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Best Kept Secret: Clifton Chronicles, Book 3 Audiobook

Best Kept Secret: Clifton Chronicles, Book 3

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Publisher's Summary

1945. The vote in the House of Lords as to who should inherit the Barrington family fortune has ended in a tie. The Lord Chancellor’s deciding vote will cast a long shadow on the lives of Harry Clifton and Giles Barrington. Harry returns to America to promote his latest novel, while his beloved Emma goes in search of the little girl who was found abandoned in her father’s office on the night he was killed. When the General Election is called, Giles Barrington has to defend his seat in the House of Commons and is horrified to discover who the Conservatives select to stand against him. But it is Sebastian Clifton, Harry and Emma’s son, who ultimately influences his uncle’s fate.

In 1957, Sebastian wins a scholarship to Cambridge, and a new generation of the Clifton family march onto the page. After Sebastian is expelled from school, he unwittingly becomes caught up in an international art fraud involving a Rodin statue that is worth far more than the sum it raises at auction. Does he become a millionaire? Does he go to Cambridge? Is his life in danger? Best Kept Secret will answer all these questions, but once again, pose so many more.

©2013 Jeffrey Archer (P)2013 Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd

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  • Jacquelyn
    CORSHAM, United Kingdom
    9/10/14
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    "A fantastic set of four un-put-downable books!"
    Would you listen to Best Kept Secret: Clifton Chronicles, Book 3 again? Why?

    All of the Clifton Chronicles were brilliant - the story is slow to start but builds and deepens all the time. I was hooked and this is not the usual sort of book I would buy. Narration was superb. The best books I have listened to for a long time.


    What other book might you compare Best Kept Secret: Clifton Chronicles, Book 3 to, and why?

    I havent anything I can compare this to.


    Have you listened to any of Alex Jennings’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    No.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It hooked me the whole way through and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Consistently good story which built to a fantastic end. I still think about it ages after finishing the last book and cant recommend too highly.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mikey
    poole, United Kingdom
    6/17/14
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    "Couldn't get into it!"
    Any additional comments?

    I am sure there are many great things said about this book (I for one loved the first edition to the clifton chronicles) but none of which can be spoken from my lips.

    It has been sitting in my library for a while now, and only now could I bring myself to face the sad reality that I had to write a quick review explaining that I didn't get on with it. Considering my previous review for the first book was titled "I have a new love!" I am very surprised at this.

    Great first book, but I just couldn't get on with this one, sorry Jeff!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • DMC
    4/22/14
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    "Light Listening"
    Would you listen to Best Kept Secret: Clifton Chronicles, Book 3 again? Why?

    No but will listen to Book 4.


    What does Alex Jennings bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    Different images of the characters that I had in my mind from reading the first 2 books.


    Any additional comments?

    A great listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jo Davis
    UK
    3/20/14
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    "I absolutely love this series"
    What did you like most about Best Kept Secret: Clifton Chronicles, Book 3?

    The narration, the twists and turns, the way the story us told from the point of view of all the characters and each section ends on a mini cliff hanger.


    What other book might you compare Best Kept Secret: Clifton Chronicles, Book 3 to, and why?

    Anything else by Jeffrey Archer, particularly As The Crow Flies


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

    Yes, but it was too long and life still has to go on.


    Any additional comments?

    Off to read the next installment ...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jinty
    Wiltshire
    1/21/14
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    "What a let down !!"
    If you could sum up Best Kept Secret: Clifton Chronicles, Book 3 in three words, what would they be?

    Book three I thought was a bit boring in parts and I lost interest sometimes. However things got going and I was caught up in the story and then it ended..... Just like that !!


    Any additional comments?

    I wonder if there will be a book 4?? I will just have to listen to it as I need to find out what happens to the family. And I hope they keep Alex Jennings who is just wonderful at doing all the different voices, he made the book for me ..

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • susan
    Esher, United Kingdom
    11/15/13
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    "Keep them Coming"
    What made the experience of listening to Best Kept Secret: Clifton Chronicles, Book 3 the most enjoyable?

    This set of books is fabulous (although you could listen to them as stand alones I would recommend buying the set and start with the first.) They are a true saga that spancs generations of the same families and see's excellent charecter development and good attention to detail. It is easy to ampathise with the charecters and you will develop firm favourites!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sue
    Macroom, Ireland
    8/6/13
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    "I love this series"
    If you could sum up Best Kept Secret: Clifton Chronicles, Book 3 in three words, what would they be?

    Gripping. Evocative. Unpredictable.


    Any additional comments?

    I love a good series where you almost develop a relationship with the characters. I just can't wait to see what happens next to Cliftons and Barringtons.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    Camberley, United Kingdom
    7/8/13
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    "Loved it"

    Jeffrey Archer never lets us down. I love his style of writing and boy can he tell a good tale. How many more are going to be in this series though. Can't wait for book 4. Alex Jennings is just right for telling this story and I love listening to his voice.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Toni
    Chipperfield, United Kingdom
    7/5/13
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    "Oh no indeed...."
    Would you consider the audio edition of Best Kept Secret: Clifton Chronicles, Book 3 to be better than the print version?

    Fabulous stories all of them....you feel as if your getting to know the family personally and I was hopping mad to be left hanging. Masterful as always! I do hope it doesn't end there....I felt as though the world had stopped and I was left in limbo.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Best Kept Secret: Clifton Chronicles, Book 3?

    Leaving home and other finding kind souls out there


    Which character – as performed by Alex Jennings – was your favourite?

    I felt like I'm just getting to know them....wonderful narration


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

    Absolutely


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • kimmidp
    brussels belgium
    6/25/13
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    "book 3!!!!!"

    omg ! omg ! omg ! omg! omg !

    help !!!? cannot handle this ending so NOT !!! done with these chronicles

    I just hope Mr Archer will produce a fourth if not more.... because if this is the finale..
    then I am dissapointed... just don't want it to end.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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