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Before reading this book, I had never heard of Cabeza de Vaca. His adventures seem to have been surpassed by those of Cortez, Desoto, etc. The book was interesting, but a little hard to follow as an Audible version. The names of people, Indian tribes & dates made it hard to keep straight; I'm sure it would have been much easier if I had a visual version to follow.
The narrator did a pretty good job, but was a little boring at times. Also, in listening instead of seeing, the way some of the book was written was bothersome. The narrator would be talking in third person, then suddenly switch to first person. I'm sure in the written book, there would have been quotations around these parts.
II enjoyed learning more about another Spanish explorer who helped shape the history of our nation. So many of the things that I learned about the early Spanish Conquistadores made them out to be brutal in their travels that this look at a more humanitarian one was refreshing.
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I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.
This was a very succinct view of Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca and the two journeys of this life; his travels between two continents and his role as a humanitarian.
This was very interesting and I really enjoyed learning new things about North and South America and about conquest in general, most of which is seen through Cabeza de Vaca’s experiences, which were incredible.