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The Pillars of the Earth

Pillars of the Earth, Book 1
Lu par : Richard E. Grant
Série : The Kingsbridge Novels, Volume 1
Durée : 10 h et 3 min
Catégories : Anglais - Fiction, Historical
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Description

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. From humble stonemason to imperious monarch, the dreams, labours, and loves of his characters come vividly to life. The Pillars of the Earth is, without doubt, a masterpiece, and has proved to be one of the most popular books of our time.

© Ken Follett; (P) Macmillan Publishers Ltd

Critiques

"Richard E. Grant's virtuoso vocal characterisation is a shortcut to establishing the colourful variety of the enormous cast. If you become addicted, you can follow it up with the just-released sequel, the even longer World Without End, also read by Grant." Christina Hardyment ( The Times Books)

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Couldn't stop listening!

From the first few lines I was hooked, and Richard E Grant's voice makes it all the more mesmerising. A fascinating insight into the middle ages and especially the construction of churches and cathedrals.

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  • Michelle
  • 29/11/2008

poorly abridged

No doubt a good book but spoiled by being poorly abridged - and of course no unabridged version available in my geographical location!

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  • Colin
  • 22/03/2008

Cinematic

Ken Follett writes with such vivid prose it's impossible not to drop into his world as he projects the story directly onto your imagination. Whilst the ending is a little rushed it is a deeply satisfying tale full of adventure, courage, loss, retribution and the full melodramatic palette. There is also screeds of fascinating information of time, place and matters architecture.
Highly recommended.


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  • Amazon Customer
  • 29/10/2018

brilliant and engaging story

Ken Follett is a master...vivid story telling and brilliantly pieced together tale. Also, this narrator is phenomenal! it was hard to tear myself away

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  • Margaret Murray
  • 25/06/2010

Pillars of the Earth

A great author that took me along the journey of hardship, sadness, relief, anger, cruelty, self obsessed people, generous people, heartache, determination and survival. The book ending was a slight anti climax and seem to end before it should have but I think that about good movies I want them to go on forever.

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  • DIANA GILLATT
  • 01/08/2009

Long and heavy

Well this certainly killed time in the car, but how it drags on. Not my best read of the year.

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  • Matt.
  • 16/08/2008

Lohnenswert!

Im Original 'vorlesen' und dann die -leider gekürzte - Hörbuchfassung 'nachhören' - Thematik, Plot und Figuren haben viel Freude bereitet.