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Publisher's Summary

On the heels of the international best seller Only Time Will Tell, Jeffrey Archer picks up the sweeping story of the Clifton Chronicles….

Only days before Britain declares war on Germany, Harry Clifton, hoping to escape the consequences of long-buried family secrets, and forced to accept that his desire to marry Emma Barrington will never be fulfilled, has joined the Merchant Navy. But his ship is sunk in the Atlantic by a German Uboat, drowning almost the entire crew. An American cruise liner, the SS Kansas Star, rescues a handful of sailors, among them Harry and the third officer, an American named Tom Bradshaw. When Bradshaw dies in the night, Harry seizes on the chance to escape his tangled past and assumes his identity.

But on landing in America, he quickly learns the mistake he has made, when he discovers what is awaiting Bradshaw in New York. Without any way of proving his true identity, Harry Clifton is now chained to a past that could be far worse than the one he had hoped to escape.

©2012 Jeffrey Archer (P)2012 Macmillan Audio

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  • Nancy
  • Kapaa, HI, USA
  • 08-01-12

GREAT LISTEN!!

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Can't wait for the next book in the series to come out! Very well woven plots!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Janice
  • United States
  • 07-30-12

"Sins of the Father" makes me want more

I'd been waiting for this book, a sequel to "Only Time Will Tell", and I was not disappointed. The readers do a great job of voicing the characters and Archer's plot is suitably complex and engaging. I had many "driveway" moments where I did not want to turn off the car but wanted to hear what happened next. While this is not Jeffrey Archer's best work, and many of the plot points are similar to previous books, he stills knows how to tell a good story.

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  • DIANE
  • Thornhill,, Ontario, Canada
  • 07-19-12

Intrigue at its best

What made the experience of listening to The Sins of the Father the most enjoyable?

The narrator was outstanding. The story was engaging. Not sure how I'm supposed to wait until the next book comes out!

What about Alex Jennings and Emilia Fox ’s performance did you like?

Both voices were outstanding. Emilia's voice was soft and delicate... enjoyable to listen to.<br/>Alex's voice was deep and intense.

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

Yes, I was ecstatic when Hugo Barrington died! What a creep.

Any additional comments?

This is a great series so far. Really looking forward to the next book to find out what happens to Emma and Harry.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Good for the second of three books

No its not as good as the first book but for the second of of three books not bad at all a bit much on some things seems to be more about fixing the story lines for the big finish in the third book than moving the story truly forward that said well worth the listen.

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Confusing, disjointed, and disappointing

I loved the prequel to this book and anxiously awaited the follow up. I was very disappointed. Although Archer is an excellent author, I felt this was another one of those "contracted to write a second book so I have to" kind of things. I often found myself wondering if I had missed something. The gaps in the story and the poor character development made me feel like I was reading an abridged book. Too much time elapsed between "check ins' with characters and it felt disjointed. This book could have been so much better and a lot longer. I felt like Archer was rushing. Very disappointed.

5 of 7 people found this review helpful

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  • Mohi
  • fort lauderdale, FL, United States
  • 05-22-12

eagerly anticipating number 3

my only regret was that i couldn't download the 3rd installment before I'd finished the 2nd. I shall patiently await part 3.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Jeffrey Archer is an incredible storyteller!

As with the previous book, he grabs you right away. You can't wait for the next book to be published so you can continue reading the story. Wonderful!

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  • Lisa
  • Laguna Beach, Ca, United States
  • 05-13-12

Enjoyed 2nd in trilogy

I thoroughly enjoy Jeffery Archer and am enjoying this new trilogy and can't wait for the third! This one again, left me hanging.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Don't bother...it's the story that never ends.

What would have made The Sins of the Father better?

If book 3 of this so called trilogy actually had an ending. Ridiculous. Save your money but more importantly your time!

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Anger. No ENDING to the 3 boom series.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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It turned into more of a soap opera

Was The Sins of the Father worth the listening time?

No. I stopped at the second book in the series and wish I hadn't invested the time in the first place. A coming of age became a soap opera and just didn't hold my interest. The reading performance was superb, but couldn't fix the fact that I was in the wrong genre.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful