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  • The Pillars of the Earth

  • By: Ken Follett
  • Narrated by: Richard E. Grant
  • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (610 ratings)

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The Pillars of the Earth

By: Ken Follett
Narrated by: Richard E. Grant
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Publisher's summary

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.

A spellbinding epic tale of ambition, anarchy, and absolute power set against the sprawling medieval canvas of 12th-century England, this is Ken Follett's historical masterpiece.

©1989 Ken Follett (P)2007 Penguin Audio, a member of Penguin Group (USA), Inc.

Critic reviews

"Wonderful . . . will hold you, fascinate you, surround you." (Chicago Sun-Times)

"Follett is a master." (The Washington Post)

"Ken Follett takes a giant step." (San Francisco Chronicle)