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    • The Pillars of the Earth

    • By: Ken Follett
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 40 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24,330
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15,852
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15,894

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Epic story to be read by all!

    • By Gina on 07-25-09

    Regular price: $56.00

    • A Place Called Freedom

    • By: Ken Follett
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 14 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,909
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,285
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,264

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • WORTH THE CREDIT AND THEM SOME!

    • By Georgia on 08-28-15

    Regular price: $31.49

    • A Column of Fire

    • By: Ken Follett
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 30 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,664
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7,912
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,885

    In 1558 the ancient stones of Kingsbridge Cathedral look down on a city torn apart by religious conflict. As power in England shifts precariously between Catholics and Protestants, high principles clash bloodily with friendship, loyalty, and love. Ned Willard wants nothing more than to marry Margery Fitzgerald. But when the lovers find themselves on opposing sides of the religious divide sweeping across the country, Ned goes to work for Princess Elizabeth. When she becomes queen, all Europe turns against England.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Follett is a Master Storyteller

    • By Charles Atkinson on 10-11-17

    Regular price: $49.00

    • Fall of Giants

    • The Century Trilogy, Book 1
    • By: Ken Follett
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 30 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15,864
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11,856
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11,823

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Ken Follett and John Lee / Audible's Dream Team

    • By Keith on 11-07-10

    Regular price: $56.00

    • World Without End

    • By: Ken Follett
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 45 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15,369
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9,315
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,325

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • 40 hours too short ...

    • By Henrik on 11-03-07

    Regular price: $56.00

    • Winter of the World

    • The Century Trilogy, Book 2
    • By: Ken Follett
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 31 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11,302
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,873
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,869

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant Sequel

    • By Tim on 03-15-13

    Regular price: $56.00

    • Edge of Eternity

    • The Century Trilogy, Book 3
    • By: Ken Follett
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 36 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,022
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,078
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,058

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Some good, some bad

    • By Elisa on 09-22-14

    Regular price: $49.00

    • A Dangerous Fortune

    • By: Ken Follett
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 16 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4,879
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,326
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,331

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Predictable Fun

    • By Rebecarol on 05-24-08

    Regular price: $27.27

    • Eye of the Needle

    • By: Ken Follett
    • Narrated by: Eric Lincoln
    • Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3,869
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2,773
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,775

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Spy Thriller

    • By AudioAddict on 11-11-13

    Regular price: $29.99

    • Hornet Flight

    • By: Ken Follett
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 14 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,324
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,574
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,577

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An Outstanding Spy Novel

    • By C. McCoy on 03-13-05

    Regular price: $33.60

    • The Third Twin

    • By: Ken Follett
    • Narrated by: January LaVoy
    • Length: 15 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 298
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 276
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 274

    The study of twins and the genetics of aggression totally consumes research scientist Jeannie Ferrami. An accomplished and headstrong researcher, Jeannie has developed a sophisticated software program to identify identical twins reared apart. But Jeannie's breakthrough project is threatened by the appearance of a sudden impossibility - identical twins born weeks apart to different mothers at separate locations.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Classic 90's Style

    • By Empress Karen on 10-06-17

    Regular price: $35.00

    • Night over Water

    • By: Ken Follett
    • Narrated by: Tom Casaletto
    • Length: 14 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,656
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,248
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,246

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fun Listen

    • By Daniel McAfee on 07-11-08

    Regular price: $27.27

    • Whiteout

    • By: Ken Follett
    • Narrated by: Josephine Bailey
    • Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 966
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 632
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 639

    Like no other suspense author in his genre, Follett reinvents the thriller with each new storyline. But nothing matches the intricate, knife-edge drama of Whiteout.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Edge Of The Seat Thriller!

    • By Sandylp on 02-11-05

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Fall of Giants

    • By: Ken Follett
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 30 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 704
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 632
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 634

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Disapointing

    • By S. R. Gibb on 09-04-11

    Regular price: $42.63

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

    • By: Ken Follett
    • Narrated by: Jordi Boixaderas
    • Length: 46 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 536
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 476
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 479

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great for Language Comprehension Practice

    • By a consumer on 08-16-15

    Regular price: $30.23

    • Triple

    • By: Ken Follett
    • Narrated by: J. Charles
    • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 524
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 316
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 314

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting, entertaining and educational

    • By Harry on 08-18-09

    Regular price: $27.27

    • On Wings of Eagles

    • By: Ken Follett
    • Narrated by: Marcia Hyde, Larry Robinson, Ralph Williams, and others
    • Length: 12 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 617
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 446
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 438

    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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Was the narrator in a hurry?

    • By Tammy on 06-19-08

    Regular price: $27.27

    • Una columna de fuego [A Column of Fire]

    • Saga Los pilares de la Tierra 3 [Pillars of the Earth, Book 3]
    • By: Ken Follett
    • Narrated by: Jordi Boixaderas
    • Length: 37 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 226
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 211
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 212

    La saga de Los pilares de la Tierra y Un mundo sin fin, que ha cautivado a millones de lectores, prosigue ahora con una magistral nueva historia.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Repetitive

    • By JohnCandy on 11-18-17

    Regular price: $30.23

    • Fall of Giants

    • The Century Trilogy, Book 1
    • By: Ken Follett
    • Narrated by: Dan Stevens
    • Length: 12 hrs and 53 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 346
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 288
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 282

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating! Awesome book

    • By Gareth on 03-14-11

    Regular price: $31.50

    • The Hammer of Eden

    • By: Ken Follett
    • Narrated by: January LaVoy
    • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 106
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 98

    The FBI doesn't believe it. The governor wants the problem to disappear. But Agent Judy Maddox knows the threat is real: an extreme group of ecoterrorists has the means and the know-how to set off a massive earthquake of epic proportions. For California, time is running out. Now Maddox is scrambling to hunt down a petty criminal turned cult leader turned homicidal mastermind. Because she knows that the dying has already begun.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • nothing like Follett

    • By Mary on 11-08-17

    Regular price: $35.00

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