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3.41 out of 53.41 out of 53.41 out of 53.41 out of 53.41 out of 5 3.41 (17 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jeffrey Archer Narrator: Gerard Doyle Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2010 ISBN: 9781427210296
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International bestselling author Jeffrey Archer has spent the last five years gathering spellbinding stories from around the globe. These fifteen brand-new tales showcase Archer's talent for capturing an unforgettable moment in time, whether tragic, comic, or outrageous.

In India, Jamwal and Nisha fall in love while waiting for a traffic light to turn green on the streets of Delhi.

From Germany comes "A Good Eye," the tale of a priceless oil painting that has remained in the same family for over two hundred years, until...

To the Channel Islands and "Members Only," where a golf ball falls out of a Christmas cracker, and a young man's life will never be the same...

To Italy and "No Room at the Inn," where a young man who is trying to book a room at a hotel ends up in bed with the receptionist, unaware that she...

To England, where, in "High Heels," a woman has to explain to her husband why a pair of designer shoes couldn't have gone up in flames...

Some of these stories will make you laugh while others will bring you to tears but, once again, every one of them will demand that you keep turning the page until you finally discover what happens to this remarkable cast of characters.

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Quotes & Awards

  • Among shortlisted titles for Audie Award Finalist, 2011

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Makenzie | 5/4/2011

    " Typical jeffrey archer. Nothing to write home about, but still enjoyable. Every story has a twist. hoo-ah! I could see one or two of the stories being good movies, though. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Varsha | 4/24/2011

    " A minor disappointment if you are a die hard Archer fan! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erin | 4/17/2011

    " Only read the first short story - available free on kindle - "Stuck on You". Really liked it and plan to read the rest....too bad I have to pay for those!:) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris | 4/14/2011

    " While not as gripping as others, this short story collection was a fun read filled with unexpected turns, great instances of irony and nice simple characters. If it's time to take a break from some heavy reading, 'And Thereby Hangs A Tale' is a sweet afternoon read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robert | 4/13/2011

    " Not all the short stories are that good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle | 4/7/2011

    " I loved, loved, loved this collection of short stories. I've never read Archer before, but be assured I now will read more! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barbara | 4/3/2011

    " Almost like a modern day O'Henry "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Theresa | 4/3/2011

    " If you like short stories this is a pretty good collection. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angie | 3/5/2011

    " I enjoy Archer's writing style and found this collection delightful. He identified some stories as being inspired by true events and those were even more intriguing to me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beth | 2/10/2011

    " O Henry-type stories set in Great Britain (and beyond). Easy Listening. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debi | 2/7/2011

    " Short story collection. I enjoyed all of these and wish there were more. My favorite was the 100 yr old couple and their birthday cards. Recommended. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Connie | 2/4/2011

    " Short stories told about true events. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kay | 2/3/2011

    " This is a book of 15 short stories are really pretty good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sheldon | 1/29/2011

    " Another great set of short stories by Mr. Archer! I find it's best to read just one a day, maybe at the end of the day - kind of like a bedtime story for adults. Archer is SUCH a talented story teller. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Maureen | 1/28/2011

    " I don't think I was in the mood for short stories...one not enough, yet 2 or 3 at a time didn't quite do it either. They all had nice twists, but some were fairly predictable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rohit | 1/22/2011

    " Brilliant. Archer is a master story teller "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Fran | 1/18/2011

    " I truly enjoy Archer's short stories with their O'Henry-like twists. "

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About the Author
Author Jeffrey Archer

Jeffrey Archer has topped the bestseller lists around the world, with sales of more than 250 million copies in ninety-seven countries and more than thirty-seven languages. He is the only author ever to have written a number one bestseller in fiction, short stories, and nonfiction. He is married to Dame Mary Archer, DBE, and they have two sons. He and his family divide their time between London and Cambridge.

About the Narrator

Gerard Doyle was born of Irish parents and raised in Hertfordshire, England. In Great Britain he has enjoyed an extensive career in both television and repertory theater and toured nationally and internationally with the English Shakespeare Company. He has appeared in London’s West End in the gritty musical The Hired Man. In America he has appeared on Broadway in The Weir and on television in New York Undercover and Law & Order. A seasoned narrator of audiobooks, he has been awarded eleven AudioFile Earphones Awards and in 2006 won the prestigious Audie Award for his reading of Blackstone’s recording of The Dead Yard by Adrian McKinty. He lives with his wife and two children in Sag Harbor, New York.