I finished listening to this book a few weeks ago, but I have not stopped thinking about it. The depth of the characters, the wonderful sweeping story line, and the images of little English towns has bathed my consciousness to the point that I am still deriving pleasure from this book. I am very much looking forward to World Without End. It is worth mentioning that reader does a remarkable job with this book.
As others have said it is the best book written... I have read it literally 5 times and have listened to it more. dont pass this by. I have never been into this style of book but it engulfs you.
I enjoyed the story, and would have enjoyed it so much more had it not been quite so repetitive. I mean how many times do we have to go over everyone's life? If you are listening to a good story you want new information, not repetition.
Could not put this book down didn't want to turn off the mp3 player. Decided to read this before reading World without end and Iam glad I did as it makes more since that way. One of the best books I have ever read and after I was done gave it to my wife and she thought the same. A MUST READ!!!!
the author starts by saying that this is his masterpiece, but the critics disagreed. this is clearly a well written book on an interesting topic. However, it is not a masterpiece. the author has an annoying tendency to have his characters summarize the story and certain elements of the story are not that believable.
This book is a great story that comes to a fine conclusion.
I certainly recommend it, the narration is top shelf and the story line moves with a smooth flow.
Even with 30 minutes remaining to the story, there are still characters whose fate are to be determined.
The book stokes the hawk in me for solutions to the problems encountered, but the solutions to the problems come from the dove
When I first downloaded Pillars and realized its length (unabridged), I became a bit anxious. But after I began to listen, it quickly became something that I didn't want to end. By the way, if you like this (you will), the book Pompeii is shorter and enjoyable in a similar way..I think that its the same narrator
From the very start, this book had me hooked! I was drawn into the story and held captive. Not only is the story wonderful, it is a fascinating look at what life may have been like in England of old! A GREAT "listen!"
I have always had a list of books that had at the time and place that I read them, became what I considered the best book I have ever read. "Gone With The Wind", "To Kill A Mockingbird", "Giant" and of course , more recently, the Harry Potter Series. This book is become part of the list.
It is so well written and narrated that it is no wonder that Oprah made it a 'Book of the Month Club' choice. Be prepared to become addicted to it. I put off a full day to listen to the final chapters in order to delay finishing it. Five Stars all the way. You wil not regret it.