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  • Hammurabi

  • A Captivating Guide to the Sixth King of the First Babylonian Dynasty, Including the Code of Hammurabi
  • By: Captivating History
  • Narrated by: Desmond Manny
  • Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
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    5 out of 5 stars 25
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Explore the captivating history of Hammurabi. The story of Hammurabi is the story of 43 years jam-packed with conquest, temple- and wall-building, irrigation efforts, and lawmaking, but it’s also a story of broken relations and rising and falling empires. It’s a story of betrayal and shifting alliances, a story where even the gods take a backseat to the matters of common men. It’s a tale that’s both thousands of years old and, interestingly enough, just as contemporary as it was when Hammurabi still drew breath.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredible

  • By Melissa on 01-20-19

Super

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Reviewed: 01-20-19

I needed a source for a research paper discussing the code of Hammurabi. This is literally the code of Hammurabi and the rest of the text from the pillar.

  • Ottoman Empire: A Captivating Guide to the Rise and Fall of the Ottoman Empire, the Fall of Constantinople, and the Life of Suleiman the Magnificent

  • By: Captivating History
  • Narrated by: Desmond Manny, Duke Holm
  • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
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    5 out of 5 stars 25
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Incredible facts about this Ottoman Empire still surprise anyone who starts discovering those stories. You’ll find out that, for quite a while, this Islamic state was effectively ruled by women, and that’s just the beginning.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Overview

  • By Alee on 01-18-19

Awesome Audible

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Reviewed: 01-18-19


The book is full of details of the Ottoman bureaucracy, the Janissaries (the army), conspiracies among rulers and would sultans, the social status of the different people of the empires and of course the Ottoman political situation and that of its treasury.

  • 10-Minute Focus: 25 Habits for Mastering Your Concentration and Eliminating Distractions

  • By: Daniel Walter
  • Narrated by: Matthew Hall
  • Length: 2 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
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    5 out of 5 stars 25
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In 10-Minute Focus, attention expert Daniel Walter guides you through 25 actionable habits that will help you power through your day distraction-free. You will gain a better understanding of how attention, distractions, and rewards work. With this knowledge, you can plan your day to maximize effective working time while avoiding your personal distraction triggers.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a master piece

  • By Alee on 01-16-19

I Loved It

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Reviewed: 01-16-19

I love the writing style, just the specifics covered in an order that flows nicely. I have taken many of these ideas and will put them into practice, to include reducing my caffeine intake. That will be tough!

  • The Cuban Revolution: A Captivating Guide to the Armed Revolt That Changed the Course of Cuba, Including Stories of Leaders Such as Fidel Castro, Chè Guevara, and Fulgencio Batista

  • By: Captivating History
  • Narrated by: Desmond Manny
  • Length: 3 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
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    5 out of 5 stars 28
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    5 out of 5 stars 28

If you want to discover the remarkable history of an effort that should never have succeeded, then pay attention.... The first two chapters of this audiobook will provide a brief overview of the history of Cuba, giving depth and understanding to how the revolution came to be. After that, it will plunge into the lives of Batista, Castro, and Guevara, and tell the tale of the revolution.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This book is awesome indeed

  • By Jacob on 01-10-19

Lovely

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Reviewed: 01-10-19

Thorough and comprehensive. A good analysis of Cuba's accomplishments and dilemmas. I recommend this book.

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: An Essential CBT Guide to Rewiring the Brain and Overcoming Anxiety, Depression, and Intrusive Thoughts Using a Highly Effective Form of Psychotherapy

  • By: Craig Huffman
  • Narrated by: Sam Slydell
  • Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
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    5 out of 5 stars 30
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    5 out of 5 stars 28
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 28

If you’ve always wanted to stop intrusive thoughts but don't have an effective method for doing so, then pay attention...Do you finally want to say goodbye to negative thought patterns and discover something which works for you? If so, then you’ve come to the right place. In this audiobook, you are going to discover how you can use CBT to condition your thoughts and actions to support you in improving your emotional experiences in life. From start to finish, you will be walked through the step-by-step process of overcoming your mental illness once and for all using CBT. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So Nice

  • By Mark on 01-03-19

Highly Recommended

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Reviewed: 01-03-19

This book makes it easy to learn about cognitive behavioral therapy. I am using it in conjunction with my counseling, she is also using cognitive behavioral therapy. It's nice to be able to come home and read about what I'm working on. I have so many aha moments with this book.

