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No Way to Treat a First Lady Audiobook

No Way to Treat a First Lady

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Publisher's Summary

One of this country's leading political satirists dangles before us a tantalizing novel whose protagonist has a great deal in common with a recent First Lady. Beth MacIntyre, First Lady of the United States, has been charged with the murder of her husband, a Presidential Lothario of the first water. She is accused of throwing a historic Paul Revere spittoon during a bedroom spat, putting an unfortunately fatal dent in the President's lust-filled head. The Attorney General has no choice but to put her on trial for assassination. However, Beth has a secret weapon at her disposal: the flashiest lawyer in the country, an unabashed high-priced shyster, whom she loved while they were in law school together. She chose power then; now will she choose him?

Don't miss Christopher Buckley, Steve Martin, and other humorists discussing their craft at the New Yorker Festival.

©2002 Christopher Buckley; (P)2002 Books On Tape, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"A wild romp of silliness and irreverence that's sure to please political junkies." (Booklist)
"This clever, gleeful satire...sets a high comic standard." (The New York Times)

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    demetri1968 Ottawa, Ontario Canada 08-12-09
    demetri1968 Ottawa, Ontario Canada 08-12-09 Member Since 2008
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    "Incredibly hilarious!"

    Very well written. Buckley managed to keep me in stitches throughout the entire story. I will be sure to read and/or listen to more of his novels. The narrator did an excellent job as well.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    San Rafael, CA 07-01-09 Member Since 2016
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    "Very Funny Parody"

    Lampoons law and politics. Delightful.

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    Jenny Los Angeles, CA, United States 10-10-04
    Jenny Los Angeles, CA, United States 10-10-04
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    "A well read and witty romp."

    The reader's voice was perfect for the deadpan humor, and the cute story kept me smiling during my commute.

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    Lady Diana pennsylvania 05-23-04
    Lady Diana pennsylvania 05-23-04 Member Since 2001
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    "First Lady is First Rate Fun"

    If you've had your ears open and your eye on the news over the last decade, you will have fun relating Buckley's "fictional" characters to real life newsmakers. It's a terrific plot with a good pace but less than satisfying ending. Definitely a good read.

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    Sally 04-12-16
    Sally 04-12-16
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    "Very entertaining!"

    Gardner is a great narrator! The dialogue is extremely cleaver and engaging. Twists and turns. Great read!

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    lucy 11-08-11
    lucy 11-08-11
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    Great story, great twists and turns in story line... nothing is sacred. Perfectly funny and hard to put down.

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    William Beppu shiJapan 07-26-10
    William Beppu shiJapan 07-26-10 Member Since 2013
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    "grover is almost always great"

    Grover does a great job narrating and the story is fun.

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    Arthur 05-31-10
    Arthur 05-31-10
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    very funny

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    Paula In the Heart Land of America 03-14-10
    Paula In the Heart Land of America 03-14-10 Member Since 2009

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    "Must be a guy thing"

    I bought this book based on the reviews saying how funny the text. I found the book intriguing, humorous and very very well written.

    Although I liked the plot of a philandering dead president at the hands of a first lady who often threw objects at her husband. Not at one point did I laugh out loud hysterically.

    Now my boyfriend entered the room and listened to a few minutes and he couldn't stop laughing. I couldn't hear the book he was laughing so loud and frequently. Very annoying.

    The humor reminds me of Carry On Jeeves and The hitchhiker's Guide series. Mush more modern and entertaining.

    I gave it 5 stars because it is so well written and I will probably read another from the author.

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    Mayte a coruña, Spain 01-26-10
    Mayte a coruña, Spain 01-26-10 Member Since 2013
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    "Witty and funny"

    Had a good time with this audiobook , I definitively recommend it. In addition to that Grover Gardnes does a great job with that wonderful voice of his.

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