He overcame so many obstacles in life to build an incredible empire and he was loyal to those he loved.
Genghis - because he was so tenacious and followed thru even on difficult decisions
I have not, but I would
No need to rename it
Showed me how gifted this man was. So much more than just a barbarian.
I really enjoyed the story. Book is very informative, and I learned quiet a bit about the early life of Genghis Khan. Narrator did a worthy job to the story though it took a bit to get use to his unusually heavy voice.
Story is about Khan's culture, tribe, and his relationship with his family. I was amazed at the mindset of mongols and the tactical decisions they took during battles. Book provides a good insight into mongol culture describing how decades of infighting prepared them to become such a fearsome military force.
Story is very well nit and entertaining. I plan to read the next book in series, and I recommend this book.
My husband and I loved the movie Mongol. It got us interested in learning more about Genghis Kahn's life. We both liked this book very much. The portrayal of life in Mongolia was very well done. The narrator does a good job.
Yes, it's an awesome story with tons of action
He brings the book to life
I'm not sure
I would recommend this story if you like historical adventure novels. If you like ancient Rome, Vikings, etc., this could be for you. This is no love story. There are elements of love, to be sure, but this is no Jane Austen.
Conn does a good job capturing the scope of the steppes, presenting the different tribes and creating a little depth to the main characters. He develops the characters you need to know to enjoy the story. The secondary characters might lack a little but you never lose track of what is going on. And keeping track of those Mongol names can be a chore. Conn stays somewhat faithful to historical fact, but he does not remain slavishly attached to the historical record, which is sketchy at best. And that is probably for the best. It's a story, after all. Just relax and enjoy it.
I like as Genghis begins bringing the main tribes together and getting some payback. Payback is always fun.
No laughing or crying. Genghis would not approve of that.
The reader's voice really draws you in. You cannot help but listen. The next two books in the series do not feature Mr. Rudnicki. I hope the series does not lack for that. You tend to get used to a voice like his and to hear a continuation of a tale such as this in a different voice may be hard to accept. We will see.
I have read hundreds if not thousands of books in my 50 years. These books on Genghis are my favorite by far. The story itself is rich and eventful. The icing on the cake is that it's historical fiction and therefore based on a true story. The life of Genghis Khan is one of the most fascinating stories in history. The narration was superb and the story never left you waiting too long for the next step.
I found the beginning of the book a bit tedious to get through. I understand the author wanted to give us an understanding of the way of life of the mongols and of his early life. the book really became interesting to me as he rebuilt his clan. His ideas of having one united tribe as opposed to many scattered ones competing for resources and power was ahead of his time. I also found his interaction with the Chinese fascinating. The way the Chinese manipulated the Tartars and the Mongol tribes to keep them fighting amongst themselves and away from their territories was fascinating. I look forward to the next book.