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The Sins of the Father

60 ratings

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

Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
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Kane and Abel

52 ratings

Summary

William Lowell Kane and Abel Rosnovski, one the son of a Boston millionaire, the other a penniless polish immigrant-born on the same day near the turn of the century on opposite sides of the world - are brought together by fate and the quest of a dream. Two men - ambitious, powerful, ruthless - are locked in a relentless struggle to build an empire, fueled by their all-consuming hatred. Over 60 years and three generations, through war, marriage, fortune, and disaster, Kane and Abel battle for the success and triumph that only one man can have...

©1979, 2009 Jeffrey Archer (P)2009 Macmillan Audio

Length: 19 hrs and 27 mins
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This Was a Man

50 ratings

Summary

This Was a Man opens with a shot being fired, but who pulled the trigger, and who lives and who dies? In Whitehall, Giles Barrington discovers the truth about his wife, Karin, from the cabinet secretary. Is she a spy or a pawn in a larger game? Harry Clifton sets out to write his magnum opus while his wife, Emma, completes her 10 years as chairman of the Bristol Royal Infirmary and receives an unexpected call from Margaret Thatcher offering her a job. Sebastian Clifton becomes chairman of Farthings Kaufman bank, but only after Hakim Bishara has to resign for personal reasons. Sebastian and Samantha's talented daughter, Jessica, is expelled from the Slade School of Fine Art, but her aunt Grace comes to her rescue. Meanwhile, Lady Virginia is about to flee the country to avoid her creditors when the Duchess of Hertford dies, and she sees another opportunity to clear her debts and finally trump the Cliftons and Barringtons. In a devastating twist, tragedy engulfs the Clifton family when one of them receives a shocking diagnosis that will throw all their lives into turmoil. This Was a Man is the captivating final installment of the Clifton Chronicles, a seven-part series that has topped best-seller lists around the world and enhanced Jeffrey Archer's reputation as a master storyteller. Longtime series narrator Alex Jennings returns for Archer's final installment of the Clifton Chronicles. On Be Careful What You Wish For, AudioFile says, "Alex Jennings's skillful narration deftly unveils the large cast of characters as they maneuver through the nonstop action...Jennings connects with each character for a satisfying, enjoyable listen."

©2016 Jeffrey Archer (P)2016 Macmillan Audio

Length: 12 hrs and 47 mins
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Only Time Will Tell

50 ratings

Summary

From the internationally best-selling author of Kane and Abel and A Prisoner of Birth comes Only Time Will Tell, the first in an ambitious new series that tells the story of one family across generations, across oceans, from heartbreak to triumph. The epic tale of Harry Clifton's life begins in 1920, with the words "I was told that my father was killed in the war." A dock worker in Bristol, Harry never knew his father, but he learns about life on the docks from his uncle, who expects Harry to join him at the shipyard once he's left school. But then an unexpected gift wins him a scholarship to an exclusive boys' school, and his life will never be the same again. As he enters into adulthood, Harry finally learns how his father really died, but the awful truth only leads him to question, was he even his father? Is he the son of Arthur Clifton, a stevedore who spent his whole life on the docks, or the firstborn son of a scion of West Country society, whose family owns a shipping line? This introductory novel in Archer's ambitious series The Clifton Chronicles includes a cast of colorful characters and takes us from the ravages of the Great War to the outbreak of the Second World War, when Harry must decide whether to take up a place at Oxford or join the navy and go to war with Hitler's Germany.  From the docks of working-class England to the bustling streets of 1940 New York City, Only Time Will Tell takes listeners on a journey through to future volumes, which will bring to life 100 years of recent history to reveal a family story that neither the listener nor Harry Clifton himself could ever have imagined. 

©2011 Jeffrey Archer (P)2011 Macmillan Audio

Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins
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Heads You Win

49 ratings

Summary

This program is read by acclaimed English actor Richard Armitage.  Leningrad, Russia, 1968.  From an early age, it is clear that Alexander Karpenko is destined to lead his countrymen. But when his father is assassinated by the KGB for defying the state, Alexander and his mother will have to escape Russia if they hope to survive. At the docks, they have an irreversible choice: board a container ship bound for America or one bound for Great Britain. Alexander leaves the choice to a toss of a coin.... In a single moment, a double twist decides Alexander’s future. During an epic tale, spanning two continents and 30 years, we follow Alexander through triumph and defeat as he sets out on parallel lives as Alex in New York and Sasha in London. As this unique story unfolds, both come to realize that to find their destiny, they must face the past they left behind as Alexander in Russia.  With a final twist that will shock even his most ardent fans, this is international number one best seller Jeffrey Archer’s most ambitious and creative work since Kane and Abel.  

