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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,862 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Christopher Buckley Narrator: Grover Gardner Publisher: Books on Tape Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2003 ISBN:
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One of this country's leading political satirists dangles before us a tantalizing novel whose protagonist has a great deal in common with a recent First Lady. Beth MacIntyre, First Lady of the United States, has been charged with the murder of her husband, a Presidential Lothario of the first water. She is accused of throwing a historic Paul Revere spittoon during a bedroom spat, putting an unfortunately fatal dent in the President's lust-filled head. The Attorney General has no choice but to put her on trial for assassination. However, Beth has a secret weapon at her disposal: the flashiest lawyer in the country, an unabashed high-priced shyster, whom she loved while they were in law school together. She chose power then; now will she choose him? Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kate | 2/8/2014

    " From the author of "Thank You For Smoking" a comical and easy read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Irina | 1/18/2014

    " Hilarious! Political parody from the very clever and observant author "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Stewart | 1/2/2014

    " Buckley's First Lady is an over-the-top farce that targets Washington politics, celebrity courtroom dramas, and the media that covers both. While it has its laughs, the plot is so ludicrous, the characters sketched so broadly, and the jokes so obvious, that I found the whole thing more juvenile than funny. If you prefer slapstick humor give it a go, but if your wit runs dry, like mine, steer clear. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kate Grigal | 12/12/2013

    " Not bad, but "Thank you for not smoking" is better "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lee | 12/10/2013

    " The first lady is suspected of murdering her philandering husband, The President of the United States. Published in 2002 . . . No mention of a navy blue dress though so it must be based on fictional characters ;-) This is one of those situations that is funny from a distance. The story takes us through the legal proceedings with the appropriately nicknamed defense attorney Boyce "Shameless" Baylor. Sort of a fictional court tv trial of the century scenario. Listened to the audio. Good reader. Several laugh out loud moments. Very entertaining. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Debra | 10/10/2013

    " This is not classic lit; it is totally over-the-top and ridiculous. If you want a light read that will make you laugh, this is it. Buckley's books fall into two camps, so ridiculous it's funny (such as Supreme Courtship, Little Green Men or Thank You for Smoking); or bad (like Florence of Arabia). This is one of the good ones. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tami | 10/10/2013

    " I loved "Thank You for Smoking" (HATED the god-awful movie) so this seemed perfect for a plane ride home. It didn't disappoint. It skewers everyone to the point of parody and yet you end up caring about the characters and rooting for them. Fun read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenn | 9/15/2013

    " This was a really funny book. Light-hearted and fast-paced, which was made it a perfect summer read. Take this book to the beach. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rotelena | 7/22/2013

    " ok lah, untuk baca di waktu istirahat atau penghantar tidur "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heidi | 7/18/2013

    " Somewhat of a page turner. It's political satire, a little bit ridiculous, but still enjoyable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 6/14/2013

    " Very unrealistic, but very funny. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elaine | 2/18/2013

    " Just what I was looking for. Light, witty, compelling without being too intense. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 1/2/2013

    " Crazy, witty, unpredictable--Chris Buckley has done it again! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ladybug | 11/28/2012

    " By the author of "thank you for smoking"... fun and funny... I imagined it to be about Hillary... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marie | 11/28/2012

    " Funny look at fictionalized Washington with many striking similarities to current and past presidential indiscretions. He's always an enjoyable author who I think I should try to read more. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kazia Trujillo | 9/13/2012

    " Funny story...but I figured it out the mystery in the first few chapters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hillary | 3/5/2012

    " This is actually pretty good and there's some unexpected twists!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mirah W | 2/10/2012

    " I thought this was a fun read...very fast and the writing style was easy to follow. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 melissa | 12/29/2011

    " Christopher Buckley's ability to make you love characters who you'd naturally like to hate prevails. While the fictional Trial of the Millennium had viewers glued to their tv sets worldwide, Buckley's rendition is an equally entertaining literary achievement. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heather | 10/16/2011

    " Incredibly witty and entertaining all the way through. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brandon | 10/10/2011

    " Entertaining. A chortle every chapter. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kim | 10/7/2011

    " I enjoyed the whit and the mystery. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lacy | 6/12/2011

    " Loved it. Nick N. from Thank You For Smoking has a bit role in this political satire. Good stuff and a quick, fun read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rie_dominique | 6/9/2011

    " ga ada kata-kata yang bisa mengungkapkan nilai buku yang satu ini.
    sebagai gambaran, saya sudah baca buku ini lebih dari 20 kali. hahahahaha.. 2 thumps up untuk Cristopher Buckley "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Christy | 6/5/2011

    " Not his greatest, but a nice light read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dan | 4/27/2011

    " First lady charged with murder. Mayhem ensues "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeff | 4/22/2011

    " I didn't laugh quite as much as I have with other books by Christopher Buckley, but still a very enjoyable satire. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen | 1/31/2011

    " The courthouse is right next door to the Dept. of Labor. I don't know if I believe that they could park in the garage. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kate | 1/25/2011

    " From the author of "Thank You For Smoking" a comical and easy read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 melissa | 10/25/2010

    " Christopher Buckley's ability to make you love characters who you'd naturally like to hate prevails. While the fictional Trial of the Millennium had viewers glued to their tv sets worldwide, Buckley's rendition is an equally entertaining literary achievement. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vicki | 10/20/2010

    " Irreverent style -- lots of fun. "

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About the Author
Author Christopher Buckley

Christopher Buckley is a journalist, editor, and novelist. His books include Steaming to Bamboola, The White House Mess, Wet Work, and Thank You for Smoking. His three novels were selected as Notable Books of the Year by the New York Times. They have been translated into eight languages. He is the editor of Forbes FYI magazine, and lives in Washington, DC, with his wife, two children, and dog.

About the Narrator

Grover Gardner (a.k.a. Tom Parker) is an award-winning narrator with over eight hundred titles to his credit. Named one of the “Best Voices of the Century” and a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine, he has won three prestigious Audie Awards, was chosen Narrator of the Year for 2005 by Publishers Weekly, and has earned more than thirty Earphones Awards.