In my six years as an Audible member--and some 70 books later--this is the first time I can honestly say I feel that I wasted my monthly credit. I can't figure out which was worse the writing or the narration and the mere fact that I spent so much time trying to separate the two warrants a one-star rating. I really can't invest any more time in critiquing this. It has already taken too much of my time.
Time well spent yes, well written, I am a big fan of Ken Follett.
Eddie, a man torn between his duty to his wife and his employer and his conscience.
His accents were awful, A terrible cockney accent reminiscent of Dick Van Dyke in Mary Poppins, an unrecognizable Manchester accent as well. For a book with mostly English characters, it is a shame the reader chosen was neither English nor someone who could do reasonable English accents.
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Riviting, exciting, believable
Yes. The character development was so good that I cared about what happened to them.
His naration was spot-on with accents and he has a calm, soothing voice.
I enjoyed the book and didnt mind sitting in traffic.
I read and loved this book about 10 years ago and I have to say I enjoyed the audio version even more.
probably not--don't usually re-listen to any titles
maybe some other ken follett's
I listen while walking--look forward to exercising while listening
This novel is written on a very thin premise. The lives of number of individuals who "collide" onboard this flight become entwined. However, it is very contrived in order to bring these multiple soap opera dramas together with some attempt at resolution. I learned more about the airplane than I did about the ability to tell stories that are believable and have some meaning. I did not really see the Follett grandeur or scope he is known for in this work. I really regret the purchase.
but not awful either. It started EXTREMELY slow, but once they get into the air, it picks up a bit. Compared to his other books I found the characters less believable and the story more of a stretch. The frequent sex scenes (even compared to Follett's other books) were horribly described and seemed forced-- very bizzarre. If you are new to Follett I'd recommend every single one of his books over this one (starting with Pillars of the Earth and Fall of Giants)... this was the only book by him that I had not read.
and classic Ken Follett style. This book is rich with history about the Clipper air craft which is, of course, no longer built or used. I felt the ending was rushed up. Plus, be eady to follow about 5 story lines going on at the same time. Sometimes I was lost but overall, very good book.
yes, I feel I missed many details a the begining while I was getting to know each character. I always like re reading a good book, it is amazing how much more you can pick up on.
the complex and interweaving characters
no, first time, but excellent narration
yes, but far to long!
The saving grace was the bits about the airplane itself. Found myself doing a little research after finishing the listen.
I had read this book when it was first published and remembered it was good but couldn't remember the story. It was very enjoyable.
The dramatic tension built by the timing of the story, most of which occurred in a 24-hour period.
His voice was non-intrusive but carried enough emotion to avoid being deadpan.