The characters, the story, this was put together so well. I finished the book last week, but can't help but think back on this book. Although there were some inaccuracies in the story, the author corrects those errors in the end and acknowledges those. I loved this and will listen to this again.
Very close to the top.
When the son reclaims his wolves.
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i will be listening to more of these books.
Conn Iggulden is a fine writer who also gives an excellent on-air interview. Rudnicki could read the phone book and I would listen in rapt attention. Sadly, Rudnicki tends to read books I can't abide -- try as I might. I have purchased books in the past on the strength of him as the narrator.
At the very beginning when Yesugei faced the Tartars. Barbarous, brutal, and almost sterile in the logic that guides his judgment.
Absolutely, if it isn't Science Fiction.
Who selects the narrators? This is
I did not learn to read until I was in my twenties. Have not stopped since. The two most important things to learn are reading & chess.
I was looking forward to listening to Lggulden's book about Genghis (Chinggis) Khan and was very disappointed. I have read Jack Weatherford's book, "Genghis Khan and the making of the Modern World". I am now in the process of reading "The Secret History of the Mongols", translated by Urgunge Onon. I would advise anyone who has read Lggulden's version of Genghis's beginning listen to Weatherford's book. It is closer to the truth.
Here are just a few of the "facts" that were incorrect in Lggulden's version. Yesugei's first wife, Sochigel, and her two children, the oldest being Begter, a half brother of Temujin, were also left by the Borijin clan along with Hoeloun and her children. Seven children in all. There is nothing said in the "Secret History" or in Weatherford's about Begter stealing food from the family as in Lgguidon's book. Temujin and his brother, Khasar' ambushed Begter. They were afraid when Begter became of age he would be head of the family. Khasar shot Begter in the chest and Temujin shot him in the back.
Yesugei was not all that fond of Temujin. Yesugei once left him behind when the clan moved on. A family from another clan found him and returned him to Yesugei. According to the "Secret History" and Weatherford's book, Yesugei then took Temujin to Hoeloun's clan to find a wife at an earlier than nomal age, eight or nine. Coming home from that trip Yesugei came across the Tartar clan and was invited to join them for a feast. One of the Tartar clan recognize him as someone that had killed one of their clan eight years earlier and Yesugei was poisoned.
Lggulden's book was a interesting story but simply not true. Unfortunately it will be mistaken for history since that is the way it is presented. If there were "minus stars" available I would give the book 5 minuses.
The presentation was excellent and I give Rudnicki's five stars. I will be looking for more book's narrated by him.
Reading about this famous/infamous man in history was so interesting. Conn is such a great author. His Julius Ceasar series is also very good. I would recommend this and his Julius Ceasar series to anyone who loves history.
I tried to educate myself, but the narration way too monotone and the story told so tediously - maybe it's a guys book?
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Purchased this title on a whim and I am very glad that I did. The story kept my attention thoughout, and made a two day road trip pass by a whole lot easier. The story is fascinating and well read.
I had no idea that I was going to like this book as much as I did. I am not a history buff but the story had my attention from beginning to end. I was glad to see that there was more and I just added the other two books to my library.
The narrator has an excellent voice and fits the genre, but honestly the story in itself is simply not compelling. It provides neither adventure nor historical interest. Several hours of story telling led only to there being some kids who climb up a mountain during a storm to steal eagle chicks from their nest. This was as good as it got, and it wasn't particularly great. The rest was rambling character development of rather mediocre individuals.
If you are seeking an exciting adventure story (even for children) or something of historical note, this simply won't keep your attention.