This is a gripping epic! Often with unabridged books, I wish I could "scan" parts - and this book is a real exception. John Lee is an excellent narrator . . . never has "voice fatigue" and manages to separate voices to make the dialogue understandable. I'm happy that Ken Follett has moved into this type of writing . . . he's a gifted story teller - an excellent word-smith!
Whew, what a story. The memory of it will be with me for a long time. It was definitely very good material!
If you like loose ends and spontaneity in your books, this might not be for you--but it is an entertaining listen.
I'd heard great things about this story and maybe my expectations were too high, but I found it a little dull in places. I liked the architectural point of view - that brought a unique perspective to the medieval backdrop and it was well done.
After seeing this mini-series on Starz made me want to read the book. It's different from the series but still good.
A great historical fiction. The book is massive but really moves along. It never drags. It is a book about church and state as well as the haves and have nots. Great characters.
I first read this book 5 years ago! I was THRILLED to see it here on audible! I loved loosing myslef in the journeys of these people. WOW THANKS for the trip
While this book is unlikely to become considered "classic literature" it is easily one of my favorite books. I find myself going back to it and each time I listen I enjoy it. In fact, it is the book I find myself comparing all other fiction books to and so far have not found one that exceeds it. Each time I read a novel, particularly historical fiction, I find myself saying, "It was good, but it wasn't 'Pillars'" While this book is not for everyone it is a worthy read/listen and for those who enjoy it it is one of the best!
for medieval stories, and POTE had my attention from start to finish. Again, a little bit more "happily ever after" and good things to the characters would not hurt, you just get tired of disappointments, but nonetheless an excellent read