agoura Hills, CA, United States | Member Since 2010
The content is obviously great, but the reader is terrible. It makes it extremely difficult to listen to this famous story. There is no emotion and he appears to not understand what he is reading. No wonder this was on the cheap list.
I love stories about old England aristocracy and commoners, but this story doesn't go anywhere. The reader is excellent and does a stellar job with the characters, but nothing ever happens so it is just boring to listen to this story. I found my mind wandering and losing track of what plot did exist. I gave up, first time ever, and stopped listening before the end of the first volume. Very disappointing.
This is Ken Follett's sequel to the equally compelling and captivating story "Pillars of the Earth". Follett transports you back in time so completely that you truly visualize and experience another time and place. John Lee's performance is stellar; he performs different characters in appropriate voice and really captures the emotions of both female and male parts. I find some of Follett's sexual encounters and delving in the minds of the individual female characters to be unrealistic and tiresome, but overall, the story presents a well-rounded and captivating tale of the time.
Great characters set in interesting time period.
Excellent reader with great voice and emotions who breathes life into the characters.
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