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Explore the Captivating History and Mythology of the Aztec! 

Nothing remains of the ancient Mesoamerican civilization who called themselves the Mexica, better known to us as the Aztecs. Nothing except for their remarkable story. In this audiobook, we discuss their enigmatic origins and how the Aztecs rose from nomadic tribes to the dominant power in Mesoamerica at an astounding speed. You’ll wander the streets of their great capital city of Tenochtitlán, known as “the Venice of the New World” among the Spanish Conquistadors, who spread the term all over Europe. You’ll discover the full extent of the city’s splendour, visiting its many market stalls, smelling fresh chocolate and vanilla pods. You’ll indulge in a taste of ripe, hand-picked avocados and freshly baked corn tortillas, as you decipher Náhuatl, the language spoken by the 50,000 merchants who visited Tenochtitlán every day.

You’ll probably wonder how this great city, built in the middle of a lake and isolated by two of Mexico’s highest mountains, Iztaccihuatl and Popocatepetl, could ever be defeated. From the arrival of the first Spaniards in 1519 to the eventual fall of the Aztec empire, we’ll talk you through the major battles that eventually led to its fall. We’ll uncover lies and deceptions in the alliance with their neighbouring cities of Tetzcoco and Tlacopan. We’ll also look at Aztec legacy on the world today: how Tenochtitlán became the basis for the capital of the New World and evolved into today’s Mexico City. Listen to this audiobook now to learn more about Aztec!

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Fascinating

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This AUDIObook should be among the first books to listen if anyone is going to know the true Anahuaca (Mexican and "Central American") history. The writer does a good job in discussing major religious phases and History.

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Good guide

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These Aztec lyrics and stories reveal deep questions about the nature of humans and nature itself.Awesome book.<br/>

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Powerful book.

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As a junior of anthropology, I gained this book quite enlightening on the Aztec History and culture. I advise this to anyone who is interested in this royal society.<br/>

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Full details that all

The excellent reference to the thinking, History, and culture of much-maligned society.Very good information. I am very happy.

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Captures my full interest

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Great book to get a great, excellent, outstanding-information about Aztecs in terms of history, religion, and language. It was short and to the point. Unique content, greats points, observations, an analysis in such a very, very short time and space. I was craving for more, more intellectual food. It is a book which is cultural, exciting, and fun.<br/>

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Understandable

We forever go back and modify our favorites till we understand each path till the end. It does getting the information a lot more fun than just hearing it great. I highly recommend this book we have read several and have I joyed every one.

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Recommend it highly

Although any of the Aztec words titles would have been too difficult for him to sound out, we view it aloud as a family. Both of my children really in joyed it and I also got some things as well. We actually love these books because they give you many various finishes depending on the choices you make along the way.

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Excellent and enjoyable

Powerful and tasteful, writer carefully moves the historical and the personal by providing special aspects of the lives and views of these compelling people without slipping into rudeness. This book is a wonderful introduction to this time in American history. I couldn't stop until I listened to it entirely.

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Great insight into Mexico's Aztec civilizations.Covers the mysterious Triple Alliance of Tenochtitlan, Tetzcoco, and Tlacopan civilizations. Not done yet but so far so good.

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Fascinating and a look into history

If you are connected in a daily life of the Aztec, in their financial system, cultivation, the defeated peoples, or the work, these topics get short shrift if at all discussed. There are many other books in which the history is complete and other topics examined in detail. However, you will rarely find such a fine selection of examples of the Aztec.

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  • Peter
  • 12-11-17

A good guide book..

An enthralling book, full of astonishing material about the Aztecs and their history in Mexico. l methodically appreciated it.

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  • Morgan
  • 12-08-17

To date, the best book I have ever read.

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To date, the best book I have ever read in my life. The team seem the master of historical fiction. This book is a miracle of literature that puts you there to feel the whole gamut of emotions. A character and story that capture your imagination and leave you wanting for more.<br/>

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  • Lara
  • 12-08-17

Starts fast, a fast guide...

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Starts fast and doesn't let up as the plot twists throughout the book. All the information is authentic and great.

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  • Roger
  • 12-08-17

Best book.....

Best book I've ever listen and I like to find and read more about these awesome ancient Aztec History!

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  • Morrison
  • 12-08-17

A great read, a must read.

I love history, and I really like learning about the Aztecs and Mayans. Even though the Aztecs were very brutal and did human sacrifice they were very intelligent like the Mayans.