This story and all the inter-connected characters kept me interested from beginning to end. I'm waiting eagerly for the next book in the series.
Story winds along nicely including all the old characters from Book One. Then, like in Book One, you're definitely left hanging waiting for Book Three. Not sure what I think of an author holding the reader hostage quite so blatantly.
I am glad I listened to it, but this one was harder to get through than the first one. It seemed to drag on in parts. The first one was more of a page turner for me. I am anxious for the 3rd.
The amazing courage of Mazie
I can't wait for the next volume in this intriguing 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.
I love Jeffrey Archer and I loved the first Clifton novel. I was disappointed in the ending although I know there will be 3 more books. I feel that we've been treated like this is the end of a tv series for the season and they left you with a cliffhanger. I believe there could have been a more autonomous ending that would just make the reader look forward to the next book. Ken Follett wrote Fall Of Giants and had a satisfying ending although there will be 2 more books.
I believe this was a lazy ending
The performances were great. I felt the characters.
Archer delivers in his far reaching new series and leaves this listener eager for the 3rd installment. The stories told from different viewpoints is a nice touch to his mastery of weaving a believable and connective tale. I am a true fan of all his works and dearly afraid that soon I will run out.
I'd recommend this book to those who had read or listened to the earlier title, Only Time Will Tell. It would be extremely confusing to start the Clifton Chronicles with Sins of the Father as so little backstory is given. Having finished that title, most listeners will be eager for the next installment as I am for the third one.
Harry Clifton is the center of the tale and maintains our interest throughout.
Both narrators are good, although it was startling at first to realize that the male narrator wasn't the same in Sins of the Father as in the earlier Only Time Will Tell.
Several, but to describe them would make me a spoiler.
This is an interesting story, an involving family chronicle which reminded me of Ken Follett's Fall of Giants---the two books cover the somewhat the same time period and both series intend to give a picture of the 20th century through the lives of various families. Archer didn't dwell on the realities of war to the extent that Follett does, but they both have longer tales to tell and it's all right that we don't stay on the battlefield too long in either one.
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!!!
I loved how the book told the stories of each of the main characters individually. the parallel timelines are so much fun to listen to. Having two narrators take the male/ female roles also made it pleasant to listen to.
Maisie Clifton. I really like this woman. She never gives up, and her perseverance is an inspiration to the characters in the book, but also to the listener. Wow!
Yes it was. I listen to audiobooks in the car and at the gym, and this book kept me on that elliptical machine much longer than I usually am, and when I got home, I would actually sit in my car in the garage to listen to "just a few minutes more".
I don't know how I am going to wait for the next one. archer left us quite the cliffhanger at the end of this book, and I am impatiently waiting for the next book to come out!