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Ken Follett’s Century Trilogy follows the fortunes of five intertwined families—American, German, Russian, English, and Welsh—as they make their way through the twentieth century. It has been called “potent, engrossing” (Publishers Weekly) and “truly epic” (Huffington Post). USA Today said, “You actually feel like you’re there.”

Edge of Eternity, the finale, covers one of the most tumultuous eras of all: the 1960s through the 1980s, encompassing civil rights, assassinations, Vietnam, 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 generations… George Jakes, himself bi-racial, bypasses corporate law 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 also a much more personal battle… Cameron Dewar, the grandson of a senator, jumps at the chance to do some espionage for a cause he believes in, only to discover that the world is much more dangerous than he’d imagined… Dimka Dvorkin, a young aide to Khrushchev, becomes an agent for good and for ill as the Soviet Union and the United States 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.

These characters and many others find their lives inextricably entangled as they add their personal stories and insight to the most defining events of the 20th century. From the opulent offices of the most powerful world leaders to the shabby apartments of those trying to begin a new empire, from the elite clubs of the wealthy and highborn to the passionate protests of a country’s most marginalized citizens, this is truly a drama for the ages.

With the Century Trilogy, Follett has guided readers through an entire era of history with a master’s touch. His unique ability to tell fascinating, brilliantly researched stories that captivate readers and keep them turning the pages is unparalleled. In this climactic and concluding saga, Follett brings us into a world we thought we knew, but now will never seem the same again.

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Edge of Eternity
May 31st, 2015
I enjoyed the movement of the story as it went thru each families history. I will tell friends and family to buy and read the eBook or hardcover.
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edge of eternity
May 23rd, 2015
first half excellent as per usual but the author slips into cheapness which was unbecoming in the latter part i was disappointed
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Edge of Eternity
May 4th, 2015
The trilogy is a 'must read' for any history buff , but each of the three books are an entity unto itself. All informative, historical and thoroughly entertaining. Definitely 5 stars !
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A Good Read
April 14th, 2015
Well written with a clever and almost true to life narration of what the second half of the 20th century was like after World War II with all its political conflicts.
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Addictive
April 1st, 2015
If you like history , culture,romance and adventure this is the book for you! ken follet is at his best in this final book of the trilogy! very interesting and fun!
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1 person found this helpful
Might have been too ambitious
March 15th, 2015
The first two books were delightful. This final novel simply ran out of steam and i felt like the writer's fire had died half way through this book.
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An Emotional Journey
March 15th, 2015
For those of us who lived through the second half of the Twentieth Century, this book is packed with pathos and conflicting emotions. In a way, it is amazing that any of us are still alive. I am profoundly grateful to have lived to see the truth revealed about so many things that we knew in our hearts but could not prove. It was truly the best of times and the worst of times. Follett has written another masterpiece.
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Edge of Eternity -- The Century Trilogy
February 21st, 2015
I thought the entire series (3 books) were amazing. A mix of truth mixed into the fiction. I enjoyed every minute of all three books in the trilogy
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Edge of Eternity
February 13th, 2015
Enthralling.. So difficult to put down once you start reading. Best trilogy evrer. Hoping for more.
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Edge of Eternity
January 30th, 2015
After waiting almost a year for the final installation of the century trilogy, I am not disappointed by Ken Follett's work.
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Must read this triloGy
January 30th, 2015
As it begAn with Pillars of the Earth, this masterfull storyteller tells our history through the eyes if every man.
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Edge of eternity
January 25th, 2015
Fantasic . Didnt want it to end. Cant wait for another Follett trilogy and yet how could he improve on this one. Great read. Thankyou for many hours of true entertainment.
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Lived It
January 20th, 2015
Covers many key events I lived through. It's living history. Loved the trilogy. Thank you for your perseverance in completing it.
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Confusing
January 9th, 2015
I found this book confusing in that it took quite a while to keep the characters straight. In the first two books the characters were exciting as were the story lines. This final book was too long and drawn out and then near the end it seemed rushed, almost as if the author too wanted it over.
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History through fiction
January 4th, 2015
An outstanding conclusion to this trilogy that not only entertains through the interweaving stories of families but enlightens a reader to historical events that become so much more relevant when presented through the lives or ordinary (though fictional) characters. Thanks for making me a little wiser of the world's modern history!
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Great read!
January 1st, 2015
Great book! Sad that the trilogy has ended. Ken Follet is an amazing author. His historical detail is amazing. The characters were so well written. It was difficult to put the book down. Although not my favorite of the trilogy it was still a great read.
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Excellent
December 24th, 2014
I learned so much about the events that led to rememberances and how we came to this present day. Well done Ken Follett. Truly a masterpiece.
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Living on the Edge
December 14th, 2014
Having lived through the majority of this frame, it brought together the lost gaps in knowledge and awoken many memories. Well done and thank you.
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History and fiction
December 13th, 2014
Good inside view of history. But lacks usual suspense? 'Xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxcccccccccccccccccccc
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The edge of eternity
December 7th, 2014
Growing ip in Europe in the fifties brought back many memories of events described in the book, as well as events later on to conclusion, being able to relate and having a fresh recollection of a number of these events just brought the story that much closer to home, to the extend that at time it felt like getting a personal glimpse on history, even if it was fictionalized.
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