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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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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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    Linda Hickman Pleasant Hill, CA 03-22-15
    Linda Hickman Pleasant Hill, CA 03-22-15 Member Since 2010

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    "Ok, so I am hooked"

    I have changed my tune, this particular collection of historical fiction drew me in more than I cared to admit when I wrote the review of the first book in the series. The combination of interesting character and strong plot, with interesting twists and turns, has brought me back to buy the next book. I find I want to listen to the next installment as soon as I finish one.

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    Amazon Customer Carrollton, TX, United States 03-19-15
    Amazon Customer Carrollton, TX, United States 03-19-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Wonderful book!"

    A very good book to listen to with your friends and family. Very well written and captivating.

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    Amazon Customer 02-05-15
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    "another good book"
    What made the experience of listening to The Sins of the Father the most enjoyable?

    The narrators wonderful repetoire of difference accents...especially Hugo's snobby accent which made the listener dislike him even more. Very well done


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    I would have concentrated more on war experiences for Harry and Giles and skipped the last chapter of book which waffled on and on about a rather, at the moment, unimportant part of the story. I was disappointed by this part of the book as it really was a bit tedious after the rest of the story which was riveting


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

    Hugo


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    Sharon 08-15-14
    Sharon 08-15-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Disappointing"
    What did you like best about The Sins of the Father? What did you like least?

    The characters are well developed


    What three words best describe Alex Jennings and Emilia Fox ’s performance?

    Acceptable


    Any additional comments?

    This was definitely not as good as the prequel The story was predictable and boring. Only Time Will Tell was almost written like a classic. Characters were developed and interesting. This was just a story not very interesting and does not make me wast to get the next book in the series.

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    Susan 07-27-14
    Susan 07-27-14
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    "Each Clifton Chronicle Book the best!"
    Would you listen to The Sins of the Father again? Why?

    Yes. I have not deleted either of the books


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Yes. each period of British and American history was brought to life.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Yes. the characters and setting are well written and believable.


    If you could take any character from The Sins of the Father out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    I have no complaints about the narrator's performance


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    thomas h melohn 05-05-14 Member Since 2013
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    "I love books by Jeffery archer!!"
    What did you love best about The Sins of the Father?

    I love the content of book!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Sins of the Father?

    The entire content was memorable!


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

    Depends on who actors are and who produced it.


    Any additional comments?

    Looking forward to be reading more books by this author!

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    Ben Canada 03-14-14
    Ben Canada 03-14-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Awesome story"
    Where does The Sins of the Father rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    top 3


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Sins of the Father?

    the escape from prison


    Have you listened to any of Alex Jennings and Emilia Fox ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Alex Jennings keeps you engaged and entertained with his accents


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

    Not really


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    Simone 07-14-13
    Simone 07-14-13 Member Since 2015

    Follow me on Goodreads too!

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    "If You Liked Book One…"

    … then you’ll like Book Two. It’s more of the same, a continuation of the saga.


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    Robert 04-18-13
    Robert 04-18-13
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    "More from the Archer factory"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I would only recommend this if they were a JA Fan. For anyone else, no, it has few redeeming factors as a novel.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    The only interesting factor is that without knowing the Author in advance, it is clearly Mr Archer. Every one of his books consists of some contrived connection that is about as likely as snow on the Sun.

    Least interesting? Most of the book!


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    I listened right to the end; will not buy the next volume, I could almost write it myself since it follows the usual JA formula.

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    Compute 03-04-13
    Compute 03-04-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Loved it!"

    Archer has done it again. I have read several books and Jeffrey Archer always delivers a good read. Whether it’s a stand-alone or book in a series, Jeffrey Archer keeps the reader’s attention. This book could stand on its own; although it is the second in a series. It has unusual twists and turns throughout the plot and keeps the reader wondering what will happen next. I found myself always cheering for Harry and Emma, regardless of whatever plight they were in.

    As always with his books, I have already looked up the expected date for the next book to be out and all I can say is … please, Mr. Archer, HURRY!

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