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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (24,373 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David Baldacci Narrator: James Naughton Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Camel Club Series Release Date: October 2005 ISBN: 9781594832543
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The Camel Club exists at the fringes of Washington, DC, has no power, and consists solely of four eccentric members whom society has forgotten. One man leads this ragtag crew. He has no known past and has taken the name “Oliver Stone.” Day and night, Stone and his friends study wild conspiracy theories and the machinations of government, hoping to discover some truth that will hold America’s leaders accountable to its citizens. Yet never in Stone’s wildest nightmares could he imagine the conspiracy they are about to uncover.

After witnessing a shocking murder, the Club is slammed headfirst into a plot that threatens the very security of the nation, full of stunning twists, high-stakes intrigue, and global gamesmanship rocketing to the Oval Office and beyond. It’s an event that may well be the catalyst for a long-threatened Armageddon, and all that stands in the way of this apocalypse are these unexpected heroes.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Exciting.”

    San Francisco Chronicle

  • “A terrific read.”

    Toronto Sun

  • “An original, effervescent thriller…Page-turning fiction that grips and scares and offers plenty to think about later.”

    Toledo Blade

  • “Features Baldacci’s trademark plot twists and cat-and-mouse chases, as well as a superbly tense grand finale.”

    Richmond Times-Dispatch

  • “Baldacci is a master of writing page-turning conspiracy thrillers. There’s a bunch of other stuff that goes on in this story that complicates the plot and adds to the twists and turns.”

    Strand Magazine

  • “The high-concept payoff…is a doozy…Baldacci maintains interest during the long buildup by supplying fascinating historical facts, amusing characters, high-tech spy lore, and the backstories of his super agents, both good and evil. As fans of this writer know, years of experience have made him an author who promises a good story and then delivers it.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Narrator James Naughton’s steady, controlled delivery communicates the gravity of the situation. His portrayal of Camel Club leader ‘Oliver Stone’ is convincing as a man whose past has made him weary and mistrusting.”

    AudioFile

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A Strand Magazine Pick for Top 10 CIA Novels

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Asma | 2/17/2014

    " LOVED the book!!!!!! =D "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Betsy | 2/12/2014

    " The characters are quirky and fun. Good suspenseful story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angela | 2/5/2014

    " I really like David Baldacci. His writing is exciting and edge of your seat. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Darrell | 2/3/2014

    " Very entertaining mystery. The first of a series of books with Oliver Stone and his crime solving friends. Focus is on cooruption in the government. This series is set in Washington. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bethany Martin | 2/2/2014

    " Predictable plot twists and unnecessary racial stereotypes. "

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

    " This book was a Christmas present from a friend who told me that if I liked Grisham, I'd like Baldacci. He was right - I couldn't put it down and ended up blowing thru the rest of the series too! Props to MJ for getting me hooked on another great author! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Drew | 1/5/2014

    " While it's unbelievable that such a ragtag bunch of do-gooders would exist, it's a very good read. "

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

    " See Mish's review from march 2011 and Johnnie's Aug. 2007 comments, hence I give it two reluctant stars. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rich Van Ollefen | 12/31/2013

    " I had to talk myself into finishing this book about a third of the way in, then stayed up late to finish the last 25% in one sitting. I like his other series better. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carlos A | 12/11/2013

    " Loved it , couldn't wait to finish it and get to the next one, visualized all the descriptions of WDC and all the alleyways, in certain neighborhoods, WDC is all alleys. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brandi Larsen | 12/6/2013

    " It took me awhile to get into this book, but once I finally did, I couldn't put it down. The last fifty pages are pure adrenaline. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kaylynn | 11/24/2013

    " I really enjoyed the book, but had to read around a lot of language. This would be the PG-13 for books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenni Boyd | 10/10/2013

    " This is about a group of men considered to be past their stage of helpfulness, but don't let age fool you, with age comes wisdom & a lot more patience "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vicky | 9/17/2013

    " A good action thriller with interesting plot - great book for reading on the way home from work when I just want to escape the day. I have read a few of David Baldacci's books before but can't remember them - will see if this ones stands the test. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 9/16/2013

    " Great series of books...the latest is Divine Justice. Great characters. My favorite of the series is the second...The Collectors...because it largely involves book collecting and the Library of Congress. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stewart | 9/7/2013

    " Oliver Stone is my new favorite Hero. Excellent read! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Janet Rosfeld | 7/30/2013

    " Couldn't finish this one!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda Schraufnagel | 6/14/2013

    " This Camel Club book led me to read more of them. I always enjoy his books and this did not dissappoint me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Verlin Chalmers | 6/13/2013

    " I enjoyed this series very much. The authors ability to create puzzles resolve them sensibly while taking the reader right with him (neither ahead or behind), is amazing m "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robin | 4/21/2013

    " Enjoyed this series "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joan Mandeville | 2/12/2013

    " I've owned this book for 6 or 7 years should have read it a long time ago - excellent believable story On to The Collectors - 2nd book same characters "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Svick | 2/3/2013

    " Suspenseful, complex and well researched. Very current day issues intertwined. Now, just wondering when the movie will come out.....or maybe a little to close to the truth for today's events!?! Definitely a page turner read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Evonne | 12/21/2012

    " Very interesting...I was afraid that I wouldn't be able to follow it, but it was very enjoyable "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kevin | 12/4/2012

    " Grat book in a great series "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carole Anderson | 11/7/2012

    " The Camel Club books are breathtaking, edge-of-your-seat reading! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bruce | 10/17/2012

