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The Sins of the Father: Clifton Chronicles, Book 2 | [Jeffrey Archer]

The Sins of the Father: Clifton Chronicles, Book 2

The second book in Jeffrey Archer’s highly acclaimed The Clifton Chronicles, The Sins of the Father takes the reader on a breath-taking journey from the backstreets of Bristol to the boardrooms of Manhattan.The book opens in New York, 1939. Harry Clifton, under the new identity of Tom Bradshaw, finds himself arrested for first degree murder.
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The second book in Jeffrey Archer’s highly acclaimedThe Clifton Chronicles, The Sins of the Fathertakes the reader on a breath-taking journey from the backstreets of Bristol to the boardrooms of Manhattan.

The book opens in New York, 1939. Harry Clifton, under the new identity of Tom Bradshaw, finds himself arrested for first degree murder. When Sefton Jelks, a top Manhattan lawyer, offers his services for nothing, penniless Harry has little choice but to accept his advice.

After Harry is tried, found guilty and sentenced, Jelks mysteriously disappears, and the only way for him to prove his innocence is to reveal his true identity – something that he has sworn never to do in order to protect the woman he loves.

Meanwhile Emma Barrington, the young woman in question, travels to New York. She has left their son behind in England, having decided she’ll do whatever it takes to find the man she had hoped to marry – unwilling to believe that he died at sea. The only proof she has is a letter - a letter that has remained unopened and unread on a mantelpiece in Bristol for over a year, but the hand is unmistakeable.

In Jeffrey Archer’s epic novel, family loyalties are stretched to their very limits as secrets continue to unravel.

©2012 Jeffrey Archer (P)2012 Macmillan Audio

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    Gitte Copenhagen, Denmark 11-08-12
    Gitte Copenhagen, Denmark 11-08-12

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    "First Sentence: My name is Harry Clifton"

    This is the second installment in the Clifton Chronicles. As the first one, Only Time Will Tell, it is a true page-turner – if you can say that about an audiobook? It’s a fast-paced read, the plot is full of twists and turns, and ends with a massive cliff hanger, and the characters are neatly divided into good guys and bad guys. And that can be very nice. It was a bit unrealistic from time to time – I won’t say how as it will reveal too much. But if you’re just looking for some good entertainment without making an effort yourself, this is the book for you.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    dekel israel, Israel 02-25-13
    dekel israel, Israel 02-25-13 Member Since 2011
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    "amazing book :)"

    i can say it in one word A m a z i n g !

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    Ronald Auckland, New Zealand 09-12-12
    Ronald Auckland, New Zealand 09-12-12 Member Since 2008
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    "Fantastic"
    Where does The Sins of the Father rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Undoubtedly amoung one of the best.


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

    The finale had me sitting on the edge of my seat and we still don't know what happened.


    What about Alex Jennings and Emilia Fox ’s performance did you like?

    Clear articulate and lovely voices to listen to.


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

    Don't miss it you'll love it!


    Any additional comments?

    A wonderful read and I can't wait for the next part of the Clifton Chronicles.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Brian TWIN WATERS, Australia 08-08-12
    Brian TWIN WATERS, Australia 08-08-12
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    "great listen,"
    If you could sum up The Sins of the Father in three words, what would they be?

    suspense, electrifying,


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

    1 negative, the story is not finished, is there to be a following book???


    What does Alex Jennings and Emilia Fox bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    with my condition, Eye operation I had no alternative


    Any additional comments?

    Is there to be a following book???

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Kirstine
    Bonnyrigg, United Kingdom
    3/25/12
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    "A worthy sequeal"

    It took me a while to reacquaint myself with the characters from the first part of these Clifton Chronicles as it's a while since I listened to, Only Time will Tell. I should strongly recommend that you listen to the first part before this one as the story simple continues with no preamble and assumes you know who Maisy and her son, Harry Clifton, are as well as and Emma, Hugo and Giles Barrington, etc., all of whom who figure in this sequel, but their back-story is in book 1. This is not a stand-alone novel. It's a good listen with excellent narrations by Alex Jennings and Emilia Fox. Archer is a very good story teller of old-fashioned, and none the worse for that, tales of honourable characters pitted against dastardly ones with lots of heroics and cliff-hanger moments on the way. Historical events of the Second World War are woven into the story. I enjoyed this book and, as it ends on a cliff-hanger look forward to part three.

    The story is worthy of five stars, but I've knocked one off because of the dreadfully loud music at the start of each of the two parts that are an ear-splitting volume and had me tearing my headphones off.

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Michael
    LONGFIELD, United Kingdom
    3/21/12
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    "Can't wait for the next one"

    Another great book from Jeffrey Archer - as good as the first - listened to the whole book in 2 days.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • James
    Horley, United Kingdom
    6/30/12
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    "Excellent"

    I too was disaappointed with the change in narrator but only because he was so good in the first book. However, you soon get used to the change and drawn into another absorbing tale. Archer is such a great story-teller, and I had several "this is great!" moments out loud, as I listened.
    Possibly a little slow at times, but as you'd expect, the plot thickens further still and you really feel that you're getting to know the characters.
    I loved this book and, as before, waiting impatiently for the next.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Mr
    Chesterfield, United Kingdom
    4/13/13
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    "Who's story is the most compelling"

    So good the only reason for me to want it to finish was to get to book 3! I loved the differing perspectives of the various characters. A really great follow on from the hooks in the first of the series. I am now listening to the next installment and to think it all started with a short trip to Weston Super Mare!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Pauline
    Andover, United Kingdom
    9/23/12
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    "It just keeps getting better"

    Typical Archer. Keeps you enthralled and entertained, page by page, right to the end. Just hope he can maintain this level of interest through the next 3 books. A big challenge.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Jeanne
    SOUTH MOLTON, United Kingdom
    5/22/12
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    "The sins of the father"

    Well, if it was a normal book, it certainly would be a page turner...thank you Jeffrey Archer

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • sue t
    BIRMINGHAM, United Kingdom
    9/2/12
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    "Easy read"

    A very good read. Nicely written. Exciting.Probably better than book 1.Looking forward to book 3 now.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Tony
    ROADE, United Kingdom
    5/6/12
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    "Lost its way"

    I was looking forward to the next chapter of the Clifton Chronicles but cannot help feeling that this was a hurried follow up with a poor plot. When I finished listening to it I felt the storyline had not really progressed much from the end of the first novel and the finale was akin to suspense program, I half expected the narrator to announce " Tune in for the next thrilling episode and find out what happens to Harry next week". Sorry I wanted to enjoy it but it was not possible.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • June
    3/19/12
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    "The Sins Of The Father"

    Not the same good listen as the one before ,I feel a little let down,but I am now waiting for the next one.The story became a little weak

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Tony Swinton
    7/13/14
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    "Great second part"
    What did you like most about The Sins of the Father: Clifton Chronicles, Book 2?

    The story twist and turns weaving you through a family sometimes at war with each other


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Sins of the Father: Clifton Chronicles, Book 2?

    The whole book


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

    As good as part one


    Any additional comments?

    Read part one and buy this book at the same time

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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