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Fall of Giants Audiobook

Fall of Giants

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Publisher's Summary

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. Their destiny is entangled with that of an ambitious young aide to U.S. President Woodrow Wilson and to two orphaned Russian brothers, whose plans to immigrate to America fall foul of war, conscription and revolution. In a plot of unfolding drama and intriguing complexity, FALL OF GIANTS moves seamlessly from Washington to St Petersburg, from the dirt and danger of a coal mine to the glittering chandeliers of a palace, from the corridors of power to the bedrooms of the mighty.

©2010 Ken Follett (P)2010 Penguin Audio

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  • Patricia H. Keane
    Ireland
    10/16/15
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    "I enjoyed the story and the historical baackground"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes it is beautifully read


    What did you like best about this story?

    It moved forward quickly but included interesting factual detail


    Which character – as performed by John Lee – was your favourite?

    Lady Maud


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    No it was a good read but not moving


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dale
    7/26/15
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    "A wonderful experience"

    Well written and totally absorbent read with great clarity and a story that is wonderfully real

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Judith
    Dursley, United Kingdom
    7/24/15
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    "Gripping"

    I have been putting off listening to this book as I couldn't imagine listening to 30 hours. However, I was so gripped by the excellent storytelling, characters and wonderful narration that I listened to this book in no time at all so I'm off to download the sequel, I can't wait!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lozza
    7/20/15
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    "Absolutely stunning"
    What made the experience of listening to Fall of Giants the most enjoyable?

    The story kept me gripped from start to finish, the stories intertwined beautifully and the accents of the narrator added to the pleasure.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    All of them


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, but was listening in the car whilst travelling for work. Did not want the journeys to end. Only time i have hoped for traffic jams!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    Stevenage, United Kingdom
    7/20/15
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    "Worth the effort"

    It's definitely one of the longest books I've listened too, but the story and narration holds your interest quite well.

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  • Amazon Customer
    England
    7/15/15
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    "Effortless history lesson."

    The performance of this audio book, was matched by the story in it's entertainment value.
    The rich tones of the narrator and his seamless switching between accents, genders and classes, enhanced an already excellent web of familial stories, grounded in the everyday politics and struggles of the times.
    You will learn to love and empathise with all of the characters of the story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Karen Davies
    7/13/15
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    "History brought to life"

    The implausible overlapping of key characters' lives in order to give eyewitness testimony to the key events of the Great War and its' aftermath do not in fact detract from a fascinating story that cracks along at a good pace despite its length. There are moments of considerable emotional impact, moments where light is shed on the complexity of national politics in pre 1914 Europe and moments where the road to hell being paved with good intentions becomes all too real as the Bolsheviks become as terrifyingly unjust as the Tsarist regime they overthrew. The key characters are to a degree all stereotypes whose purpose is to illustrate the historical events they are part of but they are, despite this, worth caring about and far less one dimensional than they might have been. Well worth listening especially as the performance is excellent with characters vividly brought to life.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ian
    7/12/15
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    "A brilliant story brilliantly told"

    The story depicts the change of society in the early 20th century, changing the lives of everyone then and now.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Colin P Jamieson
    7/6/15
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    "Such compelling Reading"

    This book, the first in a stand alone series gives a wonderful insight into the lives of people from different cultures across different continents.
    The book takes the reader into and through The Great War demonstrating with theatrical clarity the influences that pervaded the different societies from which the experiences became mutually dependant

    Compelling listening

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • idris
    6/21/15
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    "Excellent book"

    Interesting from start to finish, had trouble putting it down. I highly recommend this book!

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