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This one begins and ends well, but the overall character development and motives of the antagonists didn't stack up to the other stories. Likewise, it was like on historical intertwining like the other books.
But if you're a Clifton Chronicles fan it's a must read/listen as will the next one.
Narration is good as usual. Looking forward to the next one.
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So, I've now listened to all of the Clifton Chronicles books with only the next and reportedly last one that will be published next year. I began this project of tackling the series because I heard it compared to work by Ken Follett. Well, not even close. That is not to say that I didn't enjoy the series. I did. But the rich detail of Follett's work is not found here. That's one of the things I like about this branch of hIstorical fiction.
Item 2: I agree with all the other reviewers who dislike the cliffhanger ending to each book. It's unnecessary and makes each ending not completely satisfying. Why resort to it? Cometh the Hour does wrap up some of the lingering storylines. I'll get the next/last installment to see how it all works out for the Cliftons and Barringtons and if poor Sir Giles will suffer more heartache. Having said that, I have spent a lot of credits on this series. I doubt I would launch into another Archer series in the future..
Bottom line: It was better than OK, but don't expect to be on your best books/series list.
One more thing: Alex Jennings did a first job on the narration.
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