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    • Olmecs

    • A Captivating Guide to the Earliest Known Major Ancient Civilization in Mexico
    • By: Captivating History
    • Narrated by: Duke Holm
    • Length: 2 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Did you know the Olmecs might have been the first people to introduce writing? The first people who managed to elevate themselves to civilized life were the Olmecs. But they remain relatively unknown. In this new captivating history audiobook, you will discover the truth about the earliest known civilization in America.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loaded with excellent information.

    • By Raishe on 07-20-18
    • A Captivating Guide to the Earliest Known Major Ancient Civilization in Mexico
    • By: Captivating History
    • Narrated by: Duke Holm
    • Length: 2 hrs and 3 mins
    • Release date: 07-10-18
    • 5 out of 5 stars 25 ratings

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Sumerians

    • A Captivating Guide to Ancient Sumerian History, Sumerian Mythology and the Mesopotamian Empire of the Sumer Civilization
    • By: Captivating History
    • Narrated by: Duke Holm
    • Length: 2 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The sheer importance of Sumerian culture in regards to world culture as a whole is impossible to overstate. This civilization is single-handedly responsible for some of the most major innovations in nearly every field relevant to maintaining a civilized society - this includes religion, lawmaking, architecture, schooling, art, literature, and even entertainment. Naturally, most of what we see as negative aspects of society were established in ancient Sumer as well. There wasn’t an aspect of Sumerian life that wasn’t plagued with corruption or devastation of one form or another.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Story of One of Recorded History

    • By Randall on 06-23-18
    • A Captivating Guide to Ancient Sumerian History, Sumerian Mythology and the Mesopotamian Empire of the Sumer Civilization
    • By: Captivating History
    • Narrated by: Duke Holm
    • Length: 2 hrs and 53 mins
    • Release date: 06-07-18
    • 5 out of 5 stars 30 ratings

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Ancient Civilizations: A Captivating Guide to Mayan History, the Aztecs, and Inca Empire

    • By: Captivating History
    • Narrated by: Duke Holm
    • Length: 5 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Explore the captivating history and mythology of three ancient civilizations. Three captivating manuscripts in one audiobook! In the first part of this captivating guide, you will discover why Maya have gained such worldwide admiration over the many other civilizations that existed in Mesoamerica at the time. You will learn how the Maya civilization developed, the major turning points in their 3,000-year-long history, the mysteries surrounding their demise, some of the unique places where Maya exist to this day, and much more!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Indeed nicely done.

    • By Anonymous User on 05-22-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Incas: A Captivating Guide to the History of the Inca Empire and Civilization

    • By: Captivating History
    • Narrated by: Duke Holm
    • Length: 2 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    One of the most notable ancient cultures of South America is undoubtedly the Inca civilization. They once ruled over the largest empire in South America. Not only that - their empire was also the largest in the world at the time. There are many mysteries surrounding the Incas. Where did the Incas originate? And how did they come to rule over their vast empire that incorporated mountaintops, tropical jungles, and coastal lands? What were the most notable achievements of their great kings?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great history.

    • By Nancy Sacry on 06-03-18

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Roman Empire

    • A Captivating Guide to the Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire Including Stories of Roman Emperors Such as Augustus Octavian, Trajan, and Claudius
    • By: Captivating History
    • Narrated by: Duke Holm
    • Length: 2 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Explore the captivating history of the Roman Empire. The Roman Empire was one of the most powerful forces the world has ever seen. But this isn’t just the story of conquest or the incredible system of institutions that made it possible. This is the story of the fascinating men and women who gave the empire its characteristic charm. This is also the story of the most important people and events between two crucial events: the rise of Augustus in the first century BC and the final sack of Rome in the late fifth century AD.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Just What I Needed

