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Sons of Fortune Audiobook

Sons of Fortune

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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.

What the Critics Say

"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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    Kerry Simi Valley, CA, USA 08-26-03
    Kerry Simi Valley, CA, USA 08-26-03 Member Since 2002
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    "Sons of Fortune (Unabridged)"

    Lot's of twists, but not suprising twists. The end was a thought process, and I didn't even want to think.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 06-30-03 Member Since 2003
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    "A decent story but..."

    The story is entertaining and lively, but without the big suspense and twists of other Archer books I've read. After 14 - 15 hours of listening, the story just abruptly ended. It seemed as though we were just in the middle of the story. The characters are a little too idyllic to be totally real...

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Simone 02-18-16
    Simone 02-18-16 Member Since 2016

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    "The Archer-Formula delivers yet again"

    I like Jeffrey Archer books in general because I always know what to expect. Read one, read ‘em all!

    Sure some are better than others, but overall they follow a very dependable (predictable) formula so you pretty much know right from the start what you’re in for – therefore as long as you’re in the right mood you’ll rarely be disappointed.

    Don’t expect anything really new or ground breaking here, this book conformed comfortably to the mold created by past novels and delivered well on all my expectations.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Sherrill Clemson, SC, United States 02-04-05
    Sherrill Clemson, SC, United States 02-04-05 Member Since 2000
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    "A bit too much, or maybe too little"

    I'm a little embarrased to admit I listened to the whole thing. If you like soaps, you might really like this fluff. The most interesting thing was thinking up the most outrageous, over-the-top coincidence that might come next and then listening to the author have the nerve to bring it to the reader. At the end, I honestly thought there must be another chapter coming to bring a bit of reality to the story, but no it just ended. Maybe that is actually the best thing about the book, i.e. it ended. I kept with it to the end only because I was hoping Archer would find a way to redeem himself. Oh well, of the many books I've listened to, this one ranks very near the bottom. Look elsewhere, there are many great ones out there.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Paul Duncan Easton, PA, USA 01-29-04
    Paul Duncan Easton, PA, USA 01-29-04 Member Since 2012
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    "Watching paint dry would be more interesting"

    What a ridiculously insipid fluff-piece. I could not care less about the vapid characters or their bland lives. I kept on listening, hoping something interesting might happen, but it never did. Don't waste your money. Really. No person of any intelligence will be able to stomach this one.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Lynda Tallahassee, FL, United States 06-22-03
    Lynda Tallahassee, FL, United States 06-22-03 Member Since 2006
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    "Sons of Fortune"

    There is practically no suspense concerning the seperated twins. Almost noone seems to notice that they even look alike. The boy's stories are interesting none-the-less.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    D. Defranco San Francisco, CA 05-23-17
    D. Defranco San Francisco, CA 05-23-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Narrator was boring"

    Story came across less interesting because the narrator had a very monotone voice. They're all so many similarities in this story has another Jeffrey Archer books, now making me worried that Jeffrey Archer is a one-trick pony

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    Michael Claremont Meadows, Australia 05-01-17
    Michael Claremont Meadows, Australia 05-01-17 Member Since 2012
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    "Bit predictable"

    Many ideas rehashed from the Clifton Chronicles
    Still enjoyable but not as gripping as Kane & Abel.

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    Silke 03-17-17
    Silke 03-17-17 Member Since 2011
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    "Awesome.😊"

    such a good story and great performance of the reader. keeps your attention. can only recommend

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    marina lerner 03-01-17 Member Since 2015
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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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