The Kingsbridge Novels
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    The Pillars of the Earth | Ken Follett

    The Pillars of the Earth

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    • By Ken Follett
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    Why we think it’s a great listen: Got 40 hours to kill? You’ll find the time when you start listening to Lee’s take on Follett’s epic – and widely celebrated – novel of 12th-century England. 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...and of the beautiful, elusive Lady Aliena, haunted by a secret shame....

    Epic story to be read by all!

    I downloaded this book based on a review by another person who said something about how they couldn't believe a book about a monk trying to build a ca..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 25 2009 by Gina (Navarre, FL, USA)
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    The Pillars of the Earth: The Kingsbridge Novels, Book 1 | Ken Follett

    The Pillars of the Earth: The Kingsbridge Novels, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (41 hrs)
    • By Ken Follett
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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.

    Very very surprised

    I am usually a fan of thriller type books and have listened to authors like Charlaine Harris and Nelson Demille, who I rate very highly.... I drive ro..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 02 2011 by Alan ()
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    World Without End | Ken Follett

    World Without End

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    • By Ken Follett
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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.

    40 hours too short ...

    If you have read or listened to “Pillars of The Earth”, you will not be disappointed with World Without End. It is yet another masterpiece..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 03 2007 by Henrik (Herndon, VA, United States)
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    World Without End: The Kingsbridge Novels, Book 2 | Ken Follett

    World Without End: The Kingsbridge Novels, Book 2

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    • By Ken Follett
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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.

    Astounding!

    If you are ready for a 40 hour plus epic that runs seemlessly through an ancient age then put this on your list. There are writers and epic writers. ..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 08 2011 by Brodie (Mornington, Australia)
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    A Column of Fire | Ken Follett

    A Column of Fire

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    • By Ken Follett
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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.

    Very enjoyable.

    I have enjoyed all of the Kings bridge novels. The breadth of Michener, the story telling of King.

    Reviewed on September 23 2017 by Amazon Customer (Saint Louis, MO, US)
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    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)
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    Young Will Willard is coming home to Kingsbridge at Christmas as A Column of Fire opens. The year 1558 will turn Will's life upside-down and change Europe for ever. The ancient stones of Kingsbridge Cathedral look down on a city torn by religious hatred. High principles clash bloodily with friendship, loyalty and love. Will finds himself on the opposite side from the girl he longs to marry, Margery Fitzgerald.

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