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  • The Pillars of the Earth

  • Written by: Ken Follett
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 40 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 251
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 232
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 234

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.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating

  • By Anonymous User on 2018-01-01

Excellent!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-09-20

Wonderful historical novel. Terrific story, interesting characters, great narration.

I had read the book several years ago and listening to the audiobook reminded me of that enjoyable experience. Wonderful to listen to when commuting or relaxing.

Highly recommended.

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  • The Mongrel Mage

  • Saga of Recluce, Book 19
  • Written by: L. E. Modesitt Jr.
  • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 24 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8

In the world of Recluce, powerful mages can wield two kinds of magic - the white of Chaos or the black of Order. Beltur, however, has talents no one dreamed of, talents not seen in hundreds of years that blend both magics. On the run from a power-hungry white mage, Beltur is taken in by Order mages who set him on the path to discover and hone his own unique gifts and in the process find a home. However, when the white mage he fled attempts to invade his new home, Beltur must hope his newfound power will be enough to save them all.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Great Recluce Book

  • By Caylynn on 2018-09-20

Another Great Recluce Book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-09-20

I've been hooked on the Recluce series since reading the first book and I always look forward to a new book in the series. This entry in the series does not disappoint. The narrator could have done a better job, however. The volume was rather uneven and the tone was not captivating.

The story is another "coming of age" but it is not a simple rehash of past stories. It brings something new to the table.

If you like the Recluce novels, you'll like this entry in the series.

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