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 really could not get into this story. Scott Brick is definitely one of my favorite narrators, but his narration of this one was over the top. The narration ruined a potentially good story for me. I lost my place and interest in the story and had to re-wind offen. The change in character voices and perhaps the names, character descriptions were difficult to follow. The pauses, emphasis placed on some of the passages was too much. Sometimes he sounded whiny or whimpering. The candance was unnecessarily up and down, up and down....really a disappointment for a talented writer and narrator. Sanctimonious...perhaps so.
The narrator has turned what I'm sure is a fine book into an extremely dull experience. His delivery is an 'out-of-breath' monotone that has me waiting for the end only so I can say I finished it. At this point I hardly remember who the characters are, but worse, I don't really care anymore.
I would recommend NOT listening to this while driving.
Sorry I wasted one of my credits on this. I know I won't be getting any more books narrated by Mr. Brick.
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