I was so relieved to finally finish this book, I have such a difficult time not finishing something once I start it, but I was mighty tempted with this one. This book is so long, the characters are one dimensional, and the author found it necessary to rehash what had previously happened almost every chapter. The descriptions of the cathedrals were interesting, but this book just wasn't worth the time it took to listen to it.
I had my doubts in section 1, but it turned out to be a very entertaining listen. I continue to have the opinion that only romance writers should attempt to write love/rape/sex passages.
I found myself devoting far too much time to listening to this audiobook. Which tells me that I enjoyed it a lot. It drags you in and you can't stop listening; the narration is excellent. In some parts one is tempted to tell the narrator "get on with it" but overall, I would recommend this.
I loved this book--kept my interest the whole way through. Kind of reminded me of Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series. Could definitely tell it was written from a man's point of view though...!
This was a very good book, definitely worth the credit for it. The writing is spectacular, all the characters are enjoyable, and the reader is great at his craft.
It was truly "hard to put down". And John Lee's narration added so much that my senses were alive as I listened. I felt almost as if I were at Kingsbridge throughout all their trials and tribulations!
For my first experience with Ken Follett, I was intrigued and felt like a child again, I was hungrily anticipating the next "scene" and fascinated by his magnificent descriptive abilities, usually I stay away from fiction but I gave this a try and am ecstatic that I did.
I am a convert and now a fan.
I can not wait to delve into more of his remarkable writing.