©2018 Jeffrey Archer (P)2018 Macmillan Audio

Length: 15 hrs and 55 mins
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Nothing Ventured

45 ratings

Summary

This is not a detective story, this is a story about the making of a detective.... William Warwick has always wanted to be a detective and decides, much to his father’s dismay, that rather than become a lawyer like his father, Sir Julian Warwick QC, and his sister, Grace, he will join London’s Metropolitan Police Force. After graduating from university, William begins a career that will define his life: from his early months on the beat under the watchful eye of his first mentor, Constable Fred Yates, to his first high-stakes case as a fledgling detective in Scotland Yard’s arts and antiquities squad. Investigating the theft of a priceless Rembrandt painting from the Fitzmolean Museum, he meets Beth Rainsford, a research assistant at the gallery who he falls hopelessly in love with, even as Beth guards a secret of her own that she’s terrified will come to light. While William follows the trail of the missing masterpiece, he comes up against suave art collector Miles Faulkner and his brilliant lawyer, Booth Watson QC, who are willing to bend the law to breaking point to stay one step ahead of William. Meanwhile, Miles Faulkner’s wife, Christina, befriends William, but whose side is she really on? Nothing Ventured heralds the start of a brand new series in the style of Jeffrey Archer’s number one New York Times best-selling Clifton Chronicles: telling the story of the life of William Warwick - as a family man and a detective who will battle throughout his career against a powerful criminal nemesis. Through twists, triumph, and tragedy, this series will reveal that William Warwick is destined to become one of Jeffrey Archer’s most enduring legacies.

©2019 Jeffrey Archer (P)2019 Macmillan Digital Audio

Narrator: George Blagden
Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
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Be Careful What You Wish For

32 ratings

Summary

Be Careful What You Wish For opens with Harry Clifton and his wife Emma rushing to the hospital to learn the fate of their son, Sebastian, who has been involved in a fatal car accident. But who died, Sebastian or his best friend Bruno? When Ross Buchanan is forced to resign as chairman of the Barrington Shipping Company, Emma Clifton wants to replace him. But Don Pedro Martinez intends to install his puppet, the egregious Major Alex Fisher, in order to destroy the Barrington family firm just as the company plans to build its new luxury liner, the MV Buckingham. Back in London, Harry and Emma's adopted daughter wins a scholarship to the Slade Academy of Art where she falls in love with a fellow student, Clive Bingham, who asks her to marry him. Both families are delighted - until Priscilla Bingham, Jessica's future mother-in-law, has a visit from an old friend, Lady Virginia Fenwick, who drops her particular brand of poison into the wedding chalice. Then, without warning, Cedric Hardcastle, a bluff Yorkshireman who no one has come across before, takes his place on the board of Barringtons. This causes an upheaval that none of them could have anticipated and will change the lives of every member of the Clifton and Barrington families. Hardcastle's first decision is who to support to become the next chairman of the board: Emma Clifton or Major Alex Fisher? And with that decision, the story takes yet another twist that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

©2014 Jeffrey Archer (P)2014 Macmillan Audio

Narrator: Alex Jennings
Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
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Best Kept Secret

32 ratings

Summary

New York Times best seller Jeffrey Archer continues his beloved Clifton Chronicle series as Harry and Emma finally begin building a happy life - but a dangerous family enemy is about to resurface.... Best Kept Secret opens a moment after the end of The Sins of the Father, with the resolution of the trial and the triumphant marriage of Harry Clifton and Elizabeth Barrington, finally uniting their family. Harry, now a best-selling novelist; Emma; their son, Sebastian; and orphaned Jessica make a new life for themselves, but all is not as happy and secure as it could be. Emma's brother, Giles, is engaged to a woman who may be more interested in Barrington's fortune and title than in a long and happy marriage. And Sebastian, though he is bright, isn't quite the hard worker that his father was at school, and finds a hard time resisting the temptations that his somewhat unsavory friends provide. It all comes to a head when a new villain is uncovered, a face from the past with grudges against both Harry and Giles - Fisher, who tortured Harry at school and later took credit for Giles' heroics during the war. Fisher teams up with Giles' now ex-wife to wreak havoc on Giles' latest election as well as meddle with affairs inside Barringtons, while Harry and Emma must deal with a new scheme that Sebastian has unwittingly fallen into with a supposed friend. The drama continues for Harry Clifton and his family, bringing this mesmerizing saga into the 1960s.

©2013 Jeffrey Archer (P)2013 Macmillan Audio

Narrator: Alex Jennings
Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
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Mightier than the Sword

29 ratings

Summary

Jeffrey Archer's sweeping tale of the Clifton family advances to the late 1960s. Harry Clifton is more successful than ever as a novelist, and has just been elected president of PEN Britain. He learns of a writer in Russia whose memoir of life inside Stalin's palace has landed the writer in prison for life, his book taken off shelves and destroyed. Harry becomes obsessed with freeing the writer and telling his story. His wife Emma, meanwhile is the chair of Barringtons Shipping, having escaped a plot to destroy their company by bombing one of their luxury liners, and now the company is thriving. But old villains remain determined in their efforts to bring down both Emma and her family. From Major Alex Fisher to his friend and ally Mrs. Virginia Fenwick, Emma will have to use every tool she has to save them. Their son Sebastian's banking career means everything to him, but is he willing to give up Samantha, the love of his life, in pursuit of his success? Once again, in the hands of our age's most masterful storyteller, the lives of the Clifton family will have listeners mesmerized.

