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These are the bestselling history audiobooks available in Australia and Tasmania.

The Secret History of the Mongol Queens

How the Daughters of Genghis Khan Rescued His Empire
By Jack Weatherford
Narrated by Robertson Dean /  10 hours 19 minutes

The Mongol queens of the thirteenth century ruled the greatest empire the world has ever known. Yet sometime near the end of the century, censors cut a section from The Secret History of the Mongols, leaving a single tantalizing quote from Genghis Khan: “Let us reward our female offspring.” Only this hint of a father’s legacy for his daughters... Read More »

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The Tudors

The Complete Story of England's Most Notorious Dynasty
By G. J. Meyer
Narrated by Robin Sachs /  24 hours 51 minutes

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

For the first time in decades, here, in a single volume, is a fresh look at the fabled Tudor dynasty, comprising some of the most enigmatic figures ever to rule a country. Acclaimed historian G. J. Meyer reveals the flesh-and-bone reality in all its wild excess.

In 1485, young Henry Tudor, whose claim to the throne was so... Read More »

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Joan of Arc

A Life Transfigured
By Kathryn Harrison
Narrated by Cassandra Campbell /  13 hours 39 minutes

The profoundly inspiring and fully documented saga of Joan of Arc, the young peasant girl whose "voices" moved her to rally the French nation and a reluctant king against British invaders in 1428, has fascinated artistic figures as diverse as William Shakespeare, Mark Twain, Voltaire, George Bernard Shaw, Bertolt Brecht, Carl Dreyer, and Robert... Read More »

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Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman

By Robert K. Massie
Narrated by Mark Deakins /  23 hours 50 minutes

The Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Peter the Great, Nicholas and Alexandra, and The Romanovs returns with another masterpiece of narrative biography, the extraordinary story of an obscure young German princess who traveled to Russia at fourteen and rose to become one of the most remarkable, powerful, and captivating women in history.

Born into... Read More »

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Fidel Castro: My Life

A Spoken Autobiography
By Fidel Castro & Ignacio Ramonet
Narrated by Todd McLaren & Patrick Lawlor /  26 hours 13 minutes

For decades, people have tried to persuade the leader of the Cuban Revolution to tell his own life story. Ignacio Ramonet, the celebrated editor in chief of Le Monde diplomatique, has finally succeeded. For the first time, in a series of extensive and probing interviews, Fidel Castro describes his life from the 1950s to the present day. In frank... Read More »

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The Art of War, with eBook

By Sun Tzu
Narrated by Scott Brick & Shelly Frasier /  3 hours 15 minutes

"All warfare is based on deception. Thus, when able to attack, we must seem unable. Hold out bait to entice the enemy. Feign disorder, and crush him. If he is in superior strength, evade him. If your opponent is quick to anger, seek to irritate him. Pretend to be weak, that he may grow arrogant." Written before Alexander the Great was born, this... Read More »

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The Prince, with eBook

By Niccolo Machiavelli
Narrated by Shelly Frasier /  3 hours 52 minutes

The Prince has long been both praised and reviled for its message of moral relativism and political expediency. Although a large part is devoted to the mechanics of gaining and staying in power, Machiavelli's end purpose is to maintain a just and stable government. He is not ambiguous in stating his belief that committing a small cruelty to... Read More »

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Napoleon's Wars

An International History, 1803-1815
By Charles Esdaile
Narrated by Simon Prebble /  24 hours 47 minutes

No military figure in history has been quite as polarizing as Napoleon Bonaparte. Was he a monster, driven by an endless, ruinous quest for military glory? Or a social and political visionary brought down by petty, reactionary kings of Europe? In the most definitive account to date, respected historian Charles Esdaile argues that the chief... Read More »

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Patton, Montgomery, Rommel

Masters of War
By Terry Brighton
Narrated by Mel Foster /  15 hours 22 minutes

In the Second World War, the United States, Great Britain, and Germany each produced one land-force commander who stood out from the rest: George Patton, Bernard Montgomery, and Erwin Rommel. All were arrogant, publicity seeking, and personally flawed, yet each possessed a genius for command and an unrivaled enthusiasm for combat. But their... Read More »

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Finding George Orwell in Burma

By Emma Larkin
Narrated by Emily Durante /  8 hours 18 minutes

Over the years the American writer Emma Larkin has spent traveling in Burma, she has come to know all too well the many ways this police state can be described as "Orwellian." The life of the mind exists in a state of siege in Burma, and it long has. The connection between George Orwell and Burma is not simply metaphorical, of course; Orwell's... Read More »

