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  • Eye of the Needle | Ken Follett

    Eye of the Needle

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Ken Follett
    • Narrated By Eric Lincoln
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    One enemy spy knows the secret of the Allies' greatest deception, a brilliant aristocrat and ruthless assassin - code name: "The Needle" - who holds the key to the ultimate Nazi victory.

    AudioAddict says: "Great Spy Thriller"
  • A Dangerous Fortune | Ken Follett

    A Dangerous Fortune

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Ken Follett
    • Narrated By Michael Page
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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.

    Rebecca says: "Predictable Fun"
  • The Pillars of the Earth | Ken Follett

    The Pillars of the Earth

    • UNABRIDGED (40 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Ken Follett
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Why we think it’s a great listen: Got 40 hours to kill? You’ll find the time when you start listening to Lee’s take on Follett’s epic – and widely celebrated – novel of 12th-century England. The Pillars of the Earth tells the story of Philip, prior of Kingsbridge, a devout and resourceful monk driven to build the greatest Gothic cathedral the world has known...of Tom, the mason who becomes his architect - a man divided in his soul...and of the beautiful, elusive Lady Aliena, haunted by a secret shame....

    Gina says: "Epic story to be read by all!"
  • Fall of Giants: The Century Trilogy, Book 1 | Ken Follett

    Fall of Giants: The Century Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Ken Follett
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Ken Follett's World Without End was a global phenomenon, a work of grand historical sweep beloved by millions of readers and acclaimed by critics. Fall of Giants is his magnificent new historical epic. The first novel in The Century Trilogy, it follows the fates of five interrelated families - American, German, Russian, English, and Welsh - as they move through the world-shaking dramas of the First World War, the Russian Revolution, and the struggle for women's suffrage.

    Keith says: "Ken Follett and John Lee / Audible's Dream Team"
  • A Place Called Freedom | Ken Follett

    A Place Called Freedom

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Ken Follett
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
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    This lush novel, set in 1766 England and America, evokes an era ripe with riot and revolution, from the teeming streets of London to the sprawling grounds of a Virginia plantation. Mack McAsh burns with the desire to escape his life of slavery in Scottish coal mines while Lizzie Hallim is desperate to shed a life of sheltered subjugation to her spineless husband. United in America, their only chance for freedom lies beyond the Western frontier - if they're brave enough to take it.

    Georgia says: "WORTH THE CREDIT AND THEM SOME!"
  • Edge of Eternity: The Century Trilogy, Book 3 | Ken Follett

    Edge of Eternity: The Century Trilogy, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (36 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Ken Follett
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Throughout these books, Follett has followed the fortunes of five intertwined families - American, German, Russian, English, and Welsh - as they make their way through the twentieth century. Now they come to one of the most tumultuous eras of all: the enormous social, political, and economic turmoil of the 1960s through the 1980s, from civil rights, assassinations, mass political movements and Vietnam to the Berlin Wall, the Cuban Missile Crisis, presidential impeachment, revolution - and rock and roll.

    Elisa says: "Some good, some bad"
  • Winter of the World: The Century Trilogy, Book 2 | Ken Follett

    Winter of the World: The Century Trilogy, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (31 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Ken Follett
    • Narrated By John Lee
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    Winter of the World picks up right where the first book left off, as its five interrelated families - American, German, Russian, English, Welsh - enter a time of enormous social, political, and economic turmoil, beginning with the rise of the Third Reich, through the Spanish Civil War and the great dramas of World War II, up to the explosions of the American and Soviet atomic bombs. As always with Ken Follett, the historical background is brilliantly researched and rendered, the action fast-moving, the characters rich in nuance and emotion.

    Tim says: "Brilliant Sequel"
  • World Without End | Ken Follett

    World Without End

    • UNABRIDGED (45 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Ken Follett
    • Narrated By John Lee
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    In 1989 Ken Follett astonished the literary world with The Pillars of the Earth, set in 12th-century England. 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 also takes place in Kingsbridge, two centuries after the townspeople finished building their exquisite Gothic cathedral. The cathedral is again at the center of a web of love and hate, greed and pride, ambition and revenge.

    Laura says: "Repetitive, but still enjoyable"
  • Hornet Flight | Ken Follett

    Hornet Flight

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Ken Follett
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    It's June 1941, and the low point of the war. England throws wave after wave of RAF bombers across the Channel, but somehow the Luftwaffe is able to shoot them down at will. The skies, indeed, the war itself seem to belong to Hitler.

    C. McCoy says: "An Outstanding Spy Novel"
  • Night over Water | Ken Follett

    Night over Water

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Ken Follett
    • Narrated By Tom Casaletto
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    On a bright September morning in 1939, two days after Britain declares war on Germany, a group of privileged but desperate people gather in Southhampton to board the largest, most luxurious airliner ever built - the Pan American Clipper - bound for New York.

    Wolfpacker says: "Good Yarn With a Few Unexpected Twists"
  • El invierno del mundo [Winter of the World] | Ken Follett

    El invierno del mundo [Winter of the World]

    • UNABRIDGED (34 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Ken Follett
    • Narrated By Javier Fernández
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    Segunda entrega de la trilogía The Century. La fascinante historia que empezó LA CAÍDA DE LOS GIGANTES continúa en este audiolibro, ahora con los hijos de las familias británica, galesa, alemana, americana y rusa como protagonistas. Narra sus luchas personales, políticas y militares durante el auge de Hitler, la Guerra Civil española, la Segunda Guerra Mundial y los años del desarrollo de la bomba atómica. En el año 1933, Berlín es un foco de agitación política y social.

