I waited for this book to come out on Audible for a long time. I read it back in the 90s, and this audio version does not disappoint. I love the mingling of different narratives throughout the history of Russia. It truly helps the reader understand how a Russian mentality is different from our own Western mentality.
This book is too long to listen to in one sitting. It has different narratives spanning the entire history of Russia, so it is easily broken up into smaller (but still very substantial) parts.
Mitch Rapp is an awesome bad ass. I can't get enough of him.
I couldn't stand the way the narrator over-exaggerated the narration. The worst part was his going from VERY LOUD to very soft. It makes it almost unbearable to listen to in the car. I kept wanting to turn the volume down, and the next moment I couldn't hear a thing. Very frustrating. Story was worth listening to and getting through the awful narration.
I prefer George Guidell to this narrator, but the story is still captivating. I love Mitch Rapp and his Bad A... character.
All of Vince Flynn novels rock!
Nick Sullivan takes away from the story, because his different impersonations are weak at best...and terrible for the most part.
The facts of this book were interesting and enough to keep me listening. However, unlike other great narrators with Audible like George Guidal, Davina Porter, etc., Bill O'Reilly lacks the ability to deliver.
I loved the historical accuracy of the book and the way it educated while telling an interesting story.
I already spoke to the narration of Bill O'Reilly. In short, I wouldn't buy an audible book narrated by him again. It doesn't sound like a story but like a news event.
Yes! It was a wonderful narrative, and it made the movie and all the musicals I have seen make more sense. It went in depth where the movies could not go. It got bogged down in details at times, but I found myself enraptured by the story. My brother says this is one of his all time favorite books. I have to agree.
Interesting story with a gripping cast of characters
My favorite scene is when the priest gives Valjean the candle sticks as well as the silver he "stole" and forgives him for everything.
No way. It was way too long.
I loved the weaving of the different stories into the novel. I was constantly on the edge of my seat waiting to "hear" what came next.
Fall of Giants is one of my favorite historical fiction novels ever.
I loved the various plots and characters that were so richly developed throughout the book. It really made me love and hate different characters along with the story line.
I never thought a book about building a cathedral could be so captivating. But I couldn't stop listening to this book. There were so many different plots with antagonists and protagonists that kept me on the edge of my seat and wanting more. I was sad when the book was over. I would definitely recommend this book to others.
I like the way the narrator was able to capture each character differently with different voices.
Overall, this book was very engaging. I am really enjoying all of Ken Follett's books. There are intricate plots that are all neatly tied up together in the end. Worth the time to listen.
I don't know if this narration was better than the print version, as I never read it until this "listen." I will say that it is better than the movie. I loved the suspence and the way the author built up each character as well as the drama.
Overall, this was a brilliant listen and one that I will go back to in the future.
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