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Summary

The Clifton Chronicles is Jeffrey Archer's most ambitious work in four decades as an international best-selling author. The epic tale of Harry Clifton's life begins in 1920, with the chilling words, 'I was told that my father was killed in the war.' But it will be another 20 years before Harry discovers how his father really died, which will only lead him to question: who was his father? Is he the son of Arthur Clifton, a stevedore who worked in Bristol docks, or the first born son of a scion of West Country society, whose family owns a shipping line?

Only Time Will Tell covers the years from 1920 to 1940, and includes a cast of memorable characters that The Times has compared to The Forsyte Saga. Volume One 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.

©2011 Jeffrey Archer (P)2011 Macmillan Publishers

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Jeffrey does it again

Yet Another fantastic story. Holds you from the first page and leaves you hanging for the next book. Highly recommend

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Just didn't enjoy this book. Seemed to ramble on and on , rather tedious to listen to. In truth I'm not a J Archer fan I suppose.

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Entertaining to say the least.

Well narrated and easy to listen too. Enjoyed the simplicity of the storyline with the maybe slightly predictable ending. Still, can't wait to listen to the second in the series.

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thoroughly enjoyed

Narrator was excellent. Fab story . Will continue with the next book in the
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Gripping

Loved Jeffrey Archer books years ago, now I have got Audio Books love his books all over again

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Poor for me

Struggled with time line changes in the middle and found some of the characters choices unrealistic.

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gripping

I'm glad this is an audio book. I would get nothing else done If I read it.

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loved it. 😍

Can't wait for the 2nd installment in fact I'm going to download it now .

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Fantastic yarn

Jeffrey Archer at it's best! this story was well paced and full of surprises.

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Really struggling....

It's was hard for me to keep listening to this story. Just not relatable at all as there's too much talk of the life of a teenage boy, resident stories... the normal going ons with friends etc. Struggling through it and hoping number 2 will get better.... but mad at myself for spending my precious credit on this one.