You MUST watch the Nova show on Cathedrals. Just by chance we watched it while I was reading this. It made the story so visual for me as Jack is building the cathedral from the show. What a BEAUTIFUL building!
The book is interesting but I grew very tired of the politics of the church and the constant badgering by William. I am glad that I listened to it but I felt that it dragged out too long, enough of William already!
This story is easy to fall into. This story is so engrossing I find myself thinking of it when I'm not listening to it. ;) What will happen next??
I never thought I would read a book on 12th century England. Interesting, informative, provocative. One of my favorite books. Ken Follett clearly states that this is not his typical but it was clear that he put his heart and soul into the book.
Eleana was such a bridge between modern times and 12th century. She was ahead of her time in so many ways yet believable and appropriate within her time.
His accent and inflection was such a nice way to experience a great book.
I would strongly recommend this book.
Very High on the List
No but want to again
Yes, but due to length needed to take several days.
If you ever loved stories that interconnect (as I do), this is a must listen. Ken Follet is a master story teller. Stories intertwine with actual historical facts, another great reason to love this book.
Great Value. Good Performance. Good Book. Overall I enjoyed the book and would recommend to others to listen to.
Other Ken Follet books. Good historical fiction.
An excellent way to "read" this extrememly long book. It took me almost 2 months to listen to it. I love being able to discuss it since I "read" it. Looking forward to Starz mini-series on March 3rd. However, I thought part 5 seemed rushed to tie up loose ends, and abandoned some key characters. Too much time spent on architecture descriptives.
It took me a little while to get into this book but once it clicked I was hooked.
I don't want to give anything away.
I loved how this book brought you in right from the beginning and made u yearn for more.
No book comparies to this book, it is just great from beginning to end!
Doubt I'd listen again because of its sheer length, but did enjoy going thru it once.
The violation of Aleana.
The hanging of William Hamley.
The birth of Tom builder's son.
Really enjoyed it. Will likely listen to other similar novels by Ken Follett.