Apart from the excellent plot and story, this production suffers below average narrators with poor attempts at accents for the most part, which spoils the listen. Main narrator sounds speeded up and is distracting at times.
The reading of this was so terrible that I gave up. What a huge waste of money. The reader was so focussed on accents that he completely distracted me from the book as I was trying to figure out what he was saying. Truly awful. Wish I could get my money back for this one.
First let me say how much I love this book! I first read it perhaps 20+ years ago and was totally enthralled. It is a classic example of the genre and deserves a 5-star review! However, this recording is almost painful to listen to! The American(?) narrator mangles English and German accents (making Dick van Dyke's "Mary Poppins" chimneysweep sound like Sir Laurence Olivier), there are horrible, anachronistic edits to the original text (do American listeners really have to hear "diaper" in place of "nappy"?), and the changes in voice between characters are clumsy and instrusive. I don't know if a better audio version exists, but I may have to try to track one down. Very dissappointing!
I don't know what I expected. We were given an assignment to read Ken Follett's "The Man from St. Petersburg". When I couldn't get it on audio I read Eye of the Needle. Very interesting and entertaining. I love that Follett's, made the hero a female.
Eric Lincoln was awesome as the narrator.
The only bad thing I found is I can't get "The Man from St Petersburg" on Audible!
Great portrayal of the characters and the storyline.
The three-dimensional characters. Superb!
I think this was my first narration by him. Great job.
I actually rooted -- against historical fact -- for "the needle" to to be successful.
There were such intense moments that I had to pause the book and let some time pass before I was able to listen on.
this audiobook is a multicast performance , and a technically bad one at that,
I stopped listening after the first hour or so. while the main narrator is good enough , all character voices are done by different actors and spliced in in a very jarring manner.
I found my self dreading the next time a character talks rather then listen to the story.
the fact that this is a multicast performance is not mentioned in the book description and is a very disheartening surprise.
A real pageturner!
I like the storytelling style of the book and it compares favourably with The Pillars of the Earth. It's well told, and the narration is excellent.
The episode on Storm Island after the German spy landed was definitely my favourite. It was full of suspense.
World War II Action Adventure.
I thoroughly enjoyed the book. The beginning was captivating and it worked up to a wonderful crescendo with a delightful epilogue.
i had never read a Ken Follett book but this was on sale for $5 so i got it. it was a fun listen and the voice actor was great. but at least I now know this type of genre is not for me! this is what i understand to be a paperback novel? if you know what i mean