©2015 Jeffrey Archer (P)2014 Macmillan Audio

Narrator: Alex Jennings
Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
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Cometh the Hour

28 ratings

Summary

Cometh the Hour opens with the reading of a suicide note, which has devastating consequences for Harry and Emma Clifton, Giles Barrington, and Lady Virginia. Giles must decide if he should withdraw from politics and try to rescue Karin, the woman he loves, from behind the Iron Curtain. But is Karin truly in love with him, or is she a spy? Lady Virginia is facing bankruptcy and can see no way out of her financial problems until she is introduced to the hapless Cyrus T. Grant III from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, who's in England to see his horse run at Royal Ascot. Sebastian Clifton is now the chief executive of Farthings Bank and a workaholic whose personal life is thrown into disarray when he falls for Nadira, a beautiful Indian girl. But her parents have already chosen the man she is going to marry. Meanwhile, Sebastian's rivals, Adrian Sloane and Desmond Mellor, are still plotting to bring him and his chairman, Hakim Bishara, down, so they can take over Farthings. Harry Clifton remains determined to get Anatoly Babakov released from a gulag in Siberia following the international success of his acclaimed book, Uncle Joe. But then something unexpected happens that none of them could have anticipated. Cometh the Hour is the penultimate book in the Clifton Chronicles and, like the five previous novels - all of which hit the New York Times best-seller list - showcases Jeffrey Archer's extraordinary storytelling with his trademark twists.

©2016 Jeffrey Archer (P)2016 Pan Macmillan

Narrator: Alex Jennings
Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
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The Prodigal Daughter

18 ratings

Summary

Master storyteller Jeffrey Archer keeps listeners hooked with The Prodigal Daughter. With a will of steel, Polish immigrant Florentyna Rosnovski is indeed Abel's daughter. She shares with her father a love of America, his ideals, and his dream for the future. But she wants more to be the first female president. Golden boy Richard Kane was born into a life of luxury. The scion of a banking magnate he is successful, handsome, and determined to carve his own path in the world - and to build a future with the woman he loves. With Florentyna's ultimate goal only a heartbeat away, both are about to discover the shattering price of power as a titanic battle of betrayal and deception reaches out from the past - a blood feud between two generations that threatens to destroy everything Florentyna and Richard have fought to achieve.

©1982 Jeffrey Archer (P)2013 Macmillan Audio

Narrator: Lorelei King
Length: 14 hrs and 35 mins
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A Prisoner of Birth

18 ratings

Summary

Danny Cartwright and Spencer Craig never should have met.   One evening, Danny, an East End cockney who works as a garage mechanic, takes his girlfriend up to the West End to celebrate their engagement. He crosses the path of Spencer Craig, a West End barrister tipped to be the youngest Queen's Counsel of his generation. A few hours later, Danny is arrested for murder and later is sentenced to 22 years in prison, thanks to irrefutable testimony from Spencer, the prosecution's main witness. Danny spends the next few years in a high-security prison while Spencer Craig's career as a lawyer goes from strength to strength. But all the while, Danny plans to escape and wreak his revenge. Thus begins Jeffrey Archer's poignant and unputdownable novel of deception, hatred, and revenge, in which only one of them can finally triumph, while the other will spend the rest of his days in jail. But which one?  This suspenseful novel takes the listener through so many twists and turns that no one will guess the ending, even the most ardent of Archer's many, many fans.

©2008 Jeffrey Archer (P)2008 Macmillan Audio

Narrator: Roger Allam
Length: 16 hrs and 38 mins
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Hidden in Plain Sight

14 ratings

Summary

Jeffrey Archer's Hidden in Plain Sight is the second novel featuring Detective William Warwick, by the master storyteller and number one New York Times best-selling author of the Clifton Chronicles. William Warwick has been promoted to detective sergeant, but his promotion means that he, along with the rest of his team, have been reassigned to the Drugs Squad. They are immediately tasked with apprehending Khalil Rashidi, a notorious drug dealer, who operates his extensive network out of South London.  As the investigation progresses, William runs into enemies old and new: Adrian Heath, from his school days, now a street dealer who he convinces to turn informer; and financier Miles Faulkner, who makes a mistake that could finally see him put behind bars.  Meanwhile, William and his fiancée, Beth, enjoy making preparations for their upcoming wedding, though an unpleasant surprise awaits them at the altar.  As William’s team closes the net around a criminal network like none they have ever faced before, he devises a trap they would never expect, one that is hidden in plain sight.... A Macmillan Audio production from St. Martin's Press 

©2020 Jeffrey Archer (P)2020 Macmillan Audio

Narrator: George Blagden
Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
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As the Crow Flies

14 ratings

Summary

Encompassing three continents and spanning over 60 years, best-selling author Jeffrey Archer's As the Crow Flies brings to life a magnificent tale of one man's rise from rags to riches set against the backdrop of a changing century. Growing up in the slums of East End London, Charlie Trumper dreams of someday running his grandfather's fruit and vegetable barrow. That day comes suddenly when his grandfather dies leaving him the floundering business. With the help of Becky Salmon, an enterprising young woman, Charlie sets out to make a name for himself as "The Honest Trader". But the brutal onset of World War I takes Charlie far from home and into the path of a dangerous enemy whose legacy of evil follows Charlie and his family for generations. 

