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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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    "Best series ever"

    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.

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    Melena68 04-02-15
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    "Slow at first but picks up at the end"

    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.

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    BookLover💚 FLORIDA 03-12-15
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    "Can't wait to listen to the next in series!"

    Amazing story! Started off a tad slow for me but I loved it. Love learning about all these imp persons in history!

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    Bilco Park City, Utah 02-27-15
    Bilco Park City, Utah 02-27-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Amazing narrative off these people and times"

    Told beautifully with gripping detail of the everyday and everyman's point of view in this historical period. Conn Iggulden is a master of the historical novel.

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    k levy 02-20-15
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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

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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
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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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    "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
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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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