As the Crow Flies

  • by Jeffrey Archer
  • Narrated by Martin Jarvis
  • 3 hrs and 40 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Charlie Trumper's earliest memory is of hearing his grandfather's sales patter from behind his costermonger's barrow. When Grandpa Charlie dies, young Charlie wants nothing more than to follow in his footsteps. His burning ambition is to own a shop that will sell everything: "The Biggest Barrow in the World". Charlie's progress from the teeming streets of Whitechapel to the elegance of Chelsea Terrace is only a few miles as the crow flies. But in Jeffrey Archer's expert hands, it becomes an epic journey through the triumphs and disasters of the century, as Charlie follows a thread of love, ambition, and revenge to fulfil the dream his grandfather inspired.


What the Critics Say

"Monumentally gripping...a compulsive epic." (Mail on Sunday)


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Customer Reviews

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Where does As the Crow Flies rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

One of my all time favourite books
unfortunately Bridged just wish it wasn't.
easily could of done with a few more hours of this truly amazing story that was superbly narrated

What does Martin Jarvis bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Fantastically narrated brilliant to listen to

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- Amazon Customer

Wonderful Jeffrey Archer

If you could sum up As the Crow Flies in three words, what would they be?

Begins a little slowly: stay with it! Soon, you will be hooked!

What did you like best about this story?


Have you listened to any of Martin Jarvis’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Yes: Martin Jarvis is terrific!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes. Time permitting, I would have! Love Jeffrey Archer book!

Any additional comments?

Please write more Mr. Archer! Your books are superb. Thank you So Much.

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- iThink2015

Book Details

  • Release Date: 14-02-2007
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.