If you enjoy thought provoking historical fiction, I think you will enjoy Winter of the World. I was completely drawn in from the very beginning. Of course, already feeling connected to the characters from the first book in the series made it much easier to connect right into the story. World War II stories always intrigue me and Follett's was fantastic. I found myself wondering about certain facts that I had never wondered about before, and spending time running Google searches. This is a book that I can see myself returning to in several years. I can't wait for the third book in the series! I highly recommend it!
Atlanta suburb, GA
Historical, interesting characters, exciting. enjoyed this very much, keeps your attention. History buffs will enjoy plus a lot of action.
I like to hear the various pronunciations of words in foreign languages that I would never be able to pronounce if reading the story.
The historic details are my favorite parts, but I do like the interactions between the characters, also.
I guess the one scene that stands out is the bombing of Pearl Harbor, it was so horrific, but hard to ignore.
LLoyd Williams...the illegitimate son on Fitzherbert, was such an intelligent, working-class citizen, it would be a privilege to take him to dinner.
As an educator, I feel students would glean more from any of Ken Folllett's books than any history text book ever written.
A very detailed view of the time in which the story takes place. You feel as if the characters could really have been real people involved in the historical events. I have read two of the three books in the series. Important to "read" them sequentially.
Just as good as Follets other narratives. Very engaging.
John Lee has a pleasant voice to listen to and was able to juggle different accents with ease.
Too long for listening in one sitting, but hard to put down!
If you are a fan of short stories or novellas, this is not the book for you. But if you enjoy a rich, detailed and engaging story, that will span many hours of enjoyment, then give this book a try!
History Made Fascinating
Like the War and Remembrance series by Herman Wouk, you get involved with characters who also teach you about history.
Lee's range of accents - from English to Russian to German to American - is well executed, making it easy to follow who's saying what in the dialogue.
The sweep of history through the eyes of unforgettable characters.
I would absolutely recommend this after reading the 1st book of the trilogy. I now have the 3rd book and can't wait to start it.
No his reading style is very jerky. It doesn't flow right. Very distracting.
Recently retired after working for 40 years, now living in Waxhaw, a suburb of Charlotte, NC
Yes, the performance was fabulous. Made me feel like I was right there in it.
Very clear, very easy to follow the accents and the people speaking. He read with compassion and understanding.
yes, how one woman protected a younger teenager she had come to 'adopt' by chance, when the Russians had taken over the city... very heroic and very touching, and very selfless. Amazing what she did. I have no doubt that other women did the same during that horrific time, out of sacrifice and love for another.
Can't wait for the third book of the trilogy to come out on Audible.
When you don't have time to read a long novel "listening" to one that is as well written as this book and as well as performed is a truly unique experience.
Wonderful story and great listen as the fabric of the families and era are exposed!
Excellent follow-up to the initial book in the trilogy. Can't wait for the final. (But will have to.)