The Pillars of the Earth

Author(s): Ken Follett
Series: Kingsbridge Series No: 1
Original Publish Date: Jul 29, 2014
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (40.93 hours)
Product Number: Z100081620
Released: Jul 29, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780553552119
Narrator/s: John Lee
Publisher: Books on Tape
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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Ken Follett comes this spellbinding epic set in twelfth-century England. The Pillars of the Earth tells the story of the lives entwined in the building of the greatest Gothic cathedral the world has ever known-and a struggle between good and evil that will turn church against state, and brother against brother.

All formats/editions

Author(s): Ken Follett
Narrator(s): John Lee, Richard Grant
Product Number B2006
Released: Oct 22, 2007
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Penguin Group US
ISBN: #9780143142386
Author(s): Ken Follett
Product Number EB00397918
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: #9781101442197

Professional reviews

"Arguably the best work of an author known for spy thrillers, this is historical fiction at its finest. The hope and despair of several people are tightly woven with the enormous task of cathedral construction in medieval England. Narrator John Lee adds vigor to Follett's descriptions of otherwise mundane matters: the graceful arch of a gothic spire, the innovation of using a mill wheel's power to felt wool. Follett's poignant characters blossom with Lee's reading. Lee reveals level-headed Prior Phillip's rare moments of pride as the church construction flourishes, and his anguish in the face of stolen funding. Phillip's nemesis, an ambitious nobleman, is cunning, and his lack of self-confidence is clear in Lee's capable reading. After 41 hours of listening, readers will yearn for more. N.M.C. (c) AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine"