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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,358 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jeffrey Archer Narrator: Anton Lesser Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2007 ISBN:
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Cat O' Nine Tales is the sixth collection of irresistible short stories from this master storyteller. These 12 yarns are so satisfying because they are ingeniously plotted, include richly drawn characters, and have deliciously unexpected conclusions. They feature the mad, the bad, and the dangerous to know, as well as some more poignant and telling characters.

Many of these stories came to Archer while he was incarcerated for two years in five different prisons, and so they have a prison theme. Others were inspired after he was released. All in all, they confirm his position as one of the best storytellers alive.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Craig | 2/20/2014

    " Nine of the 12 stories are based on accounts the author learned while incarcerated for perjury. Classic Archer short stories, complete with unexpected endings. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jan | 2/19/2014

    " A good selection of short stories, all related to prison. Inspired by the prison sentence that the author served for tax evasion. All had a twist to them. I enjoyed these. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Digitalenviromentalist | 2/9/2014

    " Archer proved that money is the main cause of troubles and how it influences our way of living. From a legal perspective, Jeff told the stories that allow the readers to understand the grounds for crime and the loopholes or weaknesses within the legal system. It is not a straight forward storytelling, but always with unexpected twists that linger in our mind for a while... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Penwiper | 2/9/2014

    " Picked this one up when someone else returned it - actually, the illustrations caught my eye first and caused me to look further. I'm glad I picked it up, because I enjoyed it - I think it was exactly what I was in the mood for. These short little crime stories are from the criminal's perspective, causing one the interesting dilemma of rooting for the "bad guys". Nicely told. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amrendra | 2/1/2014

    " good one-time read...stories get better as the book progresses! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joseph | 1/27/2014

    " Nice collection of short stories. After the first one, I started to expect the unexpected, and was not let down by Archer. A good collection, and a good set to read, just before shut-eyes. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Peter | 1/12/2014

    " short stories that are fun reading. in a fun way. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joe | 1/1/2014

    " Classic Jeffrey Archer. Not a dull moment. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alka S | 12/1/2013

    " Collection based on true incidents which Jeffrey Archer learnt of during his imprisonment...since based on true characters, these are not glamourised. All in all avoidable time-pass. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sarjeet Yadav | 11/28/2013

    " Unlike Jeff and his stories... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ankush Agarwal | 11/13/2013

    " another nice collection. Jeff has managed to get some good stories in his prison time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Magesh Bala | 11/9/2013

    " Tales from behind the bar. This Archer's collection of short stories is one of his bests. He is always good with short stories. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robert Crane | 10/31/2013

    " If you like Archer's previous short story collections, odds are you'll like this one as well. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Edelhart Kempeneers | 10/13/2013

    " Leuk als tussendoortje. Verschillende kortverhalen. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barbara Whittaker | 8/6/2013

    " not a bad collection loosely based on true stories "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Koolmom84 | 7/2/2013

    " 12 stories about the lives of very different but very normal people with the usual Jeffrey Archer twists and turns. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura Collins | 5/12/2013

    " 10-15 minute read short fascinating stories, perfect handbag book to pick up when waiting for the kids to come out of school or such like. I loved it "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wanrong | 1/5/2013

    " Easy reading, usually with an interesting twist at the end of each short story (typical of Jeffrey Archer). Main distinguishing feature is that most of the stories were based on crimes of prisoners that JA met while serving sentence for tax fraud. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Warren | 10/5/2012

    " Jeffrey Archer is a wonderful story teller. I love his writing style almost as much as the tales he tells. However, in this book, his writing style outshines the tales. In most stories there is not much of a twist in the tale and the stories frequently left me wanting to edit the conclusion. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike | 4/20/2012

    " A great collections of stories he gathered from people he was in prison with. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sabi | 2/16/2012

    " Some stories are great, while others are just ok. I personally likeed Don't Drink the Water, The Alibi and The Commissioner. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joy (Thoughts of Joy) | 1/5/2012

    " You can read my thoughts here. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol | 11/29/2011

    " 9 short stories all with a special twist. Ineresting! I liked this so much that I listened to the stories again August 2012 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brian | 10/22/2011

    " A series of funny to ridiculous stories about different people and their lives. A sneaky couple, a troubled business, the romantic life of a young man...the stories will make you laugh and think. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debbie | 7/15/2011

    " Really interesting - stories based on tales he learned from fellow prisoners. Some of these are really interesting based on actual stories "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Avneet | 5/4/2011

    " Good intriguing short stories by the Master. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Susan | 3/26/2011

    " Some stories were intriguing but others were just ok. Archer writes well but not all stories or characters were engaging. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Torimac | 3/19/2011

    " interesting little tales about human nature. i guess they're supposed to be true stories which adds a dimension to them. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Manpreet | 2/7/2011

    " I was thinking about giving it a 4-star rating. I gave it 3 stars only because of a few OK stories in the collection. I've always been a fan or Archer, enjoy his writing style. Specially short stories with twists and turns. This one will not disappoint anyone in most of the stories. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kdc_star | 1/24/2011

    " This was a book of short stories (with some embelishment) that the author compiled about people he met during his time spent in prison. Well written and and very interesting, I would recommend it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brian | 12/22/2010

    " A series of funny to ridiculous stories about different people and their lives. A sneaky couple, a troubled business, the romantic life of a young man...the stories will make you laugh and think. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brit | 12/7/2010

    " Isn't Jeffrey Archer great? Everything he writes is funny, witty, engaging and enjoyable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aziemah | 11/25/2010

    " I like it, the stories were readable and smart. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christina | 11/3/2010

    " Was fine for listening to on the drive back and forth to work. A couple of nice twists, but nothing spectacular overall. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maurean | 10/19/2010

    " good collection of short stories "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Antonio | 10/13/2010

    " It was intriguing & entertaining from the angle that these were all true stories. That's where the dilemma lies though since I have an incredibly hard time believing what comes out of this guy's mouth. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heidi | 8/2/2010

    " Short stories - perfect for camping!! "

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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

Anton Lesser has, as an associate artist with the Royal Shakespeare Company, played many of Shakespeare’s most demanding roles, including Troilus (Troilus and Cressida), Edgar (King Lear), Petruchio, Romeo, and Richard III. He is a frequent radio contributor and has recorded many audiobooks, including much of the work of Charles Dickens.