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Publisher's Summary

In Hartford, Connecticut, in the late 1940's a set of twins is parted at birth - not by accident. Nat Cartwright goes home with his parents, a school teacher and an insurance salesman, while his twin brother begins his days as Fletcher Davenport, son of a multi-millionaire and his society wife.

During the 1950s and 1960s, the two brothers grow up apart, following similar paths that take them in different directions. Nat leaves college to serve in Vietnam, then finishes school, earns his MBS, and becomes a successful currency dealer. Fletcher, meanwhile, graduates from Yale with a bachelor's and a law degree, going on to distinguish himself as a criminal defense lawyer before becoming a senator.

At various times in their lives, both men are confronted with challenges and obstacles, tragedy and betrayal, loss and hardship, before they both decide to run for governor, unaware they are brothers...

©2003 Jeffrey Archer; (P)2002 Audio Renaissance, a division of Holtzbrink Publishers, LLC.

Critic Reviews

"A master at mixing power, politics, and profit into fiction." (Entertainment Weekly)
"Cunning plots, silken style... Archer plays a cat-and-mouse game with the reader." (The New York Times)

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annoying music. wastes time

annoying overly loud music through out the book. wastes a lot of time. . .

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Not my favorite J. Archer

I have read and listen to a handful of Jeffrey Archer's books, this one was entertaining but my least favorite yet.

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Simple.

It was an interesting storyline but did not deliver in cleverness. I really like JA earlier books but found this one too simple.

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Jeffrey Archer is a brilliant writer!

What did you love best about Sons of Fortune?

This book holds a lot of twists and turns and even though you know where it is going, you are always surprised at the way Mr. Archer presents the story. He is an exceptional writer and I am slowly going through ever single one of his books.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Sons of Fortune?

When Fletcher and Nat finally find out they are brothers.

What does Paul Michael bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

He keeps you engaged.

Who was the most memorable character of Sons of Fortune and why?

Two: Fletcher and Nat and what they accomplish in their lives.

Any additional comments?

Highly recommend this author. You won't be sorry!

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  • john
  • Brighton, MI, United States
  • 03-04-13

Another great one from Jeffery Archer

Would you listen to Sons of Fortune again? Why?

Maybe. Once you know the ending it takes away some of the mystery. You do get caught up in the characters though and that is enjoyable.

Have you listened to any of Paul Michael’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No

Any additional comments?

Good read and reader

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  • Gennaro
  • Islip, NY, United States
  • 06-15-11

Sons of Fortune

Tripe and very predictable. I'm surprised that this is a Jeffrey Archer novel since I enjoyed the other 3 I've read.

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sons of fourtune

the unabridged version is by far the better deal and exposes the true story line. a great book!

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  • William
  • Wisconsin Rapids, WI, United States
  • 09-29-09

A fun read...

I looked forward to a drive or a walk while listening to this book. Not great literature, but a fun read.

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Soap Opera

What a total disappointment. I wouldn't be surprised if Jeffery Archer didn't have Danielle Steele assist him in this project. I expected espionage, action, and adventure and received a soap opera. I don't know if I was more annoyed that the book was below par or that I wasted my time finishing it.

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Sons of Fortune (Unabridged)

Great story and great narrator.