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Author: Ken Follett Narrator: Simon Prebble Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2015 ISBN: 9781490671611
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Larger-than-life characters and an epic plot brimming with the energy of his internationally-acclaimed thrillers make Ken Follett’s A Place Called Freedom an experience not to be missed. This lush novel, set in 1766 England and America, evokes an era ripe with riot and revolution, from the teeming streets of London to the sprawling grounds of a Virginia plantation.

Mack McAsh burns with the desire to escape his life of slavery in Scottish coal mines, while Lizzie Hallim is desperate to shed a life of sheltered subjugation to her spineless husband. United in America, their only chance for freedom lies beyond the western frontier—if they’re brave enough to take it.

Spanning two continents and bringing together an unforgettable cast of heroes, villains, and rebels, A Place Called Freedom is a magnificent epic of love, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Narrator Simon Prebble’s masterful use of voice and pacing captures a vivid cast of characters and the powerful destiny that shapes their lives.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Spanning two continents, here is the story of two Scottish lovers whom events bring together but society keeps apart. A saga of slavery and freedom, and of a passion that transcends history, class, and the frontiers of the New World.”

    Barnes & Noble, editorial review

  • “Gripping…a very entertaining tale.”

    Chicago Tribune

  • New York Times Bestseller

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  • 4.666666 out of 54.666666 out of 54.666666 out of 54.666666 out of 54.666666 out of 5 Allan | 9/11/2017

    " Being a Ken Follett fan and having enjoys many of his "series" I was looking forward to reading this one. I was excited to get his outlook on pre-revolutionary America. In the end it was a good read, but for me and my taste, it was to short. Some of that comes from how I would like more of a good thing and some from I would have liked more "depth" to the story, time and characters. I have reread many of Ken Follet books and I am glad to have read this one, I don't think it would stand up to a reread... "

About the Author

Ken Follett is one of the world’s best-loved authors, selling more than 160 million copies of his thirty books. His first bestseller was Eye of the Needle, an Edgar Award–winning spy story set in the Second World War. In 1989 The Pillars of the Earth was published and has since become the author’s most successful novel. It reached number one on bestseller lists around the world and was an Oprah’s Book Club pick. Its sequels, World Without End and A Column of Fire, proved equally popular, with the series selling more than thirty-eight million copies worldwide.

About the Narrator

Simon Prebble, a British-born performer, is a stage and television actor and veteran narrator of some three hundred audiobooks. As one of AudioFile’s Golden Voices, he has received thirty-seven Earphones Awards and won the prestigious Audie in 2010. He lives in New York.