Listen free for 30 days

The Camel Club

Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
Series: The Camel Club, Book 1
Length: 16 hrs and 9 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (175 ratings)

£7.99/month after 30 days. Cancel anytime

Summary

The Camel Club by best-selling sensation David Baldacci is the exciting first instalment of a breathtaking series.

The man known as Oliver Stone has no official past. He spends most days camped opposite the White House, hoping to expose corruption wherever he finds it. But the stakes are raised when he and his friends, a group of conspiracy theorist misfits known as The Camel Club, accidentally witness the murder of an intelligence analyst. Especially when the authorities are seemingly happy to write it off as a suicide.

For Secret Service agent Alex Ford, monitoring the 'investigation', the suicide verdict doesn't ring true. As punishment for sticking his nose where it doesn't belong, he is reassigned to bodyguard duties. His abilities are tested to the limit when he is sent to protect the President during a visit to his hometown, where a terrorist cell has spent months plotting an event that will shake the world.

Meanwhile, America's powerful intelligence chief Carter Gray is unnerved when he glimpses the face of an old acquaintance in Arlington Cemetery - but it is the face of a man supposedly long dead....

And as The Camel Club is poised to expose a conspiracy that reaches into the heart of Washington's highly secretive corridors of power, Alex Ford finds out that his worst nightmare is about to happen....

The Camel Club is followed by The Collectors, Stone Cold, Divine Justice and Hell's Corner.

©2017 David Baldacci (P)2017 Macmillan Digital Audio

What members say

Average customer ratings

Overall

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    95
  • 4 Stars
    61
  • 3 Stars
    11
  • 2 Stars
    5
  • 1 Stars
    3

Performance

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    96
  • 4 Stars
    49
  • 3 Stars
    9
  • 2 Stars
    2
  • 1 Stars
    3

Story

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    86
  • 4 Stars
    53
  • 3 Stars
    10
  • 2 Stars
    6
  • 1 Stars
    3
Sort by:
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Superb story; small hiccups.

I believe I've heard the majority of David Baldacci's novels by now. At least the ones available through Audible.
I've found them all very entertaining and most of them engrossing. I have only one small niggle and that is one to do with the 'performance' of the majority of the Readers.
Without exception the American pronunciation of certain English words have me shouting at the speakers..
Shone, notched and the like are typical. It's not a big complaint or even an important one to the majority of listeners but my History in English Grammar, Literature and Pronunciation makes me, perhaps, a little picky.
Despite this little niggle I can thoroughly recommend all of David's books. The Series in particular never fail entertain.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

slow to start

Like the book in the end very slow to start.

enjoyed it in the end won't go I to detail listen yourself. warning you stick with it.!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars

convoluted plot

Too many undeveloped characters,,unbelievable. I gave up after a few chapters. Did Baldacci write this?

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars

Felt sorry for narrator

This book felt wooden and forced. It washed not the narrator's fault. Jonathan Davis did a decent job. It was just the two dimensionality of the tale and characters. There really was no feelings of life. And to make sure the reader gets the point, exposition is hammered home.

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars

Bad narrator

Couldn't really tell if it was a good story or not because the narrator was so bad

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars

It was alright

Damned by faint praise, it was fine, only fine though not a great story or a great performance.

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

slow start. eplosive finish<br />

The camel club was a new read for me, i nearly gave up in the first few hours as the progress was very slow. once the story got going it was back to Baldacci normal pace and I really enjoyed the 2nd half. i will give another Camel club book a go. if you read this make sure you see it through to the end. it is worth it.

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars

VERY CONVILOUTED

Not my type of thriller. I I really enjoy Baldaccis other books where there is a central Character ; 1 Puller series ,2 Decker & 3 Robie with these you get a good back story and develop empathy with each and the plots twist and turn and books are real page burners.. This conspiracy theory nonsence was tedious and the Camel club just did not. inspire me to. delve further into their characters. e I stoped reading at 20% thankfullyAudible do credit refunds.
ill try his new female detective and take it from there !!

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars

soporific

Very tedious, well padded, unable to find storyline. I gave up around chapter 41. cure for insomnia.

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars

Not vintage Baldacci

If you're thinking of reading Baldacci's back catalogue then give this a miss. It moves too slowly and many characters come across as undeveloped ans surplus to the plot.

Sort by:
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Schalk
  • Schalk
  • 22-06-18

intriguing

The narrator was a bit bland, good for falling asleep with. Excellent plot.
Overall quite entertaining.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Anonymous User
  • Anonymous User
  • 20-06-18

Very enjoyable

Listened to with almost not putting down. A very enjoyable listen. can't wait for the next installment

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Lady in red
  • Lady in red
  • 05-02-18

Great book

I enjoyed listening to this book a great deal. Kept me on my toes with pleasure.