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Gary

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  • Fall of Giants: The Century Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Ken Follett
    • Narrated By John Lee
    Overall
    (7838)
    Performance
    (4560)
    Story
    (4545)

    Ken Follett's World Without End was a global phenomenon, a work of grand historical sweep beloved by millions of readers and acclaimed by critics. Fall of Giants is his magnificent new historical epic. The first novel in The Century Trilogy, it follows the fates of five interrelated families - American, German, Russian, English, and Welsh - as they move through the world-shaking dramas of the First World War, the Russian Revolution, and the struggle for women's suffrage.

    Louis says: "Loved it and learned alot."
    "No Giant Here!"
    Overall

    Wow, what a disappointment. Seemed like he was trying to copy Michner's style and missed the mark terribly. After Pillars of the Earth and World without end, the expectations were so high. It was really boring and after about 5 hours I had to turn it off.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Confession: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By Scott Sowers
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3444)
    Performance
    (1162)
    Story
    (1182)

    An innocent man is about to be executed. Only a guilty man can save him. Travis Boyette is such a man. In 1998, in the small East Texas city of Sloan, he abducted, raped, and strangled a popular high-school cheerleader. He buried her body so that it would never be found, then watched in amazement as police and prosecutors arrested and convicted Donté Drumm, a local football star, and marched him off to death row.

    Suzn F says: "I confess, I loved it!"
    "Propaganda!"
    Overall

    I thought I was buying a mystery novel. Instead, the book turns into a liberal diatribe for eliminating the death penalty. If I wanted that I could have bought a copy of the New York Times much cheaper. Grisham has crossed the line from author to crusader on this one. No more Grisham for me!

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful

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