From the exclusive men's clubs that cater to every dark desire of England's upper classes to the luxurious ballrooms of the manipulators of the world's wealth, Follett conjures up a stunning panorama of intrigue. A Dangerous Fortune brings us characters swept toward a perilous climax in which greed, fed by the shocking truth of a young man's death, must be stopped - or the dreams of a nation will die.
©1993 Ken Follett; (P)1994 Brilliance Audio
"Breathlessly plotted...relentlessly suspenseful." (The New York Times)
"Ken Follett is a matchless storyteller, and this story is tailor-made for audio....With Follett teamed up with Page, you can't stop listening." (AudioFile)
I loved this book; it's right up there with Pillars of the Earth. Great story plus great characters & plot = Great book. Narration was excellent. You won't be disappointed.
I'm not sure I would listen to it again, but, I have read it twice and passed it on to others.
I do enjoy listening to a story well told with interesting characters. Ken Follett is a favorite author.
This is only appropriate for those who are sexually unfulfilled, and those who oppose women's suffrage. Also a good read for those who like thematic repetition and a grade 9 reading level of difficulty. I wish I could get my time and money back.
Outstanding character development and intrigue.
The charcter development and detailed descriptions.
Follet has a wonderful portfolio historical novels.
Even though my audiobook preferences are classics, I found this book spellbounding The narrative was crafted on the John Grisham model as the outcome was unpredictable but like the English novel pleasing.
Augusta was my favorite character and this does Michael Page honor, as his voice renditions of the female characters are worthy of Shakespeare. Also, the author develops this wicked and self centered character so carefully that she garners sympathy.
Unfortunately not however I will keep him in mind as I select more.
Since this was a 2 volume book, there were many directional changes in the story. Most were unsuspected as most of life is; but the most memorable to me was the last scene of the book - an ending at the beginning of the story.
This is not great literature but pure entertainment with a nostalgic feel. It reads like an old movie. As usual for Follett, there is history, adventure, mystery and romance of an erotic nature. It's good fun. Richard's wife again.
This book was an amazing read from the first page! I'd recommend it to anyone!
I didn't think there could be so many twists and turns in a story! I never could have predicted how it would turn out.
I have never listened to Michael Page before, but I thought his performance was incredible. He really painted a picture in my mind.
I listened to this book every spare minute until I finished it. I couldn't wait to hear what happened next and how it would turn out, but I really didn't want it to end. A great read all around.
A good period piece, it was interesting to hear about banking senior partners. The sex seems long and drawn out especially with Michael Page's clipped, rapid pace! It was entertaining to the end. But when it ends it is over, the listener is not left with anything for additional thoughts or feelings.
Although I have to say that Michael Page does not do this story justice, especially with his too fast speech in the beginning, it was still a very enjoyable listen. Similar to other Ken Follett stories, with its twists and turns, conspiracy, murder, and sensual scenes, I have loved them all. I just wish he would stick with Jason Lee as his narrator--by far my favorite!
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