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    • Tudor History

    • A Captivating Guide to the Tudors, the Wars of the Roses, the Six Wives of Henry VIII and the Life of Elizabeth I
    • By: Captivating History
    • Narrated by: Desmond Manny
    • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Five Tudor monarchs sat on the throne of England and Ireland from 1485 to 1603. The family earned their royal rights through strategic planning and battlefield prowess, and kept them because of intellect, strength, and sheer determination. The Tudors, one of England’s most powerful and famous royal dynasties, knitted together a fragmented and small island nation that became one of the world’s financial, colonial, and technological superpowers.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • It is really interesting.

    • By Fredrik Eklund on 11-03-19
    • A Captivating Guide to the Tudors, the Wars of the Roses, the Six Wives of Henry VIII and the Life of Elizabeth I
    • By: Captivating History
    • Narrated by: Desmond Manny
    • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
    • Release date: 22-02-19
    • 5 out of 5 stars 22 ratings

    Regular price: £22.89

    • Ancient China

    • A Captivating Guide to the Ancient History of China and the Chinese Civilization Starting from the Shang Dynasty to the Fall of the Han Dynasty
    • By: Captivating History
    • Narrated by: Desmond Manny
    • Length: 3 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In this audiobook, you will be led on a journey through almost 2,000 years of Chinese history, showing you all the ups and downs of those ancient times, the sufferings and joys of the Chinese people, along with their greatest achievements and failures. Dynasties will change, people will be killed and born, art made and destroyed, but the Chinese civilization will prevail, rising from humble beginnings to an empire that at some points outshined any other in the world at that time.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A definite recommendation for history lovers.

    • By Zoe Hall on 21-03-19
    • A Captivating Guide to the Ancient History of China and the Chinese Civilization Starting from the Shang Dynasty to the Fall of the Han Dynasty
    • By: Captivating History
    • Narrated by: Desmond Manny
    • Length: 3 hrs and 31 mins
    • Release date: 11-03-19
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 11 ratings

    Regular price: £13.79

    • Cuba: A Captivating Guide to the History of Cuba and Havana, The Cuban Revolution and Fidel Castro

    • By: Captivating History
    • Narrated by: Richard L Walton, David Patton, Desmond Manny
    • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 25
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    The themes of the history of Cuba are as vast as they are inspiring. Cuba has stared death in the face throughout its rocky history, and most of the time it has gazed into the eyes of death and smiled. Over and over, oppressors have attempted to seize this island and its riches for their own selfish purposes. And over and over, revolutions have risen up to conquer in an attempt to return Cuba to its people. The story of Cuba is a tale of courage and sacrifice, of horrific oppression and inspiring vision. 

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Powerful and intelligent

    • By Robin on 21-03-19

    Regular price: £22.89

    • Mesopotamia: A Captivating Guide to Ancient Mesopotamian History and Civilizations, Including the Sumerians and Sumerian Mythology, Gilgamesh, Ur, Assyrians, Babylon, Hammurabi and the Persian Empire

    • By: Captivating History
    • Narrated by: Richard Savage, Desmond Manny, Duke Holm, and others
    • Length: 21 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 12
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    Taken together, the civilizations of Sumer, Assyria, and Persia have helped form the modern makeup of Mesopotamia, western Asia, and the world. However, to really understand why things are the way they are, it’s important to break up this historical timeline and spend some time learning about each society. Only by doing this will you be able to fully appreciate the powerful impact these ancient peoples had on our modern world.    

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Informative book about the Persian Empire

    • By Rhys Wallace on 18-02-19

    Regular price: £27.49

    • Ottoman Empire: A Captivating Guide to the Rise and Fall of the Ottoman Empire, the Fall of Constantinople, and the Life of Suleiman the Magnificent

    • By: Captivating History
    • Narrated by: Desmond Manny, Duke Holm
    • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 25
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    Incredible facts about this Ottoman Empire still surprise anyone who starts discovering those stories. You’ll find out that, for quite a while, this Islamic state was effectively ruled by women, and that’s just the beginning.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Easy To Digest

