Others might think differently but I felt that here was someone who didnt think much of the text and just couldnt be bothered making it enjoyable for the reader. What you need to know is that this book will hold your interest and keep you involved to the back cover. Along with detectives Rebecca Pankhurst and Nicky Bailey, his team is focused on following Detective Jerry Summers, a young officer whose lifestyle exceeds his income.

SUSPENSE, by Great escapism. John Grisham is the acknowledged master of the legal thriller. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The story was exactly as I expected but, after reading a few longer books, was what I needed. Meanwhile, the United States is faced with an equally formidable foe: a new Russian President, determined to force a military confrontation between the two superpowers. FAMILY LIFE & FRIENDSHIP |

Jake Brigance is back, but hes not in the courtroom. | ) pays homage to Dumas's The Count of Monte Cristo She's disarmed by Floyds charm, but when she meets his young daughter, Poppy, Laurel is startled by her resemblance to Ellie. But the narrator didnt have any variation in his voice to distinguish characters particularly those of a different country. Were it to be made into a 2 hour movie, it probably wouldn't have to sacrifice much in the transition. (June), This collection of sometimes intriguing, sometimes obvious stories is best suited to a series of short car trips rather than one long one: the listener tends to catch on fast to the, Veteran novelist and British politician Archer (Kane and Abel) is currently serving a prison sentence for perjury, so readers can perhaps forgive him if this, Convicted of perjury in 2001, Archer, a bestselling novelist (Sons of Fortune) and member of the British House of Lords, penned this memoir about his first three, As recounted in this second installment of his prison diary, Archer's 67 days at Wayland, a medium-security facility in Norfolk, sounds much more pleasant than the time he spent at a, In 2001, bestselling novelist Archer (Sons of Fortune Though the performance itself was good, the plot was almost completely phoned in. Connor Fitzgerald is employed by the CIA to kill presidential candidates in other countries who don't like the US. In Strawberry Moon, we meet Cody Wallace, a young death row inmate only three hours away from execution. Being a fan of the author I had high hopes but they were soon dashed as I was not impressed by the narrator just because youre famous doesnt mean youre any good. The characters could have been more developed, but overall they were interesting and you would definitely find yourself routing for certain ones. The CIA's most deadly weapon. js.id=id; Having read it the whole day, still was like if it could have been read for an entire 24hrs would fall short such interesting the book is. Archer suspects that Eleanor knows more than shes saying. Many center on human failings such as jealousy, obstinacy, Of these 10 stories collected by novelist Archer ( Kane and Abel ) and English bookseller/editor Bainbridge, some are political only in the most tenuous sense. Let us know whats wrong with this preview of, Published Magazine Subscribers (How to Find Your Reader Number). I read several of his books as a teenager and remember being absolutely captivated. The story was exciting from the first page to the last. As always Jeffrey Archer writes a darn good story. GENERAL THRILLER & SUSPENSE | And only days before his retirement from the CIA, he comes across an enemy who, for the first time, even he cannot handle. Joan Walker, Narrated by: The second half was full of twists and turns but the first half was sluggish and the pace was unbearable at times. Mark Twain, in ``The Man That Corrupted. From an early age, it is clear that Alexander Karpenko is destined to lead his countrymen. Lisa Jewell. As both men move their quest for power to the world stage, they realise they are more than a match for one another's brilliance and ambition. Very little, except they've all been swindled out of every cent they had by Harvey Metcalfe, the man who wrote the book on international stock fraud. Separated at birth by a desperate nurse who loses a millionaire's son to cot death, twin boys grow up without any knowledge of the other. Alec McCowen, Narrated by:

In London, the Metropolitan Police set up a new Unsolved Murders Unit - a cold-case squad - to catch the criminals nobody else can.

