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Only Time Will Tell Audiobook

Only Time Will Tell: Clifton Chronicles, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

The Clifton Chronicles is Jeffrey Archer’s most ambitious work in four decades as an international best-selling author. The epic tale of Harry Clifton’s life begins in 1920, with the chilling words, ‘I was told that my father was killed in the war.’ But it will be another 20 years before Harry discovers how his father really died, which will only lead him to question: who was his father? Is he the son of Arthur Clifton, a stevedore who worked in Bristol docks, or the first born son of a scion of West Country society, whose family owns a shipping line?

Only Time Will Tell covers the years from 1920 to 1940, and includes a cast of memorable characters that The Times has compared to The Forsyte Saga. Volume One takes us from the ravages of the Great War to the outbreak of the Second World War, when Harry must decide whether to take up a place at Oxford, or join the navy and go to war with Hitler’s Germany.

©2011 Jeffrey Archer (P)2011 Macmillan Publishers

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  • John Hollingsworth
    UK
    4/6/17
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    "Put brain in neutral"
    What disappointed you about Only Time Will Tell?

    hey! I'm sure i've heard this before.


    What will your next listen be?

    not Jeffery Archer


    What didn’t you like about Roger Allam and Emilia Fox ’s performance?

    nothing to do with them


    What character would you cut from Only Time Will Tell?

    All of them


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • jitesh
    Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
    3/30/17
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    "just what one expects from Jeffrey Archer"

    It's a pleasant story. Typical Jeffrey Archer predictable, amusing, entertaining.

    ideal for a relaxed read. holiday, long journey perfect.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • mr p a brannan
    3/22/17
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    "Rubbish"

    Double Rubbish wast of time very bad plot don't waste your time on it poor very poor

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • marina constantinou
    3/20/17
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    "Twist and turns all the way"

    Gripping and interesting story. Couldn't stop listening. Loved it and can't wait to read book 2.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Nicole Rigden
    3/15/17
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    "I loved this book,"

    I loved how the story unraveled and thought the narrators were well chosen. loved Old Toms role and all the characters were very likeable

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • G. Walker
    UK
    3/14/17
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    "excellent books forget about the authors name"

    Can you rate a book ASTOUNDING. Onto no 3 now all superbly embroidered story's real cliff hangers. Easy to see now how MPs creatively writes there expenses.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • mitchell bell
    3/10/17
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    "Definitely worth a go!"

    Fab, was a really good chance pick for me.
    Not quite on the scale or quality of Ken Follets, Fall Of Giants, which is similar but this is a smaller scale very good alternative. Narrators are brilliant, really sad the next lot isn't Roger Allam but hope the stories will be just as good

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    UK
    3/10/17
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    "Great start to the series"

    both narrators are excellent, having heard Roger Allam in cabin pressure, he did a great job in this and I will look out for other books he narrates in

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fiona Auld
    2/21/17
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    "Well written"

    The way the story unfolds through the lives of the main characters, keeps you wanting more.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • rogers1914
    Plymouth England
    2/21/17
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    "Started of well"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I would but felt that it started to deteriorate in the later chapters


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Only Time Will Tell?

    Times with Old Jack were poignant


    What about Roger Allam and Emilia Fox ’s performance did you like?

    All of it. They were very well suited in their characters. Loved their voices in this. Especially Emilia who wasn't screechy as many women can be narrating.


    Do you think Only Time Will Tell needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Its been left to follow up but I didn't find it compelling enough to buy the next one. Shame as I am generally a fan of Archers but it went to flat at the end meaning I wasn't stirred to find out what happens next


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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