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    • The Civil War: A Captivating Guide to the American Civil War and Its Impact on the History of the United States

    • By: Captivating History
    • Narrated by: Desmond Manny
    • Length: 3 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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    No other war in the history of the US has sparked as much debate and conflict as the American Civil War. For more than 150 years, the story of the Civil War has been a source of contention, confusion, and even contempt in American life. Explore the deadliest war in American history!

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Quick good listening.

    • By Janet on 10-17-18

    Regular price: $14.95

    • The Tudors: A Captivating Guide to the History of England from Henry VII to Elizabeth I

    • By: Captivating History
    • Narrated by: Desmond Manny
    • Length: 3 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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
    • English power during the 1500s.

    • By Michael on 10-16-18

    Regular price: $14.95

    • 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 46 ratings

    Regular price: $6.95

    • 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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    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
    • The writer did a great amount of research.

    • By Michael on 10-04-18

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Historia Afroamericana [African American History]

    • Una Guía Fascinante para entender los eventos y personas que moldearon la Historia de los Estados Unidos
    • By: Captivating History
    • Narrated by: Nicolas Villanueva
    • Length: 4 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Explora hechos e historias fascinantes sobre los Afroamericanos. La historia de los Afroamericanos es una larga crónica de eventos trágicos. Aquellos que tuvieron el coraje de rebelarse en contra de esta crueldad del sistema y de esta opresión eran normalmente brutalmente asesinados por este motivo. Este hecho ha creado una larga tradición de atrevidos líderes y seguidores que han sido los verdaderos motores de la evolución del pensamiento en los Estados Unidos de América.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This is a terrific book that helps to explain.....

    • By Leroy on 10-12-18

    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

    • 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
    • Avoided Information

    • By Mark W. Patton on 10-09-18
    • 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 32 ratings

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Ancient Israel: A Captivating Guide to the Ancient Israelites, Starting from Their Entry into Canaan Until the Jewish Rebellions Against the Romans

    • By: Captivating History
    • Narrated by: David Patton
    • Length: 3 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Unlike many other ancient peoples, the culture and beliefs of the Israelites exist in modern society. They managed to survive through wars, persecution, and numerous revisions and adaptations caused by new invaders or internal rebellions. Because of their significance in contemporary society, it’s important to learn more about the Israelites in order to fully understand how they developed and managed to contribute so heavily to the current culture of the Western world. 

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Maya History: A Captivating Guide to the Maya Civilization, Culture, Mythology, and the Maya Peoples’ Impact on Mesoamerican History

    • By: Captivating History
    • Narrated by: David Patton
    • Length: 4 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In this new Captivating History audiobook, you will discover amazing little-known facts about the Mayans as well as the truth about their remarkable history.  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The author did an excellent job of writing

    • By pelsori on 10-18-18

    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

    • The Six Wives of Henry VIII: A Captivating Guide to Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Anne of Cleves, Catherine Howard, and Katherine Parr

    • By: Captivating History
    • Narrated by: Desmond Manny
    • Length: 3 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Henry VIII, King of England and Ireland in the first half of the 16th century, is one of history’s most famous monarchs for many reasons. He ruled ruthlessly, was quick to cry “treason!” and execute, and equally quick to fall in and out of love. Henry changed the religious fabric of England forever and left his mark on the wider world - but what of the six women he took as his queens? From the regal and capable Catherine of Aragon to the patient and generous Katherine Parr, Henry’s wives represented a range of personalities, goals, beliefs, and influences on the king.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very Entertaining and Informative

    • By Noah Charlotte on 10-11-18

    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 32 ratings

    Regular price: $19.95

    • 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

    • 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 33 ratings

    Regular price: $6.95

    • 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. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting Reference

    • By Mark on 09-23-18

    Regular price: $14.95

    • 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
    • Unabridged
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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?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A good book with lots of history.

    • By Anonymous User on 09-29-18
    • 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
    • Release date: 09-05-18
    • 5 out of 5 stars 26 ratings

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Russian Revolution

    • A Captivating Guide to the February and October Revolutions and the Rise of the Soviet Union Led by Vladimir Lenin and the Bolsheviks
    • By: Captivating History
    • Narrated by: Timothy Burke
    • Length: 2 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Russian Revolution was the most important and progressive political event of the 20th century. There is a lot to learn from these explosive political episodes and many remarkable stories to discover. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very Nice

    • By Alan K on 09-27-18
    • A Captivating Guide to the February and October Revolutions and the Rise of the Soviet Union Led by Vladimir Lenin and the Bolsheviks
    • By: Captivating History
    • Narrated by: Timothy Burke
    • Length: 2 hrs and 13 mins
    • Release date: 08-07-18
    • 5 out of 5 stars 26 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

    • Achaemenid Empire: A Captivating Guide to the First Persian Empire Founded by Cyrus the Great, and How This Empire of Ancient Persia Fought Against the Ancient Greeks in the Greco-Persian Wars

    • By: Captivating History
    • Narrated by: Duke Holm
    • Length: 1 hr and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
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    If ranked by population percentage, the Achaemenid Empire, also known as the First Persian Empire, is the largest Empire the world has ever seen with 44 percent of the world’s population belonging to it. But despite its remarkable conquests, riches, and astonishing achievements in fields such as engineering, the Achaemenid Empire has remained shrouded in mystery. But that is about to change. In this new captivating history audiobook, you will discover the truth about this startling empire. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Delightful and insightful

    • By Kalab on 09-29-18

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Mao Zedong

    • A Captivating Guide to the Life of a Chairman of the Communist Party of China, the Cultural Revolution and the Political Theory of Maoism
    • By: Captivating History
    • Narrated by: Duke Holm
    • Length: 2 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Explore the captivating life of Mao Zedong. Mao Zedong is recognized as one of the most influential figures of modern Chinese history. As the founding father of the People’s Republic of China and the centerpiece of one of the world’s most intense personality cults, the extent of his influence is difficult to understate. This biography details Mao’s remarkable journey from the son of a peasant to one of modern history’s greatest, and highly polarizing, leaders. It aims to provide a better understanding of Mao, his personality traits, and personal experiences that shaped his worldview.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • In-Depth Account

    • By Joseph on 05-09-18
    • A Captivating Guide to the Life of a Chairman of the Communist Party of China, the Cultural Revolution and the Political Theory of Maoism
    • By: Captivating History
    • Narrated by: Duke Holm
    • Length: 2 hrs and 2 mins
    • Release date: 04-25-18
    • 5 out of 5 stars 27 ratings

    Regular price: $6.95

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