We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access .
Cometh the Hour Audiobook

Cometh the Hour

Regular Price:$27.99
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Publisher's Summary

Cometh the Hour opens with the reading of a suicide note, which has devastating consequences for Harry and Emma Clifton, Giles Barrington, and Lady Virginia. Giles must decide if he should withdraw from politics and try to rescue Karin, the woman he loves, from behind the Iron Curtain. But is Karin truly in love with him, or is she a spy?

Lady Virginia is facing bankruptcy and can see no way out of her financial problems until she is introduced to the hapless Cyrus T. Grant III from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, who's in England to see his horse run at Royal Ascot.

Sebastian Clifton is now the chief executive of Farthings Bank and a workaholic whose personal life is thrown into disarray when he falls for Nadira, a beautiful Indian girl. But her parents have already chosen the man she is going to marry. Meanwhile, Sebastian's rivals, Adrian Sloane and Desmond Mellor, are still plotting to bring him and his chairman, Hakim Bishara, down, so they can take over Farthings.

Harry Clifton remains determined to get Anatoly Babakov released from a gulag in Siberia following the international success of his acclaimed book, Uncle Joe. But then something unexpected happens that none of them could have anticipated.

Cometh the Hour is the penultimate book in the Clifton Chronicles and, like the five previous novels - all of which hit the New York Times best-seller list - showcases Jeffrey Archer's extraordinary storytelling with his trademark twists.

©2016 Jeffrey Archer (P)2016 Pan Macmillan

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.5 (1512 )
5 star
 (968)
4 star
 (393)
3 star
 (108)
2 star
 (25)
1 star
 (18)
Overall
4.4 (1329 )
5 star
 (816)
4 star
 (343)
3 star
 (125)
2 star
 (26)
1 star
 (19)
Story
4.7 (1341 )
5 star
 (1006)
4 star
 (272)
3 star
 (46)
2 star
 (14)
1 star
 (3)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Wayne Matthews, NC 02-17-16
    Wayne Matthews, NC 02-17-16 Member Since 2016

    I love espionage, legal, and detective thrillers but listen to most genres. Very frequent reviews. No plot spoilers! Please excuse my typos!

    HELPFUL VOTES
    8279
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1512
    1073
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    252
    4
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "I'd be satisfied if this were the last..."

    ...book in the series. The ending here is just fine. This novel covers the the decade of the 1970's, so I suspect there will be more. Cometh the Hour, more than any of the prior five books in the series, stretches beyond credibility. It has been a nice ride, but enough of the Cliftons and Barringtons.

    The narration was outstanding.

    15 of 17 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Daniel Mcafee Texas USA 02-23-16
    Daniel Mcafee Texas USA 02-23-16 Member Since 2016

    danmc

    HELPFUL VOTES
    1215
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    420
    191
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    275
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Less eventful than the others."

    This one begins and ends well, but the overall character development and motives of the antagonists didn't stack up to the other stories. Likewise, it was like on historical intertwining like the other books.

    But if you're a Clifton Chronicles fan it's a must read/listen as will the next one.

    Narration is good as usual. Looking forward to the next one.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  •  
    W. Brooks Seattle, WA United States 02-21-16
    W. Brooks Seattle, WA United States 02-21-16 Member Since 2015
    HELPFUL VOTES
    114
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    158
    74
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    8
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Clifton Chronicles so far. . ."

    So, I've now listened to all of the Clifton Chronicles books with only the next and reportedly last one that will be published next year. I began this project of tackling the series because I heard it compared to work by Ken Follett. Well, not even close. That is not to say that I didn't enjoy the series. I did. But the rich detail of Follett's work is not found here. That's one of the things I like about this branch of hIstorical fiction.

    Item 2: I agree with all the other reviewers who dislike the cliffhanger ending to each book. It's unnecessary and makes each ending not completely satisfying. Why resort to it? Cometh the Hour does wrap up some of the lingering storylines. I'll get the next/last installment to see how it all works out for the Cliftons and Barringtons and if poor Sir Giles will suffer more heartache. Having said that, I have spent a lot of credits on this series. I doubt I would launch into another Archer series in the future..

    Bottom line: It was better than OK, but don't expect to be on your best books/series list.

    One more thing: Alex Jennings did a first job on the narration.

    12 of 14 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Aldis Browne Venice, CA USA 02-22-16
    Aldis Browne Venice, CA USA 02-22-16 Member Since 2015
    HELPFUL VOTES
    4
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    28
    4
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "not his best"

    Engaging, but sadly this is only a luke-warm wrap up to a truly brilliant series

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Amazon Customer 02-18-16
    HELPFUL VOTES
    6
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    60
    4
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Disappointing"

    I recommend Archer's books all the time, but not the Clifton Chronicles. I've come to terms with, but still don't like, how Archer ends his books with cliffhangers. I find it disrespectful to his readers since I believe a book should have a conclusion, satisfying or not. With this latest book, however, I have another gripe. This one, especially early on, had me wondering if all the others were this poor. Now that I have finished the book I wouldn't say the book itself was poor, but that there are some throwaway storylines within the book, ones I did not enjoy at all, and which will be forgotten when I look back at the Clifton Chronicles as a whole. Just filler to sell an extra book? Another reason for me not to recommend this series to others. Disappointing.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Gayle Portland, OR, United States 02-23-16
    Gayle Portland, OR, United States 02-23-16 Member Since 2015
    HELPFUL VOTES
    6
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    7
    3
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Cliches abound"

    Not Jeffrey Archer's finest work. OK for binge listening but far from great writing or literature. After so many books in this series the characters have become cardboard cut-outs of themselves. Excellent performance, however.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Ibrahim Oman 11-28-16
    Ibrahim Oman 11-28-16 Member Since 2016

    I read and listen to learn, enjoy and discover.

    HELPFUL VOTES
    3
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    21
    16
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Acceptable continuation although not as gripping"

    The clifton story continues with new twists and developments. However, this book is not as gripping.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Amazon Customer Gordons Bay, South Africa 02-23-16
    Amazon Customer Gordons Bay, South Africa 02-23-16 Member Since 2012
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    32
    3
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Next pls"

    I feel like I know each character, so J A cannot write them fast enough for me!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Brituniformman Trenton, NJ USA 02-20-16
    Brituniformman Trenton, NJ USA 02-20-16 Member Since 2009

    Collector & Dealer

    HELPFUL VOTES
    3
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    56
    4
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Never disappointed by Archer"

    Can't wait to see and hear another book in this series! Hope another follows soon!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Simone 04-12-16
    Simone 04-12-16 Member Since 2016

    Follow me on Goodreads too!

    HELPFUL VOTES
    1142
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    644
    522
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    96
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "You always get what you expect with Archer"

    I’ve said before that you have to be in the right mood when you reach for a Jeffery Archer novel, and if you are you won’t be disappointed because you’ll get EXACTLY what you expected.

    I had trouble with the start of this story (which is Book 6 in the series) because I barely remembered anything that happened in Book 5 – even the exposition just served to confuse me more than anything else!

    But if there is one thing I know about Jeffery Archer’s stories, one thing I can always rely on, it's the fact that it doesn’t matter if you don’t know what’s going on because it probably won’t be crucial in the next chapter anyway! I’ve likened his books to collections of short stories with reoccurring characters, each individual snippet is interesting yet contained in its own episode.

    I can say about this book the same thing I said about the previous Jeffery Archer novel I read: Don’t expect anything really new or ground breaking here, it conformed comfortably to the mould created by past novels and delivered well on all my expectations.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.