Ken Follett’s magnificent new historical epic begins as five interrelated families move through the momentous dramas of the First World War, the Russian Revolution, and the struggle for women’s suffrage.
A thirteen-year-old Welsh boy enters a man’s world in the mining pits. . . . An American law student rejected in love finds a surprising new career in Woodrow Wilson’s White House. . . . A housekeeper for the aristocratic Fitzherberts takes a fateful step above her station, while Lady Maud Fitzherbert herself crosses deep into forbidden territory when she falls in love with a German spy. . . . And two orphaned Russian brothers embark on radically different paths when their plan to emigrate to America falls afoul of war, conscription, and revolution.
From the dirt and danger of a coal mine to the glittering chandeliers of a palace, from the corridors of power to the bedrooms of the mighty, Fall of Giants takes us into the inextricably entangled fates of five families—and into a century that we thought we knew, but that now will never seem the same again. . . .
Fall of Giants: The Century Trilogy, book 1
What makes this audiobook so enjoyable to listen to is the narration by Dan Stevens. His use of accents and emotional tones to the dialogue makes a listener believe that they are present with the character, a 'fly on the wall'. My only dissappointment is that it is an Abridged version of the book. Kudos to Dan Stevens for an excellent narration.
The story is very good. No doubt about it. What is even better though is the FABULOUS narration by Dan Stevens. I never got bored of his voice like I do with most narrators. Which is why I often don't buy an audio book ubless the author narrates it himm/herself. He made 12 hours seem short!