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    • Mesopotamia: A Captivating Guide to Ancient Mesopotamian History and Civilizations, Including the Sumerians and Sumerian Mythology, Gilgamesh, Ur, Assyrians, Babylon, Hammurabi and the Persian Empire

    • By: Captivating History
    • Narrated by: Richard Savage, Desmond Manny, Duke Holm, and others
    • Length: 21 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
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    Taken together, the civilizations of Sumer, Assyria, and Persia have helped form the modern makeup of Mesopotamia, western Asia, and the world. However, to really understand why things are the way they are, it’s important to break up this historical timeline and spend some time learning about each society. Only by doing this will you be able to fully appreciate the powerful impact these ancient peoples had on our modern world.    

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Great material, terrible performance

    • By D. G. Florida on 03-05-19

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Black Death: A Captivating Guide to the Deadliest Pandemic in Medieval Europe and Human History

    • By: Captivating History
    • Narrated by: Randy Whitlow
    • Length: 3 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 26
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      5 out of 5 stars 26
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    The Black Death was the first recorded pandemic in Europe after the fall of the Roman Empire. All across the continent, people learned just how gruesome and horrific disease could be as the plague crossed the boundaries of countries and the lines established by society, killing everyone equally. It showed that no one - not even archbishops and kings - was immune from its grasp. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • this was a good one

    • By Bright on 04-09-19

    Regular price: $14.95

    • History of Scotland: A Captivating Guide to Scottish History, the Wars of Scottish Independence and William Wallace

    • By: Captivating History
    • Narrated by: Duke Holm, David Patton
    • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 24
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 21
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      4 out of 5 stars 22

    Three captivating manuscripts in one audiobook: Scottish History: A Captivating Guide to the History of Scotland, Wars of Scottish Independence: A Captivating Guide to the Battles Between the Kingdom of Scotland and the Kingdom of England, Including the Impact Made by King Robert the Bruce, and William Wallace: A Captivating Guide to a Freedom Fighter and Martyr Who Impacted Scottish History and Scotland’s Independence from England. Listen to learn more.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • first two books are the worst performance ever.

    • By Ori Lutski on 01-10-19

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Russian History: A Captivating Guide to the History of Russia, Including Events Such as the Mongol Invasion, the Napoleonic Invasion, Reforms of Peter the Great, the Fall of the Soviet Union, and More

    • By: Captivating History
    • Narrated by: Desmond Manny
    • Length: 5 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 32
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      5 out of 5 stars 32
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      5 out of 5 stars 32

    This new Captivating History audiobook serves as an overview of Russian history over the span of more than a millennium, from the foundation of the Russian state by the Viking Prince Rurik in AD 862 until the collapse of the Soviet Union at the end of 1991.  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • greater depth

    • By Paul on 11-19-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • World War 1

    • A Captivating Guide to the First World War, Including Battle Stories from the Eastern and Western Front and How the Treaty of Versailles in 1919 Impacted the Rise of Nazi Germany
    • By: Captivating History
    • Narrated by: Desmond Manny
    • Length: 3 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 25
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      5 out of 5 stars 24
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      4 out of 5 stars 24

    The first World War was one of the most devastating conflicts in our history. The tumult and chaos that remained in the wake of the first World War had far-reaching and devastating consequences, not just for Europe and the survivors of the war, but for the entire world. The ruins of Europe provided a fertile breeding ground for fierce nationalism, which led to the rise of the Third Reich and allowed the evil of Adolf Hitler to go unchecked for far too long.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Very general and the narrator can’t pronounce most of the names/places

    • By Amazon Customer on 02-18-19
    • A Captivating Guide to the First World War, Including Battle Stories from the Eastern and Western Front and How the Treaty of Versailles in 1919 Impacted the Rise of Nazi Germany
    • By: Captivating History
    • Narrated by: Desmond Manny
    • Length: 3 hrs and 14 mins
    • Release date: 02-07-19
    • 5 out of 5 stars 25 ratings

    Regular price: $14.95

    • 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
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 33

    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 34 ratings

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Native Americans: A Captivating Guide to Native American History and the Trail of Tears, Including Tribes Such as the Cherokee, Muscogee Creek, Seminole, Chickasaw, and Choctaw Nations

    • By: Captivating History
    • Narrated by: Duke Holm, Andrew Buzzeo
    • Length: 5 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    In this new bundle audiobook from Captivating History, you will discover the shocking and controversial history of the Native Americans.  

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • not a historical text

    • By Blake on 12-13-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Cuba: A Captivating Guide to the History of Cuba and Havana, The Cuban Revolution and Fidel Castro

    • By: Captivating History
    • Narrated by: Richard L Walton, David Patton, Desmond Manny
    • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 25
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      5 out of 5 stars 25
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      4 out of 5 stars 25

    The themes of the history of Cuba are as vast as they are inspiring. Cuba has stared death in the face throughout its rocky history, and most of the time it has gazed into the eyes of death and smiled. Over and over, oppressors have attempted to seize this island and its riches for their own selfish purposes. And over and over, revolutions have risen up to conquer in an attempt to return Cuba to its people. The story of Cuba is a tale of courage and sacrifice, of horrific oppression and inspiring vision. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Perfect

    • By Maris on 03-21-19

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Hundred Years’ War

    • A Captivating Guide to the Conflicts Between the English House of Plantagenet and the French House of Valois That Took Place During the Middle Ages
    • By: Captivating History
    • Narrated by: Richard L Walton
    • Length: 3 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 25
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      5 out of 5 stars 25

    The Hundred Years' War changed language, national identity, weaponry, and even the way people think about war. It is part of the greater narrative of human history and gives a snapshot of how human nature can behave when pressed by the extremity of such a conflict - sometimes with unspeakable honor and courage and other times with cowardice, selfishness, and arrogance.  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting

    • By Hammer on 04-09-19

    Regular price: $14.95

    • The Peloponnesian War

    • A Captivating Guide to the Ancient Greek War Between the Two Leading City-States in Ancient Greece: Athens and Sparta
    • By: Captivating Captivating History
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 3 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 25
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    If you want to discover the captivating history of the Peloponnesian War, then pay attention. The Peloponnesian War enveloped the entire Greek world, from Syracuse on the island of Sicily to the shores of western Turkey. It ravaged the Greek population and produced great hardships, and it led to the eventual downfall of the Athenian Empire and the rise of the Spartan Empire. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A really good book.

