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    • 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 3,156
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,311
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,311

    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

    Regular price: £39.99

    • 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 1,346
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,247
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,238

    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

    Regular price: £34.99

    • World Without End

    • The Kingsbridge Novels, Book 2
    • By: Ken Follett
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 45 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,191
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,531
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,528

    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

    Regular price: £39.99

    • A Dangerous Fortune

    • By: Ken Follett
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 16 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 729
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 584
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 575

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fabulous

    • By Andrew on 12-05-11

    Regular price: £25.59

    • Fall of Giants

    • By: Ken Follett
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 30 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,190
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,556
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,557

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What a discovery

    • By Amazon Customer on 14-09-11

    Regular price: £39.99

    • Edge of Eternity

    • Century Trilogy, Book 3
    • By: Ken Follett
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 36 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,293
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,189
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,180

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best in series

    • By Amazon Customer on 25-09-14

    Regular price: £39.99

    • Winter of the World

    • By: Ken Follett
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 31 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,651
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,244
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,241

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Winter of the World

    • By Rachel on 06-10-12

    Regular price: £39.99

    • The Man from St Petersburg

    • By: Ken Follett
    • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
    • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 172
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 159
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 159

    It is just before the outbreak of World War I, and Britain must enlist the aid of Russia. Czar Nicholas' nephew is to visit London for secret naval talks with Lord Walden, who has lived in Russia and has a Russian wife, Lydia. But there are other people who are interested in the arrival of Prince Alexei: the Waldens' only daughter, Charlotte - wilful, idealistic, and with an awakening social conscience; Basil Thompson, head of the Special Branch; and, above all, Feliks Kschessinky, the ruthless Russian anarchist. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Read! Great Reader!

    • By JD on 23-08-18

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Jackdaws

    • By: Ken Follett
    • Narrated by: Emilia Fox
    • Length: 17 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 94
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87

    Two weeks before D-day, the French Resistance attacks 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. But, unknown to Flick, Rommel has assigned a brilliant, ruthless intelligence colonel, Dieter Franck, to crush the Resistance. And Dieter is on Flick's trail....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Gripping listen

    • By Amazon Customer on 12-09-18

    Regular price: £24.99

    • The Key to Rebecca

    • By: Ken Follett
    • Narrated by: Tim Downie
    • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    He is known to the Germans as 'Sphinx', to others as Alex Wolff, a European businessman. He arrives suddenly in Cairo from out of the desert, armed with a radio set, a lethal blade and a copy of Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca - a ruthless man with a burning, relentless conviction that he will win at all costs. The stakes are high, for the survival of the British campaign in North Africa is in the balance. Only Major William Vandam, an intelligence officer, and the beautiful courtesan Elene can put an end to Wolff's brilliant clandestine reports of British troop movements and strategic plans.

    Regular price: £23.99

    • Eye of the Needle

    • By: Ken Follett
    • Narrated by: Samuel West
    • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 43

    It is 1944 and weeks before D-day. The Allies are disguising their invasion plans with a phony armada of ships and planes. Their plan would be ruined if an enemy agent found out...and then The Needle - Hitler’s prize undercover agent, a cold and professional killer - does just that. Hunted by MI5, he leads a murderous trail across Britain to a waiting U-boat. But he hasn't planned for a storm-battered island and the remarkable young woman who lives there.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Ripping yarn

    • By Mrs P M Knapton on 13-09-18

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Night over Water

    • By: Ken Follett
    • Narrated by: Russell Bentley
    • Length: 18 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 72
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 65
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 64

    Set during the outbreak of the Second World War, Night over Water is a feat of storytelling from the best-selling master of the historical thriller, Ken Follett. 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....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Poor narration

    • By JamesDevon on 08-11-18

    Regular price: £24.99

    • Code to Zero

    • By: Ken Follett
    • Narrated by: Ian Porter
    • Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 40

    Three days that could change the world's political landscape....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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Really good!

    • By Sugs on 10-09-18

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Triple

    • By: Ken Follett
    • Narrated by: Raza Jaffrey
    • Length: 13 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    Triple is the story of the most successful espionage coup - and best-kept secret - of this century. This taut espionage thriller comes from master of the genre, Ken Follett. It is 1968. Israeli intelligence has learned that Egypt, with Soviet help, will develop atomic bombs within months - an untimely end for the young nation unless a source of uranium for Israeli bombs can be had in complete secrecy. Impossible, of course, unless someone as improbable as the plan can be found to steal it.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A bit dated

    • By Pamela Hughes on 07-09-18

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Lie Down with Lions

    • By: Ken Follett
    • Narrated by: Emma Fenney
    • Length: 13 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    When Jane is caught in a deadly love triangle between rival spies Ellis and Jean-Pierre, she becomes entangled in a web of lust, hatred and deception, which sweeps all three of them from terrorist conspiracies in Paris to all-out guerrilla warfare in Afghanistan. Jean-Pierre and Jane marry and go to work as doctors in the Valley of the Five Lions to help the rebels fighting for their freedom against the Russians. Confronted by extreme violence and danger, Jane desperately tries to get out of the line of fire. Then help comes, unexpectedly, in the form of her husband's greatest enemy....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Ken Follett at his best

    • By Trish on 09-11-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Paper Money

    • By: Ken Follett
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 6 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 26

    In Paper Money three seemingly unrelated events occur on a single morning in London. An MP wakes up after spending the night with a beautiful young woman. A tycoon meets a leading Bank of England official for breakfast. And an underworld gang boss briefs his crew. Nothing so far to keep the tabloid editors awake. Until ambitious young reporter Kevin Hart uncovers his first promising link....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great build up but quick ending just as I was gett

    • By Dr. view (London, England) on 24-09-18

    Regular price: £21.99

    • The Hammer of Eden

    • By: Ken Follett
    • Narrated by: January LaVoy
    • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Judy's boss has a grudge against her, so he gives her a dumb assignment: to investigate an anonymous threat from a group that claims that it can trigger earthquakes. Judy's research leads her to maverick seismologist Michael Quercus, who tells her it is possible for an earthquake to be caused deliberately. And when a tremor in a remote desert area shows signs of being machine-generated, Judy knows he was right. But who is responsible for the earthquake? Judy must find out before another tremor strikes. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Thrilling and Worrying Possibility?

    • By David Paterson on 16-09-18

    Regular price: £25.99

    • Whiteout

    • By: Ken Follett
    • Narrated by: David Tennant
    • Length: 4 hrs and 23 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 57
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35

    As a blizzard whips out of 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. Several others are interested in his success too: his children have their eyes on the money he will make; Toni Gallo, head of his security team is betting her career on keeping it safe; and a violent trio of thugs are on their way to steal it.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thrilling

    • By Wicked on 07-04-13

    Regular price: £9.09

    • Hornet Flight

    • By: Ken Follett
    • Narrated by: Nigel Carrington
    • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 338
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 310
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 308

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A gripping story

    • By Amanda on 20-11-14

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Fall of Giants

    • By: Ken Follett
    • Narrated by: Dan Stevens
    • Length: 12 hrs and 52 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 92
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37

    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. Their destiny is entangled with that of an ambitious young aide to U.S.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • not bad at all

    • By Steven on 15-10-10

    Regular price: £13.99

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