After Pillars of the Earth I did not think that the sequel could rival it but I am really enjoying my ride to work listening to this book. It is as well written and very enjoyable.
This book was sooo incredibly boring! I was shocked. I loved the preceeding book, but just couldn't get into this one!
Like the pillars of the earth the story gets tiresome. Same as pillars, the story revolves around a few characters and the their misfortunes. Same plot of building and rape the story gets boring. 40 hrs of listening to this nonsense gets into your nerves.
I've been engaged in the hearing of lots of audiobooks, but this one and Pillars of the Earth are the best ever. Do not let the length daunt you. They are incredibly written, and I cannot believe I waited so long to listen.
The characters are just as good as Pillars of the Earth. I do wish there was more time spent on the connections to the characters in Pillars but other than that small detail, I enjoyed this from beginning to end!
History enthusiast with military and legal background.
Wow, this was so boring that I couldn't get past the first four hours. The plot line was so similar to the first book that it was laughable. It woudl be more interesting to read a text book on how to build a medeival brige than plowing through this book.
always looking for my next 'driveway' book
After I reluctantly finished I was probably pumping up too high to get my wife interested in starting. After 1 of her co-workers strongly recommneded it she couldn't put it down. (My mother in-law is reading it for a 2nd time).
In my opinion 'World Without End' equals 'Pillars of the Earth' not only in size but character development and architecture of plot.
I enjoy counter-terrorism, westerns, historical fiction, detective mysteries, and old school comedy like "A Christmas Story".
Wonderful way to learn history during Dark Ages to include theology, architecture, war technology, romance, feudal system, sacred history, religious doctrine affectd by superstition and ignorance, early discoveries of disease control.....all in a wonderful work of fiction. I intend to reread right away after reading the prequel again, Pillars of the Earth(also superb).
It took me awhile to get into this book. Not as good as Ken follett's campanion book "The Pillars of the Earth". I found I had to repeat part of chapters to keep up with the characters and story line. Not worth the credits.