Charlie Trumper's earliest memory is of hearing his grandfather's sales patter from behind his costermonger's barrow. When Grandpa Charlie dies, he wants nothing more than to follow in his footsteps. His ambition is to own a shop that will sell everything: "The Biggest Barrow in the World". Charlie's progress from the streets of Whitechapel to the elegance of Chelsea Terrace is an epic journey through the triumphs and disasters of the century.
Oh, if only these beautiful books by Jeffrey Archer wasn't abridged!! I love reading and listening to his books, especially since the narrators usually do a good job. But I have read the original book (fantastic!!) and these abridged ones just NEVER have the same impact. Please, please, please find the unabridged audiobooks for us Archer-fans! "Kane and Abel" is just about the best book I have ever read, and listening to the unabridged version of the book is a treat no story-lover should miss. "As the crow flies" would be so much more captivating if the WHOLE story was there, and not just the highlights!
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A storm struck on the night Laura Shane was born, and there was a strangeness about the weather that people would remember for years. But even more mysterious was the blond-haired stranger who appeared out of nowhere - the man who saved Laura from a fatal delivery. Years later - after another bolt of lightning - the stranger returned.
This is one of my all-time favorite Koontz-books, which I have read countless times. It was a treat to finally listen to it as well. But it's a pity that other fantastic Koontz titles like "The door to December" and "Watchers" aren't available at Audible.
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Charles Paris' old friend Mark, who runs a recording studio in Bath where Charles is making a talking book, has a drinking problem that amounts to a death wish. But it's not the drink that kills Mark, it's somebody in the cast of Charles' play who has a dirty little secret that Mark must not be allowed to reveal...
Simon Brett is one of my favorites and I especially love his Charles Paris books. Unfortunately, this narrator didn't make a good job of reading the book. Simon Brett should really read all his own books, because then they are wonderfully entertaining and enjoyable, making the listener laugh out loud in some places.
It's the third death on Cheltenham Gold Cup Day that really troubles Sid Halley. He knows the perils of racing all too well, but in his day, jockeys didn't reach the finishing line with three .38 rounds in the chest.
I'm a huge Dick Francis fan and this book is excellent. I only wish I can get all of his books on audio.
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