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)
Ken Follet is an amazing story teller. In this novel he takes the reader into the mid 1800's London society. He presents the tensions between aristocracy and the business men of the time.
By following a family of bankers, Follet gives us a glimpse into the early stages of what was to become our modern banking system. Although the book is fiction based in the 1800's and written in the 1990's (before the big banking crash of 2008), the story reveals the birth of some of the vices that still haunt the banking system to this day.
The narrator is a super artist with a clear voice and pleasant cadence
So far every book I have listened from Ken Follet has been a winner.
A solid read.
I enjoyed the main character Hugh because he was a hard worker and conscientious about his responsibilities toward others.
held my interest
yes. lots of twists and turns
like ken follett, have several of his classics
The ups and downs of the characters
Intrigue, jealousy, murder
Yes I forgot I was listening to only one person
Exciting, mesmerizing, and totally thrilling
Yes! The plot kept me on the edge of my seat because it was so unpredictable and exciting!
I thought that the performance was well done by the one narrator who was very talented in his ability to change his voice for each character. He made the story very real. However, to make the performance any better, I believe that there would need to be more performers reading the story.
There were many adventurous and thrilling moments in the book. I'm unable to pick just one.
I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good mystery, adventure and consistently good writing.
Easy to follow, interesting and fun story.
Nice mix of good and bad characters, a little action, a little intrigue - the story keeps moving along. Lots of fun.
I really enjoyed the story. As in other books, Ken Follett is great at characterization and you can really feel the book's heroes and villains come alive. The multiple plots, twists, and points of view are always entertaining and keep you listening. The setting in 19th century England is interesting, and it provides good insight into the banking world.
A story that followed people that seemed real and plausible. It followed a time and events that made a time in history come alive.
It was easy to follow and the story followed lifelike people.
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.
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