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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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    Shirley McNeill 10-14-15
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    "very good"

    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
    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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    mscosu 05-01-15
    mscosu 05-01-15 Member Since 2008
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    "HAVE TO GET THE THIRD AUDIO BOOK"

    This was a great book , hard to put down, but I preferred the narrator from book one, The Clifton Chronicles. Left hanging by the ending, as in book one.

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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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    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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