Enjoyed this Ken Follett book very much. Worth listening to. If you liked Pillars of the Earth and World Without End... then you will like this book too.
I loved the first book, Dune. Great story. I tried my best to listent to this part 2 book, Dune Messiah. Got half way through and stopped. It didn't hold my interest. I listen to books while I drive, and this book was putting me to sleep!
I highly recommend Dune
I can't recommend Dune Messiah.
This genre isn't my style. But, if you like action stories with a strong character / hero that is cartoon-like in his invicible tough-guy character .... then this story is worth listening to.
The book is a well told and engaging 'blood & guts' rambo style action story. It wasn't what I was expecting... but once I started listening, the story moved along. Some parts were a bit cliche... and the ending predictable. But, it passed the time while I drove to work and home. Good narration with good voice changes.
Wouldn't listen again... one time is enough. Good story, worth listening to, but hardly a 'classic' worth listening to you again and again
Well written - engaging
Scott Brick is a terrific narrator. Easy voice to listen to. Well done. (Listen to
It's been 20+ years since I read the book.... really enjoyed hearing the story again. Well read. Good story that engaged me completely.
One negative: It seems that the partucular actor reading the part of each character seemed to change from time to time. I'm not sure why, but the voice behind a particular character would change as the story went on. It was still easy enough to follow... but this was a bit annoying. Scott Brick is my favorite narrator.
The audio book was entertaining and engaging. It kept my interest -- and I never felt like it was time to turn it off. But, the story was a bit of a cliche -- and unbelievable at times. In summary... it was a like watching a decent "made for TV movie of the week". Entertaining.. but not literary. Narrator did a fine job.
Although book targeted at kids... it was engaging & thought provoking for me too.
The story is well written and engaging. Enjoyed listening to it. But... it's a bit different than other audble books in that this is done more like an old-time radio show. There are multiple actors reading the dialogue for the chacaters. It took a little getting used to... but worked well.
I really liked Presumed Innocent & Innocent by Scott Turow. So, I was surprised by how incredibly slow this book moves. Hardly a page turner... Instead I can barely listen to more than 30 minutes before needing to turn it off. Finally stopped listening 1/2 way through the second part.
Too much character analysis, background, and thoughts for me. Not enough action.
I reccomend to read Presumed Innocent & Innocent. Leave this one on the shelf.
I really enjoyed Robert Littell's THE COMPANY... so I thought I would try this book. Not a bad story... but seemed to drag on too slowly. Also, I found the narrator's voice a bit tough to listen to. If you haven't already... listen to THE COMPANY over this book.
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