I read a handful of the review here before purchasing this book, One area that was not mentioned in many of them was the narrators use of accents and tonal pitches to give the feeling of multiple readers or actors in an "audio play". I really enjoyed this part, and will look into other reads by John Llyod. In one of the other reviews there were some comments about this being a book for dealing with the "environmental wackos and Global warming hoax" I have no clue where that person got that Idea...perhaps he is just pushing his own ignorant agenda...as this book never mentions global warming or any type of hoax.
Its a gripping adventure of modern day people being thrust into the 14th century, and the harsh differences that are present, some of the scenes are a little tough to swallow...but overall I really enjoyed it.
This story started out slow and uneasy. I almost stopped listening. Suddenly, there is a twist that grabbed my attention and kept it until the end. I would have rated it five stars had the ending been not as short.
If you are new to books or audiobooks, this is a good choice. I have no regrets...
I LOVED this book. I am huge fan of historical fiction and this was a wonderful combination of current science/technology/suspense with historical action. I had a hard time walking away from it and wanted to keep listening! The narrator did a great job, which is really important to me. I was fascinated by Crichton's statements about technology, as well as about our misperceptions about history and the Middle Ages. The discussion about risk and "educated guesses" in science was very well done. I enjoyed all the characters and the suspense involved in weaving the story. Highly recommend this book!!!
I found this book very long and boring. Everything that could go wrong to the characters, did, over and over and over again. I skimmed through the second half of the book and listened to the last chapter and I don't feel that I missed anything.
I downloaded this book and after the first 3 hours I just didn't think I could really get into it. A friend encouraged me to go back. I started it again and then I couldn't put it down. You definetely have to be ready to immerse yourself into this period but once immersed, you don't want the story to end. I even found a tear or two rolling down my cheek at the end..! This book was so very enjoyable that I then rushed out to watch the DVD!
perth to broome ..long distance roadtrain driver
wow.wow.wow. I listen to audio books constantly while driving long distances....and this book was hard to stop listening too, I had to get to the finish...it was so enjoyable. I think it will be hard for other books to live up to this one. Very discriptive,it was like being there. I will be listening to it again...over the next few weeks.