Brooks is a pro at building suspense even if it plays out in some rather spectacularly yucky episodes, one involving a short spear that takes its name from the sucking sound of pulling it out of the dead mans heart and lungs. Grossness aside, it puts you right there on the scene. Servant of his country. commandment children 11th wisdom Narrator Michael Brandon is good but doesnt come close to Paul Hecht who narrated The Eleventh Commandment released several years ago by Audio Books. SUSPENSE | The director of the CIA has given the orders for this killings without presidential permission. The scion of a banking magnate he is successful, handsome, and determined to carve his own path in the world - and to build a future with the woman he loves. Delighted with this free offering and enjoyed the story. A MUST READ. Or have they? //
Are we not men? After Ellies funeral, Laurel begins a relationship with Floyd, a man she meets in a cafe. RELEASE DATE: June 16, 2020. My advice dont bother. Max Brooks. solve Americas health-care and pension problems overnight. I wish Bedell spent as much time worrying about the defense of our people as he does about their health care, said Lawrence., ambulance carrying Guzmans lifeless body sped, See 1 question about The Eleventh Commandment, The Most Reviewed Essay Collections of the Past Five Years. The moment Adam Scott opens the yellowing envelope, he sets into motion a deadly chain of events. Cancel anytime. (The first one was 'False Impressions'). In the third section, Jewell alternates narrators and moments in time: The narrator switches to alternating first-person points of view (told by Poppys mother and Floyd) interspersed with third-person narration of Ellies experiences and Laurels discoveries in the present. SUSPENSE, by Holder of the Medal of Honor. If you'd like to get the additional items you've selected to qualify for this offer. He was educated at Oxford and went on to become a Member of Parliament, the deputy chair of the Conservative Party as well as sitting in the House of Lords. The Eleventh Commandment is a compelling and engaging read. And she has only one purpose: to destroy him. I remember reading this book at about 2:00 am (+5:30 GMT), past midnight. It seems like the story is comprised of three or four major scenes, and that's it. I admired several of the main characters, which helps! I love Jeffrey Archer books and over the time I even got used to his style when within a few pages he tends to move by a decade or two - both an action and his characters - and you find yourself dealing with a few generations, not just one person :) Therefore, "The Eleventh Commandment" came as a surprise, since the author gave only one character in his book the right to entertain its readers until the last page and I truly enjoyed the fast paste action and never boring adventure across the world. and taking early retirement. Connor Fitzgerald is the professional's professional. SUSPENSE | Jeffrey Archer is a bestselling British author and former politician. Every reader will have their own favourites: the choices run from love at first sight across the train tracks to the cleverest of confidence tricks, from the quirks of the legal profession - and those who are able to manipulate both sides of the Bar - to the creative financial talents of a member of Her Majestys diplomatic service - but for a good cause. His extensive theatre career spans Broadway and the West End, where he played Jerry Springer in Jerry Springer: the Opera for the National Theatre. Excellently narrated I could not recommend this more. There were times where I was bored with both Archer's prose and his storyand other times where I was enthralled with the twists and turns Archer had to offer. The enemy is his own boss - Helen Dexter - the director of the CIA. What can an Oxford don, a respected society physician, a chic French art dealer, and a charming English lord have in common? Headlights in a rear-view mirror tail a female traveler on a lonely stretch of road. Dexter's stranglehold on the agency is threatened by one decision, and her only hope of survival is to destroy Fitzgerald. Phenomenal ending to this Jason Bourne like story.

