The Kingsbridge Novels
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  • 1
    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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    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.

    Absolutely absorbing

    I had always meant to read this book, but never quite got around to it. The size of the volume might have had something to do with it. I even hesitate..Show More »

    Reviewed on 30 November 2007 by Kurt (Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom)
  • 2
    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
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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. One boy will travel the world but come home in the end; the other will be a powerful, corrupt nobleman.

    Faith versus Reason

    This is the second Follet book about Kingsbridge. Set in the mid 14th century it shows life of the town and church during this period. Life for the ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 24 August 2008 by Rogayah (Reading, United Kingdom)
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    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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    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

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