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    • The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

    • Autor: Edward Gibbon
    • Sprecher: Charlton Griffin
    • Spieldauer: 126 Std. und 31 Min.
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    Here in a single volume is the entire, unabridged recording of Gibbon's masterpiece. Beginning in the second century A.D. at the apex of the Pax Romana, Gibbon traces the arc of decline and complete destruction through the centuries across Europe and the Mediterranean. It is a thrilling and cautionary tale of splendor and ruin, of faith and hubris, and of civilization and barbarism. Follow along as Christianity overcomes paganism... before itself coming under intense pressure from Islam.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A thing of beauty is a joy forever

    • Von Marc Dierckx Am hilfreichsten 06.12.2015

    Regulärer Preis: 40,95 €

    • The Complete Stories of Sherlock Holmes

    • Autor: Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Sprecher: Charlton Griffin
    • Spieldauer: 70 Std. und 48 Min.
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    Here in one recording is every Sherlock Holmes story ever written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Originally appearing in serial form, these famous stories are here presented in the order in which they were first published beginning in 1887. Included in this definitive, award-winning collection are four novels and 56 short stories, a total of 60 titles. The 56 short stories are aggregated into five named collections, just as they were originally published in book form.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very Complete Stories of Sherlock Holmes (byDoyle)

    • Von Felix Am hilfreichsten 26.09.2014

    Regulärer Preis: 72,95 €

    • Robinson Crusoe

    • Autor: Daniel Defoe
    • Sprecher: Charlton Griffin
    • Spieldauer: 12 Std. und 8 Min.
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    First published in 1719 in London, the first edition of Robinson Crusoe gave credit to the work's fictional protagonist, Robinson Crusoe, as its actual author instead of Daniel Defoe. This led many readers to believe Robinson Crusoe was a real person and the book a true account.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Only for students or literature fanatics

    • Von Anonymer Hörer Am hilfreichsten 29.04.2019

    Regulärer Preis: 30,95 €

    • The Works and Days

    • Autor: Hesiod, Richmond Lattimore (translator)
    • Sprecher: Charlton Griffin
    • Spieldauer: 3 Std. und 41 Min.
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    Among the finest poets of ancient Greece was Hesiod, a contemporary of Homer, who lived in the eighth century B.C. It is still a matter of dispute whether Homer or Hesiod was the earlier poet, and sometimes whether they were one and the same person! At any rate, Hesiod's incredible poetry serves as a major source for our understanding of Greek mythology, farming practices, time keeping and astronomy. In and of itself, the "Works and Days" is unparalleled in its richness and beauty, easily rivaling Homer.

    Regulärer Preis: 18,95 €

    • Classic German Short Stories, Volume 1

    • Autor: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Friedrich Schiller, Johann Peter Hebel, und andere
    • Sprecher: Charlton Griffin
    • Spieldauer: 4 Std. und 45 Min.
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    German short stories began in the late 18th century as brief, beautifully written moral fables. In the following century, style evolved toward realism in parallel with that of other European literature. From the lofty idealism of Goethe to the searing verisimilitude of Mann, German writers of all styles have left us some of the most arresting profiles of the human condition ever conceived.

    Regulärer Preis: 18,95 €

    • The Thirty Years War

    • Autor: C. V. Wedgwood
    • Sprecher: Charlton Griffin
    • Spieldauer: 19 Std. und 45 Min.
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    Initially, the Thirty Years War was precipitated in 1618 by religious conflicts between Protestants and Catholics in the Holy Roman Empire. But the conflict soon spread beyond religion to encompass the internal politics and balance of power within the Empire, and then later to the other European powers. By the end, it became simply a dynastic struggle between Bourbon France and Habsburg Spain. And almost all of it was fought out in Germany. Entire regions were depopulated and destroyed.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting overview but

    • Von S. Stolfa Am hilfreichsten 12.04.2017

    Regulärer Preis: 40,95 €

    • Classic French Short Stories, Volume 1

    • Autor: Jean Paul Sartre, Guy de Maupassant, Anatole France, und andere
    • Sprecher: Charlton Griffin
    • Spieldauer: 5 Std. und 58 Min.
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    French literature may be said to begin with the ninth century "Song of Roland," and it has since then churned out masterpiece after masterpiece in every century right up to the present. Beginning with Balzac and Dumas in the early part of the nineteenth century and proceeding to Sartre and Camus at the midpoint of the twentieth, the stories in this collection showcase the talents of some of the greatest French masters of the short story.

