• Ancient Hawaii

  • A Captivating Guide to Hawaiian Human History, Starting from the Polynesian Arrival Through the Growth of a Civilization to Kamehameha the Great
  • By: Captivating History
  • Narrated by: Jason Saffir
  • Length: 3 hrs and 1 min
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (5 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Are you interested in the history of one of the most isolated kingdoms on Earth? Then this audiobook is for you!

When most people hear the phrase “ancient Hawaii”, it brings up a certain air of mystery and intrigue. Some might think of tattooed tribesmen sailing across the vast emptiness of the Pacific Ocean under the moonlight, dancing around campfires to connect with their gods, or living on the sides of volcanos. But is this an accurate depiction? Or is there more to the early people of Hawaii?

This is the story of the far-flung nation in the heart of the Pacific Ocean. We will take a trip back in time and explore how such a remote island became inhabited over 1,500 years ago and what life was like back then in this tropical wonderland.

The journey begins all the way back around 400 CE, and we will sail through the years up until the turn of the 19th century. You will dip and dive through Hawaii’s captivating ups and downs, its stories of peace and prosperity, and the bloody conflicts that ran the rivers red.

The story of ancient Hawaii is perhaps far more profound and far more interesting than most give it credit for. In this audiobook, you will discover:

  • How the Polynesians were able to travel across 2,500 miles of ocean to find the Hawaiian Islands
  • How these settlers set up their civilization and began to thrive in paradise
  • How the islands were organized and how the people spent their days
  • The mythology behind the beliefs that drove Hawaii’s society
  • A white-knuckle ride into some of the most brutal conflicts fought in the name of unity and peace
  • Insights into the leaders, heroes, and legends of Hawaii’s past
  • The tale of how ancient Hawaiian society fell in with the modern Western world

When you are ready to start your own adventure, buy this audiobook and brace yourself for the history lesson of a lifetime!

©2022 Captivating History (P)2022 Captivating History
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Ua Mau ke Ea o ka ʻĀina i ka Pono

The history of Hawai’i before European contact is really a rich and wonderful story. I’ve been to the islands a few times and the culture and environment always fills me with good feeling and desire to learn more about the people and legends. Just visiting Pu'uhonua O Honaunau (Place of Refuge) is a very emotional experience.

This audiobook give a really good overview of the scope of ancient Hawaiian life and culture and makes you want to delve into it at a deeper level.

The narration is really good and at least attempts to give you a sense of the Hawaiian language when examples are warranted.

I really enjoyed this work.

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even better than the basic history of Hawaii!

I really enjoyed learning about the "pre-history" of Hawaii, n how it's habitation started. and great narrator! the Hawaiian language can be a small challenge, if u didn't grow up there