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La nuit de tous les dangers

3.76  ·  Rating Details  ·  12,914 Ratings  ·  641 Reviews
Southampton, Angleterre, septembre 1939 : l'Europe entre en guerre, et le Clipper de la Pan American - un fabuleux vaisseau des airs, le plus luxueux hydravion jamais construit - décolle pour la dernière fois vers l'Amérique. A son bord, un lord anglais, fasciste notoire, et sa famille ; une princesse russe ; un couple d'amants ; un beau jeune homme, très intéressé par les ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 567 pages
Published January 3rd 1994 by La Livre de Poche (first published September 28th 1991)
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William Galaini
Night over Water is an amazingly well paced suspense novel with a traditional noir feel. It is loaded with well-timed action, typical intrigue, and indulgent sex scenes with every woman desperate for a man and every man reluctant, but passionate, toward a woman.

Honestly, that is the predominant crime here. It feels and moves very predictably and along all the expected tenants without deviation. It is not a brave book, and the author's choices feel too safe to deliver any depth or surprises. This
Dee Toomey
This was an exciting story with a great plot. Follett takes his time to develop the characters in such a way that before long you feel you know them intimately. Some you like...some you dispise. Some surprise you in the end.

I would give this book 4 stars easily, except that Follett, like so many authors, decided he needed to include several instances of sexual rendezvous, all of which, in my humble opinion, were really unnessarily explicit, which added nothing to the story but was just written g
Aug 04, 2011 Rene rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Did not like this book at all. Felt so much time was spent describing sexual indiscretions that the characters weren't fully developed. Also found female characters in this time period unrealistically feeble, written more like men would want them to be, but probably not how they are. Plot was thorough, but a little far fetched. Felt like this was a fantasy rather than a real story. However, he obviously did his research and was very thorough with descriptions of the plane, etc. so I had to give ...more
Noni Wardani
Dec 28, 2007 Noni Wardani rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I always enjoy reading Ken's books.However, I have to admit that this book is not as spectacular as his other books. The plot is set at the out break of World War II between England and Germany on a flying boat " The Pan American Clipper". For those who's interested in aircraft or engineering, might find this book interesting, because Follet did excellent research on the Clipper.For those who is not, the story might seem a bit slow in the beginning, because he starts the book with different stor ...more
When I started Night Over Water I wasn't really sure what to expect other than another book about the WWII. So, I was completely surprised to love it almost from the beginning. One of the reasons was because this book reminds soooo much of the Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie (that by now you should know I absolutely loooove) - well, the parts that narrate the passengers on the Clipper with no way out reminds me of Christie's novel. The atmosphere is the same, the tension, the mys ...more
Oct 25, 2015 Ola rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
When I finished reading it, I couldn't help but think to myself: What the...? I enjoyed the first half of the book (it would probably be 4/5 if it continued in a similar fashion) and then with almost every chapter gradually started lowering my rating. I wanted to read a simple, but good thriller, not some trashy porn! Why so many sex scenes? And why the hell do they have to be so tasteless?
The plot sounded interesting at first, but it turned out to be very unconvincing. Most of the charaters and
Feb 25, 2011 Maria rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
Mais um romance fantástico de Ken Follett. Quanto mais leio deste autor, mais fico rendida aos seus livros. Desta vez, e ainda sobre um clima de guerra, Follett leva-nos a sobrevoar o atlântico nas asas de um Boeing 314, um luxuoso hidroavião, que faria a viagem entre Inglaterra e os Estados Unidos e a quem as pessoas com grandes possibilidades era permitido viajar.
No entanto, ter dinheiro não significa ter escrúpulos e no mesmo local vão estar reunidos, durante 29 horas, pessoas de várias estir
Set in WWII just after the declaration of war between Germany and England, the plot details the 36-hour flight of the Clipper, a large luxury sea plane. On board or otherwise involved are a former Nazi nuclear scientist, gangsters, Fascists, hijackers and escaping Nazi sympathizers. Follett's plots are always fun but he is also known for his obligatory smut scenes with too much gratuitous (and often silly) detail.
Mar 03, 2016 Kelanth rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: spionaggio, guerra
Notte sull'acqua, in originale "Night Over Water" è un romanzo storico thriller del 1991 di Ken Follett, la storia si svolge all'interno dello Yankee Clipper, un gigantesco idrovolante e uno dei primi aerei transoceanici della storia, in grado di trasportare i passeggeri dall'Europa all'America in poche ore. Considerato l'aereo più lussuoso e romantico mai costruito, fu sospeso in seguito allo scoppio della seconda guerra mondiale.

