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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (8,760 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sidney Sheldon Narrator: John Rubinstein Publisher: Phoenix Books Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2009 ISBN:
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The first entry in Leslie Stewart's diary read: Dear Diary; This morning I met the man I am going to marry. It was simple, optimistic statement, without the slightest portent of the dramatic chain of events that was about to occur. The Best Laid Plans tells the explosive story of the beautiful and ambitious Leslie Stewart, who learns that for some men power is the greatest aphrodisiac, and of Oliver Russell, the handsome governor of a small southern state, who finds out why hell has no fury like a woman scorned.

With the unexpected twists and turns that are the hallmark's of his mega-best-selling novels, Sidney Sheldon spins a tale of two equally determined people headed on a collision course. Oliver has a strategy to win the White House; Leslie has a scheme to make him wish he's never been born. They both should have known that even the best-laid plans can go dangerously astray...with deadly consequences.

The Best Laid Plans takes listeners inside two of America's most powerful and ruthless institutions: the world of politics with it's scandals, corruption, and cover-ups; and that of newspaper publishing, where it is not unusual to use the power of the press to destroy lives - or bring down heads of state - in pursuit of a story or to settle a score. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Durga Prasad | 2/8/2014

    " For such a short book The Best Laid Plans seems to send so much of the time doing nothing. The premise as laid out in the first chapter promises a intelligent and sophisticated plot albeit with zero believable personalities. But ultimately is a forgettable experience with a very unintelligent plot. The politics felt unnecessary and the main protagonist, whoever that is supposed to be did almost nothing to core plot. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Selma de Oliveira | 2/7/2014

    " I'm a Sheldon's fan.This book was a little different because the author ignored his main character (Leslie) and brought out Dana, who kind of fill the spots. Even thought Dana was great character, I'd like to have seem more of Leslie or perhaps a friendship between these two women. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Limerick | 2/2/2014

    " I've read this piece one innocent vacation and suddenly fell in love with the brutality and wit-conflicts a novel could provide: this is one good example where a woman's life can be so complicated, without it being love-centric. Well, sure the main reason is love. But power hungry is the main theme, with an all out war of strategies. It is an okay book in retrospect, I've read many more interesting books since, but this one can't seem to leave my mind at ease to be forgotten. It was very, and still is entertaining and well paced book. The rating is mostly for its hard-to-forget after taste. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Raeez Syed | 2/2/2014

    " Second half of the book is awesome . As others say,the author hooked me with his suspense. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 JanieceK | 1/31/2014

    " Should have been a short story -- wasn't developed as a novel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ishara | 1/24/2014

    " This is simply wonderful. It totally got me. It shows us how once a heart that loved can hate and crave for revenge as well as how people can be blinded by the desire to have power, so that the ones you loved may be forgotten overnight. It also shows us the people wearing sheep masks are the wolves underneath. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ana Lukovic ひなたーちゃん | 1/23/2014

    " This was the first Sheldon`s book I`ve read, the one that made me fall in love with his work. It`s strong and raw and real, just how I like it. It shows just what makes the world go round and the way things really are. If I ever get the chance to be invisible, the first thing I`ll do is to go to some secret goverment archive and read the documentation about all the shit they`ve been doing for centuries and how they`ve been cleaning it up later on. I bet I would find a lot of interesting things there - alien landings, secret conspiracies, bombings of some poor little third-world countries, testing nuclear weapons and god knows what else. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenifer | 1/18/2014

    " In my High School Years I was absolutely enthralled with what I thought were brilliant and twisting plots written by Sidney Sheldon. Well, either I've grown or he's grown predictable, because although I read the book quickly, I absolutely predicted every 'twist' and the ending. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Felis Amelia Spangenberg | 1/11/2014

    " A very remarkable story. Unforgettable! I read this many years ago & it's become one of my favorites :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Imee Kisskeysoul | 12/25/2013

    " have fascinated characters..just im too disappointed to author when the main character ignored the role at th end of story..... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cathie | 12/22/2013

    " Good story, but not my favorite of his. I liked the political aspect of the story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Yuniar | 12/7/2013

    " Even the perfect plans can be fail...that's unbelievable... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Juliana Liusiska | 11/30/2013

    " Akhir kisah yang tidak terprediksikan! Keren. :D "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sasank Tatineni | 11/26/2013

    " first novel i ever read... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vicki | 10/1/2013

    " Another juicy book by Sydney Sheldon with revenge as a theme. I can't get enough of these books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Allison | 9/6/2013

    " I read this a looong time ago but i remember really liking it. Actually i have liked all i have read by Sidney Sheldon I just can't remember all the names! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 7/18/2013

    " I'm a big Sidney Sheldon fan. I read this book a long time ago and can't remember too much about it. I am going to put it in my reread pile. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephanie | 6/17/2013

    " This book quickly captures your attentions and will twist your thoughts until the last page. Very well thought out, and very well written. Don't try to guess the ending...just ride the wave. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Reg | 12/30/2012

    " Read this a long time ago , a second read wouldnt be bad either . "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alex Hernandez | 7/26/2012

    " An amazing book. Brings out every emotion in you, it's book that everyone has to read "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Argnese Julmist | 6/10/2012

    " Predictable, but high in suspense "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Geocelh Geraldizo | 5/27/2012

    " it's very good...!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hana'a Amer | 5/19/2012

    " Just what's always expected of Sheldon; brilliancy!! Loved the story but what I liked the most is how he simply points out the fact that the U SA tries hard not to accomplish peace between the middle east and Israelis for its own benfits!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Khushbu | 11/26/2011

    " Three different people, different aims to achieve... well narrated in terms of the characters and their behavior. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Grace Y | 9/22/2011

    " A duel between a man and a woman, and how they went from lovers to rivals... still, i hoped it had turned the other way around. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Raunak | 5/21/2011

    " superb twist at the end.....loved it..... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jill | 5/20/2011

    " Fast read - didn't see that ending coming - was so wrapped up in the story and finishing - missed the whodunit. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sidharth | 5/10/2011

    " I like it but it is similar to all Sidney Sheldon typo writing "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Munkhtuya | 4/4/2011

    " nice book. about a woman who wants to take revenge from a man who betrayed her. Like the ending. It shows hatred can't bring you good if it is over dose. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laurie | 3/2/2011

    " One of the greatest writers of all times! I have loved every book ever written by Sidney Sheldon. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Babete | 2/27/2011

    " Mais um enredo fabuloso do grande mestre! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Fitri | 2/17/2011

    " Ada banyak tokoh yang digambarkan di ceritanya.. cerita tentang konspirasi yang endingnya susah ditebak.. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Zubin | 2/7/2011

    " sheldon is a master story teller....
    the plot is superb and the revelation is revolting... the best laid plans, the best written sheldon novel "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vidyasrivatsa | 1/20/2011

    " nyc 1 which u con't put down once u start 2 read "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Em | 1/12/2011

    " ok so it wasn't the kindle edition, but this novel kindled my fire for the newsroom or the editorial room - it was Pure Music!
    I still remember the High it Gave me!
    lol
    and I had no one or perhaphs no kindred-spirit to feel what i was feeling
    I'm still getting off of it ;P "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Rachel | 1/8/2011

    " This is another of my thrift shop/used bookstore bargain bin finds. It reminds me those over the top 80s soaps from when I was a kid. Alas, I am not a kid anymore and I couldn't go on once he changed heroines. WTF. It wasn't that interesting to begin with. "

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