No its not as good as the first book but for the second of of three books not bad at all a bit much on some things seems to be more about fixing the story lines for the big finish in the third book than moving the story truly forward that said well worth the listen.
I loved the prequel to this book and anxiously awaited the follow up. I was very disappointed. Although Archer is an excellent author, I felt this was another one of those "contracted to write a second book so I have to" kind of things. I often found myself wondering if I had missed something. The gaps in the story and the poor character development made me feel like I was reading an abridged book. Too much time elapsed between "check ins' with characters and it felt disjointed. This book could have been so much better and a lot longer. I felt like Archer was rushing. Very disappointed.
my only regret was that i couldn't download the 3rd installment before I'd finished the 2nd. I shall patiently await part 3.
As with the previous book, he grabs you right away. You can't wait for the next book to be published so you can continue reading the story. Wonderful!
I thoroughly enjoy Jeffery Archer and am enjoying this new trilogy and can't wait for the third! This one again, left me hanging.
If book 3 of this so called trilogy actually had an ending. Ridiculous. Save your money but more importantly your time!
Anger. No ENDING to the 3 boom series.
No. I stopped at the second book in the series and wish I hadn't invested the time in the first place. A coming of age became a soap opera and just didn't hold my interest. The reading performance was superb, but couldn't fix the fact that I was in the wrong genre.
This was very disappointing. After finishing the first book, I could not wait for the next installment, but this was not what I expected from Archer. No character development, weak story line. I was disappointed. I hope the 3rd book in this series is better!
This book brought me back to childhood when characters like Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys were my heroes. Harry is "plucky"and thoroughly likeable; Hugo is"evil" and utterly detestable. All the characters in this wretched story are plastic,unidimensional and so stereotypical as to be laughable, the "plot", so predictable that it could have been computer generated....Hmmm,
The Clifton Chronicles continues on this second book of the series without changing the pace of the first book. Think of this book and the second installment of a very large book.
The story centers around Harry Clifton who grows up in Bristol, England after WW1. His family does not have much money, but Harry's personality and abilities open many doors as he grows up. However, like so many of us know, life has many surprises some which are quite unpleasant. The author creates one situation after another that are both believable and entertaining.
I highly recommend both the first and second books in the series. I plan on continuing through the full series as I am thoroughly enjoying saga.