World Without End

World Without End

Audiobook CD - 2007
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After 18 years, Follett releases the sequel to The Pillars of the Earth. Set in the same English cathedral town as Pillars, some two centuries later, World Without End has the primary characters that appeared in the previous book. Follett follows the lives of four individuals who have varying goals in life and, in the process, build a comprehensive tapestry of medieval English life an especially important background thread being the horrible natural disaster of that era, the black plague.
Publisher: [United States] : Penguin Group Audio, 2007.
ISBN: 9780143142355
Characteristics: 36 sound discs (45 hrs., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: Lee, John


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Sep 02, 2017

I like Ken F. and loved The Pillars of the Earth but this "squeal" is dragging and I'm only on CD 5 of 36! Don't plan to continue.

Dec 01, 2013

On behalf of my wife, who is blind, I would like to warn anyone wishing to read this audio book on disk, that there are 36 disks to the set: apparently the 'powers that be' separate them into 2 boxes(without any indication in the on-line catalogue): you must make sure that you receive both if you wish to avoid the frustration of having to return to the library- and requesting/ordering, and then waiting for, the other half!

Jun 27, 2013

Love this series - historical drama with wonderful historical descriptions of medieval church building

Oct 20, 2012

The ignorant APL patrons that rented these CDS have scratched them to the point they're not worth listening. Maybe a little education for these idiots

Oct 05, 2011

I liked this book for so many reasons: talented writing, rich character development, the historical descriptions of the social life, architecture, medicine, religion of the middle ages, and the themes of endurance and following your dreams. But at the risk of sounding like a prude, I was not comfortable with the amount of sexual material. Included were the language and imagery of playful and passionate romance, sex for sale, violent rape, and glimpses into same-sex encounters. The descriptions of medieval torture/punishments made my skin crawl. Still I was drawn back to the story until the end! Perhaps this would be considered a success for the author to have written so vividly that the reader has a range of emotional response. Perhaps, because it was an audio book, I was uncomfortable broadcasting sexual scenes aloud. Still, does adult reading have to equate with titillation? In fairness, I read another of his books, but have come to the same conclusion. I will look for a different author.


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