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)
Who would have thought that a book that took place during medieval times could keep a self proclaimed techno-geek entertained. Once I started this book, I had a hard time putting it down. I listened while: riding my bike, walking, sitting on a plane, mowing the lawn, and doing yard work. Thoughly enjoyable and highly recommended (and I rarely write reviews).
It took a little bit to get me really involved in the story, but once I was it was wonderfully fully of twists and turns. The character development was excellent and I enjoyed the history that was woven into the plot lines.
Wow! There have not been a dozen books this long that I have read in my lifetime that brought about such dissapointment when they ended because I wanted more. While a lot is predictable there are also many surprises. I am not a big fan of historical novels but this one is an exception.
Great story, and John Lee does an amazing job reading/acting/breathing life into it, as he always does. Even though it's long, I didn't want it to end. The sequel, World Without End, is also worth listening to.
The direction of the book is very clear and most of the twists the book offers have very predictable conclusions. Very well written and I would recommend this book to anyone that would be interested in an inspirational story.
A wonderfully written book over a span of many years encompassing many great and memorable characters. I could not get enough of the engaging characters and wonderful scenes painted beautifully by Ken Follett's writing. He is a master at the top of his game.
Not only was this book superb, but the reader was excellent! Seldom has a reader effectively embodied the tone, inflection, and meaning of each character's utterances. What an awesome audiobook!
Definitely one of the best audiobooks I've heard on Audible. The story is compelling, lots of twists, turns and schemes. The characters are well drawn and the villians are especially malevolent. Gives you a good feel for life in the 12th century and how the two powers (church and monarchy) rule the lives of ordinary people. The narrator is first rate too, I can't wait to hear the sequel!
This is the most interesting book that I have ever "read"!!!! It held my attention from the first paragraph to the end of the book. I just couldn't stop listening to the book. I highly recommend this book to everyone!
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