    • By Harper on 18-01-19

    Regular price: £18.29

    • Russian History: A Captivating Guide to the History of Russia, Including Events Such as the Mongol Invasion, the Napoleonic Invasion, Reforms of Peter the Great, the Fall of the Soviet Union, and More

    • By: Captivating History
    • Narrated by: Desmond Manny
    • Length: 5 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 17
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    This new Captivating History audiobook serves as an overview of Russian history over the span of more than a millennium, from the foundation of the Russian state by the Viking Prince Rurik in AD 862 until the collapse of the Soviet Union at the end of 1991.  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • reflection of Russian history

    • By  Nikolai on 19-11-18

    Regular price: £18.29

    • History of the Vikings: A Captivating Guide to the Viking Age and Feared Norse Seafarers Such as Ragnar Lothbrok, Ivar the Boneless, Egil Skallagrimsson, and More

    • By: Captivating History
    • Narrated by: Desmond Manny
    • Length: 3 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 14
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    It is true that the Vikings were, without a doubt, brutal men living in a brutal age. They did use their skills as warriors to relentlessly attack Europe and the British Isles to increase their wealth and territory, but that is not all the Vikings were, and their contribution to world history is far more than warmongering. In this captivating history audiobook, you'll not only learn about heroic warriors in battle but you'll also discover the remarkable achievements made by the Vikings.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful history of Vikings

    • By George on 07-02-19

    Regular price: £13.79

    • Elizabeth I

    • A Captivating Guide to the Queen of England Who was the Last of the Five Monarchs of the House of Tudor
    • By: Captivating History
    • Narrated by: Desmond Manny
    • Length: 1 hr and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 14
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    Elizabeth Tudor, daughter of the ill-fated Queen Anne Boleyn and temperamental King Henry VIII, was never meant to rule the country. Yet, when her time came, she didn’t stumble under the weight of the English crown. Elizabeth was perhaps the most intelligent, forward-thinking monarch who ever sat on the throne before or since. Her reign is responsible for the strength of the Royal Navy, the cultivation of fine arts, the long-term stability and safety of her nation from foreign attacks, and the first steps toward international colonization.   

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Okay

    • By Alexander Axel on 03-03-19
    • A Captivating Guide to the Queen of England Who was the Last of the Five Monarchs of the House of Tudor
    • By: Captivating History
    • Narrated by: Desmond Manny
    • Length: 1 hr and 21 mins
    • Release date: 23-01-19
    • 5 out of 5 stars 14 ratings

    Regular price: £6.39

    • World War 1

    • A Captivating Guide to the First World War, Including Battle Stories from the Eastern and Western Front and How the Treaty of Versailles in 1919 Impacted the Rise of Nazi Germany
    • By: Captivating History
    • Narrated by: Desmond Manny
    • Length: 3 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 17
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    The first World War was one of the most devastating conflicts in our history. The tumult and chaos that remained in the wake of the first World War had far-reaching and devastating consequences, not just for Europe and the survivors of the war, but for the entire world. The ruins of Europe provided a fertile breeding ground for fierce nationalism, which led to the rise of the Third Reich and allowed the evil of Adolf Hitler to go unchecked for far too long.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • History such as this is never presented to the ma

    • By Anonymous User on 15-02-19
    • A Captivating Guide to the First World War, Including Battle Stories from the Eastern and Western Front and How the Treaty of Versailles in 1919 Impacted the Rise of Nazi Germany
    • By: Captivating History
    • Narrated by: Desmond Manny
    • Length: 3 hrs and 14 mins
    • Release date: 07-02-19
    • 5 out of 5 stars 17 ratings

    Regular price: £13.79

    • Babylon: A Captivating Guide to the Kingdom in Ancient Mesopotamia, Starting from the Akkadian Empire to the Battle of Opis Against Persia, Including Babylonian Mythology and the Legacy of Babylonia

    • By: Captivating History
    • Narrated by: Desmond Manny
    • Length: 3 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 25
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    The Babylonian influence upon its successors and even modern society knows no bounds. One of the leading civilizations of Mesopotamia, the Babylonians provided the fundamentals of mathematics, agriculture, architecture, metallurgy, and other influential and necessary fields required to develop other great civilizations such as the Greeks, Romans, and even contemporary nations like China and the US. Without them, no neoteric world could exist. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Quick and Concise

