A political thrill ride as current as today's headlines. President-elect Maggie Mathews - the first woman voted into the nation's highest office - is felled by a ruptured brain aneurysm just 10 days before her inauguration. While she lies in a coma, her vice president-elect attempts to conceal his past, and with help from chief of staff Bruce "Skeeter" Jamison, he gambles he can keep his dark secret from coming to light. But Maggie's husband, the former secretary of state who schemes to seize the reins of power for himself, has other ideas.
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Hail To The Chief
: John Leslie, Carey Winfrey
This fast paced political thriller takes the listener deep inside the workings of a campaign ..............and on to transition of office. It kept me spellbound waiting for the next catastrophe that Skeeter would need to spin to their favor. This book had shadows of recent political happenings.
The narration was well done.The characters were well portrayed. David Wood's voice matched well with the story.
"I was voluntarily provided this review copy audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator."
"Hail to the Chief" (2016) by John Leslie and Carey Winfrey is a somewhat interesting novel about machinations taking place in Washington, D.C. Political fixer Bruce "Skeeter" Jamison rides the coattails of the first female elected president of the United States. Unfortunately, she is incapacitated by a brain aneurysm ten days before the inauguration, so it becomes Skeeter’s job to prop up the vice-president-elect—a man with a secret in his past—so the VP can assume the presidency. The supporting characters are more interesting than the main character. Mildly recommended. Book given free in exchange for honest review.
Great writing. The story keeps you moving forward with twists and turns. I love the newspaper columns to help move the narrative forward.
This book is a cross between Vince Flynn and an early Jerry Bruckheimer political thriller.
David did a really nice job with pacing, with character voices and with his overall acting through the entire book. There are some audiobooks where you know within 30 seconds the narrative style isn't for you. Not the case with David's performance. He keeps you engaged and moving forward. You feel like you're there in the room with these characters.
I loved this book. i tend to undervalue fiction, but this was an interesting exception, especially given its almost prescient relevance to our recent election. it is excellently crafted fiction that uses a lot of historically significant details to really wrap the book together nicely. I particularly loved the attention to detail on rules of presidential succession, Congress' role, etc, etc. although fiction, history buffs will find this accurate and interesting, yet those who aren't history buffs will not be bored with unnecessary, irrelevant details, as these are scenarios that actually could happen in any election. the author strikes a great balance here. the voice over work was excellent and makes the story come alive; it's well paired with the story and supporting details. highly recommended!
Love audiobooks when they're well done!
As an audiobook narrator, I look at the narration itself as supremely important, and David Wood's narration MADE the story for me. The story itself was filled with intrigue and was hard to take a break from, especially with such a great performance.
I am 71 year's old I listen to a lot of mysteries I like cute ones I really like the cozy mysteries I like Christmas mysteries and horror
it's kind of sad to think that are elected officials are this way. but I think they are a lot worse it is a very good book the. narrator is great
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A good listen makes for an amazing day!
The story and narration was amazing. Loved it till the end.
A strong, powerful performance.
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