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Absolute Power Audiobook

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Read By: Scott Brick Publisher: Grand Central Publishing Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 12.67 hours at 1.5x Speed 9.50 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: January 2010 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9781607883234

Quick Stats About this Audiobook

Total Audiobook Chapters:

219

Longest Chapter Length:

07:24 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

02:10 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

05:13 minutes

Audiobooks by this Author:

88

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Publisher Description

When burglar Luther Whitney breaks into a Virginia mansion, he witnesses a brutal crime involving the president -- a man who believes he can get away with anything -- and now, Luther may be the only one who can stop him in this #1 New York Times bestselling thriller.

In a heavily guarded mansion in the Virginia countryside, professional burglar and break-in artist Luther Whitney is trapped behind a two-way mirror. What he witnesses destroys his faith not only in justice, but in all he holds dear.

What follows is an unthinkable abuse of power and 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.

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"excellent beginning and set up. By the half way point all the protagonists appear to be in jeopardy in some way or another, but the 2nd half couldn't quite sustain the weight of expectations. good fun, recommended for easy beach reading."

— Mark (4 out of 5 stars)

Quotes

  • “Baldacci brings an insider’s savvy to his tale.”

    — New York Times
  • “Plenty of danger and surprises…Characters are complex and unpredictable enough to be interesting.”

    — San Jose Mercury News
  • “David Baldacci is a terrific storyteller.”

    — Cleveland Plain Dealer
  • “Baldacci…[is] a first-rate storyteller who grabs readers by their lapels right away and won’t let go until they’ve finished his enthralling yarn.”

    — Publishers Weekly
  • “The dialogue grips the listener as Brick’s voice pulses with tension and deception. Baldacci’s first political murder mystery is just as satisfying now as when it was first printed.”

    — AudioFile
  • “A page turning thriller...Baldacci combines all the needed elements: power, money, sex, intrigue, thwarted love, a few heroes, and more than a few villains.”

    — Library Journal

Absolute Power Listener Reviews

Overall Performance: 3.76190476190476 out of 53.76190476190476 out of 53.76190476190476 out of 53.76190476190476 out of 53.76190476190476 out of 5 (3.76)
5 Stars: 12
4 Stars: 15
3 Stars: 10
2 Stars: 3
1 Stars: 2
Narration: 4.625 out of 54.625 out of 54.625 out of 54.625 out of 54.625 out of 5 (4.63)
5 Stars: 5
4 Stars: 3
3 Stars: 0
2 Stars: 0
1 Stars: 0
Story: 4.625 out of 54.625 out of 54.625 out of 54.625 out of 54.625 out of 5 (4.63)
5 Stars: 6
4 Stars: 1
3 Stars: 1
2 Stars: 0
1 Stars: 0
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  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Narration Rating: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Story Rating: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    — Tim Stenson, 6/23/2022
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Narration Rating: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Story Rating: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    — Janet Pennington, 12/4/2021
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Narration Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Story Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    — theron shamgochian, 9/20/2021
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Narration Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Story Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    — pat longo, 8/5/2019
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Narration Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Story Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    — Thomas Anderson, 12/11/2018
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Narration Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Story Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    — Ann Palms, 8/4/2016
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This was my first book by David Baldacci. I knew that he was an author I'd look for again. "

    — Bruce, 2/16/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I always enjoy a Baldacci book when I want an easy read. This one did not disappoint. "

    — Sheri, 2/16/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Could not put it down. The ending was a little anticlimatic, but it was a ride to get there. "

    — Roger, 2/16/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " This book was real good. Sometimes it was a little wordy, but it increased the anticipation throughout. "

    — Cynthia, 2/10/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " And how it can corrupt completely! "

    — Jeanne, 2/3/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Very simple - the movie was very good, the book is even better. "

    — Casey, 1/25/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Very interesting book on how much power the president of the United States has and what he can get away with. Some violence and violent sex. "

    — Janeene, 1/13/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I read this book several years ago before the movie came out with Clint Eastwood. The movie actually sticks pretty close to the book. "

    — Allison, 12/23/2013
  • Overall Performance: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " The author's use of profanity in this book is so over the top I stopped reading the book - first time I've done that in probably decades. He's turned what should be an appealing plot into trash. "

    — Cameron, 12/17/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Gripping story from beginning to end. A real page turner! "

