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Edge of Eternity: Book Three of The Century Trilogy

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Written By: Ken Follett

Narrated By: John Lee

Publisher: Penguin Audio

Date: September 2014

Duration: 12 hours 25 minutes

Summary:

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 Hoffman discovers she’s been spied on by the Stasi for years and commits an impulsive act that will affect her family for generations… George Jakes, himself bi-racial, bypasses corporate law to join Robert F. Kennedy’s Justice Department and finds himself in the middle of not only the seminal events of the civil rights battle, but also a much more personal battle… Cameron Dewar, the grandson of a senator, jumps at the chance to do some espionage for a cause he believes in, only to discover that the world is much more dangerous than he’d imagined… Dimka Dvorkin, a young aide to Khrushchev, becomes an agent for good and for ill as the Soviet Union and the United States race to the brink of nuclear war, while his twin sister, Tania, carves out a role that will take her from Moscow to Cuba to Prague to Warsaw—and into history.
 
These characters and many others find their lives inextricably entangled as they add their personal stories and insight to the most defining events of the 20th century. From the opulent offices of the most powerful world leaders to the shabby apartments of those trying to begin a new empire, from the elite clubs of the wealthy and highborn to the passionate protests of a country’s most marginalized citizens, this is truly a drama for the ages.
 
With the Century Trilogy, Follett has guided readers through an entire era of history with a master’s touch. His unique ability to tell fascinating, brilliantly researched stories that captivate readers and keep them turning the pages is unparalleled. In this climactic and concluding saga, Follett brings us into a world we thought we knew, but now will never seem the same again.

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  • Anonymous

    The first two books of the series were wonderful, this latest is not very good. I know this is supposed to be historical fiction, but usually that means the main characters are fictitious living during real historical events. While the author seemed to favor socialism in the first two books of the series, at least he got the good and bad guys right. The third book, he did everything he could to cover up the "not so great" history of America's Democratic party while going overboard portraying the Republicans as the bad guys. Look, there's enough successes and failures to go around, just don't bypass actual events because it make your side look bad or the other side look good.

  • Rebdcca Moore

    I love this book series.

  • daniel joyce

    Ken Follet is one of the most spectacular authors of our generation. The narrator enhanced the book by applying his amazing diversity of voices to bring the book to life like no other narrator which i have EVER listened to! You will be sent back in time to the 20th century as if you are living in it!

  • Kristin Carpenter

    Great series! I loved how everything came together. I have started looking for more books by this author! Highly recommend this book!

  • Constance Hauf

    I liked the entire series, but the first in the series was clearly my favorite. The narrator was fantastic. The series kept me entertained during lonely long runs, early in the morning.

  • Sanjay Singhal (credit 2.0)

    This book and it's predecessors in the series kept me occupied for a couple of months worth of enjoyable commutes. Quite sad that it's over. The narrator was spectacular!

  • Mike

    This entire series is just fantastic. I love it. The level of historical info is great .

  • Gary GREENY

    Third of the series, well written loosely portraying a historic timeline left off from his previous book. I did take offense to his portrayal of several of the republican presidents and republicans in general. Undoubtedly his extremely liberal views could not be ignored in his writing of this book.Those with extreme liberal viewpoints will suck this up like honey for bees. I still think he is a great writer and his books are well worth reading, we just have to remain tolerant and overlook his liberal inclusions within his books

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