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Absolute Power Audiobook

Absolute Power

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Publisher's Summary

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

What the Critics Say

"[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)

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    NRaven 07-29-16
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    "Ugh, trite over the top writing style"

    A good story marred by trite writing, ridiculous stereotypes, cheesy lines. Watch the movie and call it a night.

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    Kevin Goad 07-26-16
    Kevin Goad 07-26-16 Member Since 2015
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    "If this were in book form it would have been a page turner"

    The movie is loosely based on this novel. I enjoyed both versions. Again a page turner.

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    Amazon Customer 07-25-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Thank goodness this was audible"

    I love David Baldacci BUT this book was a struggle to get to the end. Lengthy narrative over inconsequential details. This was a hard book to finish.

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    Barbara V 07-25-16
    Barbara V 07-25-16 Member Since 2016
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    "EXCELLENT"

    One of the most gripping books Ive read in a long time and I read constantly. It could be ripped out of current headlines and history

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    SunDown 07-23-16
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    "Magnifico"

    Bueno pué que asi seá el reglamento! Andele, Bueno pué que asi seá el reglamento!

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    Amazon Customer Brady, Montana 07-22-16
    Amazon Customer Brady, Montana 07-22-16 Member Since 2001

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    "Great listen"

    Listen to books while I work. Couldn't wait to go to work.

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    Anita 07-22-16
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    "Torturous last third !"

    Movie much better because it was more succinct. Just wanted it to end. Got the feeling Mr. Baldacci had fallen in love with his characters and couldn't let them go.

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    Laura G. Williams 06-30-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Superb. tense. taut"

    I was riveted! could not wait to finish. the only problem was mispronounced words such as secreted and frequented.

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    "Fantastic Book"

    At the beginning of this book the author said he told publishers that they would not be able to put the book down after the first chapter -- I thought "sure all writers say that" but you proved me wrong. This first book of Baldacci is AWESOME!!!!!

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    george bachar 06-22-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Incredible detail"

    I read this book years ago and now listening to it was even more incredible! The authors style of writing and detailing brings this prose to life and I would recommend it time and time again !
    Plus the reader was the icing on the cake. His smooth voice and the way he changed for different characters male or female was mind blowing.
    Well done !
    Sandy in Philadelphia

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