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Kane and Abel Audiobook
Kane and Abel
Written by: 
Jeffrey Archer
Narrated by: 
Jason Culp
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Kane and Abel Audiobook

Kane and Abel

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Publisher's Summary

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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    Roxanne Denver Colorado 04-10-16
    Roxanne Denver Colorado 04-10-16 Member Since 2008

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    "WONDERFUL!"

    Jeffery Archer as become one of my ALL TIME FAVORITE authors - this story sealed it.

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    Marcia wagner 04-10-16 Member Since 2015
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    "The Best Book Yet!"

    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.

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    bobmcgill 04-01-16
    bobmcgill 04-01-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Another triumph for Jeffrey Archer"

    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.

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    melissa filbeck 03-19-16 Member Since 2016
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    "another masterpiece 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!

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    Richard Hallum Tn USA 02-20-16
    Richard Hallum Tn USA 02-20-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Good not great"

    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.

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    James L Gleeson 02-18-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Kane and Abel Reveiw"

    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.

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    Yankee Bookworm 02-10-16
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    "Good, Old-Fashioned Family Feud"

    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.

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    Bryony Brownlie 02-07-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Enjoyed the story very much."

    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.

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    Dorsi 02-05-16
    Dorsi 02-05-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Really good story!"
    If you could sum up Kane and Abel in three words, what would they be?

    Revenge never pays.


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

    This is my first Jason Culp and I loved it.


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

    No, because it was quite lengthy, but good nonetheless.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

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    Ken Draeger SCOTTSDALE, AZ, US 01-21-16
    Ken Draeger SCOTTSDALE, AZ, US 01-21-16 Member Since 2016

    I'm an avid listener always searching for another good book and willing to share my thoughts with a pithy review.

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    "Wonderful Characters to Root For and Learn From"
    Would you listen to Kane and Abel again? Why?

    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.


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

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    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.
    Cheers, Ken

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