The Magnificent Mayans Remnants of Glory and Genius by John Whitman, Performed By A Full Cast, Full Cast |, Audiobook (Cassette) | Barnes & Noble
The Magnificent Mayans Remnants of Glory and Genius

The Magnificent Mayans Remnants of Glory and Genius

by John Whitman, Performed By A Full Cast, Full Cast
     
 
Take a fascinating full-cast audio journey to the home of the Maya, an exceptional people who created a culture equal in scope and stature to that of the ancient Egyptians.

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Take a fascinating full-cast audio journey to the home of the Maya, an exceptional people who created a culture equal in scope and stature to that of the ancient Egyptians.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal - Library Journal
This polished, professional program offers generally excellent dialog with a variety of voices and occasional, interesting background sound effects. Tracing the history of a mysterious, brilliant, and often bloodthirsty people, it covers various archaeological discoveries, written and oral histories, and sorts truth from bizarre tabloid-type rumor (i.e., they did not have electrical telegraph systems). Of particular interest are the patterns and directions that led to the demise of the Maya and loss of their greatness, which tends to mimic the trends of overpopulation, destruction of farm land for housing, and power quests, all of which are evident in the world today. Arrival of the Spanish explorers only sealed their fate. A few voices seem artificially accented, but most give a feel of being with the explorers at the site, sharing the experience of the speaker. The grim descriptions of torture, sacrifice, and cruel sport make this inappropriate for the squeamish and children. Well made and readily understandable though not always easy to follow, this will interest Early American history buffs. Recommended for ancient history collections.--Carolyn Alexander, Brigadoon Lib., Salinas, CA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781570425141
Publisher:
Hachette Audio
Publication date:
07/01/1998
Series:
Lost Civilizations Ser.
Edition description:
Abridged, 1 Cassette, 1 hr. 30 min.
Product dimensions:
4.50(w) x 6.75(h) x 0.75(d)

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