A book I was shocked to be completely drawn into. I put it on my SSR list only because I had multiple copies of it and thought it would be "guy-friendly." I was right about that, but I found myself totally enjoying the story of how Genghis becomes khan. This is the start of the narrative, with the "boy who would be khan" born as Temujin. The story follows Temujin's family as his father is betrayed and murdered, his mother and siblings are cast from the tribe and left to die, and Temujin survives despite the odds. I couldn't wait to find out how he would get his people back again, and I was thrilled to find out that there are at least another four books in the series! The Audible narration, with Stefan Rudnicki's rich baritone, was spellbinding to listen to. Unfortunately they change narrators for Book 2, so I'm holding off until I have time to read it myself.