    • By Mackenzie on 06-29-18
    • A Captivating Guide to the Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire Including Stories of Roman Emperors Such as Augustus Octavian, Trajan, and Claudius
    • By: Captivating History
    • Narrated by: Duke Holm
    • Length: 2 hrs and 15 mins
    • Release date: 06-15-18
    • 5 out of 5 stars 25 ratings

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Haitian Revolution: A Captivating Guide to the Abolition of Slavery

    • By: Captivating History
    • Narrated by: Duke Holm
    • Length: 1 hr and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Haitian Revolution was a slave rebellion that began in 1791 in the French colony of Saint-Domingue, now known as Haiti. On this small island, the tyrants were the slave owners, people who not only denied their slaves freedom, but felt justified in killing them. The Haitian Revolution began to change the way slaves were viewed all over the world.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Bad editing

    • By Amazon Customer on 02-28-18

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Ancient Egypt

    • A Captivating Guide to Egyptian History, Ancient Pyramids, Temples, Egyptian Mythology, and Pharaohs such as Tutankhamun and Cleopatra
    • By: Captivating History
    • Narrated by: Duke Holm
    • Length: 2 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Ancient Egypt is one of the most fascinating and sophisticated civilizations in the known history. The ancient Egyptians are remembered by their gods, pyramids, pharaohs, mummification, hieroglyphs, agriculture, and much more. This audiobook reveals the secrets of the captivating world of ancient Egypt and the intriguing stories of its celebrities, such as the Akhenaten, Ramses the Great, Queen Cleopatra, and the boy-king Tut. You’ll learn about mighty gods and the magical link between the sun and the people of Egypt.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Book

    • By Suzie Jack on 04-03-18
    • A Captivating Guide to Egyptian History, Ancient Pyramids, Temples, Egyptian Mythology, and Pharaohs such as Tutankhamun and Cleopatra
    • By: Captivating History
    • Narrated by: Duke Holm
    • Length: 2 hrs and 6 mins
    • Release date: 03-22-18
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 30 ratings

    Regular price: $6.95

    • P.T. Barnum: A Captivating Guide to the American Showman Who Founded What Became the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus

    • By: Captivating History
    • Narrated by: Duke Holm
    • Length: 1 hr and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
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    He wasn’t always the Great Showman. In fact, Phineas Taylor Barnum grew up in relative poverty with only his wits to help him along. When his father died, the 15-year-old boy entered the working world as a shopkeeper’s assistant. In leaps and bounds, he worked his way from assistant to shop owner, lottery office owner, and, eventually, entertainment promoter. The bulk of his career was focused on his beloved American Museum, where thousands of ticket holders flocked every day to look at the human oddities, stuffed animals, live whale, and American memorabilia. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A bit of a tough read.

    • By Mamie on 07-04-18

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Trail of Tears

    • A Captivating Guide to the Forced Removals of Cherokee, Muscogee Creek, Seminole, Chickasaw, and Choctaw Nations
    • By: Captivating History
    • Narrated by: Duke Holm
    • Length: 1 hr and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
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    One of the darkest and cruelest chapters in the history of the United States occurred when the nation’s young government decided to remove the native peoples from their lands in the name of profit. Having helped settlers for hundreds of years, five Native American tribes found it increasingly more difficult to relate to, and trust, the country that had once acted as their allies. The native peoples had fought alongside the Americans to gain freedom from England, the nation that the colonists deemed oppressive and unfair.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • an excellent source for research

    • By Isabella on 06-03-18
    • A Captivating Guide to the Forced Removals of Cherokee, Muscogee Creek, Seminole, Chickasaw, and Choctaw Nations
    • By: Captivating History
    • Narrated by: Duke Holm
    • Length: 1 hr and 46 mins
    • Release date: 05-25-18
    • 5 out of 5 stars 25 ratings

