Best Kept Secret

Best Kept Secret

Downloadable Audiobook - 2013
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New York Times bestseller Jeffrey Archer continues his beloved Clifton Chronicle series as Harry and Emma finally begin building a happy life--but a dangerous family enemy is about to resurface. Best Kept Secret opens a moment after the end of The Sins of the Father, with the resolution of the trial and the triumphant marriage of Harry Clifton and Elizabeth Barrington, finally uniting their family. Harry, now a bestselling novelist, Emma, their son Sebastian, and orphaned Jessica make a new life for themselves, but all is not as happy and secure as it could be. Emma's brother, Giles, is engaged to a woman who may be more interested in Barrington's fortune and title than in a long and happy marriage. And Sebastian, though he is bright, isn't quite the hard worker that his father was at school, and finds a hard time resisting the temptations that his somewhat unsavory friends provide.It all comes to a head when a new villain is uncovered, a face from the past with grudges against both Harry and Giles--Fisher, who tortured Harry at school and later took credit for Giles' heroics during the war. Fisher teams up with Giles' now ex-wife to wreak havoc on Giles' latest election as well as meddle with affairs inside Barringtons, while Harry and Emma must deal with a new scheme that Sebastian has unwittingly fallen into with a supposed friend. The drama continues for Harry Clifton and his family, bringing this mesmerizing saga into the 1960s.
Publisher: New York : Macmillan Audio, 2013
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781427234155
Branch Call Number: Overdrive eAudiobook
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 sound file (11 hr., 15 min., 46 sec.)) : digital
Additional Contributors: Jennings, Alex
Fox, Emilia 1974-


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Oct 19, 2020

This series is quite odd. Really interesting, but odd. It is as if the author took the sweep of the best 19th century novels and then removed ALL descriptive passages. The formula is a listing of what the characters say and what they do. It is very rarely that we learn any other details (the furniture, the weather, their clothing, the look on their faces, etc). Plot, plot, plot ..... Each book reads like a long screenplay, or captions on an epic movie. The dialogue flows effortlessly, the actions are described succinctly and clearly. The readers have to fill in their own versions of what people look like, what the room-restaurant-hotel-countryside looks like. Works for me ! But it's odd.

Nov 11, 2016

The third book in the Clifton Chronicles series

Feb 06, 2015

Be prepared to read for hours until you are finished. Get the next book before you start this as it is quite the cliffhanger at the end. Can't wait to find out how the series ends. I will miss the characters when he is done writing the series.

Apr 17, 2014

Excellent dvd-book. I always enjoy Jeffery Archer and this one out did my expectations. Strongly recommended.

JCLHunterSt Jul 14, 2013

This is the third (and latest) book of Archer’s Clifton Chronicles. It follows the same path as the first two, intertwining the families of the Barrington and the Clifton families. I enjoyed several new characters introduced in this book and Archer taking the storyline out of Great Britain and America, into Argentina. If you enjoy historical fiction, this is a good series with cliff hangers after each book. Unfortunately, I don’t expect the next book for at least another year.

Jul 13, 2013

After the major disappointment of this trilogy's predecessor, I decided to take the book by the spine and discard it. I tried, but was unable to be motivated enough to finish this incredibly slow moving story. My rating is based on what I read. There are too many good stories to get to than waste my time on those unworthy. 1 of 10 stars


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