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The Prodigal Daughter Audiobook

The Prodigal Daughter

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Publisher's Summary

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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    Klynton 03-25-15
    Klynton 03-25-15
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    "Poor narration"

    The narrator really lowered the quality of the novel. Her portrayal of the male characters was unconvincing, monotone and distracting.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Simone 10-19-13
    Simone 10-19-13 Member Since 2016

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    "Not Enough Meat"

    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!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Rebecca 10-22-14
    Rebecca 10-22-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Not Worth It"
    What disappointed you about The Prodigal Daughter?

    The first 23 chapters covered the same story from Kane & Abel.


    What didn’t you like about Lorelei King’s performance?

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    Couldn't read to the end...

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    GD 06-12-15
    GD 06-12-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Women shouldn't try to sound like men!"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    no


    What did you like best about this story?

    good plat, but much of it was a rehash of one of the authors earlier books--what's with that?


    How could the performance have been better?

    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 :(


    Was The Prodigal Daughter worth the listening time?

    Not if you have something to do besides driving up and down Interstate 5 by yourself


    Any additional comments?

    Audible or authors need to match the reader to the book better--a bad reader can ruin a book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Salena 04-09-15
    Salena 04-09-15 Member Since 2015
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    "If you read the Prodigal Son Don't Borther"
    What disappointed you about The Prodigal Daughter?

    Two thirds of the book is a recap of the prodigal son. Waste of time


    What was most disappointing about Jeffrey Archer’s story?

    Weak follow up to the prodigal son



    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Barbara Vedder CT 08-23-14
    Barbara Vedder CT 08-23-14 Member Since 2012
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    "disappointing follow up to Kane and Abel"
    What would have made The Prodigal Daughter better?

    more complex story lines and characters.


    What could Jeffrey Archer have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    followed more of the formula of the Kane and Abel with more interesting characters and motivations.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Lorelei King?

    The reader read this book too fast in my opinion.


    Any additional comments?

    Not sure if I'll read the 3rd title in the series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Compute 05-10-16
    Compute 05-10-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Excellent, highly recommend"

    Jeffrey Archer hit this one out of the park. Have thoroughly enjoyed the Kane and Able series. Florentyna Rosnovsk is one of a kind and her life is lived the same way. This book had several predictable areas as well as many unique, interesting twists and turns. Definitely recommend this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jim Surprise, Arizona, United States 03-04-16
    Jim Surprise, Arizona, United States 03-04-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Outstanding audio"

    One of top writer Jeffery Archer' best stories. High quality audio and talented narration. Highly recommend whole series

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Joanna Asheville, NC, United States 02-12-16
    Joanna Asheville, NC, United States 02-12-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Same old stuff"

    He even uses characters names from other books. Themes are exactly the same. Completely unoriginal. I'm shocked at the formulaic writing style. Gross and pathetic, creatively. Makes me think he's only writing books to make money. I'm completely don
    e with this lame author.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 01-21-16 Member Since 2015
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    "what a waste of time."

    This book should have been in the first book, Kane and Able some first 22 chapters was a summary of it. the rest of the book was very political and a complete misery to listen to.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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