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Cat O'Nine Tales

And Other Stories

Jeffrey Archer; read by Anton Lesser

Macmillan Audio

Cat O'Nine Tales is the fifth collection of irresistible short stories from the master storyteller. Ingeniously plotted, with richly drawn characters and Jeffrey Archer's trademark of deliciously unexpected conclusions, some of these thirteen stories were inspired by the two years Jeffrey Archer spent in prison, including the story of a company chairman who tries to poison his wife while on a trip to St Petersburg--with unexpected consequences. The Red King is a tale about a con man who discovers that an English Lord requires one more chess piece to complete a set that would be worth a fortune. In another tale of deception, The Commissioner, a Bombay con artist ends up in the morgue, after he uses the police chief as bait in his latest scam. The Perfect Murder reveals how a convict manages to remove an old enemy while he's locked up in jail, and then set up two prison officers as his alibi. In Charity Begins at Home, an accountant realizes he has achieved nothing in his life, and sets out to make a fortune before he retires.
 
And then there is Archer's favorite, In the Eye of the Beholder, where a handsome star athlete falls in love with a three-hundred-pound woman...who happens to be the ninth richest woman in Italy.
 
Jeffrey Archer is the only author to have topped international bestseller lists with his fiction, non-fiction, and his short stories. Cat O'Nine Tales is Archer at his best: witty, sad, surprising, and unforgettable.

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  • Cat O'Nine Tales by Jeffrey Archer--audiobook excerpt

    Listen to this audiobook excerpt from the short story collection Cat O'Nine Tales by bestselling author Jeffrey Archer. In this audio clip, narrated by Anton Lesser, you'll hear the story "The Man Who Robbed His Own Post Office." The fifth collection of irresistible short stories from the master storyteller, Cat O'Nine Tales is ingeniously plotted, with richly drawn characters and Jeffrey Archer's trademark of deliciously unexpected conclusions.

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“One of the top ten storytellers in the world.”—Los Angeles Times
 
“Archer is a master entertainer.”—Time
 
"Jeffrey Archer served in Britain's Parliament for 19 years - and in Her Majesty's Prison for two.  Those two years provide the basis for this collection of stories.  His 'mates' teach him prison protocol and divulge the details of their crimes.  No doubt Archer enhances their tales with his imagination and narrative expertise, and in this he is aided by the reading of Anton Lesser.  If you want an audio experience that is easily divided into satisfying segments of 45-50 minutes each, this is a good choice." - The Roanoke Times

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  • Jeffrey Archer; read by Anton Lesser

  • 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, which spawned three volumes of highly acclaimed Prison Diaries. All of his novels and short story collections--including Kane and Abel, Honor Among Thieves, and Sons of Fortune--have been international bestsellers, selling over 130 million copies worldwide. False Impression, his most recent novel, was an international No. 1 bestseller. Archer is married with two children, and lives in London and Cambridge.
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Cat O'Nine Tales

And Other Stories

Jeffrey Archer; read by Anton Lesser

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