Francisco Pizarro and the Conquest of Peru


Read by Patrick Eaton

(4.7 stars; 40 reviews)

Francisco Pizarro (1471 - 1541) was born into poverty, the illegitimate son of a Spanish soldier. After a brief career as a swineherd, he volunteered to join an expedition to the colony of Darien in Panama. He rose through the ranks to become right hand man of the governor. After hearing rumours of a rich country of gold to the south, he received permission from the king of Spain to lead an expedition to explore and attempt to conquer the Peruvian empire. This biography describes how, with an army of only 168 men, he was able to subjugate an entire nation. - Summary by Patrick Eaton (5 hr 13 min)

Chapters

In the Land of Poisoned Arrows 16:16 Read by Patrick Eaton
With Balboa in Darien 15:12 Read by Patrick Eaton
Sailing the Unknown Sea 21:43 Read by Patrick Eaton
The Desperate Adventurer 18:23 Read by Patrick Eaton
Success in Sight at Last 14:20 Read by Patrick Eaton
An Appeal to the Crown 15:18 Read by Patrick Eaton
On the Peruvian Frontier 13:56 Read by Patrick Eaton
A Glance at the Peruvians 17:33 Read by Patrick Eaton
A March to the Mountains 14:59 Read by Patrick Eaton
In the Inca's Stronghold 14:25 Read by Patrick Eaton
How Atahuallpa was Captured 18:49 Read by Patrick Eaton
The Prisoner and his Ransom 17:35 Read by Patrick Eaton
The Inca and his Murderers 17:27 Read by Patrick Eaton
In the Heart of Peru 13:57 Read by Patrick Eaton
In the City of the Sun 15:41 Read by Patrick Eaton
Quarrels of the Conquerors 10:37 Read by Patrick Eaton
The Inca Raises his Standard 16:55 Read by Patrick Eaton
The Downfall of Almagro 19:55 Read by Patrick Eaton
How Pizarro was Assassinated 20:18 Read by Patrick Eaton

Reviews


(5 stars)

This is a very well written and detailed account of the life and actions of Francisco Pizarro. Even better though is the reader. Bravo! Finally a reader who understands grammar and language usage. I honestly get tired of listening to good books getting read by inept readers. I even started keeping a list of mispronounced words! But not so with this reader, he does an excellent job of not just correctly pronouncing but bringing the words to life for you as you listen.

A historical account


(4 stars)

just the facts with some color added in the appropriate moments. one slight aggravation is the reader's pronunciation of 'Casmarca' should be 'Cajamarca'.


(5 stars)

This is a good book, but very violent. The narrator did an excellent job

A Clearly Narrated Account of the Conquest of Peru


(5 stars)

clear reading


(5 stars)

clear audio. story a bit biased


(4 stars)

wonderful book and very well read.