Century Trilogy

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Fall of Giants Summary

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. President Woodrow Wilson and to two orphaned Russian brothers, whose plans to immigrate to America fall foul of war, conscription and revolution. In a plot of unfolding drama and intriguing complexity, FALL OF GIANTS moves seamlessly from Washington to St Petersburg, from the dirt and danger of a coal mine to the glittering chandeliers of a palace, from the corridors of power to the bedrooms of the mighty.

©2010 Ken Follett (P)2010 Penguin Audio
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  • Book 1

    • Fall of Giants

    • By: Ken Follett
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 30 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,013
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,394
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,395

    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

  • Book 2

    • Winter of the World

    • By: Ken Follett
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 31 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,511
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,117
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,114

    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

  • Book 3

    • 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 1,142
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,049
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,043

    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