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The Sins of the Father Audiobook

The Sins of the Father: Clifton Chronicles, Book 2

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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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    Rondal Cleveland, Tn, United States 03-02-16
    Rondal Cleveland, Tn, United States 03-02-16 Member Since 2014
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    "A disappointing read."
    Would you try another book from Jeffrey Archer and/or Alex Jennings and Emilia Fox ?

    Not at this time. This one dragged on and on to a very disappointing cliff- hanger ending.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    "Chickamauga" by Blair Howard


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Young Harry convincing the German commander to surrender.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Sins of the Father?

    The hearing at the end.


    Any additional comments?

    I am a firm believer that each book in any series should be able to stand on its own. This one does not. I am finished with the Clifton Chronicles.

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    psychodr1 02-22-16
    psychodr1 02-22-16

    I am a retired psychologist with lots of time on my hands, thus I listen to a lot of books.

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    "Good read"

    Reader beware. This is the second book of the series. And so far neither of them has an ending. You have to listen to the next book to know what happens. So plan on listening to all or don't even start. These books chronicle the life of Harry Clifton from about 1920 through 1970's by the end of book 6 (so I have read). They have a compelling storyline and I plan to read the rest. They are told in the voice and viewpoint of several of the main characters. Characters are developed in depth regarding personalities. The reader's voice who talked for Emma didn't really do very well when she read a male character's line but overall the readers did well.

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    Janet Mcbee 02-22-16
    Janet Mcbee 02-22-16 Member Since 2015
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    "This book is better. and I like how it ends."

    the first book, set up the foundation. I get that. this book picked up the beat some and I like how you left us hanging!

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    Debra McKellar 02-21-16
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    "Riveting!"

    This second in the series did it to me again: Left me wanting more! How can Archer do this to me ? Thank goodness the books are already written and I don't have to wait a year for the next publication...

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    Motherlawyrwmn 02-18-16

    lwyrwmn

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    "Everybody dies in the end."

    Archervis a lazy cad. Don't waste your time and money. I am very mad that I wasted mine.

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    bebe South Carolina 02-13-16
    bebe South Carolina 02-13-16

    Attorney - love to listen to audio books

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    "I hate this series!"
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    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.

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    Eddy 02-11-16
    Eddy 02-11-16
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    "Couldn't stop listening!"

    The Narrator's were great at differentiating the characters. It was already a good story line but I think I enjoyed listening more then I would if I had read it myself.

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    Anne 02-07-16
    Anne 02-07-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Excellent!"

    Well read, well developed! I can't wait to listen to the next book in the series!

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    Mim F 01-31-16
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    "excellent storyline"

    Held my attention throughout. Can't wait to continue. The readers are most talented and expressive.

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    edk 01-30-16
    edk 01-30-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Great story can't wait to read the next book"

    Highly recommend this series of books, brilliantly written and a good performance by the narrators.

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