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  • Tell Tale | Jeffrey Archer

    Tell Tale

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs)
    • By Jeffrey Archer
    • Narrated By Robert Bathurst
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Nearly a decade after his last volume of short stories was published, Archer returns with his eagerly awaited, brand-new collection, Tell Tale, giving us 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.

    Busster says: "Not a fan of short stories but this was brilliant."
  • 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
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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

    mollyeyre says: "Oh No!!!!!"
  • 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
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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.

    Kirstine says: "First-class story-telling"
  • 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?

    Kirstine says: "Great story-telling"
  • As the Crow Flies | Jeffrey Archer

    As the Crow Flies

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Jeffrey Archer
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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.

    mywallmum says: "Cor blimey, what a great book!"
  • Kane and Abel: The 30th Anniversary Edition | Jeffrey Archer

    Kane and Abel: The 30th Anniversary Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Jeffrey Archer
    • Narrated By Jason Culp
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    Kane & Abel for a new generation!!

    They had only one thing in common - William Lowell Kane and Abel Rosnovski, one the son of a Boston millionaire, the other a penniless Polish immigrant. Two men born on the same day on opposite sides of the world, their paths were destined to cross in the ruthless struggle to build a fortune.

    The marvellous story, spanning 60 years, of two powerful men linked by an all-consuming hatred, brought together by fate to save - and finally destroy - each other.

    josephine says: "Superb listen"
  • 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
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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.

    Kirstine says: "Highly entertaining rollicking melodrama"
  • False Impression | Jeffrey Archer

    False Impression

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Jeffrey Archer
    • Narrated By Lorelei King
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    When an aristocratic old lady is brutally murdered in her country home the night before 9/11, it takes all the resources of the FBI and Interpol to work out the connection between her and the possible motive for her death - a priceless Van Gogh painting. It's a young woman in the North Tower when the first plane crashed into the building who has the courage and determination to take on both sides of the law and avenge the old lady's death.

    Leycesteria, Surrey says: "What a joy!"
  • 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
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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.

    mollyeyre says: "Still no ending?"
  • A Prisoner of Birth | Jeffrey Archer

    A Prisoner of Birth

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Jeffrey Archer
    • Narrated By Roger Allam
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    Danny Cartwright and Spencer Craig were born on different sides of the track. Danny is an East End Cockney mechanic, Spencer is a West End barrister. When they meet, their lives will never be the same again.

    Jean says: "A Prisoner of Birth (Unabridged"
  • 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
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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?

    Kirstine says: "Highly entertaining old-fashioned story-telling"
  • Paths of Glory | Jeffrey Archer

    Paths of Glory

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Jeffrey Archer
    • Narrated By Roger Allam
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    This is the story of a man who loved two women, and one of them killed him. Some people have dreams that are so outrageous that if they were to achieve them, their place in history would be guaranteed. Francis Drake, Robert Scott, Percy Fawcett, Charles Lindbergh, Amy Johnson, Edmund Hillary and Neil Armstrong are among such individuals. But what if one man had such a dream, and when he'd achieved it, there was no proof that he had fulfilled his ambition?

    Brand says: "fantastic stuff"
  • 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
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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.

    James says: "Excellent"
  • A Prison Diary | Jeffrey Archer

    A Prison Diary

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Jeffrey Archer
    • Narrated By Andrew Sachs
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    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.

    Graeme says: "Bellmarsh With Basics"
  • The Prodigal Daughter | Jeffrey Archer

    The Prodigal Daughter

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Jeffrey Archer
    • Narrated By Lorelei King
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    Hers was the ultimate ambition...The magnificant story of love and politics that continues the saga of Kane and Abel. The titanic battle between two men obsessed with destroying each other follows on into the next generation. Florentyna Rosnovski, Abel's daughter, inherits all her father's drive, but none of his wealth. A woman gifted with beauty and spirit, but above all with indomitable will, she sets out in pursuit of an ambition that dwarfs both Kane and Abel, as she battles for the highest office of all...

    Richard says: "Sounds like Siri is reading it, good story though"
  • Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less | Jeffrey Archer

    Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Jeffrey Archer
    • Narrated By John Lee
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    One million dollars - that's what Harvey Metcalfe, lifelong king of shady deals, has pulled off with empty promises of an oil bonanza and instant riches. Overnight, four men - the heir to an earldom, a Harley Street doctor, a Bond Street art dealer and an Oxford don - find themselves penniless. But this time Harvey has swindled the wrong men. They band together and shadow him from the casinos of Monte Carlo to the high-stakes windows at Ascot and the hallowed lawns of Oxford.

    David Scullion says: "A classic tale of revenge"
  • First Among Equals | Jeffrey Archer

    First Among Equals

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Jeffrey Archer
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    In the 1960s, four ambitious new MPs take their seats at Westminster. Over three decades they share the turbulent passions and upheavals of the race for power with their wives and families, men and women caught up in a dramatic game for the highest stakes of all. But only one man can gain the ultimate goal - the office of Prime Minister.

    Lindy says: "Insight into parliment"
  • A Quiver Full of Arrows | Jeffrey Archer

    A Quiver Full of Arrows

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Jeffrey Archer
    • Narrated By Martin Jarvis
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    This collection of 12 short stories will draw the listener into each story, whether it is "Old Love", the tale of two undergraduates at Oxford in the 30s and their bitter rivalry, which ends in a memorable love story; or "Broken Routine", which tells of an insurance claim advisor and his surprising encounter on the train home to Sevenoaks; or "Henry's Hiccup", the story of the Grand Pasha and how his plans for the most perfect honeymoon go awry.

  • Twelve Red Herrings | Jeffrey Archer

    Twelve Red Herrings

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Jeffrey Archer
    • Narrated By Alec McCowen
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    Story
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    An imprisoned man is certain that his supposed murder victim is alive; a female driver is pursued by a menacing figure in another vehicle; a young artist gets a big break; a restless beauty manages the perfect birthday celebration; an escaped Iraqi on Saddam Hussein's death list pays a visit to his homeland. How will they react? How would you? Cleverly styled, with richly drawn characters and ingeniously plotted story lines, each of the 12 tales ends with a delightfully unexpected turn of events.

  • A Prisoner of Birth | Jeffrey Archer

    A Prisoner of Birth

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Jeffrey Archer
    • Narrated By Roger Allam
    Overall
    (30)
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    (5)
    Story
    (4)

    Danny Cartwright and Spencer Craig were born on different sides of the track. Their lives will never be the same again. One of them is arrested for murder, while the other ends up as the prosecution's chief witness in an Old Bailey trial.

    John says: "Disappointing"
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