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Best Kept Secret Audiobook
Best Kept Secret
Written by: 
Jeffrey Archer
Narrated by: 
Alex Jennings
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Best Kept Secret Audiobook

Best Kept Secret: The Clifton Chronicles, Book 3

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New York Times best seller Jeffrey Archer continues his beloved Clifton Chronicle series as Harry and Emma finally begin building a happy life - but a dangerous family enemy is about to resurface....

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. And Sebastian, though he is bright, isn't quite the hard worker that his father was at school, and finds a hard time resisting the temptations that his somewhat unsavory friends provide.

It all comes to a head when a new villain is uncovered, a face from the past with grudges against both Harry and Giles - Fisher, who tortured Harry at school and later took credit for Giles' heroics during the war. Fisher teams up with Giles' now ex-wife to wreak havoc on Giles' latest election as well as meddle with affairs inside Barringtons, while Harry and Emma must deal with a new scheme that Sebastian has unwittingly fallen into with a supposed friend. The drama continues for Harry Clifton and his family, bringing this mesmerizing saga into the 1960s.

©2013 Jeffrey Archer (P)2013 Macmillan Audio

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    rose 05-26-16
    rose 05-26-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Archer continues to amaze me !!"

    Jeffrey Archer continues to amaze me through his talent and the Intrigue in this chronicle!!. A must-read!!

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    GSDNH NH 05-10-16
    GSDNH NH 05-10-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Another Excellent Addition to the Series"

    I'm not one to stick with series, but Archer has a knack for pulling you into the next book and keeping you there. I was determined I was going to listen to another author when I finished Best Kept Secret yet found myself starting number four after yet another cliff-hanger. An amazing storyteller augmented by a first-rate narrator.

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    J. Chambers Nashville, TN 04-19-16
    J. Chambers Nashville, TN 04-19-16 Member Since 2015

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    "It's Curtains for the Clifton Chronicles for me"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    At some point the soldiers who survived the charge on the German bunkers during WW2 would have come forward and identified Giles Barrington as the one who lead the charge, and that Major Alex Fisher gave the egregious command, putting the men under his command at virtually unsurvivable odds. This would especially have been likely to come out at the time Giles was running against Major Fisher. His team would have put that dirt out there in the media along with the insider trading and Fisher would have been forever blacklisted and never seen again. This kind of shallow nonsense does not happen in Follet's Century Trilogy and is why I will not read any more of this soap opera drivel.The major characters from the previous novels just poof, disappear, except for superficial mention.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    I struggled to finish this one. The smuggling and the exaggerated evil gangster family was unbelievable. What parent, after finding out his son had been kidnapped by a criminal gangster smuggling 27 million into the country would let him complete the job? Any normal parent would have insisted Sebastian fly back with him to England. Of course Seb had to complete the job in order for the horrific plot to play out. His adolescent sexual encounters seemed to be thrown in just because it was expected - oh, I guess it's time for 17 year old Seb to have some sex, so he has the most superficial gratuitous sex ever written- so bad, it would have been better left out. Author needs to read the Outlander series if he wants to write about sex, or leave it out.


    What about Alex Jennings’s performance did you like?

    His performance was very good with the exception of some of the titled ladies, who were irritating to listen to, too affected.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Oh my Gawd NO!


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    jjob 04-07-16
    jjob 04-07-16 Member Since 2013
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    "not whole book. like an old time serial"

    it leaves you hanging. very irritating . if you want to know what happens have to keep buying. not a deep plot.

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    Suzanne 04-03-16
    Suzanne 04-03-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Excellent!"

    I suggest 1-2 weeks between books.
    If you do so each book is as good as the other in the series.

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    Amazon Customer Newcastle, Australia 03-20-16
    Amazon Customer Newcastle, Australia 03-20-16 Member Since 2013
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    "WHAT A GREAT SERIES"

    Jeffrey Archer has once again written a great series. As great as Kane and Able.

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    psychodr1 02-26-16
    psychodr1 02-26-16

    I am a retired psychologist with lots of time on my hands, thus I listen to a lot of books.

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    "Not sure how to rate"

    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.

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    Amazon Customer 02-24-16 Member Since 2010
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    "I find it hard to put down. keeps you on the edge "

    Keeps me on the edge of my seat. I have enjoyed the first 3 books I hope the next series are as good.

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    PEN Name 02-16-16
    PEN Name 02-16-16
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    "D.P.M. jumps the shark"

    Not as good as the first two. The last half becomes too far fetched. There is a time to begin and a time to end. Archer kept writing when he should have put the pen down.

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    Colleen Collins 02-09-16
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    "Poor U.S. Research"

    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.

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