At last, here it is. Although the two novels may be listened to in any order, World Without End takes place in the same town of Kingsbridge, two centuries after the townspeople finished building the exquisite Gothic cathedral that was at the heart of The Pillars of the Earth. The cathedral and the priory are again at the center of a web of love and hate, greed and pride, ambition and revenge.
Three years in the writing, World Without End once again shows that Ken Follett is a masterful author writing at the top of his craft.
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©2007 Ken Follett; (P)2007 Penguin Audio, a member of Penguin Group (USA), Inc.
"Fans of Follett's previous medieval epic will be well rewarded." (Publishers Weekly)
This tale transports the reader to a period we often seem to think of as "simpler" -- Yet I dare anyone of us to survive even as a lord... let alone the peasant we would probably be!
The life skills woven into the story of families we came to recognise in "Pillars" - is tragic, funny, and always enjoyable.
The genius of Ken Follett is a gift to all who value a great tale. Beware - to those of you who have the usual daily obligations of life in the 21st century - this story compels the reader or listener to forgo said obligations for the irresistible temptation of learning the outcome of whatever conflict is currently in play in this truly absorbing epic tale. On whatever level you choose to partake of the pleasures presented at this banquet of literary delicacies you will be satiated. Again, genius!
an engaging sequel to Pillars of the Earth. The narrator is amazing- you feel like you are there with the characters back in the 1300s.
This was by far my favorite audio book ever! The book is great. It is equally as entrancing as "Pillars of the Earth". I also thought the reader was excellent. It's long but worth every word. I just wish the audible library had more works by Ken Follett
I never was a fan of epics but this is one that I didn't want to stop!! I felt I learned so much about life in that period of time. It was wonderful!! Now I am going to read Pillars of the Earth (or rather...LISTEN...to it!
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