There are so many of Follet's books that you remember always and this is one of them. The story is intriquing and Follet is again successful in putting you right there. I highly recommend this.
Since I've never written a review before, this alone should tell you how I feel about this book. It has everything I look for in a good story. I was captivated by the characters and couldn't wait for the next drive so I could find out what my friends were up to today and where life has taken them. At times I was so engrossed in the story that I listened when I wasn't driving. I usually do not like a book read with a British accent, but John Lee was excellent. I can't wait to start World Without End.
My first review. Bought this on the basis of strong reviews. I like historical fiction but probably would not have been attracted to a book about building a Cathedral in 14th century England. I also wondered if I'd actually listen to the entire book. I mostly listen to audio books while commuting. I often found myself taking the long way home to listen to a little longer. I would say there is some pretty graphic violence that really made me cringe at times. Though I do think it contributed to character development and contributes to the overall culture being portrayed in the book. In short, a really a terrific listen.
This is a fascinating story and the weaving together of the characters is just fascinating. I have finished the first part, and 1/2 way through the 2nd, and it is so hard to put it down... Hey, this is my first audible book and it is sooo great. I sure that if you are looking for a fascinating story line with incredibly interesting protagonists, you will not be disappointed with this read...back to the book...
Hated for the story to end. While sleeping, I found myself even dreaming about Philip, Jack, Aliana and The Cathedral, and many of the other characters. This book is an awesome accomplishment! I'm now on to World Without End...
Intrigue, history, Greed, Lust, Courage, you name it this book has it.
The twists and turns of this book leave the reader waiting for the next twist of fate to happen. The 6 degree theory is very evident in this story, and I was glad that I read (listened) it. I loved the history, I loved the characters. After reading this I realized how sad it was that Henry VIII destroyed so much of the beautifully designed churches in England.
Well done, would highly recommend this for reading.