• Next in Line

  • William Warwick, Book 5
  • By: Jeffrey Archer
  • Narrated by: George Blagden
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (32 ratings)

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Next in Line

By: Jeffrey Archer
Narrated by: George Blagden
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Publisher's Summary

International bestseller Jeffrey Archer returns 

THE UNPUTDOWNABLE NEW THRILLER FROM THE MASTER STORYTELLER 

London, 1988. Royal fever sweeps the nation as Britain falls in love with the ‘people’s princess’.

Which means for Scotland Yard, the focus is on the elite Royalty Protection Command, and its commanding officer. Entrusted with protecting the most famous family on earth, they quite simply have to be the best. A weak link could spell disaster.

Detective Chief Inspector William Warwick and his Scotland Yard squad are sent in to investigate the team. Maverick ex-undercover operative Ross Hogan is charged with a very sensitive—and unique—responsibility. But it soon becomes clear the problems in Royalty Protection are just the beginning. A renegade organization has the security of the country—and the Crown—in its sights. The only question is which target is next in line...

©2022 Jeffrey Archer (P)2022 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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Great

I thoroughly enjoyed the book. The narrator was so good. I his Margaret Thatcher voice.

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  • A. Plaskitt
  • 10-18-22

Pretty dated

I used to be a fan of this author, but cannot remember his books being so patronising to women

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  • dk.bookworm
  • 09-29-22

Brilliant

I was totally entertained from start to finish, this is such a great series.
Brilliant narration

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  • Marianne Jones
  • 12-05-22

Excelllent

Every bit as good as the previous ones in the series. Narration impeccable as always .

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  • Blue beamish
  • 12-01-22

Not as good as others.

The narrator felt like he was trying his hardest to bring the story to life while dealing with an Enid Blyton ball and chain around his leg.

The level of ‘jolly hockey sticks’ and ‘Golly gosh’ did not fit with the reality of the 1980’s I feel. The Hawk was a particularly trying character this time round with his over the top ‘anyone for cricket’ humour and superficial threats. Even Myles appeared to have gone through a courtesy make over.

No. I listened to the end but more to get my money’s worth than the one dimensional characters. It wasn’t just the women that were patronised but pretty well all voices.

Not his best work. A pity.

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  • Megg
  • 11-29-22

A little more intricate

The same characters become more appealing as each book in the series is published.
I enjoyed the switching between the main plot and sub plots and how they wove together.
The feel good factor always pleases as the good guys win (although predictable, it what I want).
The series is nowhere near as sophisticated as Archers earlier works, but it passes a light few hours more than satisfactorily.

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  • P M Macdonald
  • 11-29-22

Fantastic!

I could not put it down, great story line. Archer at his best! Brilliantly narrated.

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  • Peter
  • 11-20-22

A hybrid read

A good read digest you read the first four first to really get the best of this book

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  • ANN GRONAGER
  • 11-12-22

Worst narrator ever, terrible voices of characters

Terrible narrator could listen to terrible voices do binned it! I have no idea how this was submitted, awful.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-11-22

Amazing!

Thank you Jeffrey Archer for this long awaited book. Another Story thoroughly enjoyed and hoping there’s another William Warwick coming soon!

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  • Ex Rhodie
  • 10-29-22

Warwick and Royals

I was slightly disappointed in this eagly waited book from Mr Archer. It lacked the momentum of his previous books in the series. It was predictable and mundane in parts. I gave it a 4 overall as it kept my attention but not a great story.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-29-22

Next in line

George Blagden does the best narration for this series of books. The same little themes and humor carry through the memorable characters set up in this story. Another great story by Jeffrey Archer.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-29-22

Brilliant!

Loved this continuation, with all its twists, and am already looking forward to what happens next !

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  • David H.
  • 11-13-22

Mundane...

Not a gripping storyline. Not overly complicated plot.
But quietly entertaining.
Suitable for a long flight or cruise.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-27-22

Disappointed

Having listened to and read many of Jeffrey Archer’s books I was disappointed with his latest offering. The plot and sub plots seemed unrealistic while the characters also lacked authenticity.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-18-22

Brilliant

As with the previous William Warwick books, this kept you on the edge of your seat from the first page to the last!

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  • Allyson
  • 10-05-22

another good yarn

once again a thoroughly entertaining adventure in William Warwick's world. Looking forward to the next instalment. The audio editing was, occasionally, a bit jumpy but didnt take away from the story.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-03-22

Prefer the book version

I love this series in book form. This is the first book in the William Warrick series I have listened to on Audible and it will be the last as few of the characterisations made for pleasant listening and several jarred with my perception of them.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-01-22

Thrilling

once again Jeffrey Archer at his brilliant best. Lots of twists & turns. Highly recommend.