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.
Again the characters are uncomplicatedly on the side of the good or the opposing sleazy guys. But the interesting character of Jack is missing. His absence is partially compensated by the heroine's powerful, aristocratic American relatives who are on the right side but not quite so good in heart. I had to have this after the first but I am not so hungry for the next one.
I was very interested in the story and characters after book # 1. However, book # 2 dramatically takes all to a whole new level. I am now truly hooked and can't wait for # 3. A masterful story teller combined with an outstanding narrator.
I know he writes soap operas and that every book is exactly like the last one, but I don't care. I find his books completely entertaining. This one was no exception.
There are many audiobooks that I would read over again, all different in nature and character. I would put The Sins of the Father and it's predecessor Only Time Will Tell in the top 6.
The characters remained true to their natures from the first book. These are people one not only likes, but comes to know as friends. Rooting for them to triumph over circumstances is as natural as wishing the best in the world for a loved friend or family member.
Perhaps the fun of seeing Emma and Mr. Ginsberg triumph over Sefton Jelks. But all of the scenes were wonderful.
Yes, I could have done that. However, to do so would have deprived me of the joy of the book over a few sittings when I had to wait for nearly a year for this sequel. Now that's it's over, I find myself on pins and needles awaiting the last book of the trilogy!
As authors go, Jeffery Archer has never faild to acquit himself. He writes well, knows his characters and takes the time to develop them, and he has the ability to write scenes that are very satisfying to the reader. Even when one is left hanging to wait for the next book, one doesn't mind the discomfort because the wait will have been worth the time.
The cliff-hanger ending of this book has left me hungry and impatient and longing for more. Until book 3 is released, I think I will listen to UGH.....HURRY Mr. Archer!!
Just loved the audio, and can hardly wait for the sequel. I did read part 1, but have to say, preferred the AUDIO of part 2
Loved Emma, such a resourceful young woman in time where women with such a strong will and personality weren't necessarily respected for their opinions...................
just a whole feel for the time in history
no, as I work 2 jobs, but I listened every chance I got.................
Tell Sir Jeffrey, to hurry up with the sequel, as this one left us all a little "high and dry" so to speek, WHAT WAS DECIDED in the House of Lords?????
I love how Archer can weave a story and the characters without giving it all away. He builds great characters and you want to know more about them.
Have already recommended it. The story is compelling and the performance riviting.
Emma -- what a loyal loving wife!
Sins of the Father is brilliant! It's one of the best books I've listened to. Archer never fails to impress, and this trilogy is my favorite of all of his epics. Alex Jennings is fantastic, and I look forward to his voice in the morning as I drive in to work.
Alex Jennings and Emilia Fox are perfect as narrators. I couldn't imagine the book read by anyone else. Love the perfect accents!
The main reaction at the end was "Really, you are going to leave us hanging like that?" I anxiously await the next novel. Hurry up, Jeffrey Archer!
Read this, just read this, or listen, as the case may be.