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    • Mythos

    • Written by: Stephen Fry
    • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
    • Length: 15 hrs and 25 mins
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    The Greek myths are amongst the greatest stories ever told, passed down through millennia and inspiring writers and artists as varied as Shakespeare, Michelangelo, James Joyce and Walt Disney. They are embedded deeply in the traditions, tales and cultural DNA of the West. You'll fall in love with Zeus, marvel at the birth of Athena, wince at Cronus and Gaia's revenge on Ouranos, weep with King Midas and hunt with the beautiful and ferocious Artemis.

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    • Fantastic

    • By Rahul Bengali on 24-04-19

    Regular price: ₹820.00

    • The Art of War

    • Written by: Sun Tzu
    • Narrated by: Aidan Gillen
    • Length: 1 hr and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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. In spite of its battlefield specificity, The Art of War has found new life in the modern age, with leaders in fields as wide and far-reaching as world politics, human psychology, and corporate strategy finding valuable insight in its timeworn words.

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    • Masterpiece

    • By Dhaval on 28-11-18

    Regular price: ₹333.00

    • Inglorious Empire

    • What the British Did to India
    • Written by: Shashi Tharoor
    • Narrated by: Shashi Tharoor
    • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Inglorious Empire written and read by Shashi Tharoor. In the 18th century, India's share of the world economy was as large as Europe's. By 1947, after two centuries of British rule, it had decreased six-fold. The Empire blew rebels from cannon, massacred unarmed protesters, entrenched institutionalised racism and caused millions to die from starvation.

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    • The Lion Who Wrote...

    • By Tushar on 26-12-18

    Regular price: ₹752.00

    • The Moment of Lift

    • How Empowering Women Changes the World
    • Written by: Melinda Gates
    • Narrated by: Melinda Gates
    • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
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    For the last 20 years, Melinda Gates has been on a mission. Her goal, as cochair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, has been to find solutions for people with the most urgent needs, wherever they live. Throughout this journey, one thing has become increasingly clear to her: if you want to lift a society up, invest in women. In this candid and inspiring book, Gates traces her awakening to the link between women’s empowerment and the health of societies. She shows some of the tremendous opportunities that exist right now to 'turbo charge' change. 

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    • my first audio book experience

    • By Anonymous User on 01-05-19

    Regular price: ₹323.00

    • A Short History of Nearly Everything

    • Written by: Bill Bryson
    • Narrated by: William Roberts
    • Length: 18 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A Short History of Nearly Everything is Bill Bryson's fascinating and humorous quest to understand everything that has happened from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization. He takes subjects that normally bore the pants off most of us, like geology, chemistry, and particle physics, and aims to render them comprehensible to people who have never thought they could be interested in science. In the company of some extraordinary scientists, Bill Bryson reveals the world in a way most of us have never seen it before.

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    • Not the 'history' in conventional sense

    • By Raunak on 26-01-19

    Regular price: ₹797.00

    • The Other America - A Speech from The Radical King (Free)

    • Written by: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Cornel West - editor
    • Narrated by: Wanda Sykes
    • Length: 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In a rousing speech on race, poverty, and economic justice - given less than a year before his assassination - Martin Luther King Jr. drives home the mission behind his Poor People's Campaign. It is a clear-eyed look at the disparity of wealth in America, what it means for people of all colors - and a message of inspiration dedicated to the power of the people.

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    • 1962: The War That Wasn't

    • The Definitive Account of the Clash Between India and China
    • Written by: Shiv Kunal Verma
    • Narrated by: Manish Dongardive
    • Length: 19 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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    On 20 October 1962, high in the Himalayas, on the banks of the fast-flowing Nam Ka Chu, over 400 Indian soldiers were massacred, and the valley was overrun by soldiers of China's People's Liberation Army. Over the course of the next month, nearly 4,000 soldiers were killed on both sides, and the Indian army experienced its worst defeat ever. The conflict (war was never formally declared) ended because China announced a unilateral ceasefire on 21 November and halted its hitherto unhindered advance across NEFA and Ladakh.

