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Kane & Abel for a new generation!!

They had only one thing in common - William Lowell Kane and Abel Rosnovski, one the son of a Boston millionaire, the other a penniless Polish immigrant. Two men born on the same day on opposite sides of the world, their paths were destined to cross in the ruthless struggle to build a fortune.

The marvellous story, spanning 60 years, of two powerful men linked by an all-consuming hatred, brought together by fate to save - and finally destroy - each other.

©2009 Jeffrey Archer; (P)2009 Macmillan Audio

Critic Reviews

"Archer has a gift for plot that can only be described as genius." (Daily Telegraph)

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  • LivingTheDream
  • 07-11-16

Unputdownable!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Kane and Abel?

Thoroughly enjoyed the contrast of the two lives early in the book. The contrast of one privileged individual and the other fighting tooth and nail just to survive.

What does Jason Culp bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

At first I didn't think I would get on with the reader but after only a few minutes I was immersed in the story and never gave it a second thought.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

This book made me want to achieve more in my own life which I think is an incredible feeling to put over in a story.

Any additional comments?

Trying to work through the BBC's top 100 books to read, this so far is up there among the top 10% for me. Far better than many other supposed 'classics'.

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  • "geordiemoozy"
  • 07-09-16

An easy to listen to classic

The plot is well known and full of unlikely coincidences but it rips along so you really don't mind. A very enjoyable listen

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  • vectisdodge
  • 03-28-16

brilliant

another Jeffrey Archer novel which I was unable to put down. A must listen to.

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  • Carrie
  • 12-05-15

love this book

i know it isn't fashionable to like jeffrey archer books but please try them - this was the first book i read when it was published and i bought it recently in audio form to revisit it - i was not disappointed with the audio version and it still makes for a great read/listen

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  • Kernowmaid
  • 12-05-15

Great second time around

Would you listen to Kane and Abel again? Why?

It was a great listen really enjoyed the story and would listen again in the future.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Kane and Abel?

The end when they realise all the emotions felt over the years was pointless. (Trying not to give away the storyline)

What about Jason Culp’s performance did you like?

Very good enjoyed his narration.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I did not laugh or cry but did feel an emotional connection to the characters.

Any additional comments?

I read this book when it was first published, really pleased I purchased and listened on Audible it was a great experience.

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  • Eve
  • 10-07-15

Fantastic

I have thoroughly enjoyed listening to this book, well read, captured my imagination.... Loved it....
Totally understand why it has been a success.

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  • barry holloway
  • 07-08-15

Great!

Archer at his best. Can't wait to listen to the sequel.
I think there are two??

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  • Tony
  • 06-02-15

A totally excellent book to listen to..

I was told that Kane & Abel was an excellent book but never got around to purchasing a copy to read..

Since obtaining a version this has been a most enjoyable story of two men from different backgrounds. Who ground out their differing life's & career's. In parts it is quite emotional reflecting on how life can take it's toll or even drive individuals to greater things...
An excellent listen that made my journeys to work & back ever more enjoyable... no doubt I will listen to it again or purchase a hard copy..

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  • Andrew
  • 05-15-15

Very good - thoroughly enjoyed

Very good - thoroughly enjoyed - the narrator was exceptional bar a few American mis-pronunciations. It's a long story so you need to pace yourself - hardly ever a dull moment and also quite inspiring.

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  • Mrs
  • 04-23-15

Exceptional

Absolutely loved it. Couldn't put it down. Excellent narration and storyline. Now for the next.