The Story of Civilization Volume 1: The Ancient World (Dramatized Audiobook)

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Children should not just read about history; they should live it. In The Story of Civilization (35 lessons), the ancient stories that have shaped humanity come alive like never before. Author Phillip Campbell uses his historical expertise and storytelling ability together in tandem to present the content in a fresh and thrilling way.  

The Story of Civilization reflects a new emphasis in presenting the history of the world as a thrilling and compelling narrative. Within each chapter, children will encounter short stories that place them directly in the shoes of historical figures, both famous and ordinary, as they live through legendary battles and invasions, philosophical debates, the construction of architectural wonders, the discovery of new inventions and sciences, and the exploration of the world. 

Volume I: The Ancient World, begins the journey, covering the time periods from the dawn of history and the early nomads to the conversion of Emperor Constantine. Children will learn what life was like in the ancient civilizations of Egypt, Mesopotamia, Persia, Greece, Rome, and more, as well as learn the Old Testament stories of the Israelites and the coming of Christ. 

Dramatized Audio Book

Talented voice actor and audiobook producer Kevin Gallagher returns to bring children the history of the world in this riveting reading of The Story of Civilization Volume 1: The Ancient World. This follows his immensely popular reading of TAN’s The Story of the Bible. Your children will be transported back in time through the sound effects, music, and voice acting that complement the reading of the text.

Whether looking for entertainment on a long road trip, enhancing the experience with the text, or catering to the needs of a child with a reading disability, this audio dramatization will open up a new world of adventure for kids of all ages.


Phillip Campbell
TAN Books
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6 Reviews

  • 5
    The Story of Civilization, Volume 1

    Posted by Ruth Charlesworth, MRE, D.Min on Aug 5th 2023

    In a world of visualization it can be a refreshing experience for students to just listen and use th…

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  • 5

    Posted by Lorelei on May 24th 2023

    Using when too sick to read to the children. They;ll even listen to it while laying in bed!!

  • 5
    Much needed and brilliantly produced

    Posted by Tony S. on May 24th 2023

    We;ve been waiting for this resource forever. Imagine -- history taught from a Catholic perspective …

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  • 5
    A Living Book for world history!!

    Posted by Casey H. on May 24th 2023

    I was going to get the CDs then remembered... children + CDs = scratched and broken. lol The digital…

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  • 5
    The Story of Civilization: The Ancient World audiobook

    Posted by T W. on Apr 27th 2022

    I ordered The Story of Civilization: The Ancient World (dramatized audiobook) because my children en…

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  • 5
    Having listened more than once...

    Posted by Elizabeth S. on Mar 18th 2022

    Our family loves this audiobook set! It is the one form of entertainment that all my kids (ages 5, 7…

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