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Kane and Abel | [Jeffrey Archer]

Kane and Abel

William Lowell Kane and Abel Rosnovski, one the son of a Boston millionaire, the other a penniless polish immigrant-born on the same day near the turn of the century on opposite sides of the world-are brought together by fate and the quest of a dream. Two men - ambitious, powerful, ruthless - are locked in a relentless struggle to build an empire, fueled by their all-consuming hatred.
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William Lowell Kane and Abel Rosnovski, one the son of a Boston millionaire, the other a penniless polish immigrant-born on the same day near the turn of the century on opposite sides of the world - are brought together by fate and the quest of a dream. Two men - ambitious, powerful, ruthless - are locked in a relentless struggle to build an empire, fueled by their all-consuming hatred. Over 60 years and three generations, through war, marriage, fortune, and disaster, Kane and Abel battle for the success and triumph that only one man can have...

©2004 Jeffrey Archer; (P)2009 Macmillan Audio

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    Moises 01-13-15
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    "Wonderful!"

    Incredible book! Well writtem and performed. Amazong caracters and unexpexted finale! Bravo, bravo, bravo, bravo, Bravo, bravo, bravo, bravo, bravo

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    Remdawg Fan Massachusetts, USA 06-28-14
    Remdawg Fan Massachusetts, USA 06-28-14 Member Since 2014
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    "A Classic"

    I read this book about 30 years ago and loved it. I just finished the audiobook and loved it again. Kane and Abel is a wonderful story that stands the test of time. If you're looking to be entertained, this audiobook should do the trick.

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    Martha 04-30-14
    Martha 04-30-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Compelling story with outstanding performance"
    Would you listen to Kane and Abel again? Why?

    yes, because it was very interesting


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    All of the charaters were good. I especially enjoyed Abel because of his accent.


    Have you listened to any of Jason Culp’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    never listened to Jason Culp's performance before. Now I know he is great!


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

    I enjoyed it throughout.


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    Melanie Raleigh, NC 02-08-14
    Melanie Raleigh, NC 02-08-14 Member Since 2015
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    "A gripping and interesting read"
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    I had heard about this book growing up and through the years. However, I had never thought to read it. I decided to download it and I'm glad I did. The narration was good and the book is both tragic and inspiring. Reading it will take you through the range of emotions, through the brutality and poverty of pre WW1 Europe to the luxuries of post world war 2 America through the eyes of a driven Polish immigrant and a driven Harvard educated American.

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    Susan W Los Angeles 06-07-13
    Susan W Los Angeles 06-07-13
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    "Great Listen"

    This audiobook by far was the longest book that I've ever listened to, but it was totally worth it. The narration by Mr Culp was excellent and it brought the book alive.

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    Sue Overland Park, KS, United States 12-11-12
    Sue Overland Park, KS, United States 12-11-12 Member Since 2012
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    "A REAL PAGE TURNER!"
    Where does Kane and Abel rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This would be one at the top of my list!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Kane and Abel?

    Can't think of just one as there were too many memorable moments!


    What about Jason Culp’s performance did you like?

    Great performance. He made you feel like you were living the story.


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

    Without a doubt!


    Any additional comments?

    I don't know where Jeffrey Archer comes up with these plots but he always has your undivided attention.

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    Brian 08-09-12
    Brian 08-09-12 Member Since 2002
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    "Good but Similar"

    I really enjoyed this book. It did come off a bit to similar to one of his earlier books but was enough different that it was still very enjoyable. If this is your first Jeffrey Archer book, you will thoroughly enjoy it.

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    Jean San Antonio, TX, United States 07-19-12
    Jean San Antonio, TX, United States 07-19-12 Member Since 2012
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    "The best book I've heard in a long time!!!"
    What did you love best about Kane and Abel?

    Abel's will to overcome even as a child.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The ending...


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

    The voice.


    Who was the most memorable character of Kane and Abel and why?

    Abel, he was a self made man. Born to poverty and he had the will to survive.


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    Cindy United States 07-03-12
    Cindy United States 07-03-12 Member Since 2015

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    "From a fan"

    I love Jeffery Archer. Great, interesting stories ala Trollope and Dickens. If you are a fan of either, try Archer. His Paths of Glory, a true story of Mallory, was also terrific. What a great way to pass the time! Excellent reader as well.

    I loved this story of misunderstood rivalry. Two stubborn men and their very different unbringing but strangely similar endings. Compelling for me. Might be too tame for those who like lots of action and page-turning adventure. But if you like interesting characters and generational sagas, then Archer is a great way to spend your time.

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    Erin Miller Dallas, TX United States 01-12-12
    Erin Miller Dallas, TX United States 01-12-12 Member Since 2008
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    A great story and the narration is good. At the very beginning, I didn't care so much for the narrator, however, as the story went on he became very good. I didn't want the story to end.

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