Clifton Chronicles
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  • 1
    Only Time Will Tell: The Clifton Chronicles, Book 1 | Jeffrey Archer

    Only Time Will Tell: The Clifton Chronicles, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Jeffrey Archer
    • Narrated By Roger Allam, Emilia Fox
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (2768)
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    From the internationally best-selling author of Kane and Abel and A Prisoner of Birth comes Only Time Will Tell, the first in an ambitious new series that tells the story of one family across generations, across oceans, from heartbreak to triumph. The epic tale of Harry Clifton’s life begins in 1920, with the words "I was told that my father was killed in the war"....

    Typical Archer

    If you're looking for real literature, this is not it. If you're looking for a guiltily entertaining book, go for it. This is typical Archer. In fact,..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 21 2011 by cristina (Somerville, MA, United States)
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    Only Time Will Tell: Clifton Chronicles, Book 1 | Jeffrey Archer

    Only Time Will Tell: Clifton Chronicles, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Jeffrey Archer
    • Narrated By Roger Allam, Emilia Fox
    Overall
    (152)
    Performance
    (130)
    Story
    (136)

    The Clifton Chronicles is Jeffrey Archer’s most ambitious work in four decades as an international best-selling author. The epic tale of Harry Clifton’s life begins in 1920, with the chilling words, ‘I was told that my father was killed in the war’. But it will be another twenty years before Harry discovers how his father really died, which will only lead him to question: who was his father?

    A ripping yarn

    Archer carries a narrative strongly and this ripping yarn is no exception. However he presents his characters descriptively -- we see their actions a..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 01 2011 by Jane (Darwin, Australia)
  • 2
    The Sins of the Father: Clifton Chronicles, Book 2 | Jeffrey Archer

    The Sins of the Father: Clifton Chronicles, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Jeffrey Archer
    • Narrated By Alex Jennings, Emilia Fox
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (1894)
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    Only days before Britain declares war on Germany, Harry Clifton, hoping to escape the consequences of long-buried family secrets, and forced to accept that his desire to marry Emma Barrington will never be fulfilled, has joined the Merchant Navy. But his ship is sunk in the Atlantic by a German Uboat, drowning almost the entire crew. An American cruise liner, the SS Kansas Star, rescues a handful of sailors, among them Harry and the third officer, an American named Tom Bradshaw.

    Can';t Wait for the Next One!!!

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book..........in fact when this one came out I went back and reread the first one before starting the second..........and wa..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 24 2012 by Margaret Campbell (Palm Coast, FL USA)
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    The Sins of the Father: Clifton Chronicles, Book 2 | Jeffrey Archer

    The Sins of the Father: Clifton Chronicles, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Jeffrey Archer
    • Narrated By Alex Jennings, Emilia Fox
    Overall
    (135)
    Performance
    (114)
    Story
    (113)

    The second book in Jeffrey Archer’s highly acclaimed The Clifton Chronicles, The Sins of the Father takes the reader on a breath-taking journey from the backstreets of Bristol to the boardrooms of Manhattan.The book opens in New York, 1939. Harry Clifton, under the new identity of Tom Bradshaw, finds himself arrested for first degree murder.

    First Sentence: My name is Harry Clifton

    This is the second installment in the Clifton Chronicles. As the first one, Only Time Will Tell, it is a true page-turner – if you can say that about ..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 08 2012 by Gitte (Copenhagen, Denmark)
  • 3
    Best Kept Secret: The Clifton Chronicles, Book 3 | Jeffrey Archer

    Best Kept Secret: The Clifton Chronicles, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Jeffrey Archer
    • Narrated By Alex Jennings
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Best Kept Secret opens a moment after the end of The Sins of the Father, with the resolution of the trial and the triumphant marriage of Harry Clifton and Elizabeth Barrington, finally uniting their family. Harry, now a best-selling novelist; Emma; their son, Sebastian; and orphaned Jessica make a new life for themselves, but all is not as happy and secure as it could be. Emma's brother, Giles, is engaged to a woman who may be more interested in Barrington's fortune and title than in a long and happy marriage.

    Running out of material?

    I love Archer's books. Thoroughly enjoyed the first two books in the Clifton Chronicles series....couldn't stop listening. But this one just didn't ..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 08 2013 by laall (MS, United States)
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    Best Kept Secret: Clifton Chronicles, Book 3 | Jeffrey Archer

    Best Kept Secret: Clifton Chronicles, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Jeffrey Archer
    • Narrated By Alex Jennings
    Overall
    (94)
    Performance
    (81)
    Story
    (83)

    1945. The vote in the House of Lords as to who should inherit the Barrington family fortune has ended in a tie. The Lord Chancellor’s deciding vote will cast a long shadow on the lives of Harry Clifton and Giles Barrington. Harry returns to America to promote his latest novel, while his beloved Emma goes in search of the little girl who was found abandoned in her father’s office on the night he was killed. When the General Election is called, Giles Barrington has to defend his seat

    Disappointing

    I enjoyed the first two books of the Clifton series but this one seemed forced and awkward. I found the characters unsympathetic, the plot unrealistic..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 08 2013 by Lyn (RostrevorAustralia)
  • 4
    Be Careful What You Wish For: Clifton Chronicles, Book 4 | Jeffrey Archer

    Be Careful What You Wish For: Clifton Chronicles, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Jeffrey Archer
    • Narrated By Alex Jennings
    Overall
    (79)
    Performance
    (76)
    Story
    (73)

    Be Careful What You Wish For opens with Harry Clifton and his wife, Emma, rushing to hospital to learn the fate of their son, Sebastian, who has been involved in a fatal car accident. But who died, Sebastian or his best friend Bruno?

