Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less. Jeffrey Archer

Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less. Jeffrey Archer

Not a Penny More Not a Penny Less Jeffrey Archer Harvey Metcalfe lifelong king of shady deals uses empty promises of an oil bonanza to con one million dollars from a group of four men But this time Harvey has swindled the wrong men for they band

  • Title: Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less. Jeffrey Archer
  • Author: Jeffrey Archer
  • ISBN: 9781405052221
  • Page: 383
  • Format: Audio CD
  • Harvey Metcalfe, lifelong king of shady deals, uses empty promises of an oil bonanza to con one million dollars from a group of four men But this time Harvey has swindled the wrong men, for they band together to get their own back.

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    This is Jeffrey Archer’s first book. And what a great book it is! I have read it during my teenage years and decided to re-read again. The ultimate revenge novel! When four men lose their life savings to a wealthy Boston swindler in a stock market scam, how will they get their money back? That's the plot of this highly entertaining novel that can best be summed up as, don't get mad, get even! Their goal is to recoup exactly the $1 million they collectively lost, hence the title of the book. Wi [...]

    I come by my love of mysteries and thrillers naturally, as both my mother and grandmother are addicts of such books. This book was among their highly recommended reads. I thoroughly enjoyed it the first time around a few years ago, and it was just as much fun this time.The story features a Bernie Madoff-type villain named Harvey Metcalfe who, despite all his previously ill-gotten millions, takes the opportunity to con a few naive investors in a stock market scam. Among his latest victims is an A [...]

    Jeffrey Archer's first book and a grossly over-rated one at that. Although Archer can write well - I was not much impressed by the plot. Four people swindled by a rich man. But he is so rich (several hundred million rich) that the amount he swindled them out of (a quarter of a million each) hardly seems worth the effort!They make a mutual pledge to get the money back - and each must devise a scheme for doing so. But the feckless "hero" of the book (presumably based on Archer himself) hasn't a cl [...]

    I found the narrative voice impossibly wooden, providing a long, dull recap of the villain's life before introducing the main characters with a lot of facts and very little personality. Other than cliche French from the Frenchman, they all talked alike.It was so dull I began to skim, hoping the story would pick up. It didn't.The revenge was a drop in the bucket--I doubt the villain even noticed--and furthermore, it only came off because of a deus ex machina delivered by the narrative voice withh [...]

    Jeffrey Archer: The Truth?A brilliant, self-made guru of deceit. A very dangerous individual. And, now, a hunted man. Fiction or autobiography ("Jeffrey Archer: The Truth?"), you be the judge. And if the author doesn't like the answer, he can sue us for everything we've got, not a penny more, not a penny less.** (view spoiler)[Australia introduced decimal currency on February 14, 1966. (hide spoiler)]

    Masa zaman belajar dulu, kawan sekelas aku sorang ni suka collect buku Jeffrey Archer. She recommended me this book and I'm hooked with Jeffrey Archer's books. Not A Penny More, Not Penny Less diterbitkan sekitar 1974. So bila baca buku ni mesti membayangkan suasana dan prasarana sekitar tahun2 yang begitu lah. Tak der alat komunikasi moden. Harvey Metcalfe adalah businesman yang mengumpulkan kekayaan dengan cara 'mengenakan' orang. Ada 4 orang yang sudah 'terkena' dengan Harvey Metcalfe ni deci [...]

    This was his first novel and a very critically acclaimed one, turned in to a TV series and a movie too. Though his list of bestsellers is long , this one according to me, holds the top spot [OK Kane And Abel ties with it for the first place :) ]Though his later day novels turned in to kind of similar concepts predictable twists and turns , his earlier works were really, really good. Archer knows how to hold the attention of the reader with right amount of surprises at the right time and its very [...]

    This book (and its author) were wholly unknown to me until I was handed the book to read once a friend had finished it. I had very few expectations or pre-conceived notions of what I was about to readFirst, I'd like to note that this was a very easy and enjoyable read. It rarely, if ever, felt as though I was slogging through something just to advance the story while it still held my attention and made me *want* to get to the next plot point. This definitely made for a pretty smooth read, howeve [...]

    Male chauvinism at its most shameless. Never will I read Archer again💁Edit: I get that this was published in 1976, and the kind of misogyny in here was tolerated way more back then, but I'm shocked that nobody's reviews reflect how not okay this book is. The sexism was *not* subtle.cially the part on page 231 which seems in favour of domestic violence if it is 'called for'??? 'But once they were in the Alfa Romeo he took Anne by the scruff of her neck, threw her across his legs, and spanked h [...]

    I very much enjoyed this little romp of revenge - a shadowy businessman runs a sharemarket pump and dump scam stealing a million dollars from four investors. Upon realising they've been scammed the four people join forces to recover the exact amount, not a penny more, not a penny less, back through various schemes.The various schemes and developments in the story line keep the pages turning as you keep wondering if they're really going to pull it off or if this is the time they'll get caught mak [...]

    I have come to admire Jeffrey Archer and his works. The attention to detail he gives to his characters is something I love. They seem real and NOT dipped in frivolity. Every detail seems to serve a purpose to propel the story. This was his very first novel and it was an enjoyable read at that. The story made me smile at the extremes some will go to in order to get what they want/need. However improbable this story may have been, I liked that it exacted revenge in a gentlemanly way. It was smart [...]