©1991 Jeffrey Archer (P)2015 Macmillan Audio

Narrator: John Lee
Length: 20 hrs and 42 mins
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Shall We Tell the President?

11 ratings

Summary

Master storyteller Jeffrey Archer keeps the pace sizzling in this final installment in the Kane and Abel trilogy. Shall We Tell the President? is a daring political thriller where treason and betrayal threaten to topple an American dynasty. After years of great sacrifice and deep personal tragedy, Florentyna Kane has finally become the first woman president in America. But on the very day that she is sworn into office, powerful forces are already in motion to take her life. The FBI investigates thousands of false threats every year. This time, a reliable source has tipped them off about an assassination attempt. One hour later, the informant and all but one of the investigating agents are dead. The lone survivor: FBI Special Agent Mark Andrews. Now, only he knows when the killers will strike. But how can he alone unravel a ruthless conspiracy - in less than one week? The race to save the first woman president begins now....

©2013 Jeffrey Archer (P)2013 Macmillan Audio

Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
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Tell Tale

8 ratings

Summary

Nearly a decade after his last volume of short stories was published, Jeffrey Archer returns with his eagerly awaited brand-new audiobook collection. Tell Tale gives listeners a fascinating, exciting, and sometimes poignant insight into the people he has met, the stories he has come across, and the countries he has visited during the past 10 years. Find out what happens to the hapless young detective from Naples who travels to an Italian hillside town to find out "Who Killed the Mayor?" and the pretentious schoolboy in "A Road to Damascus", whose discovery of the origins of his father's wealth changes his life in the most profound way. Revel in the stories of the 1930s woman who dares to challenge the men at her Ivy League university in "A Gentleman and a Scholar" while another young woman who thumbs a lift gets more than she bargained for in "A Wasted Hour". These wonderfully engaging and always refreshingly original tales explain why Archer has been described by The Times as probably the greatest storyteller of our age. A must-listen for anyone who seeks an audio adventure!

©2017 Jeffery Archer (P)2017 Macmillan Audio

Narrator: Robert Bathurst
Length: 5 hrs
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Paths of Glory

7 ratings

Summary

Some people have dreams that are so magnificent that if they were to achieve them, their place in history would be guaranteed. People like Christopher Columbus, Isaac Newton, Florence Nightingale, Thomas Edison, Nancy Astor, Charles Lindbergh, Amy Johnson, Edmund Hilary and Neil Armstrong - their unparalleled success has made their stories into legend.But what if one man had such a dream, and once he'd achieved it, there was no proof that he had fulfilled his ambition? Jeffrey Archer's new novel, Paths of Glory, is the story of such a man - George Mallory. Born in 1886, he was a brilliant student who became part of the Bloomsbury Group at Cambridge in the early twentieth century and served in the Royal Garrison Artillery during World War I. After the war, he married, had three children, and would have spent the rest of his life as a schoolteacher, but for his love of mountain climbing. Mallory once told a reporter that he wanted to climb Mt. Everest, "because it is there." On his third try in 1924, at age 37, he was last seen 400 feet from the top. His body was found in 1999, and it remains a mystery whether he and his climbing partner, Andrew Irvine, ever reached the summit. In fact, not until you've heard the last words of Archer's extraordinary novel will you be able to decide if George Mallory should be added to that list of legends, while another name would have to be removed. Paths of Glory is truly a triumph.

©2009 Jeffrety Archer (P)2009 Macmillan Audio

Narrator: Roger Allam
Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
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Systemology

6 ratings

Summary

Do you sometimes feel like your business is an adult daycare center? Are you constantly repeating yourself, fixing errors, and trying to hold things together? What if it were possible to create a business that runs itself? You’ve dreamed about it - now it’s time to make this a reality! If you’re anything like many seasoned business owners, you’ve tried and failed to systemise your business. The reality is, your shiny business isn’t as functional as it looks from the outside; it’s unorganised, inconsistent, and key person dependent. SYSTEMology solves this problem with a proven, step-by-step business systemisation framework - designed so that even the busiest business owner can deploy it. Drawing on 20+ years of business experience and real-life case studies, David Jenyns details the path to complete business reliability.

©2020 David Jenyns (P)2020 David Jenyns

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Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less

5 ratings

Summary

Jeffrey Archer is at his captivating best in this, his first novel, an intricate tale of deceit, dishonor, and sweet revenge. What can an Oxford don, a respected society physician, a chic French art dealer, and a charming English lord have in common? Very little, except they've all been swindled out of every cent they had by Harvey Metcalfe, the man who wrote the book on international stock fraud. They haven't a prayer of ever seeing their money again. Or have they?

