I am a retired psychologist with lots of time on my hands, thus I listen to a lot of books.
This is the third or fourth book in the series. The plot was kind of predictable but character development was in depth. I liked it but Ian starting to get bored with the series. Not much in the way of mystery or twists in plot. And again an end in which leads into the next book to keep people reading.
Keeps me on the edge of my seat. I have enjoyed the first 3 books I hope the next series are as good.
This book is more entertaining than #2 in the series. Some day British authors will realize how different California is from New York or Washington D.C. However, anyone in the U.S. Knows that Stanford University is not in Los Angeles, and the idea of an extended learning degree in the 1950's is laughable. The list of huge mistakes goes on and on. It is a fun series if you can grit your teeth for the "American" accents. The narrator is great otherwise.
I have come to believe that Jeffery Archer is a master of the cliff hanger, and the one at the end of this book is a kin to the season finale of Dallas when the question on everyone’s mind was “Who shot JR.” We are now to the mid-1950s in this continuation of the Clifton/Barrington family saga, and it just goes on an on. I have no idea why I am so taken with this series, but it is a bit like being stuck on a roller coaster ride that never comes to an end, and I don’t want it to. Archer is so popular that I have had to put the next two installments on hold at my online library. I’m next in line for #4 and 4th in line for #5. So I must needs move on to something else in the meantime which is somewhat irritating. Another excellent installment. 5 stars.
After reading the reviews I was in 2 minds wether to purchase this book or not as I had so enjoyed the first 2 books
And it seemed many were not happy with book 3.
I am so glad I did I found it a great read not quite like the first 2 but it has its own tempo and the narrator is amazing I feel he adds so much to this series , granted the plot is sort of rehashed in some ways , but still i am enjoying it and will keep going with book 4 and 5.