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
Attorney - love to listen to audio books
I do not recommend that anyone read this series. I finished the first book and thought it was entertaining, so I decided to get the second book to find out what happened. Now I don't care what happens. It is no fun listening to a story where everything bad that can happen to good people, does in fact happen. Every time I though things were looking up, I found that something tragic occurred. I soon began to get nervous when ever it appeared that the good guys were going to finally have something good happen to them. The evil characters are so evil that they make me angry, frustrated and agitated. Worst of all, they don't seem to get what's coming to them as bad people - instead they just flourish. I don't want to spend my free time listening to a book that upsets me and makes me angry. There are enough bad things happening in the world to be exposed to fictional injustice during my free time - which I want to enjoy. I wish I had never listened to book 1 and certainly will not listen to any of the following books.. The only thing I can say good about the book is that the readers do a very good job performing this piece of rubbish.
yes - entertaining story
there are a couple of narrators, and for the most part they are ok. however, when the female narrator starts trying to imitate an American accent, it is unbelievably bad and painful to listen to. I'd prefer the narrators to simply read the book without trying to come up with separate voices for the different characters.
Plan on neglecting everything to read this series. Narration was excellent. Story was excellent. You won't be disappointed.
When I discovered audio cassettes, I was thrilled, then audible books completed the pleasure and I was able to retire my Fisher Price tape recorder.
Loved the story line and WW1 time period. Brought to life tragedies of war and family secrets. Persevering Emma saved the day, but what happens next?
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