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)
Very High on the List
No but want to again
Yes, but due to length needed to take several days.
If you ever loved stories that interconnect (as I do), this is a must listen. Ken Follet is a master story teller. Stories intertwine with actual historical facts, another great reason to love this book.
Great Value. Good Performance. Good Book. Overall I enjoyed the book and would recommend to others to listen to.
Other Ken Follet books. Good historical fiction.
An excellent way to "read" this extrememly long book. It took me almost 2 months to listen to it. I love being able to discuss it since I "read" it. Looking forward to Starz mini-series on March 3rd. However, I thought part 5 seemed rushed to tie up loose ends, and abandoned some key characters. Too much time spent on architecture descriptives.
It took me a little while to get into this book but once it clicked I was hooked.
I don't want to give anything away.
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.
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