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.
Listen to The Pillars of the Earth.
©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)
Growing up in England, surrounded by amazing literature, I was devastated when my eyesight made reading difficult. Audible is truly a gift.
I enjoyed every minute of this. I read Pillars of the Earth first and fell in love with Follett's ability to tell a great story and put it all in great historical context. He writes of rich characters with all of man's faults and highest aspirations.
Love the characters. Love the story. Love the history. Loved the first book PILLARS. Great writing.
After Pillars of the Earth I did not think that the sequel could rival it but I am really enjoying my ride to work listening to this book. It is as well written and very enjoyable.
This book was sooo incredibly boring! I was shocked. I loved the preceeding book, but just couldn't get into this one!
Like the pillars of the earth the story gets tiresome. Same as pillars, the story revolves around a few characters and the their misfortunes. Same plot of building and rape the story gets boring. 40 hrs of listening to this nonsense gets into your nerves.
I've been engaged in the hearing of lots of audiobooks, but this one and Pillars of the Earth are the best ever. Do not let the length daunt you. They are incredibly written, and I cannot believe I waited so long to listen.
The characters are just as good as Pillars of the Earth. I do wish there was more time spent on the connections to the characters in Pillars but other than that small detail, I enjoyed this from beginning to end!
History enthusiast with military and legal background.
Wow, this was so boring that I couldn't get past the first four hours. The plot line was so similar to the first book that it was laughable. It woudl be more interesting to read a text book on how to build a medeival brige than plowing through this book.
always looking for my next 'driveway' book
After I reluctantly finished I was probably pumping up too high to get my wife interested in starting. After 1 of her co-workers strongly recommneded it she couldn't put it down. (My mother in-law is reading it for a 2nd time).
In my opinion 'World Without End' equals 'Pillars of the Earth' not only in size but character development and architecture of plot.
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