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World Without End Audiobook

World Without End

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Publisher's Summary

In 1989 Ken Follett astonished the literary world with The Pillars of the Earth, a sweeping epic novel set in 12th-century England that centered on the building of a cathedral and the men, women, and children whose lives it changed forever. Critics were overwhelmed, and readers and listeners ever since have hoped for a sequel.

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.

What the Critics Say

"Fans of Follett's previous medieval epic will be well rewarded." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Ellen 04-20-09
    Ellen 04-20-09
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    "Fantastic Book"

    I am really enjoying this audio book. The author has written it very well and the narrator is fantastic. I will be sorry when it ends.

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    MIS Student tucson, az United States 03-27-09
    MIS Student tucson, az United States 03-27-09 Member Since 2015
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    "Love the historial aspects"

    I have never listened to a historical book but this book and the Pillars of Earth have me hooked! Great listen you won't be disappointed.

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    JVRK Long Beach, CA United States 03-26-09
    JVRK Long Beach, CA United States 03-26-09 Member Since 2009

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    "The audio book wihtout end"

    This was a very good book, that never seemed to end. I enjoyed learning about live in England way back when. Great value, but it did go on and on.

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    Amazon Customer Lake Wales, FL USA 03-19-09
    Amazon Customer Lake Wales, FL USA 03-19-09 Member Since 2016
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    "I listened twice"

    What a great reader in John Lee, and the storyline was worth the time to listen to Twice!

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    Barbara 03-17-09
    Barbara 03-17-09
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    "A Great Listen"

    I thoroughly enjoyed this and the earlier one, Pillars of the Earth. I learned so much about life in medieval times and was really caught up in the plot and characters. The sex scenes were too vivid for my taste, but the story lines and political intrigue of village life and church hierarchy made up for it. Interesting and engrossing.

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    Patricia Countryside, IL, USA 03-13-09
    Patricia Countryside, IL, USA 03-13-09
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    "Repetitive"

    If you didn't read Pillars of the Earth, then you will enjoy this book. If you read Pillars, forget this one. It's the same story, same character types, same ecclesial conflicts, etc. And, this one is indeed a "story without end." It goes on and on and on and on and on......just when you think it's finally winding down, the author introduces a new twist. I finished listening to the end, but was relieved when I came to the final chapter. I prefer books that leave me wanting more. For a reader of Pillars, this one will wear you out!

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    Terry Pomfret Center, CT, USA 03-06-09
    Terry Pomfret Center, CT, USA 03-06-09
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    "Comfortable, Enjoyable"

    This just picked up where "Pillars of the Earth" left off. I lived another full lifetime through the characters' lives. I felt so familiar with everyone in the story, as if I were a member of the community; if that makes sense. Can I look forward to book #3? There are a few hundred more years to go, you know. Thank you, Mr. Follet.

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    SM 03-01-09
    SM 03-01-09 Member Since 2008
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    "I was hooked"

    From the opening paragraph to the end I could not wait to hear the next installment. I have enjoyed many of Follett's tales and this one did not disappoint. The prose was rich and descriptive. I felt that I knew the characters, some of them seemed like my friends. The reader did it justice in tempo and in tone. I enjoyed every minute.

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    Sonya Richard 02-23-09
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    "Great read"

    I must admit I was not sure if a book of this size would keep me listening through it all, but I was very impressed. Like Pillers of the Earth I wanted to hear more and learn of all the events that took place for each person in this book. It mirrored the first book a bit but the lives of these new characters still brought new life to the book.

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    Rebecca Loveland, CO, United States 02-17-09
    Rebecca Loveland, CO, United States 02-17-09 Member Since 2007
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    "John Lee brings the story to life"

    This was a wonderful book, well written and very well read. The reader can make or break an audiobook, and John Lee does a fantastic job.

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