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Author: Ken Follett Narrator: John Lee Publisher: Penguin Audio Audio Length: Series:The Kingsbridge Series Release Date: September 2020 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9780593289648

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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

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 boat builder’s life is turned upside down when the only home he’s ever known is raided by Vikings, forcing him and his family to move and start their lives anew in a small hamlet where he does not fit in.

A Norman noblewoman marries for love, following her husband across the sea to a new land, but the customs of her husband’s homeland are shockingly different, and as she begins to realize that everyone around her is engaged in a constant, brutal battle for power, it becomes clear that a single misstep could be catastrophic.

A monk dreams of transforming his humble abbey into a center of learning that will be admired throughout Europe.

And each in turn comes into dangerous conflict with a clever and ruthless bishop who will do anything to increase his wealth and power.

Thirty years ago, Ken Follett published his most popular novel, The Pillars of the Earth. Now, Follett’s masterful new prequel The Evening and the Morning takes us on an epic journey into a historical past rich with ambition and rivalry, death and birth, love and hate, that will end where The Pillars of the Earth begins.

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  • “Follett vividly re-creates the ancient era …[a] feast for his fans.”

    - AARP Magazine
  • “Just as transporting as [The Pillars of the Earth]…A most welcome addition to the Kingsbridge series.”

    - Washington Post
  • “[A] richly told, complex story …Follett is a powerful storyteller…[whose] fans will enjoy this jaunt through the days before England was merry.”

    - Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
  • “Follett has done it again. Readers will gobble up this exciting prequel to his 1989 classic, The Pillars of the Earth."

    - Library Journal


  • #1 New York Times bestseller
  • A #1 bestseller in Saga Fiction and Suspense Thrillers
  • A New York Times Bestseller in Audio

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " as usual, Ken Follett does so much research , very interesting to see the difference of the UK and Normandy at that early time, when the book end, you just ho NO I want to know more quite nice to have a story that goes so far in time of the viking should now have one book in between this one and the pillard of the earth "

    - nicole, 3/29/2021
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Enjoyed it immensely. Will listen again soon to get more detail. "

    - Eleanor, 2/19/2021

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 forty million copies worldwide and hitting the #1 New York Times bestsellers list.

About the Narrator

John Lee is the winner of numerous Earphones Awards and the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration. His has twice won acclaim as AudioFile’s Best Voice in Fiction & Classics. He also narrates video games, does voice-over work, and writes plays. He is an accomplished stage actor and has written and coproduced the feature films Breathing Hard and Forfeit. He played Alydon in the 1963–64 Doctor Who serial The Daleks.