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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Absolute Power by David Baldacci... Audiobook Review


Absolute Power was the first book written by David Baldacci. It was a mystery, a thriller, a page turner, and set a high bar for future political thrillers... From the publisher: "In a heavily guarded mansion in a posh Virginia suburb, a man and a woman start to make love, trapping Luther Whitney, a career break-in artist, behind a secret wall. Then the passion turns deadly, and Luther is running into the night. Because what he has just seen is a brutal murder involving Alan Richmond, the president of the United States. How far will the government go to protect the president? Set in Washington, D.C., this fascinating thriller of unparalleled suspense dares to explore an unthinkable abuse of power and criminal conspiracy: a vicious murder involving the President and a cover-up orchestrated by his most trusted aides. One unlikely witness saw everything, but will America ever learn the truth? This riveting debut novel of murder, honor, loyalty and betrayal reaches into the highest echelon of power... and the lowest depth of deception..."

What a great story this is! I just had the opportunity to listen to Absolute Power as an unabridged audiobook and fell in love with the story all over again! David Baldacci poured all he had into writing this book, his first, and it shows. The story is great, but so is the narrator of the audiobook! And as I've said before, the narrator is the key to a good audiobook. Scott Brick reads Absolute Power with perfect timing, great nuances, and with a wonderful warm voice. I feel frustration, desire, and empathy in his voice. He brings each character alive and switches voices smoothly and without missing a beat. I downloaded this onto my iPod and was totally entranced by Scott's reading. He's won numerous audio awards, including 2 Audie Awards, and after listening to this audiobook, I know why. Want to listen to a great book? The unabridged audiobook I listened to is 17 CD's, AND there is a bonus short story by David Baldacci included! Learn more about David Baldacci at davidbaldacci.com! Then Listen to an Excerpt of the Audiobook Absolute Power by David Baldacci!

*I want to thank Anna from Hachette Book Group for the sending along a copy of the audiobook for me to review! It was great listening!

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