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)
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.
Not what I usually read but kept you so involved it was so hard to put it down.
History and characters.
I really like books where I can see the knowledge of the writer. He knew time period history, medieval society, and architecture. it made it a pleasure to read
I loved them all . this would not have been as good of a story if they weren't all there.
I do not have much time to read . audio books help me experience what I'd miss otherwise . Mr. Lee was a delight.
Jonathan. He grew up knowing what it was to be loved completely . He was so brave and willing to seek answers, even though they were difficult.
So far this has been my favorite of all the books I' 've listened to. The sound is not shrill and Mr. Lee has a voice that is easy to listen to.
Early on in the story, I was hooked! I chose the long version... but it did not seem that long to me as the people in the story were developed... I found them interesting and enjoyed the dialogues as well as the history around the story. You love the people you should and distain the wicked accordingly. Enjoy!
I loved hearing John Lee's british accent reading a story that took place in Great Britian.
I love Historic Stories. This story felt so authentic, I was doing research online to look up Catholic Cathedralls in England to see if this one was ever built.
The amount of research that went into this book must have taken years.
I always heard it was great and I'm so glad I got to listen to it.
Took a little bit to warm up, but then I found myself hooked on it. But, I find myself saying that with most of my favorite stories. I enjoyed the narrator as well, although I listened at 1.5 speed (like I do with most audio books). Great characters, in depth story, vivid descriptions, long story but well paced. Recommended!
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