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Florentyna Kane inherited a vast hotel empire from her father, but his greatest gift to her was a love of America. She knew from childhood that it was a debt she would someday try to repay by running for the highest political office in the country. Along the path to power Florentyna finds fulfillment in love and family, but still she struggles with the burden of her duty and responsibility. Then, only a heartbeat away from her ultimate goal, she may lose everything in a mire of betrayal. Is the price of power higher than even Florentyna Kane can pay?
©1982 Jeffrey Archer (P)2004 Audio Renaissance, a division of Holtzbrinck Publishers, LLC and Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.

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"One of the top 10 storytellers in the world." (Los Angeles Times)

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  • Rebecca
  • Manchaca, TX, United States
  • 12-12-11

Oops - Abridged

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

I read this book many years ago and got hooked on Archer's story telling. This is one of Archer's best works but this abridgement took way took much out. The relationship to Edward and her arch rival (Ralph Brooks) were too edited to get the true story.

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  • Pats33
  • Boston, MA United States
  • 12-31-16

Disappointing

This book was not as captivating as Kane & Abel. Seemed to have very little action and was rather predictable. The narrator was terrible, too. I don't think she read Kane and Abel because the way she portrayed the characters were way off.

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  • Autumn
  • Marina, CA, United States
  • 06-05-13

Abridged Recap

I was disappointed in this. Too much recap from the previous book. I was more interested in the future than finding out what happens in the character's past. The author dwells at length on her backstory and given there is only 3 hours to go here, I was quite bored.

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Prodical Daughter

Enjoy the way Mr. Archer develops his stories. Moving story about a woman and the trials they go through.

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