This is an awesome book either way, if skillfully blends historical facts with fiction and walks you through the events of that age through the eyes of the characters, it's a great read to understand some of the social aspects of the events portrayed, the characters are well drawn and you feel for them, it has action, adventure, intrigue and romance!.
This is an epic book, it's hard to compare to other works, this trilogy has a special place on it's own.
The performance is quite good, better than most audiobooks I've listened to. It actually got me searching for other books performed by this voice actor.
There are several moments that moved me, but I rather not say which as I don't want to spoil everyone else's fun. The most exciting parts of the book are when the characters find themselves submerged in pivotal parts of the world history, that always did the trick.
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!