John Lee made the story even better with his narration. He is one of the best with all his accents, but he does need to work on the American accent. I had to laugh when he tried the female New York accent. Yikes.
The story is so well written and I am not much of a WWII buff, but the way Ken Follet tells the story with these characters, it makes you want to read more.
He brings to life this horrible time of our history.
I give this 5 stars in every way. The Fall of The Giants is a must listen first which I loved also. Cant' wait for the next one to follow.
Yes, It is based on history as seen through the characters from many different views.
Billy, the young Welsh miner. He was brave and overcame many obstacles showing loyalty and leadership.
Would like to but had to ration it to a couple of hours each evening.
The whole series is fantastic. Have read the first two in the series of 3. Look forward to the 3rd.
This was really an interesting book that offered a lot of perspective into the global struggles leading up to WW2 and into the beginnings of the Cold War. Follett does a great job of creating believable characters that you want to succeed or to be killed off accordingly! John Lee is my favorite narrator so far from all of the books I have downloaded from Audible.
Great listen and really kept my attention. Great Historical fiction that informs and entertains the listener
Nothing that I am familiar with
History made interesting
I have started "Winds of War" precisely because I have listed to this book.
clear and concise
I was not very interested in history when I was in school, so this book was a great review of events leading to WW2 and its aftermath. And because I liked the characters,I was hooked until the very end!
This is the second book in what looks like a terrible trilogy. Cliches and poor writing by someone who used to be a great writer
I really enjoyed this book as the second one in the trilogy and can't wait for the final installment.
I listen to a lot of audiobooks.
Unfortunately I am going to return this book. I found it a disappointment. Ken Follett's characters in his WW1 book, book 1 in this series, The Fall of Giants, were introduced in a way that was well written, enjoyable, rich and engaging, leaving me wanting to find out what happens next.
In this second book with WW2 as the backdrop, we are left with the children of those original characters, except this time barely any ramping up at all before jumping into their story arcs. I was left feeling very unattached them all, not caring one bit about what happened to any of them. I basically yearned to know more about their parents and felt cheated by the direction of the book. I also found the sex in the book way too over the top. At times I felt like I was reading soft core porn.
Too bad. Even so, based on the reviews and the success of Fall of Giants, I'm going to listen to the Pillars of the Earth next.
The vivid characters and their stories explain the history of the time. It makes all that occurred so understandable.
All the vivid characters and their believable relationships to each other.
I would go to dinner with Daisy and Lloyd. I related to Daisy's youthful mistakes but loved her relationship with Lloyd and his strong character.
I liked Winter of the World more than first book of the Trilogy because I like World War II history more than WWI. I enjoyed the ability to go from my Kindle to my iPhone (where the book was read to me) and back. Very nice feature. But of all the Ken Follett books I simply LOVED Pillars of the Earth and World Without End. Exceptional books.
Historical fiction. Character interplays were nice.