Il romanzo è ambientato nel settembre del 1939, a partire dal gio
Let me begin by saying that this is a perfectly effective and empty thriller, a page-turner, etc. There's a steadily-rising level of suspense throughout, and one good plot twist. However, the rest of it is painfully predictable and soap-opera melodramatic. For long stretches it feels more like an awkward, rushed and frankly boring romance than the thriller I'd been led to expect. And believe me, the gratuitous sex scenes are uniformly tepid. You'll probably feel like you could do a much better j ...more
Benjamin Thomas
This novel takes place in 1939 just after England has entered World War II. It's told from multiple points of view, all from people who will take a flight aboard a Pan-Am Clipper (a truly luxurious (and historically accurate) airplane in the second 2/3rds of the book. This is sort of like a "Murder on the Orient Express" set-up although more thriller than who-dunnit mystery. Passengers include business people, aritocratic families, a debutante, a film star, a petty thief, etc. They all have reas ...more
Daniel Pereira
Feb 16, 2013 Daniel Pereira rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: requisitados
Gostei bastante do livro, visto ter grande interesse por histórias passadas em aviões, apesar de nunca ter viajado num. Follett, como em "Os Pilares da Terra", tem uma forma muito interessante de dividir os capítulos, fazendo-os por personagens, a cada uma delas corresponde um capítulo. Não esperava a introdução da história tão passada fora do avião como foi, mas acabou por ser importante para a contextualização do enredo dentro do mesmo.
Com fins de capítulo espectaculares, que entrelaçam todas
RATING: 3 stars.

Ken Follett é um autor muito aclamado tanto a nível nacional e internacional e alguns dos seus livros foram adaptados à televisão. "Noite sobre as Águas" foi comparado ao "Crime no Expresso do Oriente" de Agatha Christie (mas num avião) e os comentários na capa do livro prometem um crescendo de suspense.

Bem... não me pareceu assim muito misterioso, este livro. O mistério propriamente dito (se é que se pode considerar isto um mistério) só tem lugar nas últimas duzentas páginas do
Oct 03, 2015 Shauna rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The only good thing about the book were the descriptions of the clipper. It's a shame none of these planes survived.
Jan 07, 2016 Tim rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a thriller from Mr. Follett, regarding an overnight flight from England to the United States in 1939, when international tensions are at a flash point and Hitler has begun to actuate his invasion plans. The plane is a gargantuan luxury flying boat, the Boeing 314, also known as the “American Clipper” (more about that later). This is the fictional last flight of this plane, as long concrete runways accommodating larger commercial and military planes will soon make these flying boats obsol ...more
Jun 18, 2014 Kellie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Follet is a fantastic story teller. This one takes place at the beginning of WWII. Germany and England have just declared war. Many of the English are trying to get out of the country. Some are going to America. The Pan American Clipper was a luxury flight that flew from Southhampton to New York. This book is about some of the passengers that took the last flight over before the start of battle. I have read other books by Follet and what I like about his books is his thoroughness and his charact ...more
Chris White
With this many sex scenes, it's difficult to take the book very seriously. I can't decide if Follett has penned a work of erotica or fiction, and I suspect he can't decide either; but in the end things became predictable and, dare I say boring. I half expected some bloke to turn up mid-flight in a set of coveralls to tell one of the women he'd come round to "fix the furnace," for the love of God. There was so much sex between so many characters the book became rather stupid and unbelievable, and ...more
Dec 05, 2008 Christopher rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: wwii, fiction
This was a hand-me-down tag-sale purchase from my father. I think he picked it up since he is an aviation buff, and on that score the book comes through - plenty of loving descriptions of the Clipper and of a Tiger Moth used in an early chapter.

For plot and characterization, I kept feeling like I was more watching a local theatre play or even more like a LARP. A lot of time is spent in an enclosed space (the Clipper) exploring how the different characters interact with several different plot lin
Jun 16, 2011 Andrew rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
On the eve of the Second World War, Pan American Airways provides luxury trans-Atlantic travel on its Boeing Flying Clipper, the largest passenger plane of its time. The plane shortens the trip from Southhampton, England, to New York City from the 5-6 days required by ocean-going vessels to a mere 30 hours. It also provides a sense of adventure for those who can afford the ticket.

