We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.co.uk/access.
To Kill the President Audiobook

To Kill the President

Regular Price:£12.99
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • £7.99/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Publisher's Summary

A blockbuster thriller from number one Sunday Times best-selling author Sam Bourne, in which Maggie Costello uncovers an assassination plot to kill the tyrannical new president.

The unthinkable has happened....

The United States has elected a volatile demagogue as president, backed by his ruthless chief strategist, Crawford 'Mac' McNamara.

When a war of words with the North Korean regime spirals out of control and the president comes perilously close to launching a nuclear attack, it's clear someone has to act, or the world will be reduced to ashes.

Soon Maggie Costello, a seasoned Washington operator and stubbornly principled, discovers an inside plot to kill the president - and faces the ultimate moral dilemma. Should she save the president and leave the free world at the mercy of an increasingly crazed would-be tyrant - or commit treason against her commander in chief and risk plunging the country into a civil war?

©2017 Sam Bourne (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

What the Critics Say

"Bourne has proved he can more than rub shoulders with the likes of John Le Carre and Robert Harris." (Mirror)

"An intelligent, finely crafted mystery that brilliantly channels the anxieties of our time." (The New York Times)

"A strikingly fresh thriller...ingeniously realized." (Sunday Times)

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.0 (44 )
5 star
 (17)
4 star
 (15)
3 star
 (8)
2 star
 (3)
1 star
 (1)
Overall
4.0 (42 )
5 star
 (17)
4 star
 (13)
3 star
 (9)
2 star
 (3)
1 star
 (0)
Story
3.9 (42 )
5 star
 (21)
4 star
 (3)
3 star
 (12)
2 star
 (5)
1 star
 (1)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    David W. 18/07/2017
    David W. 18/07/2017
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    2
    2
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "excellent story which avoids Comic parody"

    I enjoyed this book which gives measured consideration to a presidential Assassination and and analysis of a corrupt administration. The author is clearly drawing distinct parallels to the Trump administration which is clear from the moment he describes the president as a bellicose demogogue. however he doesn't give Trumps cartoonish traits centerstage rather effectively uses them as plot devices.

    well with a read.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    mary watts 21/08/2017
    mary watts 21/08/2017 Member Since 2016
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    3
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "To Kill the President"

    Great story although I was often confused between the real news and the book. The narration let this book down. Hammy accents for the urush and English characters and poor interpretation of dialogue. This great thriller would have been better read straight from this particular narrator.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Michael S 19/08/2017
    Michael S 19/08/2017
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    3
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Good idea, but missed the target"

    Poor plot development, some stupid twists, unconvincing characters. Not helped by lousy narration. Shows signs of having been written in a hurry, to cash in on the story of the moment. I'm surprised the publishers let it through.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    I Watters 03/08/2017
    I Watters 03/08/2017 Member Since 2016
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    4
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Tense, tightly written and worryingly real"

    This is another superb book by Sam Bourne gripping from the start to the end and could
    easily be a Hollywood blockbuster film. Characterisation is consistent throughout with a number of twists and turns -mostly unexpected. Great audiobook from Harper Collins with an energetic performance by the narrator.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Pitshanger W5 London, GB 01/08/2017
    Pitshanger W5 London, GB 01/08/2017 Member Since 2015
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    25
    5
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Art and real life blurred"

    Basically this is the story of Donald Trump's White House. The author decides to take a punt on how his presidency may end and it is quite exciting.

    For a political junkies this is a must listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Mr 21/07/2017
    Mr 21/07/2017
    HELPFUL VOTES
    12
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    30
    10
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "A fun and topical summer thriller"

    A good idea from Jonathan Friedland writing as Sam Bourne. Clearly a take on the current POTUS this conspiracy thriller follows a dense protagonist as she uncovers a web of conspiracy both against and by the President.

    A good tale but made rather comedic by the reader's performance. Characters bellow. Characters shout in OVER ENUNCIATED sentences which a more mature performance would face found more nuance. The character of McNamara in particular is howlingly badly read. If you can let that go the story in and of itself is a fun listen

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
Sort by:
  • T. Gustavsen
    Norway
    02/08/17
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Scaringly relevant!!"

    This fiction book could be written about the
    sitting president. It is both a commentary about the chaos that seems to encircle the current administration and a capitivating action driven story!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.