Assalam alaikoum wa Rahmatullaah wa Barakaatuh,
If you find that reading historical events such as ‘The Crusades’ a snooze fest, then perhaps this documentary will aid in your understanding. It’s almost 3 hours long but at least with its reenactments of the event, it doesn’t feel like that much time have gone by. I’m still watching the initial phase of the Crusades on how it all began. This documentary is unbiased in its recount so I would recommend watching this.
But if you can find this audio cd at your Islamic Bookstore, then you should get it insha’Allah. I bought this recently 🙂