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Free Book Friday!

Today’s Free Book is:


Fall of Giants by Ken Follett

Thirteen-year-old Billy Williams enters a man’s world in the Welsh mining pits…Gus Dewar, an American law student rejected in love, finds a surprising new career in Woodrow Wilson’s White House…two orphaned Russian brothers, Grigori and Lev Peshkov, embark on radically different paths half a world apart when their plan to emigrate to America falls afoul of war, conscription, and revolution…Billy’s sister, Ethel, a housekeeper for the aristocratic Fitzherberts, takes a fateful step above her station, while Lady Maud Fitzherbert herself crosses deep into forbidden territory when she falls in love with Walter von Ulrich, a spy at the German embassy in London…

These characters and many others find their lives inextricably entangled as, in a saga 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. As always with Ken Follett, the historical background is brilliantly researched and rendered, the action fast-moving, the characters rich in nuance and emotion. It is destined to be a new classic.

Mass Market Paperback, ISBN 9780451232854

Please note: While this is a brand-new book, this copy was damaged in handling. There is a slice on the front cover, which appears to have happened when someone opened the box with a box cutter. The cover is intact and no other pages are affected.



We will choose one winner at random, for each book, from comments we receive here on the Blog from PBS members.


You have until Sunday, June 23, 2013 at 12 noon EDT, to leave a comment.

Good Luck to everyone!



Note: All the books given away on Free Book Friday are available in the PBS Market. We have thousands of new and new overstock titles available right now, with more added hourly. Some of the prices are amazing – and you can use a PBS credit to make the deal even better!

Remember, every new book purchase supports the club and helps keep membership free!

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73 Responses to “Free Book Friday!”

  1. Crystal M. (crystalm) says:

    That sounds like a good book. I would love to win this one!

  2. Heather F. (heathertc) , says:

    would love to have it!

  3. Keith Bailey (dkbailey1956) , says:

    Ken Follett is a fantastic writer! Loved Pillars of the Earth and World Without End. Would ove to win Fall of Giants and see if it lives up to his previous works!

  4. Brian T. (bookboy1971) says:

    I absolutely love Ken Follett. He is an author’s author with his weeping storylines and details.

  5. Brian T. (bookboy1971) says:

    I meant to say sweeping not weeping.

  6. Casey says:

    Giants in autumn has always been fascinating…as have Robots in Spring. Send it my way…and don’t forget to wrap it up in plastic wrap. Remember…practice safe booking.

  7. Lois B. (galaxy911) says:

    Would LOVE to read it!

  8. Connie (DVNmom) , says:

    Have been looking forward to reading this one for a while….have heard it is wonderful!

  9. Laura says:

    ready for a good read

  10. Vicki says:

    Would love to read this – have heard Ken Follett is an amazing writer.

  11. Tami C. Elton says:

    This sounds like a great book for my students! Thank you for the opportunity to win~

  12. Ursula C. says:

    I would love to win this book. Thank you for offering it !

  13. Merry Thompson says:

    A free book is a very good thing!

  14. Tammy says:

    What a great book. Thanks for offering it!

  15. Tess Sittig says:

    Great author , love his books !

  16. Sarah H says:

    One of my favorite authors!!

  17. Jill says:

    Looks like a great read!

  18. Jill B says:

    Want to read books by this author – he’s on my wish list

  19. Brenda (smash) , says:

    I would love to be this week’s winner!

  20. camperchick says:

    I would love to win!

  21. Cathy says:

    Never read any of this author’s books, love to try it. Thank you.

  22. Donna says:

    This sounds like an interesting read.

  23. Thomas W. (grinloch) says:

    I would love to read this book. The other Ken Follett books I have read have been amazing.

  24. Cathy W. (Firefly) , says:

    I would love to read this series! And winning books is always a pleasure. 🙂

  25. Tricia R. (TriciaLynn) says:

    Looks like a great read!

  26. Sheila Meinecke says:

    I hope I win. Ken Follet is one pf my favoritr writers.

  27. Kim F. (fairfam5) says:

    Would love to win! Have never read a Follett book yet!

  28. Tricia says:

    I’ve had this on my to read list! Winning would be awesome. I wonder if I’m too late….

  29. Jean L. (MeanJean) says:

    I would love to receive this book. It sounds very interesting and is about a very important time in our history..

  30. Carol G. (clynsg) says:

    Suspect that this one would take me more than an afternoon to read!

  31. I have a new screened-in porch, the perfect reading nook–and this looks like the perfect book to start with!

  32. Jennifer Mercier says:

    I love this author and Paperback Swap!!

  33. Pamela D. (cabupotafen) says:

    Havent read Follett in ages would love to “rediscover” this author!

  34. Carly says:

    I got my first Ken Follett book from here! I’d love to read another.

  35. Susan says:

    I would love to read another Ken Follett book. My husband loves them too!

  36. Alana L. (racemom) , says:

    That’ll keep you engrossed for a good long while!

  37. mistyks says:

    OOH! PICK ME!!!!

  38. Lynn says:

    Ken Follett is one of my favorite authors! This is one of the few of his books that I don’t own and I would love to read it!

  39. I’ve not read this yet but am now interested! Read many other Follett books and always enjoyed them. Guess I know what’s next on my summer reading list! Thank you for sharing.

  40. Mary Lou C. says:

    Would love to win this.

  41. Desmond W. (desmond) says:

    Count me in, please!

  42. Sarah P. says:

    Already read one of his books, would love to read another!

  43. Michelle H. (ahenleyreadit) says:

    Would love to win this book!

  44. Amy B. (llewellyn) says:

    Sounds interesting!

  45. Kristi H. (SingsConstantly) says:

    I want it!

  46. Laura S. (BookHappy) says:

    This sounds like a fun book to read, since I really enjoy novels that have some kind of historical research behind the venue that the author chose. I also enjoy armchair traveling to distant lands, including Russia which is one of the places where parts of the plot take place. Sounds like fun! Sign me up!

  47. Valerie P. (vprosser) , says:

    Would like to win this — both my husband and I enjoy these kinds of books and will read them and discuss. Something to have in common!

  48. Sharla F. (teddy-bear) says:

    I love to read a variety of things, so would love to try this author also!

  49. ANNA S. (SanJoseCa) says:

    Hope I win!

  50. Carole (craftnut) says:

    Would love to have this book, I really enjoy Ken Follett books! Pick me!

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