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    • The Santa Muerte

    • The Origins, History, and Secrets of the Mexican Folk Saint
    • By: Gustavo Vazquez-Lozano, Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 1 hr and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This is the story of Santa Muerte, the so-called cult of crisis, a red-hot combo of a kermesse (Mexican carnival), Catholicism and New Age; a hedonist practice but involving bodily sacrifice too. It is an expression of economic, psychological and social forces, bigger than perhaps any of her acolytes suspect. This book looks at the folk saint and the manner in which her cult grew. You will learn about Santa Muerte like never before.

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    • The Nag Hammadi Library

    • The History and Legacy of the Ancient Gnostic Texts Rediscovered in the 20th Century
    • By: Charles River Editors, Gustavo Vazquez-Lozano
    • Narrated by: Jim D Johnston
    • Length: 1 hr and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Although all the titles of the Nag Hammadi library are not known, many people have heard about its most famous components: The Gospel of Thomas - at one time it was discussed whether it should be included in the New Testament - and The Gospel of Philip, which tried to revive the debate around the identity of Mary Magdalene: "Why do you love her more than all of us?" asks a disconcerted Peter to Jesus. Finally, the Nag Hammadi texts have led many scholars to reconsider the rigid canons imposed by the early Church, and the readers to find a more intimate religion that turned upside down many postulates of Christian orthodoxy.  

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good read only thing disliked was

    • By Anastacio castro on 01-28-18

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    • The Apocryphal Gospels

    • The History of the New Testament Apocrypha Not Included in the Bible
    • By: Charles River Editors, Gustavo Vazquez-Lozano
    • Narrated by: Mark Norman
    • Length: 2 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Between 50 and 90 CE, the various writings that comprise the New Testament were written, including the four Gospels, the Acts of the Apostles, the Epistles of Paul, and other letters to more general communities of the early Church. But what is recognized as the 26 books of the New Testament today, in literally hundreds of English translations, actually took several more centuries to be determined as "canonical" by the Church.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very Interesting information.

    • By KP on 12-11-16

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    • Pancho Villa: The Life and Legacy of the Famous Mexican Revolutionary

    • By: Gustavo Vázquez Lozano, Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Dan Gallagher
    • Length: 1 hr and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The legend of Francisco Villa is full of heroism, tragedy, and romance. It is the story of a poor farmer boy who became a bandit out of necessity, after avenging an injustice on his family; a military genius who flew from an oppressive government to lead the largest revolutionary army in his country's history, and defeated dictatorship to become Mexico's liberator, only to fall again in disgrace when his troops abandoned him or were massacred by the enemy.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Read the story line and that’s it.

    • By Amazon Customer on 05-24-18

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    • Pancho Villa: La Vida y La Leyenda de Famoso Revolucionario de México [Pancho Villa: The Life and Legend of the Famous Mexican Revolutionary]

    • By: Charles River Editors, Gustavo Vázquez Lozano
    • Narrated by: Nicolas Villanueva
    • Length: 1 hr and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    La leyenda de Francisco "Pancho" Villa está saturada de heroísmo, tragedia y romanticismo; es la historia de un campesino pobre que se convierte en bandolero por necesidad, por haber vengado una injusticia sobre su familia; la del genio militar que primero huye del gobierno opresor, y después, frente al ejército revolucionario más grande en la historia de su país, lo derrota y se convierte en el liberador de México, sólo para volver a caer en la desgracia cuando sus tropas lo abandonan o son liquidadas por el enemigo.

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    • Emiliano Zapata

    • The Life and Legacy of the Mexican Revolution's Iconic Leader
    • By: Charles River Editors, Gustavo Vazquez Lozano
    • Narrated by: Dan Gallagher
    • Length: 1 hr and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A little more than 100 years ago a Mexican peasant named Emiliano Zapata gathered a rural army from the plantations and villages of southern Mexico, seized the lands of the haciendas, and began to distribute them among the peasants of Anenecuilco, his hometown, in the state of Morelos. Outraged and impatient with the ceaseless destitution of the indigenous peoples at the hands of the landowners, he had decided to take justice in his hands.

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    • The Virgin of Guadalupe

    • The History and Legacy of One of the Catholic Church's Most Venerated Images
    • By: Charles River Editors, Gustavo Vazquez-Lozano
    • Narrated by: Scott Clem
    • Length: 1 hr and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    No other artwork in the world is comparable to the Virgin of Guadalupe. What makes this painting unique - located in the Basilica of Guadalupe, north of Mexico City - is not precisely its artistic quality, as is the case with the Mona Lisa by Leonardo or The Kiss by Gustav Klimt, nor its place in the evolution of painting.

