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    • Thomas Jefferson

    • A Captivating Guide to an American Founding Father Who Was the Principal Author of the Declaration of Independence and the Third President of the United States
    • By: Captivating History
    • Narrated by: Jason R. Gray
    • Length: 3 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Although one can speak of Thomas Jefferson in a tediously factual way, he was an enigma. Historically, he is noted for writing the Declaration of Independence, which was a daring and courageous statement of the rights of Americans and, indeed, of all people. Hidden beneath the many cloaks of legalistic terminologies that he was fond of using, all the strengths and vulnerabilities of Jefferson as a man were there, too. Like many people of today, he had a difficult childhood. He also liked to party while in college and loved to play the fiddle. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I do recommend this book to anyone.

    • By Anonymous User on 09-21-18
    • A Captivating Guide to an American Founding Father Who Was the Principal Author of the Declaration of Independence and the Third President of the United States
    • By: Captivating History
    • Narrated by: Jason R. Gray
    • Length: 3 hrs and 8 mins
    • Release date: 09-13-18
    • 5 out of 5 stars 17 ratings

    Regular price: $14.95

    • The Ancient Canaanites: A Captivating Guide to the Canaanite Civilization That Dominated the Land of Canaan Before the Ancient Israelites

    • By: Captivating History
    • Narrated by: Duke Holm
    • Length: 1 hr and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In this new captivating history audiobook, you will discover the truth about the ancient Canaanites.  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Outstanding book

    • By dil on 09-19-18

    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
    • Good overview of Sumerian history

    • By nyx on 08-21-18
    • 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 44 ratings

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Erik the Red

    • A Captivating Guide to the Viking Who Founded the First Norse Settlement in Greenland
    • By: Captivating History
    • Narrated by: Desmond Manny
    • Length: 3 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A formidable figure with flaming red hair, a wild beard, and a temper to match is a fitting description of Erik the Red. He was courageous on the battlefield, an accomplished seafarer, indomitable warrior, and unstoppable adventurer. In short, Erik the Red was everything we imagine a Viking to be. Explore the captivating life of Erik the Red.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • totally dissapointing

    • By james R. thompson on 09-17-18
    • A Captivating Guide to the Viking Who Founded the First Norse Settlement in Greenland
    • By: Captivating History
    • Narrated by: Desmond Manny
    • Length: 3 hrs and 33 mins
    • Release date: 09-12-18
    • 5 out of 5 stars 26 ratings

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Ancient Rome: A Captivating Introduction to the Roman Republic, the Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire, and the Byzantine Empire

    • By: Captivating History
    • Narrated by: Timothy Burke
    • Length: 3 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Roman civilization is probably the single most important civilization in the history of the planet. Its expansion defined Europe. Its constitution shaped societies from Russia in the east to the United States and Latin America in the west. Not even its conquerors were immune to the superior Roman culture. In this new captivating history book, you’ll learn all you need to know about Roman institutions and politics.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An Overview of Roman History here.

    • By Elizabeth on 09-21-18

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Aztec History: A Captivating Guide to the Aztec Empire, Mythology, and Civilization

    • By: Captivating History
    • Narrated by: David Patton
    • Length: 3 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
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    For many years, the Aztecs have captured our imaginations. Stories from the original European invaders combined with unique, awe-inspiring ruins and legends that speak of palaces of gold create an image of Aztec society defined by grandeur, wealth, and splendor. But who exactly were the Aztecs? Where did they come from? How did they rise to control such a wide expanse of land? These are just some of the questions that this new captivating history audiobook will answer. 

    Regular price: $14.95

    • 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

    • The Roaring Twenties

    • A Captivating Guide to a Period of Dramatic Social and Political Change, a False Sense of Prosperity, and Its Impact on the Great Depression
    • By: Captivating History
    • Narrated by: Duke Holm
    • Length: 2 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Few decades capture the imagination like the 1920s. Like so many good stories, it got its start from a time of great turmoil and ended in a dramatic fashion. What happened between 1920 and 1929 has passed beyond history and has become legend. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An good era to remember.

