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Absolute Power Audiobook

Absolute Power

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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

What the Critics Say

"[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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    Very Statisfied customer Houston, TX 08-05-16
    Very Statisfied customer Houston, TX 08-05-16 Member Since 2012

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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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    Cosmoski 08-05-16
    Cosmoski 08-05-16 Member Since 2015
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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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    Meg E Dobson United States 08-02-16
    Meg E Dobson United States 08-02-16 Member Since 2014

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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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    sylvia 08-02-16
    sylvia 08-02-16 Member Since 2017
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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
    MeMe Ohio 08-01-16 Member Since 2011
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    "WOW"

    Couldn't put it down!!! FANTASTIC!!! A real grabber! Wonderful narrator who had the style of the late Paul Harvey!!! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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    Bryan Tobiason Gardner, KS USA 08-01-16
    Bryan Tobiason Gardner, KS USA 08-01-16 Member Since 2016

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    "A Captivating Book - Exciting All around"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes I would. This story was quite engaging. Outstanding character development while never slowing down.


    What about Scott Brickโ€™s performance did you like?

    His voice was well suited to this tale. The character voices aren't that dissimilar however you always knew which character was speaking.


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    Mike Anderson 07-31-16 Member Since 2006
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    "One of the best!"
    What made the experience of listening to Absolute Power the most enjoyable?

    From the moment the book started I was hooked and that lasted to the very end.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I don't necessarily have a favorite. Many many great scenes.


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

    The ending.


    Any additional comments?

    Out of the 800 plus books I have listened to on Audible, this was one of the best.

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    Karl 07-31-16
    Karl 07-31-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Extremely tense, great story"

    I'd give this book 5 stars if it hadn't been for Jack, after getting the key evidence (The letter opener), all of a sudden apparently looses all his intelligence and cleverness. Up to this point the book is extremely thrilling. I had a hard time taking breaks from this book. It is one of the best books I've read or listened to by David Baldacci. I really loved it, but as mentioned the moment whereas Jack all of a sudden goes from brilliant to not so brilliant, was in my opinion (although keeping the suspense up) a bit too much. But all in all this is a great book and I recommend it with all my heart!

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    Jddelaney 07-31-16
    Jddelaney 07-31-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Absolute Power is Timely"

    Loved it. have listened to it several times and the David Baldacci/Scott Brick duo is incredible.

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    Jennifer T. Spokane, WA United States 07-30-16
    Jennifer T. Spokane, WA United States 07-30-16
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    "Still a great read"

    Read this years ago and never quite forgot the story. All these years later, listening to the story read by Scott Brick, it's even better. if you're a Baldacci fan like me, don't miss this one.

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