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    • Mysterious Mexico

    • A History of Ghosts, Legends, and Perplexing Places Across the Mexican States
    • By: Charles River Editors, Gustavo Vazquez-Lozano
    • Narrated by: Scott Clem
    • Length: 1 hr and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
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    At a time in antiquity when most of Europe was covered with forests and wandering tribes, Mexico had already developed complex civilizations, beginning with the Olmecs and followed by the Maya, a civilization with advanced knowledge of medicine, engineering and astronomy. The Maya calculated the precession of the equinoxes and cycles of the Pleiades, on which they based their year, since they believed they had come from that constellation.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • poor narration

    • By becausetheyaredead on 06-28-18

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    • La Santa Muerte: Origenes, Historia y Secretos de un Santo Popular Mexicano [Saint Death: Origins, History and Secrets of a Mexican Popular Saint]

    • By: Gustavo Vázquez Lozano, Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Nicolas Villanueva
    • Length: 1 hr and 33 mins
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    Esta es la historia de la Santa Muerte, culto de crisis; remix de catolicismo, kermesse y New Age; un culto hedonista pero también de sacrificio corporal; reflejo de fuerzas económicas, psicológicas y sociales más amplias de lo que tal vez ninguno de sus acólitos sospecha. 

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    • Emiliano Zapata: La vida y el legado del icónico líder de la Revolución Mexicana [Emiliano Zapata: The life and legacy of the iconic leader of the Mexican Revolution]

    • By: Gustavo Vazquez Lozano, Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Nicolas Villanueva
    • Length: 1 hr and 27 mins
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    Hace poco más de cien años un campesino mexicano llamado Emiliano Zapata reclutó un ejército rural de las plantaciones y pueblos del sur de México, tomó por la fuerza las tierras de los haciendas y comenzó a repartirlas entre los habitantes de Anenecuilco, su pueblo natal en Morelos. Indignado y encolerizado por el despojo que los terratenientes habían venido efectuando durante años contra los pueblos indígenas, había decidido tomar la impartición de la justicia en sus propias manos.  

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    • St. Peter: The Life and Legacy of Jesus Christ's Most Important Disciple

    • By: Gustavo Vazquez Lozano, Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Jim D. Johnston
    • Length: 1 hr and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Apart from Jesus, there is no character more vividly presented in the gospels than Peter. To talk of Saint Peter is to talk about a man of action. There is a good reason why he is the apostle with the most mentions in the Gospels, and the most referred to in the New Testament (a total of 195 times). In comparison, John, the next most popular disciple, barely reaches 29 references. It is at decisive moments which require a categorical reaction where the leader of the Twelve shines.

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    • Maximiliano de Habsburgo: La Vida del Emperador Europeo de Mexico [Maximilian of Habsburg: The Life of the European Emperor of Mexico]

    • By: Gustavo Vazquez Lozano, Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Nicolas Villanueva
    • Length: 1 hr and 38 mins
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    Había una vez, cuando la guerra civil amenazaba separar a Estados Unidos, una monarquía al sur del Río Bravo. El reino se llamaba México. Había un castillo, una princesa y un joven príncipe alto y barbado; era noble e idealista, tenía fuego en el corazón, pero también era débil y crédulo. 

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    • Santa Anna: La Vida y el Legado del Mítico Presidente y General Mexicano [Santa Anna: The Life and Legacy of the Mexican President and General]

    • By: Charles River Editors, Gustavo Vazquez Lozano
    • Narrated by: Nicolas Villanueva
    • Length: 1 hr and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Han pasado casi 150 años de su muerte y todavía se usa una riqueza de apelativos para referirse a Antonio López de Santa Anna, presidente de México en once ocasiones. Hoy, la mayoría de sus compatriotas lo considera el traidor más grande de la historia. No siempre fue así. De hecho, cuando él vivía no hubo político o general más reverenciado, necesario y famoso en México - aunque en intervalos también el más odiado - que el General Santa Anna.

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    • Jesus of Nazareth

    • The Historical Search for the Christian Messiah
    • By: Gustavo Vázquez Lozano, Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Mark Norman
    • Length: 1 hr and 31 mins
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    The life story of Jesus of Nazareth, considered by billions of Christians to be the messiah prophesized in the Old Testament of the Bible, is perhaps the most famous in history. Described in detail in the New Testament, Jesus comes from both divine yet humble roots, born in a manger to a young woman, but in time he leads a fervent following as tales of his miracles spread across the Holy Land.

