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!
While I enjoyed the book, I found the story to be far too similar to Pillars. Heroic builder, evil clergy, oppressive nobility, etc etc etc..... Rape, sex and violence scenes are far more graphic and numerous than Pillars if that sort of thing bothers you.
All in all, still a good book; but three stars is the most I could muster.
I listen to it when driving and walking and I did not want to stop driving and walking. John Lee is super!
Reading is as necessary as breathing.
I loved the follow up to Pillars, although I wonder if women would have been given as free of reign as Caris has as the Mother Superior. I understand that women were starting to assert themselves as merchants, etc., but living with her lover under the priory roof seems a bit much. Follet's antagonists sometimes seem a bit one-note--is there ever ANY redeeming quality to a villain? I wasn't as bothered by ill treatment of women by the men, only because I think it's probably unfortunately very accurate for the period.