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I absolutely loved this book and overall, I thought the book just got better and better as the book went on. Very interesting!
I really, really wanted to like this book. I tried to listen to it several times and finally, after making it through the first half, simply gave up. The author obviously has a lot of respect for what Genghis Khan achieved but that -- at least in the first half -- spills over into unchecked admiration. Perhaps that is necessary to balance the accounts after centuries of bad mouthing the Mongols' conquests and campaign, but I think it goes overboard.
Thrilling, fascinating, enlightening
The founding of the city Beijing
The reference to sources providing legitimacy of the text
I am reminded that early human history is my most favorite topic and it is becoming a passion.
Mongols kick ass!!!
Genghis Khan, OF COURSE. Here is a guy who begins with *nothing*, absolutely nothing, and goes on to conquer more territory than any other human being in history. Along the way he bans slavery, implements freedom of religion, abolishes aristocracy and implements meritocracy, rescues his wife from abduction, adopts her son, and tries to give him the whole empire. He does kill his brother, though. And a lot of other guys. Hey, if you're going to make an omelette...
The scene where Temujin (Genghis) rescues his wife and kills her abductors.
The Mongol Empire was a whole different world with a whole different history. Start here to get lost in it.
I loved how the author drew parallels from the actions of the Mongols to the effect on the modern world
Probably not .. its very interesting but once is enough
Well written, interesting
Well worth a listen, fascinating times presented in an accessible yet educational way
Fresh information, new perspective.
I have not
I enjoy learning and it was so engaging that I would listen to it during the whole day.
I want more books by Jack Weatherford.
I have 4 Audible accounts and my wife thinks I may have a problem.
The great Khan was ruthless and cunning and a real badass!
I know my reviews are simple but this is another must listen.
Temujin, who is, of course, the main character. His childhood and early life were especially fascinating.
I bought this book to listen to for the educational value, but it ended up being very entertaining and fun to listen to.