History & World

Vermeer’s Hat: The Seventeenth Century and the Dawn of the Global World

History & World27/12/2014 • 128kbps

See on Audible Written by: Timothy Brook Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins Publisher: Audible Studios for Bloomsbury Audible Ratings: 4.30 (14 ratings) A Vermeer painting shows a military officer in a Dutch sitting room, talking to a laughing girl. In another canvas, fruit spills from a blue-and-white porcelain bowl. Familiar images that captivate us with […]

Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fate of Human Societies

History & World04/10/2014 • 128kbps

Written by: Jared Diamond Narrated by: Doug Ordunio Length: 16 hrs and 20 mins Audible Ratings: 4.00 (894 ratings) Pulitzer Prize, General Nonfiction, 1998 Guns, Germs and Steel examines the rise of civilization and the issues its development has raised throughout history. Having done field work in New Guinea for more than 30 years, Jared Diamond presents the geographical and […]

A Long, Long Time Ago and Essentially True

Fiction, History & World22/09/2014 • 128kbps

Written by: Brigid Pasulka Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell Length: 14 hrs and 19 mins Audible Ratings: 4.20 (57 ratings) The novel opens on the eve of World War II. In the mountain village of Half-Village, a young man nicknamed the Pigeon, under the approving eyes of the entire village, courts the beautiful Anielica Hetmanska. But the war’s arrival wreaks […]

The Story of Mankind

History & World24/07/2014 • 128kbps

Written by: Hendrik Willem van Loon Narrated by: Sneha Mathan Length: 14 hrs and 6 mins Audible Ratings: 2.30 (3 ratings) The Story of Mankind revolutionized former methods of telling history. It received the first Newbery Medal for the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children. Nevertheless, critics and public alike hailed it as a book for all ages. […]

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