    Regulärer Preis: 19,95 €

    • The Iliad

    • Autor: Homer, Richmond Lattimore - translator
    • Sprecher: Charlton Griffin
    • Spieldauer: 22 Std. und 6 Min.
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    The Iliad is one of the most enduring creations of Western Civilization and was originally written to be recited or chanted to the accompaniment of various instruments. Properly performed, this work today is just as meaningful, just as powerful and just as entertaining as it was in the ninth century B.C.,and it casts its spell upon modern listeners with the same raw intensity as it did upon the people of ancient times.

    Regulärer Preis: 40,95 €

    • Alexander the Great

    • Autor: Arrian
    • Sprecher: Charlton Griffin
    • Spieldauer: 11 Std. und 56 Min.
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    This is the incredible story of the world's greatest conqueror, a man who single handedly changed the course of history...and who was worshipped as a god. There have been many attempts in the 2,300 years since Alexander's death to tell the epic story of this enigmatic soldier. His deeds read like the stuff of legends. Of all the chroniclers of Alexander, and there have been many famous ones, including Plutarch and Ptolemy, none have given us a clearer and truer account than the one by Arrian.

    Regulärer Preis: 25,95 €

    • Beowulf

    • Autor: C. W. Kennedy - translator
    • Sprecher: Charlton Griffin
    • Spieldauer: 3 Std. und 43 Min.
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    Out of the mixture of Latin and Germanic paganism and the Christianity of the Early Middle Ages has sprung one of the world's supremely great pieces of literature. J.R.R. Tolkien, author of The Lord of the Rings, delivered a famous lecture to the British Academy in 1936 in which he maintained that Beowulf was a poem all of a piece, and not (as had been suggested) a jumble of fragments for pedantic scholars to paw over.

    Regulärer Preis: 18,95 €

    • The Jewish War

    • Autor: Flavius Josephus
    • Sprecher: Charlton Griffin
    • Spieldauer: 23 Std. und 40 Min.
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    In AD 66, nationalist and religious revolutionaries in Judaea led a ferocious revolt of the Jewish people against the authority of mighty Rome, culminating in the greatest upheaval and savagery the world had known up to that time. By the end of the conflict seven years later, over one million Jews had perished and tens of thousands were sold into slavery. Until the Holocaust, it remained the greatest tragedy ever endured by a people.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Real History Source

    • Von Bert Am hilfreichsten 28.02.2018

    Regulärer Preis: 40,95 €

    • The Divine Comedy

    • Autor: Dante Alighieri, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (translator)
    • Sprecher: Charlton Griffin
    • Spieldauer: 17 Std. und 3 Min.
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    Dante's Divine Comedy is considered to be not only the most important epic poem in Italian literature, but also one of the greatest poems ever written. It consists of 100 cantos, and (after an introductory canto) they are divided into three sections. Each section is 33 cantos in length, and they describe how Dante and a guide travel through Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso.

    Regulärer Preis: 60,95 €

    • The March of the Ten Thousand

    • Autor: Xenophon
    • Sprecher: Charlton Griffin
    • Spieldauer: 7 Std. und 32 Min.
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    Translated by W. E. D. Rouse, The March of the Ten Thousand is one of the most admired and widely read pieces of ancient literature to come down to us. Xenophon employs a very simple, straightforward style to describe what is probably the most exciting military adventure ever undertaken. It is an epic of courage, faith and democratic principle.

