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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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    Brodie Mornington, Australia 01-26-11
    Brodie Mornington, Australia 01-26-11 Member Since 2009

    An unashamed Audiophile who has his own studio and business called iZENEARS which brings Australian travel and history to life for locals and visitor's alike.

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    "Archer hits the spot"

    I think this is one of the books that launched the Author, I am not sure, but it is a damn good listen. It is a classic both in content and context. You will not regret having this in your library.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    John JOHANNESBURG, South Africa 08-01-13
    John JOHANNESBURG, South Africa 08-01-13 Member Since 2012
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    "WHAT A TWIST OF FATE"
    Would you listen to Kane and Abel again? Why?

    A GRIPPING NOVEL FROM BEGINNING TO END WITH 2 MAIN CHARACHTERS WHO CROSS PATHS IN LIFE SOME KNOWINGLY AND UNKNOWINGLY - EACH WITH A TWIST. ONCE YOU FEEL YOU HAVE THE STORY IN PLACE THE FINAL SCENES DELIVER THE GREATEST TWIST OF ALL.

    GRIPPING A MUST READ.


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

    KANE AND ABEL


    Any additional comments?

    I WAS SO IMPRESESSED I HAVE NOW DOWNLOADED THE CHRONICLES BY JEFFREY ARCHER AND HOPE THEY PROVE TO BE AS GOOD.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Calum Dundee, United Kingdom 02-07-11
    Calum Dundee, United Kingdom 02-07-11 Member Since 2005
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    "Just fantastic"

    Totally engrossing, its got all the emotions told in a compelling story. You can’t help getting emotionally connected to the characters. At the same time you can hear yourself shouting at them.

    As my review title states, it really is a fantastic listen. I can honestly state without hesitation, that this is one of my all time favourites.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kay KB 05-19-13
    Kay KB 05-19-13
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    "Brought back good memories"
    Would you listen to Kane and Abel again? Why?

    Yes. It is easy the listen to...good story, good narrator


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

    None I have listened to so far cause its was in a class of its own


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

    William Kane and young Abel


    If you could take any character from Kane and Abel out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    William Kane. He was smart, rich and kind. Qualities you never see together.


    Any additional comments?

    I just loved it. The audio book put the movie to shame. I pray I find another book this good.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    George Johnson Blackburn, Australia 04-05-13
    George Johnson Blackburn, Australia 04-05-13 Member Since 2012
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    "A giant story by the Master Story Teller"
    Would you listen to Kane and Abel again? Why?

    Because, this book is beautifully written and flows so well, that you realise that you have been reading the book/listening for hours on end. You only go to sleep, as you cannot keep your eyes open.


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

    When Abel discovers that William Kane was the original backer.


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

    Well, all of them. He is brilliant.


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

    Yes, just as I read the book in one sitting.


    Any additional comments?

    It is one of my all time favourites and I revisit every 4 years or so.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lynne Peachester, Australia 09-11-12
    Lynne Peachester, Australia 09-11-12
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    "Still one of the best!"

    I first read this novel a little over 30 years ago and placed it in my top 5 favourites, where it has firmly remained. After listening to Jason Culp bring his interpretation to Jeffrey Archer's masterpiece through his narration, I have an even greater respect and admiration for the story of Kane and Abel, and believe it will be very difficult to now remove it from the position of number one on my list.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    04-19-12
    04-19-12 Member Since 2009
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    "A Born Story Teller"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Kane and Abel to be better than the print version?

    Yes I would consider the audio edition of Kane and Abel to be better than the print version


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

    Gone with the wind possibly.


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

    Cain was my favorite


    If you could rename Kane and Abel, what would you call it?

    A Mistaken Life


    Any additional comments?

    I listened to Kane and Abel when I went for a walk with my dog. It made the walk interesting and time stood still. I know that this is not a new book by Jeffery Archer but the story was new to me. Jeffery Archer is visiting South Africa and coming to the Country Club near us. I so wanted to hear him speak but all seats were taken and there was a waiting list of 50 when I phoned for a place. Just shows how popular he is.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    jo 03-09-12
    jo 03-09-12
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    "Hard To Forget"
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    It was long and drawn out, plausible, and progressively sadder. I quite enjoyed that. If you are looking for a quick fix of a good time, then I'd say no to this. If you are patient and stay inside the character's heads, you'll be fine. Many good examples of how to go about gaining power in the world. And of how to lose it. The narrator did a really good job. Great accents.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    "Superb listen"

    Absolutely superb listen, couldn't tear myself away from it, the characters are well drawn and the twists and turns of the plot kept me hooked till the end. My only disappointment is that the sequel the prodigal daughter, is only available in an abridged version on audible... Please put this right!!!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Gustav
    London, United Kingdom
    11/19/09
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    "Great book well read"

    An epic tale of two persons living wildly different lives that only intersect at a few crucial moments.

    The real accomplishment of the book is making business dealings exciting, engaging and easily followed.

    The book is but never feels long.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • A User
    7/13/13
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    "Archer Fan or Not - Buy it!"

    I read the book many years ago, and decided to give the audiobook a try - I am glad I did! The narration is excellent, the story line superb. A very enjoyable listen

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Jackie
    HERAKLION, Greece
    4/8/13
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    "Kane and Abel: The 30th Anniversary Edition"

    This book I have been wanting to listen to for years, as I remember years ago it was televised and I missed the very last episode. I have finally finished it and it has been one of the best books for me. The narrator makes all the difference to a ''good'' listen and in some cases is more important than the story its self, well when you have to listen to the same voice for many hours, its got to be brilliant, and Kane & Abel was fabulous. Jason Culp, well his voice is a dream. Full marks to all!

    I would recommend this listen to young and old as its such a gripping story, so much so I found it hard to put down. I loved it and thanks to Jeffrey Archer for writing such a brilliant book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    BOGNOR REGIS, United Kingdom
    1/9/13
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    "Time not to do anything other then listen"

    I can't believe its 30 years since this book was published. It has not dated at all, I was enthralled listening to it. The story is superb and the excellent narrator made it into a real treat. Loved every moment of the 19 hours listening. what to do with my spare time now?

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Graeme
    STEVENAGE, United Kingdom
    1/6/13
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    "Can anyone really recommend a better book ?"

    Breathtaking book.

    I read this years ago and always remembered it as my favorite ever.

    Many, many books later and once again I found it enthralling

    And now some guy actually reads it to me as well .

    If you have never read it you really must do

    And don't miss the Clifton Chronicles either.

    Archer is quite simply the best British story teller of them all.





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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Cp Ks Bevan
    UK
    12/23/12
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    "Jeffrey Archer author not politician :)"

    I have now read this book several times and each time it seems like a new book - amazing storyline but a very sad ending. It brings a tear to my eyes every time I read it.



    If you have not read Jeffrey Archer you really should give it a shot - he is a wonderful writer.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Carol
    Milton Keynes, Bucks, United Kingdom
    1/1/11
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    "Listen to it!"

    This is a fantastic book! My only warning is, dont have anything planned to do for a couple of days, because you wont be able to stop listening. My first Archer book but not my last. He should have started out as a writer instead of being a politican. He obviously has more talent for it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    Durham, UK
    8/10/10
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    "Brilliant!"

    I read this many years ago and still have the paperback edition. However looking for something I could really enjoy on long car journeys I came across this audio book. It didn't fail to disappoint. An epic and well written saga!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Aaron Pascoe
    2/21/10
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    "Loved it"

    Well read, great story - easy to follow.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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