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All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr Audiobook Review

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All the Light We Cannot See

Written by: Anthony Doerr

Narrated by: Zach Appelman

Length: 16 hours and 2 minutes

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date: May 6, 2014

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio

When attempting to explore the horrific history of the Nazis, there are many books that can do the trick. Although the majority of these were written in the past, there are a few modern gems, which perfectly transport the reader back to the World War II era. This is where All the Light We Cannot See enters into the picture. The American author, Anthony Doerr, dips into the history books and conjures up a more uplifting, although bleak, tale. He manages to explore the lives of polar opposites living on different sides of the battlefield. Read the rest of this entry

The Scarlet Letter Audiobook Review

The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne Audiobook Review

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The Scarlet Letter

Written by: Nathaniel Hawthorne

Narrated by: Ian Lynch

Length: 7 hours and 16 minutes

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date: 2011

Publisher: Cherry Hill Publishing

The persecution of a certain group of people has been prevalent throughout history. Some novels are capable of capturing this type of treatment and turning it into something true special. This is exactly how The Scarlet Letter has obtained its success. The novel, which was originally written in 1850, tells the story of a woman by the name of Hester Prynne. This 17th female is cursed to wear the scarlet letter A, because she has been persecuted for adultery. Her struggle and attempt to reclaim her dignity is a tale, which is uplifting and timeless. Read the rest of this entry

Crime and Punishment Audiobook Review

Crime and Punishment Audiobook Review

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Crime and Punishment

Written by: Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Narrated by: Anthony Heald

Length: 20 hours and 29 minutes

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date: December 17, 2007

Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Throughout the years, people have been able to discover crucial lessons in various forms of media. There is no doubt that novels can educate the reader greatly. They’re filled with moral lessons, as well as historical accuracies. This combination can provide current society with a great deal of insight into the future and their own lives. Although several novels would fit into this category perfectly, there is no denying that Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s Crime and Punishment is one of the best examples. It will provide the reader with an insightful and intimate look into the life of a man, who is financially broke and desperate.  Read the rest of this entry

All Quiet on the Western Front Audiobook Review

All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque Audiobook Review

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All Quiet on the Western Front

Written by: Erich Maria Remarque

Narrated by: Tom Lawrence

Length: 7 hours and 9 minutes

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date: August 5, 2010

Publisher: Hachette Audio UK

Throughout the years, avid readers have been presented with a handful of excellent and heart wrenching war tales. Some of these have been forgotten in the translation of time, while a few notable classics have managed to withstand this test and still remain popular today. Erich Maria Remarque’s All Quiet on the Western Front is undeniably one of the most enthralling war novels of all time! It is a tale, which is relevant in today’s society and helps to educate the reader to the turmoil and losses of war. As reading has become less popular, many have switched over to the audiobook. Read the rest of this entry

Honestly, I didn’t like history at school. It was boring, every lesson seemed endless and full of numerous dates and names to remember. It’s probably my own fault but it’s also true that the teacher didn’t put much effort into presenting the material in a more interesting and engaging fashion.

It’s only recently that I discovered that hey, those boring things I was forced to listen to are actually quite interesting. Almost always when I stumble upon a Wikipedia article about some historical event it will suck me in and I’ll read all of it. Maybe they’re just well written but if I didn’t have to do anything else I could sit there all day clicking on links, digging deeper and looking at old photos from the respective time period (if there are any).

What better way to enjoy the history of the world than in audiobook form! One just can’t have enough Audible credits to get all the history audiobooks he wants, and oh, boy are there some amazing ones. I figure, this post may be useful and interesting to all the hardcore history buffs out there as well as people like me with newly discovered interest in the subject. So here are 9 history audiobooks handpicked by me. Enjoy!

1. John Adams, ABRIDGED, by David McCullough, Narrated by Edward Herrmann
John Adams, ABRIDGED, by David McCullough, Narrated by Edward HerrmannThis is history on a grand scale — a book about politics and war and social issues, but also about human nature, love, religious faith, virtue, ambition, friendship and betrayal, and the far-reaching consequences of noble ideas. Above all, John Adams is an enthralling, often surprising story of one of the most important and fascinating Americans who ever lived. Get your copy: John Adams

 

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