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The sins of the father [sound recording] : a novel / Jeffrey Archer.

Archer, Jeffrey 1940- (Author). Jennings, Alex. (Added Author). Fox, Emilia, 1974- (Added Author).

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Booth & Dimock Library - Coventry ACD ARC (Text to phone) 33260000308370 Adult Book on CD Available -
Brookfield Library CD F/ARCHER (Text to phone) 34029124423616 Adult Book on CD In transit -
Douglas Library of Hebron AUDIO CD ARC (Text to phone) 33400130693768 Adult Fiction CD Available -
Easton Public Library ACD ARCHER, JEFFREY (Text to phone) 37777115280703 Adult Fiction CD Available -
Gunn Memorial Library - Washington BCD FIC ARC (Text to phone) 34055131998662 Adult Fiction CD Available -
Hagaman Memorial Library - East Haven CD F ARCHER (Text to phone) 31953127962713 Adult Fiction CD Checked out 05/30/2020
Killingworth Library Association CD ARC (Text to phone) 33420144969582 Adult Audio Book Available -
Mark Twain Library Association - Redding BOT CD Arc (Text to phone) 33620121693150 Adult Book on CD Available -
Oliver Wolcott Library - Litchfield CD SPOKEN ARC (Text to phone) 36123125295525 Adult Fiction CD Available -
Ridgefield Library FIC ARCHER (Text to phone) 34010125929991 Adult Book on CD Available -
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General Note: Title from container.
Compact discs.
Duration: 10:00:00.
Participant or Performer Note: Read by Alex Jennings and Emilia Fox.
Summary, etc.: Only days before Britain declares war on Germany, Harry Clifton, hoping to escape the consequences of long-buried family secrets, and forced to accept that his desire to marry Emma Barrington will never be fulfilled, has joined the Merchant Navy. After his ship is sunk, Harry seizes on the chance to escape his tangled past by assuming the identity of an American officer.
Subject: Families England History 20th century Fiction
World War, 1939-1945 Fiction
Family secrets Fiction
British United States History 20th century Fiction
Deception Fiction
Domestic fiction
Voyages and travels Fiction
Marital conflict Fiction
Impostors and imposture Fiction
Genre: Historical fiction.
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Syndetic Solutions - Library Journal Review for ISBN Number 9781427214942
The Sins of the Father
The Sins of the Father
by Archer, Jeffrey; Allam, Roger (Read by); Fox, Emilia (Read by); Jennings, Alex (Read by)
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The Sins of the Father

Library Journal


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In the second installment (after Only Time Will Tell) of Archer's five-volume saga, Harry Clifton, a Bristol dockworker's son, and Giles Barrington, the assumed heir to the Barrington estate, seek to enlist in World War II despite various obstacles. Harry joins the Merchant Navy and, after a German U-boat sinks his ship, is among a group rescued by an American cruise liner. He attempts to escape his past by assuming another sailor's identity but, as a result, lands in an American jail serving a six-year sentence. Meanwhile, the color-blind Barrington finagles his way into the British army, and Emma Barrington, Harry's intended, gives birth to a boy whose parentage, like Harry's, is a mystery. As usual, Archer permits his characters to drive the plot, enriching its multiple layers with their own perspectives. He also introduces semiautobiographical elements: Harry authors a series of diaries while serving as prison librarian, and in the concluding chapters, a debate regarding the Barrington Shipping fortune's legitimate heir demonstrates Archer's intimate knowledge of parliamentary procedures. VERDICT Although the plot twists and cliff-hangers seem sensational in spots, Archer's panache and sharp repartee maintain the excitement and sheer fun of reading this literary master. [See Prepub Alert, 10/31/11.]-Jerry P. Miller, Cambridge, MA (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Syndetic Solutions - BookList Review for ISBN Number 9781427214942
The Sins of the Father
The Sins of the Father
by Archer, Jeffrey; Allam, Roger (Read by); Fox, Emilia (Read by); Jennings, Alex (Read by)
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The second volume of the multigenerational family saga begun in Only Time Will Tell (2011) begins in 1939. Brit Harry Clifton, trying to run from his past, has adopted the identity of an American who was lost at sea, but Harry doesn't bargain for the dead American being wanted for murder. Meanwhile, Emma Barrington, Harry's lover (and the mother of his child), abandons her upper-crust life to journey to America, where, she believes, Harry is still alive. The novel spans the WWII years, but the war serves more as a backdrop to the story (although it plays rather a larger role in Harry's portion). Like Only Time Will Tell, the narrative unfolds through alternating points of view the first section is Harry's, the second Emma's, and so on and it isn't until we're most of the way through the novel that we are able to fill in the blanks. An excellent sequel to an ambitious novel and a definite indicator that this series could be destined for big things. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Something old (print publicity, television advertising) and something new (social-network advertising aimed to capitalize on Archer's 100,000 Facebook friends) will help drive the 300,000 first printing into eager readers' hands.--Pitt, David Copyright 2010 Booklist

Syndetic Solutions - Publishers Weekly Review for ISBN Number 9781427214942
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by Archer, Jeffrey; Allam, Roger (Read by); Fox, Emilia (Read by); Jennings, Alex (Read by)
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This latest installment in Archer's Clifton Chronicles series follows the multiple trials, tribulations, and sometime triumphs of working class Englishman Harry Clifton, his lady love Emma Barrington, and their numerous respective family members as they struggle, fight, and love their way across three continents during World War II. The tale is told from the point of view of several characters, and Alex Jennings and Emilia Fox provide narration that ably captures those characters, and render myriad voices and international accents--everything from from New York City cabbies to German officers and the stiff-upper-lipped British aristocrats. Fox particularly shines in chapters recounting the adventures of the stalwart Emma, who sets out on a mission to learn the fate of her lover that takes her from the comfort of her English homeland to the wilds of New York City. Fox skillfully brings this plucky, never say die character to life in this fast, entertaining summer listen, perfect for long drives or relaxing days in the sun. A St. Martin's hardcover. (May) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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