I've been interested in Mongolia, had heard the myths about Genghis Khan, and was glad to read an extended story about him. It paints him in a different light than the common attitude, and helps to explain why modern Mongolians consider him to be a national hero.
Many scenes still stick in my mind: obtaining, then losing the eagle; the early privileges, being shunned, building community and power, invading China.
Where's his humor? Where's his passion - for people and for dogs and even for sports and sport bar food? Please bring him back!
I became a fan of Baldacci with Camel Club and found the books in that series to be engaging and challenging. However, the later books are losing interest for me and this may be the last one I listen to.
What I loved best about the book was gaining a better understanding of Ms. Burnett's generous spirit, sense of humor and professionalism.
I don't usually read books like this; in fact this is the first.
I watched her TV show often and loved hearing about the backstage work that made it happen.
I had heard of this book for many years and thought it would be an exciting read. I was very disappointed and stopped listening. I found the performance dull but I don't think a more inspired reader would improve the text.
Though I really like the movie and have seen it several times, I found this book to be disorganized and boring.
If you're not interested in the bloodlines of race horses in America during the 20th century, this book has little to offer. Perhaps it becomes more engaging but I gave up after several chapters.
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