©1976 Jeffrey Archer (P)2014 Macmillan Audio

Narrator: John Lee
Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
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Murder in the Locked Library

3 ratings

Summary

With her twins, Fitzgerald and Hemingway, back in school, Jane Steward can finally focus on her work again - managing Storyton Hall and breaking ground on the resort's latest attraction: a luxurious, relaxing spa named in honor of Walt Whitman.  But when the Earth is dug up to start laying the spa's foundation, something else comes to the surface - a collection of unusual bones and the ragged remnants of a very old book. The attendees of the Rare Book Conference are eager to assist Jane with this unexpected historical mystery - until a visitor meets an untimely end in the Henry James Library. As the questions - and suspects - start stacking up, Jane will have to uncover a killer before more unhappy endings ensue . . .

©2018 Ellery Adams (P)2018 Tantor

Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
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Her Dad's Friend

3 ratings

Summary

He was my dad's best friend - and my first crush. Falling for him was bad. Flirting with him and trying to get in his pants the night of my 21st birthday party was definitely worse. But can you blame me? I hadn't seen the guy in years and he comes back looking hotter than ever. Our fling shouldn't have even begun but now that it has, I don't want it to stop. I'm crazy for this guy - and he's obsessed with me. Too bad my father will kill him if he finds out. So we can't tell him. We just have to keep it secret. Right? That might have worked...until he got me pregnant. How can we keep what we've done a secret? And what if he doesn't want us to? This is a standalone novella with a HEA! Penny Wylder writes just that - wild romances. Happily Ever Afters are always better when they're a little dirty, so if you're looking for a romance that will make you feel naughty in all the right places, jump right in and leave your panties at the door!

©2016 Penny Wylder (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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Again to Carthage

3 ratings

Summary

Quenton Cassidy thought he had left his athletic career far behind as he built a successful professional career in south Florida. But as several personal tragedies and the wear and tear of life began to weigh upon him, he wonders if perhaps he hasn't given up a special part of his life too soon. His return to the world of competitive running is dramatic and revelatory to both the protagonist and the listener, as is his desperate, all-out attempt to make on last Olympic team.

©2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.; 2010 John L. Parker Jr.

Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
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Twelve Red Herrings

2 ratings

Summary

A wrongly convicted murderer exacts a flawless plan of revenge. Headlights in a rear-view mirror tail a female traveler on a lonely stretch of road. A serial bride secures her future by marrying only the wealthiest of men. An escaped Iraqi with a price on his head pays an involuntary visit to his homeland. A brush with death proves the biggest break of an aspiring artist's career. Two strangers, struck by lust-at-first-sight, consider a myriad of possibilities for where the day will take them.

©1991, Original recording made by CSA Telltapes Ltd. ; 1980 Jeffrey Archer (P)2005 Audio Renaissance, a division of Holtzbrinck Publishers, LLC

Narrator: Alec McCowen
Length: 3 hrs and 40 mins
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Cat O' Nine Tales

2 ratings

Summary

Cat O'Nine Tales is the fifth collection of irresistible short stories from the master storyteller. Ingeniously plotted, with richly drawn characters and Jeffrey Archer's trademark unexpected conclusions, some of these 13 stories were inspired by the two years he spent in prison, including the story of a company chairman who tries to poison his wife while on a trip to St. Petersburg - with unexpected consequences. "The Red King" is a tale about a con man who discovers that an English Lord requires one more chess piece to complete a set that would be worth a fortune. In another tale of deception, "The Commissioner", a Bombay con artist ends up in the morgue, after he uses the police chief as bait in his latest scam. "The Perfect Murder" reveals how a convict manages to remove an old enemy while he's locked up in jail, and then set up two prison officers as his alibi. In "Charity Begins at Home", an accountant realizes he has achieved nothing in his life, and sets out to make a fortune before he retires. And then there is Archer's favorite, "In the Eye of the Beholder", in which a handsome star athlete falls in love with a 300-pound woman...who happens to be the ninth richest woman in Italy.

©2007 Jeffrey Archer (P)2007 Audio Renaissance, a division of Holtzbrinck Publishers LLC

Narrator: Anton Lesser
Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
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Sons of Fortune

2 ratings

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.

Length: 14 hrs and 17 mins
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First Among Equals

2 ratings

Summary

In Jeffrey Archer's First Among Equals, Charles Seymour, second-born son, will never be the earl like his father, but he did inherit his mother's strength - and the will to realize his destiny.... Simon Kerslake's father sacrificed everything to make sure his son's dreams come true. Now it is Simon's chance to rise as high as those dreams allow.... Ray Gould was born to the back streets but raised with pride - a quality matched by a sharp intellect and the desire to attain the impossible.... Andrew Fraser was raised by a soccer hero turned politician. Now it's his turn for heroics, whatever the cost. From strangers to rivals, four men embark on a journey for the highest stakes of all - the keys to No. 10 Downing Street. Unfolding over three decades, their honor will be tested, their loyalties betrayed, and their love of family and country challenged. But in a game where there is a first among equals, only one can triumph.