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    • Emperor Maximilian I of Mexico

    • The Life of the Last European Monarch in Mexico
    • By: Charles River Editors, Gustavo Vazquez Lozano
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "Ambition is like the balloonist. To some extent, the rise is nice and he does enjoy a splendid view and a vast landscape. But when he rises more, vertigo occurs, the air becomes thin and the risk of a big fall increases." With this parable, the Austrian Archduke Maximilian of Hapsburg inadvertently predicted the destiny to which he would bravely ride, despite the warnings and the sweet talkers. In any case, he followed his heart's mandate. And Charlotte, the princess, was "one of the most cultured and beautiful" in Europe.

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    • Los Evangelios Apócrifos: La Historia de los Apócrifos del Nuevo Testamento que no se Incluyeron en la Biblia (Spanish Edition)

    • By: Gustavo Vazquez-Lozano, Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: NV
    • Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
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    Jesús de Nazareth fue un maestro judío de origen rural que vivió en el primer tercio del siglo I de nuestra era. Durante una celebración de la Pascua en Jerusalén fue condenado a la pena de muerte - específicamente crucifixión - por la autoridad imperial de Roma, que en ese momento tenía el control de su país. Muchas cosas más podrían decirse de su vida, pero aparte de este pequeño resumen y quizá uno o dos detalles más, sería complicado que todos los académicos estudiosos de la Biblia levantaran su mano en señal de acuerdo.  

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    • Competidores de Jesucristo: La historia de los otros Mesías de Israel durante el reinado del Imperio Romano [Competitors of Jesus Christ: The Story of the Other Messiahs of Israel During the Reign of the Roman Empire]

    • By: Charles River Editors, Gustavo Vazquez Lozano
    • Narrated by: Nicolas Villanueva Valenzuela
    • Length: 1 hr and 42 mins
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    En el siglo I de nuestra era vivió un hombre llamado Jesús en Judea, en ese tiempo una provincia de Roma. El hombre de origen rural era considerado por unos como un profeta, por otros como un loco y por otros más como un peligro para la seguridad de Israel. En sus últimos días predicó en Jerusalén sobre la inminente destrucción de la ciudad santa y de su templo. Su profecía incluía lenguaje parabólico.

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    • The United States-Mexico Border

    • The Controversial History and Legacy of the Boundary Between America and Mexico
    • By: Gustavo Vazquez Lozano, Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Scott Clem
    • Length: 1 hr and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The history of the border between Mexico and the United States extends alongside 200 years and 2,000 miles - the tortuous epic of a man-made line that has not only hardened and become more solid over time, but has changed meanings too. In the beginning, it was an idea - the approximate and inhospitable edge of the vast Spanish Empire and the beginning of no man's land. Then, it was a line on paper - a porous boundary with no physical barriers.

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    • Mary Magdalene: The Life and Legacy of the Woman Who Witnessed the Crucifixion and Resurrection of Jesus

    • By: Gustavo Vázquez Lozano, Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Jim D Johnston
    • Length: 1 hr and 24 mins
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    Mary Magdalene is one of the most talked about figures in modern Christianity, a woman who mainstream media and modern sensibilities can hold with more conviction. The media, press, movie industry, and airport literature have been obsessed with this redhead for more than 100 years, a fascination that reached its climax in the first decade of this century and does not seem likely to end anytime soon. Mary Magdalene is frequently depicted as young and attractive, liberated and intelligent, a symbol of a freer spirituality, and not controlled by a male-dominated church. In the minds of many, she embodies opposition to a system dominated by old men in white cassocks, the "sacred feminine." 

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    • Fairy Tales

    • The Origins, History, and Interpretations of the World's Most Famous Fairy Tales
    • By: Gustavo Vazquez-Lozano
    • Narrated by: Scott Clem
    • Length: 1 hr and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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    For centuries, beautifully illustrated fairy-tale volumes have rested innocently on kids' night tables around the world, long ago relegated to the dubious honor of being branded as "children's literature". But every story is a file packed with information, and Cinderella, Snow White, Puss in Boots, and Bluebeard have always intimated that perhaps they have more to tell besides "beautiful" stories, the same ones that animated the minds of several generations of children.

    • The Origins, History, and Interpretations of the World's Most Famous Fairy Tales
    • By: Gustavo Vazquez-Lozano
    • Narrated by: Scott Clem
    • Length: 1 hr and 4 mins
    • Release date: 11-03-16
    • 2.5 out of 5 stars 2 ratings

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