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Genghis Audiobook

Genghis: Birth of an Empire

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Publisher's Summary

He was born Temujin, son of a khan, raised in a clan of hunters migrating across the steppe. Temujin's young life was shaped by a series of brutal acts: the betrayal of his father by a neighboring tribe, his family left to die on the harsh plain. But Temujin endured, and from then on, he was driven by a fury to survive in the face of death, to kill before being killed, and to conquer enemies from beyond the horizon. Along with his ferocious courage, it was the young warrior's ability to learn, to imagine, and to judge the hearts of others that propelled him to greater power, bending empires to his will.

©2007 Conn Iggulden; (P)2008 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Brilliantly imagined and addictive....Iggulden weaves a spellbinding story of an exotic and 'unforgiving land' and the enigmatic young man - charismatic, a brilliant tactician and capable 'of utter ruthlessness' - who sets out to tame it. This is historical fiction of the first order." (Publishers Weekly)

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    k levy 02-20-15
    k levy 02-20-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Excellent historical fiction"

    Couldn't stop listening to it. addictive and informative. a must read for historical fiction buffs

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    Vikram Singh 02-12-15 Member Since 2014

    Physician. Likes complicated English and intricate plots

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    "Good rendition."

    Racy and involving. Enjoyable. Some factual discrepancies. Some intentional whitewashing of the characters? Looking forward to the next book. Thx

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    Michael Kim California, USA 01-21-15
    Michael Kim California, USA 01-21-15
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    "Vivid and Compelling"
    Would you listen to Genghis again? Why?

    Yes, because the book was so well written and the story of the birth, childhood, and maturation of Genghis is phenomenal.


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    Nicholas Smith 01-01-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Great story and narration."

    Great story. Can't wait to listen to the next part and also Conn's Ceaser series!







    Five woes remaining for what?

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    Bryan 12-25-14
    Bryan 12-25-14
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    "Incredible story"

    The narator is incredibly and the story if at all true and since it is based on the secret histories at least some of must be really brings these incredible people to life.

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    Tony From McPherson, Ks McPherson, Ks United States 12-09-14
    Tony From McPherson, Ks McPherson, Ks United States 12-09-14 Member Since 2014

    Love reading tech & business especially when it comes in a single book.

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    "Simply the Best Book I have Ever Listened to!"
    Would you listen to Genghis again? Why?

    This book does an exceptional job at weaving the facts of Genghis Khan with a gripping detailed story.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Genghis?

    The forging of Temüjin's character and strength through numerous misfortunes.


    Have you listened to any of Stefan Rudnicki’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No I haven't


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, but it is too long. I stayed up very late into the night listening.


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    Andres David Valencia Cali 06-16-14 Member Since 2009

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    "Good FANTASY story"
    What did you like best about Genghis? What did you like least?

    Is a nice exciting story, if you like epic fantasy is a great book, I was looking for something more hystorical


    What could Conn Iggulden have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    I was looking for something more accurate, Genghis was famous for his ruthlesness and the hordes are known for its savagery but in the book they act like medieval knights with strange love ideals and European standards


    What does Stefan Rudnicki bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The narrator is great as per Audible standards, great characterization, awesome ambiance


    Do you think Genghis needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Probably, it can make a great fantasy storyline, but I'm getting out here


    Any additional comments?

    Putting Genghis name in the title is what made me buy it, but this most definitely is not an accurate portrayal.

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    Susan 05-21-14
    Susan 05-21-14
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    "Didn't Want it to end..."
    If you could sum up Genghis in three words, what would they be?

    Can't do it in three words, but will say this novel is a great listen, harsh at times, yet with so much hope and grace in the most primitive times. When the family is turned out, and the treachery goes on, you can 't just stop and go to something else!


    What other book might you compare Genghis to and why?

    Clan Of The Cave Bear. Both are novels, yet show wonderful research and work to bring the listener to another time, another place. Both ring true as you listen- hard, yet honest.


    What does Stefan Rudnicki bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Very smooth reading/narration, good voices for all the characters.


    Who was the most memorable character of Genghis and why?

    Well, other than the title character, it's hard to choose which one- maybe the mother- straight forward acceptance of the hardships and living on the edge, yet strong.


    Any additional comments?

    I wasn't too sure about this book, but I'll listen to it again. Very good listen, well worth the credit and time.

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    Kevin Seise New Jersey 04-26-14
    Kevin Seise New Jersey 04-26-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Absolutely fantastic"
    Where does Genghis rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This was the best book I have listened to yet.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I wanted to listen to it in one sitting, but it was 15 hours long.


    Any additional comments?

    This was a fantastic story based on true events. The insight into Mongol life was fantastic, and it really put Ghengis in a new light.

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    Ramamurti Shankar 04-16-14

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    "So so genghis"
    Would you try another book from Conn Iggulden and/or Stefan Rudnicki?

    no


    Would you recommend Genghis to your friends? Why or why not?

    no., too slow and cliche ridden. I got too impatient waiting for action


    Which character – as performed by Stefan Rudnicki – was your favorite?

    x


    Do you think Genghis needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No it does not


    Any additional comments?

    It was let down for me

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