The Time Travellers Guide to Elizabethan England [Audiobook]
18 July 2012, 04:30
Whole Story | 2012 | ISBN: 1407498193 | MP3@64 kbps | 17 hrs 58 mins | 496.72 MB
From the author of one of the biggest-selling history books of recent years, the follow-up to The Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval England. Featuring an exclusive interview with the author. What was it actually like to live in Elizabethan England? If you could travel to the past and walk the streets of London in the 1590s, where would you stay? What would you eat? What would you wear? Would you really have a sense of it being a glorious age? And if so, how would that glory sit alongside the vagrants, diseases, violence, sexism and famine of the time? In this book Ian Mortimer answers the key questions that visitor to late sixteenth-century England would ask, applying the groundbreaking approach he pioneered in his bestselling Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval England. This recording is unabridged.
The Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval England [Audiobook]
18 July 2012, 04:25
ISIS | 2009 | ISBN: 0753142473 | MP3@64 kbps | 11 hrs 45 mins | 352.06 MB
Imagine you could travel back to the 14th century. What would you see? What would you smell? More to the point, where are you going to stay? And what are you going to eat?
Ian Mortimer shows us that the past is not just something to be studied; it is also something to be lived. He sets out to explain what life was like in the most immediate way, through taking you to the Middle Ages.
The result is the most astonishing social history book you are ever likely to read: evolutionary in its concept, informative and entertaining in its detail, and startling for its portrayal of humanity in an age of violence, exuberance and fear.
The Candy Machine [Audiobook]
18 July 2012, 04:05
Bolinda Audio | 2011 | ISBN: 174267934X | MP3@64 kbps | 12 hrs 20 mins | 342.84 MB
In The Candy Machine Tom Feiling travels the trade routes from Colombia via Miami, Kingston and Tijuana to London and New York. He meets Medellín hitmen, US kingpins, Brazilian traffickers and talks to soldiers and narcotics officers who fight the gangs and cartels. He traces cocaine’s progress from legal ‘pick-me-up’ to luxury product to global commodity, looks at legalisation programmes in countries like Switzerland, and shows how America’s anti-drugs crusade is actually increasing demand. Cutting through the myths about the white market, this is the story of cocaine as it’s never been told before.
‘A vivid, argumentative, arresting book based on extensive interviews with people involved in the cocaine routes which run from Colombia to American and British cities.’ —The Telegraph