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  • Ken Follett

    “The wonderful cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris, one of the greatest achievements of European civilization, was on fire. The sight dazed and disturbed us profoundly. I was on the edge of tears. Something priceless was dying in front of our eyes. The feeling was bewildering, as if the earth was shaking.” —Ken Follett “[A] treasure of a book.” —The New Yorker In this short, spellbinding book, international bestselling author Ken Follett describes the emotions that gripped him when he learned about the fire that threatened to destroy one of the greatest cathedrals in the world—the Notre-Dame de Paris. Follett then tells the story of the...read more

  • Ken Follett

    Los pilares de la Tierra es la obra maestra de Ken Follett y constituye una excepcional evocación de una época de violentas pasiones. Escúchala ahora. El gran maestro de la narrativa de acción y suspense nos transporta con este audiolibro a la Edad Media, a un fascinante mundo de reyes, damas, caballeros, pugnas feudales, castillos y ciudades amuralladas. El amor y la muerte se entrecruzan vibrantemente en este magistral tapiz cuyo centro es la construcción de una catedral gótica. La historia se inicia con el ahorcamiento público de un inocente y finaliza con la humillación de un rey. La mejor novela histórica disponible para escuchar donde quieras. ...read more

  • Ken Follett

    'Two days after Notre Dame burned, I flew to Paris to appear on the TV programme La Grande Librairie for a discussion about cathedrals. The following morning I had breakfast at the Hotel Bristol with my French publisher and she asked me to write a short book about Notre Dame and what it means to all of us. She said she would donate the publisher's profits to the rebuilding fund and, if I wished, I could do the same with my royalties. Yes, I said; of course, I'd love to.' Ken Follett In aid of the crucial restoration work to restore Paris's great cathedral, Notre-Dame: A Short History of the Meaning of Cathedrals is a moving, short piece of non-fiction celebrating the stunning history of...read more

  • Ken Follett

    «La imagen de Notre-Dame en llamas me dejó aturdido y profundamente afectado. Me encontraba al borde de las lágrimas. Algo de un valor incalculable estaba muriendo ante nuestros ojos. Era una sensación desconcertante, como si la tierra hubiera comenzado a temblar.» Ken Follett En este breve pero fascinante libro, Ken Follett describe las emociones que sintió cuando conoció la tragedia que amenazaba con destruir Notre-Dame de París y recorre, desde los días de su construcción, los momentos históricos determinantes de un edificio que a través de los siglos ha ejercido una fascinación universal. Follett rinde homenaje así a Notre-Dame y revela además la influencia ...read more

  • Ken Follett

    LA PRECUELA DEL ÉXITO MUNDIAL LOS PILARES DE LA TIERRA En Las tinieblas y el alba, Ken Follett embarca al lector en un épico viaje que termina donde Los pilares de la Tierra comienza. Año 997, finales de la Edad Oscura. Inglaterra se enfrenta a los ataques de los galeses por el oeste y de los vikingos por el este. La vida es difícil y aquellos que ostentan algo de poder lo ejercen con puño de hierro y, a menudo, en conflicto con el propio rey. En estos tiempos turbulentos, tres vidas se entrecruzan: el joven constructor de barcos Edgar, a punto de fugarse con la mujer a la que ama, comprende que su futuro será muy diferente a lo que había imaginado cuando su hogar...read more

  • Ken Follett

    Escucha ahora esta gran novela que narra las vidas de cinco familias: una americana, una galesa, una inglesa, una alemana y una rusa, con el trasfondo de la Primera Guerra Mundial, la Revolución Rusa y los profundos cambios sociales que estas conllevaron. Primera entrega de la trilogía «The Century» La historia empieza en 1911, el día de la coronación del rey Jorge V en la abadía de Westminster. El destino de los Williams, una familia minera de Gales, está unido por el amor y la enemistad al de los Fitzherbert, aristócratas y propietarios de las minas. Lady Maud Fitzherbert se enamorará de Walter von Ulrich, un joven espía en la embajada alemana en Londres. Sus vidas...read more