    • By Poppy on 04-02-19

    Regular price: £13.79

    • The Tudors: A Captivating Guide to the History of England from Henry VII to Elizabeth I

    • By: Captivating History
    • Narrated by: Desmond Manny
    • Length: 3 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 12
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    Five Tudor monarchs sat on the throne of England and Ireland from 1485 to 1603. The family earned their royal rights through strategic planning and battlefield prowess, and kept them because of intellect, strength, and sheer determination. The Tudors, one of England’s most powerful and famous royal dynasties, knitted together a fragmented and small island nation that became one of the world’s financial, colonial, and technological superpowers. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good overview...

    • By Courtney Phillips on 16-10-18

    Regular price: £13.79

    • The Cuban Revolution: A Captivating Guide to the Armed Revolt That Changed the Course of Cuba, Including Stories of Leaders Such as Fidel Castro, Chè Guevara, and Fulgencio Batista

    • By: Captivating History
    • Narrated by: Desmond Manny
    • Length: 3 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 25
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    If you want to discover the remarkable history of an effort that should never have succeeded, then pay attention.... The first two chapters of this audiobook will provide a brief overview of the history of Cuba, giving depth and understanding to how the revolution came to be. After that, it will plunge into the lives of Batista, Castro, and Guevara, and tell the tale of the revolution.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent account

    • By Poppy on 10-01-19

    Regular price: £13.79

    • The Ottoman Empire

    • A Captivating Guide to the Rise and Fall of the Turkish Empire and Its Control over Much of Southeast Europe, Western Asia, and North Africa
    • By: Captivating History
    • Narrated by: Desmond Manny
    • Length: 3 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 9
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    The Ottoman world was nothing like an exotic fairy tale featuring tyrant sultans, mean pashas, and ill-fated harem women. The true stories of genuine sultans and princes are a bit more complicated and no less exciting. Incredible facts about this empire still surprise anyone who starts discovering those stories. You’ll find out that, for quite a while, this Islamic state was effectively ruled by women, and that’s just the beginning.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love to read about Turkey being a European state.

    • By Tisha H. Curtis on 13-12-18
    • A Captivating Guide to the Rise and Fall of the Turkish Empire and Its Control over Much of Southeast Europe, Western Asia, and North Africa
    • By: Captivating History
    • Narrated by: Desmond Manny
    • Length: 3 hrs and 9 mins
    • Release date: 06-12-18
    • 5 out of 5 stars 9 ratings

    Regular price: £13.79

    • George Patton

    • A Captivating Guide to a Combative American War Hero Who Played a Critical Part in the Battle of Normandy During WWII
    • By: Captivating History
    • Narrated by: Desmond Manny
    • Length: 3 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 26
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    General George S. Patton remains a household name to this day even though he died decades ago. Not only was he a brilliant military commander, he was also a forceful personality and a flamboyant human being whose strong character led him through many difficulties. This biography aims to tell Patton's story in a captivating manner that will bring him to life for the education and enjoyment of young and old.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Splendid Job Has Been Done

    • By William on 10-09-18
    • A Captivating Guide to a Combative American War Hero Who Played a Critical Part in the Battle of Normandy During WWII
    • By: Captivating History
    • Narrated by: Desmond Manny
    • Length: 3 hrs
    • Release date: 04-09-18
    • 5 out of 5 stars 26 ratings

    Regular price: £13.79

    • Hammurabi

    • A Captivating Guide to the Sixth King of the First Babylonian Dynasty, Including the Code of Hammurabi
    • By: Captivating History
    • Narrated by: Desmond Manny
    • Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 25
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    Explore the captivating history of Hammurabi. The story of Hammurabi is the story of 43 years jam-packed with conquest, temple- and wall-building, irrigation efforts, and lawmaking, but it’s also a story of broken relations and rising and falling empires. It’s a story of betrayal and shifting alliances, a story where even the gods take a backseat to the matters of common men. It’s a tale that’s both thousands of years old and, interestingly enough, just as contemporary as it was when Hammurabi still drew breath.  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Easy To Understand

