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First Family Audiobook

First Family

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When she turned the page and her gaze flickered over the date on top it was as though the lightening outside had somehow grounded right into her. A billion volts of pain, a shriek of anguish you could actually see, and feel, as it pierced her.

Camp David, USA. A birthday party turns into a nightmare when a child is snatched after the celebrations. The First Lady enlists the services of Sean King and Michelle Maxwell to bring the child home safely. But she and King share a past. Years ago he saved her then senator husband from political disaster. And this may not be all that passed between them. With Michelle still battling her own demons, the two are pushed to the limit, with forces aligned on all sides against them - and the line between friend and foe impossible to define...or defend.

©2009 David Baldacci; (P)2009 Hachette

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    FinanceBuzz Loganville, GA 02-23-10
    FinanceBuzz Loganville, GA 02-23-10 Member Since 2015

    FinanceBuzz

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    "Not bad, but not the best King/Maxwell book"

    First Family is the latest in the Sean King/Michelle Maxwell series from David Baldacci. This is my favorite series from this author and I was looking forward to this book. It is not a bad "read" but it does not live up the standard set by earlier books in the series. I thought the story drug and lacked the "grab me" compelling nature of the earlier books. It did pick up in the last fifth of the book, but even then it was only a marginal acceleration in excitement. If you like this series, it is worth listening to, but don't expect it to be on par with Baldacci's previous King and Maxwell books.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    09-06-09
    09-06-09 Listener Since 2008
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    "First Family"

    What a good book. I enjoyed it very much. Buy it!!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Bruce Dublin, OH, United States 07-24-09
    Bruce Dublin, OH, United States 07-24-09 Member Since 2016
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    "fair"

    Not spellbinder- reasonably entertaining. Narrator good.

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    Dan Jamul, CA, USA 06-21-09
    Dan Jamul, CA, USA 06-21-09
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    "Mixed"

    The good: intricate plot, long book, no loose ends, extremely well read. The bad: the glue the author needed to bring all the elements sometimes severely stretched the bounds of credibility.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Sonny 06-17-09
    Sonny 06-17-09 Member Since 2015

    I am a retired Wealth Manager,husband, father and Christian grandfather. I hunt, I fish, I play, I read.

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    "loved it !"

    great book,riveting, kept you listening.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Greg Pembroke Pines, FL, United States 06-17-09
    Greg Pembroke Pines, FL, United States 06-17-09
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    "Don't bother"

    This piece of crap is no better than a cheap soap. Disappointing in all it's shallowness.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Lisa Clover, SC, USA 06-13-09
    Lisa Clover, SC, USA 06-13-09
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    "A good read"

    Baldacci does not disappoint. Fast paced, "what's going to happen next" read.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Elizabeth A. Miller 06-11-09
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    "GREAT!!!!"

    This was one of the better ones of Baldacci and ALL his books are great

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    Kathy Leo, IN, United States 06-06-09
    Kathy Leo, IN, United States 06-06-09 Member Since 2009
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    "thumbs up!!"

    This was a great book.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Tony Smith 06-03-09
    Tony Smith 06-03-09 Member Since 2007
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    "What you'd expect from Baldacci"

    I love the Sean and Michelle series and this one followed suit with the other books. I was really entertained and wanted to hear the end. Only downside, it was a little predictable in parts, but entertaining.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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