The real characters and wonderful narration made this book worth listening too.
Eliena was an inspiring character with her strength and real compassion.
I would love to tell you my favorite scene, but I don't want to give the story away.
I admit to stopping listening to this book several times over in favor of other books, but I kept returning to it. The last ten hours are so I had to sit and listen every moment I could.
Great page turner.
Pillars of the Earth takes you through two generations of people and is very historically correct. It is almost like stepping back into time and watching these people live.
Each of the characters are so well developed and you get so evolved with each of them it is hard to pick just one favorite but I guess my one favorite pick would be Jack's mothers.
Lady Adalainna would be the most memorable and another favorite, for her strength of character.
This is a very long book but worth the time, I have listened to it twice now and am sure I willl to it again.
The Pillars of the Earth is one of my family's favorite books! It is a sweeping historical fictional account that provides one some insight into the difficulties of life in old England. The extremely well-narrated book flies by.
40 hours long, and it didn't seem to drag at all. The plot is so complex, yet well explained and never seemed forced. Everything seems to weave together beautifully. Loved this one.
I am an energetic wife, mother and grandmother with a busy life and tired eyes. I love being able to listen to books while doing chores, etc.
I had to make myself listen to the end of this book, because I was just over it by the last few hours. I love a good story, but I don't like too much description and detail beyond what it takes for me to get a sense of the times and relationships.
Im a busy Mama, always on the go! Lover of historical fiction and Sci fi horror.
Pillars of The Earth, was an amazing rich journey in history! I hoped, cried, and laughed my way through this story.
The characters and setting are so real, you could almost touch them.
John Lee is a wonderful narrator and truly brings the story to life.
Though its quite long its never slow. The constant struggle and addaptation of the characters kept me enthralled till the end. I finished feeling that I wanted more. Definitely a must listen!
This book is the absolutely #1 on my list of books! I couldn't find anything else to match it, so I re-listened it and enjoyed it even more the second time! Then discovered there was a sequel, World Without End. Nothing else compares to the rich story and characters, and how they all come together mid-book for an amazing delicious dramatic conflict!
All of it.
Tone and inflection. Loved it!
I'm so happy I finally listened to this book. I couldn't stop listening. This has to be at the top of my list, or at least second.
Randomly selected this book a couple of months ago on the website. Downloaded 3 and thought this book had the most potential for being awful so I saved it for last. I couldn't be more wrong. Truly I unknowingly saved the best for last.
I couldn't wait to get in my car and listen to more each day during my awful commute. Even gave up my radio show that I have been dedicated to for over 10 years to listen to this book. Loved the characters, the stories, the history, and the plot. Even the narrator was excellent. Totally worth the 45+ hours. I don't think there was ever a dull moment. I have never ready anything similar, but I am going to purchase the second book in the series.
I've been meaning to get about to this one for a while...now that I have I wish I had sooner. This is my new favorite book and John Lee did a great job on the audio.