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.
I saw one review that said in parts it is disconnected, well when I went back to the printed book to double check on some of the early characters I found parts missing. A whole chapter was missing in the first part and when I looked closer there were other sentences here and there missing. With what I have been reading from other reviews, I may not go back and double check the book to see what happened unless I get really lost!
This was a highly anticipated book for me. The last time I listened to it, I was again amazed at where Ken Follett took me. A worthy sequel. However, the novelty of what he wrote the first time wasn't quite extended to this novel. I would have rated it 4.5 stars if I could have and maybe a second listen and I might revise lower and then I might not. Compared to other books out there, this is still an amazing novel, but it just can't really match the first, Pillars of the Earth.
Iloved it , both Pillars and World without end are fantastic and combined with the sensual voice of John Lee were amazing.
I first listened to Pillars of The Earth and loved it completely. World without end is just as good if not better! Narrator John Lee brings it to life and I finished it in less than a week!