©1984 Jeffrey Archer (P)2014 Macmillan Audio

Narrator: John Lee
Length: 13 hrs and 26 mins
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False Impression

2 ratings

Summary

When an aristocratic old lady is brutally murdered in her English country home on the night before September 11, 2001, it will take all the resources of the FBI and Interpol to work out the connection between her death and a priceless Van Gogh, which is stolen that night. But in the end, it is a courageous young woman who escapes from North Tower of the World Trade Center after the first plane crashes into the building, who has the foresight and determination to take on both sides of the law and avenge the old lady's death. The young woman, Anna Petrescu, takes advantage of being missing and presumed dead in the days after 9/11 to escape from New York City, only to be pursued by both the FBI and a ruthless assassin across the globe, from Toronto to London, to Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Bucharest. But it is only when she finally returns to New York that the mystery unravels. In his first thriller since The Eleventh Commandment, international best-selling author Jeffrey Archer takes the listener on a breathtaking journey, full of twists and turns, all leading back to the question of why so many people are willing to risk their lives to own Van Gogh's Self Portrait with Bandaged Ear. And it's not just because it could be worth one hundred million dollars.

©2006 Jeffrey Archer (P)2006 Audio Renaissance

Narrator: Byron Jennings
Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
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The Gospel According to Judas, by Benjamin Iscariot

1 rating

Summary

The Gospel According to Judas, by Benjamin Iscariot, sheds new light on the mystery of Judas (including his motives for the betrayal and what happened to him after the crucifixion) by retelling the story of Jesus through the eyes of Judas, using the canonical texts as its basic point of reference. Ostensibly written by Judas' son, Benjamin, and following the narrative style of the Gospels, this re-creation is provocative, compelling, and controversial. The Gospel According to Judas, by Benjamin Iscariot, is the result of an intense collaboration between a storyteller and a scholar: Jeffrey Archer and Francis J. Moloney. Their brilliant work, bold and simple, is a compelling story for 21st-century readers, while maintaining an authenticity that would be credible to a first-century Christian or Jew. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2007 Jeffrey Archer (P)2006 Audio Renaissance, a division of Holtzbrinck Publishers LLC

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And Thereby Hangs a Tale

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International best-selling author Jeffrey Archer has spent the last five years gathering spellbinding stories from around the globe. These 15 brand-new tales showcase Archer's talent for capturing an unforgettable moment in time, whether tragic, comic, or outrageous. In India, Jamwal and Nisha fall in love while waiting for a traffic light to turn green on the streets of Delhi. From Germany comes “A Good Eye”, the tale of a priceless oil painting that has remained in the same family for over two hundred years; to the Channel Islands and “Members Only”, where a golf ball falls out of a Christmas cracker, and a young man's life will never be the same; to Italy and “No Room at the Inn”, where a young man who is trying to book a room at a hotel ends up in bed with the receptionist; to England, where, in “High Heels”, a woman has to explain to her husband why a pair of designer shoes couldn't have gone up in flames.... Some of these stories will make you laugh; others will bring you to tears, but once again, every one of them will demand that you keep listening until you finally discover what happens to this remarkable cast of characters.

©2010 Jeffrey Archer (P)2010 Macmillan Audio

Narrator: Gerard Doyle
Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
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A Matter of Honor

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Featuring a bonus interview with author Jeffrey Archer A disgraced British colonel bequeaths a mysterious letter to his only son. The moment Adam Scott opens the yellowing envelope, he sets into motion a deadly chain of events. Within days he's running for his life, pursued by the KGB, the CIA, and his own countrymen. Powerful men plot his destruction, and Adam is betrayed and abandoned even by those he holds most dear. When he finally realizes what he possesses, he's even more determined to protect it, for it's more than a matter of life and death - it's a matter of honor.

©1986 Jeffrey Archer (P)2014 Macmillan Audio

Narrator: John Lee, Tom Carter
Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
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Un segreto ben custodito

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Londra, 1945. Il voto alla Camera dei Lord su chi debba ereditare la fortuna della famiglia Barrington è finito in parità, e la decisione finale del Lord Cancelliere getterà una lunga ombra sulle vite di Harry Clifton e Giles Barrington. Harry torna in America per promuovere il suo ultimo romanzo, mentre la sua amata Emma va alla ricerca della bambina che era stata trovata nell'ufficio di suo padre la notte in cui era stato ucciso; Giles deve difendere il suo seggio alla Camera dei Comuni, e apprende inorridito chi sarà il candidato scelto dai Conservatori. Ma sarà Sebastian Clifton, il figlio di Harry ed Emma, a influenzare il destino dello zio. Nel 1957, Sebastian vince una borsa di studio a Cambridge, e una nuova generazione di Clifton sale alla ribalta. Ma dopo essere stato espulso da scuola, viene coinvolto in una frode internazionale su una statua di Rodin che vale molto più della cifra raggiunta in asta. Diventerà milionario? Andrà a Cambridge? La sua vita è in pericolo? Un segreto ben custodito, terzo volume della Saga dei Clifton, risponderà a queste domande ma, ancora una volta, ne porrà molte altre.

