A Prisoner of Birth

  • by Jeffrey Archer
  • Narrated by Roger Allam
  • 6 hrs and 29 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

This download also includes an in interview with Jeffrey Archer about A Prisoner of Birth. Danny Cartwright and Spencer Craig were born on different sides of the track. Danny, an East End Cockney, leaves Clement Attlee Comprehensive School at the age of 15 to take up a job at a local garage. He falls in love with Beth, the boss's daughter, and asks her to marry him.Spencer Craig resides in the West End, a graduate of an English public school and Cambridge University. After leaving university, he becomes a criminal barrister and is soon tipped to be the youngest Queen's Counsel of his generation.Danny and Beth travel up to the West End to celebrate their engagement. They end the evening in a wine bar where Spencer Craig is also celebrating - his 30th birthday, along with a select group of university chums. Their lives will never be the same again. For, an hour later, one of them is arrested for murder, while the other ends up as the prosecution's chief witness in an Old Bailey trial.


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My first Jeffrey Archer book. The basic idea of the plot was good (if a bit far-fetched) and the detail seemed well researched. However, the narration was plodding which made the whole thing drag though I hung on to the end. The overall impression was that it was aimed at a juvenile audience.
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- John

Very good!

Didnt expect this to be any good as im not too keen on Jeffrey Archer, but it was a really good story! Would definitely recommend this one. Im now going to look for other books by him
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- Mike

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-03-2008
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.