[✓ Η πτώση των γιγάντων || × PDF Read by È Ken Follett] #2020

  • Title: Η πτώση των γιγάντων
  • Author: Ken Follett
  • ISBN: 9789605070182
  • Page: 231
  • Format: Paperback

  • Η πτώση των γιγάντων By Ken Follett 22 1911 , , , , , 22 1911 , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Ken Follett , , 20
    Ken Follett
    Ken Follett is one of the world s most successful authors Over 160 million copies of the 31 books he has written have been sold in over 80 countries and in 33 languages.Born on June 5, 1949, in Cardiff, Wales, the son of a tax inspector, Ken was educated at state schools and went on to graduate from University College, London, with an Honours degree in philosophy He was made a fellow of the college in 1995.He started his career as a reporter, first with his hometown newspaper, the South Wales Echo, and then with the London Evening News Subsequently, he worked for a small London publishing house, Everest Books, eventually becoming the deputy managing director.Ken s last project, the Century Trilogy, has sold 19.5 million copies worldwide The three books tell the story of the twentieth century through five generations on three continents Ken s first major success came with the publication of Eye of the Needle in 1978 A World War II thriller set in England, this book earned him the 1979 Edgar Award for Best Novel from the Mystery Writers of America It remains one of his most popular books.In 1989, Ken s epic novel about the building of a medieval cathedral, The Pillars of the Earth, was published It reached number one on bestseller lists everywhere and was turned into a major television series produced by Ridley Scott, which aired in 2010 The next book in the Kingsbridge series, World Without End, the sequel to The Pillars of the Earth, proved equally popular when it was published in 2007 The Kingsbridge series has sold 38 million copies worldwide.Ken has been active in numerous literacy charities and was the president of Dyslexia Action for ten years He was the chair of the National Year of Reading, a joint initiative between government and businesses He is also active in many Stevenage charities and is the president of the Stevenage Community Trust Ken also set up The Follett Trust, which awards single donations to the arts and in cases of social deprivation and education.Ken, who loves music almost as much as he loves books, is an enthusiastic bass guitar player in two bands He lives in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, England, with his wife, Barbara, the former Labour member of Parliament for Stevenage Between them they have five children, six grandchildren, and three Labradors.

    Η πτώση των γιγάντων By Ken Follett


    Beth Bedee
    It s a little disappointing that people are rating this book on out of protest of its price It s low rating does not give the book the recognition it deserves This is my first Ken Follett novel, and I am hooked I ve read where some people have not been that interested in the subject matter of Fall of Giants and prefer the Middle Ages I m fascinated with 20th Century history, so this is right down my alley.This novel covers the years of WWI and the Russian Revolution and follows 5 families Their [...]

    Mohammed Arabey
    , , , , And I have to admit that I only got this box set as a deal price on just cause it s looks pretty elegant, and I m a collector as you may know 1918 2011 1911 1914 1918 1924 900 The Casual Vacancy , The Luminaries Mass Market Paperback The Epic Reads of 2015 20 , 50 27 2014 19 2015 view spoiler The Epic Reads of 2015 , 1901 31 1999 , , 2015 27 2014 hide spoiler br br br br br br br br br br br br br br br br br br br br br br br br br br br br br br br br br br br br br br br br br br b [...]

    Melissa Rochelle
    One of the early reviews I read stated that this book lacked one of Follett s infamous villains I disagree The ultimate villain in this enormous book is clearly war and perhaps the arrogance of world leaders I ve always had a difficult time understanding the why surrounding World War 1 and this book helps put it in perspective even if it is fiction I remember learning in history class that the US got involved because the Germans torpedoed the Lusitania And it did play a part, but that happened i [...]

    Genia Lukin
    Do not say that I don t like historical fiction because I do Do not even say I don t like Follett because I rather do In fact, this highly praised and very thick volume I d been anticipating eagerly, both because I had pleasant memories from The Pillars of the Earth and because currently I am rather WWI mad I read Tuchman s classic works, Maddox Ford, not to mention Hemingway and Remarque, because I am fascinated by the subject.So what in the world went wrong with this book This story, which is, [...]

    This book is utter trash Is that too harsh Let me rephrase This book is a steaming pile of garbage Still a bit mean It doesn t matter Ken Follett does not care His editor and publisher do not care His accountant certainly is indifferent to this complaint It s not that Ken Follett is critic proof, because that implies that he achieves astronomical sales figures despite scathing reviews That s not the case Rather, he achieves those astronomical sales with the apathetic approbation of critics usual [...]

    The story was enjoyable enough and certainly kept me entertained for a couple of days The recreation of the early 20th Century was very vivid, and I was impressed by how well Follett applied his considerable skills in this respect to a variety of nations and social classes To cover so many years in any decent amount of depth was a great challenge, to which Follett rises well The story was fast paced and the build up to the War was particularly well managed The particularly notable aspect of Foll [...]