    Most popular books have durability but this one is not among them. Reason is that the last 3 chapters or so were stabs at comedy that went wide off the mark. Although my enjoyment and my remembrance of this book and my smile faltered near the end, for most of the story I pronounced it a perfect 5/5. I enjoyed it immensely. Nevertheless the plot in retrospective seems less clever in the cold light of the day. It was one of those books that don't have much staying power and cannot be enjoyed a sec [...]

    I really enjoyed this one (on audio). It's an old book (1974) with some references to marrying the bonny Prince Charles - then a bachelor. Still, it stands the test of time with its crooks and deceit. Lots of fun on the road.

    (As ever, check me out on chatterverse.wordpress, where I have cross posted this review.)I had high hopes for this novel. Unfortunately (I bet you saw this coming from at least a mile away), those hopes were dashed.The premise and synopsis were promising, if somewhat familiar, suggesting at an intelligent, finely crafted narrative with lashings of witty humour and oodles of barbed dialogue. The usual fare, for this sort of novel, but familiarity does not always breed contempt, and, on this occas [...]

    I am an amateur reader starting with couple of ones from Lee Child, Fredrick Forsyth. I was given a collection of Jeffrey Archer's from one of my pal. It was his suggestion to start with "Not a penny more, not a penny less", after getting exhausted with Fredrick Forsyth "The Afghan", I got myself into a state of tireless after reading 'Not a penny more, not a penny less'. My three words to describe this novel would be awesome, splendid and fantabulous. Archer, in this work had concentrated only [...]

    Of all the Jeffrey Archer books I have read, I have liked this one the least. The reason is simply because this was not a typical Jeffrey Archer book. Jeffrey Archer in his own words loves to write simple novels, simple fiction for everybody to read and understand. It doesn't necessarily appeal to people of any particular age group, like or dislike. His books are there for everybody to read and enjoy. He has himself said that he doesn't like to write anything violent, sexual or even extravagant. [...]

    An elaborate plan to get money - in this case, to get money back, is the kind of stuff that Archer writes really well. I thoroughly enjoyed The Fourth Estate, and there was no doubt I was going to like this one. The book begins with a bit of background on Harvey Metclafe, and as soon as you start to feel proud of his enterprising efforts, you realize he is going to con a few innocent people of a million, and he immediately becomes the 'villain'. The four men who are duped of their money, are an [...]

    La búsqueda de una copia fue lo más interesante, desde que leí la biografía de Jeffrey Archer quise leerlo, la trama es muy boba, pero me divirtió

    Am a big fan of Jeffery Archer and this book was completely enjoyable to read.Brilliant plot, humorous and a terrific climax. Its about how a team of 4 people claim their money they had deposited as shares in a fraudulent Oil Company. Also this book happens to Archer's first novel published in 1976 and was inspired by his real life experience of near-bankruptcy.

    The title says the whole point of the book. A ponzie scheme that four people fall prey to and retrieval of their money from the antagonist. An exciting read just for the methods which the four protagonist adapt to retrieve the money

    High flyer swindler Harry Metcalfe meets his match. Scammed by those he cheated and none the wiser. Extremely easy story to follow that entertained from start to finish!!Wonder if James succeed in recovering that US$1.24 for the team?

    Found the book a pleasant read, and would recommend this to anyone who is looking for a light but captivating reading over the weekend. The characters are enjoyable, the premise is amusing, and the plot is clever enough.

    Harvey Metcalfe, a self-made man who has made himself a fortune through deceit and shady deals, has done it again. He has made a million dollars by running a scam of an oil company which is likely to strike rich in the future. Four of the major investors in the company have now penniless; an Oxford Don, a Harley Street doctor, a Bond Street art dealer and a young English Lord. Together these four men come together and hatch elaborate plans to get back their money.t a penny more, not a penny less [...]

    Not a penny more, not a penny less.Interestingly, well accidently really, I've read Jeffrey Archers books in anachronistic order. Having read and loved his latest novel last month (Only Time will tell), I was intrigued to read his first novel - which launched his writing career. A novel that thirty years ago had US publishers fighting to grab the rights, and which Jeffrey admits changed his life; but I guess $3 million dollars thirty years ago was considered a lot of money.So with the luxury of [...]

    In Not A Penny More, Not A Penny less, Jeffery Archer depicts the story of four men who get cheated out of their life savings through a false company run by a rich man out for himself . All four men are brilliant in their own special fields of work and make a pact to get their money back, Not A Penny More, Not A Penny less. Each person has to make their own plan and together they will practice it to perfection enact it, when the time is right. The person who cheated them is not an easy man to br [...]

    Not so very exciting. Decent, fast paced yet very much predictable. Definitely not the best of Jeffrey 's. Definitely an inspiration for a Grisham fan and a Bollywood thrilller

    I read this book a couple of weeks ago but have only just got round to reviewing it. Having read and thoroughly enjoyed, 'Prisoner of Birth' a couple of years ago, I had high expectations for this book. Compared to 'Prisoner of Birth' it came as a bit of a disappointment for me. I wouldn't say it was a bad book and perhaps I was influenced by my high expectations. However, these are my views:Four men set out to recoup their losses after they have been swindled by a 'lifelong king of shady deals' [...]

    It always takes me several attempts to complete Jeffrey Archer novels. I always read a couple of chapters and drop off. That does not have anything to do with the flow of the story and I have loved the ones I have read. This was my 4th attempt to complete this novel. Although the stock market terminologies went over my head, it was a really good, medium-paced read. And to mention some twists - I definitely did not see them coming.

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