Loved Tom Builder and his family. Loved this book, the very best of the series. I've read them all and probably will again. Loved it in print, love the audible version just as much. Thank you Ken Follett.
My mom taught me to read when i was 3 and i've been reading ever since. I LOVE to read and now 'listen' to books.
My dentist, knowing i loved to read, recommended this book and i have since recommended and bought it for other friends. Tom Builder tugs at your heart as he works to take care of his children; when he meets 'the witch' of the forest and her son his life begins to improve. There are so many twists, turns and terrors to the story that it seems no one can be trusted. I find it most difficult to believe i listened 40 hours but it was never dull or boring. Since I never wanted it to end, i began it again. This is one of the most telling, fascinating, riveting books you can ever read and Mr. Lee makes you feel 'there' with them all through every page. No one will be disappointed to 'read' this book. I can't wait to see if AUDIBLE has the 'next' one. Ken Follet surprised me with this one as it is far off his normal spy/whatever thriller. He himself says it his best book ... i've never read any of the others. They cannot be as good as this one, except for the sequel. Enjoy the read.
and I loved it! I'm hooked. I really enjoy listening to the different voices of John Lee. The characters come alive and I feel as if I know them personally.
I was still hesitant to buy this audiobook even though it had recieved rave reviews. The reviews were right when they said that this book is exceptional! I, like many others, thought that the subject matter, medieval architecture, would be dull and hard to get through. Not at all! This books is fascinating! The narrator is superb. He used a lot of minor inflections that set the tone for each character. Buy this book!!
This book was recommended to me and as a huge fan of historical novels, I tried it. The characters are exceptional, and I could never wait to go back to that time in history to find out what happens next. This novel is a lot more suspenseful than other historical novels, making it even more addictive. But most of all I have to praise John Lee, the narrator for doing such an extraordinary job at reading this book. I am sure I will listen to it again before long. Right now I am listening to the sequel "World without end" (also read by John Lee), and after 1.5 hours I am already completely hooked again.
What a story, kept my attention all the way through the next book. Different chacters. different time. Most enjoyable book.
can't stop listening! Very different and very worth reading. This is definitely a word of mouth book
I don't know who deserves the two thumbs up more, the author or the narrator.When I bought this I thought this would not be the kind of book I would usually listen to and 40hrs and 54min seemed kinda long but I LOVED IT! The story and the narrator just draw you in and you just can't stop listening.I went on to buy World Without End(45hrs and 38min.) and loved it also. Great writing and narration, best best buy for your money.
Hate it when an audiobook won't allow me to sleep. It was so good that I had to keep listening. His historical references of that time were extraordinarily researched. I was skeptical about the story plot. I thought, why would I care about a building of a cathedral but it was riveting from the beginning. Kudos to Narrator John Lee. His voice made it easy to visualize.