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Aztec History: A Captivating Guide to the Aztec Empire, Mythology, and Civilization

Narrated by: David Patton
Length: 3 hrs and 18 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (16 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Did you know that the Aztecs sacrificed 500 to 700 people every year in order to satisfy their gods?

For many years, the Aztecs have captured our imaginations. Stories from the original European invaders combined with unique, awe-inspiring ruins and legends that speak of palaces of gold create an image of Aztec society defined by grandeur, wealth, and splendor. 

But who exactly were the Aztecs? Where did they come from? How did they rise to control such a wide expanse of land? And if they were so powerful, how was it possible for them to fall from power and dominance just three years after contact was first made with the Spaniards?

These are just some of the questions that this new captivating history audiobook aims to answer. 

In Aztec History: A Captivating Guide to the Aztec Empire, Mythology, and Civilization you will discover topics such as:

  • Where the Aztecs lived
  • The truth about who the Aztecs really were
  • Remarkable insights into government, city-states, and expansion
  • The arrival of the Spanish and the decline of the empire
  • A day in the life of an Aztec citizen
  • The sovereign, the dignitaries, and the nobles
  • Agriculture and diet
  • Religion
  • Shocking discoveries of human sacrifice
  • And much, much more!

Listen to this audiobook now to learn more!

©2018 Captivating History (P)2018 Captivating History

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Fairly Dry Presentation

I've always found Aztec history/culture to be fascinating. This was an accurate presentation of the facts, but was fairly dry and uninteresting in its presentation. Compounding that, the narrator's pronunciation of Nahuatl and Spanish words was very inconsistent with the pronunciation I'm accustomed to when visiting Mexico and sites mentioned in the history, as well as names of the famous Aztecs discussed. People not familiar with the region or people discussed, wouldn't be bothered by this, but if you've been there and studied this stuff before, it can be a distraction. I would mildly recommend it to someone interested in a simple overview of the history and culture of this fascinating empire.

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Interesting Reference

Excellent telling of how things went right from day one of the "discovery " of the Americas and how varying the goals were.

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Fascinating Book

Fascinating read supposedly with a lot of accuracy in the details. We had a hard time putting it down.

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Very Nice

This book explains the everyday lives with the Aztecs. All very interesting. Its holding my interest.

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Very Well-Written

This book helped me to understand the Aztec culture much better. So, i suggest this book.

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Enjoyed It

Can't say enough about the way this book is written. It is graphic but what do most expect! I read this a few years ago and reordered it to read it again.

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Great Compliment

Still listening. Appears to be well researched with regard to the culture. At times amusing.

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Excellent

very good listening. Keeps you from going to sleep. Difficult to distinguish facts from fiction Eke Schnabel.

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Simple and To-The-Point

This information is really new to me. I knew very little about the Aztecs, so this was a real learning experience. Presented in a straightforward method, the culture, politics, and lives of these people were brought to life.

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A Great Resourse

Very interesting was the diet of corn & beans which gave the Aztecs all the nutritional value needed . Meat was in short supply so they made do with what was available & what they could grow.

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  • Lewis Bob
  • 09-25-18

Thorough and informative

This is a complete and thorough about Aztec history. The subject has been presented in a very best way that the listener would be easily understood. I loved that.

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  • Ava Zara
  • 09-25-18

I Appreciate

Aztec history is inherently fascinating and the author sure did his research on Aztec civilization, the conquistadors, the church and about human nature as well for this book. The main character comes alive like few literary characters ever do.

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  • Noah
  • 09-25-18

Simply The Best

Another book for grandson for school. Why do we have to keeping writing all these words as this gets time consuming

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  • ELLIOT
  • 09-25-18

It is a detailed Book

This is my favorite book of all time. This author is an amazing author and this book will remain one of the best books available for a long time to come. Plus, the chapters are short and leave you with a hook at the end of each. Really hard to put down.

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  • Choljen
  • 09-25-18

Interesting Audible

This book has become one of my favorites. The author has a great way of mixing history and fiction. I definitely recommend it.

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  • Emily Lola
  • 09-25-18

A Complete Guide

A detail insight to the lives, desires and religion of the Aztecs and the other peoples living in ancient Mexico.

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  • Theodore
  • 09-25-18

Informative Stuff

A wonderful historical novel that drags and plunges the astonished reader into the Aztec world. A great piece of literature.

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  • Scarlett Tom
  • 09-25-18

Excellent View Of History

I really like the Jennings books I now have and enjoy reading them over again. The stories and characters are realistic and believable, and seem based on actual events and people. I now continue my search for more of his work.

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  • Black A
  • 09-25-18

An amazing audio book

Fascinating historical fiction. I have always been super interested in the Aztec culture and this book tells all!

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  • Jude
  • 09-25-18

Interesting Audible

In spite of its size, this is the third time I have read this book, and enjoying it just as much as the first two reads. Any who is remotely interested in the Aztecs and their treatment will not be able to put this book down.