• La cruzada del océano [The Crusade of the Ocean]

  • La gran aventura de la conquista de América [The Great Adventure of the Conquest of America]
  • By: Javier Esparza
  • Narrated by: Miguel Angel Alvarez
  • Length: 29 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 06-14-17
  • Language: Spanish
  • Publisher: Audible Studios
  • 5 out of 5 stars 4.8 (22 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

La gran aventura de la conquista de América.
He aquí la mayor aventura jamás vivida por pueblo alguno. En poco más de medio siglo, los españoles hallaron, exploraron, conquistaron, y en buena parte, poblaron un territorio veinte veces mayor que la península Ibérica, llegaron a un nuevo continente, abrieron dos océanos, y dieron por vez primera la vuelta al mundo. El descubrimiento y la conquista de América cambiaron para siempre la historia universal. Las hazañas de Colón, Núñez de Balboa, Cortés, Pizarro, Elcano, Cabeza de Vaca, y tantos otros son simplemente sobrecogedoras. Con ellos, otros miles de españoles anónimos tuvieron que enfrentarse a situaciones de una dureza extrema. Pero no solo hubo proezas náuticas y bélicas. En América, por primera vez, una potencia vencedora prohibió esclavizar a los vencidos, les reconoció dignidad de seres humanos, dictó órdenes para su protección... La evangelización dio a la conquista un tono absolutamente singular. Fue una cruzada: La cruzada del océano.
Este audiolibro de José Javier Esparza, autor de algunos éxitos como La gran aventura del reino de Asturias - más de 50.000 ejemplares vendidos - cuenta, paso a paso, esa apasionante aventura. Y responde a algunas preguntas decisivas: ¿Hubo genocidio en América? ¿Qué papel jugaron las mujeres en la conquista? ¿Por qué se dio el mestizaje? Con espíritu divulgativo, se describe la mayor hazaña de todos los tiempos, que en buena medida prolonga la gesta de la Reconquista.
Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish.
©2015 Sant Yago, S. L. (P)2017 Audible, Inc.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 06-24-18

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Muy Bueno, lleno de innumerables datos. Debería ser escuchado por muchas personas y así valorar nuestra historia

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5 out of 5 stars
By Daniel Macias, MD on 06-21-18

A Spectacular Triumph

This is a remarkable book which is not only immensely informative but delightfully entertaining and impossible to to stop listening.

The story is detailed and quite thorough despite the monumental scope of the epic told in snapshots of personages, places and events.

The writer does away with the modern liberal apologetic and insincere efforts to denigrate the Conquistadors and tells the story in a balanced and equitable manner. He reports the events as they were chronicled and offers historical and archeological evidence.

He portrays the Spaniard’s behavior, efforts and achievements in the true context of their time and tells the good and the bad. Some were evil, corrupt, sanguinary and cruel, driven by greed and blind ambitions and infected by the treasure seeking virus of the time. He has no hesitation in naming and exposes the many malefactors. However, many ,if not most of the Spaniards were good, rational and brave men and women who build a new and far more civilized world in the discovered savage continent they found, explored and colonized.

As for the Indians in the new world, he is not afraid to report how they truly lived and died. Most of the native Pan-American people lived in a state of perpetual and internecine wars among each other with imposed slavery, cruelty, revenge and abominable barbaric and satanic practices of human sacrifice by the tens of thousands and many enjoyed cannibalism in an epic scale. They were not the innocent, benevolent and gentle people that the apologetic liberal writers try to inculcate snd inject in their writings as they attempt to revise history with theirs lies. The bestial practices of the Incas, Aztecs and so many other nations truly make anyone with an iota of common sense shudder with disgust.

Kudos to Mr Esparza for offering this extraordinary epic story in such a brilliant, exciting and informative work. This book belongs in the library of people who enjoy a good story and appreciate honesty.

The book and audiobook is magnificent !!!

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