    • By J.Mohammad on 21-01-19
    • A Captivating Guide to the Sixth King of the First Babylonian Dynasty, Including the Code of Hammurabi
    • By: Captivating History
    • Narrated by: Desmond Manny
    • Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
    • Release date: 17-01-19
    • 5 out of 5 stars 25 ratings

    Regular price: £13.79

    • The Persian Empire

    • A Captivating Guide to the History of Persia, Starting from the Ancient Achaemenid, Parthian, and Sassanian Empires to the Safavid, Afsharid, and Qajar Dynasties
    • By: Captivating History
    • Narrated by: Desmond Manny
    • Length: 3 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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    One of the most shocking things about the Persians is how quickly they went from an obscure, powerless, and nomadic tribe to an immense empire that spanned across western Asia, Africa, and parts of Europe. The rise of Cyrus the great, considered the father of Persia, in the seventh century BCE, filled the power vacuum caused by the fall of the Assyrians, and it led to the formation of one of the most powerful empires of the ancient world.  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good book

    • By Mark Ashton on 28-01-19
    • A Captivating Guide to the History of Persia, Starting from the Ancient Achaemenid, Parthian, and Sassanian Empires to the Safavid, Afsharid, and Qajar Dynasties
    • By: Captivating History
    • Narrated by: Desmond Manny
    • Length: 3 hrs and 3 mins
    • Release date: 10-01-19
    • 5 out of 5 stars 16 ratings

    Regular price: £13.79

    • The Civil War: A Captivating Guide to the American Civil War and Its Impact on the History of the United States

    • By: Captivating History
    • Narrated by: Desmond Manny
    • Length: 3 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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    No other war in the history of the US has sparked as much debate and conflict as the American Civil War. For more than 150 years, the story of the Civil War has been a source of contention, confusion, and even contempt in American life. Explore the deadliest war in American history!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Well worth it

    • By Mary Amelia on 20-10-18

    Regular price: £13.79

    • Fidel Castro

    • A Captivating Guide to a Cuban Communist Revolutionary Who Served as the President of Cuba for Over 30 Years
    • By: Captivating History
    • Narrated by: Desmond Manny
    • Length: 1 hr and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 25
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    Fidel Castro was more than just a politician. His is a story that involves heroic voyages through turbulent oceans, affairs with young women from all over the world, spies, assassins, betrayal, conquest, riots, and battles. He was controversial, inimitable, cruel, courageous, stubborn, disrespectful of human rights, and utterly indomitable. But most of all, he never gave up. And this is his story.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Well Done

    • By Choljen on 28-01-19
    • A Captivating Guide to a Cuban Communist Revolutionary Who Served as the President of Cuba for Over 30 Years
    • By: Captivating History
    • Narrated by: Desmond Manny
    • Length: 1 hr and 37 mins
    • Release date: 18-01-19
    • 5 out of 5 stars 25 ratings

    Regular price: £6.39

    • Vikings: A Captivating Guide to the History of the Vikings, Erik the Red and Leif Erikson

    • By: Captivating History
    • Narrated by: Desmond Manny, Timothy Burke
    • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 25
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    Discover the captivating history of the Vikings, Erik the Red, and Leif Erikson in this three-book collection.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating

    • By Sienna on 29-12-18

    Regular price: £18.29

    • The Six Wives of Henry VIII: A Captivating Guide to Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Anne of Cleves, Catherine Howard, and Katherine Parr

    • By: Captivating History
    • Narrated by: Desmond Manny
    • Length: 3 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 25
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    Henry VIII, King of England and Ireland in the first half of the 16th century, is one of history’s most famous monarchs for many reasons. He ruled ruthlessly, was quick to cry “treason!” and execute, and equally quick to fall in and out of love. Henry changed the religious fabric of England forever and left his mark on the wider world - but what of the six women he took as his queens? From the regal and capable Catherine of Aragon to the patient and generous Katherine Parr, Henry’s wives represented a range of personalities, goals, beliefs, and influences on the king.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This author is awesome about history

    • By Alice Sarah on 11-10-18

    Regular price: £13.79

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