Ken Follett has done an amazing job in Winter of the World. Initially, I was not sure if I would purchase the second book... I am glad that I did. The second book captures time frames that most of us can relate to. Follett is a masterful writer and his ability to educate and entertain is refreshing. Readers will not be disappointed. John Lee gives another amazing performance and brings this book to life.
I found the time leading up to and after the attack on Pearl Harbor a moment that I will not soon forget.
John Lee gave another amazing performance. His voice is elegant and easy listening.
A Time of Strength and Suffering
I can't wait to see how this story ends.
This book is about living life to the fullest. It makes you smile, it will bring tears to your eyes and you will root for Cam and Andrew. Although I think this deals with the 20 something's, it will captivate even those older. Worth a credit!
I would have loved to listen to this book. The narration makes it unbearable. I am unclear why this narrator was chosen but listeners beware. I found it impossible to get through more than 2 chapters.
I fell in love with Gideon Cross and I found it wonderful to actually get more of a story, rather than all love scenes in this book. Please don't think that I don't love the hot and steam sex scenes...I do, but I also want a story. Reflected in you gave this in the second book. I don't want to compare 50 Shades to this book. I found that I could only handle so many "laters baby" and other ridiculous exclamations in the 50 Shades series. It was a turn off despite the love scenes. I enjoyed the story and am sad that the next installment will not be out until May of 2013.
I am not a listener, or even a reader that enjoys books about vampires and witches...or so I thought. This book sucked me in. I could not wait to listen to this book after Discovery of Witches. The character development and detailed 16th century experience was enjoyable. I found the numerous characters performed by a talented narrator the most enjoyable part of this book. I would like to add that I find it offensive when reviewers come on to audible and leave reviews that outline the entire story and then remind us all that they are not"spoilers". Note to these reviewers. YOU ARE giving away spoilers if you are taking the time in multiple paragraphs to outline the entire purpose of the time travel or any other main parts in a story line and the like. I am grateful that I read reviews AFTER I wrote this review because why get the book if you are telling the reader what happens? Please stop this nonsense because it is a disappointment and it ruines the anticipation of the book for others. Moving on, Deborah Harkness is terrific at character development and detailing the period in this book. Jennifer Ikeda is a talented narrator and has the uncanny ability of bringing to life the many characters in this book. The book is lengthy but unlike others I found the detail wonderful in helping me bring myself to this period as if I was viewing this story unfolding from a window. I can't wait for the final book in this series and am hopeful that I will not find a review that answers all the questions that I am reading or listening to the book for. Listeners you will not be disappointed in the story that unfolds between Diana and Matthew. Don't miss this second book!
Audible please stop reviews that giving away plots and important storyline.
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