I was hesitant at first about this book. I mean really? Cathedrals? This book is perfectly written and the story keeps you wanting more. I was very pleasantly suprised.
Kept the voices straight and distict.
Jack. He was the most passionate and interesting.
Really enjoyed Ken Follett's take on the 1100's and cathedral building in England. In addition to having a gripping story-line, the character development was spot-on. I also learned alot about the time period (which I hadn't previously studied) and England's history. I breezed through the 40+ hours on Audible like I never thought I could! Highly Recommend!
I would recommend this however I'd tell them to fast forward over some of the terrible scenes that were a part of life back in the dark ages.
I was pleased with how the book ended.
I liked his performance of Phillip, the prior
This genre can be a challenge for me. I love it when they are well written and well narrated, but there are times when I just can't listen... This is something that I would highly recommend!
In the first 30 minutes, I was regretting my purchase, thinking that this was one of those ones that I just wouldn't be able to get into. Then I found myself really looking forward to time in the car, on the lawn tractor, running, etc. Well worth the time.
Its Length - it's way too long and provides way too much detail.
Yes. Kevin Costner
captivating, historical, interesting
This book was my first audiobook...the thought of starting with a 40-hour epic novel was a big daunting but I absolutely loved it and found myself listening all the time (in the car, while doing dishes, while jogging...). I highly recommend it. I'm not a big history buff and often get confused with historical novels but this was very interesting and easy to follow. I was so sad when it was over.
Ken Follett writes the perfect book and John Lee does an amazing job with the narration. This was a book that I never wanted to end. Follett takes the reader to a time and place and makes one feel as though they are there. You love and hate the characters along the way. Great listen
Dually addicted bookie. Read and listen to most books together. If I don't like reader of audible I dump it and move on.
Time listening was not particularly well spent. There are lots of better books to listen to...and it's LONG.
His performance is the primary reason I finished the bloated story.
No...but he wrote one anyway. I began listening to it...and dumped it after a couple hours...I found myself rooting for the plague in his sequel...
My suggestion is to read Bernard Cornwell's stories that are set in the same historical time period and place...much better written and the performances are quite good.
Retired teacher then social worker living in Spain.. have three grown up children 7 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
Yes I would because there are so many characters of interest, they come alive and one cares about what will happen to them and how the sory progresses.
Enormous research, and the progression of the story through the various characters
Loved his voice, his accents, and his portrayal of the characters.
There were several moments that moved me, My moods fluctuated with the experiences, good and bad, of the central characters.
Amazing and entertaining I was sorry to finish it and will certainly read it again.
i am legally blind. so there's no question.
game of thrones. same thing period story.
he has a good clear voice and makes his characters recognizable by ear.
i liked the forrest girl, who lost her husband to hanging early in the book. she was interesting and not predictable.
i wish all the books were free, because i live on a very limited income and audible books are a big part of my entertainment.