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)
One of the worst books I have read/listened to in decades. Cardboard cutout characters; hopeless dialogue; an implausible plot bordering on the outright laughable. Lame lame lame. The sole redeeming feature is the detailed description of the Clipper itself - but could have got that from Wikipedia (or Brittanica back in the day). The narrator does a good job but my sympathies are certainly with him having to plod through this garbage. How Ken Follet has been so successful in publishing such stuff is beyond me but I certainly won't ever be a repeat purchaser. D-
The audible part keep reminding me what my Kindle sounded like before Whisper. There were times that it sounded like a computer. I am not sure if this was the reader or production of it. The story was ok, I was surprised that it was a Ken Follett book.
I have read Night over water sever times (in two languages) and I loved it.
The narrator, however does such a poor job that I just wanted to stop listening several times.
It is hard to follow when a scene (or even a sentence) ends and when the next one starts. It almost feels a machine is reading the story, not an actual person.
Very disappointed with the narrator, but I still love the book.
NO! If I was into futuristic books and Tom Casaletto was the robot in there, maybe.
Five minutes in I was afraid that I had wasted a credit. The characters show their flaws- racism and otherwise; however there are people like that everywhere. The gems in this book were those who stood up for the right things. I really liked it.
I'm a retired nurse and my husband owns a machining company. We live in a small town 30 miles East of San Diego. We love to cruise!
This was not my favorite Follett book but kept me entertained. The characters were mildly interesting. I kept imagining I was watching an old movie. I think they should have gotten a better reader though. Someone British who does a good American accent. It is quite annoying to hear a bad British accent that sounds just like an Australian accent.
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.
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