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History of the Vikings: A Captivating Guide to the Viking Age and Feared Norse Seafarers Such as Ragnar Lothbrok, Ivar the Boneless, Egil Skallagrimsson, and More

Narrated by: Desmond Manny
Length: 3 hrs and 5 mins
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Explore the captivating history of the vikings

Men like Ragnar Lothbrok, Eric Bloodaxe, Ivar the Boneless, and Bjorn Ironside are portrayed as preying on unsuspecting communities and spreading fear across Europe as they laid waste to all that lay before them, taking what they wanted at the point of a sword. 

It is true that the Vikings were, without a doubt, brutal men living in a brutal age. They did use their skills as warriors to relentlessly attack Europe and the British Isles to increase their wealth and territory, but that is not all the Vikings were, and their contribution to world history is far more than warmongering. 

In this captivating history audiobook, you'll not only learn about heroic warriors in battle but you'll also discover the remarkable achievements made by the Vikings.

In History of the Vikings: A Captivating Guide to the Viking Age and Feared Norse Seafarers Such as Ragnar Lothbrok, Ivar the Boneless, Egil Skallagrimsson, and More, you will discover topics such as
 

  • The Rise of the Mighty Vikings and the Viking Age
  • Significant Viking Raids and Battles
  • Ragnar Lothbrok - Man or Myth
  • Ivar the Boneless - Ruthless Warrior, Leader of the Great Heathen Army, and Conqueror of England
  • Bjorn Ironside - Raider of the Mediterranean 
  • Harald Fairhair - First King of Norway
  • Eric Bloodaxe - Terrifying Family Killer
  • Egil Skallagrimsson - Warrior Poet
  • Sweyn Forkbeard - The Forgotten King of England
  • King Olaf Tryggvason and the Rise of Christianity in Norway
  • Harald Hardrada - The Last Great Viking Ruler
  • The Viking Age of Exploration
  • The Significance of the Settlement of Iceland, Greenland, and Vinland
  • Viking Society and Everyday Life
  • And much, much more

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

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Excellent History of the Vikings

It's a very good introduction for the general reader who wants to learn about the (in)famous Northmen of the early Middle Ages.

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I recommend it

A very easy book to read about the Viking story. Although very brief it manages to get across the main events without too much detail. The sort of resource useful as a starting point for further more intense search.

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I love history

I love history and Captivating History Editors make it so easy to keep you informed! As I have aged I find that I have forgotten many things and this is a quick way to refresh my knowledge. Thank you, guys! History at it's finest.

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I loved the book

This book covers quite a range of information about the Vikings. Found it to be very well put together in its flow of information. Would certainly recommend it to anyone interested in this area of history.

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in-depth

Much better depth of understanding of the origins of the age of vikings and the impact of vikings on northern Europe is presented. Well organized text with well explained scientific and genetic support for the arguments made. One of the longer Captivating History books--its about time.

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Very interesting

The last chapter of the book is basically a conclusion, which I appreciated because of the tone, demystifying any kind of prejudice or pre-thought about this beautiful and passionate Scandinavian culture. “Vikings are much more than mere barbarous thugs and pillagers that modern stereotypes might make them out to be.”

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I loved the book

Very detailed but yet not boring. I’m very into history and military studies so I use to read this kind of material. And I have to say I enjoyed it. I will for sure recommend it. Congratulations to the author.

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good book

Vikings. History of Vikings by Captivating History is a short but yet complete study about Viking’s like myths, lies and truths.

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Great overview of history

It not only gives the overview of history, ups and downs, but an insight into their culture, lifestyle, as well as mythology. It is a great book to start with of you are interested in exploring the ways of Vikings.

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A Captivating Guide to the Viking Age

The author is giving historically accurate information, although in a pretty brief and congested form, keeping the crucial facts in-line which keeps the whole account more dynamic and equally captivating.

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  • George
  • 02-07-19

Wonderful history of Vikings

Indeed concise. And that's exactly what I was looking for. I like history and mythology, and I am always looking for lectures or podcasts for their brevity. I've never thought that I would find it in a book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-07-19

well researched

I learned from it, for example, was that the Vikings didn't start trouble with the more southerly Europeans. It was the other way around. Charlemagne committed atrocities in Scandinavia, which prompted the Viking reaction. All in all, a good introduction to these people.

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  •  Christopher
  • 02-07-19

I loved this book!

I love history and the older the better. Being descended from Vikings this was especially interesting to me. Recommend history lovers.

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  • James
  • 02-01-19

I absolutely loved it!

Seems we still have this pattern in our daily life. We just don't see it that way in everyday life. Now I want to research these facts. Great short read. If you love history this is the way to go.

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  • Amelia Thomas
  • 02-01-19

Mixed feelings

The book provided a lesson in dry reading. History of this type is difficult to make exciting, however my interest were answered to a point of satisfaction.

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  • Lewis Ava
  • 02-01-19

My husband and I Both LOVE this book

WOW !!! There is information in it like NONE of my other books on the subject have touched. Mostly in the form of 'voices-from-history' throughout it,... i.e. direct quotes (hundreds ?) my husband just finished it last night,.. reluctantly, and has asked me to search for more books by this author...

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  • Victor
  • 02-01-19

History of the Vikings

I like it Very informative, handy supplementary pdfs. Narrator speaks a bit too quickly at times, otherwise very good course.

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  • Alicia Liam
  • 02-01-19

comprehensive

I really love this type of book. I feel it is great for a book report for middle or highs school student that needs something that is comprehensive. I also think it is a great home school aid. I am always looking for books that will help me with educating my children

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  • Bexley Bond
  • 02-01-19

WOW

It was a Christmas present for my adult son, and he loves it. He said it was A LOT more interesting than he thought.

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  • Matthew Andrea
  • 02-01-19

It was definitely a great book

Viking history is always interesting and fun to learn about to me. I thought the details about the Vikings landing in America were interesting.