Explore the captivating history of the vikingsMen like Ragnar Lothbrok, Eric Bloodaxe, Ivar the Boneless, and Bjorn Ironside are portrayed as preying on unsuspecting communities and spreading fear across Europe as they laid waste to all that lay before them, taking what they wanted at the point of a sword. It is true that the Vikings were, without a doubt, brutal men living in a brutal age. They did use their skills as warriors to relentlessly attack Europe and the British Isles to increase their wealth and territory, but that is not all the Vikings were, and their contribution to world history is far more than warmongering. In this captivating history audiobook, you´ll not only learn about heroic warriors in battle but you´ll also discover the remarkable achievements made by the Vikings.In History of the Vikings: A Captivating Guide to the Viking Age and Feared Norse Seafarers Such as Ragnar Lothbrok, Ivar the Boneless, Egil Skallagrimsson, and More, you will discover topics such as The Rise of the Mighty Vikings and the Viking AgeSignificant Viking Raids and BattlesRagnar Lothbrok - Man or MythIvar the Boneless - Ruthless Warrior, Leader of the Great Heathen Army, and Conqueror of EnglandBjorn Ironside - Raider of the Mediterranean Harald Fairhair - First King of NorwayEric Bloodaxe - Terrifying Family KillerEgil Skallagrimsson - Warrior PoetSweyn Forkbeard - The Forgotten King of EnglandKing Olaf Tryggvason and the Rise of Christianity in NorwayHarald Hardrada - The Last Great Viking RulerThe Viking Age of ExplorationThe Significance of the Settlement of Iceland, Greenland, and VinlandViking Society and Everyday LifeAnd much, much moreSo listen to this audiobook now if you want to learn more about the history of the Vikings!/ 1. Language: English. Narrator: Desmond Manny. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/134743/bk_acx0_134743_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Take a journey back in time to witness the dawning of a civilization forever defined by its ferocious warriors, highly advanced seafaring technology, and thirst for adventure. The Viking Age! A brief footprint in the course of history that impacted generations hundreds of years into the future. You will dive into the depths of Scandinavia to find out what made the Vikings the most feared group of people in the European Middle Ages. Experts at warfare and navigating the high seas, the Vikings were on a mission and would not let anyone stand in their way! Brutal conquerors they were, but the Vikings were no mere savages. The Vikings had a unique culture and society that spread much influence through transcontinental trade and exploration into unknown worlds. Navigate the Vikings´ journey from their first encounters with the inhabitants of the British Isles to their discoveries of Greenland and North America. Along the way, meet some of the most famous Vikings to ever walk the face of the Earth. You will meet the infamous legend Ragnar Lothbrok whose very existence is shrouded in mystery. Step into the shoes of the first European explorer to step foot onto the lands of North America, Leif Erikson. Countless other warriors, kings, and explorers left their mark that paved the path the world has taken to this very day.Get your copy now! Relive their journeys through the eyes of a Viking and discover the makings of this fascinating civilization! 1. Language: English. Narrator: KC Wayman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/155071/bk_acx0_155071_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Vikings were a seafaring people from the late eighth to early 11th century who established a name for themselves as traders, explorers and warriors. They discovered the Americas long before Columbus and could be found as far east as the distant reaches of Russia. While these people are often described as savages raiding the more civilized nations for treasure and women, the motives and culture of the Viking people are much more diverse. These raiders also facilitated many changes throughout the lands from economics to warfare. Many historians commonly associate the term ´´Viking´´ to the Scandinavian term vikingr, a word for ´´pirate´´. However, the term is meant to reference overseas expeditions, and was used as a verb by the Scandinavian people for when the men traditionally took time out of their summers to go ´´a Viking´´. While many would believe these expeditions entailed the raiding of monasteries and cities along the coast, many expeditions were actually with the goal of trade and enlisting as foreign mercenaries. Many modern perceptions of Vikings had their origins in Catholic propaganda. Upon the sacking of multiple Christian facilities and the loss of countless relics and treasures, the Catholic ministry sought to dehumanize them. Until Queen Victoria´s rule of Britain, the Vikings were still portrayed as a violent and barbaric people. During the 19th and 20th centuries, perceptions changed to the point where Vikings were glamorized as noble savages with horned helmets, a proud culture with feared prowess in battle. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steven Barnett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/069139/bk_acx0_069139_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
