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Publisher's Summary

The second book in Jeffrey Archer’s highly acclaimedThe Clifton Chronicles, The Sins of the Fathertakes the reader on a breath-taking journey from the backstreets of Bristol to the boardrooms of Manhattan.

The book opens in New York, 1939. Harry Clifton, under the new identity of Tom Bradshaw, finds himself arrested for first degree murder. When Sefton Jelks, a top Manhattan lawyer, offers his services for nothing, penniless Harry has little choice but to accept his advice.

After Harry is tried, found guilty and sentenced, Jelks mysteriously disappears, and the only way for him to prove his innocence is to reveal his true identity – something that he has sworn never to do in order to protect the woman he loves.

Meanwhile Emma Barrington, the young woman in question, travels to New York. She has left their son behind in England, having decided she’ll do whatever it takes to find the man she had hoped to marry – unwilling to believe that he died at sea. The only proof she has is a letter - a letter that has remained unopened and unread on a mantelpiece in Bristol for over a year, but the hand is unmistakeable.

In Jeffrey Archer’s epic novel, family loyalties are stretched to their very limits as secrets continue to unravel.

©2012 Jeffrey Archer (P)2012 Macmillan Audio

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  • 05-19-17

another great story

Where does The Sins of the Father: Clifton Chronicles, Book 2 rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

the story kept me intrigued - i couldn't stop listening

Who was your favorite character and why?

Emma Barrington - just enjoyed her part more (plus she has a larger part in this book than the previous

What does Alex Jennings and Emilia Fox bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

depth of the characters - both excellent narrators

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  • jl
  • 05-05-17

struggling

struggling with it
so unrealistic that could not relate to the characters or the story.

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  • Gbenga
  • 05-01-17

Awesome story

I loved it, became mesmerised. Honour to whom it is due; honours to Jeffrey Archer.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-30-17

keeps you wanting more

can't wait for the next one. so engrossed by the characters. how and why this has not been made into a TV drama I have no idea

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  • MISS A MURTON
  • 04-22-17

Recycled characters and plots

Until now I have been a fan of Archer but this series has killed any appreciation I once had. The Clifton Chronicles represents an amalgamation of all characters and dominant plot lines in his older books, delivered without the same impact. He even recycles the names of characters, along with previously deployed histories. The narration is good, the only redeeming feature. If you've read the rest of his works, there is no need to bother with this set.

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  • marina constantinou
  • 03-28-17

Brilliant with lots of twists and turn.

A roller coaster ride. The story just keeps you gripped. Can't wait to start book 3.

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  • mitchell bell
  • 03-27-17

Another Good One

Story kept me interested, narrated well, enjoyed characters. Feel the story moves fast, almosy on a TV level but I do look forward to next one

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  • Janine
  • 03-06-17

can't wait to read the next one!

So many twists and turns of fate. Easy listening and I was able to pick up in short bursts on the morning dog walk without any loss of plot. Downloading the next book now.

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  • pooja sajnani
  • 02-28-17

great book

this is my audio first book so I don't know what I should compare the book to. however on it's own I think the book was eloquent and a pleasure to read like all Jeffrey Archer books. the audio seemed perfect and gentle while mimicking the right emphasis and tones throughout.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-18-17

Great

Brilliant, addictive can't wait to listen to the next one. Well read and very enjoyable.