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Quick Audiobook Review: “World without End” by Ken Follett

on July 29, 2012

I loved the book and miniseries “Pillars of the Earth” by Ken Follett, so I was thrilled to find the audiobook for its sequel, “World without End”, at the library (read by John Lee).

While this story takes place in Kingsbridge, the town that is the setting for “Pillars of the Earth”, it stands alone as a novel, being set 200 years later and with new characters (though references are sometimes made to the previous characters).

The story starts with four children, playing in the woods. They witness a murder and a secret, and this event sets the stage for the events of their lives, which are chronicled. Follett draws us a picture of Medieval England that is vivid and accurate. His characters are unique and the main characters are all quite different. I listened to this story in the car while driving and still could easily follow the plot (which was definitely not for the kids at times!). John Lee’s narration was a great touch to the story; he excels at providing unique character voices.

All in all, a great story!

 

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One response to “Quick Audiobook Review: “World without End” by Ken Follett

  1. Just Mom says:

    I enjoyed this one on audio too. I accidentally listened to this before Pillars although it doesn;’t really matter since each stands alone. Now I am listening to Pillars and just loving being immersed in that world again.

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