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Summary

He should never have opened the envelope....

Adam Scott listens to the reading of his father's will, aware that the contents can only be meagre. The Colonel, after all, had nothing to leave - except a letter he had never opened himself, a letter that can only bring further disgrace to the family name. Against his mother's advice, Adam opens the letter, and immediately realizes his life can never be the same again. The contents leave him with no choice but to follow a course his father would have described as a matter of honour.

©1986 Jeffrey Archer (P)2014 Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.

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0ne minor mistake in the reading of the book.

In one passage the reader says of a man “he was in the Royal DRAGON Guards” - He should have said, “he was in the Royal DRAGOON Guards”
It’s a small mistake, but it irritated me!
The book is great, although it did take me a while to get in to it. Once in, it’s a great story.

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Classic Jeffery archer tale!

An excellent 'old-school' sp thriller tale, let down by poor narration.... The narrator sounded very mechanical and dry..... Except when he was doing the Russian impressions......! But still very enjoyable all the same.... I will be revisiting Jeffery archer again in the future....

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Matter of honour

I read this when it came out in a big book
But it is better listening

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Excellent read

As usual Archer keeps us entertained and guessing all the way through to the end.

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Always reliable……

Jeffrey Archer is a master of storytelling and this book is no exception. He has original storylines and his attention to detail is exceptional. The stories are written skilfully and hold one’s attention throughout. I personally, also appreciate the use of well-written English, which is sadly lacking in some of his contemporary writers. Thank you once again. PS As the county scorer for Somerset, I also appreciate his references to cricket throughout his books. If he is ever across this way……..!!

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Master writer

I read this story many years ago, and have just finished the audio version which like the book I did not want to leave. I can never understand why some people say that Jeffrey Archer is not a very good author, as I just love how he weaves his stories, another of his stories not to be missed

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brilliant

enjoyed it from start to finish the narrator was perfect for the story highly recomended

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Gripping if a little Hollywood

Some cheesy, implausible, Hollywood elements, but still a gripping and enjoyable story for all that. Worth reading if you like cold war style thrillers. Some casual sexism that is a little disturbing, but that might be a product of the times in which the book is set rather than the views of the author; hard to say.

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Accents are terrible.

Nice entertaining story. Narrator’s Russian and Irish accents are brilliant. But every other accent - lesser I say the better. Not sure why almost every narrator on audible kicks up the German accent - can’t even get anywhere remotely close. Story itself is quite witty and humorous at times despite some intense moments. Overall I would recommend for a jolly ride.

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Thrilling

One of my favourite Jeffrey Archer books.John Lee’s narration is superb. Stayed up all night listening until the end.

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Great narratior, slow story.

amazing narrator! Bit of a slow story with a lot of background info on each character.