Only Time Will Tell (The Clifton Chronicles #1)
From the internationally bestselling author of Kane and Abel and A Prisoner of Birth comes Only Time Will Tell, the first in an ambitious new series that tells the story of one family across generations, across oceans, from heartbreak to triumph.
The epic tale of Harry Clifton’s life begins in 1920, with the words “I was told that my father was killed in the war.” A dock w
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The author goes to great lengths to convince us that yes, the Main Character is indeed a brilliant child/man with unseen depths and superb intellect. We must believe this because of the great lengths other characters go to ensure that the Main Character has the means to build on his future, and th ...more
This book is set up so that each section is from one person's perspective. Harry, Maisie, Jack Tar, Hugo, Giles and Emma all get a section. (Harry gets the first and last section. Maisie gets an extra few pages in the prologue.) Sounds like a common set up, but here is where it gets really interesting: each section starts wi ...more
However, as my reading progressed the story became more and more redundan ...more
I listened to this book and the narrator was really good and very well suited to the story.
I really enjoy family sagas and this was no exception with its well formed characters, a flowing and twisting tale and a little social history to keep the reader entertained.
This book reminded me a little of Downton Abbey and I think readers who enjoyed that series will really enjoy the clifton Chronicles.
I was a little di ...more
Need to pick up the 2n ...more
“Only Time Will Tell” – to say I enjoyed reading this first book in the Clifton Chronicles would be an understatement. Jeffrey Archer is a master storyteller: Clean, captivating writing; clever interwoven plot(s); and well-developed characters of great distinction. Whether loved or despised, I was fully entranced by, and invested in each character’s history, ...more
But seriously? It felt like I was reading a soap opera.
It was outright pushy and juvenile in its style of writing as the author tries so hard, rather too hard, to prove how the main character is exceptionally brilliant, a child prodigy and how the entire town of Bristol ...more
I am always hesitant to start another series, but I've heard such great praise for The Clifton Chronicles, that when "Only Time Will Tell," the first in the series, was offered as a free ebook, I snatched it up. Plus the rest of the series is available from my library on OverDrive, so I definitely plan to continue on. With that cliffhanger, do I have a choice?
It's a wonderful cast of characters, reminiscent (IMO) of Peyton Place, and I ho ...more
But, it's just as I remember, Archer is a very good story teller.
He doesn't waste time on literary affectations such as unwieldy metaphors or lengthy character descriptions: the goodies are always good and the baddie is always bad.
The characters are a bit stereotypical but it has always been that way with Archer.
Easy to read and passes the time.
I enjoyed it and will carry on reading the rest of the series.
This book now has a spot in my top 100 reads of all time. Going into this I didn't think that I would like it. It was so different from what I usually read. However I am very glad that I went ahead and read this! I loved this book so much. It is so dear to my heart. I honestly have no complaints about this book. That may seem hard to believe but it's true.
Every character was well thought out and interesting. They each held their own in their chapters and I actually liked them all equally(apart f ...more
Decidi ler este livro precisamente por não ter encontrado opiniões (infelizmente e injustamente pouco falado!) e além disto fui atraído pela luz da sinopse! E, qual o meu espanto,fui completamente engolido logo nas primeiras vagas do livro e fui ficando cada vez mais extasiado com os capítulos seguintes, querendo mais e mais, e ao mesmo tempo não querendo avançar depressa, só para estar por mais tempo com os personagens excepcionais.
Não quero resumir a história, caberá aos leitores de escavar a ...more
There were some instances which i felt were outright silly eg the one where old jack waits until harry's wedding day to reveal the truth and call off the wed ...more
If you go to the Amazon page, you should be able to purchase the book and add audible narration at the same time.
10/31/15: Currently free on Amazon http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005...
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He was a Member of Parliament and deputy chairman of the Conservative Party, and became a life peer in 1992. His political career, having suffered several controversies, ended after a conviction for perverting the course of justice and his subsequent imprisonment. He is married ...more