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Beasts, Men and Gods

Ferdinand Ossendowski

“Beasts, Men and Gods” is an account of an epic journey, filled with perils and narrow escapes, in the mold of “The Lord of the Rings.” The difference is: it’s all true. Ferdinand Ossendowski was a Pole who found himself in Siberia and on the losing side during the Bolshevik Revolution. To escape being rounded up and shot, he set out with a friend to reach the Pacific, there to take ship back to Europe. During his journey he fell in with dozens of other military men who shared the same objective… but nearly every one of them perished on the way. It’s up to you to decide whether Ossendowski was threatened most by the beasts, by the men, or by the gods, or indeed, by the severe and uncompromising landscapes of Siberia, Mongolia, and China. That he survived at all seems improbable. The mystical mysteries and magics of Buddhism, “The Yellow Faith”, were woven about and through his sojourn and had no little part in his survival. Time after time he was put in the delicate position of being the bargainer between warring groups, and ultimately, only incredible luck and his friendship with the Hutuktu of Narabanchi Monastery saw him through. When published in the United States, this book caused a sensation and became a best-seller. (Summary by Mark F. Smith)

“Beasts, Men and Gods” is an account of an epic journey, filled with perils and narrow escapes, in the mold of “The Lord of the Rings.” The difference is: it’s all true. Ferdinand Ossendowski was a Pole who found himself in Siberia and on the losing side during the Bolshevik Revolution. To escape being rounded up and shot, he set out with a friend to reach the Pacific, there to take ship back to Europe. During his journey he fell in with dozens of other military men who shared the same objective… but nearly every one of them perished on the way. It’s up to you to decide whether Ossendowski was threatened most by the beasts, by the men, or by the gods, or indeed, by the severe and uncompromising landscapes of Siberia, Mongolia, and China. That he survived at all seems improbable. The mystical mysteries and magics of Buddhism, “The Yellow Faith”, were woven about and through his sojourn and had no little part in his survival. Time after time he was put in the delicate position of being the bargainer between warring groups, and ultimately, only incredible luck and his friendship with the Hutuktu of Narabanchi Monastery saw him through. When published in the United States, this book caused a sensation and became a best-seller. (Summary by Mark F. Smith)
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Genres:

Travel

Description:

“Beasts, Men and Gods” is an account of an epic journey, filled with perils and narrow escapes, in the mold of “The Lord of the Rings.” The difference is: it’s all true. Ferdinand Ossendowski was a Pole who found himself in Siberia and on the losing side during the Bolshevik Revolution. To escape being rounded up and shot, he set out with a friend to reach the Pacific, there to take ship back to Europe. During his journey he fell in with dozens of other military men who shared the same objective… but nearly every one of them perished on the way. It’s up to you to decide whether Ossendowski was threatened most by the beasts, by the men, or by the gods, or indeed, by the severe and uncompromising landscapes of Siberia, Mongolia, and China. That he survived at all seems improbable. The mystical mysteries and magics of Buddhism, “The Yellow Faith”, were woven about and through his sojourn and had no little part in his survival. Time after time he was put in the delicate position of being the bargainer between warring groups, and ultimately, only incredible luck and his friendship with the Hutuktu of Narabanchi Monastery saw him through. When published in the United States, this book caused a sensation and became a best-seller. (Summary by Mark F. Smith)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

8h 59m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

07:22


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

11:31


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

10:54


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

09:17


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

08:49


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

08:15


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

14:19


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

14:33


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

14:58


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:33


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

14:56


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

13:17


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

10:54


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

09:00


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

14:09


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

22:37


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

15:55


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

24:07


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

18:14


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

14:50


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:12


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

24:27


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

15:00


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

14:16


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

27:54


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

16:59


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

16:16


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

20:16


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

22:03


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

09:16


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

20:13


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

22:31


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

13:22


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

12:27


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

19:37


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

11:39