Fall of Giants: Book One of the Century Trilogy

Ken Follett, read by John Lee, Penguin Audio, unabridged, 24 CDs, 30.5 hrs., $59.95 ISBN 978-0-14-242827-6
Using characters from different countries—Russia, Wales, England, the U.S., and Germany—and from different classes, Follett's first book in the Century trilogy provides a compelling mesh of interactions that push the story forward and allow a panoramic view of WWI's burden on five families. With over 30 hours, this audiobook would be a challenge for any narrator, but John Lee proves a solid and engaging choice. His deep voice moves through the prose smoothly and forcefully; he manipulates his tone, emphasis, and accent to develop vocal personas for the extensive cast of characters, and keeps a solid pace through the dialogue. It's a marathon performance of a mammoth book that will leave listeners eagerly anticipating the next installment. A Dutton hardcover. (Sept.)
Reviewed on: 12/20/2010
Release date: 09/01/2010
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