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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.
A fast moving and interesting tale. A different coming to America story. Some parts of the story are likely not uncommon and maybe be why so many Americans can't trace their... Read morePublished 3 days ago by lana stephens
this time period makes for very good insight on the life that existed back then,hard to put the book downPublished 5 days ago by Kindle Customernever again
Great book epic story
Could not put it down
As always with all of ken follett books history through the life of the characters
Loved the book. Easy read with entertaining characters and rich setting details.Published 8 days ago by L. Allison
Ken Follett is great because his characters are so real. This storyline takes you from one continent to another and you lose nothing in the transition. Read morePublished 10 days ago by Virginia