Carole Park, Australia | Listener Since 2006
It over all of the war and you get a much better picture of how it all unfolded. It was does not pull any punches and gives you enough details without overwhelming you.
It's well written and quite easy to follow but at the same time due to the concepts discussed it will be easier to read the book rather then listing to it. I had to rewind quite a few times as it not like a fiction book where if you miss a few sentences you can still follow the story.
I find Ben's historic novels fascinating. This is well written as well as a great story (i was born in Germany but move away 30 years ago and therefore I could be a bit biased to the story).
The main characters might be a bit 1 dimensional but it seems to work for the story and you don't notice it unless one sits back to analyse the story (like when writing a review).
If you like his previous book about WW1 then you will love this one. If you have not read that just don't expect black adder and you will get a lot out of it
If you like the 1st book you will like this one. It continues the story at a good pace and you learn more about the charters. The narration is outstanding - you can pick up most charters just with the different voices that the narrate uses.
I found the narration of putting - it sounds like the narrater is reading to young children. If you have read the other books in the series its worth a listen but don't make it your 1st one as its no where near the best.
I was surprised that the story did not suffer to much being abridged. It's not as good as other Pendacast stories as its missing the more super natural accepts of other stories but its still very good.
Great story, incredible narrations. This is a must listen even if you are not a horror fan.
The ending is a bit weak but the rest of the book is very enjoyable. It is very well narrated.
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