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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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Easily accessible introduction

The narrator is clear and concise, but I would have liked a more thorough explanation.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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BETTER CHOICE

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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  • Andrew
  • 12-15-17

Another Great Adventure!

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Action, interesting plot, it has it all. Interesting characters, adventure, remote locals. Each novel would make a great movie. I want to see the movie!,

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  • Johan
  • 12-15-17

Interesting, very nice book.

This book should be read by all, even the hobbyist on the UFO subject and especially by Urologist, and skeptics alike. I couldn't recommend this book enough. 10/10

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  • Shirley
  • 12-15-17

All five stars from me, you must have this.

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Fascinating, fact-filled, well-researched history of Aztec. This book is a Need To Know. Wake up America

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  • Rashmoor
  • 12-15-17

Definitely a good purchase.

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helpful. Definitely a good purchase. I was looking for a replacement for my chef's product and this looks to be a really well made product. Its sharp, with a nice weight to it. Will definitely recommend to anyone looking for a good product at a reasonable price. Nice and valuable. for Tina , arrive on time.

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  • Zakoota
  • 12-15-17

Hard to Listen To and somewhat confused as well.

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If ever there were a time not to use a computerized reader, a book about the Aztecs in English is it. The pronunciation of the names of gods, people, and cities in this reading is not only incorrect, it is also distracting and hard to listen to. I think this is worth mentioning because it was a missed opportunity to help newcomers with pronunciation and because, since the book is so short, it's hard to understand the value of paying for the audiobook in this case.

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  • Jasmine
  • 12-15-17

Historic Memory, for all.

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The book is an in depth view into the culture from the start of the Aztec rule to the very last day of their rein. Throughout High School I have never been a super big reader, but I actually really enjoyed this book. The book does have some longer words and does take some prior knowledge about history, but it is a pretty easy read. This is not the most action packed or most exciting book, but if you have a thirst for knowledge this is a book for you.

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  • Jimme
  • 12-14-17

exactly what I was in search.

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A brief and extremely readable summary of various aspects do the history and culture. It does have to achieve a broad overview of the cultural and religious history, but it is so broad that the reader may have a hard time contacting. That said, the further reading section is excellent to build on knowledge gained and the liberal use of primary sources in translation largely compensate for the breadth of the material covered.

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  • 12-14-17

Interesting topic for history lovers.

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I recommend this to anyone who enjoys reading about the Aztecs.

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  • Cotham
  • 12-14-17

The book is good but lacking interest.

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it was a little hard to get into. I found it rather dry and tedious to try to get through. If you are into Aztec history or know something about it before tackling this book, I think it would be a more enjoyable read.

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  • Mark
  • 12-14-17

A Good History Book.

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Came in early and in good condition. It was a little thinner than expected but that's my fault for not paying attention to the details. All around a good purchase.