I am just amazed at how the same story told from the point of view of different characters can add such depth to the tale. Very original story. Lots of unexpected twists and turns.
Thoroughly enjoyed the character descriptions, the familial relationships, and how they were woven sequentially throughout the story
I would have given this story more stars if it were a finished work because it was a good story. I can appreciate books in a series; what I don't appreciate is this story is not a finished work but an installment. I don't do installments.
Nerdy analyst, Tory Episcopalian and former Marine
A great coming of age tale told from the perspective of several characters. Each character added information to complete a great tale of a poor family's travails and triumphs in pre WWII Britain.
Didn't give it a higher rating in that the awkward ending was solely to 'tee up' the purchase of the next book in the series. Hence this work was nowhere near a complete or stand alone story.
I enjoyed listening to this book. The narrators do a very good job. The same time period is told over and over again by all the main characters in the book. You get to hear their perspectives for the same period. Then another character picks up the story and tells their story. This repeats itself until they've all told their story. It was confusing to me in the beginning as to what was happening. It does end in a cliffhanger though. So if you only want to read one book in this series, then know it ends in a cliffhanger.
A lot of hours spent to listen to this book, and to leave you without any kind of ending. Apparently there are 4 more books before you get an ending, just ridiculous. Not me!
Love Jeffrey Archer never been disappointed with any of his books. What a great story teller.