The world and banking history.
The plot was compelling and interesting.
The mother trying to push the trunk into the sea.
I didn't have any extreme reactions but it proves that what goes around comes around.
I would like to read more books like this one.
This book is a story of class, status, and family rivalries in late 19th Century England. The intrigue of a secret the boys from a boarding school share all their lives runs throughout. It was a real "page turner". Well done. The narrator was easy to understand and did a fairly good job of creating different voices for the characters. I would choose this narrator again.
Well done, fabulous characters. Follett at his best. This is his stride, he hits the mark . Much more believable than his bible length histories.
It's the total package of a story line and narration!
The final chapter ties it all together where good people triumph over evil mongrels.
Excellent character portrayals
This was an awesomely written and told book. The characters pull you in all the way to the end. When the story is over you want the story to continue. Must listen to this one!
Yes, very good story set in a historical era with lots of twists.
The scene where the good lady struggles to get the suitcase with 'the body' over the rail of the boat. Very vivid and easy imagined
Yes, I couldn't wait to get back to it!
This was a very enjoable read with memorable characters and vivid events throughout. Highly recommdnded.
AZ Golf Girl
His accent is overdone most of the time and his female voices are not believable and too "breathy".
Ken Follet is an amazing story teller. In this novel he takes the reader into the mid 1800's London society. He presents the tensions between aristocracy and the business men of the time.
By following a family of bankers, Follet gives us a glimpse into the early stages of what was to become our modern banking system. Although the book is fiction based in the 1800's and written in the 1990's (before the big banking crash of 2008), the story reveals the birth of some of the vices that still haunt the banking system to this day.
The narrator is a super artist with a clear voice and pleasant cadence
So far every book I have listened from Ken Follet has been a winner.
A solid read.
I enjoyed the main character Hugh because he was a hard worker and conscientious about his responsibilities toward others.
held my interest
yes. lots of twists and turns
like ken follett, have several of his classics