I enjoyed this novel. The story is well told and has multiple plots that converge as it unfolds. There are multiple layers of friends and foes and some of those have even been "deceived" by their superior. Well put together.
Scott Brick narrates well as usual. I do have to say, however, that I miss Paul Michael's superior accent/personality narration abilities. (P. Michael narrates most of Ludlum's novels). With Scott Brick, the dutch have a german accent and the french sound russian. Sort of distracting.
this is the third book in a trilogy, a fact that isn't explained until the very end. I'm sure it would have been more enjoyable if I had heard/read the first two. With all the background missing, the story seemed erratic and incomplete.
Excellent story about the early WWII and Danish resistance. The story gives an accurate description of life the Denmark in the early 40s and how the Danes tried to cope with the German occupation. I grew up in Denmark, and when I was a teenager spoke to my grandfather, who was in his 30s during the occupation, at length. Follett story pretty much matches what I recall hearing.
I do wish that John Lee had spoken to a Dane before trying to pronounce names and locales. I had to actually look in the book several times in order to figure out what or who he was talking about. And I grew up on the west coast of Denmark within 50 miles of much of the action! Otherwise, John Lee?s narration is world-class, as always.
This is simply one of Frey?s best. Great story where?s it?s not clear at all who?s friend or foe until the very end. While I found the ?role of the Chairman? slightly exaggerated, the novel pretty much mirrors my experience with the structure and process of private equity financing. Highly recommended. Well read by Scott Brick.
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The only irritating aspect of the book is that the author/reader doesn't read from a script. He is clearly speaking from summary notes, which means that he often halts to "find the words" to express his current thought. He also speaks very slowly, as if the listener has a hard time hearing him. Those 2 to 5 second gaps occur frequently and makes the whole presentation appear unprepared.
I found this King novel slow and boring. No real interesting story, no surprises nor any elements of surprise. FWIF, if you like profanity or ?toilet humor? this story may be for you. Nowhere close to e.g. IT or other earlier King masterpieces.
The narration is excellent.
I loved it. Great combination of murder, mystery, history of Christianity and the Catholic Church and the search for the Holy Grail (it's not what you think). I ended up checking up quite a bit of the historical background info on Christianity/Jesus and the grail (as provided in the book), and found to my surprise that many of the concepts and ideas could have some element of truth to them.
The reader, Paul Michael, (spelled wrong above) is simply the best reader I?ve ever listen to. His French, British and Scottish English accents are terrific and hilarious at times
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