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    • The Victorian Internet

    • The Remarkable Story of the Telegraph and the Nineteenth Century's On-line Pioneers
    • Written by: Tom Standage
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 5 hrs and 22 mins
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    The Victorian Internet tells the colorful story of the telegraph's creation and remarkable impact and of the visionaries, oddballs, and eccentrics who pioneered it, from eighteenth-century French scientist Jean-Antoine Nollet to Samuel F. B. Morse and Thomas Edison. The electric telegraph nullified distance and shrank the world quicker and further than ever before or since, and its story mirrors and predicts that of the Internet in numerous ways.

    • The Remarkable Story of the Telegraph and the Nineteenth Century's On-line Pioneers
    • Written by: Tom Standage
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 5 hrs and 22 mins
    • Release Date: 24-03-15
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    Regular price: ₹668.00

    • Greek Mythology Explained

    • A Deeper Look at Classical Greek Lore and Myth
    • Written by: Marios Christou, David Ramenah
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
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    A fascinating take on classical Greek stories: Discover six classic Greek myths in this exciting retelling that paints both famous and lesser known characters in a whole new light. Follow the likes of Odysseus, Lamia, Bellerophon, Icarus, Medusa, and Artemis as their fates are revealed through bloody trials, gut-wrenching betrayals, sinister motives, and broken hearts.

    Regular price: ₹703.00

    • When Asia Was the World

    • Traveling Merchants, Scholars, Warriors, and Monks Who Created the “Riches of the East”
    • Written by: Stewart Gordon
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 5 hrs and 37 mins
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    Author Stewart Gordon has fashioned a fascinating and unique look at Asia from AD 700 to 1500, a time when Asia was the world, by describing the personal journeys of Asia's many travelers - the merchants who traded spices along the Silk Road, the apothecaries who exchanged medicine and knowledge from China to the Middle East, and the philosophers and holy men who crossed continents to explore and exchange ideas, books, science, and culture. 

    Regular price: ₹668.00

    • World War Two

    • A Short History
    • Written by: Norman Stone
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
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    A pacy, compelling and penetrating account from Wolfson Prize-winning author Norman Stone, that shows World War Two in a fresh new light. After the unprecedented destruction of the Great War, the world longed for a lasting peace. The victors, however, valued vengeance even more than stability and demanded a massive indemnity from Germany in order to keep it from rearming.

    Regular price: ₹569.00

    • Iran

    • A Modern History
    • Written by: Abbas Amanat
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 41 hrs and 53 mins
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    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.

    Regular price: ₹1,338.00

    • 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.    

    Regular price: ₹1,003.00

    • A Brief History of Indonesia

    • Sultans, Spices, and Tsunamis: The Incredible Story of Southeast Asia's Largest Nation
    • Written by: Tim Hannigan
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
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    Indonesia is by far the largest nation in Southeast Asia and has the fourth-largest population in the world after the United States. Indonesian history and culture are especially relevant today as the island nation is an emerging power in the region with a dynamic new leader. It is a land of incredible diversity and unending paradoxes that has a long and rich history stretching back a thousand years and more. 

    Regular price: ₹703.00

    • 90 Minutes at Entebbe

    • The Full Inside Story of the Spectacular Israeli Counterterrorism Strike and the Daring Rescue of 103 Hostages
    • Written by: William Stevenson, Uri Dan
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
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    In captivating detail, Stevenson provides a fast-paced, hour-by-hour narration from the hijacking of Air France Flight 139 to the final 90-minute mission. In addition to discussing the incredible rescue itself, Stevenson also covers the political backdrop behind the hijacking, especially Ugandan President Idi Amin's support for the hijackers, which marked one of the first times a leader of a nation had backed terrorist activities.

    Regular price: ₹836.00

    • Trail of Hope

    • The Anders Army, an Odyssey Across Three Continents
    • Written by: Norman Davies
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 15 hrs and 25 mins
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    In this remarkable work, renowned historian Professor Norman Davies draws from years of meticulous research to recount the compelling story of the Polish II Corps or "Anders Army", and their exceptional journey from the Gulag of Siberia through Iran, the Middle East, and North Africa to the battlefields of Italy to fight shoulder-to-shoulder with Allied forces. Complete with firsthand accounts from the men and women who lived through it, this is a unique record of one of the most fascinating episodes of World War II. 

    Regular price: ₹1,003.00

    • 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
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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.

    Regular price: ₹1,003.00

    • In the Sewers of Lvov

    • Written by: Robert Marshall
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
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    It was the last refuge of the desperate Jews-the warren of sewers underneath their city. Above, the Nazis implemented the destruction of their friends and relatives in a final Aktion against the ghetto in the Polish city of Lvov. A small band of Jews, however, escaped into the grim network of tunnels, there to live for fourteen months with the city's waste, the sudden floods that washed some of them away, the fumes and the damp, the rats, the darkness, and the despair.

