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Publisher's Summary

Nominated for the Audiobook Download of the Year, 2008.

You heard it here first: The unabridged edition of A Prisoner of Birth is only available as a download.

This download also includes an interview with Jeffrey Archer about A Prisoner of Birth.

Danny Cartwright and Spencer Craig were born on different sides of the track.

Danny, an East End Cockney, leaves Clement Attlee Comprehensive School at the age of 15 to take up a job at a local garage. He falls in love with Beth, the boss's daughter, and asks her to marry him.

Spencer Craig resides in the West End. A graduate of an English public school and Cambridge University, he becomes a criminal barrister and is soon tipped to be the youngest Queen's Counsel of his generation.

Danny and Beth travel up to the West End to celebrate their engagement. They end the evening in a wine bar where Spencer Craig is also celebrating - his 30th birthday, along with a select group of university chums.

Their lives will never be the same again. For, an hour later, one of them is arrested for murder, while the other ends up as the prosecution's chief witness in an Old Bailey trial.

©2008 Jeffrey Archer (P)2008 Macmillan Digital Audio

Critic Reviews

"Bestseller Archer...pays homage to Dumas's The Count of Monte Cristo in this delicious updating of the adventure classic." ( Publishers Weekly)

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I like this story

I like this story end unpredictable end. exciting .I recommend to my friends and family members.

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Inheritance doesn't always determine destiny

Well crafted story, insights into prison life interesting. Archer is a master craftsman. Wont disappoint.

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Great read

I don't write reviews, this book is worthy of changing that. Great book and great narration. Cannot recommend highly enough. Enjoy.

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brilliant

Would you listen to A Prisoner of Birth again? Why?

yes as there are so many twists and turns you cant get it all first time

What was one of the most memorable moments of A Prisoner of Birth?

prison break out

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

could not put the ear phones away

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As good as always - love Jeff Archer

Great book - great story & great narrator - would recommend to all & great on a long road trip.

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Compelling reading, couldn't stop listening.

What made the experience of listening to A Prisoner of Birth the most enjoyable?

I had to know that justice was served and the plot was more intriguing than I expected

What was one of the most memorable moments of A Prisoner of Birth?

When the lead loses the appeal, normally it is all over then

Which character – as performed by Roger Allam – was your favourite?

The main character.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Your a diamond

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  • Ray
  • 08-09-2017

This book really got me in!

A thoroughly absorbing tale. Some delightfully humorous Courtroom scenes. A well constructed story that I had difficulty putting down!

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  • Ibrahim
  • 22-02-2017

Another fantastic Archer book

A great story of one losing a friend and getting accused by his murderer and then finding a way to get even.
The story is most gripping.
Well performed with excellent change of accents.

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  • E Vorster
  • 03-12-2016

Amazing!

Every time I read or listen to this book I enjoy it. One of my favourites.

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  • Butterfly
  • 23-02-2016

A fantastic story

I loved this book. The Best Jeffrey Archer ever. Could hardly breathe as I listened to the last chapters.
And 10 out of 10 to Roger Allam.

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  • PFHugo Winterbach
  • 31-10-2013

Worth six stars

Cling to your earphones or car stereo! This book will keep you listening. What a story and what a narrator. While listening I gave up trying to anticipate what will happen next - I was wrong every time. Well done JA