• The First Americans: Prehistory – 1600, A History of US, Book 1

  • By: Joy Hakim
  • Narrated by: Christina Moore
  • Length: 5 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 01-25-05
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Recorded Books
  • 4 out of 5 stars 3.8 (196 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Thousands of years, way before Christopher Columbus set sail, wandering tribes of hunters made their way from Asia across the Bering land bridge to North America. They didn't know it, but they had discovered a New World. The First Americans is a fascinating re-creation of pre-Columbian Native American life, and it's an adventure of a lifetime! Hunt seals with the Inuit; harvest corn on a cliff-top mesa; hunt the mighty buffalo; and set sail with Leif Erickson, Columbus, and all the early great explorers, Cabot, Balboa, Ponce de Leon, Cortes, Henry the Navigator, and more, in this brilliantly told story of America before it was America.
A History of US is a 10-volume, award-winning series about the birth and development of the United States. Master storyteller and lifelong student of American history Joy Hakim takes readers from 9 to 99 on a breathtaking journey, from the Ice Age to the 21st century.
©1993 Joy Hakim (P)2002 Recorded Books, LLC
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5 out of 5 stars
By Raymond on 11-04-06

Hakim a Joy to Read/Listen

Another reviewer said that Hakim's history series (10 books) are for kids. True, but her books are also for adults who are not Ph.D. historians - that means just about everyone.

A great read - a great listen. Hakim has a way of making the various periods of history come alive like the best soap operas on TV. Tantalizing looks are the warts and all of the historical figures that shaped our past. Highly recommend Hakim for "kids" of all ages.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Rick on 03-13-05

Peoples History

I have read and listened to alot of history books. I have rarely found one more enjoyable. I loved the way the writer explains everything. After listening to just the first 15 minutes I found myself wanting to get my kids to listen with me. This is history for all ages.

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