Years ago I read Pillars of the Earth and to this day it remains a favorite read of mine. I absolutely loved it. So when we decided on Fall of Giants for a buddy read in my book club I was really excited. Sometimes I love to settle in with a chunkster of a novel and get fully immersed in it. Well… I’m not with the majority on this one. Maybe I was expecting something more in line with Pillars of the Earth but ultimately this one was only ok for me.
For me I found many of the parts dragged on and I did something I don’t normally do and that’s fast forward my audio. Also I could not connect with the characters. It went back and forth between a few story lines and main characters but none really grabbed me and made me care about what happened to them. There were a few I did like and they were what had me completing the book.
I listened to the audio which comes in at almost thirty-one hours. The narrator is John Lee and truthfully he was only ok for me as well. As I said many have loved this novel so check out other reviews on Goodreads or Amazon. I am glad I finished this one but Pillars of the Earth remains my favorite!