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A Dangerous Fortune | [Ken Follett]

A Dangerous Fortune

In 1866 tragedy strikes at the exclusive Windfield School when a mysterious accident takes the life of a student. Among the student's circle of friends are Hugh Pilaster; Hugh's older cousin Edward, dissolute heir to the Pilaster banking fortune; and Micky Miranda, the handsome son of a brutal South American oligarchy. The death and its aftermath begin the spiraling circle of treachery that will span three decades and entwine many lives.
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Publisher's Summary

In 1866 tragedy strikes at the exclusive Windfield School when a mysterious accident takes the life of a student. Among the student's circle of friends are Hugh Pilaster; Hugh's older cousin Edward, dissolute heir to the Pilaster banking fortune; and Micky Miranda, the handsome son of a brutal South American oligarchy. The death and its aftermath begin the spiraling circle of treachery that will span three decades and entwine many lives.

From the exclusive men's clubs that cater to every dark desire of England's upper classes to the luxurious ballrooms of the manipulators of the world's wealth, Follett conjures up a stunning panorama of intrigue. A Dangerous Fortune brings us characters swept toward a perilous climax in which greed, fed by the shocking truth of a young man's death, must be stopped - or the dreams of a nation will die.

©1993 Ken Follett; (P)1994 Brilliance Audio

What the Critics Say

"Breathlessly plotted...relentlessly suspenseful." (The New York Times)
"Ken Follett is a matchless storyteller, and this story is tailor-made for audio....With Follett teamed up with Page, you can't stop listening." (AudioFile)

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    HIII 11-30-11
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    "Follett Fluff"

    A good period piece, it was interesting to hear about banking senior partners. The sex seems long and drawn out especially with Michael Page's clipped, rapid pace! It was entertaining to the end. But when it ends it is over, the listener is not left with anything for additional thoughts or feelings.

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    "another very good ken follett listen"

    filled with twist and turns with the great ken follett's wit, surprises and feel good ending

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    "Another Great Follett Story"

    Although I have to say that Michael Page does not do this story justice, especially with his too fast speech in the beginning, it was still a very enjoyable listen. Similar to other Ken Follett stories, with its twists and turns, conspiracy, murder, and sensual scenes, I have loved them all. I just wish he would stick with Jason Lee as his narrator--by far my favorite!

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    Marjan Dunedin, New Zealand 07-27-11
    Marjan Dunedin, New Zealand 07-27-11 Member Since 2006
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    "A well told exciting book"

    This is very well narrated. I will be looking for other books told by this narrator. The story is exciting, interesting, informative and well worth investing in. I got hours and hours of enjoyment out of it, although I do not usually go for the 'easy' reads, this one was superb holiday listening.

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    "An absorbing page-turner"

    Surely one of the greatest novelists of our time. So much research to give us a picture of lives as they were lived at the time with suspense and conflict of ambitions woven in to keep the reader intrigued until the end.

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    Diana NORFOLK, VA, United States 05-04-11
    Diana NORFOLK, VA, United States 05-04-11 Member Since 2010

    I am retired and am busier than when I had a full time career. I don't get time to read; but my Ipod fills the gap.

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    "Entertaining"

    This book held my interest from the beginning. The twists and turns along with the differences between the aristocracy and the "common" people was intriguing.

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    Marcie Virginia Beach, VA, United States 03-23-11
    Marcie Virginia Beach, VA, United States 03-23-11 Member Since 2010
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    "Dangerous Fortune"

    Great story! Too much sex for me and no way to skip it! But the story kept me glued!

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    Brad Portland, Virgin Islands (U.S.) 02-27-11
    Brad Portland, Virgin Islands (U.S.) 02-27-11 Member Since 2011
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    "Victorian Soap Opera You Can't stop Listening to.."

    I really liked listening to this book. I found it riveting in the twists and turns it takes. It is a bit like a soap opera in how the characters struggle against each other, with themselves and with the circumstances of their lives. I found it hard to put down and would have listened to the whole thing in one sitting, if I'd had the time! The narrator is superb and does all the voices very well. Even women's voices were distinguishable despite his normally deep voice. He's also really good with different accents. Overall a very enjoyable "read".

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    Paul 07-12-10
    Paul 07-12-10 Member Since 2007

    always looking for my next 'driveway' book

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    "Another Follett Classic"

    When you've just finished 'Pillars of the Earth and World without End' the bar is set pretty darn high.
    I was not disappointed.

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    Joan 07-05-10
    Joan 07-05-10
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    "A Good Substantial Read"

    I like the long stories by ken Follett. He does great character and relationship development. His women are the strong type, I like that.

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