a prisoner of birth by jeffrey archer

Written by Darlyn At Sunday, July 18, 2010
Title: A Prisoner Of Birth
Author: Jeffrey Archer
Pages: 616
Rating: 5/5

Summary (Goodreads):

Danny Cartwright and Spencer Craig never should have met. One evening, Danny, an East End cockney who works as a garage mechanic, takes his fianceĆ© up to the West End to celebrate their engagement. He crosses the path of Spencer Craig, a West End barrister posed to be the youngest Queen’s Counsel of his generation. A few hours later Danny is arrested for murder and later is sentenced to twenty-two years in prison, thanks to irrefutable testimony from Spencer, the prosecution's main witness. Danny spends the next few years in a high-security prison while Spencer Craig’s career as a lawyer goes straight up. All the while Danny plans to escape and wreak his revenge. Thus begins Jeffrey Archer’s poignant novel of deception, hatred and vengeance, in which only one of them can finally triumph while the other will spend the rest of his days in jail. But which one will triumph?

My Final Verdict:

Very engaging and keeps you teetering precariously on the edge of your mind! The first time I read the book, I can't stop! I know it's 600 plus pages but seriously, you'll regret if you put it down. From the first page until I flipped the last page, I feel fully satisfied. The plot of the story is very neat, flawless perhaps, and it's of course how you would like it to end. The main character is well developed, strong and not too heroic. Because if it is, then it would be too much for a normal man to survive like well-build hero. Danny is not a hero. He's just a regular man which need to escape from a crime he didn't commit. He used the breakthrough he had which I think it was brilliant! The story is a fast pace, very intriguing and towards the end, when you hope he will escape forever, and live in a life of someone dead, then come the favorite part. The twist of how the brilliant escape finally discovered. One thing for sure, revenge is not everything. But how you avenge is quite something. I enjoyed the book utterly and it is one of the best book written by Archer. In fact, I love all his books. If you think this is not your kind of book, perhaps you should think twice. It's way better.

**I re-read this book and kind of scheming it. I'm doing a little research to compare with a book I'm reading currently at the moment which I also like it as well.

15 comments:

  1. Great review! I still haven't read any of his books, but he's one of the authors that I've been planning to try!

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  2. Wow, 5/5 and well developed characters?! I think I would like this one!

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  3. I have heard that Jeffrey Archer is fantastic :)

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  4. Oh wow. Great review. Revenge is always a riveting topic.

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  5. I have to confess that I have yet to read anything by Jeffrey Archer - after your great review perhaps I'll start with this, thanks for the recommendation.

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  6. Oh yea... each time I came across this title, I remember of the book, sitting comfortably on my shelf - waiting to be read! Really have to get to this one SOON. Pls remind me in case I forget ;)

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  7. I haven't read any of his books but i have heard they are awesome. great review

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  8. Wow! 600 pages is a lot =) For me, it's hard to find a really great 500+ paged book but I'm glad you liked this one! A few long books that I loved were Nevermore and Nightshade! Now those are pretty big too! This does sound interesting, though I'm not very familiar with the author as well as the genre itself...Who knows? I might broaden my horizons =)

    Here from CEP =)

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  9. why haven't i heard of these great books i feel so clueless must go research!

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  10. Oh I always find the "convicted of a crime they didn't commit" story lines intriguing ! Although like Reggie said...600 is a lot of pages! Whew!

    via CEP

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  11. I like Jeffrey Archer a lot---he is consistently good and I love that. Great review!

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  12. great review darlyn! i've never read jeffery archer but this book sounds really good. i'm going to look more into it.

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  13. OMG!! you post a review already? I've finish reading this book. I'll post mine someday but yours is great as usual.!=)

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  14. A honest man who succeed because of hard work and good work ethics finds himself in a position where his ethics might hinder the progress of his company. Who will win ? The ethics or the company or is it just that he doesn't get a hint

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  15. Must be an enjoyable read A Prisoner of Birth by Jeffrey Archer. loved the way you wrote it. I find your review very genuine and original, this book is going in by "to read" list.

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