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  • Hail to the Chief

  • By: John Leslie, Carey Winfrey
  • Narrated by: David Wood
  • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 17

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.

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  • Presidential Succession Act in Action

  • By in1ear (John Row) on 05-04-17


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Reviewed: 12-04-16

What made the experience of listening to Hail to the Chief the most enjoyable?

Great writing. The story keeps you moving forward with twists and turns. I love the newspaper columns to help move the narrative forward.

What other book might you compare Hail to the Chief to and why?

This book is a cross between Vince Flynn and an early Jerry Bruckheimer political thriller.

What about David Wood’s performance did you like?

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.

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