Book Reviews of A Prisoner of Birth

A Prisoner of Birth
A Prisoner of Birth
Author: Jeffrey Archer
ISBN-13: 9780312379292
ISBN-10: 0312379293
Publication Date: 3/4/2008
Pages: 512
Rating:
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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4.2 stars, based on 52 ratings
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Book Type: Hardcover
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Cain and Able was a favorite, but then Prodigal Daughter was such a disappointment that
I have not read his books in a long, long time. I finally decided to give him another chance. This book was very enjoyable. It did drag in the middle a bit, but overall a
very enjoyable story. Try it.
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I consider this a good read. Really enjoying Jeffrey Archer novels. Would recommend to others.
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A very good book. A bit tough to read at the beginning due to the irish/scottich accents that get spelled phonetically, but that goes away in the first 100 pages or so. A good story that had me not wanting to put the book down. It was my first Archer book, but won't be the last.
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another great book by Jeffrey Archer!
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Loved this book! What a compelling read! Wish there'd been more of it!
I'd give it 5 stars.
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Oh boy, what a page turner! This is one of the most compelling legal thrillers I've ever read. Look up Jeffrey Archer on wikipedia.
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In typical Jeffrey Archer style, the book flows easily, suspenseful and with a few chuckles throughout. Plan on listening to this wonderful book when you have alot of time because you won't want to put it down!
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excellent read, reminiscent of A. Dumas' "Count of Monte Cristo"
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The book was excellent. Mr. Archer is a gifted author
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I thoroghly enjoyed reading this book. I stayed up late 2 night to finish! Jeffrey Archer is awesome.
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If Danny Cartwright had proposed to Beth Wilson the day before, or the day after, he would not have been arrested and charged with the murder of his best friend. But when the four prosecution witnesses are a barrister, a popular actor, an aristocrat, and the youngest partner in an established firm's history, who is going to believe his side of the story?

Danny is sentenced to twenty-two years and sent to Belmarsh prison, the highest-security jail in the land, from where no inmate has ever escaped.

However, Spencer Craig, Lawrence Davenport, Gerald Payne, and Toby Mortimer all underestimate Danny's determination to seek revenge, and Beth's relentless quest to pursue justice, which ends up with all four fighting for their lives.

Thus begins Jeffrey Archer's most powerful novel since Kane and Abel, with a cast of charcters that will remain with you long after you've turned the last page.

And if that is not enough, prepare for an ending that will shock even the most ardent of Archer's fans.
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I thoroughly enjoyed this book from the first page to the last. Danny, a poor auto mechanic proposes to his best friend's sister and they head to the bar to celebrate. Four drunken upper class friends pick a fight with them, killing the best friend and framing the murder on Danny. Danny goes to prison where he learns to read, write, and become a gentleman from his cellmate Sir Nicholas. The story ends well as you expect, but there are several twists and turns that keep it interesting and suspenseful. This was the first Jeffrey Archer book I have read, but I plan on reading a lot more in hopes the others will be as good as this one!
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Excellent read, slow at times but very hard to put down. Highly recomended!
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The first book received since joining and a delightful return to an author I'd lost track of over the years. It did not disappoint and was as involved a plot as former Archer books. You are never sure which way the plot will turn in the next chapter. What a pleasure!
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This is the first book I've read by Jeffrey Archer and I did enjoy it very much. What I enjoyed the most were all the twists and turns. It had some great ones! The story kept you reading to find out what in the heck was going to happen next! It's set in England and a majority of the story is set in and about the English court system which was interesting to me.
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I recently became acquainted with this author. Now I've read several of his books and every book has been hard to put down. I include this one in that category and I want to read all of his books. They're written with intelligence and a good understanding of the human mind and heart, but conversely with a clarity of depth into the criminal mind as well. The good characters in this story are well worth admiring and rooting for and the bad guys are really despicable. There are quite a few twists and turns and surprises in this story, so I never knew what was coming next. So all in all, a very good read.
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Even though the premise of this book is a bit unbelievable. It kept my interest to the end.It's a modern retelling of the Count of Monte Cristo- which I have sadly never read. This is my first book by Jeffrey Archer and wont be my last.Lots of action and twists.
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I loved this book. It was an incredibly fast read with twists and turns throughout. Jeffrey Archer has become one of my favorite authors and I am speeding through everything he has written. I have only found one of his books thus far to be unexciting and a bit of a drag.
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This is one of Jeffrey Archer's best novels - his homage to 'The Count of Monte Cristo'. If you listen to the audiobook, he discusses the parallels and it made me appreciate the book even more.

A real page turner with characters you will love. I'm sad I can't read this again for the first time...
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It was in the Jeffrey Archer intrigue fashion and really had some nice twist and turns in it. Thoroughly enjoyed.
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Great story!