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Exclusive | [Sandra Brown]

Exclusive

Barrie Travis is a damn good reporter stuck at a low-budget television station when the First Lady calls her—and offers her the opportunity of a lifetime. Stunned by the loss of her infant son, the president’s wife hints he may have been murdered. Barrie sets out to find the truth, fighting for the exclusive story with the help of Gray Bondurant, a mysterious former presidential aide.
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Publisher's Summary

Barrie Travis is a damn good reporter stuck at a low-budget television station when the First Lady calls her—and offers her the opportunity of a lifetime. Stunned by the loss of her infant son, the president’s wife hints he may have been murdered. Barrie sets out to find the truth, fighting for the exclusive story with the help of Gray Bondurant, a mysterious former presidential aide. Soon they unearth White House secrets that, if exposed, could topple the presidency. And certain powerful parties want nothing more than to see the scandalous past—and a certain young reporter—dead and buried.

©1997 Sandra Brown (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Fast fun with a wild twist at the end.” (Cosmopolitan)

"A plot-wise, entertaining yarn.” (People)

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    Ann Virginia 10-25-14
    Ann Virginia 10-25-14 Member Since 2008
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    "Disappointed."
    If you could sum up Exclusive in three words, what would they be?

    The author's past history as a very good storyteller was the reason I finished the story. However I found myself puzzling over (and struggling with) why I was disappointed. It was right there in-front of me. Barrie Travis' character was the disappointment. While she wanted to play in the 'big league' she didn't have a clue how to go about it and to add insult to injury she had some good teachers and still she didn't have the mental capacity to play in the big league!


    What could Sandra Brown have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    To have Barrie be more creditable.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Daily was captured by the FBI.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Where the bodies are buried for this US President?


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Bonnie 07-07-14
    Bonnie 07-07-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Don't bother"

    I keep hearing what a great author Sandra Brown is but I will not be picking up another one of her books in the near future if this is an example of her work.

    It had lots of twists and turns but in the end was not realistic. There were also a LOT of unnecessary sex scenes. I ended up skimming a great deal of it and did not feel I missed a thing. In fact I should not have bothered finishing it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Karen 06-21-14
    Karen 06-21-14

    Sassy dialogue, humor, and a great reader are important to me.

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    "Needs a better reader"
    If you could sum up Exclusive in three words, what would they be?

    This was one of SB better stories, but the reader just ruined it. It is a long story and in the same vain of other SB stories.


    What other book might you compare Exclusive to and why?

    All SB books have a who dunnit in it. There are clues and core romance. This book needed a little bit better editing when SB wrote it years ago, hence the other reviews.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Not sure why this reader gets so much work! She ruined this book, which for me is one of my fave. She also read a Linda Howard fave of mine and ruin that one too. 2 books were enough for me no matter which fave book of mine she reads.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    This SB book was one of my most fave, but recording just did not do justice to it. Try Smoke Screen or white hot. White Hot needs to be full recording.


    Any additional comments?

    SB would be smart to have this story re recorded with a victor selzack, her best reader, but expensive.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Raven writer moab utah 01-06-14
    Raven writer moab utah 01-06-14 Member Since 2014

    cody

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    "Certainly not my favorite S.B. novel"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    If your okay with sex for the sake of adding sex in way that would just not happen, and a story that is just to far fetched as well as a ditz for a lead female, this is your book.


    What could Sandra Brown have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Give the lead a brain. Put the sex in a more believable circumstance.


    Did Tanya Eby do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    Good but not great.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Defiantly disappointment


    Any additional comments?

    I read a LOT of Sandra Brown and this one is without question my very least favorite. I realize it's just a novel for entertainment but it even missed the mark on that. I don't recall ever having S.B. write such a ditz for a female roll. Just not for me I guess.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    McGeezy Cincinnati, OH 09-10-13
    McGeezy Cincinnati, OH 09-10-13 Member Since 2010

    My personal reality exists in the many adventures from Audible

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    ""Exclusive[ly]" the worst book ever!"

    This seemed to be the only book with promise; until after a few short chapters. Then it became obvious that Sandra Brown likes to write bedtime stories.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Linda 03-14-13
    Linda 03-14-13
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    "not really Sandra Brown?"
    Would you try another book from Sandra Brown and/or Tanya Eby?

    I have read a number of books by Sandra Brown, and so I wouldn't dismiss her by this one failure.


    What was most disappointing about Sandra Brown’s story?

    Sandra Brown usually creates strong, principled female characters, like in Rainwater. This female lead was an idiot, self-serving, and ridiculous.


    What character would you cut from Exclusive?

    The premise of the book was far-fetched, and neither the female or male lead came across as real people.


    Any additional comments?

    A real disappointment!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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