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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 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...more
Noni Wardani
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
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...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
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...more
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...more
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
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...more
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.
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
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...more
Eric Wright
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
Robert Low
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...more
Michael Llewellyn
Ken Follett’s 1991 thriller, Night over Water, proves why he is perennially on the bestseller list. This one involves a planeload, literally, of disparate folks fleeing England just days after war is declared on Germany. Each has a distinct agenda,some of which cleverly overlap, as they take off for America. The real star of the show is Pan Am’s fabulous Clipper, designed to provide the first trans-Atlantic passenger service and easily the most luxurious aircraft ever built. You might think thin...more
Procyon Lotor
Il Boeing 324 Come molti di voi sanno gi�, ho una adolescenziale passione. Con Liala ci saremmo trovati d'accordo: a lei il volatore a me il velivolo. Scendendo al Marconi su un trabiccolo da cinquanta posti dell'Iberia oramai a meno di dieci metri dal suolo, il pilota corresse una sbandata da raffiche laterali fino a quaranta gradi (la punta dell'ala sfior� il suolo a 250kmh) cos� bene che nessuno se ne accorse. D'istinto non ho pensato "moriremo tutti" ma "che manico". Ora siete avvertiti. Lo...more
Alasandra Alawine
The world’s most luxurious airliner—the legendary Pan Am clipper—takes off for its final flight to neutral America. On board Eddie the Engineer agonizes over Tom Luther's demands that he force the plane to land prematurely. Luther's associates have kidnapped Eddie's wife (Carol-Ann), so he feels he has no choice but determines to find a way to thwart Luther's plot if possible.

The Fascist Lord Oxenford flees England, with his families fortune hidden in the suitcases.

Diana Lovesey having left her...more
J.M. Slowik
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
I like Ken Follett's works. I like em. I don't love em. My favorite so far has to have been Eye of the Needle. I've read six or seven of his novels, and still that's the best of the bunch. I keep picking up his novels hoping that this will be the one that leaves them all in the dust, and I am continually dismayed. I enjoy the book, but I'm dismayed in the quest for something of his better than Eye of the Needle.

Night Over Water was good. The characters were fun, the plot was mildly engaging and...more
As I was introduced to Ken Follett, like many were, through Pillars of the Earth and the Fall of Giants (Century Trilogy - worth a read), he has quickly made a fan of me. While not for everyone, I love his writing style, and all the books I've read by him don't ever make reason for me to believe the author is bad. This was no different.

I read it a while ago, and have reread it multiple times. It could be my naturally sentimental self - this was the first thriller by Follett that I read, and als...more
Good thriller with mucho plot twists! Kept me reading most of the day.
Bill Tillman
Wonderful read, the detail of the Pan Am Clipper was fantastic.
Once again, Ken Follett has kept me mesmerized. With a lot of novels that are longer, it often feels like a chore with a slow build up. Not the case when I treat myself to one of his novels. From page one I was captivated. His characters seem so real, I want to continue reading to find out what happens with/to them. Set in the time when England declares war on the Nazi regime, he takes characters from different backgrounds with different views, and weaves a plot that is addicting. I holed up for...more
Adriana Smith
I can't help but think that I was somehow handed the unedited first draft of this book. Halfway through I was cringing and pulling my hair out over typos ("your" instead of "you're"?!) and characters that had remained one-dimensional and bland. It's a shame, as the story has potential--the plot is decent, and with a little editing to smooth over the abruptness and obviousness of certain events, could even be engaging. The writing, however, makes for such a frustrating experience that reading the...more
I actually read this book several years ago but recently decided to listen to the audio book.
It’s kind of like a soap opera, but the setting is unique. The novel takes place in the fall of 1939, and Germany has just invaded Poland, resulting in Great Britain’s declaration of war on Germany. For various reasons, the characters of the books all come to find themselves on a Pan-American Boeing B-314 Flying Boat, flying from England to the United States. All of them seem to be either running from En...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
Dani Noviandi
Pernah membayangkan terbang bersama seorang penjahat kawakan yang dikawal FBI? Atau bahkan terbang dengan bayang-bayang kapal yang kita tumpangi dibajak oleh seseorang? Sebelum membayangkan terlalu jauh, ada baiknya angan-angan tersebut kita coba bayangkan dengan membaca buku karya Ken Follett ini. Mengapa di awal saya menyebut kapal, bukan pesawat terbang? Karena memang yang diceritakan disini ialah sebuah kapal terbang, bukan pesawat terbang. Satu hal mencolok yang membedakan ialah, bahwa kapa...more

Die junge Lady Margret Oxenford will nur ihrem Stand entkommen und der Frauenarmee beitreten.
Der junge Harry möchte einfach reich sein und sich keine Gedanken mehr über seine Zukunft machen müssen.
Familie Oxenford flieht auf Gedeih und Verderb vor dem nahenden Krieg.
Diana flieht mit ihrem Liebhaber vor ihrem gefühllosen Ehemann.
Und die Witwe Nancy ist darauf aus, endgültig die Hinterlassenschaft ihres Vaters in ihre Hände zu bekommen.
Weiterhin mit an Bord: Ein berühmter deutscher Physiker...more
This is my second helping from Follett's stable after Hornet Flight. I had high expectations after Hornet Flight and further spurred by the captivating blurb I read of this book which brought back fond memories of Crichton's Airframe. It is with these precurcors that I began reading this book.

The story is about the passengers and the drama that unfolds on a trans Atlantic flight of a Clipper (a Boeing 314 seaplane). Follet builds up the "passenger manifest" that takes about the first three quar...more
Adding this review 18 months after I read the book. Recommend for fans of history and of thrillers. The story is suspenseful and entertaining, while carrying just enough of the history behind the first transatlantic flyers and the world heading to war in the late 1930’s. Not the most intellectual journey by any stretch of the imagination, but a good yarn and a quick one at that. Overall, I found the history of the planes fascinating (I’m not into aviation, so that may be telling) and the romance...more
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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.

He also wrote On Wings of Eagles, the true story of ho...more
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