  • Ken Follett

    'Everyone likes a page-turner, and Follett is the best.' —The Philadelphia Inquirer 'A hell of a storyteller' (Entertainment Weekly), #1 New York Times bestselling author Ken Follett reinvents the thriller with each new novel. But nothing matches the intricate knife-edge drama of Whiteout. . . .  A missing canister of a deadly virus. A lab technician bleeding from the eyes. Toni Gallo, the security director of a Scottish medical research firm, knows she has problems, but she has no idea of the nightmare to come.   As a Christmas Eve blizzard whips out of the north, several people, Toni among them, converge on a remote family house. All have something to gain or...read more

  • Ken Follett

    La saga de Los pilares de la Tierra y Un mundo sin fin, que ha cautivado a millones de personas, prosigue ahora con la magnífica y apasionante nueva novela de Ken Follett. Escucha uno de los mejores thrillers del año 2017 según Amazon y uno de los mejores libros publicados en 2017 para The Washington Post y Barnes & Noble. Una columna de fuego arranca cuando el joven Ned Willard regresa a su hogar en Kingsbridge por Navidad. Corre el año 1558, un año que trastocará la vida de Ned y que cambiará Europa para siempre. Las antiguas piedras de la catedral de Kingsbridge contemplan una ciudad dividida por el odio religioso. Los principios elevados chocan con la...read more

  • Ken Follett

    In 1989 Ken Follett astonished the literary world with The Pillars of the Earth, a sweeping epic novel set in twelfth-century England centered on the building of a cathedral and many of the hundreds of lives it affected. Critics were overwhelmed—“it will hold you, fascinate you, surround you” (Chicago Tribune)—and readers everywhere hoped for a sequel.  World Without End takes place in the same town of Kingsbridge, two centuries after the townspeople finished building the exquisite Gothic cathedral that was at the heart of The Pillars of the Earth. The cathedral and the priory are again at the center of a web of love and hate, greed and pride,...read more

  • Ken Follett

    Veinte años después de la publicación de Los pilares de la Tierra, Ken Follett volvía al fascinante mundo de Kingsbridge para presentar a sus lectores un retrato admirable del mundo medieval y una magnífica saga épica que aporta una nueva dimensión a la ficción histórica. La publicación de Los pilares de la Tierra supuso un acontecimiento editorial sin precedentes que cautivó a millones de lectores. En Un mundo sin fin Ken Follett vuelve al fascinante mundo de Kingsbridge dos siglos después de la construcción de su majestuoso templo gótico. La catedral y el priorato ocupan de nuevo el centro de una encrucijada de amor y de odio, orgullo y codicia. En un mundo en que...read more

  • Ken Follett

    The saga that has enthralled the millions of readers of The Pillars of the Earth continues with World Without End. On the day after Halloween, in the year 1327, four children slip away from the cathedral city of Kingsbridge. They are a thief, a bully, a boy genius and a girl who wants to be a doctor. In the forest they see two men killed. As adults, their lives will be braided together by ambition, love, greed and revenge. They will see prosperity and famine, plague and war. One boy will travel the world but come home in the end; the other will be a powerful, corrupt nobleman. One girl will defy the might of the medieval church; the other will pursue an impossible love. And always they...read more

  • Ken Follett

    Nobody can cause an earthquake . . . can they? This is the question that troubles hotshot young FBI agent Judy Maddox in Ken Follett's hold-your-breath thriller. Judy's boss has a grudge against her, so he gives her a dumb assignment: to investigate an anonymous threat from a group that claims that it can trigger earthquakes. Judy's research leads her to maverick seismologist Michael Quercus, who tells her it is possible for an earthquake to be caused deliberately. And when a tremor in a remote desert area shows signs of being machine-generated, Judy knows he was right. But who is responsible for the earthquake? Judy must find out before another tremor strikes. Helped by the erratic but...read more

  • Ken Follett

    From the bestselling author Ken Follett, The Evening and the Morning is a historical epic that will end where The Pillars of the Earth begins. A TIME OF CONFLICT It is 997 CE, the end of the Dark Ages, and England faces attacks from the Welsh in the west and the Vikings in the east. Life is hard, and those with power wield it harshly, bending justice according to their will – often in conflict with the king. With his grip on the country fragile and with no clear rule of law, chaos and bloodshed reign. THREE LIVES INTERTWINED Into this uncertain world three people come to the fore: a young boatbuilder, who dreams of a better future when a devastating Viking raid shatters the life...read more