    Bookdragon Sean
    Ken Follet s style quickly engrossed me into the characters and their lives The book follows the lives of several families in the events that led up to the First World War and the crisis afterwards We see it from the perspective of an English Noblemen, an English working class family, a pair of Russian brothers, a German with strong prospects in government and an undersecretary working for the Wilson administration Through this we get a multi dimensional view of the war.A complete picture of maj [...]

    5.0 out of 5 stars Captivating epic tale , August 5, 2010 This review is from Fall of Giants The Century Trilogy Hardcover Customer review from the Vine Program What s this This is a fantastic epic, the first in a planned trilogy by the author of The Pillars of the Earth now a miniseries and World Without End I simply raced through the pages, unable to put this book down even though it was a hefty nearly 1000 pages The story moves seamlessly and logically, starting in 1911 and ending in 1925, an [...]

    At 985 pages, Fall of the Giants is a massive tome and the first book in The Century Trilogy, follows the fates of five interrelated families American, German, Russian, English, and Welsh as they move through the world shaking dramas of the First World War, the Russian Revolution, and the struggle for women s suffrage.These characters find their lives inextricably entangled in a saga of unfolding drama and intriguing complexity, Fall of Giants moves seamlessly from Washington to St Petersburg, f [...]

    I have loved just about everything Ken Follett has written, but I think this one fell short of his usual standard Most of his novels grab you from the beginning, with fully drawn characters and gripping plot lines I wasn t even done with the second chapter before I began to wonder if I was even going to like this I think he may have tried to accomplish too much with this story There were so many characters with so much going on in their lives There was not enough time to give than a glimpse of [...]

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    Antes de se come ar a ler, o tamanho do livro pode ser assustador 930 p ginas , mas depois adora se Pessoalmente, se tivesse outras tantas p ginas teria continuado a ler com o mesmo prazer A escrita extraordin ria, a hist ria fant stica Liga de forma soberba realidade e fic o D nos uma li o de Hist ria sobre o in cio do S c XX que, sem ser demasiado aprofundada para isso existem os livros especializados , nos d o suficiente para que possamos entender melhor uma poca conturbada onde guerras, revo [...]

    Esta foi a minha estreia nos livros de Ken Follett E foi uma excelente estreia Adorei o tema, a escrita, os personagens A nica coisa que tenha a dizer que de facto um livro muito, muito grande, dif cil de transportar e at de ler, pelas suas dimens es Compreendo que o autor tenha querido pormenorizar o mais possivel a hist ria e n o senti que fosse demais, mais por favor, quando for assim dividam o livro em 2 volumes Recomendo a leitura, sem duvida e espero ansiosamente a leitura do pr ximo, que [...]

    Hailey (HaileyinBookland)
    Definitely my favourite WWI history novel I have read thus far Beautifully captures the troubles of WWI on all spectrums, not just politically or on the battlefield.

    Fall of Giants is a door stopper, one of those books that makes me glad I have an e reader for the sake of my wrists At close to 1000 pages, it s long, and at times it feels like it The first time I tried to read it, I didn t have the patience, but this time, I settled in for the long haul, determined to give it some time That patience made all the difference This is an astounding historical epic It takes the events leading up to World War I and the Russian Revolution and fills them with charact [...]

    The first of a promised trilogy Focus is on the early 1900s detailing a vast array of characters affected by the coming Great War WWI which helps along the process of women s suffrage, trade unions, topples nobility and the rise of the Bolsheviks in Mother Russia WWI focus is less on the battles and on the suffering The very end of this 1000 page tale shows the aftermath of the war and the ominous foreboding of another World War to come TRIVIA Woodrow Wilson was the first president to leave the [...]

    My teens was when I first and I think last read Ken Follett I wasn t really impressed then with his books, despite those books being touted as some of his best works ever Well, goes to show how different individual liking can be So, when I chose to read this book, it was for the subject than the author, although I had heard a lot of good things about the way the author had written the book etc Nevertheless, I was sceptical and wasn t really expecting anything better than an average read, which [...]

    First and foremost, happy 2015 What a novel to begin a new year reading and absorbing After being highly impressed with the Pillars series created by Follett, I hoped to find as much depth and development in the Century Trilogy.The premise, following the fates of five interrelated families against a backdrop of world events is brilliant in its imagining and stellar in its delivery The reader is introduced to Billy Williams early in the novel, as he enters the Welsh mining pits His family acts as [...]

    Ken Follett is a spellbinding storyteller You can count on him to create a complex plot around an almost dizzying array of characters with a vast range of character traits from scoundrels to nobly inspiring as well as throwing in real historical figures I listened to his Century Trilogy last year and was thoroughly caught up in both the history and the often times soap opera of the many characters lives I never really count listening to audio books as reading, but I probably need to revise my pe [...]

