Seven Pillars of Wisdom

  • by T. E. Lawrence
  • Narrated by James Wilby
  • 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Lawrence of Arabia's seminal work charts his time with British Military Intelligence in the Levantine territories, during the wars with the Turks. The manuscript is candid and action-packed (and was entirely re-written after Lawrence lost the original manuscript whilst changing trains).


What the Critics Say

"This is a masterful recording of the memoirs of the man better known as Lawrence of Arabia." (Financial Times)


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Customer Reviews

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I enjoyed this book and recommend this purchase. Anyone with an interest in history or who is working / living in the Middle East should consider buying it.

The narration was first class and takes you to the wadi's, the heat and the horror of the war in the middle east during WW1. The book itself is touching and fascinating and gives you an insight into male Arab ways, I only wish I had read this before I lived in the Middle east.
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- James

A Classic story

Where does Seven Pillars of Wisdom rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I would say that this story ranks high but the music insertions at the end of every chapter were a pain!

Which character – as performed by James Wilby – was your favorite?

James Wilby did a fine job reading this.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No. It was a good car companion though

Any additional comments?

Whoever published this inserted a long music que (I think it is from Massenet -Thais?) Anyway, the chapters of this book are very short (5 -10 min at most) and at every chapter there is this minutes long music que!! And you can't get past it. It REALLY took away from the experience. I can see one at the beginning and end, but EVERY chapter? Sometimes the music would do a long fade in under the last words of a chapter and was totally incongruous with what was being said. If they publish this again, please take the music out between chapters. Other than that, it was a great true story of one of the most intriguing historical figures of the 20th century.

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- Kerry

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-11-2008
  • Publisher: CSA Word