The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett Paperback Book

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Rent The Pillars of the Earth

Author: Ken Follett

Narrator: Richard E. Grant

Format: Unabridged-CD, Abridged-CD, Paperback

Publisher: Penguin Audiobooks

Published: Oct 2007

Genre: Fiction - Historical - General

Retail Price: $59.95

Discs: 32

Synopsis

Follett risks all and comes out a clear winner, extolled Publishers Weekly on the release of The Pillars of the Earth. A departure for the bestselling thriller writer, the historical epic stunned readers and critics alike with its ambitious scope and gripping humanity. Today, it is a beloved favorite of countless readers, standing as a testament to Follett's unassailable command of the written word and to his universal appeal.

A spellbinding epic set in twelfth-century England, The Pillars of the Earth tells the story of Philip, prior of Kingsbridge, a devout and resourceful monk driven to build the greatest Gothic cathedral the world has known...of Tom, the mason who becomes his architect-a man divided in his soul...of the beautiful, elusive Lady Aliena, haunted by a secret shame...and of a struggle between good and evil that will turn church against state, and brother against brother.

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Reviews

BookLender review by Michelle on 2007-11-14 14:05:50

I read tons of books and this is the best Ive ever read! I didnt think Id like it, so it sat on my shelf for months, unread. When I had read everything else, I had no choice but to read it. I couldnt put it down!

BookLender review by Jodi on 2010-02-18 16:13:46

This book was recommended to me, so I painfully forced myself to continue to read it. The characters were developed well, but the story was so horrible that I was glad when it was finally over.

BookLender review by Anne on 2011-06-15 16:55:09

I loved this book so much I could barely wait for my commute to work to hear more! I am not at all interested in historical detail, but this book is written in such a way that the rich historical background is just as intriguing as the rest of the story and every bit as fascinating!