Cat O’Nine Tales is the fifth collection of irresistible short stories from the master storyteller and bestselling author Jeffrey Archer.
Ingeniously plotted, with richly drawn characters and 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.
Twelve short gems from one of the most popular novelists—and bestselling short-story writers of our time,
Jeffrey Archer was educated at Oxford University. He has served five years in Britain’s House of Commons and fourteen years in the House of Lords. All of his novels and short story collections–including And Thereby Hangs a Tale, Kane and Abel, Paths of Glory and False Impression–have been international bestselling books. Archer is married with two sons and lives in London and Cambridge.
Anton Lesser is a well-known British actor. He has performed many key roles with the Royal Shakespeare Theater and appeared in numerous classics on BBC-TV including The Cherry Orchard, Dickens, and The Mill on the Floss. He has also appeared in Game of Thrones as Qyburn. His film roles include River Queen, Deep Sleep, and Miss Potter.
“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… 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
Cat O’ Nine Tales was published on June 12, 2007.The Cat O’ Nine Tales Audiobook is 1096 hours and 40 minutes. Speechify has the Unabridged edition version of the audiobook.
Both the publication language and the narration language are in English.
Cat O’ Nine Tales includes the following subjects: World Literature / England / 21st Century. The BISAC Subject Code is Fiction, Short Stories (single author).
The author of Cat O’ Nine Tales is Jeffrey Archer.
The narrator for the Cat O’ Nine Tales Audiobook is Anton Lesser.