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    • Eye opening account of the Sino Indian war

    • By dipanjanb on 05-03-19

    Regular price: ₹1,171.00

    • An Era of Darkness

    • The British Empire in India
    • Written by: Shashi Tharoor
    • Narrated by: Sagar Arya
    • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In this explosive book, best-selling author Shashi Tharoor reveals with acuity, impeccable research, and trademark wit, just how disastrous British rule was for India. Besides examining the many ways in which the colonizers exploited India, he demolishes the arguments of Western and Indian apologists for Empire on the supposed benefits of British rule.

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    • Dark history

    • By P Pramod on 10-12-18

    Regular price: ₹836.00

    • Upheaval

    • Turning Points for Nations in Crisis
    • Written by: Jared Diamond
    • Narrated by: Henry Strozier
    • Length: 18 hrs and 44 mins
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    In his earlier best sellers Guns, Germs and Steel and Collapse, Jared Diamond transformed our understanding of what makes civilizations rise and fall. Now, in the final audiobook in this monumental trilogy, he reveals how successful nations recover from crisis through selective change - a coping mechanism more commonly associated with personal trauma.  

    Regular price: ₹1,172.00

    • Daughters of the Sun

    • Empresses, Queens and Begums of the Mughal Empire
    • Written by: Ira Mukhoty
    • Narrated by: Shernaz Patel
    • Length: 13 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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     In 1526, when the nomadic Timurid warrior-scholar Babur rode into Hindustan, his wives, sisters, daughters, aunts and distant female relatives travelled with him. These women would help establish a dynasty and empire that would rule India for the next 200 years and become a byword for opulence and grandeur. In Daughters of the Sun, we meet remarkable characters like Khanzada Begum who, at 65, rode on horseback through 750 kilometres of icy passes and unforgiving terrain to parley on behalf of her nephew, Humayun....

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    • Listening is an art

    • By Amazon Customer on 14-12-18

    Regular price: ₹836.00

    • An Economic History of the World since 1400

    • Written by: Donald J. Harreld, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Donald J. Harreld
    • Length: 24 hrs and 25 mins
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    Most of us have a limited understanding of the powerful role economics has played in shaping human civilization. This makes economic history - the study of how civilizations structured their environments to provide food, shelter, and material goods - a vital lens through which to think about how we arrived at our present, globalized moment. Designed to fill a long-empty gap in how we think about modern history, these 48 lectures are a comprehensive journey through more than 600 years of economic history.

    Regular price: ₹1,774.00

    • India's Wars

    • A Military History (1947-1971)
    • Written by: Arjun Subramaniam
    • Narrated by: Surjan Singh
    • Length: 19 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
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    India's armed forces play a key role in protecting the country and occupy a special place in the Indian people's hearts, yet standard accounts of contemporary Indian history rarely have a military dimension. In India's Wars, serving Air Vice Marshal Arjun Subramaniam seeks to rectify that oversight by giving India's military exploits their rightful place in history.  

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • India' Conflicts & Soldier's Bravery! Must read

    • By Madhu Narasappa on 30-11-18

    Regular price: ₹1,003.00

    • O Jerusalem

    • Day by Day and Minute by Minute the Historic Struggle for Jerusalem and the Birth of Israel
    • Written by: Larry Collins, Dominique Lapierre
    • Narrated by: Theodore Bikel
    • Length: 23 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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    O Jerusalem! is the epic drama of 1948, when Arabs and Jews fought for control of the city of Jerusalem. This story traverses centuries and continents, covering the time between WWII and the creation of the independent state of Israel. Based on five years of intensive research and thousands of interviews, this is a story of courage, terrorism, heroism, and ultimately, war.