  • Minimalist: A Minimalist Guide to Do More with Less to Simplify Your Life

  • By: Olivia Telford
  • Narrated by: Jessica Geffen
  • Length: 46 mins
  • Unabridged
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    5 out of 5 stars 27
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In the world we live in, we barely have time to pay attention to what we need. As a result, we have lost touch with ourselves and in the process, lost our values. This has created a void within us; a void we try to close with more stuff, more activities, and more company. Minimalism is a way to return to consciousness of choices and start living with intention. By adopting minimalism, you will live a more rewarding life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thanks Olivia

  • By Kyler on 12-07-18

Highly Recommended

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Reviewed: 12-04-18

I would highly recommend anyone interested in minimalism to read this book. Though if you are looking for an actual step-by-step process to removing clutter from your life – you may need to look at other books as well. This book is intended to get you to really think about what matters most in your life and remove the excess. A thought provoking easy book.

  • Italian Short Stories: 9 Simple and Captivating Stories for Effective Italian Learning for Beginners

  • By: Language Learning University
  • Narrated by: Eva R. Marienchild
  • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
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    5 out of 5 stars 25
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

Forget about reading boring Italian textbooks that are so long you'll never reach the end. With Italian Short Stories: 9 Simple and Captivating Stories for Effective Italian Learning for Beginners, you will experience relief from the frustrations you might have experienced when trying to learn Italian through a more rigid approach. In this audiobook, you will encounter rich and new but not too complex vocabulary, which is translated at the end of the chapter, avoiding the hassle of having to stop the listening rhythm to look up every word in the dictionary.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Simple and awesome

  • By William on 12-05-18

Great

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Reviewed: 12-04-18

I think anyone that has just started studying Italian would benefit from this book. I like this book because glossaries for new vocabularies are after a short section of the story but not at the back of the book which I found very convenient and useful.

  • CBD Oil for Health

  • Relieving Pain, Reducing Stress, and Restoring Health the Natural Way
  • By: James D. Coley
  • Narrated by: Madison Niederhauser
  • Length: 1 hr and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
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This audiobook was made for those looking for answers to the question: What is CBD oil, and how is it good for me? This audiobook will tell you everything you need to know about CBD oil.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Information About CBD Oil

  • By Teresa on 01-23-19

I Liked It

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Reviewed: 12-04-18

I liked this book. I thought it was understandable and thorough. Thank you for your hard work.

  • The River That Flows Both Ways

  • Winter Eternal, Book 1
  • By: E. Thomas Joseph
  • Narrated by: Scott Berrier
  • Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4 out of 5 stars 10
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
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    4 out of 5 stars 10

In 1777, Captain Isaac Pearson joined the British Army when he believed the Colonial Rebellion would be dispatched with effortless haste. Taking a few American lives was an agreeable price for the pampered aristocrat who believed his actions in the conflict would afford him honor and glory. Yet, the path Captain Pearson rode was neither honorable or glorious and the price he would pay was beyond his imaginable fortunes. Phantom Regiments, ruthless shadow units, British Redcoats, American militia, and crazed men of the occult race to acquire a mysterious Iroquoian artifact which can defeat time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Graphic! Dark! Sexy! Revolutionary War!

  • By G. Roo on 09-25-18

It's nice

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Reviewed: 12-04-18


It's nice to listen to something a bit different. I enjoyed this book so much. Wil look for more from this author.

  • Native Americans: A Captivating Guide to Native American History and the Trail of Tears, Including Tribes Such as the Cherokee, Muscogee Creek, Seminole, Chickasaw, and Choctaw Nations

  • By: Captivating History
  • Narrated by: Duke Holm, Andrew Buzzeo
  • Length: 5 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
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In this new bundle audiobook from Captivating History, you will discover the shocking and controversial history of the Native Americans.  

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • not a historical text

  • By Blake on 12-13-18

Grab It

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Reviewed: 11-21-18

It puts further in perspective some of the horrible destruction that has taken place in the past destroying a sophisticated culture.