Only one person stands in his way: a lonely Englishwoman on an isolated island, who is coming to love the killer who has mysteriously entered her life.
This is Ken Follett's unsurpassed and unforgettable masterwork of suspense, intrigue, and dangerous machinations of the human heart.
©1978 Ken Follett; (P)1985 Brilliance Audio
"Sheer suspense." (Washington Post)
"Fans of old-time radio drama will particularly enjoy this full-cast version. Narrator Eric Lincoln proceeds smoothly, until the action starts cooking, and his urgency turns up the heat. The small ensemble creates a wide range of lead and supporting characters." (AudioFile)
Others have told me what a great book this is. I will have to read it versus listen. The switching of character voices, odd pacing and disjointed narrative gave me a headache. I stopped midway through chapter 2.
The narration of this book is horrible .I have never gave a narrator anything below four stars but this was terrible. I have become spoiled by the brilliance of John Lee reading Follet's masterpieces maybe. The German accents were not only understandable but sounded like actors in a jr high school play. If I wasn't so irritated by complete conversations it would have been goofy. It sounded like Polly Stone doing the main heroine and she was excellent. (Stone or not) The main narrator and the main men's characters were good as well. But sometimes the conversations were hard to understand or seem hurried. I'm glad this is not my first Follet' book. It is probably a better book for one to actually read. It's worth the listen but of the eight books of his I have read so far this would rank 8th. By a long shot.
If you like WW 2 books, this might interest you.
Always willing to give a second chance, sometimes a poor reading is due to the book material.
Again, certain parts of the book was interesting but in others, it seemed to drag.Overall, it was an "okay" listen.
Very well read. I truly enjoyed this book in audio format. The characters are well portrayed with enough change in their voices to be distinctively recognizable. I didn't want to stop listening.
The shockingly bad regional accents really ruined this one for me. If you are more tolerant of such things or not British it might be okay but it's not something I'd want to listen to again.
I am a retired school counselor (middle and elementary) and an avid reader. I am a lover of great mysteries, quirky protagonists, and medical/scientific non-fiction. I travel a lot and love the freedon audiobooks give me to drive, work, and relax while enjoying a good book. On my ipod I have eclectic musical selections as well as audiobooks. I will strive to never steer you wrong in a review.
This is one book I would recommend in another form. If this had been an audiobook with a single reader I would have enjoyed it.
The plot is somewhat dated as is the language but it is similar to many of the seventies thrillers such as The Eiger Sanction.
No! The performances absolutely ruined this book. The old-fashioned radio play approach along with really bad accents just made it unbearable.
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