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A Matter of Honour

A Matter of Honour [Kindle Edition]

Jeffrey Archer
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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 627 KB
  • Print Length: 452 pages
  • Publisher: Pan; New Ed edition (15 April 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0330419056
  • ISBN-13: 978-0330419055
  • ASIN: B004WOH18E
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (59 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #8,736 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Jeffrey Archer's writing career has spanned over 30 years. His first novel, Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less, was an immediate bestseller in 1975. He went on to publish a string of international market-leading bestsellers including Kane & Abel, A Matter of Honour, First Among Equals and most recently A Prisoner of Birth and Paths of Glory, both of which were number one bestsellers in the UK, Australia, Canada and India. His volumes of short stories, such at Quiver Full of Arrows, Twelve Red Herrings and Cat O'Nine Tales have made him arguably the bestselling short story writer in the English language. Now published in 97 countries and more than 33 languages, Jeffrey Archer remains firmly established as one of the biggest authors of his generation with continuing global international sales surpassing 135 million copies. He is married with two children and lives in London and Granchester.

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
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this book restored my faith in reading. it has everything that you would want from a book. every page has a new thing happening. it;s mainly about a guy whose father dies and in his will leaves his son a letter that was the cause of his unrespectful death. he is not allowed to open but does anyway.the letter is written in german. in search of answers he comes across people who want what's in the letter. this book has everything. murder, adventure and most of all a thrilling chase.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
A Matter of Honour is the first book I have read by Jeffrey Archer and it certainly won't be the last. Finally, I have found a type of fiction which interests me, and compels me to keep reading. At times, I could hardly bear to put the book down. It's the type of story that wouldn't look out of place in a James Bond film, it's a shame Ian Fleming hadn't written it himself. Rather than retell the whole novel, I'll just recommend it to anyone who appreciates a really good mystery/crime fiction. Absolutely brilliant, the novel centres around the activities of Adam Scott, who follows up a historical event after his father's death. His mission takes him all over Europe and he is chased by Russian spies. And all for the sake of a Tsar's icon, though there's a lot more to the novel. Trust me, just read it and you won't be disappointed.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An easy read 2 Jan 2009
By elspeth
Having read the last review i have to say that i'm a girl and i really enjoyed this book! Ok so it's not Jeffery Archer's best but this was the first one of his i ever read & i was certainly encouraged ater reading this to read more of his & i'm now a big Archer fan.
This book is very easy to read, good for a summer read maybe, nothing deep or heavy. Fast-paced and entertaining. Good fun.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Proof reading is rubbish 17 April 2012
By PatPat
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I am really enjoying the book, which is well up to the usual standard of Jeffrey Archer's books. But I am astounded by the really appalling proof-reading. There is a simple answer to this problem. Someone who wants to sell books online must make sure they are readable. The buck stops with the author. If there is no infrastructure (as with printed books), then it is up to YOU to re-read the thing and get the corrections made, before you inflict this on the reading public.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A good read 19 Dec 2012
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
As good as Archer gets - always worth the time to sit and enjoy - interesting but not so complicated that you loose the thread
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars a must for insomniacs 16 July 2003
By krishna
i have read all jeffrey archers including his latest sons of fortune. basically archer writes two kinds of novels -- one the bildungsroman like kane and abel, first among equals and as the crow flies, or else he writes edge of the seat thrillers like eleventh commandment. of course, being a bestselling novelist there arent sharp demarcations. this novel is of the second kind. it is one of the best thrillers that i've ever read. the protagonist is depicted in a manner that would do a nobel winning author proud. however, the depiction of the other characters leaves something to be desired. this along with the plot being slightly confusing at times led me to take away a star. if u like thrillers or if like me u cant sleep this is a must read. u wouldnt regret, and also u wouldnt know it is, morning by the time u have completed reading it.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
The Soviet authorities have come to realise that a famous painting is only a copy, and that the original probably holds a document of the utmost importance to them.
At the same time, Adam Scott inherits a pitiful sum of money and a sealed letter from his father.
Soon the KGB and Adam hunt each other through Europe, wanting to possess the original painting and its contents. The KGB is ruthless from the start; Adam becomes ruthless as the KGB hurts him and those near and dear to him. Despite Adam's military background and MC, his ruthlessness is quite out of character with how he is portrayed initially and outside the action scenes.
While the general plot is intriguing (what if?) the characters are on the whole quite unbelievable, which makes the book too much of a boy's book - all action and no depth. Adam wastes little feeling on his dead girlfriend, and has no qualms about risking the lives of innocent bystanders. The Russians are quite the standard stereotype of KGB super-agents, near James Bond standard, but with no morals nor ideals.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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I did my best to enjoy this book, good story, rattled along well, but goodness, who on earth cleared this for Kindle? There were some typo's which weren't even spelling mistakes, they were total rubbish, like, non- words. For example, ( this guy is drinking coffee) " he took a sip but it was too hot so he placed it oil the table in front of him" What?! Another example is the use of the number 1, instead of the word, one. And this " with Valchek ( character name) conveniendy out of the way..Finally, frequent uses of "die". Instead of "the" which at least is a word, although German, not English.
I got to the end, and although some sentences did elude me for what Jeffrey Archer originally wrote to make sense, I did enjoy the plot. Pity about the rubbish proof reader, or should I say "prof rider"
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