Assyrian History: A Captivating Guide to the Assyrians and Their Powerful Empire in Ancient Mesopotamia

Narrated by: David Patton
Length: 3 hrs and 26 mins
Categories: History, Ancient History
4.5 out of 5 stars (41 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Explore the Captivating History of the Assyrian Empire

Of all the famous civilizations to emerge from Mesopotamia, a list that includes the Akkadians, the Sumerians, and the Babylonians, it’s the Assyrians who deserve the fame and glory. The empire they constructed over the course of some 1,200 years survived constant attacks, a few defeats, and the famed Dark Age, known as the Bronze Age collapse, to become one of the largest and most expansive empires the world has ever seen. 

In Assyrian History: A Captivating Guide to the Assyrians and Their Powerful Empire in Ancient Mesopotamia, you will discover topics such as
 

  • The Assyrians Arrive in Mesopotamia: The Early Assyrian Period
  • The Birth of a Civilization: The Old Assyrian Empire to the Middle Assyrian Empire
  • The Beginning of the Neo-Assyrian Empire
  • Imperial Expansion and the Golden Age of the Neo-Assyrian Empire
  • The Fall of the Empire
  • Assyrian Government
  • The Assyrian Military
  • Life in the Assyrian Empire
  • Assyrian Culture: Art, Math, and Science
  • Assyrian Religion
  • And much, much more

Listen to this audiobook now if you want to learn about the Assyrians!

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Cringe wording, a narration that cannot pronounce

The book of the day is brought to you by the word "However."

The editor of this book just didn't care about giving us a good product. And the failure began when the person who wrote the book turned it in to be read. The word "However" is used constantly, and I mean constantly. The narrator didn't even try to read it with any cadence and seemed either new or bored. Stumbling words, and atrocious pronunciation of names. In all these failures, the editor didn't correct the mistakes or coached the reader on how to pronounce the names of kings. For those who already know some of the king's names, you'll be shocked at how bad the reader's attempt is. The names are utterly butchered.

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Well Done

Very informative. The time line of the events is wonderful. Learn about all the kings and their reigns in history.

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Nice and Detailed

A good deal for an informative book, easy to follow the timeline, history is a great subject in which to immerse yourself

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Solid Knowledge

The Assyrians contested the area of today's Iraq. It was a continual battleground then and is so today. The ancient kings were like the dictators of today - always looking for an opportunity to expand their empire and then boasting about it!

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Good Source

couple opinions on Scripture I didn't agree with, but other than that, was respectful to God's Word and used it at times to explain certain aspects of the history discussed in this book. I would recommend this book to any one, especially Christians who are looking for background information regarding Bible history.

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A superb book

This was a great book! Hard to put down. Very informative to the student of Bible history, especially if you’re looking for background info, like why things happened the way they did.

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Very Entertaining and Informative

I got really informative guide to the Assyrians and their powerful empire in ancient Mesopotamia. This is a complete book indeed which is packed with great information.

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Concise an d Compiling

This is a great guide to the Assyrians and Their Powerful Empire in Ancient Mesopotamia. The author pointed out really important information in this guide.

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Very Special

This is very special history book about the Assyrians. Hoe they build up a powerful empire. I enjoyed it.

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If you are in search for a brief but substantive overview of Assyrian history without all the scholar babble one typically finds with academic historical works, this is definitely the book for you! The best primer on an ancient near east nation I've come across to date. Fantastic-fascinating read from start to end!

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  • 01-10-19

Assyrian history

Poor and shallow historical review.
Exceedingly repetitive.
Occasional inaccuracies and inappropriate historical comments and comparisons.

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  • Alice Sarah
  • 10-29-18

Hard To Put Down This Audible


Great history. So great to read up on this p who really lived and are found in scripture

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  • 10-29-18

Great History

A short synopsis of Assyrian history that is a quick and entertaining book; and it is explained really well.

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  • 10-29-18

Great Overview


An interesting compilation of facts. Broad and very deep. It's an overview which would be best used as background for reading more detailed books which go deeper into the subject matter.

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  • 10-29-18

Its amazing

This is an excellent history in outline from a very complex period in the development of civilization in the Fertile Crescent. Even in its abbreviated form, it shows the numerous powers extant in this period which shaped the civilizations which were constantly in the process of rising and falling.

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  • James
  • 10-29-18

An In-Depth Book


This is a very informative resource. I didn’t find anything wrong in it, it is well worth the time.

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  • Rory Liam
  • 10-29-18

This is what i want to get

For those with the will to listen to a challenging audiobook, I can recommend this book, but I fear many will only read a portion before laying it down, never to be picked back up.

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  • I.Ibrahim
  • 10-29-18

What a Research!


The book contains valuable information and good amount of knowledge but, unfortunately - at least for me- it is confusing as it does not have logical organization for the beginner listeners.

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  • Harper
  • 10-29-18

Information You Need To Know

This is an extensive research about one of most mysterious periods of human history. It based on the fact with very fair position.

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  • Joshua Arlo
  • 10-29-18

Keep Up Good Work


Good information for listening to the fictional history books. History is always a little slanted and so every book has to be listened with a little tongue in cheek.