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I love Jeffery Archer. Great, interesting stories ala Trollope and Dickens. If you are a fan of either, try Archer. His Paths of Glory, a true story of Mallory, was also terrific. What a great way to pass the time! Excellent reader as well.
I loved this story of misunderstood rivalry. Two stubborn men and their very different unbringing but strangely similar endings. Compelling for me. Might be too tame for those who like lots of action and page-turning adventure. But if you like interesting characters and generational sagas, then Archer is a great way to spend your time.
A great story and the narration is good. At the very beginning, I didn't care so much for the narrator, however, as the story went on he became very good. I didn't want the story to end.
Ugh! I have heard from people who have READ (not listened to) the book that it is wonderful. I have not finished it, and I don't know if I will, because the narration is horrible! He is so slow...or something about the rhythm of his speech and where he pauses...it seems like he's reading to me as if I'm an idiot. The story is interesting so far, but the reader gets in the way.
On a scale of 1 to 10 it is a 6.5.
How both men were very much alike and experienced a lot of pain do to their bad qualities. The lease interesting were the more than predictable plot twist. They may have been interesting 30 years ago when the book was written but now everyone of them is a cliche.
The story of two great men who's desire to destroy was greater than the desire to build.
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Once in a while, you stumble upon one of those books that you just can't put down. You just want to read and read... And if you HAVE to put the book down, you're still thinking about it - about the characters, the plot, the time period. This is one of those books.
For the last week, my mind has been occupied with Abel Rosnovski and Richard Kane. It’s only January, but I am pretty sure that this will be one of my top 5 books this year.
The story of the poor Polish boy Wladek Koskiewicz (later Abel Rosnovski) is just marvellous. How Abel manages to make his way in the world – from being a newborn baby found in the forest with his dead mother to becoming a hotel magnate is just so exciting! So is the story about brilliant Richard Kane – a banker’s son who makes his own way in the world. And the rivalry between the two men born on the same day! I enjoyed every minute of this book!
Also, Jason Culp does a great job narrating the story.
I will now probably be reading all the other books from Jeffrey Archer. And I can’t wait!
No. It is too long and after the curiosity is satisfied nothing left. However, Jeffrey Archer is an excellent story-teller and you stay hooked from the beginning to the end.
Kane's and Abel's children.
Abel's coming to the castle, really moving.
No, it is too long.
Although my evaluation is not very high, I do not regret that I have downloaded and listened to this book. Just this is not something I would like to come back to. Very solid work and excellent performance.
This book is unforgettable for me. I find myself thinking about the characters and the results of some of the choices they made. Lots of life lessons in this book.