I really enjoyed the telling of history in such an entertaining and engaging way.
If you liked World without end or Pillars of the Earth you will like this.
I love the books 'Pillars of the earth', and 'World without end'. I really thought he would have a tough time coming close to writing a book anywhere near as good as these. But, he did it! Fall of Giants is an excellent book and I can't wait for the others in this trilogy to come out! This, (and the other two mentioned here) are must have books for everyones library!
John Lee's range of voices and perfect timing make this story great. Being in grad school, I wouldn't have time to read a book this long, but listening to it in the car during my commute is perfect to pass the time. Can't wait for the next book in the trilogy, fingers crossed John Lee narrates again.
This story was most enjoyable. All through the book I found myself googling different places and battles and the several real life characters in the book just to learn more about it. We've had the events of the 2nd World War drilled into us through school, parents and of course movies (not that I'm complaining of course), but other than high school all those many years ago I've learned very little about the 1st World War. I'm going to see if I can get my teenager to listen to this - it might just do the trick in convincing her that the "olden days" weren't all that boring after all. In my opinion the book was wonderful.
Just a book listening girl..
Yes, I would recommend this book. It is definitely LONG! But, sometimes I like that. The characters and their stories were quite enjoyable. It was interesting how he made them twist and intersect. I am definitely looking forward to the next book in this series.
The way he used history to be the background of interesting characters and the way he interwove their stories.
no cramps in your hands from trying to hold an incredible HUGE book. haha
Fall of Giants is one of the best books I have read to date.
It is a historical book and at the same time a very good story.
This book was wonderful, I learned so much while being entertained at the same time! The narration was very good, John Lee is a keeper in my opinion. The characters were all represented in a wonderful, believable way. I can't wait for the second book.
Yes... Fall of Giants breathes a new life into the History of WWI.
Ethel... Her strong will and determination was inspiring.
Hmm... Probably Billy, but all round, i think he did a fantastic job.
Fitz - He disappointed me the most.
I didn't get very far in this before I abandoned it all together. I'm still not sure what went wrong here. It seems like if you liked The Winds of War (As I did) you might like this one. There were interesting characters, boatloads of facts, and real situations. And yet, there was a stick-to-the-formula feel to the book. I quit before the second part, because I couldn't see slogging through all five (?) parts or however many feeling like there was nothing new here.