• History of Korea

  • A Captivating Guide to Korean History, Including Events Such as the Mongol Invasions, the Split into North and South, and the Korean War
  • By: Captivating History
  • Narrated by: Edwin Andrews
  • Length: 4 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: History, Asia
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (57 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

If you want to discover the captivating history of Korea, then pay attention...

The Korean Peninsula today is divided into two, but there was a time when this peninsula was divided into many states. Over the course of time, and besieged by expansive transient dynasties outside of this modest piece of land, many clans and tribes overran their lands. Of all those malicious and greedy potential overlords, none managed to prevail.

The soil is rich with the blood of the people who made Korea happen, and it is the Korean people who rose victorious among the maelstrom of dead empires led by hated tyrants and wars fought by people in lands far beyond their own. The Koreans are survivors, known for their persistence and courage.

In History of Korea: A Captivating Guide to Korean History, Including Events Such as the Mongol Invasions, the Split into North and South, and the Korean War, you will discover chapters, such as:

  • Land of the Bear
  • The Dragon of the East Sea
  • Dynasties Rise and Fall
  • The Joseon Dynasty of Goryeo
  • Foreign Invasions
  • Merchants, Farmers, and Foreigners
  • From Independence to Annexation
  • Korea at War
  • North Korea
  • South Korea
  • And much, much more!

So, if you want to learn more about the history of Korea, scroll up and click the "buy now" button!

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Mediocre at Best

The information given was succinct, but I wouldn't call it "captivating". It fell like I was being read a series of encyclopedia articles.

The narration was pretty bad. Korean words/names were pronounced incorrectly and inconsistently. I counted at least three different pronunciations the narrator used for "Joseon" (a major Korean dynasty), and all three were incorrect. I don't expect native-level accuracy of Korean names, but there are accepted English approximations that the narrator seemed to not care to look up and no one in post-production checked his pronunciation. As someone who lives in Korea, it took me forever to figure out some of the cities that were being spoken about, in one case it was a city I'd lived in for a year, but the narrator's pronunciation made it unrecognizeable.

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Very good insight into a forgotten war

This audiobook is about the history and hidden true story of the Korean war. I fully recommend you audible this story. Yes, however in south Korea there are many struggles to delete this history by pro-Japan and pro-USA party for over 70 years.

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Interesting

I took courses in Chinese and Japanese history in college, but no Korean history classes were offered. This is pretty thorough with it's information and covers what I was looking for. It can be disturbing at times, especially with post- Korean War history of North Korea. Overall it was a good read. The only thing missing is being able to see the spelling of Korean names of people and places. Other than that it was a good read.

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Sufficient but unremarkable survey of Korea

If you need a quick, broad overview of thousands of years of Korean history, this will get the job done. The prose isn't the best and the narrator is inconsistent in his pronunciation. But this book nonetheless serves as a good primer for those looking to deepen their study of Korean history in the future, or those who simply desire a very basic overview of Korean history.

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Poorly written and voiced

As other reviews state, this is written like a series of encyclopedia articles. The lack of narrative structure and detail on any particular facet makes it difficult to follow. Voice is fine most of the time, but clearly makes a few mistakes.

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Needs More

While this was a great book and I definitely learned a lot from it, what kept me from giving it a full 5 stars was that it left me feeling unfulfilled. I would have liked to see them put more detail in to some of the chapters. Still a must listen.

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Inaccurate

Inaccurate, vague, and the few accurate statements rarely go more in depth than a Wikipedia article

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This is wonderful!

I am in the process of learning Korean but I am way more interested in the culture and food. I think inorder to better grasp the culture I need to know as much about the history of Korea as possible. from this book, I've learned that Korean people, both northern and southern, are resilient and hard-working. I can't wait to learn more!

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Insightfully fascinating

This audiobook shows much data that has helped me understand the Korean War. It gives information that is more comprehensive than any article on the subject. I would highly suggest it to anybody doing Level History or anyone involved in Asia.

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Good audiobook.

This audiobook included a lot of useful information in a simple to understand format. What a lousy bunch of politicians worldwide.

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  • sanne jonkers
  • 06-06-21

very informative and interesting

very informative and interesting. I know a lot more about the history and formation of the Korean peninsula now

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  • Jude H Holden
  • 06-20-20

well done

An informative book that gives you information about Korea that you might not know. There is some information that you might not know.