A spellbinding epic tale of ambition, anarchy, and absolute power set against the sprawling medieval canvas of 12th-century England, this is Ken Follett's historical masterpiece.
©1989 Ken Follett; (P)2007 Penguin Audio, a member of Penguin Group (USA), Inc.
"Follett is a master." (The Washington Post)
"A historical novel of gripping readability, authentic atmosphere and detail and memorable characterization." (Publishers Weekly)
I loved how this book brought you in right from the beginning and made u yearn for more.
No book comparies to this book, it is just great from beginning to end!
Doubt I'd listen again because of its sheer length, but did enjoy going thru it once.
The violation of Aleana.
The hanging of William Hamley.
The birth of Tom builder's son.
Really enjoyed it. Will likely listen to other similar novels by Ken Follett.
full of surprises.
Sarum, Shogun and other books that juggle many plates in the air.
I didn't know how interesting medieval architecture was.
As an active / outdoor guy, I love listening to audiobooks while trail running, hiking, etc.
There is no way to properly answer this question - the storyline, the reader, the rich period detail, Follet's research - it's like asking me to pick my favorite child.
His ability to keep so many characters so different in this 40 hour book
Yes, but I can't give that away in a review
This is one of the most incredible books ever written - which is odd given how different it is from the spy thrillers I normally listen to. This is the only book I've ever listened to 3 times.
shortened it, by about 1/3
I fell asleep fairly often...I did neither, laugh or cry.
I liked the televised version better.
In the past 18 years, I have read this book 3X, seen the series, and listened 2X... I am on my 3rd listen. Best book EVER!!!!!
Try World Without End....2nd best book EVER!
All of them.... he's awesome!
I have learned SO much from these books...love them!
I loved the characters and their tenacity.
When the cathedral ceiling collapsed and Tommy was born.
When Jack was reunited with his true love.
It made me laugh out loud and cry.
I would reccommend this to everyone I know that loves a god story.
I was highly impressed with this story. Everything, from the plot and the characters to the narration, was well thought out and beautifully told. I enjoy long books that give you a deep understanding of the people within, and "Pillars of the Earth" does just that.
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