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Best Kept Secret Audiobook

Best Kept Secret: The Clifton Chronicles, Book 3

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New York Times best seller Jeffrey Archer continues his beloved Clifton Chronicle series as Harry and Emma finally begin building a happy life - but a dangerous family enemy is about to resurface....

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. And Sebastian, though he is bright, isn't quite the hard worker that his father was at school, and finds a hard time resisting the temptations that his somewhat unsavory friends provide.

It all comes to a head when a new villain is uncovered, a face from the past with grudges against both Harry and Giles - Fisher, who tortured Harry at school and later took credit for Giles' heroics during the war. Fisher teams up with Giles' now ex-wife to wreak havoc on Giles' latest election as well as meddle with affairs inside Barringtons, while Harry and Emma must deal with a new scheme that Sebastian has unwittingly fallen into with a supposed friend. The drama continues for Harry Clifton and his family, bringing this mesmerizing saga into the 1960s.

©2013 Jeffrey Archer (P)2013 Macmillan Audio

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    Joseph 03-28-17
    Joseph 03-28-17 Member Since 2016
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    "It's not too bad."

    There have been some bad reviews about this book. I found it to be in line with Mr. Archer's others in the series and the performance was just as good. Remember, this is part of a series and there needs to be a build up for the story line. Trust me if you like the Clifton Chronicles this is a must.

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    Miss Irene Portland OR 03-24-17
    Miss Irene Portland OR 03-24-17 Member Since 2016

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    "Amazing!"

    Alex Jennings is a gifted narrator. I'm enjoying this series for the richness of the stories, but Jennings adds a priceless touch to the experience.

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    startup_eng1 Tavares, Florida United States 03-23-17
    startup_eng1 Tavares, Florida United States 03-23-17
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    "Another great book in the Clifton Chronicles"

    Some reviewers complain when an author creates situations at the end of books that force you into continuing on in the series. With the Clifton Chronicles the author was quite clear that he intended to write at least five books covering the saga of Harry Clifton and family.
    The author is an excellent story teller who creates an endless supply of situations that are both plausible and entertaining. You just can't put these books down or if you are listening to the audio version, you just can't bring yourself to hit the stop button.
    Now, I'll ask "How many of you have reached the end of a great book and we're sad that it ended?" Well, if you said yes, I have great news. Get the Clifton Chronicles series. Think of the series as one very large book. You don't have to be sad about finishing one of the books as you know there is more to be enjoyed in the next book to follow.
    Of course, with that said, I have yet to finish the series. I might be sad when I finish the last book, but I will have certainly enjoyed the ride. I hope you do too. I highly recommend this book and the series.

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    rewilkins 03-07-17
    rewilkins 03-07-17
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    "No way will I continue with the Clifton's"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Yes the ending. I WILL NOT PLAY THE GAME OF "Buy the next book and see if the train runs over Penelope"


    Would you ever listen to anything by Jeffrey Archer again?

    Love him as a writer, but will not read his series books. I should have read the reviews


    Which character – as performed by Alex Jennings – was your favorite?

    The son


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    RThompson Erie, PA, US 02-19-17
    RThompson Erie, PA, US 02-19-17 Member Since 2015
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    "A real cliffhanger!"

    I'm going to HAVE to buy the next book. What an author! He has me constantly on the edge of my seat!

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    Susan 02-08-17
    Susan 02-08-17
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    "Not exactly fond of the endings in this series"

    You HAVE to get the next book...which is both good and a pain. Right now I'm out of credits...have to wait two days.

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    Kay SD 02-01-17
    Kay SD 02-01-17 Member Since 2015
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    "The Series you can't put down...."

    This is a series of stories where you hang on every word, waiting for characters to return, crying with others and occasionally laugh at the British humor that carried them through some of the worlds most difficult times.

    The characters are rich, the storylines compelling. You will want to rush to the next chronicle.

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    Jill 01-31-17
    Jill 01-31-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Love the Clifton Chronicles!"

    Narrator is excellent, found the story gripping and am anxious to move on to the next book!

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    citydweller 01-25-17
    citydweller 01-25-17
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    "Love this series!"

    Very interesting and well written! I enjoyed all the books in this series. Wish there were more!

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    TMAG 01-23-17
    TMAG 01-23-17
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    "Road trip"

    Road trip stories beats road trip boredome. Keeps you going while driving without annoying commercials.

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