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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (274 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Neal Stephenson, Mike Grell, Erik Bear, Greg Bear, Joseph Brassey, Nicole Galland, Cooper Moo, Mark Teppo Narrator: Luke Daniels Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Foreworld Saga Release Date: February 2013 ISBN: 9781455868278
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An untested group of Shield-Brethren initiates stand before the sprawling Mongol army in a bloody circus of sadistic violence, while a hardened company of their finest roam the desolate wasteland of the Mongol empire, wrapping their dead in blood-soaked soil and struggling to find the strength to fight even as they mourn. The warrior-monks, both in the East and the West, sharpen their swords for a final battle.

The Khan of Khans must be slain if Christendom is to survive.

A sweeping historical interpretation of the battle for Europe against the invading Mongols and their ruthless Khan, The Mongoliad: Book Three brings the epic adventures of the Shield-Brethren to a brutal and thrilling conclusion.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sdluvingit | 2/10/2014

    " The long slow setup of the last installment was worth it for this one. All the story lines are mostly wrapped up; I say mostly because, even though I thought this was the concluding installment, there are plenty of loose ends for additional installments. I know they are writing additional stories in this universe so maybe they will tie up some of those dangles later. This installment is where they really depart from real history into this alternate universe as far as events are concerned. They had introduced mystical elements previously and they become more prominent in this installment. I've found the whole series very interesting and even though it is an alternate universe there is much good historical content. This is a very important point in history where Europe discovers there is much more to the world than their small portion and the very earliest beginnings of modern warfare show its ugly head. As I've said in reviews of the earlier stories there is great detail in the fight scenes; the horror of fighting with bladed weapons is evident, and the depictions of western martial arts are some of the best I've read in fiction. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alex | 2/2/2014

    " I was pleased with how the series wrapped up. Towards the end, I found myself feeling like I was reading the transcript of someone's epic Dungeons and Dragons campaign, but it scratched an itch. The best part here was that I was never really sure how things would go down: who would live, who would die, who would be successful, who wouldn't. Even knowing more or less what happened in the actual historical events (which I had already looked up, out of curiosity) didn't resolve how the authors were going to adapt the book to fit them. All-in-all, I found it satisfying, though the level of its depth was limited. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gábor | 1/26/2014

    " 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 Ethan | 1/25/2014

    " 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.) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nicholas | 1/23/2014

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

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nathan Cripps | 1/16/2014

    " loved the whole story "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Budd Trippet | 1/14/2014

    " 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 "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jack | 1/8/2014

    " Can't finish. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Keith Woody | 1/5/2014

    " 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 Eric Mallory | 12/24/2013

    " 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kirk | 12/18/2013

    " All kinds of awesome!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Paul | 12/12/2013

    " Very disappointing after the first two volumes. Long stretches of nothing happening, then many things happening that are unexplained or just dumb. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Roberto | 12/8/2013

    " A satisfying conclussion to this trilogy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bob Uva | 8/13/2013

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael | 7/18/2013

    " 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Allan | 7/1/2013

    " 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 Mrs Johnnie Tate | 6/29/2013

    " Pre-ordered. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Coldforged Dupuis | 6/23/2013

    " Unsure. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sue | 6/21/2013

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rich Taylor | 4/15/2013

    " 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 Andy | 4/1/2013

    " 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 Aditi M. | 3/11/2013

    " 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 Edgar Guedez | 3/5/2013

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

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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.