    Regular price: ₹1,338.00

    • Diary of a Young Girl

    • Written by: Anne Frank
    • Narrated by: Helena Bonham Carter
    • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In Amsterdam, in the summer of 1942, the Nazis forced teenager Anne Frank and her family into hiding. For over two years, they, another family and a German dentist lived in a 'secret annexe', fearing discovery. All that time, Anne kept a diary.An intimate record of tension and struggle, adolescence and confinement, anger and heartbreak, Anne Frank's diary is one of those unique documents, famed throughout the world.It portrays innocence and humanity, suffering and survival in the starkest and most moving terms.

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    • MUST READ for Everyone

    • By Varsha on 24-01-19

    Regular price: ₹752.00

    • A History of India

    • Written by: Michael H. Fisher, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Michael H. Fisher
    • Length: 18 hrs and 22 mins
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    Over 5,000 years, India has been home to a rich tapestry of peoples and cultures. Two of the world's great religions - Hinduism and Buddhism - have their origins in South Asia, and the lands east of the Indus River have long been a central hub for trade, migration, and cultural exchange. Today the subcontinent contains 20 percent of the world's population and is a thriving center for global business, making this region one of most significant economic powerhouses in the world.

    Regular price: ₹1,405.00

    • Iron, Fire and Ice

    • The Real History That Inspired Game of Thrones
    • Written by: Ed West
    • Narrated by: Rory Barnett
    • Length: 20 hrs and 15 mins
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    A young pretender raises an army to take the throne. Learning of his father’s death, the adolescent, dashing and charismatic and descended from the old kings of the North, vows to avenge him. Sound familiar? It may read like the plot of Game of Thrones. Yet that was also the story of the bloodiest battle in British history, fought at the culmination of the War of the Roses. George RR Martin’s bestselling novels are rife with allusions, inspirations, and flat-out copies of real-life people, events, and places of medieval and Tudor England and Europe.

    Regular price: ₹1,005.00

    • Guns, Germs and Steel

    • The Fate of Human Societies
    • Written by: Jared Diamond
    • Narrated by: Doug Ordunio
    • Length: 16 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Having done field work in New Guinea for more than 30 years, Jared Diamond presents the geographical and ecological factors that have shaped the modern world. From the viewpoint of an evolutionary biologist, he highlights the broadest movements both literal and conceptual on every continent since the Ice Age, and examines societal advances such as writing, religion, government, and technology.

    Regular price: ₹1,131.00

    • Indian Summer

    • The Secret History of the End of an Empire
    • Written by: Alex von Tunzelmann
    • Narrated by: Stephen Thorne
    • Length: 14 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
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    At midnight on 15 August, 1947, India left the British Empire. This defining moment of world history had been brought about by a handful of people:Jawaharlal Nehru, the fiery Indian prime minister; Mohammed Ali Jinnah, leader of the new nation; and Louis and Edwina Mountbatten, despatched to get Britain out of India. Within hours of the midnight chimes, their dreams of freedom and democracy would turn to chaos, bloodshed and war.

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    • Good narration!

    • By Purnima Almel on 30-01-19

    Regular price: ₹1,545.00

    • The Voices of 9-11

    • The Story of the FAA and NORAD Response to the September 11, 2001, Attacks
    • Written by: Various
    • Length: 1 hr and 45 mins
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    Included here is a selection of recordings of Federal Aviation Administration, Defense Department, and American Airlines communications from September 11, 2001. You will hear air traffic controllers, military aviation officers, airline and fighter jet pilots, as well as two of the hijackers, during two hours of that historic morning.

    • The Story of the FAA and NORAD Response to the September 11, 2001, Attacks
    • Written by: Various
    • Length: 1 hr and 45 mins
    • Release Date: 09-09-11
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    • The Story of India

    • Written by: Michael Wood
    • Narrated by: Sam Dastor
    • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Michael Wood weaves a spellbinding narrative out of the 10,000-year history of India. Home today to more than a fifth of the world's population, the subcontinent gave birth to the oldest and most influential civilization on Earth, to four world religions, and to the world's largest democracy. Now, as India bids to become a global giant, Michael sets out to trace the roots of India's present in the incredible riches of her past.

    Regular price: ₹748.00

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