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3.9 out of 53.9 out of 53.9 out of 53.9 out of 53.9 out of 5 3.90 (20 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: T. E. Lawrence Narrator: Jim Norton Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2000 ISBN:
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Although Lawrence of Arabia died in 1935, the story of his life has captured the imagination of succeeding generations. The Seven Pillars of Wisdom is a monumental work in which he chronicles his role in leading the Arab Revolt against the Turks during the First World War. A reluctant leader, and wracked by guilt at the duplicity of the British, Lawrence nevertheless threw himself into his role, suffering the blistering desert conditions and masterminding military campaigns which culminated in the triumphant march of the Arabs into Damascus. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jonathan Lyons | 2/20/2014

    " This work contains rip=roaring battle scenes and other military matters associated with the Arab Revolt against the Turks in WW I, but is far more interesting for its depictions, through the lens of an early 20th-century Englishman, of tribal culture, politics, and life in general. Don't be put off by its Orientalist tones, for it has a lot to offer the careful reader. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Molly | 1/23/2014

    " That was hard to read (one star for that!). Lawrence describes every hill, tree and shrub, gives the name of every man he has met and depicts his clothes, the meal they shared and the jokes that were told. On top of that military theory, philosophy, ethics, and theology. Heavy stuff. What you also get: a better understanding for today's near and middle east conflicts, insight into the Arab soul, and a glimpse into the soul of a very complicated man. Five stars for this. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hayes | 1/7/2014

    " One of the most amazing stories I've ever read in my life. If you are interested in history, exotic cultures,adventure , defining conflicts, philosophy and the possibilities of mankind in general then don't miss this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ian Fraser | 12/8/2013

    " Colonel TE Lawrence's account of the Revolt in the Desert during WWI. A brilliant scholar, a natural leader, and a complete enigma, Lawrence recognised the potential of the disparate Arab communities under Ottoman rule, and united them into a formidable fighting force that played a decisive role in the defeat of the Ottoman Empire, an ally of Germany's during WWI. His writing style reflects his scholarly background, and it takes a little while to get used to it. But it is worth it because of the insights it gives into current events in the Middle East. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Raegan Butcher | 11/25/2013

    " T.E. Lawrence, better known in the west as Lawrence of Arabia, gives his account of his involvement with the Arab Revolt in World War One. Fascinating true story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael Mullen | 4/27/2013

    " If for nothing else, read T E Lawrence for his grandiloquence; then re-read this tome on a sociological level; you will most likely, as I am perpetually doing, never stop pulling it closer on long vacations and through periods of modern literary drought, to approach it on countless other levels. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vocal | 3/30/2013

    " Interesting that Lawrence of Arabia didn't have a very flattering view of Arabs but he is insightful, perhaps unwantedly he compliments their spirit at times. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paul Hawthorne | 1/18/2013

    " It was the longest and best book I've ever read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erok | 7/2/2012

    " the only example one needs to justify the existence of non-fiction. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David Smith | 4/28/2009

    " A worthwhile read..had to do it in several installments..a bit like reading Rebecca West's Black Lamb Grey Falcon. Provides good background on the mess that is today's Middle East. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David Schroeder | 8/24/2008

    " This is one of my favorite books of all time. The story is vividly told by Lawrence and at times, you feel like you are with him in the desert. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jack | 7/11/2008

    " A triumph, indeed! Not a light read, but illuminating in more ways than one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gerard Milewski | 1/1/2007

    " He is quite possibly the best writer who was also the best military man for the time and place he found himself. His story as written by anyone else would still be fascinating, and his writing on any other subject would still be entrancing, but the combination makes for a perfect book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 charlotte | 1/19/2004

    " Fun to read the source material for the Peter O'Toole movie "Lawrence of Arabia," but if you want historical facts and analysis, check out Michael Asher's biography. A prose writer, our Lawrence is not. The best part of the book is his opening poem and sassy preface. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paul Gallear | 7/14/2003

    " A magnificent book which combines photographic memory for minutiae with sweeping and limitless landscapes. The prose is masterful and beautifully descriptive and the narrative reads like a great Medieval romance rather than a true story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Con | 4/19/2003

    " A remarkable book by a remarkable man. I'd imagine it would be hard going without at least a little interest in either the area, war or the people. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Ed | 4/24/2002

    " I had heard very high recommendations of this book but I just couldn't get into it. A couple hundred pages in and I'm giving up "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ken | 6/7/2001

    " One of the best books I ever read. However, Lawrence does go into very long explanations that can be so boring. A level of boring that only a post WWI author can achieve "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Dan | 12/20/2000

    " Reading "Seven Pillars of Wisdom" is like being taught history through homoerotic interpretive dance. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jay Tillman | 10/26/2000

    " Make them own it! Great lessons for tho COIN folks. "

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