©2019 HarperCollins Italia S.p.A. Tradotto da Seba Pezzani (P)2020 HarperCollins Italia S.p.A

Narrator: Luca Sbaragli
Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins
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Turn a Blind Eye

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Turn a Blind Eye is the third installment in the gripping story of Detective Inspector William Warwick, by the master storyteller and number-one New York Times best-selling author of the Clifton Chronicles. Newly promoted to Detective Inspector, William Warwick is tasked with a dangerous new line of work, to go undercover and expose crime of another kind: corruption at the heart of the Metropolitan Police Force. Along with detectives Rebecca Pankhurst and Nicky Bailey, his team is focused on following Detective Jerry Summers, a young officer whose lifestyle exceeds his income. But the investigation risks being compromised when Nicky falls for Summers. Meanwhile, notorious drug baron Assem Rashidi goes on trial, defended by Booth Watson QC, while William’s father Sir Julian and sister Grace lead the prosecution case. And William’s wife Beth, now a new mother to twins, makes a surprising new friend in Christina Faulkner - the ex-wife of William’s former rival, criminal financier Miles - who has not only turned over a new leaf, but also has a new-found source of income when Faulkner dies suddenly of a heart attack and she stands to be sole inheritor of his estate. As the undercover officers start to draw the threads together, William realizes that the corruption may go deeper still, and more of his colleagues than he first thought might be willing to turn a blind eye.  A Macmillan Audio production from St. Martin's Press

©2021 Jeffrey Archer (P)2021 Macmillan Audio

Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
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Triumph und Fall

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Im Londoner East End verkauft der junge Charlie Trumper Obst und Gemüse auf der Straße. In sehr ärmlichen Verhältnissen lebend, träumt er davon, einmal das größte Kaufhaus der Welt zu besitzen. Aber die Zeiten sind hart, und der Erste Weltkrieg reißt Charlie zunächst aus seinen Träumen. Doch auch die schlimmsten Feinde und Tragödien können ihn nicht aufhalten... Nach der Kain und Abel-Trilogie leiht Richard Barenberg auch "Triumph und Fall" wieder seine warme und charismatische Stimme.

©2018 Heyne HC. Übersetzung von Lore Strassl (P)2018 Random House Audio

Length: 23 hrs and 20 mins
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The Short, the Long and the Tall

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New York Times number-one best-selling author Jeffrey Archer is a master of the short-story form, creating classic tales beloved by his fans. Now the award-winning writer presents 20 of his most popular and fêted short stories in The Short, the Long and the Tall. Find out what happens to the hapless young detective from Naples who travels to an Italian hillside town to solve a murder and ends up falling in love; and the pretentious schoolboy whose discovery of the origins of his father’s wealth changes his life forever. Revel in the stories of the woman who dares to challenge the men at her Ivy League university during the 1930s, and another young woman who thumbs a lift and has an encounter she will never forget. Discover the haunting story about four men whose characters are tested to the point of death. Finally, a short parable about how pointless war is, and how decent people are caught up in the crossfire of their leaders’ ambitions. This will be a must-buy for dedicated fans of Jeffrey Archer, and includes the following short stories: "Never Stop on the Motorway" "Cheap at Half the Price" "Who Killed the Mayor?" "It Can’t Be October Already" "Stuck on You" "The Grass Is Always Greener" "The Queen’s Birthday Telegram" "Clean Sweep Ignatius" "The First Miracle" "Caste Off" "A Wasted Hour" "Just Good Friends" "Christina Rosenthal" "A Gentleman and a Scholar" "The Road to Damascus" "Old Love" "A Good Toss to Lose" "One Man’s Meat" "Endgame" "Confession" A Macmillan Audio production from St. Martin's Press

©2020 Jeffrey Archer (P)2020 Macmillan Audio

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Schicksal und Gerechtigkeit

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Ein genialer Kunstfälscher, eine große Liebe, ein schicksalhaftes Leben.

London, 1982: William Warwick tritt seinen Dienst bei der Londoner Polizei an und schätzt seinen Mentor Fred Yates für dessen Lebensweisheit beeindruckt. Doch Yates wird kurz vor seiner Pensionierung getötet.

Bald darauf wird der Kunstliebhaber William zum Dezernat für Kunstfälschung versetzt und gerät in den Bannkreis eines der größten Gemäldefälscher seiner Zeit. Im Zuge der Recherchen lernt William die Kunstexpertin Beth kennen und lieben. William fühlt, dass Beth die Frau seines Lebens ist. Doch ein Geheimnis umgibt sie und wirft Schatten auf die junge Liebe...

