A Prisoner of Birth by Jeffrey Archer audiobook

A Prisoner of Birth: A Novel

By Jeffrey Archer
Read by Roger Allam

Macmillan Audio 9781427202833

Unabridged

Format: CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781427202833

  • ISBN: 9781427202833

Runtime: 16.83 Hours
Category: Fiction/Thrillers/Suspense
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Among shortlisted titles for Audie Award Finalist, 2009

Winner of Publishers Weekly Listen Up Awards: Best in Category, 2008

Danny Cartwright and Spencer Craig never should have met. One evening, Danny, an East End cockney who works as a garage mechanic, takes his fianceé up to the West End to celebrate their engagement. He crosses the path of Spencer Craig, a West End barrister posed to be the youngest Queen's Counsel of his generation.

A few hours later Danny is arrested for murder and later is sentenced to twenty-two years in prison, thanks to irrefutable testimony from Spencer, the prosecution's main witness.

Danny spends the next few years in a high-security prison while Spencer Craig's career as a lawyer goes straight up. All the while Danny plans to escape and wreak his revenge.

Thus begins Jeffrey Archer's poignant novel of deception, hatred and vengeance, in which only one of them can finally triumph while the other will spend the rest of his days in jail. But which one will triumph? This suspenseful novel takes the listener through so many twists and turns that no one will guess the ending, even the most ardent of Archer's many, many fans.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

There's no better person to narrate this 21st-century adventure than Roger Allam…Allam narrates the multiple layers and numerous characters of this complex plot with alacrity. His reading, together with the story's ending, will leave listeners fulfilled. AudioFile
...Roger Allam gives an award-worthy performance in this crisply paced production. Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
“Narrator Roger Allam pumps this story up considerably by enhancing each character with engrossing vocal interpretations. He does a terrific job subtly morphing Danny's East-End accent into an upper-crust West-End one.... Every character in the story draws you in but there's a old Scottish lawyer and a venerable British defense barrister that'll have you cheering. Both are superb combinations of what Archer has put on paper and narrator Allam has brought to them vocally.... A sensational revenge story heightened by superb narration. You might find yourself sitting in a parked car finishing off a chapter. Tom Alderman, The Huffington Post

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Author

Author Bio: Jeffrey Archer

Author Bio: Jeffrey Archer

Jeffrey Archer has topped the bestseller lists around the world, with sales of more than 250 million copies in ninety-seven countries and more than thirty-seven languages. He is the only author ever to have written a number one bestseller in fiction, short stories, and nonfiction. He is married to Dame Mary Archer, DBE, and they have two sons. He and his family divide their time between London and Cambridge.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction/Thrillers/Suspense
Runtime: 16.83
Audience: Adult
Language: English