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Publisher's Summary

Explore the captivating history and mythology of three ancient civilizations. Three captivating manuscripts in one audiobook:

  • Maya Civilization: A Captivating Guide to Maya History and Maya Mythology
  • Aztec: A Captivating Guide to Aztec History and the Triple Alliance of Tenochtitlan, Tetzcoco, and Tlacopan
  • Incas: A Captivating Guide to the History of the Inca Empire and Civilization

In the first part of this captivating guide, you will discover why Maya have gained such worldwide admiration over the many other civilizations that existed in Mesoamerica at the time. You will learn how the Maya civilization developed, the major turning points in their 3,000-year-long history, the mysteries surrounding their demise, some of the unique places where Maya exist to this day, and much more!

Some of the topics and questions covered in the first part of this audiobook include:

  • Maya timeline
  • Glossary of important Maya terms
  • The origins of the Mesoamerican civilizations
  • The Archaic period: 7,000-2,000 BC

Some of the topics and questions covered in the second part of this audiobook include:  

  • The origins of Aztecs: a tribe destined for greatness
  • The unwelcome arrival in Mexico Valley
  • The rise of Tenochtitlán and the Triple Alliance

Some of the topics and questions covered in the third part of this audiobook include:  

  • How the Incas recorded their history
  • The Inca creation myth
  • The founding of the great city of Cuzco
  • The first dynasty of Inca rulers and their greatest deeds
  • The second dynasty of Inca rulers and their greatest deeds
  • The rise of the Inca empire: a cosmological event?
  • And much more!

Get the audiobook now and learn more about ancient civilizations!

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Low quality

The 3 books are poorly written and constructed. The narration is equally as poor.

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All you need

Some people have a knack for making history sound truly entertaining others are just educational without being fun to read, and this book falls into the second category.

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Horrified by the pronunciation of the Mayan words

You should care and pronounce the Mayan words correctly if you have an audio book about Mayans.

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must know about these civilizations

it should be mandatory all around the world to learn about these civilizations to better understanding of world history

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AWFUL BOOK. MANY FACTS LEFT OUT

This book leaves out several facts about the Spanish mistreatment of the Aztecs . It doesn’t mention any of the Spanish methods of lies , enslavement, branding, sexual abuse of women , or children! This book is a awful!

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Awesome read

Loved it. Great read, captivating, enlightening. Mayan, Aztec and Incan history is detailed in an easy to read book that keeps you interested.

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Bad bad bad

Although the only thing I could give credit was for the way the author tried to make it entertaining even if it is based on a bunch of lies These stories are solely based of a white man’s perspective and with no official input from the original people of the land. Sadly most histories of the ‘New World’ were distorted showing ancient civilizations as savages, compared to the Spanish Conquistadors. There are better materials and documentaries out there than this book! To make it even worse, the narrator’s pronunciations of many words made me cringe deeply.. I’m sure the narrator speaks only one language in his life and unashamedly butchers all of the beautiful words of the ancient languages. Shame on u! I can understand that a true Mayan would not even dare to read this book because it is full of lies!!!!

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Factual Time Efficient

This book provides a tremendous amount of information about these three Native civilizations and their religions.

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Superficial and hard to listen to

Disclaimer - I only listened to about an hour an a half of this book. This book was a great disappointement. It started with it being focused mainly on the Maya, proclaiming it's going to touch the subject of the Aztecs in relation to the, and not even mentioning the Inca, so the title is somewhat of a fraud. Then, the narration is terrible, consisting of unnecessary pauses and repetitions that make any long sentence hard to follow. On top of that, the story itself is superficial, and not at all captivating ( though the narration may have had an influence on my opinion here). To sum up - not for anyone with a real interest in this ancient civilizations.

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i love it

Central America in general and the fascinating Maya people specifically. Covers the subject in a thorough and interesting manner. Story of a advanced civilization who moved human existence forward in giant steps. Clear description of a complex society

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  • Rhys Wallace
  • 03-17-18

Well described ancient history...

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I listened to it with complete attention, the author gives a spectacular oversight of ancient history. Recommended to anyone else interested in history.

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  • Ilias de Rooij
  • 03-17-18

Perfect for anyone's interest in ancient history!

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Perfect to arouse anyone's interest in ancient history!

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  • Samantha Lewis
  • 03-17-18

A fresh, accurate description ancient civilization

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The author writes in a very flowing manner by telling the narratives of people in the ancient world rather than regurgitating bland historical events. It makes for a brilliantly decipherable history book, even as it is packed with accurately researched historical facts.

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  • Tia Jackson
  • 03-17-18

Great historical summary!

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The author brings mortality to great legends of the history. The book also includes the often neglected histories about the area. I recommend this title to anyone that loves stories in general, and is pursuing an understanding of Ancient History in particular.

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  • Mark Ashton
  • 03-16-18

Accurate ancient civilizations...

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The author writes in a very flowing manner by telling the narratives of people in the ancient world rather than vomiting bland historical events. It makes for a wonderfully readable history book, even as it is packed with accurately investigated historical facts.

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  • Cotham Mark
  • 03-16-18

A flowing audible for us.

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This series potentials to be just as delightful as his story of the World Series, none of us are too old for great stories! The given informations are great aids to understanding the flow of history.

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  • Mary Amelia
  • 03-16-18

Not a time pass only.

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Great historical summary!

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Don't skip around through time.

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Indeed well written and grips your devotions. Doesn't prance around through time. I like the way the author compares milestones between civilizations to put things in perspective.

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  • Luca
  • 02-20-18

Found It Interesting and Informative

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I found this book very interesting and helpful for people who love Ancient Greek history. There is no outright answer to why The Bronze Age collapsed but many reasons and all of them are important to explain what happened and Captivating History gives them all.

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  • Liam L
  • 02-20-18

Easy To Digest

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This one is a marvelous, easy to understand summary of the history of the Mediterranean area prior to the rise of the classical civilizations Aztec and Inca.

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  • Phoebe
  • 02-20-18

Wonderful

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It is a wonderful book about the end of the Bronze Age and the impact of the "mysterious people" across the civilizations.

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  • Kris H
  • 09-27-18

Interesting and informative

Interesting and thoughtfully presented, however the reading (of one book in particular) came across as aimed at school students. Additionally, some pronunciation was questionable. Not only of Spanish words but also a number of English words which were pronounced incorrectly repeatedly throughout the book, which became distracting. There were also a number of outright contradictions between one sentence and the next.

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