I was surprised at how good this book is. I listened to it a month or so back and have been thinking about it off and on. The characters are nicely developed and the story sticks with you. This is a very good book and the narration was well done.
This book is amazing. It is very well written, it keeps your attention from start to finish and you become involved with the characters. John Lee, of course, does an outstanding job narrating the book.
I would compare this to World without end and pillars of the earth.
John Lee is very clear and concise in his narration. He brings a life to the characters using his own style to do so. Everything about his narration compels you to listen.
I love the books 'Pillars of the earth', and 'World without end'. I really thought he would have a tough time coming close to writing a book anywhere near as good as these. But, he did it! Fall of Giants is an excellent book and I can't wait for the others in this trilogy to come out! This, (and the other two mentioned here) are must have books for everyones library!
This is a delightful book that will capture you from the very beginning! The book is very well written and the narrator does an excellent job bringing the characters to life. You really, really, really should give this one a listen. You will be glad you did!
Stephen King is one of my favorite authors. This book,although good, does not do the dark tower series justice. The story is okay, it just feels a little too different than the others in the dark tower series. Get the book, it is worth the listen, but if you have not heard any of the other books in the dark tower series, please do not make any assumptions about them based on this book. The Dark Tower series is outstanding and I think everyone should read or listen to it. One other thing, Mr. King narrated Bag of Bones, Needful Things, and other books that were just fine. However, you can not create a series like this one, have it narrated by two other men with the voices they have and then write a book to go in the middle of the series and narrate it yourself! It is not that you are a bad narrator, you are okay at it, but George Guidell and Frank Muller are seasoned narrators with deep powerful voices. I am very sorry Mr. King, your books are excellent, but the choice to read this one yourself was a mistake. If it was re-released, with George Guidell or Frank Muller reading it, I would buy the book again and see if it changed my overall rating much.
I love this story. I have seen many versions of the play and have read the book. Of course there are a few versions of this story that appear on TV every year. This book can certainly hold its own with other versions, and other media. Well worth a listen.
This book is a classic. As a child, like most boys, I sometimes wondered about life on a deserted island. The adventures would be awesome! I think those daydreams were closer to "The Wonderful World of Disney" daydreams. This book is probably much closer to the reality of being stranded on an island. Its a good book and worth your time to listen to it. The author narrates this book and he really should stick to writing and leave narration to others, but he does okay. It takes a little to get past this, so stick with him and give it a listen.
The gold coast was excellent, Wildfire was haunting, yet outstanding, the lions game was riveting, but The Lion tops them all! Nelson DeMille has become my favorite author. I have listened to seven of his books so far and they were all excellent! I highly recommend anything written by this author. The Lion is my favorite though. It can easily stand alone, but I recommend you listen to the lions game first, then the lion. The narration??? Well, Scott Brick is certainly one of the best!
The strain is an excellent book that keeps you on the edge of your seat. The narrator is okay, not great, but not bad, it is sometimes hard to tell when he changes character in the story. This story is well written and I am looking forward to the other two books when they come out.
I have now listened to all of the Jack Reacher books. I sure hope Lee Child write some more!!! This was a very good book, like all the Jack Reacher books.
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