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Night over Water Audiobook

Night over Water

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Publisher's Summary

On a bright September morning in 1939, two days after Britain declares war on Germany, a group of privileged but desperate people gather in Southhampton to board the largest, most luxurious airliner ever built - the Pan American Clipper - bound for New York.

The passengers include a fascist English aristocrat fleeing with his family and a fortune in jewels; a German scientist escaping from the Nazis; a murderer under FBI escort; a beautiful young woman heading for a new life; and a handsome, charming, unscrupulous thief.

They will be in the air for 30 hours, soothed by the carpeted lounges, the curtained beds, the gourmet dining room, and the endless champagne. But once inside the flying palace, there is no escape. Over the Atlantic, the Clipper's passengers are gripped by mounting fear and tension as their journey reaches the point of no return.

©1991 Ken Follett; (P)1991 Brilliance Audio

What the Critics Say

"Follet soars to a thoroughly satisfying ending with aeronautical precision." (Publishers Weekly)
"Tom Casaletto's glib performance makes this seemingly endless journey fly by with ease. His many accents are first-rate." (AudioFile)

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    Mike T. 04-12-16
    Mike T. 04-12-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Bad writing from a good author."

    Interesting buildup sadly changes into a very dull and too long story. Horrendous ending.

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    Kay SD 01-17-16
    Kay SD 01-17-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Compelling piece of history"

    Ken Follett always knows how to powerfully blend history with a bit of fiction. In this story he takes a little know piece of aeronautical history and makes a fiercely frightening story. It is s page turner!

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    Claycnst 01-03-16
    Claycnst 01-03-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Good story"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Night over Water to be better than the print version?

    I'm lazy, I like to listen.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    No, but interested.


    Have you listened to any of Tom Casaletto’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I don't know if I have, but it was well done.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Night Over Water


    Any additional comments?

    No.

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    Anders 12-18-15
    Anders 12-18-15 Member Since 2015
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    "One of my favorites"
    Would you listen to Night over Water again? Why?

    Yes. I would like to hear the passages again, and recall some of the great details that Ken Follett put in this book, about the characters and the fast moving action and events in the story.


    What other book might you compare Night over Water to and why?

    This book is almost uncomparable in its attention to detail and events that are moving at the rapid pace, in sync with the fast moving plane(s) that the characters are traveling on.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The scenes on the Clipper are my favorites. But the scene describing Elizabeths departure from her family during the rail journey from London to Southampton was dramatic. Also, the plane ride carrying Nancy and Merv from England to Ireland.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Certainly, the dramatic ending with Margaret and Percy, saving the honor of their family, against all odds and especially the tyrant of their father.


    Any additional comments?

    This is an excellent audio book. The story and dialogue is crisp and fast moving. The exciting passage of the Pan Am Clipper, and the dramatic life stories unfolding as the pages turn, keeps you listening and coming back for more.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    James Scott Spring City, TN 12-06-15
    James Scott Spring City, TN 12-06-15 Member Since 2012

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    "This was a grand tale that took me back in time."

    I really enjoyed this tale. It took me back to a time when things were much simpler and aligned with my personal values. At times i felt like i was part of the dialog or sitting in one of the passenger cabins. I regretted reaching the end.

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    Jason 10-27-15
    Jason 10-27-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Fun read"

    It was a fun suspense story. A bit predictable at times but he kept throwing curveballs when I thought I had it all figured out.

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    Larry Sandusky 10-21-15
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    Would you try another book from Ken Follett and/or Tom Casaletto?

    Yes


    Would you recommend Night over Water to your friends? Why or why not?

    I'm mixed on this book, as it was entertaining until it rushed to conclusion. The ending seemed forced, as if the author was in a hurry to wrap up several plot lines.


    Which character – as performed by Tom Casaletto – was your favorite?

    No particular favorite


    Was Night over Water worth the listening time?

    Wonderful history and airplane background, characters were well developed. I disliked the rushed ending and nearly stopped listening.


    Any additional comments?

    No

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    Michael 10-15-15
    Michael 10-15-15 Member Since 2013
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    "the English folks sounded australian."

    A bit of a struggle in the start but the story soon gets you hooked. the accents were WAY off which bothered me a bit.

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    Hilary A Harston North Andover, MA United States 09-26-15
    Hilary A Harston North Andover, MA United States 09-26-15 Member Since 2008
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    "Really poor narration"

    I have enjoyed Ken Follett novels in the past, but the narration of this audiobook was so poor that the characters were completely unconvincing.

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    Nina Beaconsfield, QC, Canada 09-21-15
    Nina Beaconsfield, QC, Canada 09-21-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Fun romp, terrible narration"

    Fun story, clips along at a good pace and made me keep listening, but...

    Since this was recorded in the early nineties, I can only presume there were no British people available who could read out loud. The narrator delivers the entire thing like a news report in clipped American tones, and his attempts at a British accent would make Dick VanDyke proud. This is actually quite hysterically funny during the sex scenes!

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