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First Among Equals

Jeffrey Archer; Read by Martin Jarvis

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Charles Seymour, second-born son, will never be the earl like his father, but he did inherit his mother's strength-and the will to realize his destiny...Simon Kerslake's father sacrificed everything to make sure his son's dreams come true. Now it is Simon's chance to rise as high as those dreams allow...Ray Gould was born to the back streets but raised with pride-a quality matched by a sharp intellect and the desire to attain the impossible...Andrew Fraser was raised by a soccer hero turned politician. Now it's his turn for heroics, whatever the cost.

From strangers to rivals, four men embark on a journey for the highest stakes of all-the keys to No. 10 Downing Street. Unfolding over three decades, their honor will be tested, their loyalties betrayed, and their love of family and country challenged. But in a game where there is a first among equals, only one can triumph.

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First Among Equals
BOOK ONE1964-1966 THE BACK BENCHESPROLOGUEWEDNESDAY 10 APRIL 1931IF CHARLES GURNEY Seymour had been born nine minutes earlier he would have become an earl, inherited a castle in Scotland, 22,000 acres in Somerset, and a thriving merchant bank in the City of London.It was to be several years before young Charles worked out the full significance of coming second in life's first race.His twin brother, Rupert, only just came through the ordeal, and in the years that followed contracted not only the usual childhood illnesses but managed to add scarlet fever, diphtheria and meningitis,
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“Archer is a master storyteller.” —Time

“One of the top ten storytellers in the world.” —Los Angeles Times

“There isn’t a better storyteller alive.” —Larry King

"''First Among Equals [is]read by Martin Jarvis, who switched voices so quickly that not a beat is lost in th[is]fast-moving mystery."--Patriot News

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  • Jeffrey Archer; Read by Martin Jarvis

  • Jeffrey Archer was educated at Oxford University. He became the youngest member of the House of Commons in 1969, was appointed Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party in 1985, and was elevated to the House of Lords in 1992. All of his story collections and novels—including most recently Sons of Fortune—have been international bestsellers. Archer is married, has two children, and lives in England.
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