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  • A Column of Fire

  • The Kingsbridge Novels, Book 3
  • By: Ken Follett
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 30 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,423
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,316
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,305

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another masterpiece

  • By Amazon Customer on 30-09-17

A brilliant ending to the trilogy

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-10-17

Firstly a massive thanks to John Lee his preference in all three books was magnificent.

I would recommend these books to all history fans they are a collective work of brilliance, I can't imagine how much time, research and hard work it took Ken I can only stand in admiration.

I loved the heroes and mostly hated the villains, the picture painted is rich, intriguing and unforgettable.

  • World Without End

  • The Kingsbridge Novels, Book 2
  • By: Ken Follett
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 45 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,262
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,596
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,593

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Bereaved when it ended

  • By bex4ad on 15-03-11

A tale without end

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-09-17

Really enjoyed the 2nd book but in the series again it's long and winding with interesting twists, infuriating villains and unlikely heroes.

  • The Pillars of the Earth

  • The Kingsbridge Novels, Book 1
  • By: Ken Follett
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 40 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,257
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,401
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,401

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.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Pillars of the Earth

  • By Robert on 31-10-10

Absolutely brilliant

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-09-17

A wonderful sprawling tale, enlightening and entertaining through out with strong characters and wonderful settings, if I have one criticism I would have preferred....

Spoiler alert*******

....... it if William had suffered some more at his end it was just kind of sprung on us and no one said anything to him but it's a small point, now on the the next one

Thanks Ken!

  • Dunstan

  • One Man Will Change the Fate of England
  • By: Conn Iggulden
  • Narrated by: Geoffrey Beevers
  • Length: 16 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 539
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 497
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 496

The year is 937. England is a nation divided, ruled by minor kings and Viking lords. Each vies for land and power. The Wessex king Æthelstan, grandson of Alfred the Great, is readying himself to throw a spear into the north. Behind him stands Dunstan, the man who will control the destiny of the next seven kings of England and the fate of an entire nation. Welcome to the original game for the English throne.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Dunstan Isn't quite a Caesar

  • By Simon on 16-05-17

Brilliant

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-09-17

I was thrilled to hear Conn Iggulden had a new book out, but then disappointed slightly that it wasn't about a great leader or campaign.
I bought it anyway based on the previous enjoyment I found in the trilogy's and was very glad I did.
it's equally fascinating and well told as all the rest but with a different type of leader on a very different kind of personal, national and religious campaign all of his own, I highly recommend this book to anyone that loves rich history and intrigue.

10 of 12 people found this review helpful

  • FLAK

  • By: Michael Veitch
  • Narrated by: Bolinda Publishing
  • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 23

A collection of vivid, unforgettable stories from RAAF veterans about their experiences of combat in World War II. It is also an account of the strange, sometimes obsessive journey of the author himself, as he explores a passion held since childhood. From bomber pilots to fighter aces, from rear gunners to bomb aimers, from stories of death and fear to tales of humor and comradeship, Michael has helped unearth the extraordinary stories of ordinary men living and fighting in extraordinary times.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable, informative and at times haunting.

  • By Dave Coleman on 20-10-09

Inspired

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-04-16

Thank you Michael Veitch for all three books, what a beautiful thing you've done, I was am inspired and moved by the men you met, I was a air cadet and loved the flying but being from a poor back ground I never imagined being able to become a pilot, but now in the free modern world made possible by these great heroes I am going to enrol in flight school and earn my wings!