Covering nearly 2500 years, from 480 BC to 11 September 2001, Days that Changed the World tells the stories of 50 days that truly made history. Included are the Crucifixion, the Battle of Waterloo, the Apollo 11 Moon landing, and the fall of the Berlin Wall. For each, Days that Changed the World explains the events of the day and their causes, providing an insight into the era and an understanding of wider themes of world history. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gordon Dulieu, Charlotte Strevens. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/002982/bk_bbcw_002982_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Borobudur in Central Java has been described as the eighth wonder of the world. It is the world´s largest Buddhist temple, built out of 1.6 million blocks of worked volcanic stone and containing three miles of relief carvings and 504 statues of Buddha. Yet for 1,000 years it lay deserted in the jungle until it was rediscovered by none other than the famous Englishman Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles. In 1811, at the age of 30, Raffles became Java´s Lieutenant-Governor. When reports reached him of a huge structure deep in the jungle he went to investigate. Unlike other explorers of the age his first reaction was not to hack the temple to bits. He had it surveyed, sketched and described in exact detail. This book - like Raffles - seeks to solve the mysteries of Borobudur. Who built the temple? How was it constructed? What was it for? And why was it abandoned so soon after completion? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Janet Lawrence. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sapr/000003/bk_sapr_000003_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
History is made by people, and it is not subject to any doubt. The history of the world has witnessed many heroes, politicians, explorers, inventors, excellent speakers, and people of art and culture. Many of them are now forgotten, and many have left a deep mark so that they are remembered to this day, and their names have become truly household names. This book presents the most famous men who changed the course of world history. Please note: This audiobook is in Russian. 1. Russian. Gennady Zaitsev. http://samples.audible.de/bk/zaot/000156/bk_zaot_000156_sample.mp3.
The voices and sounds of World War II digitally remastered to tell the story of the most widespread war in history. 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/slnd/000107/bk_slnd_000107_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
There is a sinister and secretive group of people who run the globe by controlling everything from the banks to the media. They achieve this by owning 99 percent of the world´s wealth, despite the fact that they make up less than 1 percent of the population. They come from ancient family bloodlines and pass down their power from generation to generation. They have sacred rites and secret rituals as well as a belief system that stretches back for thousands of years, to their very origin. They spawned the religions, the royal families, global business, and financial systems. They also benefit monetarily from the revolutions and wars they strategically create on an epic scale. They monitor everything we do and have devised methods to manipulate our thoughts and actions. We are all in their service without even realizing it. For thousands of years, they have been doing this with one goal in sight: complete and total supremacy on earth. This is the darkest untold tale of the war to control the masses. This is the story of what they believe, what they do, how they do it, and why. While they have many names, they have but one origin and purpose. However, by using previously unknown and secret sources, we will reveal them. This is the Illuminati. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Philip Gardiner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/real/000452/rt_real_000452_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Would you try listening to this book today to see world history the way I do in a way that liberates me from the frustrating limitations I learned in school and places me in a world with a deep sense of where I come from and what my purpose today is? My total dissatisfaction with the mainstream version of history many of us are given started in anthropology class when I was a student in college. As the professor told us how there was a ´´missing link´´ that no one had found which connected apes to us, I saw what appeared to be an obvious lie on the degree of ´´the world is still flat´´. That just made no logical sense. The more the professor lectured, the more I wanted to find a source with better information. I was looking for a source that could see beyond the world being flat. Years later I found this in the shows on the history channel. My favorite is Ancient Aliens with the idea being that aliens have been visiting earth for a long time and they never stopped. In fact, according to our DNA, we very likely are not from this planet at all. We are the aliens. The best evidence I have seen of this is what happens with our body´s circadian rhythm in space. Our circadian rhythm on earth is synced up with a 24 hour earth day where our bodily functions such as sleep become aligned with the hours in each day available to us on this planet. What happens in space? Human bodies in space go out of sync with an earth day circadian rhythm and they go in sync with a 24 hour and 40 minute day. This small fact might seem insignificant until you learn that a day on Mars is the exact same length. Our place in the universe has been lost for a long time and we are just getting ready to get it back! Would you join me in discovering this for yourself today by listening to this book? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jerry Banfield. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/079049/bk_acx0_079049_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
All people watch movies - some from time to time, and some are ardent film fans and never miss a premiere, but nobody is immune from this phenomenon. But what do we know about this art, which in fact did not exist a hundred years ago? Who was behind the cinema´s origin? Who pursued its development, thanks to whom the movies became as we know them today? Of course we are primarily talking about the actors, and we will tell you about them in this book - all the stars, from Charlie Chaplin and Marlene Dietrich to Al Pacino and Demi Moore. Please note: This audiobook is in Russian. 1. Russian. Gennady Zaitsev. http://samples.audible.de/bk/zaot/000160/bk_zaot_000160_sample.mp3.
Adolf Eichmann, also known as ´´The Master,´´ was put in charge of organizing the Jews and sending them away to concentration camps. On Sunday, March 19th, 1944, Eichmann was standing in what would become one of many concentration camps; from there he led a long convoy of SS members into Hungary. As Eichmann and his men rolled along the trail, Hitler ordered troops of men to invade the capital city of Hungary and seize strategic positions. Eichmann was methodic in his annihilation of the Jews. First, he would isolate them. He would mark them with yellow stars so that they could not travel or use any form of communication as well as banning them from a number of occupations including civil service. After the isolation stage, he would collect every form of wealth owned by the Jews. From bank account to businesses all the way down to their ration cards, they would have nothing to leave behind. He would then remove the Jews from their homes and march them to a holding area where they would be kept before being shipped to the concentration camps. Here is a preview of what you´ll learn: Learn how Eichmann was tracked in Argentina and brought to Israel in secrecy Learn why Eichmann managed to escape for so long Learn about how the Mossad (Israeli secret service) assisted in this mission 1. Language: English. Narrator: Daniel Hawking. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/062911/bk_acx0_062911_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In Journeys on the Silk Road, Joyce Morgan and Conrad Walters use historical records to create an entertaining narrative that brings the past to life. Rather than making a dry history book or a simple account of what happened, the authors color the story with vivid descriptions and minor details that allow listeners to gain not just a sense of what happened, but how it happened. Even as the authors take some creative liberty (adding specific dialogue where it is definitely not possible to have known exactly what was said), they remain as objective as possible and tell a story that conveys the facts as accurately as possible. This objectivity comes through clearly in the portions of the book in which the authors describe alternative perspectives on the historical events which occurred. For example, listeners are given opposing viewpoints in the form of the letter from the angry Chinese scholars who denounce Aurel Stein, the novel´s protagonist, as a looter and thief. Later on, the authors discuss the controversy surrounding the British explorer´s legacy in light of recent scholarly concerns. This extends to a broader discussion of who owns cultural heritage materials. While the Chinese claim cultural ownership over the scrolls and other artifacts removed from the caves by Aurel Stein, many of the scrolls were written in languages other than Chinese (such as Tibetan), and languages that are now long dead. The authors bring up the problem of who can claim ownership over material representing cultures which no longer exist? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alexandra Reed. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/064989/bk_acx0_064989_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Please note: This is an analysis and review of the book and not the original book. Doesn´t it seem like some geographical areas seem to produce more innovation and invention than others? We have Silicon Valley which is the hub of all the top tech innovations. In the ancient past, we had Athens which was the founding city of western philosophy and genius; a genius that until this day informs our societies. In his book, The Geography of Genius, Eric Weiner addresses why it seems as if some places are hotbeds for genius, innovation, and invention. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Doron Alon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/097222/bk_acx0_097222_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.