• The Americas

  • A Captivating Guide to the History of the Continents of North and South America, Starting from the Olmecs Through the Maya and Aztecs to European Colonization and Independence Movements
  • By: Captivating History
  • Narrated by: Jason Zenobia
  • Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
  • Categories: History, Americas
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (26 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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

The one character trait that, sometimes, surpasses the human instinct for survival is curiosity. When humans discovered an entire hemisphere that lay beyond their own Eastern Hemisphere, the race was on.

What opportunities would these new lands hold? Surely, a small country in Europe could wield the power of an empire if it could claim these new lands in the Americas. After all, there was new fertile land in these Americas, the lure of wealth, the entertainment of exciting wildlife, productive vegetation, and the marvelous treasures that shone and glittered.

The cry for gold overcame all the people’s mortal fears. It echoed in 1528 in the search for the ethereal El Dorado, in 1632 in Venezuela, and in the frigid Yukon in 1896. The countries came and claimed and clashed as they tried to mix and meld. Instead, they found themselves caught in the dialectic of opposing sides - in a game of tug-of-war over acres of plains and pampas, sand and stones, mountains and mesas.

In The Americas: A Captivating Guide to the History of the Continents of North and South America, Starting from the Olmecs Through the Maya and Aztecs to European Colonization and the Independence Movements, you will discover chapters, such as:

  • South America: Peru, Chile, Brazil, and Venezuela from Pre-Columbian Times Through Colonization
  • South America: Argentina, Uruguay, and Paraguay from Pre-Columbian Times Through Colonization
  • South American Wars of Independence
  • The Natives in North America
  • The European Colonization of North America
  • North American Conflicts, Including America’s War for Independence
  • Cuba and the West Indies
  • And much, much more!

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

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Amazing History

This audiobook is deep dive into the events of who lived in the American continents. I truly enjoyed reading about them. I found familiar names, places, and events as well as information I didn't know.

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Dive into the deep history.

It's a lot of material to cover in a short amount of time, but it helps pique the interest if you wanted to dive deeper.

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Good Work by the Author.

Never seen work like t his as it given the reputation of the author, it's probably good. Especially since it appears to show a lot of American History.

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A must for history lovers.

I was looking for historical fiction and chose this audiobook based on a review. I have not inspected the facts or researched this era, but the author shares his knowledge of the historical record in an interesting description that sheds light on Charles the Great's persona and not just his accomplishments.

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Raise of Power.

The author provides the essential facts, some background behind the outcomes, and their effects both contemporaneous and long term. The writing style is engaging making for a delightful audible.

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Historical Touchstone

Written engagingly, this audiobook is perfect for the listener who wants a good first look at Charles the Great. The author squanders no time in taking the listeners through the events that shaped the reign of the giant of the eighth century.

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Easy understanding & informative historical work.

This audiobook, though brief, was precisely what I look for in an audible. Exceptionally informative and without unnecessary details and assumptions that plague other biographies, this audible mainly sticks to historical writings and provides a fantastic opinion of the person of Charlemagne.

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Charlemagne by Captivating History

As a lover of historical fiction, I absolutely enjoyed listening to this version of Charlemagne and his achievements. The writing style and the narrator was very compelling making it difficult to put aside for other activities.

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Very entertaining also informative.

I loved this audible. These were so full of details that I will listen again, and take memos of all the sites to visit. The author pulls you into the story and makes you share his interest.

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A different perspective

It was great. This author's lessons in Central and South America were all so wonderful. Highly recommended!

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  • Alicia Fowler
  • 09-27-20

A Very Important History Work!!!!

I enjoyed how the author showed the challenges that North and South American countries face and how it was necessary to the U.S. until the fortune of the Cold War and then evolved the specific area.

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  • Melissa H Garner
  • 09-27-20

Forgotten Continent

This audiobook is very well written. It really is the ideal straightforward guide to the History of the Continents of North and South America.

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  • Andrew A Carter
  • 09-26-20

Excellent Work!!!!!

I never learned that South America's past was so problematic. In light of recent events, the section on Venezuela was interesting. Prevalent I thought it was an excellent and interesting audiobook.

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  • Amelie J Jarvis
  • 09-26-20

Familiar Information Really.

There is so much information in this audible I'll have to go back and re-listen to it at least one more time! I just used google and searched for the interconnected map to understand it better.

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  • Finlay M Norton
  • 09-25-20

If you wanted to dive deeper, listen to this.

This audible is a perfect and straightforward on the history of North and South America, if you are a history buff, try it.

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  • Scott S Allan
  • 09-25-20

A Captivating Guide to the History

I have learned a lot from listening to this audiobook. There is great detail to keep you wanting to know more.