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A prisoner of birth

by Archer, Jeffrey, 1940-

Format: Book on CD 2008
Availability: Available at 12 Libraries 12 of 13 copies
Available (12)
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ACLA Mobile Library Services Audios AB ARCH
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Collection  Audios
 
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C.C. Mellor Memorial Library Audio Visual CD Arc
Location  C.C. Mellor Memorial Library
 
Collection  Audio Visual
 
Call Number  CD Arc
 
 
CLP - East Liberty AV CD Archer
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Collection  AV
 
Call Number  CD Archer
 
 
Carnegie Library of McKeesport AV CD-BK F ARC
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Collection  AV
 
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North Versailles Public Library Audiobooks NVCDBK FIC ARCH
Location  North Versailles Public Library
 
Collection  Audiobooks
 
Call Number  NVCDBK FIC ARCH
 
 
Northland Public Library Audio Books FIC ARCHER (COMPACT DISC)
Location  Northland Public Library
 
Collection  Audio Books
 
Call Number  FIC ARCHER (COMPACT DISC)
 
 
Oakmont Carnegie Library Audiovisual CD AR
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Collection  Audiovisual
 
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Penn Hills Library Audio Visual CD ARC
Location  Penn Hills Library
 
Collection  Audio Visual
 
Call Number  CD ARC
 
 
Sewickley Public Library AV - Audiobooks CD F ARC
Location  Sewickley Public Library
 
Collection  AV - Audiobooks
 
Call Number  CD F ARC
 
 
Shaler North Hills Library Audiovisual CD ARCHER [B-O-CD]
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
 
Collection  Audiovisual
 
Call Number  CD ARCHER [B-O-CD]
 
 
Western Allegheny Community Library Audiovisual CDBOOK ARCHER
Location  Western Allegheny Community Library
 
Collection  Audiovisual
 
Call Number  CDBOOK ARCHER
 
 
Whitehall Public Library AudioBook Collection ABOCD Archer
Location  Whitehall Public Library
 
Collection  AudioBook Collection
 
Call Number  ABOCD Archer
 
 
 
Unavailable (1)
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CLP - Brookline Audiovisual Collection CHECKED OUT
Location  CLP - Brookline
 
Collection  Audiovisual Collection
 
Status  CHECKED OUT
 
 
Summary
Danny Cartwright and Spencer Craig never should have met. One evening, Danny, an East End cockney who works as a garage mechanic, takes his fiancee up to the West End to celebrate their engagement. He crosses the path of Spencer Craig, a West End barrister posed to be the youngest Queen's Counsel of his generation. A few hours later Danny is arrested for murder and later is sentenced to twenty-two years in prison, thanks to irrefutable testimony from Spencer, the prosecution's main witness.  Danny spends the next few years in a high-security prison while Spencer Craig's career as a lawyer goes straight up. All the while Danny plans to escape and wreak his revenge. Thus begins Jeffrey Archer's poignant novel of deception, hatred and vengeance, in which only one of them can finally triumph while the other will spend the rest of his days in jail.  But which one will triumph? This suspenseful novel takes the listener through so many twists and turns that no one will guess the ending, even the most ardent of Archer's many, many fans.
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Though Archer's new novel is a porridge that mushes The Count of Monte Cristo together with The Prince and the Pauper, Roger Allam gives an award-worthy performance in this crisply paced production. Most challenging is that the main character thinks like East Ender Danny, but often speaks like the nobleman Nick. Allam slides gracefully between the two accents. He also performs the many voices of an unwieldy cast of lawyers, judges, Swiss bankers, guards, police officers, a bartender, a house cleaner and a soap star actor. Sometimes, Allam takes some shortcuts, such as giving all the judges sniffy voices, but he delights in individualizing the better drawn minor characters like Big Al, a former Scottish soldier, and Larry Hunsucker, a Texas oilman and philatelist. A bonus interview reveals little about Archer, except for his spending 300 hours on a draft. Simultaneous release with the St. Martin's hardcover (Reviews, Jan. 14). (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Murder -- Fiction.
Witnesses -- Fiction.
Social classes -- England -- London -- Fiction.
Revenge -- Fiction.
London (England) -- Fiction.
Suspense fiction.
Audiobooks.
Publisher New York :Macmillan Audio,2008
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors Allam, Roger.
Macmillan Audio (Firm)
Participants/Performers Read by Roger Allam.
Language English
Notes Unabridged.
"Includes a bonus interview with the author"--Container.
Compact disc.
Description 13 audio discs (16 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9781427202833
1427202834
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