The Gold Eaters

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Product Number: Z11455
Released: Nov 03, 2015
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ISBN: #9781490698182
Narrator/s: Luis Moreno
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A sweeping, epic historical novel of exploration and invasion, of slaves and conquerors, and above all, an enduring love that must overcome the forging of an empire. Plucked from his small fishing village and captured by the conquistadors looking to plunder the gold of Peru, young Waman is the everyman thrown into extraordinary circumstances, caught up in history's throes. He finds himself at every major moment in the empire-building of the Spanish explorers, including Francisco Pizarro, and in the culture clash and violent overthrow of the Incan leaders. He becomes an indispensable translator between the two worlds, who must learn political gamesmanship in order to survive and so that he can one day find the love of his life and be reunited with his family. Based closely on real historical events, The Gold Eaters draws on Ronald Wright's expert knowledge of sixteenth-century South America, as well as his imaginative ability to bring to life an unforgettable epoch and a world forged anew from violence and upheaval.

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The Gold Eaters
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Product Number:C03942
Product Number:Z11455

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Author(s): Ronald Wright
Narrator(s): Luis Moreno
Product Number C03942
Released: Jan 12, 2016
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ISBN: #9781490698175
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Author(s): Ronald Wright
Narrator(s): Luis Moreno
Product Number MP1905
Released: Mar 08, 2016
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ISBN: #9781501912290
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Author(s): Ronald Wright
Product Number EB00611457
Released: Sep 22, 2015
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton
ISBN: #9780143196167
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Author(s): Ronald Wright
Product Number EB00597966
Released: Nov 03, 2015
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Riverhead Books
ISBN: #9781101982877

Professional reviews

"This chronicle of the decline and fall of the Incan empire is seen through the eyes of one boy turned man. Waman is the character at the center of the story, and narrator Luis Moreno shows his evolution from a na•ve boy who runs away to see the world to a world-weary man who has been tossed about on the seas of history. Waman is reluctantly trained to translate for the Spanish invaders of Peru, led by Francisco Pizarro, and, in doing so, encounters a string of Incan rulers. Moreno flawlessly pronounces phrases in English and Spanish as well as the names of geographic sites and historical figures. This story is a tragedy, with the Spaniards' transmission of smallpox wiping out a great civilization. As Waman, Moreno is a knowledgeable guide to those long-ago troubled times. D.E.M. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine"

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