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Incas: A Captivating Guide to the History of the Inca Empire and Civilization

Written by: Captivating History
Narrated by: Duke Holm
Length: 2 hrs and 8 mins
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Explore the captivating history of the Incas!

One of the most notable ancient cultures of South America is undoubtedly the Inca civilization. They once ruled over the largest empire in South America. Not only that - their empire was also the largest in the world at the time.

There are many mysteries surrounding the Incas. Where did the Incas originate? And how did they come to rule over their vast empire that incorporated mountaintops, tropical jungles, and coastal lands? What were the most notable achievements of their great kings? What did their temples and monuments look like, especially the capital city of Cuzco and their breathtaking mountaintop settlement at Machu Picchu in modern-day Peru?

Some of the topics and questions covered in 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?
  • Social order in the Inca society
  • The different roles of women in the Inca society
  • Inca religious order and ideology
  • Tour of the greatest Inca sights
  • From Pachacuti to the arrival of the Spanish
  • The Spanish Conquest
  • The aftermath and the Inca legacy
  • And a great deal more that you don't want to miss out on!

Get the audiobook now and learn more about the Incas.

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  • redhedsed
  • 2019-02-14

Nice concise summary but many mis-pronunciation

This is concise review of how the Incas came to power and then lost it 3 generations later through disease, steel (Toledo bade) and Inca family civil war to a small band of hardened Spanish warriors. The speaker has fine tone but is unfamiliar with many many English, Quechua and Spanish words and thus, makes frequent and astonishingly bad pronunciation blunders that detract from the audio. Examples include( with correct pronunciation bracketed): revered ( pronounced reve-ered), Quechua (“Ketch-wa”), Quinoa (“Keen-wa”), Toledo (“To-lay-do”), etc.

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  • Nancy Sacry
  • 2018-06-03

Great history.

Great historical information, I plan on listening to the other books by this author soon.

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  • Rodrigo
  • 2018-06-03

Thoroughly and objectively presented

I enjoyed the concise presentation, the use of points of view for either side of a conflict, and the way the information was organized. The presenter is easy to understand.

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  • Silaoon Rome
  • 2018-03-14

Got all, what I need about incas civilization.

As a general history, this is really excellent work. The politics, economy and society of the Inca are intertwined with the personal histories.

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  • Willy Staples
  • 2018-03-14

A must read to learn a better history.

I formerly did not know much about the civilization of Inca. Other books show the Inca as a unified history, this book dismisses that notion with a clearer picture of how they indeed were prearranged. This is highly recommended for every ancient lover.

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  • Michael Cooper
  • 2018-03-14

Interesting facts about Incas.

It was really an inordinate read about an interesting civilization of the world. I desired to study more about it and I reached to this audible.

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  • liza
  • 2018-03-13

Great book, concise and interesting

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At the end I felt like I was really missing the characters, because they had become so alive in the book. I have a new understanding and appreciation for the Inca, and would love to discover more.

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  • thea
  • 2018-03-13

An excellent, breathtaking journey

It is a well researched fictional history of the fall of the Incan empire. Great characters and incredible attention to historical detail. Leaves you wanting more!

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  • james
  • 2018-03-13

informative and interesting

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An amazing book, impossible to put it down. Obviously well researched, and given in such detail that seems to come to life as recent History.

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  • Janet Crawford
  • 2018-03-13

More than interesting about the Incas.

Captivating History Series, it is a great series with lots of fresh information in this area... This was maybe my favorite one thus far. An extraordinary people were the Incas. Just so sad that most of what we know about the Incas was written in other language. This was due to the Inca never developing a system of writing.