Century Trilogy
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  • 1

    Fall of Giants: The Century Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Ken Follett
    • Narrated By John Lee
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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.

    Louis says: "Loved it and learned alot."
    Loved it and learned alot.

    I must admit that I was put off by the negative reviews I read. I listened to it anyway and loved it. With good characters that I cared about it is..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 19 2010 by Louis (North Wales, PA, United States)
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    Fall of Giants

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Ken Follett
    • Narrated By John Lee
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    A huge novel that follows five families through the world-shaking dramas of the First World War, the Russian Revolution, and the struggle for votes for women. It is 1911. The Coronation Day of King George V. The Williams, a Welsh coal-mining family, is linked by romance and enmity to the Fitzherberts, aristocratic coal-mine owners. Lady Maud Fitzherbert falls in love with Walter von Ulrich, a spy at the German Embassy in London.

    S. R. Gibb says: "Disapointing"
    Disapointing

    I really wanted to like this book. I have been a keen student of 20th century history since high school, 40 years ago.

    Alas I found mysel..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 04 2011 by S. R. Gibb (New Zealand)
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    Winter of the World

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    • By Ken Follett
    • Narrated By John Lee
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    Five linked families live out their destinies as the world is shaken by tyranny and war in the mid-20th century. Berlin in 1933 is in upheaval. Eleven-year-old Carla von Ulrich struggles to understand the tensions disrupting her family as Hitler strengthens his grip on Germany. Into this turmoil step her mother’s formidable friend and former British MP, Ethel Leckwith, and her student son, Lloyd, who soon learns for himself the brutal reality of Nazism.

    Anne says: "Listen and learn"
    Listen and learn

    I really looked forward to this book. I'm not disappointed.

    I must say that the most annoying thing about this audio book is that I personal..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 03 2012 by Anne (Aarhus N, VA, United States)
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    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.

    Jimmy says: "Epic, Remarkable, Easy & Enjoyable!"
    Epic, Remarkable, Easy & Enjoyable!

    The wonder of this book is that most of us intimately understand the subject matter, and Follet does a wonderful job of creating the emotion and devas..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 22 2012 by Jimmy (Powell, OH, United States)
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    Edge of Eternity

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    • By Ken Follett
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