I loved the way the characters were woven into actual events with seemingly historical accuracy.
The families were easy to follow and the characters were really well developed.
All of the characters were great and the narration was excellent.
It is too long to listen to in one sitting but I spent too many late nights up because of it. It is a masterpiece. Before this one, Pillars of the Earth was my favourite book but it sure has opposition in this one.
It does us well to recall the sheer stupidity of the 1st world war, which seems to achieved nothing for the advancement of humanity. The characters were lifelike and believable. If not their precise story, than one very close I am sure. The book is beautifully narrated in my view. I really enjoyed it and am so pleased this is a series. Assume the next one will be the events leading to the 2nd world war and beyond - not that I relish this era of history but it does me well to remember the huge sacrifices that were given by men and women to ensure a free world
Awesome story online and outstanding performance of John Lee. This is the first time I rate an audiobook with five stars.
The sense of eternity.
This book is so extremely well written that I have no words to describe it.
I love most books about history and historical events. This one just gets around to everything relevant for that period. Fabulous.
For people who like long books and complex plots, as well as a great history background, this is the one! Involving, interesting characters, most well explained historic events, makes you feel like time travel while participating in the lives of the different families, throughout Europe.
Just waiting for the third volume!
I love learning thru books, about life, people and ways to be better. My best listen so far? The Power of Now, have a good listen!
I loved the book because it helped me understand history by passing it thru the caracters stories. Its not an incredibly exiting book, and is not as good as Pillars of the Earth, but I loved reading it. its caracters as always display all sorts of emotions, and there are some sex scenes. If you like Ken Follet and history, you will like this book
Yes. John Lee's reading takes me into the story.
I loved Eth. Her ability to rise above mysogisistic jibes. A woman before her time.
A great story, with a good smattering of history to educate us.