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  • Best Kept Secret: The Clifton Chronicles, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Jeffrey Archer
    • Narrated By Alex Jennings
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (544)
    Performance
    (472)
    Story
    (472)

    Best Kept Secret opens a moment after the end of The Sins of the Father, with the resolution of the trial and the triumphant marriage of Harry Clifton and Elizabeth Barrington, finally uniting their family. Harry, now a best-selling novelist; Emma; their son, Sebastian; and orphaned Jessica make a new life for themselves, but all is not as happy and secure as it could be. Emma's brother, Giles, is engaged to a woman who may be more interested in Barrington's fortune and title than in a long and happy marriage.

    cristina says: "Plot without characters"
    "Beyond disappointing..."
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    What disappointed you about Best Kept Secret?

    I've been a big fan of Archer and the Clifton Chronicles, but this book may have turned me off for good. Archer phoned this one in. The book simply seems rushed and thrown together. Some parts of the story were interesting, but it was predicable at every turn.


    What could Jeffrey Archer have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    He could have actually put forth an effort to write a quality book.


    What three words best describe Alex Jennings’s performance?

    Jennings was fine.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Both disappointment and anger. Disappointment that a series I previously enjoyed was ruined and anger at how little effort was put forth (not to mention the fact that Archer and his publisher are attempting to force fans to pay five times for a single story).


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Six Years

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Harlan Coben
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2688)
    Performance
    (2316)
    Story
    (2332)

    Six years have passed since Jake Fisher watched Natalie, the love of his life, marry another man. Six years of hiding a broken heart by throwing himself into his career as a college professor. Six years of keeping his promise to leave Natalie alone, and six years of tortured dreams of her life with her new husband, Todd. But six years haven’t come close to extinguishing his feelings, and when Jake comes across Todd’s obituary, he can’t keep himself away from the funeral. There he gets the glimpse of Todd’s wife he’s hoping for...but she is not Natalie....

    Richard Delman says: "Mr. Coben has gotten waaaay too popular."
    "The popularity of this book is confusing..."
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    Would you try another book from Harlan Coben and/or Scott Brick?

    Not by this author. This book was like a bad movie that keeps getting more implausible and melodramatic. I have no desire to listen to another book by Coben.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Something not written by Coben.


    What didn’t you like about Scott Brick’s performance?

    The book was my larger issue, but his performance only added to the overly dramatic nature of this book.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment. The subject of the book was right in my wheelhouse. However, I hated everything about it. I kept listening just to see how much more ridiculous it could possibly get. It didn't disappoint in that regard! Every time I didn't think it could be more dumb, Coben would take the story in an even more implausible direction.


    Any additional comments?

    This book is just bad. Download something else. Like anything else.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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