    When Ross Buchanan is forced to resign as chairman of the Barrington Shipping Company, Emma Clifton wants to replace him. But Don Pedro Martinez intends to install his puppet, the egregious Major Alex Fisher, in order to destroy the Barrington family firm just as the company plans to build its new luxury liner, the MV Buckingham.

    OK - But not from the top shelf
    Reviewed on March 25 2014 by Martin (Los Angeles)
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    Be Careful What You Wish For: The Clifton Chronicles, Book 4 | Jeffrey Archer

    Be Careful What You Wish For: The Clifton Chronicles, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Jeffrey Archer
    • Narrated By Alex Jennings
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1464)
    Performance
    (1280)
    Story
    (1282)

    Be Careful What You Wish For opens with Harry Clifton and his wife Emma rushing to the hospital to learn the fate of their son, Sebastian, who has been involved in a fatal car accident. But who died, Sebastian or his best friend Bruno? When Ross Buchanan is forced to resign as chairman of the Barrington Shipping Company, Emma Clifton wants to replace him. But Don Pedro Martinez intends to install his puppet, the egregious Major Alex Fisher, in order to destroy the Barrington family firm just as the company plans to build its new luxury liner, the MV Buckingham.

    mediocre at best!

    very few...

    Reviewed on March 26 2014 by Ruth M. Penson (Los Angeles, CA United States)
  • 5
    Mightier than the Sword | Jeffrey Archer

    Mightier than the Sword

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Jeffrey Archer
    • Narrated By Alex Jennings
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    (1532)
    Performance
    (1348)
    Story
    (1333)

    Harry Clifton is more successful than ever as a novelist, and has just been elected president of PEN Britain. He learns of a writer in Russia whose memoir of life inside Stalin's palace has landed the writer in prison for life, his book taken off shelves and destroyed. Harry becomes obsessed with freeing the writer and telling his story. His wife Emma, meanwhile is the chair of Barringtons Shipping, having escaped a plot to destroy their company by bombing one of their luxury liners, and now the company is thriving.

    Narrator good. Book not so much

    I found this book to be very hard to get in to but I managed to start enjoying it. Then it ended rather abruptly in an unsatisfactory manner. Wasn't w..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 20 2015 by AugsMom ()
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    Mightier than the Sword: Clifton Chronicles, Book 5 | Jeffrey Archer

    Mightier than the Sword: Clifton Chronicles, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Jeffrey Archer
    • Narrated By Alex Jennings
    Overall
    (61)
    Performance
    (54)
    Story
    (53)

    When the bomb goes off, how many passengers on the Buckingham lose their lives? You will only find out if you read the opening chapter of Mightier than the Sword. When Harry visits his publisher in New York, he's told that he's been elected the new president of English PEN and immediately launches a campaign for the release of a fellow author, Anatoly Babakov, who's imprisoned in a Russian gulag in Siberia.

    cliftons

    the family saga .the shipping line. the bank. the grudge .plots

    Reviewed on August 22 2015 by Tracey (craigmore, Australia)
  • 6
    Cometh the Hour | Jeffrey Archer

    Cometh the Hour

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Jeffrey Archer
    • Narrated By Alex Jennings
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    (29)
    Story
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    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?

    Can't wait for the next book in the Clifton Cronicles

    Alex Jennings narration was superb, I throughly enjoyed the time I spent listening to him.

    Reviewed on August 11 2016 by Brenda ()
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    Cometh the Hour | Jeffrey Archer

    Cometh the Hour

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Jeffrey Archer
    • Narrated By Alex Jennings
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1359)
    Performance
    (1206)
    Story
    (1192)

    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.

    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..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 23 2016 by Daniel Mcafee (Texas USA)
  • 7

    This Was a Man: The Clifton Chronicles, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED
    • By Jeffrey Archer
    • Narrated By To Be Announced
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    This Was a Man opens with a shot being fired, but who pulled the trigger, and who lives, and who dies? In Whitehall, Giles Barrington discovers the truth about his wife, Karin, from the Cabinet Secretary. Is she a spy or a pawn in a larger game? Harry Clifton sets out to write his magnum opus while his wife, Emma, completes her 10 years as Chairman of the Bristol Royal Infirmary and receives an unexpected call from Margaret Thatcher offering her a job.

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    This Was a Man: The Final Volume of The Clifton Chronicles (Book 7)

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs)
    • By Jeffrey Archer
    • Narrated By Alex Jennings
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    This Was a Man opens with a shot being fired, but who pulled the trigger, and who lives and who dies? In Whitehall, Giles Barrington discovers the truth about his wife Karin from the Cabinet Secretary. Is she a spy or a pawn in a larger game? Harry Clifton sets out to write his magnum opus, while his wife Emma completes her 10 years as Chairman of the Bristol Royal Infirmary, and receives an unexpected call from Margaret Thatcher offering her a job.

    There are no reviews for this title yet.