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Download The First Americans: Prehistory - 1600, A History of US, Book 1 Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (256 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Joy Hakim Narrator: Christina Moore Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2005 ISBN:
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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. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy Carr | 2/16/2014

    " This series of books about US History are OUTSTANDING! I used the series when I taught US History in 5th grade and I still refer to them constantly. They are written on a 5th grade reading level but their interest level is huge...old to young. US History is told through stories, accounts, pictures, anecdotes, etc. and it is fun! This is a must have reference library for any household! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elaine | 1/4/2014

    " Read this to my kids. We've enjoyed reading and discussing the issues, circumstances and characters from US history. Looking forward to the others. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Skye | 1/1/2014

    " Really great history text-type book. Joy Hakim does a great job talking about history in an interesting way rather than the dry, boring textbooks I grew up with. Highly recommend it, especially for kids (and the kids in us adults too)! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Super XXXXX Man | 12/21/2013

    " i learend a lot from this book. it tells both sides of the story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amee | 12/19/2013

    " Good beginning of US history. A bit simplistic at times, especially for a teen audience. It also has a distinct slant towards old earth theory. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mudram28 | 12/14/2013

    " I've read the whole series and thought they were great. I wish they'd have taught American history like that when I was in school. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brian Woodard | 12/9/2013

    " A good clear telling of how we got to 1600, written for children, so having my son along when I listened made this a great traveling book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ron | 6/13/2013

    " Read this with my son as supplement to his history curriculum. Decent examination of what is known of the period with leading questions scattered through the text, so beware of some bias. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patty R. | 11/22/2012

    " So Far I like this book, I think this is a good book series for people with school age children. Finished awhile ago. It is a very good history book series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelly | 9/30/2012

    " One of the best U.S. History textbooks out there. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeannie | 8/7/2012

    " Probably a 3.5. I enjoyed the author's "voice" in this text. The chapters are short and entertaining so they can keep a student's attention. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynx | 7/12/2012

    " I only read this because it was a school assignment, but as far as a History book goes it is very good! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ariel | 1/22/2012

    " I really enjoyed Joy Hakim's history of the US. It wasd clear and enjoyable and I loved every page. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Theresa | 1/6/2012

    " a good resource for children to learn about american history of exploration and contact with peoples and countries in the new world. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meghan | 12/22/2011

    " I read this for my history in school. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mas5thgrade2012 | 11/20/2011

    " i thouht this book was very interesting book one of the things that i learned in it that i thought i wasn't gonna learn was that the world is moving at a pace that your nails are growing "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chipmunk (Nanette) | 10/5/2011

    " Good book, the author tells it from our point of view! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tammy | 9/16/2011

    " She definitely makes history interesting. :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 India | 4/20/2011

    " I really enjoyed this history book. The author writes with a casual tone making it easy to read and somewhat captivating. I've never been much of a "history person", but I find myself completely interested in whatever I'm reading about. I really liked it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ruthie the Ultimate Geek | 1/14/2011

    " I read this for my history class. Not bad, really. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patty | 9/27/2010

    " So Far I like this book, I think this is a good book series for people with school age children. Finished awhile ago. It is a very good history book series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melanie | 6/6/2010

    " visual sensory entertaining educational factual great bedtime stories for my boys
    however, when i go to bed i continue reading very well done "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeannie | 2/1/2010

    " Probably a 3.5. I enjoyed the author's "voice" in this text. The chapters are short and entertaining so they can keep a student's attention. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Akjster | 1/12/2010

    " one of the few good school books
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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynx | 12/5/2008

    " I only read this because it was a school assignment, but as far as a History book goes it is very good! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chipmunk (Nanette) | 11/11/2008

    " Good book, the author tells it from our point of view! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meghan | 3/7/2008

    " I read this for my history in school. "

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About the Author
Author Joy Hakim

Joy Hakim, a former teacher, editor, and writer won the prestigious James Michener Prize for her series, A History of US, which has sold over four million copies nationwide. A graduate of Smith College and Goucher College she spent years teaching students from elementary school up to the college level.

About the Narrator

Christina Moore is an actress and award-winning audiobook narrator who has garnered fourteen AudioFile Earphones Awards. As an actress, she is best known for her roles in the television series That ’70s Show, Hawthorne, and 90210. She is a founding member of Bitches Funny, an all-female sketch group that has performed in New York City and Los Angeles for the past five years.