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Publisher's Summary

Nearly a decade after his last volume of short stories was published, Archer returns with his eagerly awaited, brand-new collection, Tell Tale, giving us a fascinating, exciting and sometimes poignant insight into the people he has met, the stories he has come across and the countries he has visited during the past 10 years.

Find out what happens to the hapless young detective from Naples who travels to an Italian hillside town to find out ' Who Killed the Mayor?' and the pretentious schoolboy in A Road to Damascus', whose discovery of the origins of his father's wealth changes his life in the most profound way.

Revel in the stories of the 1930s woman who dares to challenge the men at her Ivy League university in 'A Gentleman and a Scholar' while another young woman who thumbs a lift gets more than she bargained for in 'A Wasted Hour'.

These wonderfully engaging and always refreshingly original tales prove not only why Archer has been compared by the critics to Dahl and Maugham but why he was described by The Times as probably the greatest storyteller of our age.

©2017 Jeffrey Archer (P)2017 Macmillan Digital Audio

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Another Masterful Collection of Short Stories

Jeffrey Archer is simply the best storyteller of his generation. His latest work is wonderfully written, keeping the reader engaged to the last word. Well done

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  • kris
  • 23-06-2018

Spend your money on this one

entrancing tales that capture your imagination. Could listen to these clever stories all day and night! Thanks for another very entertaining audiobook.

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  • Shalini
  • 24-02-2018

Really good

This was my first audible book and I loved the audible experience and the book. It’s a combination of really good short stories that keeps you on the edge. This made the torture of driving a pleasure

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  • Priya S
  • 04-12-2017

Archer never disappoints

I am a big fan of Jeffrey Archer’s books and Tell Tale is a book I might be reading again, something I’ve only ever done for a couple of books earlier, including Jane Eyre and The Book Thief. Tell Tale is a refreshing collection of short stories, narrated beautifully.

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  • Sydney guy
  • 23-11-2017

Terrific short stories

Fantastic to listen to a series of short stories. Perfect for short bus trips or a daily commute.

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  • JACQUI
  • 15-11-2017

clever...

The book was easy to listen to. The stories are interesting, clever and surprising. . enjoy

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  • MikeyC
  • 07-11-2017

Not a fan of short stories but this was brilliant.

Jeffrey Archer at his story telling best. Love the way he gets the readers to empathize with the characters, even the villains. Plenty of nice twists and I loved how he gave three alternative endings to one of the stories.

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  • Caroline
  • 27-03-2018

Excellent Archer !

Archer on top form. Great stories , brilliantly read. Highly recommend to all. Another instalment please!!

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  • Sherril
  • 26-11-2017

Another superbly entertaining book

Having waited patiently for this latest offering, I was not disappointed. Each one of these short stories is cleverly written with a surprise ending - all of which never fail to astound the reader. The performance of these stories is highly professional and the reader's voice accurately reflect the period and feeling of the eras in which was held story unfolds. My only criticism (though tongue in cheek) is that I wish there were twice as money stores in this book so that my enjoyment could be doubled!

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  • gary chapman
  • 21-12-2017

Very entertaining .

Simple easy listening, well read and interesting endings. With a basis of truth in the story's.

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  • Emily
  • 26-05-2021

Such Joys

I’m so happy to see that Jeffrey Archer was as sharp as always in this satirical book!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 18-03-2021

A great variety of stories

This was an excellent listen, well written across various subjects and scenarios.
Thoroughly enjoyed every minute!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-06-2020

Great stories

A great way to pass a few hours. Some very short and others longer plus the Toronto Bank one is split into 3/4 parts. All up to the usual Archer standard.

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  • Maldivedreamer
  • 12-01-2020

Most enjoyable

I find Jeffrey Archer's books most enjoyable & relaxing. His short stories are excellent. You can be assured they're entertaining & enlightening with such twisted deception at the end, or just desserts ?

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  • stuart
  • 20-04-2019

A group of lovely stories .

I enjoyed the stories and so did my wife .The narator is excellent ,what a pleasure.

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