If you want to discover the captivating history of the Vikings, Erik the Red, and Leif Erikson, then pay attention.Three captivating manuscripts in one audiobook:History of the Vikings: A Captivating Guide to the Viking Age and Feared Norse Seafarers Such as Ragnar Lothbrok, Ivar the Boneless, Egil Skallagrimsson, and MoreErik the Red: A Captivating Guide to the Viking Who Founded the First Norse Settlement in GreenlandLeif Erikson: A Captivating Guide to the Viking Explorer Who Beat Columbus to America and Established a Norse Settlement at VinlandIn this captivating history audiobook, you´ll not only learn about heroic warriors in battle but you´ll also discover the remarkable achievements made by the Vikings.In the first part of this audiobook, you will discover topics, such as:The rise of the mighty Vikings and the Viking AgeSignificant Viking raids and battlesRagnar Lothbrok - man or mythThe Viking Age of explorationThe significance of the settlement of Iceland, Greenland, and VinlandViking society and everyday lifeAnd much, much moreIn part two of this audiobook, you will discover:Erik the Red’s early life in NorwayErik the Pagan and Christianity in GreenlandThe decline of the Greenland colonyModern GreenlandAnd much, much moreSome of the topics covered in part three of this audiobook include:The making of the man, Leif Erikson’s formative yearsThe settlement of GreenlandLife in GreenlandLeif’s first voyageMysterious lands to the west of GreenlandThe end of the Vinland settlementLeif Erikson’s place in historyAnd much, much moreSo if you want to learn more about the Vikings, get this audiobook now! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Desmond Manny, Timothy Burke. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/137681/bk_acx0_137681_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Last Viking unravels the life of the man who stands head and shoulders above all those who raced to map the last corners of the world. In 1900, the four great geographical mysteries - the Northwest Passage, the Northeast Passage, the South Pole, and the North Pole - remained blank spots on the globe. Within twenty years Roald Amundsen would claim all four prizes. Renowned for his determination and technical skills, both feared and beloved by his men, Amundsen is a legend of the heroic age of exploration, which shortly thereafter would be tamed by technology, commerce, and publicity. Fted in his lifetime as an international celebrity, pursued by women and creditors, he died in the Arctic on a rescue mission for an inept rival explorer.Stephen R. Bown has unearthed archival material to give Amundsen’s life the grim immediacy of Apsley Cherry-Garrard’s The Worst Journey in the World, the exciting detail of The Endurance, and the suspense of a Jon Krakauer tale. The Last Viking is both a thrilling literary biography and a cracking good story. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephen Hoye. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/017226/bk_adbl_017226_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Ferocious raids, heroic battles, larger-than-life leaders, and courageous explorers that changed the course of human history. From battle-ax-wielding tribes plundering the greatest cities of Europe to powerful kings and queens ruling their dominions with iron fists, the Vikings were some of the most feared and fearless figures in European history. Find the bravest heroes, the most menacing villains, and unbelievably awesome facts and myths inside this action-packed overview that will amaze kids with tales of a people so incredible...it´s hard to believe they were real. History buff and popular blogger Ben Thompson´s lively storytelling style brings the Vikings back to life in this second book in the exhilarating Guts & Glory series! PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Will Collyer, Matt Wolf. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/002140/bk_hach_002140_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In a desolate future built on virtual reality, Ginn is a romantic who yearns for something real. She designs environments for people who play at being Vikings. But when her project goes awry, she´s stranded in the actual 10th century, on a storybook farm in Viking Iceland. Heirik is the young leader of his family, honored by the men and women who live on his land. But he is feared and isolated because of a terrible curse. Ginn and Heirik are two people who never thought they would find a home in someone else´s heart. When forces rise against them to keep them apart, Ginn is called on to decide - will she trade the brutal but beautiful reality of the past for a painless future? Or will she have the courage to traverse time and become more of a Viking than she ever imagined? Contains mature themes. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Amy Landon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/008380/bk_tant_008380_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For generations, Arienh’s people have feared the Viking raids. She knows all too well the terrible toll the Northmen have taken on the Celts, having lost most of her own family to their swords. So one stormy night when she encounters and wounds a Viking warrior, she has every right to want him dead. And yet she hesitates…. Ronan knows Arienh doesn’t recognize him. He was just a boy when his kinsmen raided her village and Ronan risked his own life to protect her. Now he has returned to claim the beautiful girl who captured his heart years before. But wooing a Celtic woman is no easy task. And no one has a heart more guarded than Arienh, who has sacrificed her own happiness for the good of her village. She and Ronan are unlikely lovers, forged in dangerously opposite worlds - yet bound together by strength, sacrifice, and an undeniable passion. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sarah Coomes. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/004251/bk_brll_004251_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The fourth in the best-selling Alfred series from number-one historical novelist, Bernard Cornwell. The year is 885, and England is at peace, divided between the Danish kingdom to the north and Alfred´s kingdom of Wessex in the south. But trouble stirs, a dead man has risen and new Vikings have arrived to occupy London. It is a dangerous time, and it falls to Uhtred, half Saxon, half Dane, a man feared and respected the length and breadth of Britain, to expel the Viking raiders and take control of London for Alfred. His uncertain loyalties must now decide England´s future. A gripping tale of love, rivalry and violence, Sword Song tells the story of England´s making. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jonathan Keeble. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/001637/bk_hcuk_001637_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.