    Simon Gutierrez says: "muy bueno todo"
  • La caída de los gigantes (The Century 1) | Ken Follett

    La caída de los gigantes (The Century 1)

    • UNABRIDGED (37 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Ken Follett
    • Narrated By Xavier Fernández
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    Una gran novela que narra las vidas de cinco familias: una americana, una galesa, una inglesa, una alemana y una rusa, con el trasfondo de la Primera Guerra Mundial, la Revolución Rusa y los profundos cambios sociales que estas conllevaron.La historia empieza en 1911, el día de la coronación del rey Jorge V en la abadía de Westminster. El destino de los Williams, una familia minera de Gales, está unido por el amor y la enemistad al de los Fitzherbert, aristócratas y propietarios de las minas.

    JohnCandy says: "Nice and interesting reading "
  • Los pilares de la Tierra [The Pillars of the Earth] | Ken Follett

    Los pilares de la Tierra [The Pillars of the Earth]

    • UNABRIDGED (46 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Ken Follett
    • Narrated By Jordi Boixaderas
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    Los Pilares de la Tierra es la obra maestra de Ken Follett y constituye una excepcional evocación de una época de violentas pasiones. El gran maestro de la narrativa de acción y suspense nos transporta a la Edad Media, a un fascinante mundo de reyes, damas, caballeros, pugnas feudales, castillos y ciudades amuralladas. El amor y la muerte se entrecruzan vibrantemente en este magistral tapiz cuyo centro es la construcción de una catedral gótica.

    DaNick says: "AMAZING book and narrator!"
  • El umbral de la eternidad [Edge of Eternity]: The Century, Book 3 | Ken Follett

    El umbral de la eternidad [Edge of Eternity]: The Century, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (42 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Ken Follett
    • Narrated By Xavier Fernández
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    En el año 1961 Rebecca Hoffmann, profesora en Alemania del Este y nieta de Lady Maud, descubrirá que la policía secreta está vigilándola. Mientras, su hermano menor, Walli, sueña con huir a Occidente para convertirse en músico de rock. Por otro lado, Georges Jakes, un joven abogado que trabaja con los hermanos Kennedy, es un activista del movimiento por los derechos civiles de los negros en Estados Unidos que participará en las protestas de los estados del Sur y en la marcha sobre Washington liderada por Martin Luther King.

    Mario says: "Impactante la caída del Muro"
  • The Pillars of the Earth | Ken Follett

    The Pillars of the Earth

    • ABRIDGED (10 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Ken Follett
    • Narrated By Richard E. Grant
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    The Pillars of the Earth tells the story of Philip, prior of Kingsbridge, a devout and resourceful monk driven to build the greatest Gothic cathedral the world has known...of Tom, the mason who becomes his architect - a man divided in his soul...of the beautiful, elusive Lady Aliena, haunted by a secret shame...and of a struggle between good and evil that will turn church against state, and brother against brother.

    Reademandweep says: "Spellbinding but Unabridged?"
  • Code to Zero | Ken Follett

    Code to Zero

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Ken Follett
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    (256)
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    (254)

    A man wakes to find himself lying on the ground in a railway station. He does not remember how he got there. He has forgotten where he lives. He cannot even remember his own name.

    William says: "Code to Zero"
  • World Without End | Ken Follett

    World Without End

    • ABRIDGED (14 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Ken Follett
    • Narrated By Richard E. Grant
    Overall
    (175)
    Performance
    (83)
    Story
    (82)

    In 1989 Ken Follett astonished the literary world with The Pillars of the Earth, set in 12th-century England. 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 also takes place in Kingsbridge, two centuries after the townspeople finished building their exquisite Gothic cathedral. The cathedral is again at the center of a web of love and hate, greed and pride, ambition and revenge.

    Claudia G. Pierce says: "excellent"
  • Lie Down with Lions | Ken Follett

    Lie Down with Lions

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Ken Follett
    • Narrated By Eric Lincoln, Lary Bradenburg, Donald Brearley, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (375)
    Performance
    (220)
    Story
    (226)

    Ellis, the American. Jean-Pierre, the Frenchman.... They were two men on opposite sides of the cold war, with a woman torn between them. Together, they formed a triangle of passion and deception, racing from terrorist bombs in Paris to the violence and intrigue of Afghanistan - and on to the moment of truth and a deadly decision for all of them.

    Daniel Mcafee says: "Good, but the multiple voice reading was poor"
  • On Wings of Eagles | Ken Follett

    On Wings of Eagles

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Ken Follett
    • Narrated By Marcia Hyde, Larry Robinson, Ralph Williams, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (463)
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    (303)
    Story
    (298)

    When two of his American employees were held hostage in a heavily guarded prison fortress in Iran, one man took matters into his own hands: American businessman H. Ross Perot. His team consisted of a group of volunteers from the executive ranks of his corporation, hand-picked and trained by a retired Green Beret officer. To free the imprisoned Americans, they would face incalculable odds on a mission that only true heroes would have dared.

    Tammy says: "Was the narrator in a hurry?"
  • Triple | Ken Follett

    Triple

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Ken Follett
    • Narrated By J. Charles
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Egypt - where a top-secret project to build a nuclear plant that will give the Arabs the bomb nears completion....

    Israel - where the Mossad's top agent, Nat Dickstein is given an impossible mission....

    Russia - where top KGB officials tip the atomic balance in Egypt's favor....

    England - where Dickstein makes what could be the fatal mistake of his career by falling under the seductive spell of Suzie Ashford...

    The High Seas - where the Mossad, KGB, Egyptians, and Fedayeen terrorists play out the final violent, bloody moves in a devastating game where the price of failure is nuclear holocaust.

    Harry says: "Interesting, entertaining and educational"
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