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If you want to discover captivating stories of people and events of Cuba, then pay attention...

Four captivating manuscripts in one audiobook:

  • History of Cuba: A Captivating Guide to Cuban History, Starting from Christopher Columbus' Arrival to Fidel Castro
  • History of Havana: A Captivating Guide to the History of the Capital of Cuba, Starting from Christopher Columbus' Arrival to Fidel Castro
  • The Cuban Revolution: A Captivating Guide to the Armed Revolt That Changed the Course of Cuba, Including Stories of Leaders Such as Fidel Castro, Chè Guevara, and Fulgencio Batista
  • Fidel Castro: A Captivating Guide to a Cuban Communist Revolutionary Who Served as the President of Cuba for Over 30 Years

The themes of the history of Cuba are as vast as they are inspiring. Cuba has stared death in the face throughout its rocky history, and most of the time it has gazed into the eyes of death and smiled. 

Over and over, oppressors have attempted to seize this island and its riches for their own selfish purposes. And over and over, revolutions have risen up to conquer in an attempt to return Cuba to its people.

The story of Cuba is a tale of courage and sacrifice, of horrific oppression and inspiring vision. It is a story about exploitation and hope, about a tiny island that rose to global importance. 

There are battles and shipwrecks, pirates and Indians, tragic sacrifices and resounding triumphs. The Cuban people over and over show their resilience, courage, and passion in the face of incredible odds. They are a people that one cannot help but admire. And in this captivating history audiobook, you'll discover their story.

Get this audiobook now to learn more about Cuba!

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  • Luis Sastre
  • 21-02-2019

Ignorance and revisionism posing as history.

A poor excuse for a pseudo-history book. The material is narrated by individuals incapable of pronouncing even the most common words in Spanish; but most outstanding is the gross deviation of the history of the country for the sake of elevating the dictatorship of Castro and its depravations on the Cuban people as the logical result of the greed of the United States.

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  • Marsha
  • 11-11-2019

Didn't finish

I didn't finish this book. It had a propaganda feel to it. Also didn't go in depth on subjects.

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  • angie mahy
  • 02-10-2019

Horrible Performances

It would be a great idea for the persons reading the texts to know how to pronounce the names and locations. Its insulting to any Cuban listening, and gives those that are not the wrong representation

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  • Amy
  • 30-08-2019

Fascinating information mediocre performance

It seems to me that a book about a Spanish speaking country should be narrated by someone with at least some awareness of Spanish pronunciation. You won’t find that here, and that was a bit frustrating. But the information was interesting and fed my Cuba fascination.

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  • Maris
  • 21-03-2019

Perfect

An indictment of our mainstream media in their attempts to demonize Castro. Read historic details that you will not find anywhere else. Interesting story about the political history that shaped modern day Cuba. A good book about politics, businesses, and social events that led to the Castro revolution and development of modern Havana.

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  • Abigale
  • 21-03-2019

Very interesting

You become much more aware of social and political exploitation and the means that were and still are necessary to end inequality. You gain a fair amount of knowledge on a man who's reputation was tarnished by the United States because of a difference in political thought.

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  • pelsori
  • 20-03-2019

i love it

Actually, this is a pretty good book about what is going on there. The author is pretty brave but so are the Cuban people!

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  • Estrella
  • 20-03-2019

Great guide

The most realistic description of Cuba's contemporary reality available, both problems and strengths. President Obama and Secretary Kerry should read it.

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  • Eirol
  • 20-03-2019

A Captivating Guide to the History

An unbiased documentary of Cuban relations written byCaptivating History that can analyze Cuban relations from an economic and eyewitness perspective.

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  • Rhea
  • 20-03-2019

LOVABLE GUIDE

I now have a better idea of the difficulties of moving Cuba out of the old economy but into something more prosperous for the Cubans. I still think that they will end up with a well to do class and then the rest of the people.

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  • Robin
  • 21-03-2019

Powerful and intelligent

A strong and thoughtful summary of the Bay of Pigs disaster. Well written, very interesting, backed up by in-depth analysis.

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  • McJunkin
  • 21-03-2019

Excellent detail

Great detail. I couldn't put it down. I was just a pre-teen during this time and this book startled me. I learned a lot of things I had never known. love it.

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  • Tinsley
  • 21-03-2019

Events of that period of history

Truly gives you an unbelievable feel for the people concerned and the thinking going on by the players. Very satisfying read! I was an infant during this time, new what the BoP was, but this actually fleshed out the details.

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  • roger
  • 21-03-2019

Love of the details

Excellent and informative book on Cuba, how it has developed since the revolutions and where it is now.

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  • George
  • 18-03-2019

This book is well worth it

One of the best history lessons of Havana I've read. The author did a great job. I do recommend it. It's a keeper... Highly recommended for anyone interested in Cuba, the Caribbean, or great world cities.

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  • Camila
  • 18-03-2019

The Cuban Revolution

it deserves much more attention than this. "A Captivating Guide to the History of Cuba and Havana" is a great history of a fascinating city. Part travelogue, part history, part cultural analysis, Captivating History does a great job giving one a feel for Havana.

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  • steven kelly
  • 15-03-2019

Brilliant

Good book for those wanting to learn and start to develop new knowledge. I have enjoyed reading this book. This is a good book for someone just starting out.

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  • Adian
  • 14-03-2019

Great book

Great book, honest perspective, and objective. Based on true and hard facts of what Cuba was before and after the revolution.

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  •  Sara versus
  • 14-03-2019

Super book

I visited Cuba and was immediately captured by the culture and history of this once glamorous and wealthy Caribbean island.

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  • Wilma Elias
  • 14-03-2019

This book is a MUST

Very extensive history and update on current status of Cuban developments in recent years. I understood more of what I saw based on the book. Highly recommend for armchair and international travelers.

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