A Place Called Freedom

  • by Ken Follett
  • Narrated by Simon Prebble
  • 14 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Larger-than-life characters and an epic plot brimming with the energy of his internationally acclaimed thrillers make Ken Follett's A Place Called Freedom an experience not to be missed. This lush novel, set in 1766 England and America, evokes an era ripe with riot and revolution, from the teeming streets of London to the sprawling grounds of a Virginia plantation. Mack McAsh burns with the desire to escape his life of slavery in Scottish coal mines while Lizzie Hallim is desperate to shed a life of sheltered subjugation to her spineless husband. United in America, their only chance for freedom lies beyond the Western frontier - if they're brave enough to take it. Spanning two continents and bringing together an unforgettable cast of heroes, villains, and rebels, A Place Called Freedom is a magnificent epic of love, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Narrator Simon Prebble's masterful use of voice and pacing captures a vivid cast of characters and the powerful destiny that shapes their lives.

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WORTH THE CREDIT AND THEM SOME!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I could not quit listening. It's just another GREAT book by this author.


What did you like best about this story?

The ending. I love justice and I love a book that HAS an ending.


Which character – as performed by Simon Prebble – was your favorite?

This narrator is not just a narrator ... he's an actor that gives you a performance that receives a standing ovation from me. This was the first time I've had a book narrated by him and he is one of my favorites now! Each character comes to life and with Follett's descriptive vocabulary, you can see each character in your mind. Of course, the main characters, Mack, Lizzie, Robert, Lenox, were my favorite (didn't like them all, but Prebble did a first-class job!)


If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Epic Adventure ... From Scotland to England to Virginia and beyond ...


Any additional comments?

Go ahead and spend your credit, you will not be disappointed. This is an older book from Follett and I saw some relatively negative reviews ... I am so happy I went with the ones who were saying, "Must Read!" ... I'm very happy I didn't miss this great book!

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- Georgia

an abridged feeling ...

i have read all of ken follett's books and have enjoyed every last one.i especially enjoy his 30 and 40 hour epics. these longer stories are packed with information a tribute to the research he must put into each . i find his shorter stories just as engrossing and enjoyable.
which brings me to "freedom" .things happen so quickly in this magnificent novel that the book almost had an abridged feeling about it. i would have loved it, if the author had expanded the story a little. there certainly was ample opportunity to do so . It stands alongside his best efforts , i selfishly wanted more.
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- Mohi

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-07-2015
  • Publisher: Recorded Books