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Publisher's Summary

Connor Fitzgerald is the CIA’s most deadly assassin. On the brink of his retirement, he is sent to Russia for one last hit. Except this isn’t just another job. After a fall out between the CIA and the White House over the assassination of a prominent Colombian politician, his boss is now using the Russian Mafia to cover her tracks.

Fitzgerald is not going to St Petersburg to kill, he’s going to die.

A page-turning, political thriller about espionage and betrayal by the acclaimed British writer, Jeffrey Archer.

The Eleventh Commandment is narrated by Michael Brandon, most famous for playing James Dempsey in the 1980’s television crime drama, Dempsey and Makepeace. His extensive theatre career spans Broadway and the West End, where he played Jerry Springer in Jerry Springer: the Opera for the National Theatre.

Jeffrey Archer is a bestselling British author and former politician. He was educated at Oxford and went on to become a Member of Parliament, the deputy chair of the Conservative Party as well as sitting in the House of Lords. His political career ended in scandal and he turned to writing, where he has been published in over 250 countries.

He is perhaps most famous for the Clifton Chronicles and his blockbuster Kane and Abel which was number one on the New York Time’s Bestseller list and inspired a popular miniseries starring Peter Strauss and Sam Neill.

After he was imprisoned for perjury in 2001, he wrote his highly acclaimed non-fiction series, Prison Diaries - Hell, Purgatory and Heaven - which were inspired by his experiences and loosely structured around Dante’s Inferno.

©2021 SAGA Egmont (P)2021 SAGA Egmont

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meh.

Though the performance itself was good, the plot was almost completely phoned in. Important information is missing at multiple points while at others the story becomes far too predictable.

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Narrator is good

Narrator Michael Brandon is good but doesn’t come close to Paul Hecht who narrated The Eleventh Commandment released several years ago by Audio Books.

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Rarely Ever Return a Book

So disappointed because Jeffrey Archer is one of my favorite writers. I suffered through the narration for about an hour or so, and then just couldn't take it anymore. Regardless of the character, the narrators voice changed hardly at all. Totally unacceptable in my opinion. I gave the story a 4 star rating because it was good as far as I was able to get.

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  • 12-04-21

Ok

Another decent Archer take but confusing at times. Not as exciting perhaps as it should’ve been. Narration is stodgy.

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  • JENNY C
  • 12-09-21

NOT ONE OF HIS BEST

Being a fan of the author I had high hopes but they were soon dashed as I was not impressed by the narrator just because you’re famous doesn’t mean you’re any good.
The beginning was difficult to follow and I listened to another book and went back to this and managed to finish it. My advice don’t bother.

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  • Chrissy
  • 01-04-22

Typical Archer

The story was exactly as I expected but, after reading a few longer books, was what I needed. I stuck it to the end but only just. The fault for this lies firmly with the lazy reading. Others might think differently but I felt that here was someone who didn’t think much of the text and just couldn’t be bothered making it enjoyable for the reader. I’ve taught many children to read and this performer could do with quite a few lessons no matter how famous he is! I’ll not purchase any books with this narrator in future. Time for a re-do,Audible.

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  • 01-05-22

Atrocious narration

Narrator sounds like he’s only recently learned to read. Can’t get past the second chapter. Ruined a mediocre story.

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  • M Fx
  • 12-17-21

Very enjoyable

Delighted with this free offering and enjoyed the story. Some parts stretched the imagination but overall it held my interest and I looked forward to hearing more. Would recommend it.

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  • Dean Mitchell
  • 04-18-22

hard to finish

half decent story that seemed to drag forever, the real issue i had with this was the narrator, No passion in the performance, everything was the same monotone which really confused me at times as i got characters muddled up.

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  • MR M L Harvey
  • 02-04-22

Mixed story - Mixed recording

So let’s start with the fact the audio appears to change half way through.

The story is a little garbled and doesn’t make a huge deal of sense at parts.

Glads it’s free as I think paying for it would be a rip off.

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  • L Parsons
  • 01-09-22

Good story, read well

I enjoyed the story and the narrator read it well. But the narrator didn’t have any variation in his voice to distinguish characters particularly those of a different country.

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  • Peter Lawless
  • 01-07-22

Brilliant as expected

this was gripping from beginning to the last sentence. Excellently narrated I could not recommend this more

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  • Peter Palmer.
  • 01-04-22

Twisty

Don't miss a word....but that's unlikely. It's a "page turner" - if that's possible for an audio book.

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  • Ellinah C
  • 05-23-22

The Eleventh Commandment

Loved the story but unfortunately the readers voice did not do that many voice characters. I could never tell when the women said anything it was rather confusing. That’s what made it not so good otherwise the story was engaging.

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  • Marion
  • 03-01-22

Unfinished

This is the first time in all my years as a subscriber I could not finish a book by one of my favourite authors. The narrator was unbearably monotonous and had no skills in the art of narration.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-25-22

Twists & turns!

I really enjoyed this story. I admired several of the main characters, which helps! I appreciated the different slant on the CIA. I found it easy to listen to. The twists & turns kept me engaged to the end. Great escapism.

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  • Linda
  • 01-03-22

Go to the top of the list!!

One of the best books for top class entertainment! Loved the twist created by the Russian President but of course glad it failed. I was never fooled for a second that Connor was dead though. The big giveaway was the continuation of his wife, daughter and her boyfriend in the narrative.

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  • book lover
  • 12-21-21

Another good book

I enjoyed this story as I do JA's books. But sorry, the narrator is so hard to listen to, it spoilt the book for me.