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I really enjoyed this throughly fascinating tale of one man's obsession with eagles, falconry, Mongolia and travel. Bodio's writing is wonderfully engaging, upbeat and evocative. He is able to put words to experiences and flesh out a culture very different from the usual American life. What's more, his enthusiasm is absolutely infectious. Be prepared to be swept away. However, be forewarned--this is a book about hunting and fierce predators.
I have been lucky enough to have traveled the Silk Road in Central Asia, walked and experienced the great expanse of the Steppe and spent time in a ger or yurt first hand. Listening to this book brought back those memories and the whole book rang clear and true for me. So, whether you are just looking for an armchair adventure or a reason to get on a plane I can recommend this book as a portal into another world. Fantastic!
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Very interesting regarding hunting with eagles, the people of this unique culture, the landscape, and the modes and difficulties of travel. T h e narrator's voice did not seem to fit this rugged and austere setting, and had a style more suited to a teen or even younger audience.