• Aaron Burr: A Captivating Guide to the Life of Aaron Burr and the Most Famous Duel in American History

  • By: Captivating History
  • Narrated by: Duke Holm
  • Length: 2 hrs and 10 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (24 ratings)

1 title per month from Audible’s entire catalog of best sellers, and new releases.
Access a growing selection of included Audible Originals, audiobooks and podcasts.
You will get an email reminder before your trial ends.
Your Premium Plus plan is $14.95 a month after 30 day trial. Cancel anytime.
Aaron Burr: A Captivating Guide to the Life of Aaron Burr and the Most Famous Duel in American History  By  cover art

Aaron Burr: A Captivating Guide to the Life of Aaron Burr and the Most Famous Duel in American History

By: Captivating History
Narrated by: Duke Holm
Try for $0.00

$14.95/month after 30 days. Cancel anytime.

Buy for $6.95

Buy for $6.95

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

Explore the captivating life of Aaron Burr and his duel with Alexander Hamilton.

Based on his early achievements, Aaron Burr, Jr., should have become an obscure but respected figure in American history. An officer in the Continental Army, a high-flying lawyer, and an influential politician, his career peak was becoming the third vice president in US history.

But after all these achievements, Burr's name is now associated with corruption and cruelty. He killed a man in an illegal duel while in office, and interest in that man, Alexander Hamilton, has revived Burr's reputation as one of history's villains. It was a reputation earned not just through the duel, in which he killed one of the brightest lights in the political firmament, but through a treasonous conspiracy after leaving the vice presidency.

Who was Aaron Burr? What drove him to such achievements and such failures? And how did a respected politician become a publicly reviled villain? Pick up this audiobook now to find out.

This audiobook covers Aaron Burr as:

  • A young man
  • A revolutionary
  • A politician
  • A vice president
  • A duelist
  • A conspirator
  • And an exile

Get the audiobook now and learn more about Aaron Burr!

©2018 Captivating History (P)2018 Captivating History

What listeners say about Aaron Burr: A Captivating Guide to the Life of Aaron Burr and the Most Famous Duel in American History

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    20
  • 4 Stars
    2
  • 3 Stars
    2
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Performance
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    18
  • 4 Stars
    5
  • 3 Stars
    1
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Story
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    12
  • 4 Stars
    11
  • 3 Stars
    1
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

accurate historical facts

Such attracting historical facts that revolves around the controversial Aaron Burr. I’ve just unraveled how Aaron Burr and Hamilton lead their lives similarly and how they ended up in a duel. It has specifically portrayed the nastiness of politics and power at their time.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Smart, fun to listen too

Any additional comments?

This is a great story about Aaron Burr. Never knew how it happened.The Burr-Hamilton duel is one of the most famous personal conflicts in American history. It was a drawing duel which arose from long-standing personal bitterness that developed between the two men over the course of several years. Tensions reached a boiling point with Hamilton's journalistic defamation of Burr's character during the 1804 New York gubernatorial race, in which Burr was a candidate Recommend it.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

the essence of whom may never be known.

Any additional comments?

He could be egocentric, obstinate and overly ambitious. But what ultimately this thoughtful biography proves is the maxim so well presented in the final scene of the now classic .when the Senator states, "This is the West, sir. When the legend becomes fact, print the legend".

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Amazing just like Amazon

The reader is presented with pieces of the complex mosaic that was Aaron Burr, but they don't necessarily fit together.OVERALL great book.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Can't stop listening to it

Any additional comments?

The perfect narrator and ending with the perfect conclusion.This caused me to fall in love with the history of my country, and I can't wait to finish the rest of the series.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Nothing much changes but good

Any additional comments?

facts, political explanations about the founders' differences and motives, and a list of characters broad enough to capture even the most mundane participants in America's earliest days. But authors wove all that together into an exciting tale told by the perfect narrator and ending with the perfect conclusion.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

more realistic characterization of the behavior,

Any additional comments?

This book reflects serious scholarship and a more realistic characterization of the behavior, partisanship, and viciousness of the American republic's first three decades, in which Burr played a crucial role.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

A New Perspective!!!

Any additional comments?

Burr may be the key to understanding that whole period. Also had some very interesting insights on the role of land speculators - they were as sleazy as their current descendants (real estate speculators)

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

An informative about the great person

Any additional comments?

The Author has done a good job dredging up correspondence, memoirs and official documents relevant to the life of Burr. Nonetheless, at the end of the book, Burr continues to be a somewhat shadowy and controversial figure.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Emperor is about a lot more than Aaron Burr

Any additional comments?

Although the author is clearly a partisan of Burr's, this book reflects serious scholarship and a more realistic characterization of the behavior, partisanship, and viciousness of the American republic's first three decades, in which Burr played a crucial role.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Brantley
  • Brantley
  • 04-05-18

An Entertaining Narrative

Any additional comments?

lots of history here that were never covered in school. Gets a little tedious when going over both of their affairs with women.Enjoyed the narrative of the feud that developed between two very important men soap opera!n wh helped to found our nation.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Wayne
  • Wayne
  • 04-05-18

A Captivating Guide

Any additional comments?

Actual stimulating read. A boundless judgment of both men. Suspicion is risky. It was pleasant education info that was glossed finished in the department. Brilliant book on two exclusive persons.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Bart
  • Bart
  • 04-05-18

The Duel

Any additional comments?

This book is full of information that I never knew or had forgotten. It was exciting to see that both men were too stubborn too and ambitious by their own personalities to stop the duel that coast Alexander Hamilton his life

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for  Dimitr Nikolai
  •  Dimitr Nikolai
  • 04-04-18

Nice

Any additional comments?

What motivates him? How did he get so far into the crime without the authorities intervening to prevent it? Aaron Burr is a historical figure, whom we remember marginally at best from our United States history classes, with vague opprobrium.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for S. Earla
  • S. Earla
  • 03-31-18

The untold side of the story of Aaron Burr

Any additional comments?

Very interesting view of a much maligned military and political figure. Interesting man, makes me look at early American history differently.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Derya
  • Derya
  • 03-31-18

The truth

Any additional comments?

It explains the background of Aaron Burr, his interesting life, the duel between Alexander Hamilton, the background of Alexander Hamilton and the times of those formative years. I found it very interesting, I think you will also.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Delja
  • Delja
  • 03-31-18

Well written and engaging

Any additional comments?

One takeaway from this was that all the founders were land speculators, using their government positions to finagle loans and allocations of Indian land. Seems like a theme that persists throughout US history to the current day!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for  James
  • James
  • 03-31-18

Definitively a worthwhile

Any additional comments?

A great book. Gives interesting insight into a man who is often vilified, but has more depth than we usually hear.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Anna
  • Anna
  • 03-31-18

A worthy Book

Any additional comments?

It does, however, perhaps overcorrect and veers toward hagiography instead of biography as Burr is portrayed favorably at every turn.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Felix
  • Felix
  • 03-31-18

This is a short masterpiece

Any additional comments?

If you have read a Burr biography, you will not likely find new historic incidents here, nor do I think that was Professor Brands' intent - so much as to very deftly present the emotion of the events of Arron Burr's life. And, he has done that very well.