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The Sins of the Father Audiobook

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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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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    Sheila Silver Halet 12-22-15
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    "the joy of listening"

    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.

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    Laura32412 12-01-15
    Laura32412 12-01-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Even the best families can have bad apples"

    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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    Susan 11-19-15
    Susan 11-19-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Wonderful Read"

    I thoroughly enjoyed this presentation. I loved Emma's adventure trying to find the love of her life. As a sequel this book strove to answer questions asked in the first book of the series.

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    Simone 11-19-15
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    "The American accents were horrible"

    The story was not as good as the first book but it would have been fine if it were not for the terrible renditions of American accents especially by the woman.

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    Ginger Ogden, UT United States 11-13-15
    Ginger Ogden, UT United States 11-13-15 Member Since 2014
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    "The saga continues..."

    This portion of the tale is no less intriguing than the first and takes place during and shortly after WWII. When it comes to the British line of inheritance, we begin to see just how skewed the thinking was back in the day. Again, the story is presented from several points of view. We see more “bad” guys with a smattering of “good” guys, heartbreak and hope. Now onto #3. 5 stars.

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    i am really enjoying this series. i feel as though i know this family so well and am wondering what the final outcome will e.

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    Amazon Customer COEUR D ALENE, ID, US 08-06-15
    Amazon Customer COEUR D ALENE, ID, US 08-06-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Loving the Clifton chronicles."

    The author does such a great job of building the characters. We are now on the 3rd book and plan on listening to each one so we know just how everyone's storylines play out. You will find yourself cheering for Harry and Emma and loathing Hugo. There is also humor and intrigue. Five stars for both the first two books!!!

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    Alan R. 07-20-15
    Alan R. 07-20-15
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    "Horribly predictable"

    The reading of this book in the different voices was unnerving.

    Also the story was weak and predictable - Jeffrey archer should have stopped being a novelist when he went to prison- where he got bumped in the head one too many times and started writing horrible drivel.

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    R 05-08-15
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    "Great read! Look forward to book 3!"

    I really enjoyed this second book of the series. I'm a fan and will purchase book 3 next!

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    Janelle 05-08-15
    Janelle 05-08-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Loved it"

    Loved all of it!
    Downloading the next three books in the series right now. Great story and great characters End

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