This book is long but never lags. This volume straddles WW2 from the depression to the cold war. The torch is largely past from one generation within the families to the next. This probably doesn't stand alone. You'd want to read this after the first volume.
Even though it was a little difficult to follow all of the characters from the first installment, it was a great read (listen) and fascinating!! The hours flew by. Narration was wonderful. Can't wait to get to the last installment!!
We look back on history with nostalgia, but this series makes you realize just what kinds of upheaval the world has gone through in the 20th century . It's an excellent read and I'm looking forward to the third book.
I had forgotten just how much I enjoy epic novels by Ken Follett. This was my first one on audible, but can't wait to start listening to the others I have read in the past.
This book is fast moving and exciting. I love the characters and was so glad they extended from the 1st book in the series. This has helped me have a greater understanding of WWII and an overall understanding of history. I especially like how the author gives a global perspective. The narrator is a genius and has perfected dozens of complicated accents. I highly recommend this audio book!!
Of an even more fantastic book. I have listened to his first one in this trilogy and was hooked from the beginning. Now I am on to the next. Happy reading.