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A Dangerous Fortune Audiobook

A Dangerous Fortune

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Publisher's Summary

In 1866 tragedy strikes at the exclusive Windfield School when a mysterious accident takes the life of a student. Among the student's circle of friends are Hugh Pilaster; Hugh's older cousin Edward, dissolute heir to the Pilaster banking fortune; and Micky Miranda, the handsome son of a brutal South American oligarchy. The death and its aftermath begin the spiraling circle of treachery that will span three decades and entwine many lives.

From the exclusive men's clubs that cater to every dark desire of England's upper classes to the luxurious ballrooms of the manipulators of the world's wealth, Follett conjures up a stunning panorama of intrigue. A Dangerous Fortune brings us characters swept toward a perilous climax in which greed, fed by the shocking truth of a young man's death, must be stopped - or the dreams of a nation will die.

©1993 Ken Follett; (P)1994 Brilliance Audio

What the Critics Say

"Breathlessly plotted...relentlessly suspenseful." (The New York Times)
"Ken Follett is a matchless storyteller, and this story is tailor-made for audio....With Follett teamed up with Page, you can't stop listening." (AudioFile)

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    E. W. Sawyer Connecticut 03-01-15
    E. W. Sawyer Connecticut 03-01-15 Member Since 2017
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    "Absorbing rags to riches to rags"

    I could not stand arriving home and having to turn this off! The villains are so delicious, the hero so flawed, and the writing so good, that it was just great fun. Lots of murder and ruin among a family that preys upon itself and the general public. The performance was fantastic. The variation among voices, the way the narrator captured the accents and the different women, was superb.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Nadine Chacon PICO RIVERA, CA, US 02-24-15
    Nadine Chacon PICO RIVERA, CA, US 02-24-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Loved it"

    I want sure at first of I'd like it. It took me a few "pages" to get into it but then I loved it. Couldn't wait to get back to it. The characters are vivid and I really cared about them. The story is interesting and moves along very well. I like period pieces anyway but this book made me want to time travel to London in the 1870's! It was well read too, pleasant voice and easy to tell the characters apart.

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    Betty Bird 02-20-15
    Betty Bird 02-20-15
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    "Follett saga"

    I really love Ken Follett authored books. The sagas that move through the generations of families and storylines keep me throughly entertained.

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    Sheri D 02-13-15
    Sheri D 02-13-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Those seeking to maintain always lose"

    Well read book of the 1800's about greed, religious and society hiarchy. Shows those that have will lose and those without can win, with integrity and honesty.

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    diana 01-27-15
    diana 01-27-15
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    "What a ride!"

    Sometimes books are slow to start, from the reader, writer, or both. That was this one to me. But don't give up! This story has the evilest of evil characters, and is worthy of a Prime Time Soap! You won't be disappointed. The voices are fantastic, too.

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    Nelly 01-26-15
    Nelly 01-26-15
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    "Most enjoyable"

    Thoroughly enjoyed listening to my first audible book. I listened about one hour each night while doing my work out.

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    LBS 01-24-15
    LBS 01-24-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Worth every second of this long-ass read!!"

    Storytelling at its best. Engrossing, heartbreaking and triumphant. Amazing reader and "didn't want to put it down" story with an abundance of historical references.

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    Tomer AMSTERDAM, Netherlands 10-25-14
    Tomer AMSTERDAM, Netherlands 10-25-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Fascinating story, almost until the end..."

    Great read telling the story of the bankers class of London at the turn of the 20th century. Fascinating and surprising story almost until the end (it seems like Follett couldn't think of a good ending to the story, it comes to a "bad movie" ending....).
    All in all - worth the read, but don't be disappointed of the ending.

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    Jerry 10-12-14
    Jerry 10-12-14 Member Since 2007
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    "A Disappointing Follett"
    What would have made A Dangerous Fortune better?

    Story was uninteresting and tedious


    Has A Dangerous Fortune turned you off from other books in this genre?

    May well have


    Would you be willing to try another one of Michael Page’s performances?

    Yes


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from A Dangerous Fortune?

    I didn't get far enough to be able to answer this question


    Any additional comments?

    Was a bad choice.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Joy 09-26-14
    Joy 09-26-14
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    "Great Short read"
    Would you listen to A Dangerous Fortune again? Why?

    I don't usually listen to any book twice but did get my mom to read and she enjoyed it as well


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