Yes. I have not deleted either of the books
Yes. each period of British and American history was brought to life.
Yes. the characters and setting are well written and believable.
I have no complaints about the narrator's performance
WARNING - SPOILERS:
Yes, I'd change a number of things.
Firstly, the way it ended - just as a major decision was about to be handed down - was rubbish. "Buy the next book", it said. I've read heaps of series, and none ended with such a tacky attempt at money grubbing. There should have been a resolution, and the next installment would have sold itself if the readers were truly invested in the characters. I was so angry, I returned the next installments which I'd already purchased, unread.
Hugo Barrington is a comic book villain. Surely that character could have been developed a bit better. I wonder if he had a moustache to twirl.
Next, Emma Barrington is a comic book heroine. I found the notion that, rather than "risk her relationship with Maisey" over reading a stupid letter that, as the mother of Harry's child she had every right to insist to see, she decided instead to train as a waitress and take a job on a ship going to America. Really. And declaring herself as "the mother of his child" in an era when such a thing was frowned upon... I realise it's not the fault of an innocent baby, but I can't imagine any family back then, especially in the British nobility, having been thrilled with a pregnancy which had a good chance of having resulted from incest. Word would have gotten out, somehow.
I couldn't help but wonder how Maisey managed to work her way up to manageress while being illiterate. Surely she would have needed to do staff rosters and such? Or are we not supposed to consider such things? And her romance/marriage seemed to come out of nowhere.
As far as I can recall, we never found out who was buying up all the land on Broad St. I thought surely there would have been some significance in it.
This series was to be my first of Jeffrey Archer. These two books were enough to have made it my last.
He could have developed characters better, and not left holes in the story. Oh, and there are much, much better ways to end a book than this cheap ploy.
I love the content of book!
The entire content was memorable!
Depends on who actors are and who produced it.
Looking forward to be reading more books by this author!
the escape from prison
Alex Jennings keeps you engaged and entertained with his accents
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.
I would only recommend this if they were a JA Fan. For anyone else, no, it has few redeeming factors as a novel.
The only interesting factor is that without knowing the Author in advance, it is clearly Mr Archer. Every one of his books consists of some contrived connection that is about as likely as snow on the Sun.
Least interesting? Most of the book!
I listened right to the end; will not buy the next volume, I could almost write it myself since it follows the usual JA formula.
Archer has done it again. I have read several books and Jeffrey Archer always delivers a good read. Whether it’s a stand-alone or book in a series, Jeffrey Archer keeps the reader’s attention. This book could stand on its own; although it is the second in a series. It has unusual twists and turns throughout the plot and keeps the reader wondering what will happen next. I found myself always cheering for Harry and Emma, regardless of whatever plight they were in.
As always with his books, I have already looked up the expected date for the next book to be out and all I can say is … please, Mr. Archer, HURRY!
If you were worried at all that the first book was not as fast paced as you would like fear not. Sins of the Father takes it up a notch.
I would listen to this again. There is so much more to Jeffrey Archers books than "what will happen next". After reading the first book in this series and listening to this second book I have started to feel a connection with the characters. Every re-read or re-listen reveals something that was missed before.
I've never read anything that compares to Jeffrey Archers books . I just keep coming back for more.
Their narration brought the scenes to life.
I wouldn't change it. The title is thought provoking. As with any book the title is part of what seduces one to read or bypass a story.
I am anxiously awaiting book three.