Kane and Abel

Version: Abridged
Author: Jeffrey Archer
Narrator: Jeff Harding
Genres: Fiction & Literature
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Published In: March 2004
# of Units: 3 CDs
Length: 3 hours
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On April 15, 1906, two baby boys entered the world. One was born to a life of prosperity and ease, the other to a world of hardship and struggle. On different sides of the globe, they grew up -- one shaped by a luxurious upbringing, fine schools, and a history he read; the other well tempered by war, slavery, and the history he was part of.
William Lowell Kane, scion of a Boston banking family, and Abel Rosnovski, penniless Polish immigrant -- one is gold, the other steel. Rosnovski is Kane's ultimate adversary, while Kane Kane embodies everything that Rosnovski stands against. In their relentless battle, both men know that there can be only one victor -- and one vanquished.

Across three generations and around a rapidly changing world, their war rages unchecked, for the love of a dream, the loss of an empire, and the lure of a fortune.

Reviews (6)

Written by Akshaya Saraf on August 12th, 2016

  • Book Rating: 5/5

The narrative the story everything was brilliant. A must listen to teach all that holding grudges is just unnecessary.

Written by Natalie Murdoch on October 27th, 2015

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Loved, loved loved it! Jeffrey Archer is fast becoming one of my favourite authors, I think this was the 4th book of his I have read this summer! I am now starting on The Clifton Family Chronicles!

Written by Craig Temczuk on January 7th, 2015

  • Book Rating: 5/5

outstanding. everything I hoped for. Archer delivered as always

Good Premise

Written by Anonymous on April 29th, 2010

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Good premise, abridged is just too short. I couldn't understand why Abel hated Kane so much. I'm going to get the the unabridged version for a better understanding.


Written by Sheryl Adamson on October 9th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 3/5


Kane and Abel

Written by Anonymous on November 10th, 2005

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Excellent book! I don't know why they only rate it three stars. It is a real page turner with lots of depth.

Author Details

Author Details

Archer, Jeffrey

"Jeffrey Archer was educated at Oxford University, where as a world-class sprinter he represented Great Britain in international competition. 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 novels -- from 1974's Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less to 1991's As the Crow Flies -- have been international bestsellers. "