©2019 Jeffrey Archer / Random House Audio / Wilhelm Heyne Verlag. Übersetzung von Martin Ruf (P)2019 Random House Audio

Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
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Kane y Abel [Kane and Abel]

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La obra más aclamada de Jeffrey Archer, que despeja cualquier duda sobre por qué es el escritor más vendido en Inglaterra y uno de los autores más leídos en el mundo. William Lowell Kane es hijo de un millonario de Boston. Abel Rosnovski es un inmigrante polaco sin un quinto. Dos hombres, nacidos el mismo día en extremos opuestos del mundo; sus caminos destinados a cruzarse en su lucha sin cuartel para amasar una fortuna. Un libro absorbente que abarca más de sesenta años: la historia de dos poderosos hombres, unidos por el odio que todo lo consume, congregados por el destino para salvarse - y destruirse - el uno al otro.  "La novela definitiva de la rivalidad entre hermanos." (Dan Brown) Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish.

©2018 Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial (P)2018 Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial

Length: 18 hrs and 27 mins
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I peccati del padre

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New York, 1939. Appena sbarcato in America, Tom Bradshaw viene arrestato per omicidio di primo grado. Così, quando Sefton Jelks, un affermato avvocato di Manhattan, gli offre gratuitamente i propri servigi e gli garantisce che riuscirà a fargli avere uno sconto sulla pena, lo squattrinato giovane non può fare altro che accettare. Le cose però non vanno affatto come sperava: all'indomani del processo, in cui viene dichiarato colpevole e condannato a sei anni di galera, l'avvocato sparisce e Tom si rende conto che l'unico modo per provare la propria innocenza è rivelare chi è davvero, anche se per proteggere la donna che ama ha giurato che non lo avrebbe mai fatto. Nel frattempo Emma Barrington arriva a New York, decisa a tutto pur di ritrovare l'uomo che avrebbe dovuto sposare benché le abbiano detto che è morto in mare. L'unica prova su cui si fondano le sue certezze è una lettera. Una lettera spedita più di un anno prima, che è rimasta dimenticata sulla mensola di un caminetto a Bristol...

©2018 HarperCollins Italia S.p.A. (P)2020 HarperCollins Italia S.p.A

Narrator: Luca Sbaragli
Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins
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Attento a quel che desideri

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Bristol 1957. Harry Clifton e sua moglie Emma stanno ancora cercando di capire chi ha attentato alla vita di Sebastian e perché, quando Ross Buchanan, fidato presidente della Compagnia di navigazione Barrington, viene costretto a dimettersi. Emma vorrebbe sostituirlo alla guida dell'impresa, ma è contrastata da Pedro Martinez, che mira a insediare un suo fedelissimo e a gettare i Barrington sul lastrico proprio mentre la società progetta di costruire un nuovo, monumentale transatlantico. Intanto Jessica, figlia adottiva dei Clifton, vince una borsa di studio a Londra, dove si innamora di un compagno di studi, Clive Bingham, che ne chiede la mano. L'unione è ben vista dalle rispettive famiglie, ma una vecchia amica della madre dello sposo, Lady Virginia Fenwick, lascia cadere la sua goccia di veleno nel calice nuziale... Poi, a sorpresa, Cedric Hardcastle si insedia nel consiglio d'amministrazione della Barrington, e la difficile decisione che è chiamato a prendere darà una svolta del tutto inaspettata agli eventi.

©2019 HarperCollins Italia S.p.A. Tradotto da Seba Pezzani (P)2020 HarperCollins Italia S.p.A

Narrator: Luca Sbaragli
Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
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A Quiver Full of Arrows

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The best-selling author of Sons of Fortune once again astonishes, delights, and electrifies with this audio collection. From London to China, and New York to Nigeria, Jeffrey Archer takes the reader on a tour of ancient heirlooms and modern romance, of cutthroat business and kindly strangers, of lives lived in the realms of power and lives freed from the gloom of oppression. Fortunes are made and squandered, honor betrayed and redeemed, and love lost and rediscovered. Embracing the passions that drive men and women to love and to hate, A Quiver Full of Arrows will captivate the hearts and souls of listeners everywhere. Featuring bonus interviews with the author.

©1980 Jeffrey Archer (P)1991 Original recording made by CSA Telltapes, Ltd. Published in 2005 by Audio Renaissance, a division of Holtzbrinck Publishers, LLC

Narrator: Martin Jarvis
Length: 3 hrs and 41 mins
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A Prison Diary

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DAY 5, MONDAY 23 JULY 2001, 5.53 AM The sun is shining through the bars of my window on what must be a glorious summer day. I've been incarcerated in a cell five paces by three for 12 and a half hours, and will not be let out again until midday; 18 and a half hours of solitary confinement. There is a child of 17 in the cell below me who has been charged with shoplifting, his first offence, not even convicted, and he is being locked up for 18 and a half hours, unable to speak to anyone. This is Great Britain in the 21st century, not Turkey, not Nigeria, not Kosovo, but Britain. On Thursday 19 July 2001, after a perjury trial lasting seven weeks, Jeffrey Archer was sentenced to four years in jail. He was to spend the first 22 days and 14 hours in HMP Belmarsh, a double A-Category high-security prison in South London, which houses some of Britain's most violent criminals. This is the author's daily record of the time he spent there.

© Jeffrey Archer; (P) Macmillan Publishers Ltd

Narrator: Andrew Sachs
Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
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