AND probably a major motion picture
This book reels you in slowly and then takes you on a mysterious adventure into the heart of the Amazon. Comparisons abound to"heart of darkness" yes that, and, "mosquito coast" add a sprinkling of medical thriller, with a heart. Evocative imagery, compelling character development and a twist turn ending that will leave you wanting more... and something tells me we might just get it!
Have a producer listen to the first books in the series to make sure there is consistency. All I can think is that it had been a long time since they recorded the first three, and Roy forgot to give a listen to his past voices on his way to the studio. You can even hear pages turning and papers moving around during the performance. Very unprofessional. That being said, it is not all that bad, just a major diversion from the first three and makes me wonder why this book costs two credits and is more expensive than the previous three.
If the reader or producer bothered to listen to the the way they pronounced names and voices in the last book.
I love history, but I have never been a big fan of WWI history, so I avoided this book for a while, even though I LOVED Pillars of the Earth and World Without End. Eventually I broke down and gave it a listen. I am so glad I did, it is my favorite audible download. I found the characters totally compelling and the narration excellent. Ken Follett's impeccable historical research and narrative style made this time period come alive for me, and I found myself moved to tears many times thinking of the rapidly changing world of that generation, imagining my great grandparents and what their lives must have been like. John Lee did a fabulous job with a multitude of accents, even a hilarious american one! I can't wait for the sequel! Bravo!
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