I NEVER buy an abridged version if the unabridged version is available. For this book, I wish I had!! It left me wondering if Follett was paid by the word. I did like the first book but was dissappointed that Follett thought he could so easily copy it and expand it by setting it in a different generation. The book lacks depth and seems to trade on the themes that made the first book popular. Read "Pillars" and if you want more, re-read "Pillars."
The narration is solid and the tale enjoyable, although it must be noted and clearly stated that it is largely a somewhat longer winded version of The Pillars of the Earth, which is fine as that's what I expected. An enjoyable and lengthy listen.
I absolutely loved every minute of this book, as I did with "Pillars of the Earth." John Lee was masterful, and the story was unforgettable. I miss looking forward to hearing it on my drives to and from work, as well as any chance I could get otherwise!
Absolutely delightful read, this is the best narrator ever, my husband and I heard it together and could not wait for the next opportunity to keep listening. Get it, you won't regret it!
book probably good, download won't work. After 2 hours of work and sone online chat its now on the archive list on the kindle and grayed out so that it cannot be selected.
I love learning thru books, about life, people and ways to be better. My best listen so far? The Power of Now, have a good listen!
I have listened to this book after having listened to Pillars of the Earth. I loved the first one but this one I listened without feeling all the things I felt with the first book. There is no great love story, no great acchivements. Ofcourse is hard to write something better after such a good book on the first one, but I expected it would be at least as good.
For those who haven't read Pillars of the Earth, read it. For all others, not worth reading this one.
I thought Pillars of the Earth was an excellent book. This is more of the same. Same corrupt Roman Catholic Church and abusive lords. It is an entertaining story but reading it back-to-back with Pillars was too much.
It is a good continuation of Pillars of the earth. Details are excellent as usual. Characters are beliveable and you hate the "bad guys", love the "good guys", feel the charaters frustrations, ect... However, I felt the ending to be rushed and "glossed over". The author could probably have made a second book out of it instead of skimming in the last part.
I absolutely loved Pillars of the Earth. World without end -is a sad, sad, sequel. The villain is not as cruel and the characters are not as likable-it is almost a watered down version of the first. I made myself listen to this book,simply because I did not want to waste my credit!