    • By Brian Perez on 04-06-19

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Scottish History: A Captivating Guide to the History of Scotland

    • By: Captivating History
    • Narrated by: David Patton
    • Length: 3 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
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      4 out of 5 stars 17
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

     

    This captivating history audiobook takes you on a remarkable journey from the earliest extensive historical record of Scotland through the long struggle toward nationhood, all the way to postwar Scotland.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • disappointing

    • By William C. Sain on 12-18-18

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Tudor History

    • A Captivating Guide to the Tudors, the Wars of the Roses, the Six Wives of Henry VIII and the Life of Elizabeth I
    • By: Captivating History
    • Narrated by: Desmond Manny
    • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 31
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
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      5 out of 5 stars 29

    Five Tudor monarchs sat on the throne of England and Ireland from 1485 to 1603. The family earned their royal rights through strategic planning and battlefield prowess, and kept them because of intellect, strength, and sheer determination. The Tudors, one of England’s most powerful and famous royal dynasties, knitted together a fragmented and small island nation that became one of the world’s financial, colonial, and technological superpowers.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A facinating guide.

    • By James Mark on 03-07-19
    • A Captivating Guide to the Tudors, the Wars of the Roses, the Six Wives of Henry VIII and the Life of Elizabeth I
    • By: Captivating History
    • Narrated by: Desmond Manny
    • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
    • Release date: 02-22-19
    • 5 out of 5 stars 31 ratings

    Regular price: $24.95

    • 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
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 25
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      5 out of 5 stars 25
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    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
    • One Problem ...

    • By Albert Martinez on 04-17-19
    • 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

    • Babylon: A Captivating Guide to the Kingdom in Ancient Mesopotamia, Starting from the Akkadian Empire to the Battle of Opis Against Persia, Including Babylonian Mythology and the Legacy of Babylonia

    • By: Captivating History
    • Narrated by: Desmond Manny
    • Length: 3 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 15
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    The Babylonian influence upon its successors and even modern society knows no bounds. One of the leading civilizations of Mesopotamia, the Babylonians provided the fundamentals of mathematics, agriculture, architecture, metallurgy, and other influential and necessary fields required to develop other great civilizations such as the Greeks, Romans, and even contemporary nations like China and the US. Without them, no neoteric world could exist. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Captivating History Is The Best

    • By Jaxon Jordon on 02-03-19

    Regular price: $14.95

    • The Wars of the Roses: A Captivating Guide to the English Civil Wars That Brought down the Plantagenet Dynasty and Put the Tudors on the Throne

    • By: Captivating History
    • Narrated by: Desmond Manny
    • Length: 3 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 18
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    The Wars of the Roses were a complex set of battles, skirmishes, and kidnappings during the 15th century in England. They had their roots in the nearby Civil War of France, which greatly influenced English politics for years to come. Though there is no one universally-accepted start or end date for these wars, the major events throughout the wars occurred between 1455 and 1485.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Atrocious narration, poor timing, not recommended

    • By B. on 01-21-19

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Mesoamerican History: A Captivating Guide to Four Ancient Civilizations That Existed in Mexico

    • The Olmec, Zapotec, Maya and Aztec Civilization
    • By: Captivating History
    • Narrated by: David Patton, Duke Holm
    • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 9
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    If you want to discover the captivating history of Mesoamerica, then check out this four-in-one audiobook. You'll learn all about the Olmec, Zapotec, Mayan, and Aztec people. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent....clear, absorbing.

    • By Mu'adh Kameel Bishara on 11-17-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • 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
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 57

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Lots of information in short book

    • By Pamela on 01-04-19
    • 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
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 66 ratings

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Cambridge Five

    • A Captivating Guide to the Russian Spies in Britain Who Passed Information to the Soviet Union During World War II
    • By: Captivating History
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 1 hr and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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    If you want to discover the captivating history of the Cambridge Five, then pay attention.... During the poverty-stricken years of the Great Depression, when Britain’s financial markets plummeted and the poor and wealthy alike doubted the economic systems in which they participated, the potential of one political ideal shone like no other: Communism. Young intellectuals from the country’s very best schools discussed the premise of labor-value versus wealth-value, and a great many of them became card-carrying members of the Communist Party in Britain.

    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 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 94
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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 Razan Diraf on 05-22-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Wars of Scottish Independence: A Captivating Guide to the Battles Between the Kingdom of Scotland and the Kingdom of England, Including the Impact Made by King Robert the Bruce

    • By: Captivating History
    • Narrated by: David Patton
    • Length: 3 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
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    Explore the captivating events and people of the Wars of Scottish Independence. The borderland between Scotland and England has historically been a site of struggle, violence, and conflict. This was acutely so during the First Scottish War of Independence. The tumult during this medieval period was grand, presenting a historical stage filled with memorable larger-than-life figures such as Edward I, William Wallace, also known as "Braveheart”, and Robert de Bruce. In this audiobook, you'll discover the revolutionary events that formed both Scottish and English history.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good historical look at the borders of Scotland

    • By Willy Staples on 10-04-18

    Regular price: $14.95

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