  • Ken Follett

    If you liked the Century Trilogy, you’ll love the “extraordinary . . . monumental masterpiece.”—Booklist, that changed the course of Ken Follett’s already phenomenal career.  “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 stands as a testament to Follett’s unassailable command of the written word and to his universal appeal.    The Pillars of the Earth tells the story of...read more

  • Ken Follett

    El umbral de la eternidad cierra esta gran trilogía y la crónica de un siglo turbulento. En ella vivimos la historia íntima y personal de tres generaciones de cinco familias cuyas vidas estuvieron marcadas por dos guerras mundiales, la Revolución rusa, la Guerra Civil española y la Guerra Fría, junto con los profundos cambios sociales que las acompañaron. Escucha ahora la tercera entrega de la trilogía «The Century» En el año 1961 Rebecca Hoffmann, profesora en Alemania del Este y nieta de Lady Maud, descubrirá que la policía secreta está vigilándola. Mientras, su hermano menor, Walli, sueña con huir a Occidente para convertirse en músico de rock. Por otro...read more

  • Ken Follett

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “Absorbing . . . impossible to resist.” —The Washington Post As Europe erupts, can one young spy protect his queen? #1 New York Times bestselling author Ken Follett takes us deep into the treacherous world of powerful monarchs, intrigue, murder, and treason with his magnificent new epic, A Column of Fire. A thrilling read that makes the perfect gift for the holidays.   In 1558, the ancient stones of Kingsbridge Cathedral look down on a city torn apart by religious conflict. As power in England shifts precariously between Catholics and Protestants, royalty and commoners clash, testing friendship, loyalty, and...read more

  • Ken Follett

    In this classic Cold War thriller, #1 New York Times bestselling author Ken Follett puts his own electrifying twist on the space race between the U.S. and the Soviet Union. 'Code to Zero's split-second suspense proves that...[Follett is] a hell of storyteller.'—Entertainment...read more

  • Ken Follett

    Ken Follett’s Century Trilogy follows the fortunes of five intertwined families—American, German, Russian, English, and Welsh—as they make their way through the twentieth century. It has been called “potent, engrossing” (Publishers Weekly) and “truly epic” (Huffington Post). USA Today said, “You actually feel like you’re there.” Edge of  Eternity, the finale, covers one of the most tumultuous eras of all: the 1960s through the 1980s, encompassing civil rights, assassinations, Vietnam, the Berlin Wall, the Cuban Missile Crisis, presidential impeachment, revolution—and rock and roll.   East German teacher Rebecca...read more

  • Ken Follett

    Ken Follett, uno de los autores más leídos de nuestros días, apasiona de nuevo con una novela que es un prodigio de dinamismo y de intriga. Escúchala ahora. Un terremoto de poca intensidad sacude California. La agente del FBI Judy Maddox sabe que esta vez no se trata de un fenómeno natural; este es un seísmo provocado, un aviso al gobierno. Los integrantes de una comuna vinícola han ideado un sistema para ocasionar terremotos con el objetivo de que el gobernador de California detenga las obras de construcción de una presa y evitar así que el valle donde viven sea inundado. Casi sin pistas, con el apremio de un desastre inminente bajo sus pies, la agente federal Maddox...read more

  • Ken Follett

    From the #1 New York Times bestselling author, a thrilling and addictive new novel--a prequel to The Pillars of the Earth--set in England at the dawn of a new era: the Middle Ages 'Just as transporting as [The Pillars of the Earth] . . . A most welcome addition to the Kingsbridge series.' --The Washington Post It is 997 CE, the end of the Dark Ages. England is facing attacks from the Welsh in the west and the Vikings in the east. Those in power bend justice according to their will, regardless of ordinary people and often in conflict with the king. Without a clear rule of law, chaos reigns. In these turbulent times, three characters find their lives intertwined. A young...read more