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Disappointing

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-10-14

If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

I loved the first trilogy set in the 15th / 16th centuries. This was no where near as interesting. I found the politics boring. But, this may be just because the subject is less interesting to me.

Would you ever listen to anything by Ken Follett again?

Yes

What aspect of John Lee’s performance might you have changed?

Maybe ... he's quite ... booming.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Fall of Giants?

All the political stuff.

Let down by really poor editing.

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-04-14

If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

I like Jo Nesbo usually. Also the narration is very good but somewhere on the way the editor seems to have decided to remove all pauses. This means the narration skips from to chapter to chapter, character to character and it was really hard to keep up with who was speaking when. Consequently, I couldn't really follow the complex plot. I think I'd have loved this as a book but I wish I hadn't bought it as an audio.

What will your next listen be?

Curtis Sittenfeld because I have just read Sisterland (which was great).

What didn’t you like about Sean Barrett’s performance?

He was very good.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointment in the editing!!!!

Any additional comments?

Such a shame.

Ok, didn't really keep my interest.

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-08-13

What disappointed you about Alex?

Hard to say, it just wasn't really a "page turner" for me ... lost my interest after a bit.

Has Alex put you off other books in this genre?

No.

Have you listened to any of David Rintoul’s other performances? How does this one compare?

No. I don't think I'll listen to any others by this author.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Worse - apathy!

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Just lovely.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-06-13

Listen to this book. It's just lovely. It's frustrating I have to write 15 words!

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dross

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-05-13

utter dross. the story was predictable & boring. i struggled to be bothered to listen to what happened to these sterotypical one dimensional characters.

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One of those books that stays with you.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-02-13

I listen to lots of book. Many are pointless drivel that glide in and out of my brain, leaving no mark. This one made a very distinct impression. It's a classic, narrated perfectly.

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Lovely book.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-02-13

This author has a lovely turn of phrase. Her writing is just ... smooth & .... well there you go, that's why she's the author and I'm not. But I loved this book. The story, the writing, the characters & the reading. Buy it.

Not bad. Little bit different.

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-02-13

Not overly memorable, but ok, average I guess. Jesus, why are they making me write all these words.

1 person found this helpful

Boring, lazy & childish. Don't bother.

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-02-13

Sorry but this is just boring drivel. Words thrown together lazily by someone cashing in on a previous success. I'm about 2/3 of the way through and I don't give a toss what happens at the end. Waste of time & money.

2 people found this helpful

Lovely.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-11-11

I loved this book. It's just so ... lovely. I'm not so sure of the ending ... but the beginning and the middle are so satisfying. It's a tale of the sea, of exotic ports and mythical creatures. I enjoyed it very much.

2 people found this helpful