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
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.
A very good book to listen to with your friends and family. Very well written and captivating.
The narrators wonderful repetoire of difference accents...especially Hugo's snobby accent which made the listener dislike him even more. Very well done
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
The characters are well developed
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.
Yes. I have not deleted either of the books
Yes. each period of British and American history was brought to life.
Yes. the characters and setting are well written and believable.
I have no complaints about the narrator's performance
I love the content of book!
The entire content was memorable!
Depends on who actors are and who produced it.
Looking forward to be reading more books by this author!
the escape from prison
Alex Jennings keeps you engaged and entertained with his accents
I would only recommend this if they were a JA Fan. For anyone else, no, it has few redeeming factors as a novel.
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!
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.
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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