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Publisher's Summary

Available for the first time in audio, an all-new recording by Scott Brick of the first of the blockbuster thrillers by New York Times best-selling author David Baldacci. This book that will change the way you think about Washington - and power - forever.

In a heavily guarded mansion in a posh Virginia suburb, a man and a woman start to make love, trapping a burglar behind a secret wall. Then the passion turns deadly, and the witness is running into the night - because what he has just seen is a brutal slaying involving the president of the United States.

Luther Whitney is the career break-in artist who's in the wrong place at the wrong time. Alan Richmond is the charming U.S. president with the power to commit any crime. And Jack Graham is the young attorney caught in a vortex between absolute truth and... ABSOLUTE POWER.

©1996 Columbus Rose, Ltd. (P)2009 Hachette Audio

Critic Reviews

"[A] first-rate storyteller who grabs readers by their lapels right away and won't let go until they've finished his enthralling yarn." ( Publishers Weekly)

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great book

from beginning to end powerful book the narrator was great the story was very much detailed

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Abx absolute power :/ c.F. : ! 5)=))#! : / :

This novel was a treAt cover to cover. I think most people will feel the same way.

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  • Nancy
  • Santa Monica, CA, United States
  • 08-09-16

Absolute Power - Absolutely the best

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

Gosh, yes. Powerful, wonderful story, could barely turn it off to go to sleep. Many sleepless nights.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Absolute Power?

Luther seeing his daughter for the first time.

Have you listened to any of Scott Brick’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Scott Brick is my favorite reader. He has totally outdone himself with this book. He nailed each character perfectly.

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

I wanted to cry at the end. I suppose in a way it was predictable, but sweet.

Any additional comments?

I guess I'm completely hooked. I have several Baldacci books, but going to add more to my library. I hope Scott Brick will be the reader. Many times I discard books because he is not the reader. He's that great in my opinion.

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  • HBIC
  • Northern Virginia
  • 08-07-16

Better than the movie

I had seen the movie years ago and enjoyed it; however, since I didn't remember exactly how it ended, I bought the audio book. It is awesome! It goes into far more detail and had me
Listening when I should have been in bed sleeping. :)

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Outstanding! My first Baldacci. First of many.

Amazing. I agree with many others, the story is that good. Mr. Brick's lack of variation in his voice sometimes makes me cringe. Someone with some range would have been a better reader, but the story is so good, you forget.

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great book story line was fantastic

the narrator was awesome . the story line was very easy to follow . this a great book and I highly recommend

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Great story but....

What made the experience of listening to Absolute Power the most enjoyable?

Really was a great thriller and could easily happen in the power hungry political world we live in. My only problem with Baldacci's books is that he takes the lords name in vain in ever other paragraph. Very offensive.

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Re-release of Baldacci's Debut

This holds the glimmers of Baldacci novels to come. Strong characters. great set up and plot. I can see why Clint Eastwood option ed and made this into a major motion. picture movie
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THE BOOK meanders after *spoiler* the death of a major character, and then slips into ludricus zone, but still an interesting read.

As to the short story at end. Sorry, this was so predictable and an old Scifi staple. No go for me. I knew once he got of the train it was "a sent back to kill his mother" plotline killing the assassin.

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Fantastic Read

I thoroughly enjoyed this novel. The characters except for the president were complex and interesting. It was hard to stop listening. Norway suspense . I also enjoyed the author's comments at the end. They added a good perspective on the Secret Service and political figures or others who ascend to positions of great power. The narrator was ok, but he didn't give the characters individual voices. More varied inflection would help.

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  • MeMe
  • Ohio
  • 08-01-16

WOW

Couldn't put it down!!! FANTASTIC!!! A real grabber! Wonderful narrator who had the style of the late Paul Harvey!!! 😃😃😃