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Sons of Fortune | [Jeffrey Archer]

Sons of Fortune

In Hartford, Connecticut, in the late 1940's a set of twins is parted at birth - not by accident. During the 1950s and 1960s, the two brothers grow up apart, following similar paths that take them in different directions. At various times in their lives, both men are confronted with challenges and obstacles, tragedy and betrayal, loss and hardship, before they both decide to run for governor, unaware they are brothers...
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Publisher's Summary

In Hartford, Connecticut, in the late 1940's a set of twins is parted at birth - not by accident. Nat Cartwright goes home with his parents, a school teacher and an insurance salesman, while his twin brother begins his days as Fletcher Davenport, son of a multi-millionaire and his society wife.

During the 1950s and 1960s, the two brothers grow up apart, following similar paths that take them in different directions. Nat leaves college to serve in Vietnam, then finishes school, earns his MBS, and becomes a successful currency dealer. Fletcher, meanwhile, graduates from Yale with a bachelor's and a law degree, going on to distinguish himself as a criminal defense lawyer before becoming a senator.

At various times in their lives, both men are confronted with challenges and obstacles, tragedy and betrayal, loss and hardship, before they both decide to run for governor, unaware they are brothers...

©2003 Jeffrey Archer; (P)2002 Audio Renaissance, a division of Holtzbrink Publishers, LLC.

What the Critics Say

"A master at mixing power, politics, and profit into fiction." (Entertainment Weekly)
"Cunning plots, silken style... Archer plays a cat-and-mouse game with the reader." (The New York Times)

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    Sherrill Clemson, SC, United States 02-04-05
    Sherrill Clemson, SC, United States 02-04-05 Member Since 2000
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    "A bit too much, or maybe too little"

    I'm a little embarrased to admit I listened to the whole thing. If you like soaps, you might really like this fluff. The most interesting thing was thinking up the most outrageous, over-the-top coincidence that might come next and then listening to the author have the nerve to bring it to the reader. At the end, I honestly thought there must be another chapter coming to bring a bit of reality to the story, but no it just ended. Maybe that is actually the best thing about the book, i.e. it ended. I kept with it to the end only because I was hoping Archer would find a way to redeem himself. Oh well, of the many books I've listened to, this one ranks very near the bottom. Look elsewhere, there are many great ones out there.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Paul Duncan Easton, PA, USA 01-29-04
    Paul Duncan Easton, PA, USA 01-29-04 Member Since 2003
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    "Watching paint dry would be more interesting"

    What a ridiculously insipid fluff-piece. I could not care less about the vapid characters or their bland lives. I kept on listening, hoping something interesting might happen, but it never did. Don't waste your money. Really. No person of any intelligence will be able to stomach this one.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Lynda Tallahassee, FL, United States 06-22-03
    Lynda Tallahassee, FL, United States 06-22-03
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    "Sons of Fortune"

    There is practically no suspense concerning the seperated twins. Almost noone seems to notice that they even look alike. The boy's stories are interesting none-the-less.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    john Brighton, MI, United States 03-04-13
    john Brighton, MI, United States 03-04-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Another great one from Jeffery Archer"
    Would you listen to Sons of Fortune again? Why?

    Maybe. Once you know the ending it takes away some of the mystery. You do get caught up in the characters though and that is enjoyable.


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

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    Any additional comments?

    Good read and reader

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Gennaro Islip, NY, United States 06-15-11
    Gennaro Islip, NY, United States 06-15-11 Member Since 2011
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    "Sons of Fortune"

    Tripe and very predictable. I'm surprised that this is a Jeffrey Archer novel since I enjoyed the other 3 I've read.

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    "sons of fourtune"

    the unabridged version is by far the better deal and exposes the true story line. a great book!

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    William Wisconsin Rapids, WI, United States 09-29-09
    William Wisconsin Rapids, WI, United States 09-29-09 Member Since 2004
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    "A fun read..."

    I looked forward to a drive or a walk while listening to this book. Not great literature, but a fun read.

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    Katherine Colby, KS, USA 11-09-05
    Katherine Colby, KS, USA 11-09-05 Member Since 2005
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    "Soap Opera"

    What a total disappointment. I wouldn't be surprised if Jeffery Archer didn't have Danielle Steele assist him in this project. I expected espionage, action, and adventure and received a soap opera. I don't know if I was more annoyed that the book was below par or that I wasted my time finishing it.

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    "Sons of Fortune (Unabridged)"

    Great story and great narrator.

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    Billy Benbrook, TX, USA 09-10-03
    Billy Benbrook, TX, USA 09-10-03
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    "Predictable"

    Very seldom do I quit reading or listening to a book. I quit this one. Boring and very predictable. It seemed that some very bland sexual scenes were thrown in the middle of a Hardy Boy's novel. Waste of my time and money

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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