Get Your Free Audiobook

Ur: A Captivating Guide to One of the Most Important Sumerian City-States in Ancient Mesopotamia

Narrated by: Duke Holm
Length: 3 hrs and 2 mins

Non-member price: $20.83

After 30 days, Audible is $16.45/mo. Cancel anytime.

Publisher's Summary

Explore the captivating history of Ur

This audiobook is about the city which houses the mighty Ziggurat - the Biblical “Ur of the Chaldees” where Abraham was supposedly born. The site near which the earliest human cultures were found. The site which held the most glorious Sumerian Dynasty in ancient history. This is the story of the city that was destined to die and be reborn every millennium or so, a city full of intrigue, magnificence, tragedy, and glory.

By listening to Ur: A Captivating Guide to One of the Most Important Sumerian City-States in Ancient Mesopotamia, you will...

  • Get a sense of how Ur came to existence, how it grew, reached its zenith, fell, re-rose, and ultimately perished until it reemerged a little over a century and a half ago
  • Learn of its history, laden with wars, trade, divine worship, political corruption, and entertainment
  • Know why people of Abrahamic faiths in particular hold this city in high regard
  • And learn much, much more about this remarkable ancient city.

So listen to this audiobook now if you want to learn about Ur!

©2018 Captivating History (P)2018 Captivating History

What members say

No Reviews are Available
Sort by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Wsil Ali
  • Wsil Ali
  • 09-12-2018

Highly Recommended

Ur: A Captivating Guide to One of the Most Important Sumerian City-States in Ancient Mesopotamia is an eye-opening audiobook to learn about UR. I really enjoyed it and would like it to recommend it to all.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Zinger
  • Zinger
  • 09-12-2018

Captivating

Anything ancient I love, also love reading about the Sumerian's. read these books to understand the bible better.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Courty
  • Courty
  • 08-12-2018

Simple and To-The-Point


This book is well written and easy to understand. It even throws light on the location of The Ur.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Ranjeet
  • Ranjeet
  • 08-12-2018

Highly Recommended

Very 'absorbing' one would of course have to be interested in that time in history. Very well explained.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Jasmine N
  • Jasmine N
  • 08-12-2018

Liked It

If you have greater depth of knowledge, but Mesopotamia history doesn’t exercise your memory banks daily, this sized book is an effective, cost effective, summary resource to refresh your memory banks before reading a more comprehensive book.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Sierra Brandon
  • Sierra Brandon
  • 08-12-2018

Very Informative

The book describes the area where this culture flourished, the foundation of the city, coliform writing, the extensive trade routes, the early king periods, the fall, and the various archaeological works that took place.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Morgan
  • Morgan
  • 07-12-2018

A Perfect book

I especially enjoyed reading this book and comparing this ancient culture with references in the Bible.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Mira Wilson
  • Mira Wilson
  • 07-12-2018

special segment

This book covers a special segment of ancient history that I thought I knew a lot about. I was wrong. This book covers a great deal of history that I was not too familiar with. A very good read.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Jack
  • Jack
  • 07-12-2018

Great

Another great job by the author people helping make us more aware of the ancient past.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Ruldoo
  • Ruldoo
  • 07-12-2018

Lovely

This book provides me with a lot of material I can use (with proper credits). You must be a student of history & interested in Sumerian culture & history to like it. It is not for the average novel reader.

Sort by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Black A
  • Black A
  • 09-12-2018

Good Source Of Education

It is a good source to learn about the ancient history of UR. I loved the way this author explained it and highly recommend this book.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Scarlett Tom
  • Scarlett Tom
  • 09-12-2018

Ancient History

This is truthfully ancient history that can be found connecting g to the Bible stories. Stimulating look at Ur and the Sumerians.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Caleb
  • Caleb
  • 09-12-2018

Well Done Author

Exceptional info about a little known culture getting its right place in the ancient record!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Jude
  • Jude
  • 09-12-2018

Very Impressive

The Euphrates altered course which forced a move for the people. All kind of things happened which counterpart’s cultures through history.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for William
  • William
  • 09-12-2018

I loved It

I love the way archaeology ties in with antiquity. It was noted how the area lay undisturbed for periods which made it ready for picking by archaeologists to learn more about this culture.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for DARCY
  • DARCY
  • 09-12-2018

Lovely

When I saw Ur I knew it would cover info on Abraham & it did even if at end of book! The author notes some inconsistencies on Biblical characters not stated in the records. Same as for the Egyptians; the timelines don’t match up but rest assured it happened.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Nathan
  • Nathan
  • 09-12-2018

Excellent

You'll get info on the over-all timelines, the several civilizations that vied for this bit of property, and even a touch of the mythology. That said, this is a book on archaeology.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Charlie
  • Charlie
  • 09-12-2018

Pretty Much Interesting

This book is an in-depth, comprehensive examination of the archaeology and history of the city of Ur. It's an outline to the topic, and taken in that light, a very good one.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Mia Holy Jai
  • Mia Holy Jai
  • 09-12-2018

Good one

The book inspects the history of the early city of Ur which may have been the city that the Biblical Abraham is connected with. It's a city that had a long history under a diversity of different regulatory interests, being abandoned around 500 BC.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Oscar
  • Oscar
  • 08-12-2018

Super Informative

very interesting serious history, earliest civilization, city states. I higly recommend this book to all folks.