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Be Careful What You Wish For - A Novel

Jeffrey Archer

Be Careful What You Wish For opens with Harry Clifton and his wife Emma rushing to hospital to learn the fate of their son Sebastian, who has been involved in a fatal car accident. But who died, Sebastian or his best friend Bruno? When Ross Buchanan is forced to resign as chairman of the Barrington Shipping Company, Emma Clifton wants to replace him. But Don Pedro Martinez intends to install his puppet, the egregious Major Alex Fisher, in order to destroy the Barrington family firm just as the company plans to build its new luxury liner, the MV Buckingham. Back in London, Harry and Emma's adopted daughter wins a scholarship to the Slade Academy of Art where she falls in love with a fellow student, Clive Bingham, who asks her to marry him. Both families are delighted until Priscilla Bingham, Jessica's future mother-in-law, has a visit from an old friend, Lady Virginia Fenwick, who drops her particular brand of poison into the wedding chalice. Then, without warning, Cedric Hardcastle, a bluff Yorkshireman who no one has come across before, takes his place on the board of Barringtons. This causes an upheaval that none of them could have anticipated, and will change the lives of every member of the Clifton and Barrington families. Hardcastle's first decision is who to support to become the next chairman of the board: Emma Clifton or Major Alex Fisher? And with that decision, the story takes yet another twist that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Jeffrey Archer's Be Careful What You Wish For showcases the master storyteller's talent as never before - when the Clifton and Barrington families march forward into the sixties, in this epic tale of love, revenge, ambition and betrayal.

Be Careful What You Wish For opens with Harry Clifton and his wife Emma rushing to hospital to learn the fate of their son Sebastian, who has been involved in a fatal car accident. But who died, Sebastian or his best friend Bruno? When Ross Buchanan is forced to resign as chairman of the Barrington Shipping Company, Emma Clifton wants to replace him. But Don Pedro Martinez intends to install his puppet, the egregious Major Alex Fisher, in order to destroy the Barrington family firm just as the company plans to build its new luxury liner, the MV Buckingham. Back in London, Harry and Emma's adopted daughter wins a scholarship to the Slade Academy of Art where she falls in love with a fellow student, Clive Bingham, who asks her to marry him. Both families are delighted until Priscilla Bingham, Jessica's future mother-in-law, has a visit from an old friend, Lady Virginia Fenwick, who drops her particular brand of poison into the wedding chalice. Then, without warning, Cedric Hardcastle, a bluff Yorkshireman who no one has come across before, takes his place on the board of Barringtons. This causes an upheaval that none of them could have anticipated, and will change the lives of every member of the Clifton and Barrington families. Hardcastle's first decision is who to support to become the next chairman of the board: Emma Clifton or Major Alex Fisher? And with that decision, the story takes yet another twist that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Jeffrey Archer's Be Careful What You Wish For showcases the master storyteller's talent as never before - when the Clifton and Barrington families march forward into the sixties, in this epic tale of love, revenge, ambition and betrayal.
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Be Careful What You Wish For opens with Harry Clifton and his wife Emma rushing to hospital to learn the fate of their son Sebastian, who has been involved in a fatal car accident. But who died, Sebastian or his best friend Bruno? When Ross Buchanan is forced to resign as chairman of the Barrington Shipping Company, Emma Clifton wants to replace him. But Don Pedro Martinez intends to install his puppet, the egregious Major Alex Fisher, in order to destroy the Barrington family firm just as the company plans to build its new luxury liner, the MV Buckingham. Back in London, Harry and Emma's adopted daughter wins a scholarship to the Slade Academy of Art where she falls in love with a fellow student, Clive Bingham, who asks her to marry him. Both families are delighted until Priscilla Bingham, Jessica's future mother-in-law, has a visit from an old friend, Lady Virginia Fenwick, who drops her particular brand of poison into the wedding chalice. Then, without warning, Cedric Hardcastle, a bluff Yorkshireman who no one has come across before, takes his place on the board of Barringtons. This causes an upheaval that none of them could have anticipated, and will change the lives of every member of the Clifton and Barrington families. Hardcastle's first decision is who to support to become the next chairman of the board: Emma Clifton or Major Alex Fisher? And with that decision, the story takes yet another twist that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Jeffrey Archer's Be Careful What You Wish For showcases the master storyteller's talent as never before - when the Clifton and Barrington families march forward into the sixties, in this epic tale of love, revenge, ambition and betrayal.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Alex Jennings

Length:

11h 40m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

02:28


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

14:09


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

06:32


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

13:31


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

18:51


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

16:44


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

16:35


Part 2, Chapter 7
Part 2, Chapter 7

13:12


Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 8

12:02


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

11:55


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

14:47


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

13:13


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

28:11


Part 3, Chapter 13
Part 3, Chapter 13

14:39


Part 3, Chapter 14
Part 3, Chapter 14

14:12


Part 3, Chapter 15
Part 3, Chapter 15

16:38


Part 3, Chapter 16
Part 3, Chapter 16

16:43


Part 3, Chapter 17
Part 3, Chapter 17

12:31


Part 4, Chapter 18
Part 4, Chapter 18

13:35


Part 4, Chapter 19
Part 4, Chapter 19

09:56


Part 4, Chapter 20
Part 4, Chapter 20

17:04


Part 5, Chapter 21
Part 5, Chapter 21

14:47


Part 5, Chapter 22
Part 5, Chapter 22

08:35


Part 5, Chapter 23
Part 5, Chapter 23

10:32


Part 5, Chapter 24
Part 5, Chapter 24

23:29


Part 5, Chapter 25
Part 5, Chapter 25

03:56


Part 6
Part 6

16:35


Part 7, Chapter 27
Part 7, Chapter 27

18:55


Part 7, Chapter 28
Part 7, Chapter 28

13:40


Part 7, Chapter 29
Part 7, Chapter 29

15:25


Part 7, Chapter 30
Part 7, Chapter 30

20:36


Part 8, Chapter 31
Part 8, Chapter 31

08:27


Part 8, Chapter 32
Part 8, Chapter 32

24:34


Part 8, Chapter 33
Part 8, Chapter 33

11:15


Part 8, Chapter 34
Part 8, Chapter 34

10:24


Part 8, Chapter 35
Part 8, Chapter 35

29:03


Part 9, Chapter 36
Part 9, Chapter 36

17:13


Part 9, Chapter 37
Part 9, Chapter 37

17:55


Part 9, Chapter 38
Part 9, Chapter 38

12:38


Part 9, Chapter 39
Part 9, Chapter 39

08:37


Part 9, Chapter 40
Part 9, Chapter 40

18:40


Part 10, Chapter 41
Part 10, Chapter 41

15:24


Part 10, Chapter 42
Part 10, Chapter 42

08:02


Part 10, Chapter 43
Part 10, Chapter 43

09:05


Part 10, Chapter 44
Part 10, Chapter 44

07:31


Part 10, Chapter 45
Part 10, Chapter 45

08:01


Part 10, Chapter 46
Part 10, Chapter 46

16:27


Part 10, Chapter 47
Part 10, Chapter 47

18:19


Part 10, Chapter 48
Part 10, Chapter 48

14:56


Part 10, Chapter 49
Part 10, Chapter 49

00:22