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Gentlemen of the Road - A Tale of Adventure

Michael Chabon

Michael Chabon's Pulitzer Prize-winning bestseller, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, sprang from an early passion for the derring-do and larger-than-life heroes of classic comic books. Now, once more mining the rich past, Chabon summons the rollicking spirit of legendary adventures-from The Arabian Nights to Alexandre Dumas to Fritz Leiber's Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser stories-in a wonderful new novel brimming with breathless action, raucous humor, cliff-hanging suspense, and a cast of colorful characters worthy of Scheherazade's most tantalizing tales. They're an odd pair, to be sure: pale, rail-thin, black-clad Zelikman, a moody, itinerant physician fond of jaunty headgear, and ex-soldier Amram, a gray-haired giant of a man as quick with a razor-tongued witticism as he is with a sharpened battle-ax. Brothers under the skin, comrades in arms, they make their rootless way through the Caucasus Mountains, circa A.D. 950, living as they please and surviving however they can-as blades and thieves for hire and as practiced bamboozlers, cheerfully separating the gullible from their money. No strangers to tight scrapes and close shaves, they've left many a fist shaking in their dust, tasted their share of enemy steel, and made good any number of hasty exits under hostile circumstances. None of which has necessarily prepared them to be dragooned into service as escorts and defenders to a prince of the Khazar Empire. Usurped by his brutal uncle, the callow and decidedly ill-tempered young royal burns to reclaim his rightful throne. But doing so will demand wicked cunning, outrageous daring, and foolhardy bravado . . . not to mention an army. Zelikman and Amram can at least supply the former. But are these gentlemen of the road prepared to become generals in a full-scale revolution? The only certainty is that getting there-along a path paved with warriors and whores, evil emperors and extraordinary elephants, secrets, swordplay, and such stuff as the grandest adventures are made of-will be much more than half th

Michael Chabon's Pulitzer Prize-winning bestseller, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, sprang from an early passion for the derring-do and larger-than-life heroes of classic comic books. Now, once more mining the rich past, Chabon summons the rollicking spirit of legendary adventures-from The Arabian Nights to Alexandre Dumas to Fritz Leiber's Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser stories-in a wonderful new novel brimming with breathless action, raucous humor, cliff-hanging suspense, and a cast of colorful characters worthy of Scheherazade's most tantalizing tales. They're an odd pair, to be sure: pale, rail-thin, black-clad Zelikman, a moody, itinerant physician fond of jaunty headgear, and ex-soldier Amram, a gray-haired giant of a man as quick with a razor-tongued witticism as he is with a sharpened battle-ax. Brothers under the skin, comrades in arms, they make their rootless way through the Caucasus Mountains, circa A.D. 950, living as they please and surviving however they can-as blades and thieves for hire and as practiced bamboozlers, cheerfully separating the gullible from their money. No strangers to tight scrapes and close shaves, they've left many a fist shaking in their dust, tasted their share of enemy steel, and made good any number of hasty exits under hostile circumstances. None of which has necessarily prepared them to be dragooned into service as escorts and defenders to a prince of the Khazar Empire. Usurped by his brutal uncle, the callow and decidedly ill-tempered young royal burns to reclaim his rightful throne. But doing so will demand wicked cunning, outrageous daring, and foolhardy bravado . . . not to mention an army. Zelikman and Amram can at least supply the former. But are these gentlemen of the road prepared to become generals in a full-scale revolution? The only certainty is that getting there-along a path paved with warriors and whores, evil emperors and extraordinary elephants, secrets, swordplay, and such stuff as the grandest adventures are made of-will be much more than half th
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Michael Chabon's Pulitzer Prize-winning bestseller, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, sprang from an early passion for the derring-do and larger-than-life heroes of classic comic books. Now, once more mining the rich past, Chabon summons the rollicking spirit of legendary adventures-from The Arabian Nights to Alexandre Dumas to Fritz Leiber's Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser stories-in a wonderful new novel brimming with breathless action, raucous humor, cliff-hanging suspense, and a cast of colorful characters worthy of Scheherazade's most tantalizing tales. They're an odd pair, to be sure: pale, rail-thin, black-clad Zelikman, a moody, itinerant physician fond of jaunty headgear, and ex-soldier Amram, a gray-haired giant of a man as quick with a razor-tongued witticism as he is with a sharpened battle-ax. Brothers under the skin, comrades in arms, they make their rootless way through the Caucasus Mountains, circa A.D. 950, living as they please and surviving however they can-as blades and thieves for hire and as practiced bamboozlers, cheerfully separating the gullible from their money. No strangers to tight scrapes and close shaves, they've left many a fist shaking in their dust, tasted their share of enemy steel, and made good any number of hasty exits under hostile circumstances. None of which has necessarily prepared them to be dragooned into service as escorts and defenders to a prince of the Khazar Empire. Usurped by his brutal uncle, the callow and decidedly ill-tempered young royal burns to reclaim his rightful throne. But doing so will demand wicked cunning, outrageous daring, and foolhardy bravado . . . not to mention an army. Zelikman and Amram can at least supply the former. But are these gentlemen of the road prepared to become generals in a full-scale revolution? The only certainty is that getting there-along a path paved with warriors and whores, evil emperors and extraordinary elephants, secrets, swordplay, and such stuff as the grandest adventures are made of-will be much more than half th

Language:

English

Narrators:

Andre Braugher

Length:

4h 14m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:56


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:58


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:52


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:52


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:03


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:00


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:09


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:12


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:15


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:25


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:19


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:58


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:17


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:01


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:37


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:56


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

03:52


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:02


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:01


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:56


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:45


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

03:44


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:54


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

03:08


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

03:18


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

03:44


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:47


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:51


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:39


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:34


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:32


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:36


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:28


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

03:44


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:44


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:42


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

03:40


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

03:59


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

03:02


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:07


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

03:15


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

03:23


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

02:57


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:20


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:23


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:34


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

02:57


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

03:28


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

03:02


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

03:31


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

02:53


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

02:49


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

03:18


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

03:22


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

03:11


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

03:22


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:27


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

03:47


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:02


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

03:56


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

03:02


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

03:49


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:11


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:40