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Kane and Abel: The 30th Anniversary Edition | [Jeffrey Archer]

Kane and Abel: The 30th Anniversary Edition

Kane & Abel for a new generation!!

They had only one thing in common - William Lowell Kane and Abel Rosnovski, one the son of a Boston millionaire, the other a penniless Polish immigrant. Two men born on the same day on opposite sides of the world, their paths were destined to cross in the ruthless struggle to build a fortune.

The marvellous story, spanning 60 years, of two powerful men linked by an all-consuming hatred, brought together by fate to save - and finally destroy - each other.

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Kane & Abel for a new generation!!

They had only one thing in common - William Lowell Kane and Abel Rosnovski, one the son of a Boston millionaire, the other a penniless Polish immigrant. Two men born on the same day on opposite sides of the world, their paths were destined to cross in the ruthless struggle to build a fortune.

The marvellous story, spanning 60 years, of two powerful men linked by an all-consuming hatred, brought together by fate to save - and finally destroy - each other.

©2009 Jeffrey Archer; (P)2009 Macmillan Audio

What the Critics Say

"Archer has a gift for plot that can only be described as genius." (Daily Telegraph)

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  • Tony
    wirralUnited Kingdom
    12/3/09
    Overall
    "brilliant!!"

    this is the best audio book i have ever listened to. Followed very closely by Archers other book A prsioner of birth.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Lindy
    Grimsby, United Kingdom
    6/14/14
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    Performance
    Story
    "Loved this book"
    If you could sum up Kane and Abel in three words, what would they be?

    This is captivating. The contrast and determination of both Kane and Abel remains gripping throughout


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Abel and fight to succeed coming from having nothing to achieving riches


    Have you listened to any of Jason Culp’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?

    I was sad Kane died before he met Flourentina


    Any additional comments?

    I recommend this book. It is one of Archers best and in my top 5 of his books

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Paula
    Doncaster, United Kingdom
    2/3/14
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    Performance
    Story
    "Lots of twists and turns."
    Any additional comments?

    This was a story I had wanted to listen to, since my sister read the book years ago and I wondered why as she found it so gripping.It did not disappoint me, I loved the ties with real historical events. It made it more believable. It was well researched and was a good story, well told. It is worth a credit!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Virgo Lady
    Hampshire
    11/12/13
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "WOW! This is a no brainer. Buy it now."
    If you could sum up Kane and Abel in three words, what would they be?

    Compelling / gripping / fascinating


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The book is based on two characters, both interesting, but Abel has to be favourite because of his terrible misfortune and his strength and determination to succeed despite all that is thrown at him.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    I find I cannot single out any particular scene because I enjoyed every single minute of this book.


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

    There was a great many moving moments but I was particularly moved when Abel witnessed his sister being raped by the soldiers and then dieing, and also when William died, having come so close to meeting his Grandchildren.


    Any additional comments?

    I felt that Jason Culp, the narrator, did a fantastic job of the different accents, mainly Polish and American, but also for the female characters. I am sure that this was vital and ensured the utmost best in listening enjoyment. I read the paperback version of this book many years ago and enjoyed it very much, but I can honestly say that the audible version was pure pleasure.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sue
    Macroom, Ireland
    8/6/13
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    Performance
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    "An interesting tale"
    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The Grandmothers were my favourite characters although I wouldn't cope with such an overbearing mother or mother-in-law myself!


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

    The death of Florentina. The whole run up to and the brutality of it.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tristan
    Herning, Denmark
    7/8/13
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    Performance
    Story
    "Wonderful"
    If you could sum up Kane and Abel in three words, what would they be?

    Interesting, moving, enlightening


    What other book might you compare Kane and Abel to, and why?

    I could compare this book to Ken Follet - World at Winter, it follows the lives of more than 1 character and how their lives cross.


    Which character – as performed by Jason Culp – was your favourite?

    Abel


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

    True to life


    Any additional comments?

    Would listen to again and to more of the same

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • s
    LONDON, United Kingdom
    3/29/13
    Overall
    "As expected fantastic"

    Although I'd read, seen and knew the story it was still great to hear it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Frances
    Shipham, United Kingdom
    5/7/12
    Overall
    "Exactly what I expected"

    With Jeffrey Archer you get exactly what you expect. I enjoyed this book, but it was not amazing. Well written, good characters and a good story. Guessed the "twist in the tail" from the beginning, but that didn't spoil the read. Recommended.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Cliff
    Frinton on Sea, United Kingdom
    5/6/12
    Overall
    "Riveting Saga"

    Great story covering a whole generation. Geoffrey Archer is the master storyteller. Some of the obviously 'English' bits inserted for the USA market were irritating and didn't add to the tale. Similarly the obviously 'American' bits that were frankly condescending to my English ear and oh so unnecessary.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Graham
    Wrexham, United Kingdom
    3/2/12
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    "What a read! YES!"

    Kane and Abel is absolutely EXCELLENT! I agree with one of the other reviewers, don't plan anything before you start it, as you can't leave it alone.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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