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First Among Equals Audiobook

First Among Equals

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Playing for the highest stakes of all . . .

In the 1960s, four ambitious new MPs take their seats at Westminster. Over three decades they share the turbulent passions and upheavals of the race for power with their wives and families, men and women caught up in a dramatic game for the highest stakes of all. But only one man can gain the ultimate goal - the office of Prime Minister.

©1984 Jeffrey Archer (P)2014 Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.

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    Sandra 09-22-15
    Sandra 09-22-15 Member Since 2009
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    "No solid plotline"

    Not my kind of story. the stort follows the life of several gentlemen and rambles on about the details of British politics. but I don't know where the author is heading.

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    G Strand, South Africa 05-12-15
    G Strand, South Africa 05-12-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Political heavy book"

    Good insight into political or kings but gets rather tedious at times. But you have to stay focused as there are a large amount of central charaxhters.

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  • Lindy
    Grimsby, United Kingdom
    11/5/14
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    "Insight into parliment"
    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Enjoyed the story built around three individuals all who want to go into politics . The story evolves telling the tale and including similar happening over the years in the national press. Contains it all tear jerking moments, humour, betrayal all within twists and turns making a griping tale. Could not wait to pick it up again.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Andy
    Leicester, United Kingdom
    10/4/15
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    "Good standard Archer"
    Would you consider the audio edition of First Among Equals to be better than the print version?

    Nope the two mediums are completely different


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Fraser or Seymour I found Kerslake full of his own self importance and Gould was smug


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Maggie
    5/18/15
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    "This works - on more than one level."
    Any additional comments?

    I'll declare a interest (or prejudice) and admit I've never been a great Jeffrey Archer fan, but this one is an exception. I've got a well thumbed paperback and was interested to see if the audio measures up. I think it's better. I'd not heard John Lee before but his narration was excellent.

    4 young men arrive in Parliament in the same year, all with the same long term ambition; No 10. There's Ray the butcher's son from Leeds, Simon, son of a Solicitor but no financial featherbedding, Andrew who's treading a different political path from his father and Charles the aristocratic rather nasty piece of work. None of them too caricatured apart from perhaps Charles, whose Damascene conversion years later isn't entirely believable.

    Some strong supporting characters help with an interesting story, but with the addition of a lot of real background and insight into Parliament and the way politics work. Even though the world has changed in the intervening years, it's still relevant.

    No spoilers as to who, if any of them, succeed. Listen for yourself - you could well enjoy it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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