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  • The Complete History of South America

  • Covering Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Machu Picchu, the Inca Empire, Peru, Venezuela, Simon Bolivar, and Much More
  • By: David Robbins
  • Narrated by: Bill Ayers, Steven Barnett
  • Length: 12 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: History, Americas
  • 3.0 out of 5 stars (2 ratings)

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Summary

Experience the unique and extraordinary history of the South American continent!

Are you searching for a detailed exploration of South America? Do you want to learn about its incredible countries, the ancient Inca empire, and how Simon Bolivar shaped the course of history? Then keep reading.

Delving into the vibrant history and beautiful culture of the South American continent, inside this guide you’ll be taken on a journey into the past, uncovering a richly woven story that has played out through the ages. From the time of the great Inca Empire to the foundation of the modern-day countries we know so well, this book unveils the secrets of South America like never before.

Told with gripping detail and full of lesser-known and interesting facts, The Complete History of South America makes the perfect book for anybody who wants to learn more about this fascinating land. Shedding light on countries across the continent, from Colombia to Chile, you’ll get a glimpse of the South America that history class never taught you.

Here’s what you’ll discover inside:

  • The amazing history of every country on the South American continent
  • An exploration of the mighty Inca empire and the legacy it left behind
  • The wonders of Machu Picchu, the famed Inca city that has stood the test of time
  • Simon Bolivar’s struggle for independence and how he led South Americans to victory over the Spanish
  • And much more

So, if you’re searching for a unique insight into South American history and culture or if you want to learn about these stunning countries in the present day, The Complete History of South America is for you.

Buy now to begin unravelling the story of South America today!

©2020 David Robbins (P)2020 David Robbins

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Where is the quality control?

While the text is informative and hence entry level, this does not forgive the slapsdash presentation; no editing seems to have been done; mispronunciations abound and sentences that don't make sense; mixing up Paraguay and Uruguay, suggesting that the Guyanas are surrounded by Spanish speaking countries; the use of slang in the text such as "ouster". Pity as this is an interesting subject matter, but the way it has been edited casts doubt on the contents.

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  • Angie Franco
  • 28-04-21

Extremely Comprehensive & Interestingly Narrated!

The “Complete History of South America” is truly a complete, well-written history for all of South America, including Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, The Guianas/Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela. Additionally, the author also elaborates on significant influences within each country, including Machu Picchu, The Inca Empire, and Simon Bolivar.

The narration is wonderful and provides the perfect balance between informative and interesting information. I appreciated the comprehensive history, some of which dated back to AD/BC. I also enjoyed the background information about the first explorers and settlers, which provided helpful imagery. Moreover, the author also provided an excellent representation of how the land’s indigenous people responded to meeting the new explorers and how these interactions influenced the country’s identity. This perspective is not always represented in history books, and if it is, it is often misrepresented or missing vital information to facilitate visualization or empathy.

I recommend this book for any readers interested in the history of South America or students researching South America. There is enough information to understand the history and how it shaped today’s version of each country. For instance, there were two attempts to settle Buenos Aires, the second of which was an exciting feat, making Buenos Aires an essential part of Argentina’s history and is still very much relevant today as the capital.

The book is conveniently separated into larger sections, each consisting of smaller chapters for each country within South America. Each section covers a substantial amount of information for each country and provides a comprehensive understanding of the entire history of the countries. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this audiobook and would recommend you give it a go!

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  • Bart
  • 16-02-21

trash

begins by describing ancient people's from 1100 bce as great horsemen
robotic narration
more about european explorers