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  • A Prisoner of Birth

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Jeffrey Archer
    • Narrated By Roger Allam
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2488)
    Performance
    (514)
    Story
    (523)

    One evening, Danny, an East End cockney who works as a garage mechanic, takes his girlfriend up to the West End to celebrate their engagement. He crosses the path of Spencer Craig, a West End barrister tipped to be the youngest Queen's Counsel of his generation. A few hours later Danny is arrested for murder and later is sentenced to 22 years in prison.

    Debbie McKelvey says: "Very Entertaining"
    "Archer's Best"
    Overall

    I've been hooked on Archer's book since First Among Equals. Prisoner is even more absorbing. I've been so glued to the book that I have frequently driven right buy turns without knowing it.Listening to this book in your car can result in higher gasoline (petrol)consumption. The narration is outstanding. The reader effortlessly slips from cockney to Scottish to American accents. I will not soon forget Danny Cartwright, Big Al, Fraser Monroe and the Barristers Redmane.

    As an attorney, I usually believe courtroom scenes are not accurately portrayed. Those in Prisoner absorbed me.

    Regardless of how you feel about the justice of Archer's conviction, He certainly could have not been as effective in letting us live through Bellmarsh without that experience. I think his prison description is even better than in the book he wrote about his own incarceration.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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