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  • A Column of Fire | Ken Follett

    A Column of Fire

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Ken Follett
    • Narrated By John Lee
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    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.

    James says: "Just like the first two..."
  • The Pillars of the Earth | Ken Follett

    The Pillars of the Earth

    • UNABRIDGED (40 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Ken Follett
    • Narrated By John Lee
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    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.

    Gina says: "Epic story to be read by all!"
  • World Without End | Ken Follett

    World Without End

    • UNABRIDGED (45 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Ken Follett
    • Narrated By John Lee
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    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.

    Henrik says: "40 hours too short ..."
  • A Place Called Freedom | Ken Follett

    A Place Called Freedom

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Ken Follett
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
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    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.

    Georgia says: "WORTH THE CREDIT AND THEM SOME!"
  • Fall of Giants: The Century Trilogy, Book 1 | Ken Follett

    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.

    Keith says: "Ken Follett and John Lee / Audible's Dream Team"
  • Winter of the World: The Century Trilogy, Book 2 | Ken Follett

    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.

    Tim says: "Brilliant Sequel"
  • Edge of Eternity: The Century Trilogy, Book 3 | Ken Follett

    Edge of Eternity: The Century Trilogy, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (36 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Ken Follett
    • Narrated By John Lee
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    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.

    Elisa says: "Some good, some bad"
  • Una columna de fuego [A Column of Fire]: Saga Los pilares de la Tierra 3 [Pillars of the Earth, Book 3] | Ken Follett

    Una columna de fuego [A Column of Fire]: Saga Los pilares de la Tierra 3 [Pillars of the Earth, Book 3]

    • UNABRIDGED (37 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Ken Follett
    • Narrated By Jordi Boixaderas
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    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.

    JohnCandy says: "Repetitive"
  • Eye of the Needle | Ken Follett

    Eye of the Needle

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Ken Follett
    • Narrated By Eric Lincoln
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    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.

    AudioAddict says: "Great Spy Thriller"
  • A Dangerous Fortune | Ken Follett

    A Dangerous Fortune

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Ken Follett
    • Narrated By Michael Page
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    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.

    Rebecarol says: "Predictable Fun"
  • The Third Twin | Ken Follett

    The Third Twin

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs)
    • By Ken Follett
    • Narrated By January LaVoy
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    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.

    Dana Williams says: "Still a Ken Follett fan - even after this."
  • A Column of Fire | Ken Follett

    A Column of Fire

    • ABRIDGED (12 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Ken Follett
    • Narrated By John Lee
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    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.

    chrissy says: "not as good as others"
  • Un mundo sin fin [World Without End]: Saga Los pilares de la Tierra 2 [Pillars of the Earth, Book 2] | Ken Follett

    Un mundo sin fin [World Without End]: Saga Los pilares de la Tierra 2 [Pillars of the Earth, Book 2]

    • UNABRIDGED (49 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Ken Follett
    • Narrated By Jordi Boixaderas
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    Veinte años después de la publicación de Los pilares de la Tierra, Ken Follett vuelve al fascinante mundo de Kingsbridge para presentar a sus lectores un retrato admirable del mundo medieval y una magnífica saga épica que aporta una nueva dimensión a la ficción histórica.

    said says: "Excelente"
  • Los pilares de la Tierra [The Pillars of the Earth] | Ken Follett

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

    • UNABRIDGED (46 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Ken Follett
    • Narrated By Jordi Boixaderas
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    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.

    a consumer says: "Great for Language Comprehension Practice"
  • A Column of Fire: The Kingsbridge Novels, Book 3 | Ken Follett

    A Column of Fire: The Kingsbridge Novels, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Ken Follett
    • Narrated By John Lee
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    Christmas 1558, and young Ned Willard returns home to Kingsbridge to find his world has changed. The ancient stones of Kingsbridge Cathedral look down on a city torn by religious hatred. Europe is in turmoil as high principles clash bloodily with friendship, loyalty and love, and Ned soon finds himself on the opposite side from the girl he longs to marry, Margery Fitzgerald. Then Elizabeth Tudor becomes queen and all of Europe turns against England.

    Amazon Customer says: "Long awaited and ......greatly disappointing"
  • Hornet Flight | Ken Follett

    Hornet Flight

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Ken Follett
    • Narrated By John Lee
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    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.

    C. McCoy says: "An Outstanding Spy Novel"
  • World Without End: The Kingsbridge Novels, Book 2 | Ken Follett

    World Without End: The Kingsbridge Novels, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (45 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Ken Follett
    • Narrated By John Lee
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    On the day after Halloween, in the year 1327, four children slip away from the cathedral city of Kingsbridge. They are a thief, a bully, a boy genius, and a girl who wants to be a doctor. In the forest they see two men killed. As adults, their lives will be braided together by ambition, love, greed and revenge. They will see prosperity and famine, plague and war.

    Brodie says: "Astounding!"
  • The Hammer of Eden | Ken Follett

    The Hammer of Eden

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs)
    • By Ken Follett
    • Narrated By January LaVoy
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    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.

    lerone says: "the Mind"
  • On Wings of Eagles | Ken Follett

    On Wings of Eagles

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Ken Follett
    • Narrated By Marcia Hyde, Larry Robinson, Ralph Williams, and others
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    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.

    Tammy says: "Was the narrator in a hurry?"
  • Night over Water | Ken Follett

    Night over Water

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Ken Follett
    • Narrated By Tom Casaletto
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    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.

    Daniel McAfee says: "Fun Listen"
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