Only Time Will Tell by Jeffrey Archer audiobook

Only Time Will Tell: A Novel

By Jeffrey Archer
Read by Roger Allam and Emelia Fox

Macmillan Audio 9781427211460

The Clifton Chronicles: Book 1

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781427211460

  • ISBN: 9781427211460

Runtime: 12.69 Hours
Category: Fiction
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

From the internationally bestselling 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.

The epic tale of Harry Clifton's life begins in 1920, with the words "I was told that my father was killed in the war." A dock worker in Bristol, Harry never knew his father, but he learns about life on the docks from his uncle, who expects Harry to join him at the shipyard once he's left school. But then an unexpected gift wins him a scholarship to an exclusive boys' school, and his life will never be the same again.

As he enters into adulthood, Harry finally learns how his father really died, but the awful truth only leads him to question, was he even his father? Is he the son of Arthur Clifton, a stevedore who spent his whole life on the docks, or the firstborn son of a scion of West Country society, whose family owns a shipping line?

This introductory novel in Archer's ambitious series The Clifton Chronicles includes a cast of colorful characters and takes us from the ravages of the Great War to the outbreak of the Second World War, when Harry must decide whether to take up a place at Oxford or join the navy and go to war with Hitler's Germany. From the docks of working-class England to the bustling streets of 1940 New York City, Only Time Will Tell takes readers on a journey through to future volumes, which will bring to life one hundred years of recent history to reveal a family story that neither the reader nor Harry Clifton himself could ever have imagined.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

A dynamite commercial novel…Archer brings it off with panache. The Washington Post on A Prisoner of Birth
A compelling read…The pace never flags. Newsday (New York) on A Prisoner of Birth
A storyteller in the class of Alexandre Dumas. The Washington Post on A Twist in the Tale
Kane and Abel…that classic of modern literature. The Times (London)
I was utterly hooked. It was an absurdly enjoyable read. Anthony Horowitz, Daily Telegraph (London)
What appears at the outset to be a straightforward coming-of-age tale becomes, by the end, a saga of power, betrayal, and bitter hatred. The novel ends on a deliberately dark note, setting the stage for the sequel…An outstanding effort from a reliable veteran. Booklist (starred Review)
“Archer delivers another page-turning, heart-stopping saga, with delightful twists, and a surprise ending… readers will surely wait for the next with bated breath. Publishers Weekly
General readers as well as Archer fans will enjoy this unforgettable tale, which abounds with cliff-hangers that propel its intriguing and intricate plot. Library Journal (starred review)
“Archer delivers another page-turning, heart-stopping saga, with delightful twists, and a surprise ending.” Publishers Weekly
“What appears at the outset to be a straightforward coming-of-age tale becomes, by the end, a saga of power, betrayal, and bitter hatred. The novel ends on a deliberately dark note, setting the stage for the sequel. Archer is known for thrillers, and while this has some thriller elements, it will also appeal to mainstream historical-fiction fans. An outstanding effort from a reliable veteran.” Booklist

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Author

Author Bio: Jeffrey Archer

Author Bio: Jeffrey Archer

Jeffrey Archer is an author of fiction, nonfiction, and plays, including numerous New York Times bestsellings, of which three made the #1 bestsellers spot. He was educated at Oxford University. He served five years as a member of the British parliament in the House of Commons and has served twenty-seven years as a member of the House of Lords. Now published in 97 countries and more than 37 languages, all of his novels and short story collections—including Kane & Abel, Only Time Will Tell and This Was a Man—have been international bestsellers.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 12.69
Audience: Adult
Language: English