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The Sins of the Father: Clifton Chronicles, Book 2 | [Jeffrey Archer]

The Sins of the Father: Clifton Chronicles, Book 2

Only days before Britain declares war on Germany, Harry Clifton, hoping to escape the consequences of long-buried family secrets, and forced to accept that his desire to marry Emma Barrington will never be fulfilled, has joined the Merchant Navy. But his ship is sunk in the Atlantic by a German Uboat, drowning almost the entire crew. An American cruise liner, the SS Kansas Star, rescues a handful of sailors, among them Harry and the third officer, an American named Tom Bradshaw.
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Publisher's Summary

On the heels of the international best seller Only Time Will Tell, Jeffrey Archer picks up the sweeping story of the Clifton Chronicles….

Only days before Britain declares war on Germany, Harry Clifton, hoping to escape the consequences of long-buried family secrets, and forced to accept that his desire to marry Emma Barrington will never be fulfilled, has joined the Merchant Navy. But his ship is sunk in the Atlantic by a German Uboat, drowning almost the entire crew. An American cruise liner, the SS Kansas Star, rescues a handful of sailors, among them Harry and the third officer, an American named Tom Bradshaw. When Bradshaw dies in the night, Harry seizes on the chance to escape his tangled past and assumes his identity.

But on landing in America, he quickly learns the mistake he has made, when he discovers what is awaiting Bradshaw in New York. Without any way of proving his true identity, Harry Clifton is now chained to a past that could be far worse than the one he had hoped to escape.

©2012 Jeffrey Archer (P)2012 Macmillan Audio

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    Margaret Campbell Palm Coast, FL USA 05-24-12
    Margaret Campbell Palm Coast, FL USA 05-24-12 Member Since 2001
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    "Can';t Wait for the Next One!!!"

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book..........in fact when this one came out I went back and reread the first one before starting the second..........and was glad I did. The first one was just as enjoyable the second time around.

    Do not understand all of the negative reviews from people who object to being left hanging at the end. The author stated from the start that this work was a series that would be produced over a period of years so if you don't like that format then don't buy the first one!!!

    The reader was excellent...........there were just a few voices that grated on me (Alistair!) but for the most part they were delightful.

    Highly recommend these books to anyone who likes this genre.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Daniel Mcafee Texas USA 09-11-12
    Daniel Mcafee Texas USA 09-11-12 Member Since 2005

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    "Great follow up to Book 1 and Cliffhanger to Book"

    First and foremost, I can't even recommend Book 2 without listening to or reading Book 1. I suppose it's possible to enjoy, but you'll get much more out of them by taking them in order.

    Book 1 is very slow and long in character development. Book 2 picks up the action and character's on a riveting pace.

    The series, which I understand is to be 6 Books, is a time capsule of the life and times of the characters on a fictitious base around historical times and events. The book really feels like a Ken Follett novel, which is a good thing to me.

    Overall, I can't wait for Book 3, I expect it to be "Can't put down" as well.

    Highly Recommended - Both books taken in order.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Marilyn HUMBLE, TX, United States 07-02-12
    Marilyn HUMBLE, TX, United States 07-02-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Excellent!"

    Just as good as the first in the series - Only Time will Tell. Do get them in order for sure. The narrator is excellent, the characters compelling, the story line mesmerizing. Can't say enough good about it. Can't wait for the third installment due out in 2013!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    DIANE Thornhill,, Ontario, Canada 07-19-12
    DIANE Thornhill,, Ontario, Canada 07-19-12 Member Since 2009

    I am an avid "reader"- I prefer to listen to books rather than read them due to the added dimension added by the narrator.

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    "Intrigue at its best"
    What made the experience of listening to The Sins of the Father the most enjoyable?

    The narrator was outstanding. The story was engaging. Not sure how I'm supposed to wait until the next book comes out!


    What about Alex Jennings and Emilia Fox ’s performance did you like?

    Both voices were outstanding. Emilia's voice was soft and delicate... enjoyable to listen to.
    Alex's voice was deep and intense.


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

    Yes, I was ecstatic when Hugo Barrington died! What a creep.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a great series so far. Really looking forward to the next book to find out what happens to Emma and Harry.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Cynthia ORANGE PARK, FL, United States 07-02-12
    Cynthia ORANGE PARK, FL, United States 07-02-12 Member Since 2012
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    "As a Jeffrey Archer fan"
    What did you love best about The Sins of the Father?

