Sons of Fortune

  • by Jeffrey Archer
  • Narrated by Paul Michael
  • 13 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In Hartford, Connecticut, in the late 1940's a set of twins is parted at birth - not by accident. Nat Cartwright goes home with his parents, a school teacher and an insurance salesman, while his twin brother begins his days as Fletcher Davenport, son of a multi-millionaire and his society wife.During the 1950s and 1960s, the two brothers grow up apart, following similar paths that take them in different directions. Nat leaves college to serve in Vietnam, then finishes school, earns his MBS, and becomes a successful currency dealer. Fletcher, meanwhile, graduates from Yale with a bachelor's and a law degree, going on to distinguish himself as a criminal defense lawyer before becoming a senator.At various times in their lives, both men are confronted with challenges and obstacles, tragedy and betrayal, loss and hardship, before they both decide to run for governor, unaware they are brothers...

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What the Critics Say

"A master at mixing power, politics, and profit into fiction." (Entertainment Weekly)
"Cunning plots, silken style... Archer plays a cat-and-mouse game with the reader." (The New York Times)

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Good writing but story lacks complexity

Archer remains a good writer, but this story lacks the twists and turns his readers have come to expect in past novels.
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- L&B

A Great Story!

Although the story was not a complicated trail of characters and twisting storylines, it was just an outstanding well done story that I enjoyed from start to finish. There were enough surprises to keep you listening from chapter to chapter.
I think if you would like to listen to a very expertly written and narrated story you will love this.
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- Sunshine "Triadbooks"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-09-2003
  • Publisher: Macmillan Audio