Edge of Eternity

Edge of Eternity

Audiobook CD - 2014
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EDGE OF ETERNITY is the sweeping, passionate conclusion to Ken Follett's extraordinary historical epic, The Century Trilogy.

Throughout these books, Follett has followed the fortunes of five intertwined 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 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 Hoffman 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 not only of 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 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 with Follett, the historical background is brilliantly researched and rendered, the action fast-moving, the characters rich in nuance and emotion. With the hand of a master, he brings us into a world we thought we knew but now will never seem the same again.

Publisher: New York : Penguin Audio, c2014.
ISBN: 9781611762655
Branch Call Number: BOOKCD FICTION FOL
Characteristics: 29 sound discs (37 hrs.)
Additional Contributors: Lee, John

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missm113
Mar 29, 2017

This was the most amazing series that I have ever read (listened to). I learned so much about history. The characters are so compelling. I highly recommend all three books! I don't even know what else to say....wow!

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lilypad_1
Mar 28, 2015

1st two books in Trilogy were much better. Characters seemed to pop up out of nowhere in this one. I got to the point where I did not care what happened to any of them. It was interesting to see how people lived behind the Iron Curtain and the Berlin Wall. Also, good insight from black individuals fighting for Civil Rights within the system. karen

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TheresaAJ
Dec 29, 2014

Edge of Eternity is the final book in Ken Follett's The Century Trilogy. This title covers the years 1961 through 1989 and focuses on the civil rights movement in the U.S. and the Cold War between the Soviet Union and the United States. Follett's knack for interesting characters and history research result in a tale that brings recent history to light. I only wish that the epilogue had told us what had happened to all the families from 1989 to 2008.

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sjb333
Nov 14, 2014

Awesome trilogy, but I liked the first two titles better than this one.

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nitetraino
Oct 28, 2014

Outstanding chronology of families through true historic events. This is how a long story should be written. Every page is interesting and contributes throughout this excellent and well written novel. 10 of 10 stars

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