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Be Careful What You Wish For Audiobook

Be Careful What You Wish For: Clifton Chronicles, Book 4

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The fourth spellbinding book in the epic Clifton Chronicles series

Be Careful What You Wish For opens with Harry Clifton and his wife, Emma, rushing to hospital to learn the fate of their son, Sebastian, who has been involved in a fatal car accident. But who died, Sebastian or his best friend Bruno?

When Ross Buchanan is forced to resign as chairman of the Barrington Shipping Company, Emma Clifton wants to replace him. But Don Pedro Martinez intends to install his puppet, the egregious Major Alex Fisher, in order to destroy the Barrington family firm just as the company plans to build its new luxury liner, the MV Buckingham. Back in London, Harry and Emma's adopted daughter wins a scholarship to the Slade Academy of Art where she falls in love with a fellow student, Clive Bingham, who asks her to marry him. Both families are delighted until Priscilla Bingham, Jessica's future mother-in-law, has a visit from an old friend, Lady Virginia Fenwick, who drops her particular brand of poison into the wedding chalice.

Then, without warning, Cedric Hardcastle, a bluff Yorkshireman who no one has come across before, takes his place on the board of Barringtons. This causes an upheaval that none of them could have anticipated, and will change the lives of every member of the Clifton and Barrington families. Hardcastle's first decision is who to support to become the next chairman of the board: Emma Clifton or Major Alex Fisher? And with that decision, the story takes yet another twist that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

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

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    Amazon Customer 02/11/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Gripping"

    Another fantastic book in this series. It is amazing how each book draws you into the next and propels you through. Such a captivating narrative. Unlike the earlier books however, this is lacking the female narrator, which is somewhat disappointing, if only because it provides variation in tone.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Tamara 08/01/2017
    Tamara 08/01/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "The twists , turns and revenge continue"

    This instalment begins with Emma and Harry Clifton believing their son has been killed in a car accident.

    The story provides more " just one more chapter" listening moments. With a large range of characters, different agendas, people playing, being played and seekig revenge upon revenge, never a dull moment.

    Whilst more predictable than previous instalments still kept me hooked . As with previous books in the series we are left with a cliff hanger.

    Looking forward to the next instalment.

    Alex Jennings narration just adds to the listenimg experience. Highly recommend.

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    Anna Blyth 17/05/2015
    Anna Blyth 17/05/2015
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    "Stayed Awake"

    I listened to this book, after having read the first 3 in the Series. It was a fantastic experience, and the Narrater was fantastic! Able to use a variation of accents and
    levels of his voice. He also kept the story line punchy. It's difficult to not like a Jeffrey Archer book, but hearing it done so well on Audio was great. I stayed awake for hours listening, as I was keen to hear it all.

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    Luke 24/01/2015
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    "Archer. Best."

    Every book in this series has kept me on the edge of my seat. I finished all of them in a week.
    Awesome.

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    Hugh Inverell, Australia 08/06/2014
    Hugh Inverell, Australia 08/06/2014 Member Since 2014
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    "Jeffrey Archer keeps getting better"
    If you could sum up Be Careful What You Wish For in three words, what would they be?

    An excellent story


    What did you like best about this story?

    You never quite know what will happen next. The Characters are so well intertwined


    What does Alex Jennings bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    He brings the characters to life. His command of the various British/ Scottish / Northern accents is so life like.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    There were many. It is hard to choose


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Deb West Pennant Hills, Australia 03/04/2014
    Deb West Pennant Hills, Australia 03/04/2014 Member Since 2014

    Wife, mother, nanna, part time actor, avid reader, world traveller, golfer, bridge player, lover of life.

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    "I wished for this book, be careful."
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I have been engrossed in the series since it first began. I enjoyed listening but it wasn't as good as the others.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Jeffrey Archer? Why or why not?

    I have read several books by Jeffrey Archer. I like the way he writes.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    I found the toffee accents a bit hard to take at times. Also the Rodriguez family were very hammy.


    Was Be Careful What You Wish For worth the listening time?

    If you love this series then yes. Again it leaves you hanging.


    Any additional comments?

    I have heard there are 7 books in the series. I just hope they have more substance to them than Careful what you Wish For. This one, I felt, was written in a hurry to get it out on the shelves.

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    7/07/14
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    "A Trilogy Would Have Sufficed"
    What did you like most about Be Careful What You Wish For?

