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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)
    • By Ken Follett
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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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: "Another masterpiece"
  • 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
    • 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"
  • 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
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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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.

    sally says: "Great for long journeys"
  • Fall of Giants | Ken Follett

    Fall of Giants

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Ken Follett
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (1836)
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    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.

    Kirstine says: "A superb historical novel"
  • Winter of the World | Ken Follett

    Winter of the World

    • UNABRIDGED (31 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Ken Follett
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Five linked families live out their destinies as the world is shaken by tyranny and war in the mid-20th century. Berlin in 1933 is in upheaval. Eleven-year-old Carla von Ulrich struggles to understand the tensions disrupting her family as Hitler strengthens his grip on Germany. Into this turmoil step her mother’s formidable friend and former British MP, Ethel Leckwith, and her student son, Lloyd, who soon learns for himself the brutal reality of Nazism.

    Rachel says: "Winter of the World"
  • Edge of Eternity: Century Trilogy, Book 3 | Ken Follett

    Edge of Eternity: Century Trilogy, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (36 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Ken Follett
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1021)
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    (938)
    Story
    (934)

    As the decisions made in the corridors of power bring the world to the brink of oblivion, five families from across the globe are brought together in an unforgettable tale of passion and conflict during the Cold War. When Rebecca Hoffmann, a teacher in East Germany, finds herself pursued by the secret police, she discovers that she has been living a lie. Her younger brother, Walli, longs to escape across the Berlin Wall to Britain to become part of the burgeoning music scene.

    Amazon Customer says: "Best in series"
  • A Dangerous Fortune | Ken Follett

    A Dangerous Fortune

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Ken Follett
    • Narrated By Michael Page
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (399)
    Performance
    (277)
    Story
    (274)

    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.

    Andrew says: "Fabulous"
  • Whiteout | Ken Follett

    Whiteout

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Ken Follett
    • Narrated By Sally Armstrong
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    Filled with startling twists, Whiteout is the ultimate knife-edge drama from Ken Follett - an international best-selling author who is in a class of his own. As a blizzard whips down from the north on Christmas Eve, several people converge on a remote family house. Stanley Oxenford, director of a pharmaceutical research company, has everything riding on a drug he is developing to fight a lethal virus.

    Bookaholic says: "Great Narration"
  • 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
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (43)
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    (24)
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    (23)

    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.

    Derek Smith says: "Super fast reader"
  • Eye of the Needle | Ken Follett

    Eye of the Needle

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Ken Follett
    • Narrated By Eric Lincoln
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (104)
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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.

    A. D. Thacker says: "Wonderful thriller"
  • Hornet Flight | Ken Follett

    Hornet Flight

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Ken Follett
    • Narrated By Nigel Carrington
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    It is June 1941 and Denmark is under German occupation. On the rocky coast of Denmark, two brothers, Harald and Arne Olufsen, starkly different in nature, are straining against the rigid confines imposed by their austere, elderly parents and trying to find their own way in life. Meanwhile, a network of MI6 spies is attempting to decipher an encrypted Luftwaffe radio signal which mentions the new Freya-Gerät - a rudimentary form of German radar equipment.

    Amanda says: "A gripping story"
  • 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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    (4)
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    (4)

    The saga that has enthralled the millions of fans of The Pillars of the Earth and World Without End now continues with Ken Follett's magnificent, gripping A Column of Fire. 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

    Amazon Customer says: "FANTASTIC"
  • Un monde sans fin 1 | Ken Follett

    Un monde sans fin 1

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Ken Follett
    • Narrated By Martin Spinhayer
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    Kingsbridge, 1327. Quatre enfants sont les témoins d'une poursuite meurtrière dans les bois : un chevalier tue deux soldats au service de la reine, avant d'enfouir dans le sol une lettre mystérieuse, dont le secret pourrait bien mettre en danger la couronne d'Angleterre. Leurs quatre destinées s’en trouveront changées.

