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
"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)
I love travel adventures, great characters, intrigue and technical stuff. This had it all. It could easily be compared to Murder on the Orient Express except played out in the classic PanAm Clipper over the Atlantic in Pre-WW2. Loved it!
Narrator was one of the worst I've heard on audible. The story was entertaining enough but the reading definitely detracted from the experience. i will go out of my way to not purchase any other books read by this narrator.
I was originally worried that the book was old and dated, but I was wrong. It could have been written yesterday. The author is obviously a best selling giant in the publishing world and with good reason. This book is a period piece set at the opening of World War Two in Europe and deals with the real life Pan Am Clipper. There are several stories running simultaneously that keep the reader's attention. The book lends itself to audio very well and the narrator does an outstanding job. I always like to read books where I learn things even if the book is a novel. I learned a great deal about the Pan Am Clipper and the book inspired me to do some more digging on the subject. The characters in the book were all plausible and well fleshed out. The story lines were all resolved and left me satisfied about the ending. This book wasn't so detailed that the story bogged down as it does sometimes in some of those 30 hour historical novels. There was enough description to give you a nice mental image and it moves the story along. I can say that this novel was good informative entertainment.
The story was well written and the narrator was excellent.
The characters were well developed and enjoyable. Very good ending.
Silly at times - plot typical of Follett - too much detail trying to convince reader of the implausible. Entertaining - but not believable.
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