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You hear its name all the time, but how much do you really know about the island nation of Hawai'i?

Just how did the ancient Hawaiians sail thousands of miles of open ocean without modern methods, without getting lost, and somehow finding new islands? How did such a rich culture even come to exist on perhaps the most isolated archipelago in the world? And is the nickname of a “beach island paradise” an accurate description of the various kinds of beautiful, intriguing, and sometimes even dangerous topographies and natural phenomena that make up Hawai'i?

Learn the true answers to all these questions and much more in this audiobook of the history of Hawai'i. Visualize your way through Hawai'i’s history with oral accounts, detailed descriptions, and various dates, facts, names, and events, all woven into this one audiobook!

This audiobook has been constructed and curated with deep consideration built into each chapter. It offers a comprehensive overview of how Hawaiʻi came to be, including:

  • Looking through the lenses of archaeological evidence, linguistic clues, and oceanic legacies to unveil ancient Hawaiʻi
  • Diving deep into ancient Hawaiian mythology, lore, and life
  • Tracing the steps and developments of the Hawaiian kings and queens
  • Building a great arc of the story behind this island nation’s historical trajectory
  • Visualizing and understanding the challenges, tragedies, and triumphs of Hawai'i leading up to and through World War II
  • Incorporating multifaceted modern sources to build a coherent and insightful take on modern Hawai'i
  • Breakdowns of famous artifacts and people from the islands of Hawai'i
  • And many other fresh and unknown facts of Hawai'i presented through a narrative designed to intrigue and engage.

Scroll up and click the "add to cart" button to learn all about the history of Hawai'i!

©2022 Captivating History (P)2022 Captivating History
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: History

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Eye opening story about a beautiful land

This tells the story of Hawai’i from ancient times to modern. The early history is quite intriguing. The unflinching look at contact with European, British, and America shows how these external powers radically changed Hawaii and it’s people.

This is the first Captivating History audiobook narrated by Jason Saffir I really enjoyed his speaking style and look forward to hearing more from him in the future.

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a rich history of beautiful islands

having spent about a year on 1 of the islands, I enjoyed the continued learning. even though I loved the opportunity afforded by being part of the US, it would be nice to see these islands returned to the native Hawai'ians, should they so desire

the narrator was very good in most of the pronunciations, only faltering a few times near the end. I still prefer him, much more, than another regular narrator employed by CH. 😉