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Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less Audiobook

Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less

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Publisher's Summary

The conned: an Oxford don, a revered society physician, a chic French art dealer, and a charming English lord. They have one thing in common. Overnight, each novice investor lost his life's fortune to one man.

The con: Harvey Metcalfe. A brilliant, self-made guru of deceit. A very dangerous individual. And now, a hunted man.

With nothing left to lose, four strangers are about to come together, each expert in their own field. Their plan: find Harvey, shadow him, trap him, and penny-for-penny, destroy him. From the luxurious casinos of Monte Carlo to the high-stakes windows at Ascot to the bustling streets of Wall Street to fashionable London galleries, their own ingenious game has begun. It's called revenge, and they were taught by a master.

©1976 Jeffrey Archer; (P)2004 Audio Renaissance, a division of Holtzbrinck Publishers, LLC, and Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.

What the Critics Say

"Archer...has an extraordinary talent for turning notoriety into gold, and telling fast-moving stories." (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
"Archer is a master storyteller." (Time)

What Members Say

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    Jan Scottsdale, AZ, USA 05-05-04
    Jan Scottsdale, AZ, USA 05-05-04 Member Since 2016
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    "The best and the cleverest...."

    Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less is clever, funny, audacious and a great read from start to finish! This book is the epitome of the Spanish phrase "Revenge is a dish best eaten cold" especially as we've all met people we'd like to do this to. While not a true story - it stems from Archer's first public brush with a serious problem - bankruptcy - and if I recall correctly, NPMNPL not only helped put him on a sound financial footing, it was the start of his writing career. For a witty, amusing read - perfect for a plane, or an afternoon when you really want to be somewhere else - Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less will take you there.

    16 of 16 people found this review helpful
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    Ronalynn Solon, OH, USA 05-28-04
    Ronalynn Solon, OH, USA 05-28-04 Member Since 2012
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    "Great Value"

    This read is a great fantastic read at any price and at the low cost rate of only 9.99 this book is excellant. Its quick paced and captivating from the start. I hated to arrive at my destination as I listen in the car. I highely recommend this book.

    12 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Judith Cleavenger 08-05-08 Listener Since 2007
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    "Lite & entertaining"

    I thought this was a great story. It was witty and laughable and the ending was wonderfully unexpected.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Dot Juneau, AK, United States 07-28-12
    Dot Juneau, AK, United States 07-28-12 Member Since 2008
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    "the entire book was not read"

    I chose this book by Jeffrey Archer because my husband read it (turned the pages) and enjoyed it so I also enjoyed it, but was disappointed when I discovered the entire book was NOT READ. There is a little over a chapter that is completely missing I assume it is because they interviewed the author and decided to just quit early When I read the REAL ending I was disappoointed They really got all but $1.24 NOT the $101.24 where the reader stos reading.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    C. Johnson Powhatan, VA United States 02-20-10
    C. Johnson Powhatan, VA United States 02-20-10 Member Since 2008

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    "I am never disappointed by a Jeffrey Archer book"

    I found the plot of this book to be enthralling. Jeffrey Archer's range of storytelling is phenomenal. Once I start any of his books, I have difficulty stopping before I reach the end... Martin Jarvis was stellar, as always, with the narration.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    kathy caliguiri 01-29-09 Member Since 2016
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    "just revenge"

    very satisfying novel. well written, just a little too much detail at times.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Hector Lopez Mexico City 10-04-13
    Hector Lopez Mexico City 10-04-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Extremely boring"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    I really enjoyed Kane & Abel, but was really disappointed with this title


    What was most disappointing about Jeffrey Archer’s story?

    He does not get to grab the attention of the reader. Contrary to other titles by Jeffrey Archer, this is a waste of money


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    The performance was OK


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Not at all


    Any additional comments?

    Wish I could change it on the website, not having to make a phone call from Mexico to the U.S.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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