Heaven's Command

CD - unabridged
Audio (16 discs)
Product Number: DC927
Released: Apr 05, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781843794653
Narrator/s: Roy McMillan
Publisher: Naxos Audiobooks
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The Pax Britannica trilogy is Jan Morris's masterly telling of the British Empire from the accession of Queen Victoria to the death of Winston Churchill. It is a towering achievement: informative, accessible, entertaining and written with all her usual bravura. Heaven's Command, the first volume, takes us from the crowning of Queen Victoria in 1837 to the Diamond Jubilee in 1897, moving effortlessly across the Empire, from the shores of England to Fiji, Zululand, the Canadian prairies and beyond. Truly gripping history.

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Author(s): Jan Morris
Genre: History

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Heaven's Command
Product Number: BX00003069
Product Number:Z100028326
Product Number:DC927

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CD
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Author(s): Jan Morris
Narrator(s): Roy McMillan
Genre: History
Product Number B3398
Released: Nov 04, 2002
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Naxos Audiobooks
ISBN: #9781843794677
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Author(s): Jan Morris
Narrator(s): Roy McMillan
Genre: History
Product Number DD32722
Released: Sep 03, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781094013374
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Author(s): Jan Morris
Narrator(s): Roy McMillan
Genre: History
Product Number Z100028326
Released: Apr 01, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Naxos Audiobooks
ISBN: #9781843794660

Professional reviews

"Roy McMillan narrates this sprawling history of the British Empire during the reign of Queen Victoria (1837-1897). Morris fills this study with small details and sweeping discussions of all the lands of the empire on which the sun never set. With warm, fluid tones, McMillan's voice takes the listener to small and large cities around the world. The material is organized around a series of vignettes that bring the period to life, and colorful descriptions capture one's attention. McMillan uses subtle modulations of voice when delivering direct quotations and interrupts his narration to include all the footnotes, which are digressions and authorial comments rather than explanations. HEAVEN'S COMMAND is the first of the three audiobook volumes in Morris's Pax Britannica. M.B.K. (c) AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine"

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