    • By Anonymous User on 09-14-18
    • A Captivating Guide to a Period of Dramatic Social and Political Change, a False Sense of Prosperity, and Its Impact on the Great Depression
    • By: Captivating History
    • Narrated by: Duke Holm
    • Length: 2 hrs and 4 mins
    • Release date: 09-05-18
    • 5 out of 5 stars 26 ratings

    Regular price: $6.95

    • 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

    • William Wallace: A Captivating Guide to a Freedom Fighter and Martyr Who Impacted Scottish History and Scotland’s Independence from England

    • By: Captivating History
    • Narrated by: Duke Holm
    • Length: 2 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Explore the captivating life of William Wallace! You might recognize him from Mel Gibson's film Braveheart. Sir William Wallace (c. 1270–1305) was - and is - a Scottish national icon of the highest order. Born as the landless younger son of a minor nobleman (Sir Malcolm Wallace), his startling rise to become a military and historical legend, an exemplary patriot, and a national hero is an embodiment of the underdog narrative that many people identify with in film and real life. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Inspirational

    • By Rhea on 09-14-18

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Leif Erikson: A Captivating Guide to the Viking Explorer Who Beat Columbus to America and Established a Norse Settlement at Vinland

    • By: Captivating History
    • Narrated by: Timothy Burke
    • Length: 1 hr and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Vikings were exceptional boat builders, seafarers, adventures, and explorers. They not only raided and attacked settlements across Europe and Britain, but they also sailed far and wide, discovering and colonizing new lands. Their impact on history is far-reaching and the mark that they made on the world, especially during the Viking Age, can still be seen today. In this audiobook, you will learn about the world that shaped Leif Erikson and made him into an adventurous man who was not afraid to sail into the unknown to discover new lands.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of the best series from Captivating History.

    • By Anonymous User on 09-14-18

    Regular price: $6.95

    • George Patton

    • A Captivating Guide to a Combative American War Hero Who Played a Critical Part in the Battle of Normandy During WWII
    • By: Captivating History
    • Narrated by: Desmond Manny
    • Length: 3 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    General George S. Patton remains a household name to this day even though he died decades ago. Not only was he a brilliant military commander, he was also a forceful personality and a flamboyant human being whose strong character led him through many difficulties. This biography aims to tell Patton's story in a captivating manner that will bring him to life for the education and enjoyment of young and old.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • As I Expected

    • By Kyle Perkins on 09-09-18
    • A Captivating Guide to a Combative American War Hero Who Played a Critical Part in the Battle of Normandy During WWII
    • By: Captivating History
    • Narrated by: Desmond Manny
    • Length: 3 hrs
    • Release date: 09-04-18
    • 5 out of 5 stars 26 ratings

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Roman History

    • A Captivating Guide to Ancient Rome, Including the Roman Republic, the Roman Empire and the Byzantium
    • By: Captivating History
    • Narrated by: Duke Holm
    • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This captivating history bundle includes The Roman Republic, The Roman Empire, and The Byzantine Empire.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • imaginative!

    • By Pretty on 07-29-18
    • A Captivating Guide to Ancient Rome, Including the Roman Republic, the Roman Empire and the Byzantium
    • By: Captivating History
    • Narrated by: Duke Holm
    • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
    • Release date: 07-20-18
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 30 ratings

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Ancient Greece

    • A Captivating Guide to Greek History Starting from the Greek Dark Ages to the End of Antiquity
    • By: Captivating History
    • Narrated by: Duke Holm
    • Length: 1 hr and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The culture and events of Greece were so influential they have a significant effect on modern-day people all over the world. The ancient Greeks gave birth to democracy, a political system frequently used and considered by some as the best form of government. Great minds from Greece also made incredible and vital discoveries such as the water mill, the basics of geometry and using medicine to cure illness. The ancient Greek philosophers laid the groundwork for a whole new field of thought and study.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A nice introduction to Ancient Greek history.

    • By Alexander on 04-02-18
    • A Captivating Guide to Greek History Starting from the Greek Dark Ages to the End of Antiquity
    • By: Captivating History
    • Narrated by: Duke Holm
    • Length: 1 hr and 59 mins
    • Release date: 03-19-18
    • 5 out of 5 stars 28 ratings

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Fall of Constantinople

    • A Captivating Guide to the Conquest of Constantinople by the Ottoman Turks That Marked the End of the Byzantine Empire
    • By: Captivating History
    • Narrated by: Duke Holm
    • Length: 1 hr and 43 mins
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    Explore a major turning point in the history of Europe and the Middle East. The fall of Constantinople was an event that had great repercussions across both East and West. Why did it happen? How did it happen? And what was the aftermath?

    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
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 32 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
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 28 ratings

    Regular price: $14.95

    • History of Chicago: A Captivating Guide to the People and Events that Shaped the Windy City’s History

    • By: Captivating History
    • Narrated by: Duke Holm
    • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Founded as a tiny, temporary settlement, Chicago became a crux of the American fur trade before growing into one of the powerhouses of the Industrial Revolution. From procuring drinking water to implementing racial equality, nothing has ever been simple for the people who have called Chicago home - and yet there is immense pride among Chicagoans for what they and their fellow people have achieved. The city has been home to some of America’s most influential people, be they talk show hosts or US Presidents.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting book and very good as a gift too!

    • By Anonymous User on 08-19-18

    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 31 ratings

    Regular price: $6.95

    • 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

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