• The Templars

  • By: Dan Jones
  • Narrated by: Dan Jones
  • Length: 15 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 12-07-17
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Head of Zeus
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 (2 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The Knights Templar were the wealthiest, most powerful - and most secretive - of the military orders that flourished in the crusading era. Their story - encompassing as it does the greatest international conflict of the Middle Ages, a network of international finance, a swift rise in wealth and influence followed by a bloody and humiliating fall - has left a comet's tail of mystery that continues to fascinate and inspire historians, novelists and conspiracy theorists.
Unabridged edition read by Dan Jones.
©2017 Head of Zeus (P)2017 Penguin Random House LLC
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Critic Reviews

"A pacy narrative history of the medieval order laced with tales of blood and bravery." ( The Sunday Times)
"This is a fascinating story of fanaticism...Jones is certainly an entertainer, but also a fine historian who knows how to render serious scholarship into accessible prose. Seldom does one find serious history that is so easy to read." ( The Times)
"Snappy, well-paced…. The author’s ambition, he says, is to tell the story of the Templars in a straightforward way and 'to write a book that will entertain as well as inform'. He has done precisely that." ( The Daily Telegraph)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Mrs. E. Arman on 01-10-18

Wonderful book

Great book kept me interested and learned a lot. Great for those who don't always have time to read the physical book.

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5 out of 5 stars
By john on 03-06-18

Amazing to learn the true story of the Templars

Listened to this everyday on my commute and in spare time it was so engrossing. The story contained a lot of French titles that would be to difficult to remember but the main leading players stick in my mind. I didn't know much about this group of religious warrior's and was suprised to learn that the order originated in france also was amazed to find out how few their numbers were. The bravery shown by the Knights was incredible fighting overwhelming odds and on suicide missions so to speak they were remarkable it was no wonder they were feared by their opponents and respected. The story of their organization and businesses acumen was also a revelation. Their engineered downfall by the king of france and the spineless pope as well as the greed of those involved in basically framing them to get the orders money was facinating to learn.
The narrator was Excellent and made listening a delight.
The story also gave insights to other areas of medieval life and how the order was the birthplace of international banking.

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5 out of 5 stars
By R. Gray on 05-21-18

Thrilling read

I very much enjoyed this book having gone into it knowing very little about the Templars. I enjoyed the chronological telling of the Order's history as I feel that is the best way to learn about history.

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5 out of 5 stars
By lone on 04-24-18

‘The Templars’, by Dan Jones

Wow!!!!!!! Enjoyed it very, very much. Kept listening for hours on end. Well written, well read. I learned so much about the fascinating Knights Templar. Being an avid history reader across many different genres I came across so many people and incidents previously encountered. The more I read the more knowledge gets ‘weaved’ into my ‘carpet of knowledge about the past. Having said that, this book can be enjoyed by someone without much previous knowledge of history as well! Recommend it highly (:

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