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He should never have opened the envelope....

Adam Scott listens to the reading of his father's will, aware that the contents can only be meagre. The Colonel, after all, had nothing to leave - except a letter he had never opened himself, a letter that can only bring further disgrace to the family name. Against his mother's advice, Adam opens the letter, and immediately realizes his life can never be the same again. The contents leave him with no choice but to follow a course his father would have described as a matter of honour.

©1986 Jeffrey Archer (P)2014 Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.

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  • Melíssa Wilmans
  • 19-01-18

Great narratior, slow story.

amazing narrator! Bit of a slow story with a lot of background info on each character.

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  • Pauline
  • 16-04-21

0ne minor mistake in the reading of the book.

In one passage the reader says of a man “he was in the Royal DRAGON Guards” - He should have said, “he was in the Royal DRAGOON Guards”
It’s a small mistake, but it irritated me!
The book is great, although it did take me a while to get in to it. Once in, it’s a great story.

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  • Julie
  • 24-06-16

Matter of honour

I read this when it came out in a big book
But it is better listening

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  • C.hris W
  • 03-02-16

Excellent read

As usual Archer keeps us entertained and guessing all the way through to the end.

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  • Jennifer Currie
  • 10-12-20

Exalant

Once again Jeffery Archer has done it again with an exiting nail biting story .Very well narrated by John Lee .I couldn't put it down .

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  • Parthiban Mookiah
  • 05-09-20

Accents are terrible.

Nice entertaining story. Narrator’s Russian and Irish accents are brilliant. But every other accent - lesser I say the better. Not sure why almost every narrator on audible kicks up the German accent - can’t even get anywhere remotely close. Story itself is quite witty and humorous at times despite some intense moments. Overall I would recommend for a jolly ride.

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  • Kieron P
  • 30-07-19

great yarn

great yarn, good escapism on a long car journey to Europe.
reminded me in parts of the 39 Steps with twists and turns in each chapter.
recommended if you like a good story

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  • Isaac Curran
  • 23-01-19

Excellent

It took a wee while to get into this book but well worth it. Different from the usual Jeffrey Archer stories but still a great listen.

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  • helen
  • 12-09-18

A tad boring.

I was surprised by my own reaction to this book as I am a real Jeffrey Archer fan, but this is boring. Spy books should be left to John Le Carre and Frederick Forsyth etc. I did not connect to the story which is unusual for me with a Jeffrey Archer book.
The narration is excellent, but otherwise I did not like it.

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  • BS
  • 01-01-18

Good story ruined by narrator

This took s little longer to get into than the usual Archer stories; the clipped, staccato narrative made it difficult to maintain interest. This was aggravated by the numerous Slavic names, only serving to confuse the listener.
That being said, the story managed to hold the imagination, despite the slightly implausible situations in true Archer style.

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  • MR D A JONES
  • 29-09-17

Enthralling story.

First time I've heard John Lee as a narrator and really enjoyed listening to him.
The story itself was excellent well worth a listen.

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  • Jonathan W
  • 02-01-21

Archer at his best

Twist after twist, such an easy yet enthralling listen
Creative, witty and good as ever
Narrator is excellent too

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  • Minh C. Nguyen
  • 07-08-19

Quality of audiobook

The story was great. A bit slow to start off and only got interesting until about halfway. My only beef of this audiobook is that the end of each chapter is cut off by about 3 seconds ie the chapter is not completed. :( :(

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  • David
  • 25-04-19

Marvellous characters!

These Archer characters, you can feel the very fabric of them. The story is very strongly constructed on the character of these people. Terrible pity that the tale is so let down on what becomes a monologue that drags on. The audio production is far from pleasant , the speech compression makes the narrator so dreadfully tiresome. So I hope fellow reader that like myself you are an avid Archer reader
and will be prepared to let this tale go by.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-07-18

great performance from John Lee, as always.

bit slow to start, but pays off with good character building. excellent reading too from the narrator