Rivals! Frenemies Who Changed the World

Rivals! Frenemies Who Changed the World

"Each volume of four 30-minute histories will dig into the petty name-calling and grumbling grudges that led to many of the world's greatest advancements, all delivered with a cheeky sense of humor."

Did you know that most of our dinosaur fossils were discovered because two grown men absolutely hated each other? It’s true!

Rivals! Frenemies Who Changed the World is a riotous audio exclusive, like if Monty Python taught your history class. Each volume of four 30-minute histories will dig into the petty name-calling and grumbling grudges that led to many of the world’s greatest advancements, all delivered with a cheeky sense of humor.

Choose sides: Cope or Marsh, the jerks who discovered so many dinosaurs; Hamilton or Burr, whose rivalry fueled American politics; Queen Elizabeth or Mary Queen of Scots, who fought to rule England; Adidas or Puma, whose rivalry changed the world of sports and fashion.

Kidnappings, rock fights, duels, and explosions, Rivals! shows world leaders at their absolute best and their worst, often at the same time.

Title:Rivals! Frenemies Who Changed the World
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    Rivals! Frenemies Who Changed the World Reviews

  • Eliza

    Funny and informative! I could've done less with all the audio effects, but other than that, I learned some things I didn't know. I mean, who knew Hamilton was kind of a jerk?...

  • Erin

    Audiobook narrated by several actors 2h 55mins 24 My second Audible selection for July was entertaining and informative and reminded me that I need a Monty Python marathon real soon. If you're not a...

  • Lorena

    The kids and I listened to this together. It was a super fun and funny look at a few historical rivals. However, one star is deducted for unnecessary and sometimes shocking profanity. One time everyon...

  • Faith

    The audio was juvenile, embarrassing and unbearable. I think listening to it will actually lower your IQ....

  • Claudia

    What a fun little audiobook! My most important takeaways from this book are: 1. I have been pronouncing Adidas “AH-dee-dahs”, the right way all along, 2. I am still Team Mary, Queen of Scots, and ...

  • Steph's Romance Book Talk

    4 Stars / 0 Steam FansThis was a super fun history lesson that is perfect for the young reader but also relatable and humorous for the adult listener/reader. This specific video review will be include...

  • Jamie (The Kansan Reader)

    3.5I like the history behind this but the sound effects got annoying....

  • Corinna

    Hands-down one of the best Audible Originals I've listened to yet. Four hilarious and mind-boggling stories about two petty paleontologists, Adidas vs. Puma, ridiculous royalty, and of course the long...

  • Tena Edlin

    I learned a lot from this audio book. The stories were pretty short and interesting; they left me wanting to know more. I appreciated the list of resources at the end so I can read more someday about ...

  • Beth

    i love humor. historical info. 2. great listen, listened on Audible, i really appreciate that they took a lighter side to history and made it fun. i love the sound effects!! so fun. great cover ... i ...