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.
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.
Ken Follett always knows how to powerfully blend history with a bit of fiction. In this story he takes a little know piece of aeronautical history and makes a fiercely frightening story. It is s page turner!
I'm lazy, I like to listen.
No, but interested.
I don't know if I have, but it was well done.
Night Over Water
Yes. I would like to hear the passages again, and recall some of the great details that Ken Follett put in this book, about the characters and the fast moving action and events in the story.
This book is almost uncomparable in its attention to detail and events that are moving at the rapid pace, in sync with the fast moving plane(s) that the characters are traveling on.
The scenes on the Clipper are my favorites. But the scene describing Elizabeths departure from her family during the rail journey from London to Southampton was dramatic. Also, the plane ride carrying Nancy and Merv from England to Ireland.
Certainly, the dramatic ending with Margaret and Percy, saving the honor of their family, against all odds and especially the tyrant of their father.
This is an excellent audio book. The story and dialogue is crisp and fast moving. The exciting passage of the Pan Am Clipper, and the dramatic life stories unfolding as the pages turn, keeps you listening and coming back for more.