Master storyteller Jeffrey Archer keeps listeners hooked with The Prodigal Daughter.
With a will of steel, Polish immigrant Florentyna Rosnovski is indeed Abel's daughter. She shares with her father a love of America, his ideals, and his dream for the future. But she wants more to be the first female president.
Golden boy Richard Kane was born into a life of luxury. The scion of a banking magnate he is successful, handsome, and determined to carve his own path in the world - and to build a future with the woman he loves.
With Florentyna's ultimate goal only a heartbeat away, both are about to discover the shattering price of power as a titanic battle of betrayal and deception reaches out from the past - a blood feud between two generations that threatens to destroy everything Florentyna and Richard have fought to achieve.
©1982 Jeffrey Archer (P)2013 Macmillan Audio
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This book was weird. I don’t mean the storyline or the plot, that was good enough, but I mean the way it was written. I felt like I was reading an outline instead of a novel.
The first part of the book covered what we already knew from Book 1 - Kane & Abel, but from the POV of Able’s daughter Florentyna. I felt it was logical that this part of the story was told in bold strokes because it was a recap, but I didn’t realise that this segment was going to take up nearly half the book and that the almost point-form style of the writing would continue throughout.
It’s as if the author wrote up the entire outline of the story with all the plot points in place, next he started to randomly pepper it with a little bit of dialogue here and there, he developed certain scenes in more detail, then gave up and decided to submit that as the finished product.
I was never able to warm up to the writing style. With almost no dialogue, we only sporadically heard the character’s voice and therefore never really built an emotional connection to anyone. Consequently, I felt more annoyed by Florentyna rise to the top – it was more like: here we go again, “everything she does is winner” instead of feeling happy for her that she achieved a goal and feeling for her through her struggles to get there.
I’m still in for book 3 and I will read it next while the story is still fresh in my mind but I really hope that the high-level almost point-form format does not continue in the next instalment!
The first 23 chapters covered the same story from Kane & Abel.
Very poor. Much preferred the narrator from Kane & Abel who got the nuances of the woman much better. Loved her in Kane & Abel. No connection in The Prodigal's Daughter.
Couldn't read to the end...
good plat, but much of it was a rehash of one of the authors earlier books--what's with that?
The reader not good at all for this book. Bad male impersonation; better yet, have a man read the male roles. This reader has the same problem in Kathery Dance books when she trys male impersonation. Ruins the book. I keep forgetting to check out the reader befre I buy :(
Not if you have something to do besides driving up and down Interstate 5 by yourself
Audible or authors need to match the reader to the book better--a bad reader can ruin a book.
Two thirds of the book is a recap of the prodigal son. Waste of time
Weak follow up to the prodigal son
more complex story lines and characters.
followed more of the formula of the Kane and Abel with more interesting characters and motivations.
The reader read this book too fast in my opinion.
Not sure if I'll read the 3rd title in the series.
The end of Kane & Abel was one scenario of many possible scenarios. It would have been exciting if in the Prodigal Daughter the original story would have ended differently, just to make a difference.
Half of the book was just a recap of Kane & Abel. If you heard Kane & Abel just beforehand, it is very boring.
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The audible part of this should have included male voices. Story good but too political. Not sure if I will read or do audible for the third book.
I read this book after reading Kane and Abel and it pretty much repeats the story from the daughter's angle. Interesting but I literally knew exactly what took place on every chapter and it got boring pretty fast.
If you haven't read the first book it would be probably be interesting but if choosing between the two, read the first one and stop there. Not worth bothering with this one.
Yes but with a different story, no more repetition
Don't make 2 books of the same story.
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