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

  • By: Captivating History
  • Narrated by: Duke Holm
  • Length: 2 hrs and 8 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (70 ratings)

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

By: Captivating History
Narrated by: Duke Holm
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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.

©2018 Captivating History (P)2018 Captivating History
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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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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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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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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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informational and captivating

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Throughout the historical narrative, the author wove together critical information for true understanding of the subject with a tone that draws the listener into the story line. I would highly recommend this book to anybody who wants an initial understanding of this period of the Incas.

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Great history.

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

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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.

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It deserves all five stars.

This is as, as I was expecting. Truly informative and presented in a way that everyone would feel interest in it. Thanks to the author for presenting a audible like this.

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Fantastic Narrative History

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The author has done an excellent job of making the subject and characters come alive in an interesting and informative way.

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Great information

For me, this was a life changer that leads to a broader understanding of my culture and Carolina. A treasure trove of new information from primary sources. So refreshing to hear it from this perspective.

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  • 02-04-21

Not very balanced

Called the inca 'weak' for being taken over by the Spanish? Very colonialist take

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  • Rowan Elian
  • 02-20-18

Great book.

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A very charming history story about old ages like Incas, its real history and sounds like fairy tales. Great book.

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  • Zak
  • 02-20-18

A fact that is all too clear

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It is fascinating to write the strong history superiority that is described by the author and the views of the Spanish conquistadors towards the Incas that were possible during this period of history and to recognize how these circumstances shaped the type of history that was written during this period, a fact that is all too clear to overlook.

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  • Cora Amelia
  • 02-20-18

Filled with a lot of historical events

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Filled with a lot of historical events and gave a wonderful look back at the short history these marvelous people and their culture. The writer wrote it many years after the time there and he does over embellish for impact but that's fine.

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  • Brantley
  • 02-20-18

deeply recommend it.

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This is wonderful, well written, and educational book. I enjoyed explaining and learning from it and deeply recommend it.

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  • Wayne
  • 02-20-18

Excellent historical history!!!

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Excellent historical history. A must if you are going to Peru and the region. That is, for those involved in the culture, the history, and a genuine sociological description of what lead up to the present.

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  • Bart
  • 02-20-18

Fun event

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Fun event, but dated when it comes to the information. Part arrived promptly and in perfect shape, can't rate the content yet...look forward to knowing it soon!!!

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  • Anna
  • 02-20-18

The best yet

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Nothing like history to grab my attention. I fancy listening about the Incas because they are descendants of the BOOK OF GREAT people.

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  • Maria
  • 02-20-18

The best yet

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The writer explains step by step how he continued. I got him a unique and interesting man who should have done more great things--through this was basically what he is known for.

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  • Felix
  • 02-20-18

I definitely love this AUDIObook

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I definitely love this AUDIObook. I show it every year in my classroom when we study the Inca. I get my students are regularly fixed with the conversations about how Inca did their stonework. By the process...this is a middle school classroom.