• As the Crow Flies

  • By: Jeffrey Archer
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 20 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 04-09-15
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.
  • 4.6 (33 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

If your dream is big enough, not even your enemies can stop you....
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.
©1991 Jeffrey Archer (P)2015 Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.
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By Amelia on 08-31-17

Excellent

Two of my favourites: Jeffrey Archer and John Lee. Couldn't ask for more in an audio book. Loved it.

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By Simone on 05-23-15

EXACTLY what I wanted

I was in the mood for a sweeping saga, and I knew Jeffery Archer was the perfect author to turn to. It was just the thing for my craving!

You have to know what you are signing up for when you settle into one of his books, there is very little dialogue and so I always feel like I am being told ABOUT a story as opposed to reading a story.. does that make sense?

Some constants about Jeffery Archer’s style:

•Very little dialogue
•More “telling” than “showing”
•Books that feel like a collection of short stories
•Somewhat predictable plots
•Many similarities to past books

But all this is good because if you know precisely what you’re going to get, you won’t be disappointed. I was entertained the entire way through!

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By cliff on 11-17-15

Surprisingly gripping....

Only 2nd Mr Archer book listened too, very impressed so far. This one could be a mini series, it all sounds dull, barrow boy does good, but it is a blinking good book, would recommend it.

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful


By mywallmum on 04-26-16

Cor blimey, what a great book!

Why did this have to end? Such a good story, great characters and twists and turns.
If you like LONDON or the east end, you will love this story from rags to riches and heartache and pain in between
Highly recommended

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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By V on 01-10-18

Great story, one of my favourite loved it in audio

My only criticism is, being Australian, I wish the Australian characters accents were more accurate.

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By Damon on 08-17-16

Excellent

wonderful story with great characters. well great with some good aussie and pommy/cockney accents. recommended for a very long journey.

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