  • Night Over Water | Ken Follett

    Night Over Water

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Ken Follett
    • Narrated By Clive Mantle
    Overall
    (33)
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    (26)
    Story
    (28)

    On a bright September morning in 1939, two days after Britain has declared war, a group of privileged but desperate people gather in Southampton to board the largest, most luxurious airliner ever built - the Pan American Clipper, bound for New York: an English aristocrat, fleeing with his family and a fortune in jewels; a German scientist, escaping from the Nazis; a murderer under FBI escort; a young wife running away from a domineering husband; and a handsome, unscrupulous thief.

    Doc Johnnie says: "Almost excellent ... but"
  • Lie Down with Lions | Ken Follett

    Lie Down with Lions

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Ken Follett
    • Narrated By Eric Lincoln, Lary Bradenburg, Donald Brearley, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (18)
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    (17)

    Ellis, the American. Jean-Pierre, the Frenchman.... They were two men on opposite sides of the cold war, with a woman torn between them. Together, they formed a triangle of passion and deception, racing from terrorist bombs in Paris to the violence and intrigue of Afghanistan - and on to the moment of truth and a deadly decision for all of them.

    Mr. David Vanderplank says: "Great story but awful production"
  • Jackdaws | Ken Follett

    Jackdaws

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Ken Follett
    • Narrated By Samantha Bond
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    Two weeks before D-Day, the French Resistance attack a chateau containing a telephone exchange vital to German communications. But the building is heavily guarded, and the attack fails disastrously. Flick Clairet, a young British secret agent, proposes a daring new plan: she will parachute into France with an all-woman team known as the "Jackdaws", and they will penetrate the chateau in disguise.

    Ian says: "Short but sweet"
  • La caída de los gigantes [Fall of Giants] | Ken Follett

    La caída de los gigantes [Fall of Giants]

    • UNABRIDGED (37 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Ken Follett
    • Narrated By Xavier Fernández
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    (4)
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    Una gran novela que narra las vidas de cinco familias: una americana, una galesa, una inglesa, una alemana y una rusa, con el trasfondo de la Primera Guerra Mundial, la Revolución Rusa y los profundos cambios sociales que estas conllevaron.La historia empieza en 1911, el día de la coronación del rey Jorge V en la abadía de Westminster. El destino de los Williams, una familia minera de Gales, está unido por el amor y la enemistad al de los Fitzherbert, aristócratas y propietarios de las minas.

  • World Without End: Pillars of the Earth, Book 2 | Ken Follett

    World Without End: Pillars of the Earth, Book 2

    • ABRIDGED (14 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Ken Follett
    • Narrated By Richard E. Grant
    Overall
    (119)
    Performance
    (21)
    Story
    (19)

    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. One boy will travel the world but come home in the end; the other will be a powerful, corrupt nobleman.

    Rogayah says: "Faith versus Reason"
  • Code to Zero | Ken Follett

    Code to Zero

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Ken Follett
    • Narrated By Lorelei King
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    (3)
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    (4)

    A man wakes up to find himself lying on the ground in a railway station, his mind stripped bare of all recollection. He has no idea how he got there. He does not even know his own name. Convinced he is a drunken down and out, it isn't until a newspaper report about a satellite launch catches his eye that he begins to suspect all is not what it seems.

    Zoska says: "Is it me or the performance is not hype here?"
  • The Pillars of the Earth: Pillars of the Earth, Book 1 | Ken Follett

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

    • ABRIDGED (10 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Ken Follett
    • Narrated By Richard E. Grant
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    (107)
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    (24)
    Story
    (23)

    Set in the turbulent times of 12th century England where civil war, famine, religious strife, and battles over royal succession tore lives and families apart, The Pillars of the Earth tells the story of the building of a magnificent cathedral. Against this richly imagined backdrop, filled with intrigue and treachery, Ken Follett draws the reader irresistibly into a wonderful epic of family drama, violent conflict, and unswerving ambition.

    Kurt says: "Absolutely absorbing"
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