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.
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.)
Ethel Williams because she is a strong woman who stands up for her beliefs no matter what. Since this is a multigenerational trilogy it is fun to see who stands out in each book. This the 2nd of the books I have read
The accents of the different characters!! He brings them to life in a way I don't think you would get by reading.
I am not through the book yet, but I think so far I would say the most moving and what shaped the character of Lloyd was his witnessing of hatred played out in his youth
I also loved the 1st book and John Lee is really great at reading!!!
Telecommuter living outside of San Francisco, CA. I listen to books while walking my dog, quilting, and doing chores around the house.
Ken Follet is an amazing author and this series is no exception. John Lee does a great job again.