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An Interview with Author Jack Weatherford

Narrated by: Mark Kondracki
Length: 11 mins
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An anthropologist by training, Jack Weatherford has always been interested in the role of tribal peoples in history. In this candid interview, he weaves together topics as disparate as Genghis Khan’s spiritual legacy, the history of cyber-money, and the gastronomic debt we owe to Native Americans. Along the way, he even recites a few lines of Mongolian poetry for curious listeners! Please enjoy this free interview and get to know the eclectic and enlightening work of Jack Weatherford.

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Interviewer was terrible and a phone was ringing at the end of the recording. Amateurs can do a better job.

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  • Jean
  • 25-07-2012

Interview with famous anthropologist

The fascination that Jack Weatherford has with Mongolia come through the interview loud and clear. He makes me want to hop a plane and go see Mongolia myself. They discuss the two book he wrote one about Genghis Khan and the other about Genghis Khans wife's and daughter in the Mongol Queens. I read both books and they are great. They talked about his book on money and one on American Indians but just briefly. I was hoping the interview would provide me with more insight into Weatherford, which it did but I wish there was more. The interview was only 11 minutes. It is great that Audible provides these short free interviews of authors.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 17-05-2011

Good Interview but too short.

I wish this could have been longer. Jack weatherford is a great writer and speaker. I hope he writes a book about his years in Mongolia, the trials, tribulations, culture and experiences experienced during his research.

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  • Tim
  • 26-05-2012

Scripted A/Q

This was the most awful conversation that I ever heard between two people. It seems like the questions was written after Weatherford express his comments. The book is not much better either. I'm not a fan of this author at all, even more so after listening to this interview.

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  • Marcio
  • 24-08-2011

worst interview ever!!!

How on Earth hired this interviewer. What a shame... almost decided not to buy the book after such a horrible interview.

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  • Susanne
  • 29-05-2011

A fascinating man

I could listen to Jack Weatherford talk more about his fascination with the people of Mongolia.

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  • Jacobus
  • 14-11-2010

Terrible interviewer

While Jack Weatherford throws some light on his life work in Mongolia, I was amazed to hear the interviewer "uhm" "okay" and reflecting one trivial issues that he said. It felt so artificial.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 13-05-2016

Interview

What did you like most about An Interview with Author Jack Weatherford?

The guy's humbleness and expertise.

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What does Mark Kondracki bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

He is a good interviewer.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

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Any additional comments?

Get this if you read/listened to Genghis Khan or Mongolian Queens. It is a bit of insight into the author himself.

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  • Stephanie Jane (Literary Flits)
  • 10-09-2010

A lesson in preparation

A frustrating interview to listen to, entirely due to the poor skills of the interviewer and his complete lack of preparation.
He umms & ahhs, stumbles over the words of his questions, and jumps between Weatherford's books with no attempt at linking the topics. A shame as I am sure Jack Weatherford would be a very interesting interviewee, given the chance to speak freely.