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    • 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

    • 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

    • Black History

    • A Captivating Guide to African American History and the Haitian Revolution
    • By: Captivating History
    • Narrated by: Duke Holm
    • Length: 5 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Explore some of the most important events and people in black history! Two captivating manuscripts in one book: African American History: A Captivating Guide to the People and Events That Shaped the History of the United States; and Haitian Revolution: A Captivating Guide to the Abolition of Slavery.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • awesome

    • By igeojames on 05-22-18
    • A Captivating Guide to African American History and the Haitian Revolution
    • By: Captivating History
    • Narrated by: Duke Holm
    • Length: 5 hrs and 42 mins
    • Release date: 02-19-18
    • 5 out of 5 stars 42 ratings

    Regular price: $19.95

    • 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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Nicely described after deep investigation.

    • By Leroy on 05-13-18

    Regular price: $6.95

    • 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 27 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 26 ratings

    Regular price: $14.95

    • 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

    • 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 25 ratings

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Alexander Hamilton: A Captivating Guide to One of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America

    • By: Captivating History
    • Narrated by: Duke Holm
    • Length: 2 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Alexander Hamilton is one of the most extraordinary figures in American history. A deep thinker, a military leader, and a political dynamo, he was George Washington's right-hand man and perhaps the most important figure in the shaping of the Constitution. His policies and practices in government set the United States down a path of commercial wealth and economic stability. His ideas still resonate in the powerful nation he helped create. During his time, Hamilton was a divisive figure.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This book offered real insights.

    • By Mason on 04-25-18

    Regular price: $6.95

    • African American History

    • A Captivating Guide to the People and Events that Shaped the History of the United States
    • By: Captivating History
    • Narrated by: Duke Holm
    • Length: 3 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Explore captivating stories and facts about African American history! The history of African Americans is a long and tragic chronicle of events. The people who dared to stand up and speak out against the systemic cruelty and oppression were often brutally killed for their efforts. This has created a rich tapestry of defiant and courageous leaders and followers who have gradually pressed for the evolution of thought within the United States of America.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very Well Explained

    • By Morgan on 01-23-18

    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
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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
    • 5 out of 5 stars 27 ratings

    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.

    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
    • Awesome audible....

    • By Miesha on 03-15-18

    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
    • History You need To Know

    • By Mark on 10-23-17

    Regular price: $6.95

    • World War 2

    • A Captivating Guide From Beginning to End
    • By: Captivating History
    • Narrated by: Duke Holm
    • Length: 2 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Second World War was one of the most traumatic events in human history. Across the world, existing conflicts became connected, entangling nations in a vast web of violence. It was fought on land, sea, and air, touching every inhabited continent. Over 55 million people died, some of them combatants, some civilians caught up in the violence, and some murdered by their own governments.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Too superficial

    • By Luciano H Apponi on 01-09-18

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Adolf Hitler

    • A Captivating Guide to the Life of the Führer of Nazi Germany
    • By: Captivating History
    • Narrated by: Duke Holm
    • Length: 2 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Explore the rise of Adolf Hitler. Was Hitler, as Ian Kershaw asked, a natural consequence of German history, or an aberration? Not that Hitler had been in hiding, waiting to attack. The Führer had actually been following an aggressive and savage foreign policy for almost 10 years, and been named Man of the Year by Time magazine in 1938.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • It Provided Me Required Information

    • By Wsil Ali on 09-23-17
    • A Captivating Guide to the Life of the Führer of Nazi Germany
    • By: Captivating History
    • Narrated by: Duke Holm
    • Length: 2 hrs and 12 mins
    • Release date: 08-29-17
    • 5 out of 5 stars 25 ratings

    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

    • Mythology

    • A Fascinating Guide to Understanding Greek Mythology, Norse Mythology, and Egyptian Mythology
    • By: Captivating History, Matt Clayton
    • Narrated by: J D Kelly
    • Length: 4 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The first part of this audiobook will explore Greek heroes, what they were like and what they accomplished. Furthermore, the audiobook will tackle Greek religion, and the gods and goddesses which establish the backdrop against which Greek legends were formed. We will also take a close look at the myths of Greek monsters. Listen to this audiobook now and discover captivating stories of Gods, Goddesses, Monsters, and Mortals.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great references.....

    • By Randall on 09-29-17

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Aztec: A Captivating Guide to Aztec History and the Triple Alliance of Tenochtitlan, Tetzcoco, and Tlacopan

    • By: Captivating History
    • Narrated by: Duke Holm
    • Length: 1 hr and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Explore the Captivating History and Mythology of the Aztec!

    Nothing remains of the ancient Mesoamerican civilization who called themselves the Mexica, better known to us as the Aztecs. Nothing except for their remarkable story. In this audiobook, we discuss their enigmatic origins and how the Aztecs rose from nomadic tribes to the dominant power in Mesoamerica at an astounding speed. You’ll wander the streets of their great capital city of Tenochtitlán, known as “the Venice of the New World” among the Spanish Conquistadors, who spread the term all over Europe. You’ll discover the full extent of the city’s splendour, visiting its many market stalls, smelling fresh chocolate and vanilla pods. You’ll indulge in a taste of ripe, hand-picked avocados and freshly baked corn tortillas, as you decipher Náhuatl, the language spoken by the 50,000 merchants who visited Tenochtitlán every day.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Easily accessible introduction

    • By Derek Miltimore on 05-03-18

    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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