    This book was outstanding! It reviewed book 1 and caught those who had not read it up to date.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Emma is so in love with Harry and her perseverance to get to the truth is captivating.


    Which character – as performed by Alex Jennings and Emilia Fox – was your favorite?

    Both readers capture different voices as necessary for each character and they are excellent.


    Any additional comments?

    I can hardly wait for Mr. Archer to write the next book of the Clifton Chronicles.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Joel NEWPORT BEACH, CA, United States 05-17-12
    Joel NEWPORT BEACH, CA, United States 05-17-12 Member Since 2007

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    "One of the Best Storytellers of Our Time"

    I have been among many greatly anticipating the second book in the Clifton Chronicles and I am happy to report that it doesn't disappoint. I would say that The Sins of the Father is a faster moving and even more intriguing story then the first. The book jumps literally right as the first left off giving you answers to questions that we have been wondering about since the end of the first book. The Sins of the Father covers a lot of ground in terms of years, but once again ends with a nail biting cliffhanger that makes the wait for Book 3 even more difficult to bear.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Laurie Tyler, TX, United States 05-27-12
    Laurie Tyler, TX, United States 05-27-12 Member Since 2006
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    "Confusing, disjointed, and disappointing"

    I loved the prequel to this book and anxiously awaited the follow up. I was very disappointed. Although Archer is an excellent author, I felt this was another one of those "contracted to write a second book so I have to" kind of things. I often found myself wondering if I had missed something. The gaps in the story and the poor character development made me feel like I was reading an abridged book. Too much time elapsed between "check ins' with characters and it felt disjointed. This book could have been so much better and a lot longer. I felt like Archer was rushing. Very disappointed.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Charles Atkinson Greensboro, NC, United States 07-12-13
    Charles Atkinson Greensboro, NC, United States 07-12-13 Member Since 2005

    Waiting on the next Department Q installment. My Audible addiction is not waining...

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    "A well done sequel..."

    Yet not enough to make me want the next installment. This is not to say this isn't a great read, it most certainly is.

    The treachery of the villain is so complete it became tedious to listen too. And the continual, seemingly unending mountains and valleys of good and bad fortune and romance reminds me so much of Follet's Pillars of the Earth it seemed like I'd read it before.

    Nevertheless the writing and narration are first rate. The characters are vivid and unforgettable.

    Should you try this one? Absolutely. It's still a solid 4 star.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Katheryn Stats Sandy, UT, US 04-03-13
    Katheryn Stats Sandy, UT, US 04-03-13 Member Since 2002
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    "No More Cliff Hangers"
    What made the experience of listening to The Sins of the Father the most enjoyable?

    After listening to "Time will tell" and "The Sins of our Fathers", I was a solid fan of Archer.
    This was a "cannot put it down" book and; therfore, I am very sad to say that I will not be listening to future books by Archer as I just can't stand the fact that each book ends with a "cliff hanger" so that you will feel obliged to purchase the next book in order to see what happens.
    Enjoyable books do not need such tricks to sway me to buy the next one. I follow the same authors over and over and can't wait for the next book to ocme out.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    john ARLINGTON, TX, United States 08-27-12
    john ARLINGTON, TX, United States 08-27-12 Member Since 2012
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    "wow! the clifton chronicles draw you in!"
    What did you love best about The Sins of the Father?

    i love how involved i found myself in this story (as well as the first book), caring for the characters, feeling what they felt. their heartbreak through their triumph.


    What did you like best about this story?

    i enjoyed seeing how everyone gets what they deserved, whether they are a protag. or antag. the ending was a very satisfying conclusion to both books.


    What about Alex Jennings and Emilia Fox ’s performance did you like?

    alex was superb, and i enjoyed emilia's performance as well, though i kinda smiled to myself hearing her perform a texan accent. i'm from texas, and it was almost like myself trying to do a brittish accent. but they both acted out their (many) roles so well, that i found myself visually drawn in...that is to say that i could see these characters' actions in my mind.
    very well read on both accounts.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    i don't want to give specifics away, but somebody got what they deserved! lol


    Any additional comments?

    i have been generally listening to action/adventure books and legal thrillers, but these 2 books were a breath of fresh air. i want more! this story was very original, following characters from their childhood through adulthood. their lives and love are what i wish i had...i can't recommend this enough!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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