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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 (231 ratings)

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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

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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.

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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.!

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convoluted plot

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

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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.

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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.

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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 !!

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lose the music

lose the crappy music. it's distracting and adds nothing to the performance. story was good

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camel club

perhaps because I was only getting lots of short listens followed by several relistens, it took a while to grasp the flow.
it did eventually come together. I think I prefer Amos.

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Too much unnecessary detail.

Could not finish the book because the story was lost to too much unnecessary detail.

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Couldn’t get into The Camel Club

I gave up after 15 chapters. The characters just didn’t come to life for me. David is my favourite author but not for this one.

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  • Rina van Vuuren
  • 01-01-20

Love the Camel Club

Loved the way the story unfolds and the caracters portrayed. Thanks also for great narration and a wonderful writer
Well done!

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  • Simon
  • 11-09-19

loved it!

amazing story, so well performed, I loved it and can't wait for the next one

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  • Schalk
  • 22-06-18

intriguing

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

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  • 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

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  • Lady in red
  • 05-02-18

Great book

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