Edge of Eternity

Edge of Eternity : Book Three of the Century Trilogy

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Ken Follett's extraordinary, #1 New York Times bestselling historical epic, the Century Trilogy, reaches its sweeping, passionate conclusion.
In Fall of Giants and Winter of the World, Ken Follett followed the fortunes of five international families American, German, Russian, English, and Welsh as they made their way through the twentieth century. Now they come to one of the most tumultuous eras of all: the 1960s through the 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 Hoffmann discovers she s been spied on by the Stasi for years and commits an impulsive act that will affect her family for the rest of their lives . . . . 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 not only the seminal events of the civil rights battle but a much more personal battle of his own . . . . Cameron Dewar, the grandson of a senator, jumps at the chance to do some official and unofficial espionage for a cause he believes in, only to discover that the world is a much more dangerous place than he d imagined . . . . Dimka Dvorkin, a young aide to Nikita Krushchev, becomes an 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, Tanya, carves out a role that will take her from Moscow to Cuba to Prague to Warsaw and into history.

From the Trade Paperback edition."
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Product details

  • CD-Audio
  • 130 x 145 x 30mm | 272g
  • United States
  • English
  • Abridged
  • Abridged edition
  • 0147524202
  • 9780147524201
  • 1,767,022

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Praise for "Edge of Eternity"""
""Edge of Eternity" is as compulsively readable a mighty page-turner as its two predecessors."
-"The Seattle Times "
"Hugely ambitious, the trilogy serves as a massive history lesson as well as an example of good, old-fashioned storytelling."
-"The New York Daily News"
"The historical events are the backdrop but the characters are the focal point. Good storytellers know this and Follett is an excellent one."
-The Huffington Post
"Mesmerizing....flowing with spicy, expertly paced melodrama, character-rich exploits, familial histrionics, and international intrigue."
- "Publishers Weekly" (starred review)
"Worth the wait"
- "Library Journal" (starred review)
"A fascinating, sprawling, epic conclusion to Ken Follett's Century Trilogy."
-- "The Minneapolis Star Tribune "
"A glorious conclusion to a remarkable trilogy that is wonderful, exhilarating reading for all ages. Fine, fine historical fiction."
- "Historical Novel Society "
"Follett does an outstanding job of interweaving and personalizing complicated narratives set on a multicultural stage."
- "Booklist"
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About Ken Follett

Ken Follettis one of the world s best-loved authors, selling more than 160 million copies of his thirty books. Follett s first bestseller wasEye of the Needle, a spy story set in the Second World War.
In 1989The Pillars of the Earthwas 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 sequel, World Without End, proved equally popular, and the Kingsbridge series has sold 38 million copies worldwide. The third book, A Column of Fire, will be published by Viking in Fall 2017.
Follett lives in Hertfordshire, England, with his wife Barbara. Between them they have five children, six grandchildren, and three Labradors."
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