The Heir

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (16.33 hours)
Product Number: Z100124638
Released: Jun 02, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781427202451
Narrator/s: John Lee
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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At the age of thirty-three, Edward Deravenel, having survived harrowing years of betrayal, threats from ruthless enemies, countless lovers, and a war that ravaged his country, is finally king of his company. It's 1918, an influenza pandemic is sweeping the country, and Edward has a family and a business to protect. He must thread his way between his loyal brother, Richard, and his treacherous middle brother, George, an alcoholic bent on self-destruction...?ut not before he tries to ruin Edward and his good name. Meanwhile, the wrath of his ever-jealous wife, Elizabeth, is reaching a boiling point as suspicions about Edward's relationships with other women arise. Politics of inheritance are intense, and different family factions vie for honor over the years. An heir is needed to keep the Deravenel name alive, but tragedy and death remain obstacles at every turn. The choices include a loyal caretaker, a jealous rumormonger, a charming young woman, a sickly boy, and the scion of the family Edward ousted from power years before. Barbara Taylor Bradford triumphs once again with a novel about passion, treachery, marriage, and family, and the compromises we're forced to make for power and love.

Series: Ravenscar Series No: 2
Original Publish Date: Oct 30, 2007

All formats/editions

Product Number EB00095987
Released: Oct 28, 2013
Business Term: 52 Circ / 730 Day
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: #9781429922364

Professional reviews

"John Lee's skill in creating voices for a large cast is fully engaged in this lengthy novel of family intrigue. Taylor Bradford's sprawling novel about the Deravenel dynasty spans most of the twentieth century, giving Lee the opportunity to showcase his talent for dialogue in a variety of settings. While Lee's performance is flawless and his characters are clearly distinguished, Taylor Bradford's characters remain two-dimensional and the plot ultimately unsatisfying. This novel is a sequel to THE RAVENSCAR DYNASTY, so the flatness of the characters and their lack of charisma may stem from the fact the sequel doesn't fully stand on its own. R.F. (c) AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine"

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