Sons of Fortune

CD - abridged
Audio (5 discs)
Product Number: B1149
Released: Mar 17, 2003
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781559278393
Narrator/s: Paul Michael
Publisher: Highroads Media
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In Hartford, Connecticut, in the late 1940s, a set of twins is parted at birth--not by accident. Nat Cartwright goes home with his parents, a school teacher and an insurance salesman, while his twin brother begins his days as Fletcher Davenport, son of a multi-millionaire and his society wife. During the 1950s and 1960s, the two brothers grow up apart, following similar paths that take them in different directions. Nat leaves college to serve at Vietnam, then finishes school, earns his MBA, and becomes a successful currency dealer. Fletcher, meanwhile, graduates from Yale with a bachelors and a law degree, going on to distinguish himself as a criminal defense lawyer before becoming a senator. At various times in their lives, both men are confronted with challenges and obstacles, tragedy and betrayal, loss and hardship, before they both decide to run for governor, unaware they are brothers... In the tradition of Jeffery Archer's most popular books, Sons of Fortune is as much a chronicle of a nation in transition as it is the story of the making of these two men--and how they eventually discover the truth--and its tragic consequences. --from the audiobook jacket

Author(s): Jeffrey Archer

All formats/editions

Author(s): Jeffrey Archer
Product Number EB00096563
Released: Oct 28, 2013
Business Term: 52 Circ / 730 Day
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: #9781429954181

Professional reviews

"Twin brothers are separated at birth by a baby switch in a Hartford, Connecticut, hospital in the 1940s. One goes home to a modest life while the other lives as the son of a multimillionaire, but both go on to successful careers--one as a war hero and banker, the other as a lawyer. Their lives are often intertwined, but they don't meet until the death of a mutual foe brings them together in a battle for the gubernatorial nomination. Paul Michael keeps his reading understated for this melodramatic tale. Despite slight problems with female voices, he creates drama from the dry political tallying, as well as the major events of the story. J.A.S. (c) AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine"

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