The narrator's heavy Indian accent that he applied to the various characters was VERY hard to understand. For that reason I didn't finish the book
This was all about a smart Brit trying to teach military tactics to clueless Spaniard revolutionaries. Tedious!
Too many deficiencies to list.
The narrator was excellent
I was hoping for something like the great sea stories by Dewey Lambdin or Alexander Kent.
I actually chose this book because of how much I enjoyed listening to Jenna Lamia as Skeeter in "The Help". That was a mistake! The plot was boring, and Jenna couldn't redeem it.
It was three (really four) stories and narrators, not always well woven together. I thought that scheme was somewhat awkward. Also, I found the ending unsatisfying.
Yes. In spite of my criticisms, I did enjoy the book.
I could listen to Will Patton read the phone book. He is among my favorites. In this case he was perfect as Eli.
I enjoyed the way Ken Follett interwove all of the characters and families into the story line. Also, I enjoyed his detailed handling of the important political events of the time. John Lee deserves great credit as the narrator. He brought the characters to life as he changed his accent and voice for each one, making the dialog easy to follow.
My download was read by John Lee, not Diana Dapito. I guess
My only criticism is that I thought the author’s overly detailed description of sexual intercourse was gratuitous at times, adding nothing of substance to the story. But, I look forward to the remaining two parts of the trilogy.
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