Paths of Glory

Jeffrey Archer; Read by Roger Allam

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Some people have dreams that are so magnificent that if they were to achieve them, their place in history would be guaranteed.  People like Christopher Columbus, Isaac Newton, Florence Nightingale, Thomas Edison, Nancy Astor, Charles Lindbergh, Amy Johnson, Edmund Hilary and Neil Armstrong—their unparalleled success has made their stories into legend.  But what if one man had such a dream, and once he’d achieved it, there was no proof that he had fulfilled his ambition?

Jeffrey Archer’s new novel, Paths of Glory, is the story of such a man—George Mallory. Born in 1886, he was a brilliant student who became part of the Bloomsbury Group at Cambridge in the early twentieth century and served in the Royal Garrison Artillery during World War I. After the war, he married, had three children, and would have spent the rest of his life as a schoolteacher, but for his love of mountain climbing.

Mallory once told a reporter that he wanted to climb Mt. Everest, “because it is there.” On his third try in 1924, at age thirty-seven, he was last seen four hundred feet from the top. His body was found in 1999, and it remains a mystery whether he and his climbing partner, Andrew Irvine, ever reached the summit.

In fact, not until you’ve turned the last page of Archer’s extraordinary novel will you be able to decide if George Mallory should be added to that list of legends, while another name would have to be removed.  Paths of Glory is truly a triumph.

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International bestselling author Jeffrey Archer discusses his novel, Paths of Glory, based on the extraordinary life of George Mallory.

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Listen to this audiobook excerpt from Jeffrey Archer's novel Paths of Glory. Some people have dreams that are so magnificent that if they were to achieve them, their place in history would be guaranteed. This is the story of such a man: George Mallory. He once told an American reporter that he wanted to climb Mt. Everest "because it's there." On his third attempt in 1924, at age thirty-seven, he was last seen six hundred feet from the top. His body was found in 1999.

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"Veteran actor Roger Allam brings an impressive range and energy to Archer's historical novel.... Allam's remarkable accents are the highlight of the audio book."--Publishers Weekly
 
"Read by Olivier Award-winning actor Roger Allam, Paths of Glory penetrates the driven mind of this obsessed and extraordinary British gentleman who represented the spirit of a generation."--Kirkus Reviews
 
"Listeners will savor the tonality of British stage actor Roger Allam's voice." --Library Journal
 
"Roger Allam's rich, clear voice is an excellent vehicle for the delivery of Jeffrey Archer's novel based on the life and exploits of one of England's greatest adventurers, George Mallory...Allam's British accent and warm tones bring authenticity to the text...Text and presentation meld into a totally satisfying experience." --AudioFile

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Jeffrey Archer; Read by Roger Allam

Jeffrey Archer was educated at Oxford University. He has served five years in Britain’s House of Commons, fourteen years in the House of Lords, and two in Her Majesty’s prisons. All of his novels and short story collections--including A Prisoner of Birth, False Impression, and Sons of Fortune--have been international bestsellers. Archer is married with two children and lives in London and Cambridge. Roger Allam is a British actor who has worked extensively for the Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Theatre, and in the West End. He played Javert in the original London production of Les Misérables, and Falstaff in the Shakespeare’s Globe 2010 production of Henry IV Parts 1 and 2. He has been nominated four times for the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor, winning twice, and he has also won the Olivier Award for Best Supporting Actor. His film work includes roles in The Queen, Speed Racer, V for Vendetta, The Wind that Shakes the Barley, Tamara Drewe, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, and the television series The Thick of It.  Roger has narrated audiobooks for numerous bestselling authors, including Jeffrey Archer, Ian McEwan, Ian Rankin, and Joseph Conrad. In reviewing the audiobook version of Jeffrey Archer’s Paths of Glory, Publishers Weekly declared, “Veteran actor Roger Allam brings an impressive range and energy to Archer's historical novel…. Allam's remarkable accents are the highlight of the audio book.” Roger lives in south-west London with his actress wife, Rebecca Saire, and their two young sons.

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Paths of Glory
Jeffrey Archer; Read by Roger Allam

Unabridged Digital Audio

Unabridged  Digital Audio
Macmillan Audio
March 2009
Unabridged Digital Audio
ISBN: 9781427206046
ISBN10: 142720604X
Audio Run Time: 11:06
$19.99

Abridged Digital Audio

Abridged  Digital Audio
Macmillan Audio
March 2009
Abridged Digital Audio
ISBN: 9781427206244
ISBN10: 1427206244
Audio Run Time: 6:22
$14.99

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Mass Market Paperbound
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Paperbacks
December 2009
Mass Market Paperbound
ISBN: 9780312539528
ISBN10: 0312539525
4 3/16 x 7 1/2 inches, 448 pages
$9.99

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e-Book Agency
St. Martin's Press
March 2009
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429971690
ISBN10: 142997169X
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 384 pages
$9.99
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