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Only Time Will Tell: Clifton Chronicles, Book 1 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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  • MR K DOCKERTY
    2/25/16
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    "A Masterpiece.
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    Very much looking forward to reading the next chapter. enthralled by chapter one.highly recommend five stars.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Middle Agers from Bath
    2/20/16
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    "Great family saga"

    Slow pace, very relaxing to listen to. Good plot can't wait to start book 2

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • cw
    12/31/15
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    "Enjoyed so much have purchased Book 2"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Definitely recommended - especially enjoyed having two narrators (male & female) which helped focus/switch between main characters - all blends nicely together and a real page turner .... looking forward to Book 2


    What does Roger Allam and Emilia Fox bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    Especially enjoyed the two voices which helped focus on the main male / female characters ... really easy listening thanks


    Any additional comments?

    Looking forward to Book 2

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jane Showering
    Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire United Kingdom
    12/23/15
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    "loved it and i don't even like fiction!"
    If you could sum up Only Time Will Tell: Clifton Chronicles, Book 1 in three words, what would they be?

    engaging, a page turner


    What did you like best about this story?

    the characters are all fully fledged. The story is unpredictable which makes it very moreish


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Scopesie
    England
    12/6/15
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    "Classic Archer"
    Would you listen to Only Time Will Tell: Clifton Chronicles, Book 1 again? Why?

    No - this is light, easy listening, not the sort of story that warrants a second reading.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Old Jack - the wise old soldier giving valued counsel throughout the story.


    What does Roger Allam and Emilia Fox bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    Roger Allam - outstanding as ever (in fact I downloaded the title as I enjoyed his reading of another Archer book so much). Emelia Fox less so - the west country accents were a bit forced.


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

    Even though it is a simple tale you can't help rooting for the underdogs - in this case Harry and his mother primarily.


    Any additional comments?

    As per the title, classic Archer. You don't need to think too hard, it is a simple enough tale effectively told but, basically, excellent entertainment. Well worth a listen!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sigrin
    Valdisere, France
    11/16/15
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    "Once upon a time for adults"

    This gets you hooked early on, finishes on a cliff hanger, so you are compelled to buy the rest of the chronicles, what an excellent money spinner for you Mr Archer.

    Needless to say its a good story, and hats off to the narrators who bring the characters to life.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Pet
    10/24/15
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    "First part of a series"

    I did enjoy this, I care for and believed in the characters. I was disappointed it was left at the end as a to be continued, felt cheated.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • ClareBC
    Ireland
    10/15/15
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    "Awful hokum"

    About as sophisticated as a children's novel, with no depth to any of the characters.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • GMJ
    5/10/14
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    "Beautifully read and beautifully written"
    Would you listen to Only Time Will Tell: Clifton Chronicles, Book 1 again? Why?

    So good, I can't wait to download the next book.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Maisie, so honest and hard-working


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

    The reading was spot-on, not sure the next book will be as good without Roger Allam


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • John
    Richmond, United Kingdom
    4/27/14
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    "Great story!"
    What did you like most about Only Time Will Tell: Clifton Chronicles, Book 1?

    Great story, great characters


    What does Roger Allam and Emilia Fox bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    I think Roger Allam is simply perfect at putting across the story and the different characters. Emilia Fox is sensitive with female characters but a little weak with male voices.


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

    If I had the time


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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