Friday, June 29, 2012

ARE YOU LISTENING? THE SINS OF THE FATHER: A JEFFREY ARCHER AUDIO BOOK REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

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THE SINS OF THE FATHER 
Next in THE CLIFTON CHRONICLES Series
BY JEFFREY ARCHER 
Read by Alex Jennings and Emilia Fox

ABOUT THE BOOK:
With war between Britian and Germany on the immediate horizon, Harry Clifton has joined the merchant marines to escape long buried family secrets that have just come to light. And it isn't long before war is upon them. On the very day that Britain declares war on Germany, a U-boat sinks Harry's ship. While recovering on the SS Kansas Star, a passing American cruise liner, Harry seizes on the chance to escape his tangled past by stealing the identity of an American killed in the explosion.
But upon landing in America, he quickly finds how mistaken he was when he--as Tom Bradshaw--is arrested for murder. Without any way of knowing the details of the charges, or of contacting his family across the Atlantic, or of even proving that he is anyone other than Bradshaw, Harry Clifton is trapped behind bars and chained to a past that is far worst than the one he had hoped to escape.

On the heels of the international bestseller Only Time Will Tell, Jeffrey Archer picks up the sweeping story where he left off with Sins of the Father, the next installment Archer's most ambitious series.

AN EXCERPT FROM THE SINS OF THE FATHER:
“MY NAME IS Harry Clifton.”
“Sure, and I’m Babe Ruth,” said Detective Kolowski as he lit a cigarette.
“No,” said Harry, “you don’t understand, there’s been a terrible mistake. I’m Harry Clifton, an Englishman from Bristol. I served on the same ship as Tom Bradshaw.”
“Save it for your lawyer,” said the detective, exhaling deeply and filling the small cell with a cloud of smoke.
“I don’t have a lawyer,” protested Harry.
“If I was in the trouble you’re in, kid, I’d consider having Sefton Jelks on my side to be about my only hope.”
“Who’s Sefton Jelks?”
“You may not have heard of the sharpest lawyer in New York,” said the detective as he blew out another plume of smoke, “but he has an appointment to see you at nine o’clock tomorrow morning, and Jelks don’t leave his office unless his bill has been paid in advance.”
“But—” began Harry, as Kolowski banged the palm of his hand on the cell door.
“So when Jelks turns up tomorrow morning,” Kolowski continued, ignoring Harry’s interruption, “you’d better come up with a more convincing story than we’ve arrested the wrong man. You told the immigration officer that you were Tom Bradshaw, and if it was good enough for him, it’s going to be good enough for the judge.”
The cell door swung open, but not before the detective had exhaled another plume of smoke that made Harry cough. Kolowski stepped out into the corridor without another word and slammed the door behind him. Harry collapsed on to a bunk that was attached to the wall and rested his head on a brick-hard pillow. He looked up at the ceiling and began to think about how he’d ended up in a police cell on the other side of the world on a murder charge.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
JEFFREY ARCHER, whose novels and short stories include Paths of Glory, A Prisoner of Birth, and Kane and Abel, has topped the bestseller lists around the world, with sales of more than 135 million copies. Only Time Will Tell, his recent novel and the first in The Clifton Chronicles, was a New York Times bestseller. He is married with two sons, and lives in London and Cambridge.

Jeffrey Archer firmly established himself as a literary force with the publication of his first novel, Not A Penny More, Not A Penny Less, in 1975. Now, 35 years later, Jeffrey continues to defy his critics and delight his fans. His most recent collection of short stories, And Thereby Hangs a Tale, is now available in paperback. He is currently working on a five-part series of novels entitled The Clifton Chronicles.

In addition to his books and short stories, Jeffrey also turned his storytelling talents to The Gospel According to Judas, by Benjamin Iscariot, written in collaboration with eminent Australian biblical scholar, Professor Francis J Moloney. This thought-provoking retelling of the Judas Iscariot story offered a unique account of Christ's betrayer and received critical acclaim.

HOW MANY OTHER BOOKS BY JEFFREY ARCHER HAVE YOU READ?
                          

                          

                          
MY THOUGHTS/REVIEW:
As the second book in Jeffrey Archer’s The Clifton Chronicles, THE SINS OF THE FATHER, is a wonderful war time romance in which you are driven to turn pages in order to see if good will indeed conquer evil. Although it can be a stand alone novel, it does make for a better read if you have read ONLY TIME WILL TELL with all its background and details.

The story begins as England is about to enter into war with Germany. While most of the people prepare to defend their country, the dreadful Hugo Barrington seems to think it is not his problem! Hugo’s spoiled by the wealth his family amassed over the years as they established the Barrington Shipping Line.  This well respected company is changed when Hugo, the playboy, takes over. The waters are muddied when Hugo’s daughter, Emma, who is in love with Harry Clifton, plans to marry him. But the question of Harry’s true heritage arises, and since Hugo Barrington could be his biological father, Clifton decides to join the Merchant Marines and spare Emma any more heartache. When the ship Harry is on is attacked on its way to America, he seizes the opportunity and takes on the new identity of a shipmate who drowned.

Sailing into America as Tom Bradshaw, little does Harry realize he now has a whole new set of problems. Harry winds up in jail serving out the time that Tom Bradshaw was to have done. Meanwhile, Emma doesn’t believe that Harry could be dead. Her resolve is strengthened by the fact that she has given birth to Harry’s son Sebastian, and so heads to America in search of him.

Archer’s book once again is divided into sections dealing with the different characters and time periods. Told through the diverse viewpoints of Jeffrey Archer’s well developed and fascinating characters, it is easy to see why the story keeps your attention. As this part of The Clifton Chronicles ends, so does World War II and readers must now wait once again for the next installment to learn how the cliff hanger ending turns out! 

 GIVEAWAY
THANKS TO ESTHER AND MY FRIENDS AT
MACMILLAN AUDIO, I HAVE ONE COPY OF 
THE SINS OF THE FATHER BY JEFFREY ARCHER,
TO GIVE AWAY TO ONE LUCKY FOLLOWER
 
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+1 ENTRY: READ ABOUT THE AUDIO BOOK ABOVE AND COMMENT ON SOMETHING YOU FOUND INTERESTING ABOUT THE SINS OF THE FATHER THAT WOULD MAKE YOU WANT TO WIN THIS AUDIO BOOK

+1 MORE ENTRY: BLOG OR TWEET ABOUT THIS GIVEAWAY AND LEAVE A LINK I CAN FOLLOW IN THE ENTRY

+1 MORE ENTRY: COMMENT ON SOMETHING YOU FIND INTERESTING AT JEFFREY ARCHER'S WEBSITE HERE

+1 MORE ENTRY: COMMENT ON ONE CURRENT GIVEAWAY OF MINE YOU HAVE ENTERED. IF YOU ENTERED MORE THAN ONE, COMMENT SEPARATELY FOR EACH AND YOU WILL GET AN ENTRY FOR EACH ONE

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+1 MORE SPECIAL ENTRY: COMMENT IF YOU ENTERED THE GIVEAWAY FOR JOSH HENKIN'S BOOK, THE WORLD WITHOUT YOU, AND PLEASE PUT THE NUMBER OF ONLY ONE OF YOUR COMMENTS SO I CAN CHECK IT
 
GIVEAWAY ENDS AT
6 PM, EST, JULY 12
GOOD LUCK!
 

129 comments:

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It sounds like a great book. I guess you better be really careful about whose identity you steal. I would love to see what happens and how he sorts it out.
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Steve Capell said...

Novel written around WWII era have always interested me and your review has enticed my interest. I've not read any from this author so this may be my first. Thanks for the opportunity.

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