As the Crow Flies

  • by Jeffrey Archer
  • Narrated by Martin Jarvis
  • 3 hrs and 40 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Charlie Trumper's earliest memory is of hearing his grandfather's sales patter from behind his costermonger's barrow. When Grandpa Charlie dies, young Charlie wants nothing more than to follow in his footsteps. His burning ambition is to own a shop that will sell everything: "The Biggest Barrow in the World". Charlie's progress from the teeming streets of Whitechapel to the elegance of Chelsea Terrace is only a few miles as the crow flies. But in Jeffrey Archer's expert hands, it becomes an epic journey through the triumphs and disasters of the century, as Charlie follows a thread of love, ambition, and revenge to fulfil the dream his grandfather inspired.

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What the Critics Say

"Monumentally gripping...a compulsive epic." (Mail on Sunday)

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Archer is great

Oh, if only these beautiful books by Jeffrey Archer wasn't abridged!! I love reading and listening to his books, especially since the narrators usually do a good job. But I have read the original book (fantastic!!) and these abridged ones just NEVER have the same impact. Please, please, please find the unabridged audiobooks for us Archer-fans! "Kane and Abel" is just about the best book I have ever read, and listening to the unabridged version of the book is a treat no story-lover should miss. "As the crow flies" would be so much more captivating if the WHOLE story was there, and not just the highlights!
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- Paula

what a load of rubbish were is the story

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

I do not know if the person that narrated this story has read the story because half the story is miss and as it is narrated it miss a lot of the important parts


What was most disappointing about Jeffrey Archer’s story?

the large part that was left off the narration of the story I would say about half the story is missing and it butchers the story the narration is rubbish


What character would you cut from As the Crow Flies?

the narrator


Any additional comments?

I am a member of this web site and have purchased many books from here this would be the most badly narrated book I have come across. I would like my money back as I do not pay for half a story

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- Todd

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-14-2007
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.