Clifton Chronicles
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  • 1
    Only Time Will Tell: Clifton Chronicles, Book 1 | Jeffrey Archer

    Only Time Will Tell: Clifton Chronicles, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Jeffrey Archer
    • Narrated By Roger Allam, Emilia Fox
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    The Clifton Chronicles is Jeffrey Archer's most ambitious work in four decades as an international best-selling author. The epic tale of Harry Clifton's life begins in 1920, with the chilling words, 'I was told that my father was killed in the war'. But it will be another twenty years before Harry discovers how his father really died, which will only lead him to question: who was his father?

    Great story-telling

    Jeffrey Archer certainly knows how to tell a story that keeps you listening and wanting to know more. It's a bit like a modern fairy story with set-ba..Show More »

    Reviewed on 16 June 2011 by Kirstine (Bonnyrigg, United Kingdom)
  • 2
    The Sins of the Father: Clifton Chronicles, Book 2 | Jeffrey Archer

    The Sins of the Father: Clifton Chronicles, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Jeffrey Archer
    • Narrated By Alex Jennings, Emilia Fox
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    The second book in Jeffrey Archer's highly acclaimed The Clifton Chronicles, The Sins of the Father takes 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.

    Excellent

    I too was disaappointed with the change in narrator but only because he was so good in the first book. However, you soon get used to the change and d..Show More »

    Reviewed on 30 June 2012 by James (Horley, United Kingdom)
  • 3
    Best Kept Secret: Clifton Chronicles, Book 3 | Jeffrey Archer

    Best Kept Secret: Clifton Chronicles, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Jeffrey Archer
    • Narrated By Alex Jennings
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    1945. The vote in the House of Lords as to who should inherit the Barrington family fortune has ended in a tie. The Lord Chancellor's deciding vote will cast a long shadow on the lives of Harry Clifton and Giles Barrington. Harry returns to America to promote his latest novel, while his beloved Emma goes in search of the little girl who was found abandoned in her father's office on the night he was killed. When the General Election is called, Giles Barrington has to defend his seat

    Oh No!!!!!

    I have just listened to this, having waiting on tenterhooks for this sequel to be released! I felt quite uneasy in parts of the novel because I was s..Show More »

    Reviewed on 17 March 2013 by mollyeyre (Leicestershire UK)
  • 4
    Be Careful What You Wish For: Clifton Chronicles, Book 4 | Jeffrey Archer

    Be Careful What You Wish For: Clifton Chronicles, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Jeffrey Archer
    • Narrated By Alex Jennings
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Story
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    Be Careful What You Wish For opens with Harry Clifton and his wife, Emma, rushing to 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.

    First-class story-telling

    This is the third part of the the author's Clifton Chronicles. I advise listening to the two earlier parts first as you'll get more from this book kn..Show More »

    Reviewed on 23 March 2014 by Kirstine (Bonnyrigg, United Kingdom)
  • 5
    Mightier than the Sword: Clifton Chronicles, Book 5 | Jeffrey Archer

    Mightier than the Sword: Clifton Chronicles, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Jeffrey Archer
    • Narrated By Alex Jennings
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    When the bomb goes off, how many passengers on the Buckingham lose their lives? You will only find out if you read the opening chapter of Mightier than the Sword. When Harry visits his publisher in New York, he's told that he's been elected the new president of English PEN and immediately launches a campaign for the release of a fellow author, Anatoly Babakov, who's imprisoned in a Russian gulag in Siberia.

    Still no ending?

    If my memory serves me correctly this was originally a trilogy, then it became a chronicle, with 5 parts. BUT this book has again been left on a cl..Show More »

    Reviewed on 02 March 2015 by mollyeyre (Leicestershire UK)
  • 6
    Cometh the Hour: The Clifton Chronicles, Book 6 | Jeffrey Archer

    Cometh the Hour: The Clifton Chronicles, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Jeffrey Archer
    • Narrated By Alex Jennings
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Performance
    (630)
    Story
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    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?

    Archer at his best

    After enjoying the last 5 of the Clifton Chronicles I half expected this one to be a disappointment. So i was surprised that i enjoy this one even mor..Show More »

    Reviewed on 12 March 2016 by Busster (London UK)
  • 7
    This Was a Man: The Clifton Chronicles, Book 7 | Jeffrey Archer

    This Was a Man: The Clifton Chronicles, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Jeffrey Archer
    • Narrated By Alex Jennings
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Performance
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    Story
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    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.

    Highly entertaining rollicking melodrama

    I’ve listened to the previous six books in the Clifton Chronicles and this finale is one of the best. Snobbishly I think that Jeffrey Archer isn’t Gr..Show More »

    Reviewed on 08 November 2016 by Kirstine (Bonnyrigg, United Kingdom)