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Conqueror

The one and only Conn Iggulden takes on the story of the mighty Kublai Khan. An epic tale of a great and heroic mind; his action-packed rule; and how in conquering one-fifth of the world's inhabited land, he changed the course of history forever.A scholar who conquered an empire larger than those of Alexander or Caesar.A warrior who would rule a fifth of the world with strength and wisdom.A man who betrayed a brother to protect a nation.
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The one and only Conn Iggulden takes on the story of the mighty Kublai Khan. An epic tale of a great and heroic mind; his action-packed rule; and how in conquering one-fifth of the world's inhabited land, he changed the course of history forever. A scholar who conquered an empire larger than those of Alexander or Caesar. A warrior who would rule a fifth of the world with strength and wisdom.A man who betrayed a brother to protect a nation.

From a young scholar to one of history's most powerful warriors, Conqueror tells the story of Kublai Khan - an extraordinary man who should be remembered alongside Julius Caesar, Alexander the Great and Napoleon Bonaparte as one of the greatest conquerors the world has ever known.It should have been a golden age, with an empire to dwarf the lands won by the mighty Genghis Khan. Instead, the vast Mongol nation is slowly losing ground, swallowed whole by their most ancient enemy. A new generation has arisen, yet the long shadow of the Great Khan still hangs over them all ...Kublai dreams of an empire stretching from sea to sea. But to see it built, this scholar must first learn the art of war. He must take his nation's warriors to the ends of the known world. And when he is weary, when he is wounded, he must face his own brothers in bloody civil war.

©2011 Conn Iggulden (P)2011 HarperCollins

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    Merete Denmark 01/05/2012
    Merete Denmark 01/05/2012 Member Since 2009
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    "This is part of a series!"

    WHY does it not say anywhere that this book is number five out of a series? Furthermore I can't GET the other four on Audible as unabridged. My interest in a series rather hinges on whether I can actually get the entire series and I am as a rule never interested in abridged versions. If I had known this was part of a series, I definitely wouldn't have wasted a credit on it. I would at least have started wtih book 1!

    I'm entering a star rating because Audible is forcing me to. I picked three because that's average and therefore in my mind should make the smallest possible impact, when you take into account that I can't really judge a book I haven't listened to. On account of it being part five of a series where I didn't know there even were parts one to four...

    I am posting because I thought maybe others who also prefer to start at the beginning might find it helpful to know that this isn't the beginning, but rather the end.

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    Amanda CHATHAM, United Kingdom 27/03/2014
    Amanda CHATHAM, United Kingdom 27/03/2014 Member Since 2014
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    "Brilliant!"
    Would you listen to Conqueror again? Why?

    Mr Grant reads the story really well and gets you right in the middle of it!! The story is a great ending to the series! Well done Con Iggulden!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Conqueror?

    The battles!


    What about Richard E Grant’s performance did you like?

    All of it! The passion in which he read it, the voices!


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

    If only I could - never enough hours in the day!


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    mollymoon1 Bristol, United Kingdom 15/08/2013
    mollymoon1 Bristol, United Kingdom 15/08/2013 Member Since 2010
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    This is the first time that I have read a Conn Iggulden story and this is another book that I could not stop listening to - it took me very little time to get through - probably also due to the great contribution given by Richard E Grant's soft and melodical voice (so sexy!) - I am guessing, and since going through the Conn Iggulden library, that there possibly should be episodes before (and now in my wish list), but as with all brilliant authors this is a great history story about the infamous Kublai Khan. It made me catch up with real history of Mongolia, which in itself is both harsh and enchanting. This story captures the harshness of Mongolia and the ingenuity of its people, the barbarity, humanity, compassion, intelligence and insight of Kublai Khan himself. This is a MUST read brilliant story and history book. I am looking forward to catching up with more Conn Iggulden

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    john NEWBURY, United Kingdom 13/04/2013
    john NEWBURY, United Kingdom 13/04/2013 Member Since 2013
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    Fantastic book really well written and read, cant think of any better way to listen to this book.

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    Samuel Lincoln, United Kingdom 23/12/2012
    Samuel Lincoln, United Kingdom 23/12/2012 Member Since 2006
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    "More Heroes from the East..."

    A fantastic realising of the Mongols unification under Kublai Khan.



    Grim, gritty, vicious and brutal in equal measures, blood thirsty throughout, this is a rip roaring tale that takes the Empire on to the brink of its destiny.



    I'm looking forward to the next part already!

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    Axel London, United Kingdom 03/02/2012
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    it took me about 15 minutes to get used to the narrator's voice, but then I really got into this audiobook. Actually, the narration is very good and really becomes more captivating the longer you listen to it. The book itself is extremely well written. A pure joy to listen to it! I will certainly look out for more books by the same author and also the same narrator

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    "Good story, as you would expect"

    Another good story by Iggulden. Don't expect to be 'enlightened' but it is very entertaining. RE Grant was too present as RE Grant, in my opinion.

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  • Calum
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    "Another Great Story, An Epic Really"

    Yet again Conn Iggulden conjures up another fabulous historical fiction story centred around the Gengis Khan dynasty. For me this was one of those audiobooks where you don't mind getting stuck in a traffic jam, it just gives you more time to enjoy the story. I felt the narration by Richard was a little weak and didn't do the story the justice it deserved. That said would I recommend, yes.

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