©2004 Jeffrey Archer; (P)2009 Macmillan Audio
This was the best book that I've listened to in the past two years. I highly recommend anyone listening to this book it captivated my attention from the very first sentence to the very last. I will listen to every book that this author has written he is just that good. If you're hesitating on this one don't you won't be sorry.
So throughly enjoyed listening to this book. I found myself getting so involved with the characters and the plot that I hated to see it end. I love historical fiction as the reader can see history unfold in the brilliant storyline by Jeffrey Archer.
I stumbled across the Jeffrey Archer books and have been smitten ever since. You will not be disappointed with this one! Getting ready to start the prodigal daughter next!
When you read a novel of two people's entire life you should feel more familiar. I can see where a person would love Mr. Archer's work. Personally I was on the cusp of discarding this book a couple times. There are too many books out there to recommend this one but it's not a total waste of time.
Riveting Jason Culp did an excellent job, he never lost me during the whole book. I already love the author Jeffrey Archer from listening to The Clifton Chronicles and was anxious at first with Jason but he had me within a few sentences, extremely good job.
Great narrator. I don't know if I had read this that I would have myself invested the same depth to these characters as Jason Culp (although I think the Boston/Kennedy-esque accent for the Kane men was slightly overdone); I think I enjoyed listening to this book the more for that reason. There is a bit too much narration at times for me in Archer's books, but I keep coming back to them anyway, so it can't be that putting me off much. Will read or listen to the sequel, The Prodigal Daughter, just not yet.
Archer "gets" the American way of things and that gives a very authentic feel to the story.
Took a while to get into it, mainly because the narrator sounded so bored and monotone as he was reading. Once you could put the narrator aside the story was as good as I expected after reading the Clifton Chronicles.
Revenge never pays.
This is my first Jason Culp and I loved it.
No, because it was quite lengthy, but good nonetheless.
This was a really good read by Jeffrey Archer. He has a knack for making his characters seem real and keeping me engaged in the story. It was read by Jason Culp who did a superb job.
I'm an avid listener always searching for another good book and willing to share my thoughts with a pithy review.
The story line is quite unlikely, but it's fiction and fun to take a break from reality and lose yourself in the fictional world of very successful and powerful persons. They can lead fairy tale lives that border on reality but more often than not cross the line into too good or too smart to be real.
The ending revelations can be surprising. But it's possible you will have anticipated them as the story unfolds. You can challenge yourself to do so prior to starting the book.
The power plays and strategic moves are very clever and play a major role in the theme of the book. The characters are well developed and serve as life's role models for those who care about fundamental values. Good deeds and integrity tend to get rewarded. And so they should.
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