This is a great story, very different from the pillars of the earth series. I like all the people in the story, unlike his last series with all those villians. There was continued intrest throughout the story and it just flowed. They way John Lee reads the story is like a one man theatatical performance. If I had to actually read this book it would have taken a lot longer due to the French and Russian words that are used during the first half of the book. The way he pronounces things with out effort and the voices he gives to each person in the story, makes me want to sit and listen, and not do anything else until the end.
I can't wait to listen to the second book.
Finished listening in record time. Follet uses a technique putting you in history whether or not the scenes are true. The endings are somewhat contrived but I am downloading his second pronto.
Billie. He was witty and kind.
No, I have not listed to John Lee before.
No extreme emotions, but I did find the book very interesting.
I enjoyed getting a glimpse of the world during WW I.
Yes, this is such a great story and I really like the story line and the characters.
Audible is the best thing since sliced bread..
I have been through two of Folletts other novels. Pillars of the earth and World without endd.
I was expecting something along those lines. It was very different and I stopped after a couple hours. Just didnt catch my interest.
YES, I can enjoy this while I drive. It's the reason I do audio books
Aviator, or Howard Hughes. Both stories are captivating.
G Peshkov, how he changed with the times.
The Earl, he did keep his empire going.
I've read all this from the historical perspective and I know what is comming but this is still a great read!
I would recommend it to anyone studying history and wanting a better understanding of WWI and its ramifications in the world today.
Its a saga for sure. Several years ago on a long road trip we listened to a series of academic lectures on WWI, which definitely helped me put the characters adn siguations in perspective.
People getting dressed just so before going out. Who does that any more? I recently attended a women's business conference and most of the attendees were not in business clothes. I think our culture needs to take a turn back to better clothes and grooming.
Interesting times ahead.
Thank you for inviting me to participate. Enjoyed the book.
Great story, great window in to the history around WWI, great, great performance
John Lee was amazing
Gives one a perspective of historical events.
I think he does great character voices
The war/battle segments are very compelling
Pillars of the Earth is similar. The research was equally fantastic and both stories held my interest from the start.
He is an amazing narrator - the accents were flawless - and his voice !!!-- ahhhh - he could read the phone book!!!!
It made me laugh and cry. The characters were so well-developed - and reading about WW1 from the points of view of Germans, Russians, Americans and British was really an eye-opening experience.
Just downloaded Book 2 and I can't wait to listen.