I listened to the first book and will listen to the last. This book gave me so much to consider and ponder over. The willingness of so many to risk so much. May we be as heroic and willing to stand against humanity's evils today.
Absolutely loved every minute of this audiobook. Ken Follett is one of my favorite writers and he's done it again with this book, and it's predecessor. This is a cliché but it makes history come alive.
The narrator was superb!
What a silly question.
I debated reading instead of listening to the second in this series. I could not, however, deprive my self of John Lee's brilliant narration. He is a master. Once again I felt as though I was a witness to history. However, I could not help but feel that some events were rushed and others were left out. Keeping in mind that the material is endless and the stories infinite I was again captivated by Follet. I loved the heroic and despised the villainous. I sat parked in my car at my destination to finish chapters. I just down loaded the next book.
Engaging historical fiction
I always like the historical information in Ken Follett's books.
I could hardly put it down; I always wanted to find out what happened around every corner.
This is a very rich, well woven, historical story about the effects of war, the courage that this can bring out in a person, love and family. It's got it all!!
If available, definitely choose the abridged version; this was far too long. I understand the rationale behind splitting this series up into 3 books, but it seems like the author tried to keep a massive tome but fell short on story. Unlike Pillars and World Without End, the first two books of this series haven't drawn me in. Most of the many, many characters are boring and the story focuses a bit too much on dull historical material. Some of it is interesting, but there are parts where there's a 15 minute explanation of something that was no doubt historically important but which ends up having no relevance to the story (like the change to German currency). Then only about 10 min is given to the experience of seeing an atomic bomb detonate, and little more than a passing mention of the bombings of Japan.
What a clever story of WW2 told from the perspectives of British, American, Russian and German. It was almost impossible to put down.