    Regulärer Preis: 20,95 €

    • The Complete Stories of Sherlock Holmes, Volume 3

    • Autor: Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Sprecher: Charlton Griffin
    • Spieldauer: 23 Std. und 25 Min.
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    Arthur Conan Doyle never wasted time in getting his stories moving. His plots are always direct and refreshingly lucid, and the narrative has a velocity that sweeps you along right to the end. This was no doubt a large part of his immense worldwide success. Not surprisingly, each time he tried to end the series, his fans would howl in protest. But, as he says in the preface to his last collection of Sherlock Holmes stories, all good things must come to an end.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Absolut empfehlenswert

    • Von Eva Am hilfreichsten 01.10.2013

    Regulärer Preis: 27,95 €

    • The Complete Works of Tacitus: Volume 1: The Annals, Part 1

    • Autor: Cornelius Tacitus
    • Sprecher: Charlton Griffin
    • Spieldauer: 9 Std. und 33 Min.
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    In the pantheon of ancient men of letters, none hold a more venerated position than the Roman historian, Tacitus, venerated alike for the accuracy of his chronicles as well as for the superiority of his style. He was a writer of unexcelled genius and consummate skill. But his work fell into oblivion not long after his death, and has come down to us based on the text of a single tattered manuscript from the Middle Ages.

    Regulärer Preis: 25,95 €

    • The Complete Works of Tacitus: Volume 2: The Annals, Part 2

    • Autor: Cornelius Tacitus
    • Sprecher: Charlton Griffin
    • Spieldauer: 10 Std. und 16 Min.
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    The Annals, Part 2 picks up in the year A.D. 32 with the increasingly menacing and tyrannical behavior of Tiberius. With hundreds murdered or driven to suicide and many more in exile, Tiberius descends steadily into growing lust and debauchery on his private estate on the isle of Capri. Overseas, Rome is victorious in her struggle with Parthia, and as Tiberius is being smothered to death in A.D. 37 by Macro, peace at last comes to the eastern frontier.

    Regulärer Preis: 25,95 €

    • The Complete Stories of Sherlock Holmes, Volume 2

    • Autor: Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Sprecher: Charlton Griffin
    • Spieldauer: 29 Std. und 9 Min.
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    Volume two in this series consists of one novel, The Hound of the Baskervilles, and two collections of short stories, which include "Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes" and "The Return of Sherlock Holmes" (a total of 23 stories). These creations by Doyle represent the finest work of his Holmes series, and certainly the most famous.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Absolut empfehlenswert

    • Von Eva Am hilfreichsten 01.10.2013

    Regulärer Preis: 27,95 €

    • The Persian Wars

    • Autor: Herodotus
    • Sprecher: Charlton Griffin
    • Spieldauer: 29 Std. und 23 Min.
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    Unquestionably, Herodotus has left mankind one of the world's greatest works of literature. The Persian Wars is part history, part geography, part anthropology...and completely entertaining. It possesses a charm that is legendary. But, over and above this, Herodotus has succeeded for all time in brilliantly expressing the conflict between the ideal of the free man defending his liberty within a state based on the rule of law, and that of the despot who bases his rule on brute force and whose subjects are considered slaves.

    Regulärer Preis: 40,95 €

    • The Jurgurthine War & The Conspiracy of Cataline

    • Autor: Sallust, Cicero
    • Sprecher: Charlton Griffin
    • Spieldauer: 9 Std. und 16 Min.
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    A bloody revolt by a North African prince and a plot to seize control of Rome are the subjects of two short masterpieces of ancient history by the illustrious Roman chronicler, Sallust. He could not have chosen two more dramatic episodes in the long history of this city.

    Regulärer Preis: 25,95 €

    • The Complete Stories of Sherlock Holmes, Volume 1

    • Autor: Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Sprecher: Charlton Griffin
    • Spieldauer: 20 Std. und 17 Min.
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
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    First appearing in print in 1890, the character of Sherlock Holmes has now become synonymous worldwide with the concept of a super sleuth. His creator, Conan Doyle, imbued his detective hero with intellectual power, acute observational abilities, a penchant for deductive reasoning and a highly educated use of forensic skills. Indeed, Doyle created the first fictional private detective who used what we now recognize as modern scientific investigative techniques.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • It made my weeks :-)

    • Von acme-kephas Am hilfreichsten 26.10.2011

    Regulärer Preis: 27,95 €

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