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This intriguing novel hinges on the courageous struggles of the hero, an indentured coal miner who declares, "I'll go anywhere that is not Scotland--anywhere a man can be free." Getting anywhere else is easier said than done, especially when he's caught up in an entanglement of familial responsibility, forbidden love, official deceit, trickery, and violence. Even though there are plenty of breathless moments when proper ladies are tempted by bare-chested hunks, this is much more than just another adventure-filled love story. It's also an intriguing journey into the social and political realities of the late 18th century, when the rising influence of the American colonies was first taking hold and the shining glory of the British Empire had begun its long, slow fade. (Running time: four hours, four cassettes) --George Laney --This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.
Ever since I read Pillars of the Earth, Ken Follett has been one of my favorite authors.
Just finished this book and really enjoyed reading it....Have read many of Ken Follett's books and loved each and every one..
The book is hard to put down and the story flows smoothly with well developed characters and story line.
I either like an author or I don't. Ken Follett has pushed my "like" buttons. This about the fifth book of his and am determined to read all of them now. Super read.Published 6 hours ago by F. Kloster
Good book, but you know from the beginning who is going to wind up with whom.Published 1 day ago by George Frank Karem
If you like historical fiction, you should find this interesting. It's a love story as well. Ken Follett is a very descriptive writer. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Audrey Yell
Well written to the point that I did not want to put it down
The story was great and I liked how it ended. Read more
Like all of Ken Follett's books. This was fun reading, but not as good as previous ones.Published 8 days ago by carolyn palmer