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Martin Van Buren

    • A Captivating Guide to the Man Who Served as the Eighth President of the United States
    • By: Captivating History
    • Narrated by: Duke Holm
    • Length: 2 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
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    History chiefly remembers Martin Van Buren as the eighth president of the United States (1837– 1841). He was also, however, notable for achieving many firsts in American politics. He was the first American president to be born a citizen of the country, and not a British subject. He was the first Dutchman and the first man without Anglo-Saxon ancestry to serve as president. He was the first and only American president to have been raised in a language other than English.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • You will learn a lot

    • By Lizbeth on 06-12-18
    • A Captivating Guide to the Man Who Served as the Eighth President of the United States
    • By: Captivating History
    • Narrated by: Duke Holm
    • Length: 2 hrs and 1 min
    • Release date: 06-04-18
    • 5 out of 5 stars 26 ratings

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Nikola Tesla: A Captivating Guide to the Life of a Genius Inventor

    • By: Captivating History
    • Narrated by: Duke Holm
    • Length: 1 hr and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Obsessive, brilliant, and tortured, Nikola Tesla was lauded for his invention of the alternating current (AC) and other significant contributions to science. His claim that “harnessing the forces of nature was the only worthwhile scientific endeavor" both impressed and enraged the scientific community. Eventually his peers could no longer dismiss his eccentricities and began to view him as a crackpot - a potentially dangerous one.  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • definitely good

    • By igeojames on 05-22-18

    Regular price: $6.95

    • D Day: A Captivating Guide to the Battle for Normandy

    • By: Captivating History
    • Narrated by: Duke Holm
    • Length: 1 hr and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
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    D-day, the Allied invasion of German-held Normandy, was one of the most extraordinary achievements not only of the Second World War, but in the whole of military history. Millions of Allied personnel were involved in launching the greatest sea-borne invasion ever undertaken. Incredible acts of cunning and of courage ensured success in an operation that changed the face of the war, opening a vast new front. It led to the liberation of France and the defeat of Nazi Germany.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Top star, a great book.

    • By Mason on 11-21-17

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Duel: A Captivating Guide to the Lives of Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr

    • By: Captivating History
    • Narrated by: Duke Holm
    • Length: 4 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr lived very similar lives. They were both orphaned at an early age. Both were excellent students who attended college and studied law. Both were young staff officers under General George Washington, and both became war heroes. They were both drawn to politics, and each served in the newly formed government of the United States. How was it then that these two men ended up in the most famous duel in American history? 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Recommend this book

    • By Mason on 07-19-18

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Antigua Grecia: Una Fascinante Guía de La Historia Griega, empezando desde la Edad Media Griega hasta el Final de la Antigüedad [Ancient Greece: A Fascinating Guide to Greek History, from the Greek Middle Ages to the End of Antiquity]

    • By: Captivating History
    • Narrated by: Nicolas Villanueva
    • Length: 2 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
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    La cultura y los acontecimientos que tuvieron lugar en Grecia fueron tan influyentes que tienen un efecto significativo en la población actual de todo el mundo. Los griegos antiguos crearon la democracia, un sistema político usado frecuentemente y considerado por muchos como la mejor forma de gobierno. Las grandes mentes de Grecia también hicieron increíbles y vitales descubrimientos, como el molino de agua, la geometría básica, y el uso de la medicina para curar enfermedades. Los filósofos de la antigua Grecia establecieron los cimientos de un nuevo campo de pensamiento y estudios. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Engaging History

    • By Mason on 07-20-18

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Maya Civilization: A Captivating Guide to Maya History and Maya Mythology

    • By: Captivating History
    • Narrated by: Duke Holm
    • Length: 1 hr and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In this captivating guide, you will discover why Maya have gained such worldwide admiration over the many other civilizations that existed in Mesoamerica at the time. You will learn how the Maya civilization developed, the major turning points in their 3,000-year-long history, the mysteries surrounding their demise, and some of the unique places where Maya exist to this day. In the first part of this audiobook, you will discover the origins of the Maya civilization and the Mesoamerican cultures that may have influenced them.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • sweet past

