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mollymoon1

mollymoon1 Bristol, United Kingdom Member Since 2010
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  • "Unexpectedly brilliant"

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    I really wasn't expecting much from this book. Being a big fan of Bernard Cornwell and being used to his type of writing, I was pretty sceptical about Ken Follet's writing, however, I was more than mildly suprised to find that after getting over the different fashion of writing and story telling, this became a story that I just could not leave until the very end. It was fabulous - a very well written story of a priest whose ambition to build a fantastic church comes to life, the many wonderful characters with intricate stories surrounding the building. I never want to give much away in a review, other than to say that if you like historic stories, this is one of the best ones that I have come across. I was delighted with the characters, the ups and downs of the events, the knotting created in your stomache by some of the characters, its brilliantly laid out, has some real 'feel good' moments and you really must read/listen to this one.

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    The Pillars of the Earth

    • UNABRIDGED (41 hrs)
    • 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.

    Robert says: "The Pillars of the Earth"
  • "Excellent"

    Overall

    This audiobook has horror, excitment, suspence and humour. Being a big fan of Bernard Cornwell's works this book has come up trumps again. I began by finding Uhtred quite loathsome, but ended up loving him. I would highly recommend this book to anyone whose not shy of some brilliant writing and story telling.

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    The Burning Land: Saxon Chronicles, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated By Stephen Perring
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    In the last years of the ninth century, King Alfred of Wessex is in failing health, and his heir is an untested youth. The Danes, who have failed so many times to conquer Wessex, smell opportunity.... First comes Harald Bloodhair, a savage warrior leading a Viking horde. But Alfred still has the services of Uhtred, his unwilling warlord, who leads Harald into a trap and, at Farnham in Surrey, inflicts one of the greatest defeats the Vikings were ever to suffer.

    David says: "Disappointing"
  • "A safe and feel good story"

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    Although this is a very long book, the writer, as always, does manage to keep you wanting to listen/read throughout. There are very few parts of the book (if any) that are tedious and boring and for me that is the sign of a good author. The story in itself is mild and a mixture of torment, hideousies and horrors that come with this period in history and the amalgamation of real historic events keep everything flowing evenly and guiding you to the next part of the character’s lives, interventions, entanglements and fatalities. The feel good factor comes from those wronged getting their vengeance and the evil doers getting their come-uppances!!! It is a nice flowing book, but there is nothing thrilling in the story just a steady momentum and this does sometimes suit a particular story, in this event it works well and for a steady read/listen, I would recommend this book. Ken Follett, as we already know from his previous successes writes nicely and John Lee takes it on a steady flow.

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    World Without End

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    • 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.

    Apollon says: "An Emotional Epic Journey"
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