    — Suzanne, 11/30/2013
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " This books was just ridiculous. Popular fiction at its worst. "

    — Drew, 9/30/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Very engaging. Gt beach read. "

    — Maggi, 9/9/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " A fast paced political thriller.. Super Read!! "

    — Rupesh, 9/2/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Good book! I saw the movie with Clint Eastwood years ago, but the book was much better... as usual :) "

    — Jeanetta, 8/26/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Lots of twists and turns. "

    — Alice, 7/28/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " One of Baldacci's best! "

    — Stewart, 4/17/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This was the first Baldacci book I read - VERY good plotline, held my interest. Much better than the movie version. "

    — Glynda, 4/17/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Narration Rating: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Story Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    — Tiffany Bellegante, 1/27/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " This is another fun read. Suspenseful and just entertaining. Does have some nasty stuff in it that I try to rush through or turn some pages but the story is really interesting and a fun beach read. How do people think of this stuff. "

    — Chery, 1/26/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I read this because some of my fellow thriller readers recommended this author and it wasn't bad, but not the best I have ever read.In my heart of hearts I love a quintessential English murder mystery best. "

    — Sandra, 10/11/2012
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " I like legal thrillers. Cliched language, thin and unrealistic characters, dumb dialogue, but a well-constructed plot and a couple of half-way decent villains - one was almost three-dimensional. "

    — Rachel, 8/20/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Fun read. Better than the movie and the movie was good. Reading my way through Baldacci's books. "

    — Jonathan, 6/25/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    — kimberly burkhardt, 5/4/2012
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I loved the story line of this book. It was very suspenseful and kept me guessing. I didn't love the graphic sex scenes and colorful language though so I don't plan on reading any more from this author. "

    — Callie, 4/7/2012
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Only three stars because it's formulaic. Nonetheless it's an action-packed pageturner with a satisfying end. Baldacci is both brutal and romantic. "

    — Beverly, 7/2/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Never new how this was going to end. Then I wondered how the author would put all the pieces together. As always I loved David Baldacci's mystery. Very hard to put down. "

    — Judy, 6/17/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " A WINNERNice plot. The magic of the unpredictable unfolds throughout the whole story. "

    — Manugw, 6/15/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " David Baldacci writes what I would classify as beach literature -- really fun to read, but no depth whatsoever.Most of his novels are political thrillers.Baldacci is not a favorite writer of mine, but if you're in the mood for fun, easy and lightweight, this is your guy. "

    — Charles, 6/12/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This book was a lot better than I thought it was going to be. There were a lot of surprises and twists that made it quite good. "

    — Dianne, 6/8/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Didn't want to put this one down, very exciting! "

    — Evelyn, 6/6/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " conspiracy theory/ political intrigue/suspense/ mystery... FUN. "

    — Deb, 4/19/2011
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " The story was immediately enagaging, but ran out of gas after about 400 pages. The relationships between the characters seemed shallow. Unsatisfying ending. "

    — Jen, 4/15/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " It's been a few months since I read this book but it started out very interesting and then like many movies started to get more and more ridiculous as the book went on. It was an easy and fairly entertaining read. "

    — Erin, 4/3/2011
  • Overall Performance: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " I tried listening to this on a play away but it had too much graphic stuff. Couldn't continue on. "

    — Mary, 3/28/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Very interesting book on how much power the president of the United States has and what he can get away with. Some violence and violent sex. "

    — Janeene, 3/26/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Narration Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Story Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    — Mike Bachmann, 12/17/2010

About David Baldacci

David Baldacci is one of the world’s favorite storytellers and a global bestselling author, with twenty-one of his novels making the #1 spot on the New York Times bestsellers list. In 2011 he was inducted into the International Crime Writing Hall of Fame. His books are published in over forty-five languages and in more than eighty countries, with 150 million copies sold worldwide. His works have been adapted for both feature film and television. He is also the cofounder, along with his wife, of the Wish You Well Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting literacy efforts across America.

About Scott Brick

Scott Brick, an acclaimed voice artist, screenwriter, and actor, has performed on film, television, and radio. He attended UCLA and spent ten years in a traveling Shakespeare company. Passionate about the spoken word, he has narrated a wide variety of audiobooks. winning won more than fifty AudioFile Earphones Awards and several of the prestigious Audie Awards. He was named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine and the Voice of Choice for 2016 by Booklist magazine.