ここ最近一番のお気に入りオーディオブックは、”The Pillars of the Earth” 邦題「大聖堂」です。Unabridge版で40時間の大作ですが、息つく暇もない展開であっという間でした。聞き終わった後、自分も何かとてつもなく大きな人生の目標を見つけたい！と壮大な気持ちになりました。
中世イギリスと聖堂が好きな人にオススメ。朗読は渋い男性の声でとても聞き取りやすかったです。LinQディスカッションのフリートークで、フランス、スペイン、ドイツの参加者の方も読んだとのことで盛り上がりました。続編の「World without End」も早速ダウンロード。続編は52時間！続きが楽しみ～。
I love reading books. My favorite book so far is “The Pillars of the Earth” written by Ken Follet. I found this book at the Audible website and listened to the audio book. This story is a fiction, set in 12th-century England. There are four leading characters in this book. A prior, a stone mason, his stepson who succeeded his work, and a woman who comes from the Earl’s family but was displaced from the position. The main story is about building a cathedral in the fictional town of Kingsbridge. They struggled to build a cathedral. They faced a tyranny, suffered from a famine, and anatural disasters. It took 40 years to built build the cathedral, though they finally succeeded. I like this book because the characters are engaging and the story moves at a surprisingly quick pace.
After reading this story, I felt I can could do anything if I try tried hard throughthroughout my lifetime.