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)
Ken Follett is a wonderful author. He is able to weave a captivating tale with the backdrop being England in the middle ages. His character development, story line, and the magnificant descriptive language and detail he uses draws the listener into the storyline and make you feel as if you can see the story unfolding right before your eyes. A must read!
The book starts out a bit slow but once you figure out the main characters they come to life.
Greed is powerful. If you think todays headlines are scandolus you have a treat in store. For individuals who sit in church every Sunday thinking about how boring it is, step behind the scene and witness, lies, sex, murder and hypocrisy at it’s best. I found myself staying up late just to hear the next segment. At the end of the tape I wanted more. I was elated to find the author has another book out. Keep it coming.
I had never even heard of this book before now, but I am so glad that I bought it. It's a great epic adventure where good vs. evil is shown through the greater works of mankind.
I have enjoyed this story more than any other story I have listened to. Follet does a great job building interesting caracters that, accross 40 hours, you come to identify with. You can't help but get wrapped up in the story once you start listening.
Fantastic visit to a Europe almost a 1000 years gone by. You really get to know and care for the characters and the production/reading of the book is superb.
My first audiobook. I only allow myself to listen while exercising. This book is so good -- I'm exercising more than I had planned! I can't explain how good Pillars is... You just have to get this audiobook and find out for yourself. You will not be disappointed.
What a great story this is! Take the very basics of humanity: food, shelter, security, love, and of course revenge, place it in the 1100's and you have "Pillars".
I read the book about 10 years ago and even with the slew of books I've been able to run though, thanks to Audible (>100 and counting!), I still feel it is one of the best I have ever read/heard.
My only criticism is that it is so long, toward the end you feel like "haven't we fought this battle already?" and you just want the bad guys to finally get what's coming to them. But in some ways, I think that it is deliberate. The author wants you to feel the anguish of evil continually challenging good. And in the end, this really is a book about good versus evil, love vs hate, forgiveness vs revenge, hope vs despair. Oh yea, and they build a church.
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