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And Thereby Hangs a Tale Audiobook

And Thereby Hangs a Tale

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Publisher's Summary

Millions of readers around the world have relished Jeffrey Archer's short stories. Taking inspiration from his favourite short story writers - F. Scott Fitzgerald, Maupassant, H. H. Munro, W. Somerset Maugham, and O. Henry - Jeffrey Archer has written five best-selling collections over the years, and Macmillan are proud to announce the publication of a sixth volume of stories in May 2010.

Jeffrey has a natural aptitude for short stories that are stylish, witty, and entertaining. His mastery of characterisation and suspense, combined with a gift for the unexpected, jaw-dropping plot twist, show him at the height of his powers and demonstrate why he is one of Britain's best-selling authors.

All of Jeffrey's collections of short stories have been top-ten best sellers, and he is undoubtedly the best-selling English-language short story writer of our times.

©2010 Jeffrey Archer (P)2010 Macmillan Audio

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    Steve Kirkwood Congleton, Cheshire 31/01/2011
    Steve Kirkwood Congleton, Cheshire 31/01/2011 Listener Since 2009
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    "Bad Narration - Predictable and Dull Stories"

    Jeffrey Archer is one of my delightful sins, politics and perjury aside, he writes a fantastic tale. His novels turn and twist with characters that you care about, and his short stories are full of surprises and fun. Not so in this book, I found all the story endings predictable, and littered with pitiable characters; maybe because most of them are alleged to be based on true stories. This poor book was marred further with the dreadful, monotonous narration which lends nothing to the already dull tales. This won?t put me off listening to more Archer books, he can be forgiven one bad book, but let?s hope this is the last.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Linda Sidmouth, Devon, United Kingdom 20/08/2010
    Linda Sidmouth, Devon, United Kingdom 20/08/2010
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    "Not his best"

    I love Archer books. Kane and Abel is my all time favourite. I have read most of his other books including the other short story ones. I just did not enjoy this one as much. The first story is good. I can't put my finger on it but I just didn't enjoy it.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Michael East Cowes, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom 23/10/2010
    Michael East Cowes, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom 23/10/2010 Member Since 2008
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    "Oh Dear! The narration....."

    I thoroughly enjoyed this latest short story compilation from Jeffrey Archer, and found the story involving the luck of the Irish particularly fine. However, to me the narration was, quite frankly, awful. Please, please Mr Archer, find another narrator before your next (eagerly awaited) effort.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Chriss Stringer 14/10/2011 Member Since 2015
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    "good for a quick fix listen"

    I prefer the books JA has written.
    Some of these seemed to end before you really got into them, others just did not really seem worth it. Others I would have liked padded out a bit more
    Shame overall hense on 2 stars

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Cliff Frinton on Sea, United Kingdom 22/02/2013
    Cliff Frinton on Sea, United Kingdom 22/02/2013 Listener Since 2009

    Has lived in Essex with his wife Margaret and two sons since becoming a Free Church minister in 1984. Has recently recorded the whole Bible!

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    "Lovely collection of tales with twists"

    Like all collections some are better than others. The good ones are great and the other ones are still very worth a listen. All in all a refreshing collection of simple but captivating short stories.

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  • Jacki Farrar
    10/08/10
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    "Excellent"

    Loved this and was very sorry when it ended, can't wait for parts 2 & 3 to be on audio

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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