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Die Brücken der Freiheit by Ken Follett

Die Brücken der Freiheit (original 1995; edition 1996)

by Ken Follett

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Title:Die Brücken der Freiheit
Authors:Ken Follett
Info:Lübbe (1996), Ausgabe: Sammler Editionen, Gebundene Ausgabe, 544 Seiten
Collections:Meine Bücher

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A Place Called Freedom by Ken Follett (1995)



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This book reminds me of another book I read long ago.
A man, a woman with both in their own way an insatiable urge for freedom. If they reach it and how, is the story of the book. It was nice to read, not spectacularly good, but interesting enough. Gives (as far as I can judge) a pretty good picture of the time. ( )
  BoekenTrol71 | Mar 2, 2019 |
Ken Follett is quickly becoming one of my favorite historical fiction authors. This book was captivating from the first word all the way through the end. My only criticism, and keep in my mind that I'm prude, it got smutty at times. Other than those bits, this is a fun novel about the early days of American history and a tale of immigrants.
  tntbeckyford | Feb 16, 2019 |
The story of some Scots who move to the USA from trouble in the UK. This book has been languishing--it still might be as it's short an kinda hard to get into. Historical soap opera--but who's to say that some things did not happen this way? ( )
  buffalogr | Sep 25, 2018 |
pacey, indulging, exciting... ( )
  Harris_Niazi | May 24, 2018 |
E' incredibile come Ken Follett riesca a passare da un'epoca ad un'altra dipingendo perfettamente in ogni caso la realtà di quei tempi. Questa volta lo sfondo è quello della rivoluzione industriale e i primi accenni di quella americana.
Sicuramente come trama è meno complessa rispetto ai Pilastri della Terra, perché gli inganni e i sotterfugi sono più evidenti e meno intricati. Anche i personaggi non subiscono grandi trasformazioni, eccetto forse Jay che però dal mio punto di vista resta sempre un inetto.
Ad ogni modo apprezzo il fatto che in ogni sua opera vi siano donne forti e decise pronte a combattere per ottenere ciò che vogliono, nel bene e nel male.
La semplicità della storia la rende scorrevole, ma anche inferiore ad altri best seller di questo autore ricchi di colpi di scena mozzafiato.
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  Shay17 | Mar 30, 2018 |
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With action that spans two countries on opposite sides of the Atlantic, making a credible audio version of this epic tale is no small feat. Victor Garber, the talented actor of stage and screen (Sleepless in Seattle, I'll Fly Away, The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd), does an admirable job. Garber presents the narrative passages in a clear, confident tone and uses his extensive acting experience to create believable voices for the many diverse characters. Follett has thrown in a confusing array of regional accents and disguised characters, but the range of Garber's voice helps keep things straight while heightening the considerable action and communicating the powerful emotions expressed by the very large cast that gives this drama its grand sweep.

This intriguing novel hinges on the courageous struggles of the hero, an indentured coal miner who declares, "I'll go anywhere that is not Scotland--anywhere a man can be free." Getting anywhere else is easier said than done, especially when he's caught up in an entanglement of familial responsibility, forbidden love, official deceit, trickery, and violence. Even though there are plenty of breathless moments when proper ladies are tempted by bare-chested hunks, this is much more than just another adventure-filled love story. It's also an intriguing journey into the social and political realities of the late 18th century, when the rising influence of the American colonies was first taking hold and the shining glory of the British Empire had begun its long, slow fade. (Running time: four hours, four cassettes) --George Laney

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From the teeming streets of 1776 London to the infernal hold of a slave ship headed for the American colonies to a sprawling Virginia plantation, two restless young people, separated by politics and position, are bound by their search for a place called freedom.… (more)

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