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As the Crow Flies Audiobook

As the Crow Flies

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Publisher's Summary

Charlie Trumper's earliest memory is of hearing his grandfather's sales patter from behind his costermonger's barrow. When Grandpa Charlie dies, young Charlie wants nothing more than to follow in his footsteps. His burning ambition is to own a shop that will sell everything: "The Biggest Barrow in the World".

Charlie's progress from the teeming streets of Whitechapel to the elegance of Chelsea Terrace is only a few miles as the crow flies. But in Jeffrey Archer's expert hands, it becomes an epic journey through the triumphs and disasters of the century, as Charlie follows a thread of love, ambition, and revenge to fulfil the dream his grandfather inspired.

Listen to two entertaining interviews with Jeffrey Archer on Audible.co.uk Podcast 6 and Audible.co.uk Podcast 13.

© Jeffrey Archer; (P) Macmillan Publishers Ltd

What the Critics Say

"Monumentally gripping...a compulsive epic." (Mail on Sunday)

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    Amazon Customer Hoghton Preston 17/08/2013
    Amazon Customer Hoghton Preston 17/08/2013

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    "Fantastic"
    Where does As the Crow Flies rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of my all time favourite books
    unfortunately Bridged just wish it wasn't.
    easily could of done with a few more hours of this truly amazing story that was superbly narrated


    What does Martin Jarvis bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    Fantastically narrated brilliant to listen to


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • Paula
    WolmaransstadSouth Africa
    25/06/09
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    "Archer is great"

    Oh, if only these beautiful books by Jeffrey Archer wasn't abridged!! I love reading and listening to his books, especially since the narrators usually do a good job. But I have read the original book (fantastic!!) and these abridged ones just NEVER have the same impact. Please, please, please find the unabridged audiobooks for us Archer-fans! "Kane and Abel" is just about the best book I have ever read, and listening to the unabridged version of the book is a treat no story-lover should miss. "As the crow flies" would be so much more captivating if the WHOLE story was there, and not just the highlights!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Todd
    29/07/14
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    "what a load of rubbish were is the story"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    I do not know if the person that narrated this story has read the story because half the story is miss and as it is narrated it miss a lot of the important parts


    What was most disappointing about Jeffrey Archer’s story?

    the large part that was left off the narration of the story I would say about half the story is missing and it butchers the story the narration is rubbish


    What character would you cut from As the Crow Flies?

    the narrator


    Any additional comments?

    I am a member of this web site and have purchased many books from here this would be the most badly narrated book I have come across. I would like my money back as I do not pay for half a story

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Timothy
    Erskineville, Australia
    24/01/12
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    "The barrow man made good"
    What did you like about this audiobook?

    family business shops


    How has the book increased your interest in the subject matter?

    The death of Charlie's son.


    Does the author present information in a way that is interesting and insightful, and if so, how does he achieve this?

    Good use of dramatic pauses. Changing the pace of the delivery and good use of pitch to effect different emotions. The Variance in Cockney to Privileged accents was enjoyable.


    What did you find wrong about the narrator's performance?

    Nothing I wasn't really listening critically


    Do you have any additional comments?

    No

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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