• Aztec: A Captivating Guide to Aztec History and the Triple Alliance of Tenochtitlan, Tetzcoco, and Tlacopan

  • By: Captivating History
  • Narrated by: Duke Holm
  • Length: 1 hr and 47 mins
  • Categories: History, Americas
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (44 ratings)

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Explore the Captivating History and Mythology of the Aztec! 

Nothing remains of the ancient Mesoamerican civilization who called themselves the Mexica, better known to us as the Aztecs. Nothing except for their remarkable story. In this audiobook, we discuss their enigmatic origins and how the Aztecs rose from nomadic tribes to the dominant power in Mesoamerica at an astounding speed. You’ll wander the streets of their great capital city of Tenochtitlán, known as “the Venice of the New World” among the Spanish Conquistadors, who spread the term all over Europe. You’ll discover the full extent of the city’s splendour, visiting its many market stalls, smelling fresh chocolate and vanilla pods. You’ll indulge in a taste of ripe, hand-picked avocados and freshly baked corn tortillas, as you decipher Náhuatl, the language spoken by the 50,000 merchants who visited Tenochtitlán every day.

You’ll probably wonder how this great city, built in the middle of a lake and isolated by two of Mexico’s highest mountains, Iztaccihuatl and Popocatepetl, could ever be defeated. From the arrival of the first Spaniards in 1519 to the eventual fall of the Aztec empire, we’ll talk you through the major battles that eventually led to its fall. We’ll uncover lies and deceptions in the alliance with their neighbouring cities of Tetzcoco and Tlacopan. We’ll also look at Aztec legacy on the world today: how Tenochtitlán became the basis for the capital of the New World and evolved into today’s Mexico City. Listen to this audiobook now to learn more about Aztec!

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not bad at all

just wish it was a longer book but i did enjoy it a lot thank

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Easily accessible introduction

The narrator is clear and concise, but I would have liked a more thorough explanation.

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Informative and well organized but terrible narrator.

I enjoyed the format and the organization of the information divided, especially the tour of Tenochtitlan. However, the narrator did a laughable job at the pronunciation of all words that were not English (Spanish and Nahuatl). I mean not even close on some basic Spanish pronunciation. Could not have picked a worse narrator.

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Fascinating

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This AUDIObook should be among the first books to listen if anyone is going to know the true Anahuaca (Mexican and "Central American") history. The writer does a good job in discussing major religious phases and History.

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Good guide

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These Aztec lyrics and stories reveal deep questions about the nature of humans and nature itself.Awesome book.

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Powerful book.

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As a junior of anthropology, I gained this book quite enlightening on the Aztec History and culture. I advise this to anyone who is interested in this royal society.

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Full details that all

The excellent reference to the thinking, History, and culture of much-maligned society.Very good information. I am very happy.

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Captures my full interest

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Great book to get a great, excellent, outstanding-information about Aztecs in terms of history, religion, and language. It was short and to the point. Unique content, greats points, observations, an analysis in such a very, very short time and space. I was craving for more, more intellectual food. It is a book which is cultural, exciting, and fun.

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Understandable

We forever go back and modify our favorites till we understand each path till the end. It does getting the information a lot more fun than just hearing it great. I highly recommend this book we have read several and have I joyed every one.

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Recommend it highly

Although any of the Aztec words titles would have been too difficult for him to sound out, we view it aloud as a family. Both of my children really in joyed it and I also got some things as well. We actually love these books because they give you many various finishes depending on the choices you make along the way.

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  • Mary Amelia
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Interesting topic for history lovers.

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I recommend this to anyone who enjoys reading about the Aztecs.

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  • Cotham Mark
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The book is good but lacking interest.

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it was a little hard to get into. I found it rather dry and tedious to try to get through. If you are into Aztec history or know something about it before tackling this book, I think it would be a more enjoyable read.

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  • Mark Ashton
  • 12-14-17

A Good History Book.

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Came in early and in good condition. It was a little thinner than expected but that's my fault for not paying attention to the details. All around a good purchase.