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.
"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)
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.
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.
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.
Although it started a little slow for me it turned out to be an intriguing story. Another Jeffrey Archer book I hated to see end. He is turning out to be one of my favorite authors.
I've loved this book and have really enjoyed hearing it with the narrator using voices for each character. Can't wait to see this be made into a film.
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I like Jeffrey Archer books in general because I always know what to expect. Read one, read ‘em all!
Sure some are better than others, but overall they follow a very dependable (predictable) formula so you pretty much know right from the start what you’re in for – therefore as long as you’re in the right mood you’ll rarely be disappointed.
Don’t expect anything really new or ground breaking here, this book conformed comfortably to the mold created by past novels and delivered well on all my expectations.
This book holds a lot of twists and turns and even though you know where it is going, you are always surprised at the way Mr. Archer presents the story. He is an exceptional writer and I am slowly going through ever single one of his books.
When Fletcher and Nat finally find out they are brothers.
He keeps you engaged.
Two: Fletcher and Nat and what they accomplish in their lives.
Highly recommend this author. You won't be sorry!
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.
Good read and reader
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