I have read a lot of Ken Follett and this is not even close to one of his best. It's entertaining but a bit long and predictable at the end. The narration was good for the most part, but it got boring and I didn't really like the characters that much. The whole family was a little hard to like in my opinion.
I have "read" all of David Rosenfelt's books and they are all wonderful. Grover Gardner is Andy Carpenter. You can't miss on any of them!
I hope there are many more adventures of Andy Carpenter and his friends.
I liked John March and I thought the narrator was good overall, but he did tend to make some of his characters sound a little too much alike which then made the story line a little more difficult to follow.
I would listen again to this author to follow John March and see if he is a character that I would continue to care about.
Only 3 stars because I have nothing to compare it to.
This book is extremely well written and masterfully narrated. I have read this author's Sarum and London, and have the hard copy of this, but chose instead to listen to it. I am glad I did as it brought the history to life for me.
If any of you readers out there want more saga's of Ireland, I would encourage you to read Trinity and Redemption by Leon Uris. Audible....you should get both those for 5 star listening like the Prince's.
I am getting ready to listen to the Rebel's and know that it will be as enjoyable as this.
A wonderful listen, a great book.
I really enjoyed this book. The narrator was very good. It's a great addition to anyone's library for vacation books. It never dragged for me, and I look forward to another from this author.
My first read of this author and I enjoyed it very much. It's not better than The Lion's Game which is one of my all time favorites, but it was close. The narrator did a great job with voices, although the main guy was my least favorite. I kept thinking "lose the Clint Eastwood act", but it didn't detract from my overall enjoyment of the book. The litmus test for me is if I would read it or tell my friends to read it. Absolutely this is on the read and enjoy list. A perfect vacation book.
This was a great listen. It was not so different from growing up listening to the stories my father told us about his 4 years in the army and fighting in Europe during WWII. My kids have been fortunate enough to learn much of this from both their grandfather's perspective too.
The author was able to write the facts as those who lived it, saw it, and presented it in such a way as to make the reader understand what it was like to be there. All in story form which made it extremely well written.
I thought the narrator did an outstanding job with all the voices, so that I too was able to identify them as they spoke. He made it a story as well as a lesson in history. Especially with the ending and telling us how all of these men lived after the war.
I hope the author can take on the great war WWI with as much vigor as he has with the Rising Ride, because much of what happened there brought the world to this story.
Great character. Narration is really good. Throughly entertaining.
I am new to this author and was happy to find another character that I enjoyed as much as lawyer Butch Karp and his wife Marlene. I look forward to more books with Andy.
I am new to audible books, but have listened to books on tape in the past. This is not my usual type of "read" but I was completely engrossed in the art of wreck diving. The most I knew about that was through Dirk Pitt. The narration was wonderful and the author's description of what it's like to be under water at such depths was facinating. What brought it all together was the end and listening to these men talk about their lives and what a profound impact this had on them.
I appreciated being allowed into this very personal story and I very much admire the integrity, honor and character that these men have. It was wonderful from beginning to end and I wish I could give it 10 stars.
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