Categories: ) put his time in prison to fine literary use, as evidenced by the 12 stellar entries in his fifth story collection, nine of, Not to be confused with the historic Gospel of Judas Devoted family man. Ad 8/j%FI%YTw I thought it was a new issue but when I received it I learned that it had been published in 1998. Jeffrey Archer Homecoming takes us back to Ford County. Never is an extraordinary novel, full of heroines and villains, false prophets and elite warriors, jaded politicians and opportunistic revolutionaries. I suffered through the narration for about an hour or so, and then just couldn't take it anymore. After he was imprisoned for perjury in 2001, he wrote his highly acclaimed non-fiction series, Prison Diaries - Hell, Purgatory and Heaven - which were inspired by his experiences and loosely structured around Dantes Inferno. In fairness, this is not my usual genre of book but I'd hoped for better. ($250,000 ad/promo; author tour; radio/TV satellite tour), Categories: Jeffrey Howard Archer, Baron Archer of Weston-super-Mare (born 15 April 1940) is an English author and former politician. I gave the story a 4 star rating because it was good as far as I was able to get. was sentenced to four years' imprisonment for perjury. Some parts stretched the imagination but overall it held my interest and I looked forward to hearing more. together with The Prince and the Pauper (2006, National Geographic), this is a novella by Benjamin Iscariota fictionalized son, Bestseller Archer (Kane and Abel Dark and unsettling, this novels end arrives abruptly even as readers are still moving at a breakneck speed. Brooks places the epicenter of the Bigfoot war in a high-tech hideaway populated by the kind of people you might find in a Jurassic Park franchise: the schmo who doesnt know how to do much of anything but tries anyway, the well-intentioned bleeding heart, the know-it-all intellectual who turns out to know the wrong things, the immigrant with a tough backstory and an instinct for survival. Veteran actor Roger Allam brings an impressive range and energy to Archer's historical novel. Nat Cartwright lives with his middle-class birth parents and grows up to becomes a war hero in the Vietnam War before returning home to run for office in the Republican party. Holder of the Medal of Honor. Time for a re-do,Audible. In The Whistler, Lacy Stoltz investigated a corrupt judge who was taking millions in bribes from a crime syndicate. You will get an email reminder before your trial ends. by Roger Allam, Emilia Fox, Unabridged Fletcher Davenport becomes the only son of the millionaire couple. To see what your friends thought of this book. International geopolitics at its best, combines with the CIA-Whitehouse rivalry. Trouble signing in? Jewells (I Found You, 2017, etc.) In These Are the Circumstances, a suburban husband kills, The title of Atkinsons glittering foray into Londons post-WWI Soho (after Big Sky) comes from the obituary of real-life club maven Kate Meyrick, the inspiration for, Camerons riveting latest (after Ophelias Muse) explores class and economic divisions in an affluent Philadelphia suburb during the late-2000s housing bubble. Servant of his country. The twists & turns kept me engaged to the end. But for the past twenty-eight years, Fitzgerald has been leading a double life. The story seemed thinmaybe that's not the proper term. $14.95/month after 30 days. By: This latest installment in Archer's Clifton Chronicles series follows the multiple trials, tribulations, and sometime triumphs of working class Englishman Harry Clifton, his lady love Emma, An artful blend of colorful characters, seething resentment, calculated revenge, and a shocking, tragic cliffhanger distinguishes Archer's third volume of The Clifton Chronicles. Really enjoyed this one. Jeff Daniels, Ethan Hawke, January LaVoy, and others, Narrated by: A brush with death proves the biggest break of an aspiring artist's career. Taking up our resources, our time to care for you. Brooks presents a case for making room for Bigfoot in the world while peppering his narrative with timely social criticism about bad behavior on the human side of the conflict: The explosion of Rainier might have been better forecast had the president not slashed the budget of the U.S. Geological Survey, leading to immediate suspension of the National Volcano Early Warning System, and theres always someone around looking to monetize the natural disaster and the sasquatch-y onslaught that follows. I love Jeffrey Archer books and over the time I even got used to his style when within a few pages he tends to move by a decade or two - both an action and his characters - and you find yourself dealing with a few generations, not just one person :) Therefore, "The Eleventh Commandment" came as a surprise, since the author gave only one character in his book the right to entertain its readers until the last page and I truly enjoyed the fast paste action and never boring adventure across the worl. Middle-aged Connor Fitzgerald is a happily married man, decorated veteran and devoted father; he's also an ""NOC,"" a ""non-official cover officer"" for the CIA specializing in assassinations. When an aristocratic old lady is brutally murdered in her English country home on the night before September 11, 2001, it will take all the resources of the FBI and Interpol to work out the connection between her death and a priceless Van Gogh, which is stolen that night. Its no Kane & Abel, but its a fast-paced, spy thriller that was a fun and escape!! Good story by the way. Jonathan Aris, Narrated by: Your Premium Plus plan is $14.95 a month after 30 day trial. After a series of increasingly chilling eventsmysterious phone calls, the same blue car loitering outside her house, and a bloody knife left in her sinkEleanor fears that her life is in danger, and she wants to hire Archer to look into the matter. By: From the internationally best-selling author of Kane and Abel and A Prisoner of Birth comes Only Time Will Tell, the first in an ambitious new series that tells the story of one family across generations, across oceans, from heartbreak to triumph. Fortunately, he couldnt be more wrong: Hes got both feet firmly planted in Archerland Deluxe. 