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....
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....
In 1866 tragedy strikes at the exclusive Windfield School when a mysterious accident takes the life of a student....
Fall of Giants is Ken Follett's magnificent new historical epic. The first novel in The Century Trilogy, it follows the fates of five interrelated families....
Selchester Castle in 1953 sits quiet and near-empty, its corridors echoing with glories of the past. Or so it seems to intelligence officer Hugo Hawksworth....
The first in an ambitious new series that tells the story of one family across generations, across oceans, from heartbreak to triumph....
As a blizzard whips out of the north on Christmas Eve, several people converge on a remote family house. Stanley Oxenford, director of a pharmaceutical-research company, has everything riding on a drug he is developing to fight a lethal virus. Several others are interested in his success too: his children, at home for Christmas with their offspring, have their eyes on the money he will make; Toni Gallo, head of his security team and recently forced to resign from the police, is betting her career on keeping it safe; an ambitious local television reporter sniffs a story, even if he has to bend the facts to tell it; and a violent trio of thugs are on their way to steal it, with a client already waiting.
As the storm worsens and the group is laid under siege by the elements, the emotional sparks crackle and dark secrets are revealed that threaten to drive Stanley and his family apart for ever.
"Best-seller Follett sets his sights on biological terrorism, pumping old-school adrenaline into this new breed of thriller." (Publishers Weekly)
What a fantastic story with many twists and turns along the way. The characters are brought to life by the delightful narration of David Tennant, and I found myself willing them to succeed. I normally avoid abridged versions of audiobooks, but this one works well, without feeling as if I had missed anything important. I would highly recommend this book.
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Great reader - absolutely gripping - highly recommended
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Brilliant fast pacef thrillrt couldn't stop listening, I willl definitely read more than once !
Amazing book, i feel it's not great value for a credit but the story is excellent (but short hence the credit usage reference) narration superb but loved it.
I was there with them every step of the way, activated by what was going to happen next. Didn't want to stop listening when I turned off the engine on my way to work. David Tenant was excellent.
What did you like most about Whiteout?
Did not know what to expect. Unfortunately I only had the abridged version and wished I had had the whole story.<br/><br/>Really enjoyed this book as I have listened to several others from the same author.<br/><br/>Highly recommended with all the twists with the characters.<br/><br/>
What about David Tennant’s performance did you like?
Great accent and he did all the voices very convincingly
Storyline and writing were very average and predictable, only made interesting by David Tenant's excellent narration.