every important aspect of social and public life in the India of his time.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Terrible narration by a British narrator

    • By Anonymous User on 2019-04-14
    • The Years That Changed the World, 1914-1948
    • Written by: Ramachandra Guha
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 36 hrs and 11 mins
    • Release date: 2019-03-12
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 2 ratings

    Price: CDN$ 50.07

    • Medieval Europe

    • Written by: Chris Wickham
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 14 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    The millennium between the breakup of the western Roman Empire and the Reformation was a long and hugely transformative period - one not easily chronicled within a single book. Yet distinguished historian Chris Wickham has taken up the challenge in this landmark book, and he succeeds in producing the most riveting account of medieval Europe in a generation.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Pretty Good Historical Overview w/ a Few Problems

    • By Ryan K. on 2017-10-28

    Price: CDN$ 37.53

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