Sorry... this one wasn't worth listening to. Story was weak. Narrater even weaker... was read like a news report from '60 minutes'. Ken Follet has written a lot of good titles... this wasn't one of them! (Have you listened to World Without End?)
Lover of good ideas
Ken Follett has to be one of the best writers of our time. This is another novel that is rich in character development, story line, suspense, the opposition of good and evil and characters that face moral choices that affect others in the novel.
Well worth the read.
Story and characters held my interest even if storyline about mafia somewhat difficult to believe. Felt the author's tendency toward erotic scenes were unnecessary to story and embarrassingly crass. It diminished the overall quality of the story telling.
Voracious reader (paper and audio) 80-90 books per year; history, classics, fiction, music, and espionage
This novel takes place on a Pam Am Clipper flight of 27+ hours. I think the author spent about the same time writing the book. The plot is predicable, the characters are stereotypes, and only the ending provides some humor. Ken Follett has written some good books, e.g., The Eye of the Needle and Key to Rebeca, but Night Over Water does not come close. The narrator, Tom Casaletto, did a good jab considering the material. I read about 80 books a year; this one falls in the lower 10%. I do not recommend it.
it's everything the reviewers say it is. it was a little slow to start for me but I appreciate a thriller that isn't super gory and more character-driven. there is also more Romance without detracting from the beautiful plot.
Only 2 minutes in - already dislike this narrator. Sounds like that creepy guy at work who thinks impersonating 'the movie line' phone service is funny... The story is fine - don't know how long I can listen to this guy though .....
I never felt connected to any of the characters or found myself rooting for anyone in particular. For me, this book is simply a way to pass the time... it's nothing special. The narrator didn't impress me either - his speech seemed a bit rushed. I generally love books written by Ken Follet, but this one really surprised me, in a bad way.
Par for the course if you've read any Follet, with an intriguing plot, well developed characters and dialog... at times racey and graphic, well researched. The performance was also very solid. An enjoyable listen.