    Regular price: ₹569.00

    • Storm from the East

    • Written by: Robert Marshall
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
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    The empire emerged in the 13th century out of a patchwork of states, and before its demise, it had unified China, invaded Japan and crossed the Danube in Europe. This audiobook narrates all this vivid history, and shows how the Mogul Empire shaped the political contours of modern Asia.

    Regular price: ₹569.00

    • 'A' Force

    • The Origins of British Deception During the Second World War
    • Written by: Whitney T. Bendeck
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
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    "A" Force explores an area of World War II deception history that has often been neglected. While older studies have focused on the D-day deception campaign and Britain's infamous double-agents, this work explores the origins of Britain's deception activities to reveal how the British became such masterful deceivers. This is the first work to focus exclusively on "A" Force and the origins of British deception, examining how and why the British first employed deception in World War II. More

    Regular price: ₹836.00

    • All the King's Men

    • Written by: Robert Marshall
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
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    In 1942 Claude Dansey, deputy head of MI6, infiltrated Henri Déricourt, double agent extraordinaire, into the rival British wartime secret service, SOE. The ensuing trail of destruction and betrayal led to the loss of over four hundred British and French agents. Recruited as the man SOE so desperately needed, Déricourt penetrated the heart of PROSPER, SOE's biggest network in France. At the same time he renewed contact with Karl Boemelburg, head of German counter-espionage in Paris.

    Regular price: ₹569.00

    • Russia in Revolution

    • An Empire in Crisis, 1890 to 1928
    • Written by: S. A. Smith
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 16 hrs and 17 mins
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    The Russian Revolution of 1917 transformed the face of the Russian empire, politically, economically, socially, and culturally and also profoundly affected the course of world history for the rest of the 20th century. Historian S. A. Smith presents a panoramic account of the history of the Russian empire, from the last years of the 19th century, through the First World War and the revolutions of 1917 and the establishment of the Bolshevik regime, to the end of the 1920s.

    Regular price: ₹1,003.00

    • The Orpheus Clock

    • The Search for My Family's Art Treasures Stolen by the Nazis
    • Written by: Simon Goodman
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
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    The Gutmanns, as they were known, rose from a small Bohemian hamlet to become one of Germany's most powerful banking families. They also amassed a magnificent, world-class art collection that included works by Degas, Renoir, Botticelli, Guardi, and many, many others. But the Nazi regime snatched from them everything they had worked to build: their remarkable art, their immense wealth, their prominent social standing, and their very lives.

    Regular price: ₹836.00

    • North Korea Confidential

    • Private Markets, Fashion Trends, Prison Camps, Dissenters and Defectors
    • Written by: Daniel Tudor, James Pearson
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 4 hrs and 45 mins
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    North Korea is one of the most troubled societies on earth. The country's 24 million people live under a violent dictatorship led by a single family, which relentlessly pursues the development of nuclear arms, which periodically incites risky military clashes with the larger, richer, liberal South, and which forces each and every person to play a role in the "theater state" even as it pays little more than lip service to the wellbeing of the overwhelming majority. 

    Regular price: ₹501.00

    • Struggle for Sea Power

    • A Naval History of the American Revolution
    • Written by: Sam Willis
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 15 hrs and 50 mins
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    The American Revolution was a naval war of immense scope and variety, including no less than 22 navies fighting on five oceans - to say nothing of rivers and lakes. In no other war were so many large-scale fleet battles fought, one of which was the most strategically significant naval battle in all of British, French, and American history.

    Regular price: ₹1,003.00

    • The Water Kingdom

    • A Secret History of China
    • Written by: Philip Ball
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 12 hrs and 56 mins
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    From the Yangtze to the Yellow River, China is traversed by great waterways, which have defined its politics and ways of life for centuries. Water has been so integral to China's culture, economy, and growth and development that it provides a window on the whole sweep of Chinese history. In The Water Kingdom, renowned writer Philip Ball opens that window to offer an epic and powerful new way of thinking about Chinese civilization. Water, Ball shows, is a key that unlocks much of Chinese culture.

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    • Castles

    • Their History and Evolution in Medieval Britain
    • Written by: Marc Morris
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
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    Beginning with their introduction in the 11th century, and ending with their widespread abandonment in the 17th, Marc Morris explores many of the country's most famous castles, as well as some spectacular lesser-known examples. At times this is an epic tale, driven by characters like William the Conqueror, King John, and Edward I, full of sieges and conquest on an awesome scale.

    • Their History and Evolution in Medieval Britain
    • Written by: Marc Morris
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
    • Release Date: 04-04-17
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    Regular price: ₹836.00

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