Edge of Eternity

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (36.85 hours)
Product Number: Z100080340
Released: Sep 16, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780553545104
Narrator/s: John Lee
Publisher: Books on Tape
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Description

Ken Follett's Century Trilogy follows the fortunes of five intertwined families-American, German, Russian, English, and Welsh-as they make their way through the twentieth century. It has been called "potent, engrossing" (Publishers Weekly) and "truly epic" (Huffington Post). USA Today said, "You actually feel like you're there." Edge of Eternity, the finale, covers one of the most tumultuous eras of all: the 1960s through the 1980s, encompassing civil rights, assassinations, Vietnam, the Berlin Wall, the Cuban Missile Crisis, presidential impeachment, revolution-and rock and roll. East German teacher Rebecca Hoffman discovers she's been spied on by the Stasi for years and commits an impulsive act that will affect her family for generations George Jakes, himself bi-racial, bypasses corporate law to join Robert F. Kennedy's Justice Department and finds himself in the middle of not only the seminal events of the civil rights battle, but also a much more personal battle Cameron Dewar, the grandson of a senator, jumps at the chance to do some espionage for a cause he believes in, only to discover that the world is much more dangerous than he'd imagined Dimka Dvorkin, a young aide to Khrushchev, becomes an agent for good and for ill as the Soviet Union and the United States race to the brink of nuclear war, while his twin sister, Tania, carves out a role that will take her from Moscow to Cuba to Prague to Warsaw-and into history. These characters and many others find their lives inextricably entangled as they add their personal stories and insight to the most defining events of the 20th century. From the opulent offices of the most powerful world leaders to the shabby apartments of those trying to begin a new empire, from the elite clubs of the wealthy and highborn to the passionate protests of a country's most marginalized citizens, this is truly a drama for the ages. With the Century Trilogy, Follett has guided readers through an entire era of history with a master's touch. His unique ability to tell fascinating, brilliantly researched stories that captivate readers and keep them turning the pages is unparalleled. In this climactic and concluding saga, Follett brings us into a world we thought we knew, but now will never seem the same again.

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Author(s): Ken Follett
Series: Century (Follett) Series No: 3
Awards:New York Times Bestseller
Original Publish Date: Sep 16, 2014

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Author(s): Ken Follett
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Product Number EB00391635
Released: Sep 16, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: #9780698160576

Professional reviews

"By the end of this final audiobook in Follett's engrossing trilogy of the twentieth century, listeners will have just one question: Is there anything narrator John Lee can't do? Lee deftly delivers the array of accents needed for this novel featuring five interconnected families who witness the major political, social, and cultural events of the last 70 years. Not only does Lee create a distinctive voice for each of the many characters, whether German, Russian, British, or American, he also believably renders the speech of historical figures, such as JFK and Martin Luther King, Jr. Lee's exceptional performance is rounded out by a keen sense of pacing and emotion, whether he's delivering a tender love scene or conveying the horrors of a race riot. C.B.L. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine"

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