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Sons of Fortune Audiobook

Sons of Fortune

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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 2012
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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 Member Since 2006
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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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    bobmcgill 04-14-16
    bobmcgill 04-14-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Sons of Fortune another winner"

    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.

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    Sven Skarie 03-14-16
    Sven Skarie 03-14-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Great voices - excellent story."

    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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    Simone 02-18-16
    Simone 02-18-16 Member Since 2016

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    "The Archer-Formula delivers yet again"

    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.

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    Lulu 06-28-15
    Lulu 06-28-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Not my favorite J. Archer"

    I have read and listen to a handful of Jeffrey Archer's books, this one was entertaining but my least favorite yet.

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    Sandy 03-29-15
    Sandy 03-29-15
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    "Simple."

    It was an interesting storyline but did not deliver in cleverness. I really like JA earlier books but found this one too simple.

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    J. Olsen Utah 11-09-14
    J. Olsen Utah 11-09-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Jeffrey Archer is a brilliant writer!"
    What did you love best about Sons of Fortune?

    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.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Sons of Fortune?

    When Fletcher and Nat finally find out they are brothers.


    What does Paul Michael bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He keeps you engaged.


    Who was the most memorable character of Sons of Fortune and why?

    Two: Fletcher and Nat and what they accomplish in their lives.


    Any additional comments?

    Highly recommend this author. You won't be sorry!

    0 of 0 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?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    Good read and reader

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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