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Erik the Red

A Captivating Guide to the Viking Who Founded the First Norse Settlement in Greenland
Narrated by: Desmond Manny
Length: 3 hrs and 33 mins
5 out of 5 stars (13 ratings)
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Summary

Explore the captivating life of Erik the Red.

A formidable figure with flaming red hair, a wild beard, and a temper to match is not the type of person most people would choose to cross swords with. And that, by all accounts, is a fitting description of Erik the Red. This was not a man to be taken lightly or challenged in battle. 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.

Some of the topics covered in this audiobook include:

  • Erik the Red’s early life in Norway
  • The settlement of Iceland and the Viking Age
  • Erik’s early years in Iceland
  • Murder most foul
  • Erik the explorer
  • Settling in Greenland
  • Greenland to Vinland
  • Erik’s offspring and their voyages to Vinland
  • Decline of Vinland
  • Erik the pagan and Christianity in Greenland
  • The decline of the Greenland colony
  • Modern Greenland
  • And much, much more!

Listen to this audiobook now to learn more about Erik the Red!

©2018 Captivating History (P)2018 Captivating History

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Next level

This book was very informative. It broke things down in a way that is easier to understand that some of the other Viking books I have. I am a little over half-way through it, but I can already say I would recommend this book. Thanks.


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Exactly what i want

I don't recognize what the other reviewer is talking about as far as "having trouble trusting the author" and the author writing with a "patronizing tone". I think this book is outstandingly informative and an explosion to comprehend.

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Perfect

The book meets all my expectations. Great condition. Would buy again. Great experience.Very good Viking history book. Good for homeschool

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Very very interesting

If you're looking for a different perspective of how the world of history contractors works, the challenges they face, and the type of work they do, this is a great book.

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Suggested

To close, this book is well worth the time to understand it. The writing rates five stars but it is important to remember that it is a traditional narrative history.

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Lots of interesting info

We all love the history and I love it even more now that I am older. Being able to get a quick fix in about an hour is so wonderful.

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Good

the book provided a more in-depth discussion of the legends of the Viking settlements in North America. I found the book to be satisfactory and it did provide additional references for one to examine.

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It is an audiobook that is remarkable.

Everything about this audio book, Erik the Red: A Captivating Guide to the Viking Who Founded the First Norse Settlement in Greenland by Captivating History is remarkable and worth listening to. It’s a part of our history that we ought to reminisce every once in a while.

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Great listen.

This ferocious explorer really has something to boast of. It’s because of this functional piece that I’m looking up to him and has devoted my spare time in learning more of his past works. Moreover, I learned more on how he raised a great son.

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lovable guide

These problems aren't as common as they were in the previous book of the series, but are still a bit distracting. Aside from that, this is a very good book, and I enjoyed it a lot.

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  • james R. thompson
  • 17-09-18

totally dissapointing

A badly written and organized survey full of repetitions apparently intended for younger readers and read in the voice of a middle schooler.

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  • Gertrude
  • 17-09-18

I dig this!

I dig this book! I listened to it while I was travelling to another town and boy, did I got so interested. Now I know why he is so-called as the controversial Viking. This piece was written with action that I didn’t have a boring moment at all.

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  • 16-09-18

Compelling enough.

This is one perfect biography of the Norwegian Viking, Erik the Red. This serves as a great reminder of how honorable this man was. The book was compelling enough that it feels as if I was travelling with him. LOL!

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  • Mason
  • 15-09-18

Wonderful

I will give the fifth star because there are different writing styles, and these distract the focus on the very interesting story of Erik the Red. Otherwise, you have to listen to this AUDIObook.

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  • Ethan
  • 15-09-18

inspiring

It's a bit lean on details but it's interesting enough to get me interested in reading more about Erik and his Greenland.

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  • Robert
  • 15-09-18

Excellent

I enjoyed this very much. I would recommend it to any history buff. Great enough to LISTEN in almost three hours.

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  • 15-09-18

This is fascinating!

Fascinating how Erik the Red was called as that. I got a good summary here of his discoveries and how he colonized Greenland. While the man was like prone to dangers, it’s amazing how he has turned it all into his benefits.

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  • Caleb
  • 15-09-18

Awesome

Erik the Red, this book will be very valuable. It's written in very readable, history personal anecdotes, never dry or boring. Very informative Guide to the Viking Who Founded the First Norse Settlement in Greenland.

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  • Samuel
  • 15-09-18

fascinating

I don't have time to think about being a critic. I'm completely immersed in the world of the characters. It's like watching an extremely talented actor.

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  • Mary A. Goodwin
  • 14-09-18

Nice touch.

This has summarized in detail how Erik the Red became one of the Arctic’s most famous explorers. Will be recommending this to my son as his guide for the paper he’s constructing.