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The Annals of Tacitus

Excerpts
By Cornelius Tacitus
Narrated by George Wilson /  4 hours 29 minutes

The Annals, the last and greatest achievement of Tacitus, records the history of the Julio-Claudian emperors from the death of Augustus (14 A.D.) to the reign of Nero (54-68). These are stories of mutiny and murder, of whole armies disappearing beyond the Rhine, of an unstable and gloomy frontier. Tacitus brings us Nero himself, whose reign saw... Read More »

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Tales of the Alhambra

By Washington Irving
Narrated by Kevin Foley /  13 hours 22 minutes

One of the most entertaining travelogues ever written, Washington Irving's Tales of the Alhambra is a heady mix of fact, myth, and depictions of secret chambers, desperate battles, imprisoned princesses, palace ghosts, and fragrant gardens, described in a wistful and dreamlike eloquence. Irving, who also penned "Rip Van Winkle" and "Sleepy... Read More »

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Selections from the Writings of Cicero

By Marcus Tullius Cicero
Narrated by Robertson Dean /  8 hours 9 minutes

Roman statesman and philosopher Marcus Tullius Cicero wrote on a wide range of subjects, from Greek philosophy to moral duty to friendship. Though he considered philosophy secondary to politics and often used his writings for explicit political ends, his work has nevertheless been widely read for over two thousand years and has influenced... Read More »

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The Vikings

A History
By Robert Ferguson
Narrated by Michael Page /  14 hours 50 minutes

Raiders and traders, settlers and craftsmen, the medieval Scandinavians who have become familiar to history as Vikings never lose their capacity to fascinate, from their ingeniously designed longboats to their stormy pantheon of gods and goddesses. Robert Ferguson is a sure guide across what he calls "the treacherous marches which divide... Read More »

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$27.01

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Stalin's Secret Agents

The Subversion of Roosevelt's Government
By M. Stanton Evans & Herbert Romerstein
Narrated by Alan Sklar /  9 hours 56 minutes

Most Americans have grown accustomed to accept the version of history that the Soviets were our noble allies and took the brunt of the casualties during World War II. But after decades of research by veteran journalist M. Stanton Evans and intelligence expert Herbert Romerstein, the truth has come to light and is now exposed in Stalin's... Read More »

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The Arms of Krupp

1587-1968
By William Manchester
Narrated by Paul Boehmer /  48 hours 14 minutes

In this narrative of extraordinary richness, depth, and authority, America’s preeminent biographer/historian explored the German national character as no other writer has done. The Arms of Krupp brings to life Europe’s wealthiest, most powerful family, a four-hundred-year German dynasty that developed the world’s most technologically advanced... Read More »

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The Art of War

Original Classic Edition
By Sun Tzu
Narrated by Don Hagen /  1 hour 29 minutes

This Chinese treatise on war was written by Sun Tzu in the 6th century B.C. Each one of the 13 chapters is devoted to a different aspect of warfare, making it the definitive work on military strategies and tactics of its time. Studied by generals from Napoleon to Rommel, it is still one of the most influential works on the subject and is... Read More »

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The Origins of World War II 3rd Edition

By Keith Eubank
Narrated by Joe Geoffrey /  6 hours 48 minutes

More than 60 years have passed since the outbreak of the most catastrophic conflict the world has known: 30 million people dead and unbelievable devastation. In the 3rd edition of this popular volume, Keith Eubank seeks answers to the questions that have plagued us: Why, after the ghastly ordeal of World War I did Western powers undervalue the... Read More »

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The War of 1812

The United States at War
By Jeffrey Rogers Hummel, Wendy McElroy & Pat Childs
Narrated by George C. Scott /  2 hours 28 minutes

The United States emerged from the American Revolution still engaged in old world politics. In particular, America faced all the trade restrictions of the British Navigation Acts. As a result, the United States declared war on Great Britain in 1812, and proceeded to invade Canada, one of Britain's possessions-an invasion which failed. At a cost... Read More »

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The Life of Horatio Lord Nelson

By Robert Southey
Narrated by Frederick Davidson /  9 hours 48 minutes

Having entered the British Navy at the age of twelve, Horatio Lord Nelson achieved the rank of captain at the age of twenty. As captain, he was quickly recognized as a magnetic and controversial figure. He triumphed at Cape St. Vincent and the Nile, but failed at Tenefife and Boulogne. With the glories of Copenhagen and Trafalgar yet ahead of... Read More »

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