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Cometh the Hour Audiobook

Cometh the Hour: The Clifton Chronicles, Book 6

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Publisher's Summary

Cometh the Hour opens with the reading of a suicide note, which has devastating consequences for Harry and Emma Clifton, Giles Barrington and Lady Virginia.

Giles must decide if he should withdraw from politics and try to rescue Karin, the woman he loves, from behind the Iron Curtain. But is Karin truly in love with him, or is she a spy?

Lady Virginia is facing bankruptcy and can see no way out of her financial problems - until she is introduced to the hapless Cyrus T. Grant III from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, who's in England to see his horse run at Royal Ascot.

Sebastian Clifton is now the chief executive of Farthings Bank and a workaholic whose personal life is thrown into disarray when he falls for Nadira, a beautiful Indian girl. But her parents have already chosen the man she is going to marry. Meanwhile, Sebastian's rivals, Adrian Sloane and Desmond Mellor, are still plotting to bring him and his chairman, Hakim Bishara, down, so they can take over Farthings.

Harry Clifton remains determined to get Anatoly Babakov released from a gulag in Siberia following the international success of his acclaimed book, Uncle Joe. But then something unexpected happens that none of them could have anticipated.

Cometh the Hour is the penultimate book in the Clifton Chronicles and, like the five previous novels - all of which went to number one on the Sunday Times best-seller list - showcases Jeffrey Archer's extraordinary storytelling with his trademark twists.

©2015 Jeffrey Archer (P)2016 Macmillan Digital Audio

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  • Busster
    London UK
    3/12/16
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    "Archer at his best"
    Where does Cometh the Hour rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    After enjoying the last 5 of the Clifton Chronicles I half expected this one to be a disappointment. So i was surprised that i enjoy this one even more than the others. I 've read all of his books so tend to spot the twists coming. However, this didn't spoil the book for me. Praise must also go to the superb reader. Thoroughly recommended.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Cometh the Hour?

    Harry speech at the Nobel prize award ceremony.


    What about Alex Jennings’s performance did you like?

    His dialects brought the characters alive


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Harry speech at the Nobel prize award ceremony.


    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Daniel
    Coolaney, Ireland
    4/22/16
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    "Great read"

    Wonderful, entertaining fast moving story. Typical Archer, still at his best. I hope he continues writing.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Kirstine
    Bonnyrigg, United Kingdom
    3/21/16
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    "Highly entertaining old-fashioned story-telling"

    Having listened to all the previous books in this series I had to find out what was happening to the Barrington and Clifton families. As with the previous books the author is adept at story-telling that keeps one listening. Lots of cliff-hanging moments as the forces of good and evil are pitted against one another. The baddies are really bad and the goodies improbable, old-fashioned examples of the British fair play and honour in the tradition of John Buchan novels. The characters are at times exaggerated stereotypes; the writing full of clichés, lots of famous name-dropping; and allusions to expensive brands, and yet it is all highly entertaining. Archer's inside knowledge of life in a an open prison was usefully employed!

    Alex Jennings magnificent ability to conjure up accents and have a range of voices such that that he is convincing as a 10 year old American girl, an 84 year old baroness, Russian spies etc, etc., certainly added to my enjoyment of this engaging piece of escapism.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • ianbeecherjones
    UK
    3/7/16
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    "Simply stunning....again"

    If you have a spare 10 hours or your driving and haven't ever listed to an audio book then the Clifton Chronicles would be a great place to start. All in the series are brilliant and this latest book is no exception.

    The twists and turns of the characters and plot woven together with ease and life. Definitely a 10 out of 10

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Betty Jane Webb
    Riberac, Dordogne France
    3/13/16
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    "Jeffrey archer's Cometh the Hour"

    Written with the authors usual amazing skill and ability to spin a yarn so gripping his novels are impossibly hard to put down. My whole family have chewed their nails to the quick waiting for this last - and may be final? Book in the Barrington/Clifton family saga. It does not disappoint. All the villains seem to meet suitable sticky ends although not without a lot of dramatic twists and turns along the way. The heroes have their own perilous adventures but somehow manage to extradite themselves with honour from every situation. A truly glorious read.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Beryl Shaw
    2/27/16
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    "Totally brilliant."

    Loving this series. Characterisation continues to be as strong as ever. I just wish Mr Archer could write them as quickly as I can read them. Pleeeease let there be another.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Pauline
    Andover, United Kingdom
    11/17/16
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    "Every book in this series has held me spellbound"
    If you could sum up Cometh the Hour in three words, what would they be?

    Another glorious episode


    What did you like best about this story?

    The intrigue and genius of the many and varied plots - so typical of Archer. It reminded me of Not A Penny...


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

    An amazing narrator, whose depth and range of character voices really brings the whole book alive. I have always enjoyed his interpretations of Archer's characters and this is one of his best.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Gripping, enthralling and incredibly believable.


    Any additional comments?

    Have already downloaded This Was A Man and can't wait to once again lose myself in the characters and intrigue of this amazing series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mark
    11/9/16
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    "just as gripping as the others in the series"

    excellent as all of the other books have been, the only misgivings are that it seemed a tad rushed, I'd rather a little more time was spent exploring and explaining some points and there was a part at the very begining which seemed like it would be a major part which was fairly quickly ignored.

    like Mr archer was going to set us up with a new villain at the end of the last book but then just forgot about it. there's another book to go though so who knows!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    11/2/16
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    "Amazing"

    Loved it finished it in a few days, cant wait for the last in the series although i will be sad when it comes to an end.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • C. Shaw
    11/1/16
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    "Loved it"

    I Can't wait for the next and final one in the life of Harry Clifton!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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