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And Thereby Hangs a Tale | [Jeffrey Archer]

And Thereby Hangs a Tale

International best-selling author Jeffrey Archer has spent the last five years gathering spellbinding stories from around the globe. There are tales from India, Germany, the Channel Islands, England, Italy, and many other countries, all brought back with care. Some of these stories will make you laugh; others will bring you to tears, but, once again, every one of them will demand that you keep listening until you finally discover what happens to this remarkable cast of characters.
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Publisher's Summary

International best-selling author Jeffrey Archer has spent the last five years gathering spellbinding stories from around the globe. These 15 brand-new tales showcase Archer's talent for capturing an unforgettable moment in time, whether tragic, comic, or outrageous.

In India, Jamwal and Nisha fall in love while waiting for a traffic light to turn green on the streets of Delhi.

From Germany comes “A Good Eye”, the tale of a priceless oil painting that has remained in the same family for over two hundred years; to the Channel Islands and “Members Only”, where a golf ball falls out of a Christmas cracker, and a young man's life will never be the same; to Italy and “No Room at the Inn”, where a young man who is trying to book a room at a hotel ends up in bed with the receptionist; to England, where, in “High Heels”, a woman has to explain to her husband why a pair of designer shoes couldn't have gone up in flames....

Some of these stories will make you laugh; others will bring you to tears, but once again, every one of them will demand that you keep listening until you finally discover what happens to this remarkable cast of characters.

©2010 Jeffrey Archer (P)2010 Macmillan Audio

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    S. Sarabasha West Danby, NY USA 09-22-10
    S. Sarabasha West Danby, NY USA 09-22-10 Member Since 2008

    patient heart

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    "Delightful"

    I am thoroughly enjoying these tales. The narrator makes the writing come to life with good vocal interpretations of men and women alike.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Peter H. 10-02-12
    Peter H. 10-02-12 Member Since 2007
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    "Short but sweet tales with interesting endings"
    Would you listen to And Thereby Hangs a Tale again? Why?

    Yes. I didn't catch all of the intricacies the first time.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    They were all good. each story was unique.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    The narration was great.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    Worth recommending, but then all of this authors books are good.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mama C San Juan Capistrano, California United States 11-05-10
    Mama C San Juan Capistrano, California United States 11-05-10 Member Since 2008
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    "Good Stories"

    These stories are what you expect from Jeffrey Archer. He writes well and commonly has a twist at the end. I was disappointed with the narrator, who had an irritating intonation.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Ajay Weymouth, MA, United States 09-16-10
    Ajay Weymouth, MA, United States 09-16-10 Member Since 2008
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    "Great stories, horrible narrator"

    The stories are great - just what you'd expect from Jeffrey Archer. The narration is awful - all the characters sound like timid old men.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Baxter Central IL USA 04-12-14
    Baxter Central IL USA 04-12-14 Member Since 2011

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    "Repetitive"

    There were some very clever stories in this book but some of the themes seemed a bit repetitive to me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Anna LONG NECK, DE, United States 02-15-13
    Anna LONG NECK, DE, United States 02-15-13 Member Since 2007
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    "This one should be read instead of heard."

    The stories are great but listening to this guy read is like nails on a blackboard. Ruined the experience for me. I wish I'd just bought a hard copy and read it in bed. Instead I listen to it while walking my dogs. Even that distraction is not enough to get past the terrible voice inflections. It's like every sentence is a question. I can not abide that. But the stories themselves are quite entertaining... very O'Henry-esk.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    "Good Stories"

    This is a good book to listen to while travelling - I always enjoy Jeffrey Archer's stories.

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    wow 09-11-12
    wow 09-11-12 Member Since 2005
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    "English short stories"
    What did you love best about And Thereby Hangs a Tale?

    The suspense awaiting the last line of most of the stories.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Good short stories


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Not a scene, but the story of the golfer trying to get into the old channel island golf club.


    Any additional comments?

    I don't usually like short stories as opposed to longer books, but I really enjoyed these.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Enid newyork, NY, United States 09-10-12
    Enid newyork, NY, United States 09-10-12 Member Since 2012
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    "archer is always a fun read"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Archrr is entertaining even i n a short story format


    What does Gerard Doyle bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Love the british accent


    Any additional comments?

    No

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Alex PLANO, TX, United States 09-10-12
    Alex PLANO, TX, United States 09-10-12 Member Since 2011
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    "cool"
    Would you consider the audio edition of And Thereby Hangs a Tale to be better than the print version?

    I use audio because I can't read driving, otherwise prefer the written word - so not the best person to ask.


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    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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