Available for the first time in audio, an all-new recording by Scott Brick of the first of the blockbuster thrillers by New York Times best-selling author David Baldacci. This book that will change the way you think about Washington - and power - forever.
In a heavily guarded mansion in a posh Virginia suburb, a man and a woman start to make love, trapping a burglar behind a secret wall. Then the passion turns deadly, and the witness is running into the night - because what he has just seen is a brutal slaying involving the president of the United States.
Luther Whitney is the career break-in artist who's in the wrong place at the wrong time. Alan Richmond is the charming U.S. president with the power to commit any crime. And Jack Graham is the young attorney caught in a vortex between absolute truth and... ABSOLUTE POWER.
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"[A] first-rate storyteller who grabs readers by their lapels right away and won't let go until they've finished his enthralling yarn." (Publishers Weekly)
This author does an extraordinary job, across the board. This truth is complimented by the excellent reader/narrator.
I have listened to many of david Baldacci books and thourohly enjoy all of them. With much anticipation of "Absolute Power" I purchased the book, even before the first chapter was played I found myself falling asleep, I went on. By the beginning of the third chapter I needed to unplug my iPod and turn the radio on and open the windopw on a cold wintery day just to stay awake on my drive to work. Scott Brick took a good book and made it to where I could not listen. I wish I could have my money back. I listened to maybe 35 minutes. Don't waste your money unless you like monotone readers. :
Had potential to be interesting, but betweent the shallow characters with incomprehensible motivations and the the rediculous story line, it became barely tolerable. Don't waste your time.
I stuck with this because I was caught up in the plot, but I had to "tune out" the reading style of the reader. It was so annoying. Always with the same overly dramatic hushed tone- and the odd voices he chose for certain characters was really bad. I also think that author relies on some very dumb cliches-- "he wiped away the salty liquid"... PLEEEZE! You can just say "tears". The last couple of paragraphs were pure corn and made me decide not to read any more Baldacci.
I gave up half way through a book that wasn't holding my interest and began listening to "Absolute Power." I was hooked within the first five minutes. The plot is riveting. There are so many twists and turns in the story that I looked forward to every chapter. I listened to the last seven hours in one go on a rainy Sunday. I also enjoyed the reader. He did a great job of making subtle changes in his voice to distinguish among the characters. I told many people about how gripping the story is right from the beginning. I am anxious for a friend to listen to the book so we can discuss the whole story.
Not only was the premise hard to believe, but the plot twists were very unlikely. Definitely don't like Scott Brick as the reader. In spite of this, I thought it was worth listening.
I like most Baldacci novels. This one, read by the wonderful Scott Brick, is, however, just the very best, and is among the best books I have ever read. It is gripping from the first sentence to last. Enjoy!
Great story from beginning to end and well paced. Ive read earlier reviews on this book about the narration but I honestly believe Scott Brick was fatastic. He read the way he was directed to read and thats how its supposed to be heard.
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