    " Need to read again. Was not impressed byy this but was impressed with his other work "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gail | 8/6/2012

    " I really like this group of characters. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Heather Maclean | 7/25/2012

    " I hate this book. It's boring and I deleted it from my iPad before I got to the half-way point. I was so glad to get rid of it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Claire | 7/16/2012

    " Really entertaning. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Joe Reynolds | 6/7/2012

    " Not Baldacci's best work --- very slow, plodding, and at times, not interesting. I never thought I'ad say that about a Baldacci written book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jackie | 5/28/2012

    " This is a great book. It reminds me of the Bourne series. Action packed, espionage, and lots of great characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 El | 5/17/2012

    " One of my all time favorites. According to my mother, David captures D.C. perfectly. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Retha | 5/17/2012

    " The unlikely gang of 'crime fighters' is endlessly fascinating - the characters became friends... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suzie Grab johnson | 5/2/2012

    " Really good books, couldn't put them down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kim Thomas | 7/28/2011

    " I really enjoyed this book. It took me two tries to really get into it. But once I did, I didn't want to put it down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary Anne | 7/17/2011

    " My husband got me reading this series. They are more than guy flicks. I stayed up late to finish one so I could get to the next one. Baldacci creates intriging characters you find yourself rooting for. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Margery | 6/26/2011

    " If you like Baldacci, and I do occasionally, this is a good one! So many clues to analyse, trails to follow and people to mistrust. Will this really be the Camel Club and Oliver Stone's last stand? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary Jane | 6/26/2011

    " This story is vintage Baldacci - and who doesn't like Baldacci. Lots of twists and turns for The Camel Club and others. As always, I saw some of the events upcoming, but did not foresee many of the twists and turns. Very entertaining! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tara | 6/26/2011

    " Great book - I can't wait to read more from this series "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan | 6/24/2011

    " I really liked this book and will start the series. It took it a little while to get going in the book because so many characters were introduced. That turned out to be okay because everyone played a part. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 6/24/2011

    " One of the longer books I've listened to. Second best out of the series I thought. Chapman is just waiting to get in his pants. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Monty | 6/23/2011

    " I have enjoyed all of the Camel Club books, and this is the most recent. The end was a bit strange, but by and large, there was plenty of intrigue, action, plot twists and so on. The series should be read in order, starting with The Camel Club. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Akash | 6/22/2011

    " The book begins on a very boring note,gradually picks up pace in the middle,but struggles to even finish on a remotely decent count.
    On the whole it should have had at least a some what sensible ending.
    Definitely something not expected from the author of STONE COLD!!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeremiah | 6/18/2011

    " I almost gave up after about 150 pages. The story just didn't seem to be developing. I kept on knowing that this is a series book. It turns out to be a great book with a slow start. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Trey | 6/17/2011

    " Great Camel Club. Oliver Stone still one of my fav characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dianne | 6/14/2011

    " I loved this one. Oliver Stone is out in the open. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pamela | 6/14/2011

    " Fairly good mystery/thriller about a supposed asassination plot on the British PM. Plot is a little convoluted, but a few surprises along the way. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Premchand | 6/14/2011

    " Didnt find anything exciting with this.... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shauna | 6/14/2011

    " Not as good as the first four, but a great read! I love David Baldacci and his Camel Club series. Suspensful, and very clean considering it is a spy book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mike | 6/12/2011

    " As with the rest of the Camel Club books in the series, it picks up right where the last one left off. These are awesome books, and would make a hell of a good series on tv. I can't wait for the next one to come out. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 6/11/2011

    " The Camel Club is back, better than ever. Baldacci is good at weaving his stories sometimes I think he makes them up as he goes along. I'm on hold now for One Summer, his latest. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dee | 6/6/2011

    " I kind of like conspiracy novels, but prefer that they be somewhat realistic. This one really was not. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Imma | 6/2/2011

    " It just had me so intrigued that I kept on reading until I finished it. Another great read by David Baldacci. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maryelens | 5/27/2011

    " I am a voracious reader of Baldacci's books. Do not believe it possible that the man write anything less than a best seller - even if limited to ten pages! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leslie | 5/21/2011

    " really liking this series by david baldacci.
    what i would like to learn more about is the back story of the main character, but i do not think baldacci has written any.

    put on your list for a good government conspiracy mystery. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brian | 5/15/2011

    " I read this series backwards! The first book and the last are really good, the other two are decent. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katherine | 5/15/2011

    " excellent cast of characters. interesting plot. can't wait to read the others in the series. "

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About the Author
Author David Baldacci

David Baldacci made a big splash on the literary scene with the publication of his first novel, Absolute Power, in 1996. A major motion picture adaptation followed, with Clint Eastwood as its director and star. In total, David has published 30 novels, all of which have been national and international bestsellers; several have been adapted for film and television. His novels have been translated into more than 45 languages and sold in more than 80 countries; over 110 million copies are in print worldwide. David has also published three novels for children. He has received numerous accolades for his writing; most recently, he was inducted into the 2011 International Crime Writing Hall of Fame and received the 2012 Barnes & Noble Writers for Writers Award.

About the Narrator

James Naughton is an actor and director. He first came to prominence in the television series adaptation of the Planet of the Apes movie series of the same name. Since then, he has starred in dozens television shows and appeared in numerous Broadway plays. He is a two-time Tony Award winner, one for his performance as Sam Spade in City of Angels and the other portraying Billy Flynn in the 1997 revival of Chicago.