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The 13th Warrior

3 Ratings: 3.0
A book by Michael Crichton

Michael Crichton takes the listener on a one-thousand-year-old journey in his adventure novelEaters Of The Dead. This remarkable true story originated from actual journal entries of an Arab man who traveled with a group of Vikings throughout northern … see full wiki

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Author: Michael Crichton
Publisher: Ballantine Books
3 reviews about The 13th Warrior
review by . September 10, 2004
I read some of the negative reviews and my goodness, some of these folks used such big words....way over my head! From the stand point of someone who just loves to read, rather than attempting to impress with my limited vocabulary, I must say I enjoyed the book. The story of course is taken from the epic Beowulf, and the author uses a nice slant in using a outsider to describe events, and this makes it just simply interesting. Actually, I must admit to have read this one more than once and probably …
review by . March 21, 2000
This book had a lot of interesting information and some vivid descriptions. Unfortunately, the way it was presented made a lot of it seem boring. If it had flowed in a more interesting way, I could have easily given the book 5 stars.It is difficult to determine what is fact and what is fantasy. Even with the extensive footnotes it is sometimes hard to understand. Someone familiar with Gary Jennings and especially Raptor can see what might have been with Crichton's novel.The book has its moments …
review by . August 19, 1999
Contrary to what has been said by many of the reviewers here, this book is in fact based on a real manuscript by the Arab traveller ibn Fadlan in the tenth century who made his way from the Caliphate to the shores of the Volga to treat with the Bulgar kingdom which was then ensconced there (apparently to entice the Bulgars away from their Khazar overlords who were then enemies of the Arab empire). This ambassador of the Caliph faithfully recorded much of what he saw among the barbarians, including …
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