Fall of Giants

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Pan Macmillan, Jul 15, 2011 - Fiction - 864 pages
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Experience the world’s first ever 3D audio enhanced ebook. Be transported through history and the globe by specially created sound pieces that play with your spatial awareness to amplify iconic scenes from Ken Follett’s brand new epic of love, hatred, war and revolution, Fall of Giants.

From the dirt and danger of a coal mine to the glittering chandeliers of a palace, from the cramped factories of East London to the horrifying setting of the First World War trenches, fully immerse yourself in the story with the help of these audio clips created by award winning sound artist Nick Ryan. Put on your headphones and let the unique audio experience accompany you through a plot of unfolding drama and intriguing complexity.

In addition, this enhanced edition of Fall of Giants contains exclusive material which gives an insight into how Ken Follett wrote the book. Features include video interviews with Ken, archive footage, and photos of historical characters.

Fall of Giants follows five families through the world-shaking dramas of the First World War, the Russian Revolution, and the struggle for votes for women.

It is 1911. The Coronation Day of King George V. The Williams, a Welsh coal-mining family, is linked by romance and enmity to the Fitzherberts, aristocratic coal-mine owners. Lady Maud Fitzherbert falls in love with Walter von Ulrich, a spy at the German Embassy in London. Their destiny is entangled with that of an ambitious young aide to U.S. President Woodrow Wilson and to two orphaned Russian brothers, whose plans to emigrate to America fall foul of war, conscription and revolution.

In a plot of unfolding drama and intriguing complexity, Fall of Giants moves seamlessly from Washington to St Petersburg, 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.

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User Review  - asha singh - Flipkart

an excellent novel which leaves you pondering! a must read for anyone who reads at all. based on first world war, it gives you a non biased plot on different countries involved. Read full review

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User Review  - Gabriella - Goodreads

Since preceding reviewers have already given detailed synopses of this book, I'll just offer my critique. Disclaimer: Perhaps I'm somewhat biased, because Follett sparked my fascination with GOOD ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Ken Follett was twenty-seven when he wrote EYE OF THE NEEDLE, an award-winning thriller that became an international bestseller. After writing several more successful thrillers he surprised everyone with THE PILLARS OF THE EARTH, about the building of a cathedral in the Middle Ages, which continues to captivate millions of readers all over the world. His last book was the long-awaited sequel, WORLD WITHOUT END, a number one bestseller in the United States, Great Britain, Germany, Italy, Spain and France.

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