This is a spectacular story, rich in historic detail and well developed characters. This is a book for anyone interested architecture, the medieval period, or heroic characters with a sense of humor. Don't pass this one up!
Wonderful story/ characters woven in a seemless tapestry. It got me interested in historical church architecture. Who can imagine making that interesting! It would have been better without all the sexually explicit material, but this was, afterall written by a man!
"Pillars of the earth" is wonderful. I could only download part 1, 2, 3, 5. Not the 4th one and I don't know if there's one more. Could you write me how to do. Thank you. Matteo Giovannini.
Such an incredible piece of literature! The author is a master storyteller who weaves the lives of all his characters so intricately that you can't help but care for them. I ended up buying the book too and when I could not listen to the audio version, I read the book. It's that good! The only thing was that I was disturbed by a lot of the violence especially the numerous raping of women. I skipped those parts. Between listening to the 40 hour audio book and reading the 973 page book I was completely engaged in the story. Ken Follett is BRILLIANT! I recommend it highly!
I am not usually a fan of historical fiction, butI thoroughly enjoyed this gripping novel, which seemed to be historically quite accurate. It kept my interest for almost its entire length, but I must admit that it got repetitive in the last quarter. Nonetheless, I'm going to read the sequel, after I've taken a short break. The vision of that beautiful cathedral that was built against the odds, stays with me.
Follett weaves an interesting tale that deeply details the lives of his characters. Almost as importantly, the narrator does a splendid job of voicing the many characters that made him a pleasure to listen to. This is a long tale and may be viewed as slow in some places. Overall a very enjoyable book.
This is a lively, well researched, expansive book that surrounds multiple characters over multiple generations, it's read beautifully by John Lee and has everything from architecture to battle to even a touch of erotica. It was an extremely enjoyable listen and I truly wish I could find more books of both this quality and length