Many clueless oblivious young Russians who did not suffer the stalin era and think that things evolved.. must read this.
This book easily gets on my top ten list. I have been listening for a long time with over 300 books downloaded from various sources.
I am not sure whether it's better than "Pillars of the Earth", but it's irrelevant because I'd recommend to get them both.
Great story, great narration. Kids absolutely loved it. Can't beat the price, but I'd still get it if it wasn't free.
There are way better books than this one. For starters, the plot is boring and predictable. The characters are either extremely bad or just as extremely angelic to such a degree that they come across as fake cartoons. I listened to the end, but only because I had nothing else to listen to at the moment.
The whole idea of existence of multiple parallel world created by people's choices is presented a bit out of place to be the central theme of the story.
The author also attempted to involve a number of racial and religious issues. These do not seem to fit in a fictional novel.
Some books are written to get a point of view across, some are written strictly for entertainment value. This book... is worthless.
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