AUDIOBOOK: Conquistador Voices: The Spanish Conquest of the Americas as Recounted Largely by the Participants, Volume I by Kevin H. Siepel
   

Read by the author, with the recording produced by Spruce Tree Press.

Reviewed by Ryan Paul Winn                                                                                   

Drawing on his own translations, Kevin H. Siepel chronicles the escapades of star Spanish Colonizers. He narrates these figures’ journals and correspondence alongside accounts by contemporaries. Positioning readers to enshrine or disdain his characters in the context of their day, Siepel’s read of his text lends gravitas to his exploration of the colonizing mindset.   

 

Ryan Paul Winn is a columnist and media critic who’s rarely without an audiobook or his earbuds. When not writing or teaching in the Liberal Studies department at College of Menominee Nation in Keshena, Wisconsin, he can be found researching overlooked history in local and national archives.

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