• 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 16 mins
  • Categories: History, Asia
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (38 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!

©2020 Captivating History (P)2020 Captivating History

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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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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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Excellent history. Well researched.

An unbelievable history that was very enlightening. I’ve got 2 history standards but I’ve not been shown to the horrors of this catastrophe by our civilian & service leaders during that period in the history of our nation.

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Korea

This is a necessary examination with teachings on considering global strategy for now and for the future. Here we go again: Korea, the sound of history repeating!

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I love it

These decisions had results which in turn gave birth to more results that bend and change lives and decision making. A lot of the choices reflect a total lack of knowledge of the region but a powerful belief that they are "right". And hence, totally wrong.

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high level analysis

This is not a military audiobook. Says little about the movement of troops through the Korean War, but says much about the thinking and plans of the leaders on both sides as they fight, somewhat tragically, to reach their given goal of joining a nation arbitrarily divided in two by the victors of WWII.

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I found it valuable

The Korean War by Captivating History is an extraordinary audiobook because it includes Japanese, North Korean, Chinese, and Soviet views from earlier unknown sources.

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  • Abby Watson
  • 06-22-20

great book

History is absolutely fascinating. This book manages to be engaging, informative, and thorough. listing this will definitely give you a strong grasp of Korean history.

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  • Amelia L Norman
  • 06-22-20

really fantastic

No questions are unanswered. I have a good friend who is Korean and I wanted to communicate better. Well, work by the author.

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  • Isabella J Shaw
  • 06-22-20

wonderful book

A good review of Korean history. About have of the book on history in the 20th and 21st centuries. I am glad I got it as it gave an amateur some understanding of Koreas past

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  • Gracie Chapman
  • 06-22-20

outstanding

Phenomenal! If you have any interest at all in Korea you MUST listen to this. great work, easy to understand, extremely thought-provoking, and very informative.

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  • Courtney Evans
  • 06-22-20

fabulous

I found the history very interesting. As the son of an American soldier who served in Korea during the war, I always wanted to learn more. This is an excellent history.

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  • Sienna W Hobbs
  • 06-21-20

I love it

This book is rich in historical stories of Korean history starting with the Han bones found in Russia and the final analysis of its initial inhabitants' background 9,000 years ago. I really enjoy it.

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  • Jade Watkins
  • 06-21-20

outstanding

There are many early kingdoms mentioned before becoming one kingdom and many names of rulers, generals, and the influence of many religions. This shines a light on an overlooked country that with today's tensions needs to be understood.

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  • Maya J Steele
  • 06-21-20

perfect book

I knew very little about the history of Korea. I found this book to be very informative and interesting. It will be a great source to use in my world history course.

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  • Hannah C Tomlinson
  • 06-21-20

well done

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

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  • Elliot A Hilton
  • 06-21-20

well work

This book is a really good introduction to the history of Korea. I knew nothing about Korean history before I started listing, so this book was a perfect introductory-level book to a region with such an interesting but complex history.