I love everything Ken Follett has ever written, but this book was Such a comprehensive study on the lives of those who lived through one of the most tragic periods of our world's history..WW II. It told the story from every aspect and prospective so that the reader could better understand the motivating forces behind each side. Truly Unique and engaging. The narrator did an outstanding job and I was fully engaged throughout the book. This should be on the list of required reading in all schools so that students can learn the history without it being dry & boring, or unduly influenced by either the victor or the defeated nations. Thank you for a truly magnificent book! One of the Best I have Ever read!
.....my favorite combination for a good read (listen). And read by someone who, quite obviously, cared about the characters.
The absolute best trilogy. I cannot wait to hear the next book. Great characters, great imagery, heart grabbing stories. Well worth the time to listen.
As The second part of a trilogy it exceeded my expectations. John lee narrated beautifully. The things I never knew about the war horrify and fascinate me. All brought together with the lives of people from all walks of life.
Loved it, great narration, great story. Excited for the third in the trilogy. Made the past come alive for me in a way I had not experienced before. Follett is a great writer
As usual Ken Follett makes u fall in love with the characters and engulfs you in a historic realistic account of a completely made up character. Fantastic!!!! Just the most amazing writing ever. I didn't like it at first. Feeling betrayed as the characters from book one got older and mattered less. But as I got to know the new characters I fell in love.
I love how Ken Follett wartime history come alive! I think I've learned more about World War I and World War II through his wonderful series than I ever learned in school!
This is such a great series. I wish I could have learned history in school through an engaging story like this. If only there was a G-rated version for all the poor high schoolers bored to tears with their history text books. I can't wait to listen to the next book! Hats off to you Ken and John for your great work!
I would recommend this to everybody with the slightest interest in history.
There are lots of good characters.
Gregory represents a story about WWII that we do not often hear about.
He is extremely good at adding good accents to the different nationalities. It makes a great difference with the exceding number of characters.
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.