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Summary

Explore the captivating history and mythology of three ancient civilizations. Three captivating manuscripts in one audiobook:

  • Maya Civilization: A Captivating Guide to Maya History and Maya Mythology
  • Aztec: A Captivating Guide to Aztec History and the Triple Alliance of Tenochtitlan, Tetzcoco, and Tlacopan
  • Incas: A Captivating Guide to the History of the Inca Empire and Civilization

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!

Some of the topics and questions covered in the first part of this audiobook include:

  • Maya timeline
  • Glossary of important Maya terms
  • The origins of the Mesoamerican civilizations
  • The Archaic period: 7,000-2,000 BC

Some of the topics and questions covered in the second part of this audiobook include:  

  • The origins of Aztecs: a tribe destined for greatness
  • The unwelcome arrival in Mexico Valley
  • The rise of Tenochtitlán and the Triple Alliance

Some of the topics and questions covered in the third part of this audiobook include:  

  • How the Incas recorded their history
  • The Inca creation myth
  • The founding of the great city of Cuzco
  • The first dynasty of Inca rulers and their greatest deeds
  • The second dynasty of Inca rulers and their greatest deeds
  • The rise of the Inca empire: a cosmological event?
  • And much more!

Get the audiobook now and learn more about ancient civilizations!

©2017 Captivating History (P)2018 Captivating History

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Well described ancient history...

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I listened to it with complete attention, the author gives a spectacular oversight of ancient history. Recommended to anyone else interested in history.

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Found It Interesting and Informative

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I found this book very interesting and helpful for people who love Ancient Greek history. There is no outright answer to why The Bronze Age collapsed but many reasons and all of them are important to explain what happened and Captivating History gives them all.

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Easy To Digest

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This one is a marvelous, easy to understand summary of the history of the Mediterranean area prior to the rise of the classical civilizations Aztec and Inca.

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Wonderful

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It is a wonderful book about the end of the Bronze Age and the impact of the "mysterious people" across the civilizations.

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Good Work Indeed

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This could easily happen here in the days of climate change and ignorant, willful doubt. You must buy it.

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Great Piece Of Work

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Great book, I wish it had been longer. It is a very relevant to helping one understand the interconnections that exists in the modern world.

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It will make u thinking

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If you are interested in current affairs or ancient history, this book has relevance and depth. The only annoying thing is the endnotes, but that's an academic thing.

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A Good History Book

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Very good history of the era in Europe and has a good story line. An easy read with much information that helped the reader understand that time in early history.

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  • 20-02-18

Superb Analysis

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This book has much fine point and is worth reading as several other reviewers have already pointed. This book helps weave a story on what happened through find facts from pale seismology, archaeology, archaeoclimatology and other methods of scientific research.

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While I don't think the book necessarily answered its question, it is very well researched and very informative if your knowledge of the late Bronze Age is limited.

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  • Jonathan Enterline
  • 24-06-20

Low quality

The 3 books are poorly written and constructed. The narration is equally as poor.

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  • Kainene
  • 23-06-20

Bad bad bad

Although the only thing I could give credit was for the way the author tried to make it entertaining even if it is based on a bunch of lies

These stories are solely based of a white man’s perspective and with no official input from the original people of the land.
Sadly most histories of the ‘New World’ were distorted showing ancient civilizations as savages, compared to the Spanish Conquistadors. There are better materials and documentaries out there than this book!

To make it even worse, the narrator’s pronunciations of many words made me cringe deeply.. I’m sure the narrator speaks only one language in his life and unashamedly butchers all of the beautiful words of the ancient languages. Shame on u! I can understand that a true Mayan would not even dare to read this book because it is full of lies!!!!

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  • endures jacob
  • 15-06-18

All you need

Some people have a knack for making history sound truly entertaining others are just educational without being fun to read, and this book falls into the second category.

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  • john liebenow
  • 15-08-21

Modern propaganda

Listening to the narrative of life among the Aztecs as though they’re the utopian society of the ages is nauseating. All the things that would be raged at in European society are sugar coated and pampered in this blind narrative. Extremely disappointing.

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  • Paul J Ordonez
  • 10-08-21

Very bad narration

I felt that the narrator did a very poor job of interpreting the material. The performance was rushed and many of the names/places were mispronounced. The editing was also not very good. I heard phrases repeated and sections of dialogue that could have been cleaned up to help the performance. If someone actually listened to this book and reviews before it was release maybe it could’ve been better. The book was somewhat informative but I wasn’t sure what it was trying to be. It felt like a history lesson, turned into a guide book that ended up being a school book report. A book report about the Spanish conquistadors and not the cultures I was hoping to learn about.

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  • CGONZ055
  • 06-06-21

bad narration

they could've found someone capable of pronouncing the names correctly, but otherwise a good listen

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-11-20

Horrified by the pronunciation of the Mayan words

You should care and pronounce the Mayan words correctly if you have an audio book about Mayans.

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  • Marcos Pereira Barretto (mrpbarre@usp.br)
  • 03-10-20

must know about these civilizations

it should be mandatory all around the world to learn about these civilizations to better understanding of world history

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  • Anonymous User
  • 21-08-20

AWFUL BOOK. MANY FACTS LEFT OUT

This book leaves out several facts about the Spanish mistreatment of the Aztecs . It doesn’t mention any of the Spanish methods of lies , enslavement, branding, sexual abuse of women , or children! This book is a awful!

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  • Kei
  • 04-08-20

Awesome read

Loved it. Great read, captivating, enlightening.
Mayan, Aztec and Incan history is detailed in an easy to read book that keeps you interested.