John Lee's voice and consistent accents to help with character definition is incredible, and the storyline is intertwined beautifully.
This is by far the best historical fiction I've ever read.
I liked Ethel Williams, for the depth that Follet gives her.
You want to listen to this book, trust me!
79 This year just been told my eyes are not good enough to drive my car . So Audible is very important to me love my audible books David
The Narrator John Lee brings all the charactors to life.
Blly Williams. William william so true to real life its as it was working class and as i say the toffee nosed!! Upper ClassI lived through the 2nd World War and served in the RAF in 1955 and lived through the class system .
The court martial of Billy Wlliams in Russia
Ken Follett's love of history is apparent once again. John Lee's narration is perfect - he either anticipates well or has read the tale and knows its nuances.
World history from various points of view
Ehtel Williams is a woman of her own mind and atypical for a woman of any era. She demonstrated strength, passion and brains and she's my hero.
John Lee's narration is the best ever. He has total command of all nuances and adds immeasurably to the fabric of the story.
Everything, the storyline, the characters, the narrator.
I love historical fiction, but have not really read any others that were written in this time period so I can't compare.
He brings the characters to life, with their accents. He is just a great story teller.
Why Ethel of course, because she is such a strong women. She is smart and independent and I would to talk with her.
Great book, I would definitely recommend this to anyone. I love history and a great story.
So this is the best of both.
Great book. Love the characters and details. John lee gives a life to the book! Can't wait to read the second book!
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.