I'm mixed on this book, as it was entertaining until it rushed to conclusion. The ending seemed forced, as if the author was in a hurry to wrap up several plot lines.
No particular favorite
Wonderful history and airplane background, characters were well developed. I disliked the rushed ending and nearly stopped listening.
I have enjoyed Ken Follett novels in the past, but the narration of this audiobook was so poor that the characters were completely unconvincing.
Fun story, clips along at a good pace and made me keep listening, but...
Since this was recorded in the early nineties, I can only presume there were no British people available who could read out loud. The narrator delivers the entire thing like a news report in clipped American tones, and his attempts at a British accent would make Dick VanDyke proud. This is actually quite hysterically funny during the sex scenes!
Ken Follett is one of those author you can count on for a great read. You don't need to read the jacket for the story line to know it will be riveting.
I would change the narrator. The performance and editing were atrocious. The reading pace was unnatural. It was too fast on 1x speed, too slow on half speed. It almost sounded like it was rushed. Transitions between sentences were sometimes abrupt. Even the voices for a character changed, sometimes even within the same minute. It was obvious the character parts were read separately and then edited together to piece together the narration. While that may be the right process, the process was not executed well, it should be (mostly) transparent to the listener.
One of the worst books I have read/listened to in decades. Cardboard cutout characters; hopeless dialogue; an implausible plot bordering on the outright laughable. Lame lame lame. The sole redeeming feature is the detailed description of the Clipper itself - but could have got that from Wikipedia (or Brittanica back in the day). The narrator does a good job but my sympathies are certainly with him having to plod through this garbage. How Ken Follet has been so successful in publishing such stuff is beyond me but I certainly won't ever be a repeat purchaser. D-
The audible part keep reminding me what my Kindle sounded like before Whisper. There were times that it sounded like a computer. I am not sure if this was the reader or production of it. The story was ok, I was surprised that it was a Ken Follett book.
I have read Night over water sever times (in two languages) and I loved it.
The narrator, however does such a poor job that I just wanted to stop listening several times.
It is hard to follow when a scene (or even a sentence) ends and when the next one starts. It almost feels a machine is reading the story, not an actual person.
Very disappointed with the narrator, but I still love the book.
NO! If I was into futuristic books and Tom Casaletto was the robot in there, maybe.