This was by far my favorite audio book ever! The book is great. It is equally as entrancing as "Pillars of the Earth". I also thought the reader was excellent. It's long but worth every word. I just wish the audible library had more works by Ken Follett
I never was a fan of epics but this is one that I didn't want to stop!! I felt I learned so much about life in that period of time. It was wonderful!! Now I am going to read Pillars of the Earth (or rather...LISTEN...to it!
Enjoyed this book as much as the first one (Pillars). Even though it follows the same story structure I liked reading about the period and the characters were interesting and engaging.
A must-read for anyone who enjoyed Follett's Pillars of the Earth. It is more violent and more sexual in nature but still a gripping read from start to finish with the same attention to detail on life in the 14th century that the first book had. I recommend it.
I found World Without End as entertaining, if not more, than Pilars of the Earth. Follet is a first rate story teller and places the reader inside each of his stories.
This book caused me to loose sleep. I could not The time period, the political issues, and the health issues were intertwined. I just kept on listening until I found out what had happened next. I had not preconcieved ideas so I was suprised how much I was drawn in to the plot.
Thank you Ken Follet and the Reader. You both did a great job.
Another very good book. It picks up where Pillars left off. Important that one reads Pillars of the Earth and then World Without End. In comparing the two I thoght World Without End was a bit long and drgged towards the end. However it is well worth the read, Follet at his best. His detail in building and personality of the characters is wonderfu.
Another gripping epic from Folet. I would not have expected any less. Pillars of the earth is better. If you haven't read/listened to it, you should do so, but both are phenomenal. This is an engrossing tale about multiple central characters in different social classes- in this case mostly over a single life time (where Pillars covers more time and multiple generations) in 14th (If I recall correctly, it maybe 15th) century England. Some of the ideas/actions of the main characters and their contemporaries have been modernized, the characters get away with some things that are truly reflections of 20th century ideas, such as women's equality, but it does not detract from the incredible story telling in my opinion. If you are a historical stickler you might find it irritating. I did not. I will listen to this again. His villains are villainous and his protagonists are flawed but valiant none the less, and their tale is compelling. All in, an excellent listen.