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Download The Mongoliad: The Foreworld Saga, Book 2 Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (272 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Neal Stephenson Narrator: Luke Daniels Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2012 ISBN:
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In the aftermath of the Mongolian invasion of 1241, beleaguered Christians struggle with the presence of a violent horde and a world turned upside down. Apocalyptic fever sweeps through Europe, infecting even the most rational individuals, leaving all to wonder if they are seeing the end times - or an hour when new heroes will emerge from the ruins of cataclysmic defeat.

An order of warrior monks, the Shield-Brethren, refuses to yield, plotting to overthrow the invaders despite insurmountable odds. Father Rodrigo Bendrito receives a prophecy from God and believes it's his mission to deliver the message to Rome. Along with the hunter Ferenc, orphan Ocyrhoe, healer Raphael, and alchemist Yasper, Rodrigo sets out to reclaim Europe. But to save Christendom, someone must slay the fierce Khan of Khans.

Brimming with intrigue and colorful characters, The Mongoliad: Book Two is a riveting, expertly rendered tale about the will to survive.

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Chris | 2/10/2014

    " I should have quit while I was behind. If only this motley band of authors cared as much about characters or plot as they do about accurately choreographed melee combat. One of their goals was to encourage fanfic and other fan-created content for their world. At least the readers that pursue these won't have to endure a stark drop in quality. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mrs Johnnie Tate | 2/1/2014

    " Pre-ordered. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pete | 1/25/2014

    " This is a fine advancement of the tale that left enough of the main characters standing, in opposition to each other, at the end to suggest a Book 4. One of the more interesting components of this tale are the detailed descriptions of hand-to-hand combat, where fists and feet and elbows are employed as often as sword points (and hilts and axe handles and knives). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bob Uva | 1/21/2014

    " Really brought the whole series together in this volume. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Allan | 1/17/2014

    " This book was everything the second was not. The fighting is so well done I was on the edge of my seat reading this book. The capture the brutal nature of warfare during the 13th century. The book also ties together the story lines across the globe, happening all at once, very well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael | 12/26/2013

    " Well this series certainly picked up. I wonder which of the numerous listed authors actually pulled it together. Very satisfying endings to many threads, which causes consternation in my innermost modernist self, but makes my primitive story-listening self happy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Roberto | 12/18/2013

    " A satisfying conclussion to this trilogy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andy | 12/5/2013

    " cliff hanger ending? I thought this was the last book of the saga? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gábor | 12/2/2013

    " I didn't figure there was another 800 pages in this story. Some of it is boring read, the fight sequences improving it overall. Predictably unpredictable ending, maybe getting ready for Book 4? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eric Mallory | 11/13/2013

    " Loved the descriptions of the fights and battles. The Dan Brown-esque style of building suspense at the end of the chapter the. Moving on to something else for a few chapters bothers me. I'm being manipulated. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rich Taylor | 9/30/2013

    " Best so far in the series. One major problem - book four has not been published yet! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rodrigo | 8/13/2013

    " Fast, gripping. Ending suitably open for more to come. Not a masterpiece, but a good read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aditi M. | 7/2/2013

    " A hefty book -- but easy reading. The pages just flew by. I liked the book, but it's 3 stars instead of 4 this time, because I thought it was a bit too heavy on the sword fighting and a bit too light on character development. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kirk | 3/27/2013

    " All kinds of awesome!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Budd Trippet | 2/26/2013

    " great characters, amazing fight scenes narratives and nice pacing. I loved the variety of the characters and the different viewpoints. i want to see more of the Binders in other books "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Edgar Guedez | 1/26/2013

    " Excellent. The best of the trilogy. So real I think it is history and not fiction. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nicholas | 1/25/2013

    " a satisfying conclusion to the series so far. I find the process more interesting than the product, but I do like the books. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Anna | 1/20/2013

    " Too much fighting for my taste. I am a Steaphenson fan but I won't be continuing with this. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Keith Woody | 12/21/2012

    " utterly engrossing and fast paced. a fitting climax to the first 2 books. looking forward to reading some of the side-quests. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ethan | 11/6/2012

    " The best of this generally disappointing and just-better-than-mediocre trilogy - mainly because it ties up the story lines in a swashbuckling action-packed way. (You would have to read the first two books for this one to make sense.) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sue | 10/13/2012

    " Good ending to the trilogy especially with so many authors involved. "

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About the Author
Author Neal Stephenson

Neal Stephenson is known for his speculative fiction works, variously categorized as science fiction, historical fiction, maximalism, and cyberpunk. He is the author of the bestselling Reamde, Anathem, the three-volume historical epic the Baroque Cycle as well as Snow Crash, which was named one of Time magazine’s Top 100 All-Time Best English-language Novels. He also writes nonfiction articles about technology in publications such as Wired magazine and has worked part time as an adviser for Blue Origin, a company developing a manned suborbital launch system.

About the Narrator

Luke Daniels is a narrator whose many audiobook credits range from action and suspense to young-adult fiction, including works by Philip Roth and John Updike. He has been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award in 2012 and 2014 and has earned thirteen AudioFile Earphones Awards. As an actor, he has performed at various repertory theaters around the country, with an emphasis on Shakespeare.