• History of Cuba: A Captivating Guide to Cuban History, Starting from Christopher Columbus' Arrival to Fidel Castro

  • By: Captivating History
  • Narrated by: Richard L Walton
  • Length: 3 hrs and 5 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (51 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

If you want to discover the remarkable history of Cuba, then pay attention....

The themes of the history of Cuba are as vast as they are inspiring. Cuba has stared death in the face throughout its rocky history, and most of the time it has gazed into the eyes of death and smiled. Over and over, oppressors have attempted to seize this island and its riches for their own selfish purposes. And over and over, revolutions have risen up to conquer in an attempt to return Cuba to its people.

The story of Cuba is a tale of courage and sacrifice, of horrific oppression and inspiring vision. It is a story about exploitation and hope, about a tiny island that rose to global importance.

There are battles and shipwrecks, pirates and Indians, tragic sacrifices and resounding triumphs. The Cuban people over and over show their resilience, courage, and passion in the face of incredible odds. They are a people that one cannot help but admire. And in this captivating history audiobook, you'll discover their story.

In History of Cuba: A Captivating Guide to Cuban History, Starting from Christopher Columbus' Arrival to Fidel Castro, you will discover topics such as: 

  • Cuba before Columbus
  • The arrival of the Spaniards
  • Slavery and sugarcane
  • War
  • "The Cry of Yara"
  • Freedom
  • Independent at last
  • A new leader
  • Castro's Cuba
  • Desperate times
  • A new horizon
  • And much, much more

So listen to this audiobook now if you want to learn more about the history of Cuba!

©2018 Captivating History (P)2019 Captivating History
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  • Categories: History

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A good quick History of Cuba

My only complaint about the book is the somewhat neutral stance that book takes on Guevara and Castro. Both executed many that opposed them. Guevara was especially ruthless. Not a good person by any stretch.

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This is good book which I highly recommend

A Captivating gives the listner an insight as to why the Cuban Revolution led by Fidel Castro, et al came about and is an informative example of the American cancer of greed and the influence of money and power over people and governments. The evil and corrupt Batista regime being yet again another instance of the historical US willingness to openly support such despots and tyrants purely for self-interest. This is good book which I highly recommend.

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I’ll try to avoid Spanish stories with Spanish names narrated by someone not entirely bilingual…

The narrator’s pronunciation of names in Spanish, specially indigenous names is terrible…I’d love to listen to this book in Spanish but it’s not available…

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A well informed overview.

A well informed overview. I am doing a project on Cuba in the 19th Century. I need to understand it’s history. This was clear. Hit the main points. Well read. Exactly what I needed.

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Piqued my curiosity

This is a briskly paced saga of courage, fierce spirit, and colorful characters. I was a little put off by the narrator's deep, gravelly voice at first, but soon grew accustomed to it. Others will find it appealing, I'm sure.

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fabulous guide

Enjoyed this quick history of Cuba. Won't take long to read and us helps gain a little understanding of the situation these people (and their country) have experienced.

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LOVABLE GUIDE

A very good brief introduction to cuban history. I'm going there in a few months time and it got me started on understanding Cuba.

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Very well explained

It profiles key people along the way like Castro, Guevara and Marti, and is spiced up with timely quotes. I learned a lot from this book and found the reading interesting from start to finish.

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Terrific book

The books is precise and summarized in a very convenient way. Good introduction for anyone interested in learning about the history of Cuba.

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History well written

If you want to get a less-biased perspective of Cuba in the last 100 years, this is awesome. It was really helpful to me preparing to study in Cuba, and I really enjoyed every bit of it. Good read if you're in a curious mood!