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Publisher's Summary

Set at the heart of political power in Washington, DC, Absolute Power was the novel which launched David Baldacci's career as a worldwide best seller of thrilling fiction. The movie, starring Clint Eastwood, was a major box office success across the world.

In a heavily guarded mansion in the Virginian countryside, professional burglar and break-in artist Luther Whitney is trapped behind a one-way mirror. What he witnesses destroys his faith in not only justice but all he holds dear.

What follows is an unthinkable abuse of power and a criminal conspiracy, as a breathtaking cover-up is set in motion by those appointed to work for one of the most important people in the world - the president of the United States.

©2016 David Baldacci (P)2010 Hachette Audio US

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Sullivans final moment

i loved the final moment Mr Sulivan shared with Presiden Allen. it was the apex of the story for me as he was able to decipher his wifes killer which shows how intelligent he was.

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  • anthony
  • 10-26-16

Nice listen.

This was the book that began david baldacci's writing career and you can see why he is one of the best at what he does. Great action thrillers. I was so happy to see that audible finally had this book to download. Scott does another great job of narrating this book. If you want a good listen then this is the book for you.

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  • clifford
  • 01-31-18

dull slow lacks action more of a love story

so slow it is tedious over indulgent and little happens for.long periods don't waste your time.on this love story lacks action

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  • Mr Glenn Lloyd
  • 06-12-17

Good story but...

Scott bricks narration was excellent as always and the story was good, however the daughter of Luther Whitney was so irritating that I almost gave up on the book every time she entered the story. I also could have done without the flag waving and orchestra at the end. A real shame.

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  • Stella Clarkson
  • 10-26-16

un-put-downable

If you could sum up Absolute Power in three words, what would they be?

Suspense, rivetting, superb

Who was your favorite character and why?

Luther - a caring, good, bad guy

What about Scott Brick’s performance did you like?

Everything.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Absolutely. I couldn't wait to get back to it, every time I had to take a break.

Any additional comments?

The best book I have listened to for a long time.

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  • Shaun
  • 01-29-21

Ludicrous plot

A ludicrous plot, full of holes, with bungling Secret Service and police officers. Totally unbelievable. Scott Brick did his best with the material given to him.

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  • GFL
  • 05-14-20

A gripping tale

My first book by this author. Excellent in every respect. I shall be seeking more.

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  • K A Crispe
  • 11-12-19

One of the best..

I’ve read numerous David Baldacci books and I was already a big fan but this is definitely one of his best!

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  • mywallmum
  • 09-22-19

gripped from beginning to end

loved this tale, got twists and turns, and a little shocker right at he beginning to get you into it,

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  • MR K Boucher
  • 07-28-19

Absolute Power

I have never read any of this authors books. I really enjoyed it. Slowly I will read them all ... good job.

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  • Scopesie
  • 03-03-18

Exactly what I was expecting!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes it is entertaining, and that's the point of these books/audiobooks after all. You don't need to think too hard about the plot or the characters as they are clearly drawn and, basically, pretty straightforward.

What did you like best about this story?

It goes at a great pace, with the next plot development very far away.

What about Scott Brick’s performance did you like?

He's the master narrator for this sort of stuff - easy to listen to for a long stretch in the car, for example.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Not moved as such, but it is satisfying when the story neatly comes to the final scene, carefully crafted throughout the book.

Any additional comments?

It you like Baldacci, or Scott Brick, then go for this one - they are both on great form.

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  • Michael
  • 01-12-17

good read

had me going right to the end and then some. I'd recommend this book without hesitation.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-01-19

Amazing read

Thoroughly enjoyed this book. Jumped straight into the thick of the plot immediately. Would recommend

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  • Jennyt
  • 12-28-18

good story

good narrator and plausible characters. didn't want stop listening and therefore didn't want to go to sleep

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  • Welshman
  • 09-23-18

Alright story spoiled by the narrator

I’ve heard more exciting eulogies. Great for falling to sleep to.
Nothing like the film

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-12-18

Couldn't stop listening

once I became used to the narrator I found him to be OK to listen to. story was soooooo good I had to keep going for a walk to listen to more.

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  • Jerry
  • 04-11-18

classic political intrigue.

it seemed far fetched a few years ago when I first read this. now, well it almost seems like reality writing.

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  • Glenn Rossiter
  • 02-13-17

so good

wasn't expecting the twists and turns. what a great story. actually went for long walks so that I could listen to it....fantastic story for an Audible presentation.