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.
©1996 Columbus Rose, Ltd.; (P)2009 Hachette Audio
"[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)
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.
A fun read in the same way that eating cotton candy is "fun", although it leaves you unsatisfied when you are through. The characters are two-dimensional caricatures and the plot is more of a comic book than a novel, but heck, with enough suspension of disbelief, it can be fun.
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 am a AUDIBLE junkie and this one was rivotting.
Scott Brick is one of my favorite narrators.
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.
Audiobooks allow book nerds like me to venture out in public and keep "reading."
Scott Brick really added to this book and it's SO much better than the movie. If you're wavering about listening because the movie was mediocre - this isn't the movie. You're all good!.
Most books are better than the movie, but Absolute Power has such huge differences, it was like I hadn't seen it. I really loved this book and it is something that I will listen to many more times. The language can be rough at times, but it doesn't detract from the story. It is really worth the time it takes to listen to this story.
I agree with the other customer reviewers who have complained about the narrator's reading style. He reads almost every passage in an incredibly overwrought tone, and really detracts from what is otherwise a great story. I've listened to many other audiobooks read by Scott Brick, and this emotional style is quite unusual for him.
I can not keep up with what character is talking. Each one sounds the same. I mind wonders while listening to Scott. He does not make the story worth listening to even if it is a good book. Wish I could get my credits back on this expensive audible book.
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