Set aboard the Clipper, this book tells the stories of a disparate group of passengers making one of the last passage
Mar 21, 2016 Debby rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 5-star-books
Fantastic! I couldn't put this book down. I was up till 3:30 AM because I just had to know how it ended. That's a raity for me.
I've read several Ken Follett books and this is, in my opinion, Ken Follett at his suspense writing and storytelling best! If you like WWII historical fiction and a really good, superbly woven, mystery/suspense, then check out Night Over WATER. i highly recommend it.
I'm surprsided this book wasn't made made into an all-star cast film. It has great potential for that.
Eric Wright
Mar 02, 2011 Eric Wright rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: local-library
It’s September, 1939 in the final flight of the legendary Pan-Am clipper. Although a little slow to get into the book, I was captivated by Follett’s description of the characters taking this final flight from England to America and by the intertwined their stories. From the very beginning their stories hint at intrigue, violence, and danger. We have a spoiled debuttante longing for freedom from her Nazi-loved and domineering father. A thief with an eye for jewels and a tongue that can mimic the ...more
I am a huge Follett fan , but this book was definitely not his best, 2.5 stars. Very predictable, and not nearly as much intrigue or excitement as his other works like Eye of the Needle and Jackdaws. I agree with several of the other reviewers who said that there was too much sex (yes really)..... became the focus of the story instead of a complement. female characters were pretty weak and naive all around.
I needed a good page turner for a very long, overnight flight and this book fit the bill perfectly. I thought it was a suspense-thriller type book, but it wound up having more romance than suspense. Weird but still enjoyable on a long flight. The setting is at the start of WWII, the characters include, a well-to-do Facist family, a couple of headstrong daughters, a thief, a flight engineer, a couple of disgruntled siblings, and? Who am I missing? The Pan American Clipper Sea Plane, which almost ...more
Jun 19, 2015 Joan rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I have read other books by Ken Follett and have found them informative as well as enjoyable. This book left me thinking there were too many story lines happening with not enough development to do justice to them. I realize that the story covers approximately 48 hours. However, some of the events seemed difficult to believe even with the reasons given.
Jan 27, 2016 Guguk rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: zzz-udah-kenyang
Akhirnya keinget juga~ ini dia buku yang dulu ta' beli di diskonan, yang dibeli gara-gara ketarik sama sinopsisnya dan iklan di kover belakangnya yang nyama-nyamain buku ini sama Orient Express-nya Ms. Agatha Christie.

Aku merasa dibohongi...
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Nathy R.
Dec 29, 2015 Nathy R. rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
Ler para mim é um momento de prazer. Consiste em entrar num livro e sentir-me parte dele. É um momento privado. Gosto de livros que me cativem. Que me ensinem a gostar deles e que me proporcionem bons momentos de leitura. Deixo a escrita para os escritores, a mim cabe-me o acto de ler. Para que consiga ter bons momentos de leitura recorro a livros que consigam dar-me o prazer de uma boa leitura. Poucas são as vezes em que arrisco em novos escritores. Não gosto de correr riscos pois estou a pagar ...more
Sridhar Babu
Oct 13, 2015 Sridhar Babu rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Author ..
Ken Follett..
Southampton (England), Pan American Clipper Boeing B-314..
Margaret Oxenford, Percy Oxenford, Harry Marks, Diana Lovesey, Mervyn Lovesey, Mark Alder, Tom Luther, Karl Hartmann, Eddie, Nancy Lenehan and others..
Romantic Thriller..
On a bright summer morning in 1939, two days after Britain has declared war to fight against Fascist Germany, a group of privileged but desperate people gather in Southampton (England) to board the largest, mos
Robert Low
Jul 29, 2014 Robert Low rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book. I have never read any Follett before and I was really impressed by his prose. It was incredibly smooth-flowing throughout, and he developed a mixture of characters at a pace which was thoroughly absorbing. It was really refreshing to read a book which had a continuously unfolding plot line, and for this reason, it had a very classic feel to it.

The plot itself never blew me out of the water, but I don't believe it makes this book any more commendable. Its praise lies
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Ken Follett burst onto the book world in 1978 with Eye of the Needle, a taut and original thriller with a memorable woman character in the central role. The book won the Edgar award and became an outstanding film.

He went on to write four more bestselling thrillers: Triple; The Key to Rebecca; The Man from St Petersburg; and Lie Down with Lions.

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