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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (2,184 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: T. E. Lawrence Narrator: Roy McMillan Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2012 ISBN:
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Although T. E. Lawrence, commonly known as Lawrence of Arabia, died in 1935, the story of his life has captured the imagination of succeeding generations. 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.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kerry Hennigan | 2/19/2014

    " Not an easy read, but beautiful language, and imperative for any scholar to take to Jordan. Lawrence's evocative descriptions of key sites in Jordan should definitely be read in conjunction with experiencing these places in person. The same goes for important personnel that feature in his story. Fortunately the book has comprehensive indexes so you can easily find the appropriate passages quickly. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cliff | 2/12/2014

    " You must read this. The truly mind boggling thing is he lost the original manuscript and wrote this from memory. As a history of his involvement in the campaign it is fascinating, but the real gem is in his writing, not a wasted word, hard work, but my god a tour de force of English literature. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nate | 2/11/2014

    " I really enjoyed the way that Lawrence wrote his book, but I found his content hard to follow and poorly structured. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maxfield | 2/7/2014

    " A great read, gives tremendous insight into the arrogance of hubris of the British adventurers who sowed the seeds of the ongoing troubles. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sunny | 1/30/2014

    " stunning stunning book about the arab revolt. but more than that its about how one englishman was able to galvanise a nation unlike anyone since the Prophet. some of the scenes are inbelievable and while the peter otoole film strays from certain details it willcertainly help to embellish your underdtanding of this rich and detailed book. its very philosophical at times and i had to continuosly refer back to the detailed maps eery other page but its certainly worth the read. its about the fall ofthe ottoman empire and the war in the eastern front. the scene with the small village getting slaughtered is so vivid in my eyes. the reaction of the lone arab racing towards an army of turks and germans with a sword in his hand on a horse was stuck in my mind for days after reading the book. TE lawrence was an increible person. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David Smith | 1/28/2014

    " 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 Jon McDonald | 1/24/2014

    " This is so fucking good. I learned what it means to be hard. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wassim | 1/24/2014

    " History repeats itself , unfortunately a few of us read and understand what's between the lines !!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paul Gallear | 1/20/2014

    " 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. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Quentin | 1/16/2014

    " Lawrence alternates the page-turning" and "let-down" style in his book. Interesting and gripping this book could sometimes be, the way he wrote it is far from being perfect and the reader may feel bored from time to time. I would recommend it though, as a classic.. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andre | 12/27/2013

    " Amazing book. The stories and lessons T.E. Lawrence put in this book are great. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Scot | 12/22/2013

    " one of the great "modern classics", dry as only an englishman can be. lawrence embellishes upon the reality of the war in the middle east. but all in all a decent read and an interesting insight to the famed Lawrence of Arabia mystique. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nabeel | 11/20/2013

    " This book gives a first hand experience of what it was like to live and travel in the Arabian desert and how the people who did so looked at life. Plus, it is a fascinating glimpse at the bureaucracy and politics of war. He writes very well although the more philosophical passages seem dreamy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Miles | 11/5/2013

    " Read this one in the immediate two years after the film Lawrence of Arabia appeared in 1962 "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mansoor Azam | 10/26/2013

    " The title promised an ocean. But honestly I'm not that much impressed . Though it is a good account of the hejaz war from one party. Nothing more. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Roger | 10/6/2013

    " I'm reading this book because Lawrence of Arabia is one of my favorite movies ever. The book is good too. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paul Harris | 6/13/2013

    " A monumental book. Recounts in extensive detail the Arab revolt against the Ottomans during WW1 and how the British Army's Arabists played their parts. Lawrence's account has its great moments of prose. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Luke | 6/4/2013

    " I really want to finish this someday. I really do, but man does a lot of stuff happen with nothing really happening at all. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chuck | 5/7/2013

    " beautiful book. amazing story. highly recommended. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Malik | 4/7/2013

    " Good read from his experience, but a bit long on the stereotypes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nick Turner | 2/20/2013

    " The is a monumental tale. At times I was gripped at other times bored and bogged down in the text, but undeniably this is one of the more important books of the last 100 years, and for story alone gets a great score from me....worth persevering. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cynthia | 12/16/2012

    " They weren't kidding about the abridged part; too bad I didn't notice that earlier. War, violence, sex and a lot of talk about native clothing ("skirts," as he calls them). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David Schroeder | 11/1/2012

    " 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Clint | 10/1/2012

    " It's because the author is so amazing this book is as good as it is. The writing is okay, but the story, and what it reveals about Lawrence, is what is truly amazing. One of the most interesting and greatest people who have ever lived in my opinion. "

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