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.
A world history told through the eyes of Follett's characters. This is literature. To call it a novel doesn't do it justice.
Great story with engaging characters. I feel like I'm learning a lot about history just listening to this book. The narrators American accent is pretty funny. All the American women sound like they're from Brooklyn.
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.