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Absolute Power Audiobook

Absolute Power

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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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    anthony 26/10/2016
    anthony 26/10/2016 Member Since 2017
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    "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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Stella Clarkson 26/10/2016 Member Since 2008
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    "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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Anonymous 13/11/2017
    13/11/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Absolute Power"

    Love all David Baldacci books, this was a good as all the others. This I believe was his first book and it is excellent.

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    Iain Murray 21/06/2017
    Iain Murray 21/06/2017
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    "reasonably good story."

    saw the movie years ago so was looking forward to this. unfortunately this book has an awful narrator. wears you down despite a strong storyline.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mr Glenn Lloyd 12/06/2017
    Mr Glenn Lloyd 12/06/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Timedout 20/05/2017
    Timedout 20/05/2017
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    "Worth a listen but the narrator was annoying"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I wouldn't rave about it but I wouldn't discourage a friend from reading it. It is a non too demanding read with a few decent twists and turns.


    What other book might you compare Absolute Power to, and why?

    It is a bit like a Grisham style - not very gritty and all fitting into place a bit too neatly.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Scott Brick?

    I'm sorry but I would consider NOT listening to a book if he was narrating it. His voice sounded too patronizing.


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

    No. In the end I wanted to just get to the end of it because I was bored of it.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ann McKenzie 04/05/2017
    Ann McKenzie 04/05/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "excellent"

    really enjoyed this book could listen to the narrator every day! a must listen to

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    andy 11/03/2017
    andy 11/03/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "good story"
    If you could sum up Absolute Power in three words, what would they be?

    twists and turns


    What did you like best about this story?

    the plot and sub plots, the details given makes the scene come alive as if you've there


    Any additional comments?

    very good story , well read.

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    Richard Russell 05/03/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "Great story but at points slow"

    I'm a keen David Baldacci fan but this one was just slow. Normally I'm finding excuses to keep listening but one occasion I had to work at finishing it. However the short story at the end was clever and great treat.

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    Martin Kilifin 04/03/2017
    Martin Kilifin 04/03/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "excellent"

    very good listen. well worth the time and never tailed off. go get it. enjoy

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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