Sure, there are a handful of heros from Brittian - but what about the REST of the known world? Don't get this book unless you want to learn about a number of Brittish admirals and generals that are heros to only one small culture.
I've either read or listened to most of King's works because of his reputation. And every once in a while he knocks the ball out of the park with an outstanding story - which this one was. I think the choice of narrator was stellar! If you're on the fence about Stephen King, then this one is worth your time because its a "3-fer". Not only will you get to enjoy the story being told, but you ALSO get to recall the historical events and timing and relate them to your life, and you ALSO get to think about what you would do if you could change historical events. Awesome!
This book is VERY well done and the reader had a great performance. The author does an outstanding job of keeping the suspense high, building to the next conflict and keeping the reader's interest chapter after chapter. It is very rare that I take my earbuds and ipod out to mow the lawn, but I just couldn't stop listening to this one!!!! Can't wait to hear the next two in the series!
It's a shame . . . I absolutely LOVE Grisham stories - I usually can't put them down. However, this one's ending left a lot to be desired and kept the rating from being a 5.
p.s. Coming from a professional background, I can say that much of what he said about that culture/environment is accurate.
I RARELY write a reveiw . . . but I just had to write one here. I'm not usually much of a Ken Follett fan . . . but this book was OUTSTANDING! Simply put - you GOTTA read this one. It is amazing how interesting the plot was for a story about a monk trying to build a church. There were times when I'd circle the block a time or two before pulling into the drive just so I could hear more! djv
I've stayed away from Stephen King for a while now because some of his stuff is just so far out there. But this one was a good story and wasn't really all that far out there! If you enjoy a good story that keeps you wanting to hear what happens next, this is one for you! djv
Normally I read adventure/mystery fiction (ie Cussler's novels about Dirk Pitt and Dan Brown's Davinci Code) and I decided to jump out of my genre to try some history . . . . I got very lucky with this one because it was the best history story I've ever heard. D.H. Fischer tells the story so well that I felt like I was right there with George and his men! It was riveting and interesting and colorful and well thought out and overall an outstanding listen - and it was a history book! Mr. Fischer, please PLEASE give us something on Abraham Lincoln next!
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