If you are a historical fiction fan, this is a no brainer... buy it without reservation.
i would add a little more excitment. liked the charterters but it seemed to drag on.
yes, i thought he did well
it would have to be condensed more.
it just was not my type book. I like a little more intense books. this sort of draged on.
I am going to finish it but i can't wait for it to e;nd. Dont' know if i will listen to the second one.
no the story skips and you end up missing about a third of the book
great story.the intertwinng of the charcters and real histoy hold your attenion throughout the length
no first time
No they all have a special place in the story and the story would not be the same if one was removed.
the book jumps forward then back skips and in the end you are constantly trying to find your original place. I figured i missed at least a third of the book because of this. issue were not resolved through service department as far as i was concerned. If I have another issue like this i will move on.
The three words that I would use to sum up Fall of Giants is Struggle for Power.
Understanding the sameness of people by closely examining thier differences. Peeking into each charecter's life made me realize that they all manifest the same struggles. And these struggles are universal.
When Ethyl chose not to run, at least not at that time. Knowing that she was the best person for the job, but that her first duty prohibitted it is a beautiful example of a real woman.
It is a huge book, so listening at once was not possible...though I will admit I did have some driveway moments...where you sit in the driveway listening to the end of the scene because you cannot stand not to know what happens next.
Some of the sexually explicit content was a bit too harsh, but again that added to the charecter development.
Living abroad in Costa Rica, am a frequent traveler with interests in humanities, adventure and technology
Lots of details about personal experiences in context of history
Author did a great job with different types of accents, from Welsh coal miners to German army officers
Retired Army, avid listener
Yes, but only because I have enjoyed all his other books.
The end, finally it came. This was a little tedious for me, it reminded me why I was not enthralled in European history, too many family names to recall and sort out. It is the history of the era, but as a casual listener, meaning while I am typically involved in other activities ( driving, chores, exercise) it was not a great story that cleanly captured my attention. I am a Ken Follet fan, I have the next in the series, but I am waiting a bit before listening to the next book.
It's a great story and good lesson in 'history'.
I loved John Lee's voice and inflections!
It was of course too long for that.
I enjoy mysteries, science fiction, Stephen King, and some fantasy novels. Now and again I like a biography and a bit of history. No romance!
Historical, vivid, and outstanding
I loved the range of characters involved in the story. You got to see the events taking place from a variety of different view points. The characters were rich and they came to life within the story. I enjoyed the historical events too. It was fascinating imagining the lives of the characters being affected in various ways by the changes in world politics.
John Lee does a brilliant job with all of the various accents in the story. He gives an authentic sound to the characters of each region of the world. I am very fond of his Welsh character voices and his Russian character voices are excellent also. I could understand everyone of them as they spoke but each had their own distinct sound. He is very talented.
I laughed a few times during the story, but the strongest reaction I had was one of frustration for several of the characters as they found themselves in near-impossible situations not of their own making.
Ken Follett is a master story-teller. I love the way he makes a large variety of characters come alive with his writing. Because of the type of story that this is, it is populated with a huge cast of characters but none of them get lost in the telling. He moves back and forth between the different characters with ease.
previous books by Ken Follett...love everything he has written.
very articulate and personable in capturing the characters