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CONQUISTADOR
History

CONQUISTADOR Hernan Cortes, King Montezuma, and the Last Stand of the Aztecs

by | Read by Patrick Lawlor

History • 12.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2008

The story of Hernan Cortes and the sixteenth-century conquest of Mexico by the Spanish is one of the bloodiest in history, with both the Europeans and the Aztecs engaging in extraordinary acts of violence. Buddy Levy comes to this story with a journalist's rigor and a novelist's ear, and his account of the conquest is fair minded and engaging. Patrick Lawlor's narration moves the work along at a good pace, though he sabotages it by affecting a cartoonish accent when reading the words of Cortes and the other Spaniards. Further, his rendering of the name of the Aztec capital, Tenochtitlán, makes one wish that audiobook narrators were better coached on the correct pronunciation of foreign words and place names. D.B. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: OCTOBER 2008]

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Formats

Trade Ed. • Tantor Media • 2008

CD ISBN 9781400106547 $37.99 • Ten CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781400156542 $24.99 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

 

Library Ed. • Tantor Media • 2008

CD ISBN 9781400136544 $75.99 • Ten CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

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