Seven Pillars of Wisdom

  • by T.E. Lawrence
  • Narrated by Jim Norton
  • 3 hrs and 53 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.


Audible Editor Reviews

Lawrence's famous autobiographical history of the Arab wars of liberation from the Ottoman Empire during WWI is difficult to follow in this severe abridgment. The deeper historical milieu has to be known in detail by the listener for a full understanding. Nevertheless, Irish actor Jim Norton's voice aptly expresses this weary, steely, cultured Englishman with too much integrity for his times. Scenes of pain and horror are dryly presented, but Lawrence's anguish at governmental double-dealing comes clearly through. As usual, Naxos punctuates the narrative with well-chosen selections of stirring classical music.


What the Critics Say

"It ranks with the greatest books ever written in the English language. As a narrative of war and adventure it is unsurpassable." (Winston Churchill)


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it was an okay book but it did not really grip me, I did enjoy it though, a great man, in a strange way.

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 26-10-2000
  • Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks