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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: 36 hours 52 minutes

Summary:

Edge of Eternity is the sweeping, passionate conclusion to Ken Follett's extraordinary historical epic series, The Century Trilogy.

Throughout the trilogy, Follett has followed the fortunes of five families--American, German, Russian, English, and Welsh--as they make their way through the twentieth century. Now, they come to one of the most tumultuous eras of all: the enormous social, political, and economic turmoil of the 1960s - 1980s, from civil rights, assassinations, mass political movements and Vietnam to 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...George Jakes, the child of a mixed-race couple, bypasses a corporate law career to join Robert F. Kennedy's Justice Department, and finds himself in the middle of the seminal events of the civil rights battle...Cameron Dewar, the grandson of a senator, jumps at the chance to do some official and unofficial espionage for a cause he believes in...Dimka Dvorkin, a young aide to Nikita Khrushchev, becomes a prime agent both for good and for ill as the United States and the Soviet Union 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.

As always, the historical background is brilliantly researched, the action fast-moving, and the characters rich in nuance and emotion. With the hand of a master, Follett brings us into a world we thought we knew but 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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