    Meh I love Ken Follett Seriously, has a better epic period novel been written than Pillars of the Earth I even like his other basic stuff like Whiteout and A Dangerous Fortune Sure they are simple beach novels but they are good reads Fall of Giants seems like it can t decide if it wants to be the beach novel or the epic period novel So the result is flat characters, a listless storyline, and rocket paced love affairs This is Grey s Anatomy meets World War I, without the hospital Just the romant [...]

    Michael Smith
    This first novel in the Century trilogy is truly excellent, and it lays a magnificent foundation for what I hope are equally impressive parts two and three There is striking development in all the major characters as they move through two decades in the early twentieth century Follett meshes his skills as a thriller writer with his even greater talents in historical fiction, so that this massive book, with its interrelating families from America, Britain, Germany, and Russia, is much like a page [...]

    La Talpa
    Ein grandioses historisches Meisterwerk ber die Zeit des ersten Weltkriegs Absolut faszinierend und fesseln Die Geschichte startet kurz vor dem ersten Weltkrieg und man folgt den verschieden Personen unterschiedlicher Nationen durch diese Zeit und ich bin begeistert, dass es Ken Follett geschafft hat, dass es zu keinem Zeitpunkt langweilig wurde Es war einfach genial wie er es geschafft hat Geschichte einem so nahe zu bringen.Man wei ja eigentlich was geschichtlich zu dieser Zeit alles passierte [...]

    Teresa Proença
    H cinco meses que carrego os Gigantes Cheguei a meio e estou a cair de esgotamento Preciso descansar Mas prometo que no dia em que festejar o meu cent simo anivers rio, recome o a ler a Trilogia do S culo As conversas dos senhores da guerra aborrecem me as descri es das batalhas fazem me sono as partes romanceadas emocionam me menos do que ler a bula dos antibi ticos pois com essa at posso assustar me imaginando as consequ ncias das contra indica es.Reconhe o lhe valor pela li o de hist ria, mas [...]

    I didn t realize I d end up finishing the book in less than a week but yeah, it s that readable and engrossing and entertaining that I couldn t put it down So much of the events of WWI have become clearer to me now For the longest time, as far as I was concerned, World War I was just a collective term for that war in Europe, and even as I was aware of its impact, it never occurred to me that this was a major turning point in the history of most European countries and the United States, maybe eve [...]

    4,5 starsUma trilogia, um retrato de um s culo O primeiro volume da trilogia O S culo intitulado A Queda dos Gigantes, inicia um ciclo que pretende retratar a vida, o quotidiano, as diferentes realidades, as tristezas, os sucessos e as alegrias do s culo XX, uma das pocas mais importantes a n vel mundial Neste primeiro volume, come amos a viagem em 1911 e acabamos em 1925 Ou seja, vamos viajar at Europa nos anos em que a Primeira Guerra Mundial grassou um pouco por todo o territ rio europeu O le [...]

    Find this and other reviews at flashlightcommentary.I can t really say what kept me from picking up this behemoth when it came out, but Ken Follett s Fall of Giants never demanded my immediate attention I stumbled over it here and there, but it wasn t until I saw the audio edition available for check out through Overdrive that I really considered tackling the title.I wont lie, Fall of Giants is long, the story lines are unbalanced, the cast is unusually large, the characterizations are not compl [...]

    Num livro t o grande teria que encontrar for osamente, coisas boas e coisas menos boas.Leio Ken Follet h tanto tempo que posso dizer que tenho acompanhado o evoluir da obra do autor desde os policiais at aos romances hist ricos, sendo esta trilogia O S culo, a sua aventura mais ambiciosa.Escrever um livro desta dimens o, com uma vertente hist rica explorada ao m ximo, sem descorar pormenores e com todo o rigor, foi com certeza uma tarefa herc lea Sabe se que tem uma grande equipa nos bastidores, [...]

    A disappointment I was so taken with The Pillars of the Earth, I really looked forward to this book However, this has a real paint by numbers feel and while reading it was a notch above reading my high school history tomes, it wasn t by much It was sort of interesting to have characters inserted into World War I events pre and a tiny bit post , but it still felt like plodding through a textbook And the Russian Revolution Sheesh What a bunch of ideological philosophical claptrap it reminded me of [...]

    Donald Jordan
    The Fall of Giants takes place between the years 1914 and 1924 and is the first in a trilogy that supposedly will cover most of last century As with most Ken Follett books, the characters are engaging and well drawn out, though his pacing is a bit off The story follows 5 families in England, Germany, Russia, and America as the old world begins its death throws in the violence of WWI One of the dangers with epic stories like this is that inevitably the reader gets drawn to one story line than th [...]

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