    • By Silvia Infante on 06-23-18

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Culper Ring

    • A Captivating Guide to George Washington's Spy Ring and Its Impact on the American Revolution
    • By: Captivating History
    • Narrated by: Duke Holm
    • Length: 1 hr and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Explore the captivating history of the Culper Ring! Spying and warfare have always gone hand-in-hand. From Julius Caesar to modern generals, we have accounts of commanders covertly gathering information about their opponents, ensuring they have the intelligence they need to conduct a war. George Washington was not late to realize he needed a spy ring to defeat the British in the American Revolution. So, the Culper Ring was created, and their work during the American Revolutionary War was carried out in the shadows, often informally, and with a great deal of care for secrecy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Short and Sweet

    • By Dorothy Clyne on 04-22-18
    • A Captivating Guide to George Washington's Spy Ring and Its Impact on the American Revolution
    • By: Captivating History
    • Narrated by: Duke Holm
    • Length: 1 hr and 58 mins
    • Release date: 02-26-18
    • 5 out of 5 stars 33 ratings

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Tesla vs Edison

    • A Captivating Guide to the War of the Currents and the Life of Nikola Tesla and Thomas Edison
    • By: Captivating History
    • Narrated by: Duke Holm
    • Length: 4 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Human history has seen many surprising and profound turning points. The ways that humans learned to use raw materials to create activity and resources set the stage for the most compelling and life-altering phase of the modern era, the Industrial Revolution. Born during this time on different continents but connected by similar interests, two men indelibly marked their generation and those that followed with their genius and foresight. This audiobook covers the war of currents and the individual lives of Tesla and Edison.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Great story, terrible reader

    • By Jeremy May on 05-17-18
    • A Captivating Guide to the War of the Currents and the Life of Nikola Tesla and Thomas Edison
    • By: Captivating History
    • Narrated by: Duke Holm
    • Length: 4 hrs and 19 mins
    • Release date: 04-16-18
    • 5 out of 5 stars 27 ratings

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Zapotec Civilization

    • A Captivating Guide to the Pre-Columbian Cloud People Who Dominated the Valley of Oaxaca in Mesoamerica
    • By: Captivating History
    • Narrated by: Duke Holm
    • Length: 2 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    Explore the captivating history of the Zapotec civilization. The Zapotecs lived and thrived and became a civilization of interest to the Conquistadors. As one of the largest Mesoamerican civilizations at the time, they helped to shape and form the world the Conquistadors encountered upon their arrival. Rivaling the size and complexity of their Mayan neighbors, the Zapotec were innovators and intellectuals who created a society that was markedly similar to the kingdoms and social structures.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Weak on information about the Zapotec

    • By Elizabeth Hines on 05-23-18

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Roman Republic: A Captivating Guide to the Rise and Fall of the Roman Republic, SPQR and Roman Politicians Such as Julius Caesar and Cicero

    • By: Captivating History
    • Narrated by: Duke Holm
    • Length: 2 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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    When we think of ancient Rome, the first notion that comes to mind is the one of the empire, followed by the image of a mighty emperor, his legions, colossal buildings, and the Gladiators (or the rhetoric and poetry, depending on your preferences). Some may recall the image of a “unified” Europe under a single sovereign - the emperor of Rome. However, Rome did not become remarkable at this considerably late phase. In fact, many historians see the history of Rome under the Emperors as a long, gradual decline. It was during the republic that Rome gained an empire.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent

    • By Elli on 05-27-18

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Vietnam War: A Captivating Guide to the Second Indochina War

    • By: Captivating History
    • Narrated by: Duke Holm
    • Length: 2 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Vietnam War represented a watershed not only in American and Vietnamese history but also internationally. It wasn’t just a battle between two nations, but between two ideologies, two military strategies, and a fight for the hearts and minds of two vastly different national populations.    

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Well worth your time!!!

    • By jim on 02-02-18

    Regular price: $6.95

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