✓ Read ✓ Only Time Will Tell by Jeffrey Archer ☆ Only Time Will Tell The Clifton Chronicles by Jeffrey Archer was an enjoyable book.
I listened to this book and the narrator was really good and very well suited to the story.
I really enjoy family sagas and this was no exception with its well formed characters, a flowing and twisting tale and a little social history to keep the reader entertained.
This book reminded me a little of Downton Abbey and I think readers who enjoyed that series will really enjoy the clifton Chronicles.
I was a little disappointed with a couple aspects of the story but overall an enjoyable read I will probably in time download the second book as it was easy listening.
Apparently, this is a bestseller a book that loads of people around the world have devoured And I get why that is because it is a pretty straight forward, easily read story about several families, several destinies and several points of view that entwine Especially the beginning of this historical family saga had me intrigued because it tells enchantingly about these three boys and their struggles on a boarding school However, as my reading progressed the story becameandredundant and predictable, and especially towards the end it felt like Jeffrey Archer included historical aspects to the story just for the sake of accentuating the history that was going on simultaneously to the characters lives It didn t feel natural for him to suddenly talk about Churchill and his actions up to the S 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 , 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 AgainAs 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 OfNew 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 4,25 sterren Nederlandse paperback gevonden in de minibieb in Venlo Quote uit het boek Harry je bent de snelste kranten bezorger ooit Dank u meneer Prachtig geschreven boek over Harry, bekeken en beschreven vanuit meerderde personages Het begint in 1920 Tijdsbeeld en verhaallijn mooi beschreven Alleen dat open eind daar baal ik altijd zo van.
A heart warming story set back in the early 1900 s which follows a young lad named Harry Clifton as he faces the many obstacles throughout his life s journey to manhood There are also several strong characters in this book with chapters devoted to their own narration It was an enjoyable tale and hard to put down Also recommended is Jeffrey Archer s classic novel Kane Abel an extraordinary book not to be missed.
What a fantastic book Not just in plot, but in nuance too This was the first book I read by Jeffrey Archer, but I have every intention of reading manyafter this one This book is set up so that each section is from one person s perspective Harry, Maisie, Jack Tar, Hugo, Giles and Emma all get a section Harry gets the first and last section Maisie gets an extra few pages in the prologue Sounds like a common set up, but here is where it gets really interesting each section starts with a first person narrative as the first chapter The remaining chapters are told by a third present omnipresent narrator still focused on that character The narrator occasionally provides some insight into what the other people currently in the scene are thinking Series Clifton Chronicles 1Genre Historical fictionPublication Date March 2011 Deeply engaging storyline The plot is very intense, keeps us on the edge Jeffery Archer sure knows how to play with cliffhangers and plot twists, he is very smooth and canny with them Loved the characters and the emotions they conveyed Separate chapters for different characters gave us many perspectives of an ealier event which enriched the feel of what was really happening.
It is very frustrating to assign stars on GR Seems to me that It s ok should be smack in the middle followed by I liked it and I loved it This book was OK Average Predictable but entertaining beach read or exercise, driving story I listented to it and it made my 3 miles on the treadmill bearable and that is what I want in an audiobook It was well written because Archer is incapable of writing poorly My major beef is that we get to the end AND IT JUST STOPS I realize that there are 5 sequels coming, but most authors do write books that can stand alone, even though there are sequels This goes for relatively new authors such as Suzanne Collins Archer, having been around since the year of the flood, knows better Shame on him.
Shame also on St Martin s Press who get an F for editing The protagonist in this book is arrested in the U.
S at the beginn Sometimes you read a book everyone else seems to loveLoveLOVE and then wonder if you bought the same book everyone else did because as far as you re concerned, it stank For me, that would be this book.
The author goes to great lengths to convince us that yes, the Main Character is indeed a brilliant child man with unseen depths and superb intellect We must believe this because of the great lengths other characters go to ensure that the Main Character has the means to build on his future, and the same supporting characters are always engaged in conversation talking about how brilliant Main Character is and conspiring to make sure a tiny kid does not know that everyone is working in collusion to get him to accept opportuni