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    • 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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The Lion Who Wrote...

    • By Tushar on 26-12-18

    Regular price: ₹752.00

    • Mythos

    • Written by: Stephen Fry
    • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
    • Length: 15 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The muses would be proud!

    • By Anonymous User on 06-02-19

    Regular price: ₹820.00

    • 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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not the 'history' in conventional sense

    • By Raunak on 26-01-19

    Regular price: ₹797.00

    • 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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Masterpiece

    • By Dhaval on 28-11-18

    Regular price: ₹333.00

    • 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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Dark history

    • By P Pramod on 10-12-18

    Regular price: ₹836.00

    • 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.

    Regular price: ₹0.00

    • 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

    • A Short History of Nearly Everything

    • Written by: Bill Bryson
    • Narrated by: Bill Bryson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
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    A Short History of Nearly Everything is Bill Bryson’s quest to find out everything that has happened from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization - how we got from there, being nothing at all, to here, being us. His challenge is to take subjects that normally bore the pants off most of us and see if there isn't some way to render them comprehensible to people who have never thought they could be interested in science. It's not so much about what we know, as about how we know what we know.

    Regular price: ₹615.00

    • The Philosophy Book

    • Big Ideas Simply Explained
    • Written by: DK
    • Narrated by: Jason Culp
    • Length: 16 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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    An essential introduction to the history, concepts, and thinking behind philosophy that demystifies what can often be daunting subject matter, laid out in DK's signature style. 

    • Big Ideas Simply Explained
    • Written by: DK
    • Narrated by: Jason Culp
    • Length: 16 hrs and 22 mins
    • Release Date: 08-01-19
    • 5 out of 5 stars 1 rating

    Regular price: ₹1,256.00

    • Heroes

    • Mortals and Monsters, Quests and Adventures
    • Written by: Stephen Fry
    • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
    • Length: 15 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Heroes, written and read by Stephen Fry. There are heroes - and then there are Greek heroes. Few mere mortals have ever embarked on such bold and heart-stirring adventures, overcome myriad monstrous perils or outwitted scheming vengeful gods quite as stylishly and triumphantly as Greek heroes. In this companion to his best-selling Mythos, Stephen Fry brilliantly retells these dramatic, funny, tragic and timeless tales.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book bythe great author and skilled narrator

    • By Solegor on 11-03-19

    Regular price: ₹820.00

    • 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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    Regular price: ₹0.00

    • 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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Eye opening account of the Sino Indian war

    • By dipanjanb on 05-03-19

    Regular price: ₹1,171.00

    • The Silk Roads

    • A New History of the World
    • Written by: Peter Frankopan
    • Narrated by: Laurence Kennedy
    • Length: 24 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The sun is setting on the Western world. Slowly but surely, the direction in which the world spins has reversed: where for the last five centuries the globe turned westward on its axis, it now turns to the east.... For centuries, fame and fortune were to be found in the West - in the New World of the Americas. Today it is the East that calls out to those in search of adventure and riches. The region stretching from Eastern Europe and sweeping right across Central Asia, deep into China and India, is taking center stage.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A poor read with a lot of distortion of fact

    • By George Abraham on 22-02-19

    Regular price: ₹1,338.00

    • The Ocean of Churn

    • Written by: Sanjeev Sanyal
    • Narrated by: Abhishek Sharma
    • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In this ambitious audiobook, best-selling author Sanjeev Sanyal chronicles the grand sweep of history from East Africa to Australia, conjuring the great cities of Angkor and Vijayanagar, medieval Arab empires, and Chinese "treasure fleets" in rich, vivid detail. He explores remote archaeological sites, maritime trading networks, and half-forgotten oral tales to challenge established historical narratives with fresh evidence. Shining new light on medieval geopolitics and long-lost cities, The Ocean of Churn is a mesmerizing journey into the heart of a vibrant civilization.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Logical and smooth

    • By Udayan Pendse on 17-03-19

    Regular price: ₹1,005.00

    • The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich

    • A History of Nazi Germany
    • Written by: William L. Shirer
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 57 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Since its publication in 1960, William L. Shirer’s monumental study of Hitler’s German empire has been widely acclaimed as the definitive record of the 20th century’s blackest hours. The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich offers an unparalleled and thrillingly told examination of how Adolf Hitler nearly succeeded in conquering the world. With millions of copies in print around the globe, it has attained the status of a vital and enduring classic.

    Regular price: ₹1,338.00

    • India's Most Fearless

    • Written by: Shiv Aroor, Rahul Singh
    • Narrated by: Pradeep Kumar
    • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Army major who led the legendary September 2016 surgical strikes on terror launch pads across the LoC; a soldier who killed 11 terrorists in 10 days; a Navy officer who sailed into a treacherous port to rescue hundreds from an exploding war; a bleeding Air Force pilot who found himself flying a jet that had become a screaming fireball...their own accounts or of those who were with them in their final moments. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • reading is so much fun and easy while listening. ♥

    • By Milan Saru on 02-03-19

    Regular price: ₹879.00

    • 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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good narration!

    • By Purnima Almel on 30-01-19

    Regular price: ₹1,545.00

    • The Story of World War II

    • Written by: Donald L. Miller, Henry Steele Commager
    • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
    • Length: 24 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Drawing on previously unpublished eyewitness accounts, prizewinning historian Donald L. Miller has written what critics are calling one of the most powerful accounts of warfare ever published. Here are the horror and heroism of World War II in the words of the men who fought it, the journalists who covered it, and the civilians who were caught in its fury. Miller gives us an up-close, deeply personal view of a war that was more savagely fought - and whose outcome was in greater doubt - than one might imagine. This is the war that Americans on the home front would have read about had they had access to previously censored testimony.

    Regular price: ₹1,338.00

    • Directorate S

    • The C.I.A. and America's Secret Wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan
    • Written by: Steve Coll
    • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
    • Length: 28 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Resuming the narrative of his Pulitzer Prize-winning Ghost Wars, best-selling author Steve Coll tells for the first time the epic and enthralling story of America's intelligence, military, and diplomatic efforts to defeat Al Qaeda and the Taliban in Afghanistan and Pakistan since 9/11.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Insight of International Relations

    • By Anonymous User on 24-01-19
    • The C.I.A. and America's Secret Wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan
    • Written by: Steve Coll
    • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
    • Length: 28 hrs and 30 mins
    • Release Date: 06-02-18
    • 4 out of 5 stars 2 ratings

    Regular price: ₹1,633.00

    • 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

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