4 of 10 stars. [What is going to happen to Zerimski, is he going to get his comeuppance or is he going to reappear in a new story, cheers? Richard Armitage, Narrated by: audralafuente. Copyright 1995-2022 eBay Inc. All Rights Reserved. Once Connors locked away, the verdict and sentence are a foregone conclusion, and no ones escaped from Crucifix since best-selling Archer (Twelve Red Herrings, 1994, etc.) Theres much, much moreroping in the Russian Mafiya, the Washington Redskins, a dozen double-crosses, and two returns from the graveall of it the most rousing moonshine. David Baldacci. After getting out of Colombia just in time for what would be the opening credits if this were a James Bond movie, beloved hit-man Connor, a decorated Vietnam vet and devoted family man whos only a wink and a smile from reassignment to a cushy desk job, gets the bad news: His hard-nosed boss, CIA director Helen Dexter, gives him a choice between heading the agency office in Cleveland (Cleveland!) The plot begins promisingly with the body of mountaineer George Mallory discovered on the. influencers in the know since 1933. by Access a growing selection of included Audible Originals, audiobooks and podcasts. Two strangers, struck by lust-at-first-sight, consider a myriad of possibilities for where the day will take them. A tasty, if not always tasteful, tale of supernatural mayhem that fans of King and Crichton alike will enjoy. Loved the story but unfortunately the readers voice did not do that many voice characters. The tale finds its inspiration in the real-life mystery surrounding adventurer George Mallory, Practiced raconteur Archer ( Kane & Abel ) engagingly presents the rags-to-riches story of Charlie Trumper, a man who learns to buy and sell by working at his grandfather's vegetable cart in the, Newly minted CIA and Mossad agents work to undo damage wrought by a Mafia/Iraqi conspiracy in English author Archer's ( As the Crow Flies ; Kane and Abel ) witty, action-filled--if, Bestseller Archer assembles 15 more of the clever stories for which he is known. Connor (aided by an ex-CIA deputy director whose life he once saved) gets out of a St. Petersburg jail and falls into the hands of the Russian Mafia. But when his father is assassinated by the KGB for defying the state, Alexander and his mother will have to escape Russia if they hope to survive. Retrieve credentials.

Engaging yet fundamentally flawed political thriller by Jeffery Archer. Yes {var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; Jeffrey Archer. Narrator sounds like hes only recently learned to read. January LaVoy, Narrated by: Ranging from the Oval Office in the White House to a Russian Mafia boss's luxurious hideaway outside St Petersburg, The Eleventh Commandment sets new standards in contemporary thriller writing. I could never tell when the women said anything it was rather confusing. Even though Archer (Sons of Fortune Although my exams were a couple of days ahead, I couldn't stop reading this engaging book. Yet in the end, the story does not pay off as it shouldand Archer drops the ball where he should have played it through. This first title from the Clifton Chronicles, In this first installment in Archer's new Clifton Chronicles series, Harry Clifton, a dockworker's son from Bristol, England, must grapple with the truth about his fa- ther's history and forge his. Max Brooks The Sparring Partners are the Malloy brothers, Kirk and Rusty, two young lawyers who inherited a once prosperous firm when its founder, their father, was sent to prison. The pace, the ingenuity, the twists, intertwined with a moving love story, show Britain's bestselling writer at the peak of his page-turning powers. On the brink of his retirement, he is sent to Russia for one last hit. Some plot details, including the final twist, are a tad hokey, and Connor keeps his much-touted charisma under wraps, yet Archer sweeps us along (and even finds time to write himself into the plot as London's mayor, a position he's seeking in real life). Last night I finished The Eleventh Commandment by Jeffrey Archer. Sadly this book didn't anywhere near match their magic and I found the storytelling somewhat lacking. [CDATA[ Roger Allam, Narrated by: Loved the twist created by the Russian President but of course glad it failed. The fourteen short stories in To Cut a Long Story Short show Jeffrey Archers great skills with a wide variety of character, of subject and of setting, but all with that trademark twist in the tale. She drifted away from her other two children, Hanna and Jake, and eventually she and her husband, Paul, divorced. Many of the 12 stories here, all of which feature, With his latest, Archer (Honor Among Thieves) delivers another page-turning, heart-stopping saga, with delightful twists, and a surprise ending.