    As always with Mr Archer, his storytelling is fresh and gripping and the characters are all interesting - likable or suitably detestable.


    What other book might you compare Be Careful What You Wish For to, and why?

    It is similar to the Fourth Estate in that it chronicles competing fortunes in lives and families over many years.


    Which character – as performed by Alex Jennings – was your favourite?

    Cedric Hardcastle


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Yes, when it was determined that Bruno had died and not Sebastian. I had a negative reaction to Sebastian's parents' reaction regarding the loss of Bruno.


    Any additional comments?

    The series should have been a trilogy but in lieu seems only to have become an easy source of money for Mr. Archer whose fans will see it through to the bitter end.

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  • david kirkup
    25/05/14
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    "dont like the man, but tells a great story"

    read the previous 3 books in print form,1st time on audio, but a great read, typical of a great story teller

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  • Julie
    24/05/14
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    "Great continuation"
    What made the experience of listening to Be Careful What You Wish For the most enjoyable?

    The way the characters were portrayed by the narrator was excellent resulting in it being very difficult to stop listening to it.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Be Careful What You Wish For?

    I find it difficult to highlight one moment in particular, but if I had to choose one I would say it was the sudden death in the family which I found to be quite sad.


    What does Alex Jennings bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    I read the previous three books back to back and couldn't wait for the following book. After deciding to listen to this book rather than read it myself, due to the excellent portrayal by Alex Jennings I now feel that the characters have come to life.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    If I had the luxury of being able to do this, then it would have been great to listen to it in one sitting.


    Any additional comments?

    Can't wait for the next installment and hope that there are many more to come

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ali270664
    18/05/14
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    "Just brilliant..."
    Would you consider the audio edition of Be Careful What You Wish For to be better than the print version?

    First time i have had an audio version of a Jeffrey Archer book, but after the first chapter i was hooked again.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Be Careful What You Wish For?

    I can not pick the best moment as the book is of the usual high standard and i could not put it down


    Have you listened to any of Alex Jennings’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    Not listened to one before but would now look at other work he has done


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I laughed in quite a few places


    Any additional comments?

    give it a try in this format, you will want to listen to more of this authors work if you have not already done so

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jacqui S.
    9/05/14
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    "Archer at his best"
    Would you listen to Be Careful What You Wish For again? Why?

    As always Archer delivers, I was on the edge of my seat, a master storyteller


    What did you like best about this story?

    Twists & turns at every juncture


    Any additional comments?

    I can't wait for the final part of the story to be released, it really is a fabulous set of books. Go read

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Pat
    seaview, United Kingdom
    7/05/14
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    "great series"

    you must read the chronicles in the right order to really understand the characters and their lives.. An excellent listen

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs. K. A. Skipp
    Kent, UK
    1/05/14
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    "FOURTH BOOK OF A TRILOGY - KEEP THEM COMING"
    What did you like most about Be Careful What You Wish For?

    Had to listen to the end of the previous book to remind me what a cliff hanger it had ended with. Following a family history, and the twist and turns draws you in. Love the characters, would love to meet them


    What other book might you compare Be Careful What You Wish For to, and why?

    The previous three books


    What about Alex Jennings’s performance did you like?

    Love his voice, good for relaxing


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Joseph
    brentwood, essex, United Kingdom
    23/04/14
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    "Very poor ending"
    If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

    No one really - it ended poorly


    What was most disappointing about Jeffrey Archer’s story?

    Very poor ending


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Forgot to bring all the loose ends together


    You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    A very long story deserves a balanced ending


    Any additional comments?

    Really disappointed - having read all his previous books

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jinty
    Wiltshire
    21/04/14
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    "Be careful what you wish for."
    Would you listen to Be Careful What You Wish For again? Why?

    No not really, it didn't have the same holding power of the others.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Following the family.


    Which character – as performed by Alex Jennings – was your favourite?

    I like most of the characters.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ken Moon
    16/04/14
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    "Excellent leaves you waiting for the next book"
    What made the experience of listening to Be Careful What You Wish For the most enjoyable?

    good series worth reading over and over


    What did you like best about this story?

    the overall story


    Which character – as performed by Alex Jennings – was your favourite?

    all first class


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    the end leaves you wanting more


    Any additional comments?

    when will the next in the series be out?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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