• Sins of the Fathers

  • By: Susan Howatch
  • Narrated by: Robert Whitfield
  • Length: 24 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 06-03-05
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.3 (92 ratings)

Regular price: $34.97

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Publisher's Summary

In Sins of the Fathers, Susan Howatch takes the reader into the world of the very rich, a family divided from generation to generation by a great fortune and the consequences of a terrible secret that lies at the very heart of their wealth. Set in the years of sudden prosperity following World War II, in the mansions and boardrooms of the Van Zale family, Sins of the Fathers is the story of a dynastic struggle played out against a background of luxury and wealth, in which the fight to control the Van Zale fortune obsesses the rival claimants from generation to generation, and eventually destroys their happiness and their lives.
©1980 Susan Howatch (P)2003 Blackstone Audiobooks
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5 out of 5 stars
By Hawa on 06-09-07

never wanted this story to end

very fascinating story.one of those stories you hate to finish reading

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Nil Van Order on 08-06-10


This is not a book of high literature but material for the afternoon soap opera's -- like the " ... Housewives". There are some dialogues on classic literature and philosophy but those are not worth much. I like to listen to books that grab me immediately, that do not require any mental exertion and this is one of them.

I chose to listen to this book because of the reader, Robert Whifield. He is one of the best narrators, I think. I did find the voices of Cornelius and Jake a little tiresome, but they mesh into the story quite well. Whitfield sounds best in his own voice, of course. He is excellent. I am going to listen to "Churchill" read by him next. A definitely more challenging work than this book, but am looking forward to it.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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