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Sons of Fortune Audiobook

Sons of Fortune

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Publisher's Summary

It is Greenwich, Connecticut, in the early 1950s, and a set of twins is separated at birth by a desperate nurse. Nat Davenport goes home with his parents, a schoolteacher and an insurance salesman. But his twin brother is to begin his days as Fletcher Cartwright, the son of a wealthy CEO and his wife.

During the years that follow, the two brothers grow up unaware of each other's existence. Nat leaves college at the University of Connecticut to serve in Vietnam. Returning a war hero, he finishes school and goes on to become a successful bank executive. Meanwhile, Fletcher has graduated from Yale University and distinguished himself as a criminal defence lawyer and politician.

As their lives unfold, both men are confronted with tragedy and betrayal, loss and hardship, all the time overcoming life's obstacles to become the men they are destined to be. In the tradition of Jeffrey Archer's most popular books, Sons of Fortune is as much a chronicle of a nation in transition as it is the story of the making of these two men and how, eventually, they come to find each other.

©Jeffrey Archer; (P)Macmillan Publishers Ltd

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    David Sydney, Australia 04-09-15
    David Sydney, Australia 04-09-15
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    "Nice story"

    Would love to see it on TV or movie as the story is really good and informative somehow as well.

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    Timothy Erskineville, Australia 01-24-12
    Timothy Erskineville, Australia 01-24-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Privilege and US Politics"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This is a popular theme, I would recommend it to someone who follows US affairs.


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

    Brings the characters to life. You forget you are listening to a reader and quickly become absorbed in the journey.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    I can't think of one right now


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  • Lusiwasi
    9/19/15
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    "Good Read"

    I had been meaning read this book for ages. I finally got to doing so and it did not disappoint. Marvellous story telling as always.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Richard
    London, England
    1/27/15
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    "Classic Archer"

    With his usual skill Jeffery Archer manages to keep you listening and throw in a few plot bombs. Not his best, but still well worth a listen.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • s
    LONDON, United Kingdom
    6/3/13
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    "Not one of his good ones"

    I found the story predictable and quite boring. Hoped I would get into it but Alas no. Dull dull dull. Sorry usually love Jeffry Archer books but found this one disappointing .

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • L.E.V.F.S
    4/8/13
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    "Would be better unabridged"

    I found the abridging in this audio book to be very distracting. The story seemed to take big leaps and disturbs the continuity of the plot. However, I did enjoy reading the complete book the plot itself is exciting and engaging and had the audio book been unabridged it would have been good. I just wish I had been able to listen to the complete story.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Ini75
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    11/16/16
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    "Loved it..."

    ...but I would have loved it more if they had publicly acknowledged each other.

    Another great book from Archer.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Richard
    Epsom, SRY, United Kingdom
    12/30/07
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    "Shallow"

    Apart from a bland storyline that's hard to follow, there was no character development at all. I couldn't muster any empathy for any of the characters, it was more of a plot plan than a novel. Well read, though.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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