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.
Mom of 2 kids and 3 dogs. I love to escape with an audiobook. I fall asleep at night to an audiobook. Love the sleep timer.
I remember having to read "Hawaii" in High School. That is what this book is like. I really enjoyed this book even if it was really long. I had to refer to my computer or husband regarding some history facts, places, or people but I felt I really learned more about history than I did in school (or maybe I just can't remember that far back :) I loved the characters, and how their lives intertwine. I cannot wait for book 2 to come out later this year..
This was my first audio book ever. I was on a trial basis with Audible and this book was on the recomended list by the editors. I picked it because it was one of the longest books I could find and I wanted to listen while I was at work. I fell in love with the story, and was excited to come to work on Monday mornings so I could continue to listen. I would highly recommend this book to anyone and am looking forward to the release of the second book in the series.
Love mystery, Favs-Clancy, King,
Timelime and characters that told the story of living in those countries.
Billy Williams. A working class hero and good brother.
Another enjoyable story from Ken Follett. Looking forward to the sequels.