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Author: Bill Clinton, James Patterson Narrator: Mozhan Marnò, Dennis Quaid, others, January LaVoy, Jeremy Davidson, Peter Ganim Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2018 ISBN: 9781549141201
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President Duncan for a second term!" --USA Today
"This book's a big one." --New York Times
"Towers above most political thrillers." --Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
"The plotting is immaculate . . . the writing is taut." --Sunday Times (London)
"Ambitious and wildly readable." --New York Times Book Review

The President Is Missing confronts a threat so huge that it jeopardizes not just Pennsylvania Avenue and Wall Street, but all of America. Uncertainty and fear grip the nation. There are whispers of cyberterror and espionage and a traitor in the Cabinet. Even the President himself becomes a suspect, and then he disappears from public view . . .


Set over the course of three days, The President Is Missing sheds a stunning light upon the inner workings and vulnerabilities of our nation. Filled with information that only a former Commander-in-Chief could know, this is the most authentic, terrifying novel to come along in many years.
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Quotes & Awards

  • “Dennis Quaid’s familiar yet authoritative delivery is perfect for the portrayal of a president in charge of a country in crisis. The fast-paced narration matches the plot, which takes place in the course of three days. January LaVoy adds a pristine quality that is much needed to make this audio rendition versatile. Peter Ganim, Jeremy Davidson, and Mozhan Marnó provide variety to complex characters and the conspiracies they hatch. The result is an electrifying story that contemplates the vulnerabilities in our national security.”

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  • "An extraordinary event . . . the pages spark to DEFCON 1. Washington Post
  • This book moves like Air Force One. Big and fast. Clinton and Patterson are a dream combo. Two great storytellers, one inside and one outside, both at the top of the game. They've put together an undeniably gripping ride through the hidden passageways of power and politics. This book teaches as much as it entertains. Michael Connelly, #1 bestselling author of the Ballard and Bosch series
  • "The pages of The President Is Missing are filled with the classic tropes of a big commercial thriller . . . but the authors resist pure escapism . . . The pleasure of this book is in imagining the wild tales Clinton might disclose about his own years as President, if only he could. Time
  • "The plotting is immaculate... the writing is taut. Sunday Times (London)
  • The dream team delivers big time . . . Clinton's insider secrets and Patterson's storytelling genius make this the political thriller of the decade. Lee Child, author of the Jack Reacher series
  • "The clock ticks, suspense builds . . . [to] a satisfying twist at the end. Newsday
  • From the pens of two American icons comes a political thriller that rocks. The President Is Missing entertains, educates, and inspires us all to put our country above our politics. Bill Clinton delivers the art of government and James Patterson delivers the art of writing. The reader gets a helluva story. Nelson DeMille, #1 bestselling author of The Cuban Affair
  • Truth hides on every page in this fiction--scary, remarkable truth that can only come from the ultimate insider. The President Is Missing is more than a book, it's a skeleton key that lets you inside the head of a U.S. president. What a surprising treat. Brad Meltzer, #1 bestselling author of The Escape Artist
  • "Could I put The President Is Missing down? Of course not . . . The climax is very exciting. Bloomberg
  • Compelling from page one. A fantastic read! Mary Higgins Clark, #1 bestselling author of I've Got My Eyes on You
  • "A high-octane collaboration . . . the addictive qualities are undeniable.
    Daily Telegraph (London)
  • Marry the political savvy of Bill Clinton with the craftsmanship of James Patterson and you get a fabulously entertaining thriller that is meticulous in its portrayal of Washington politics, gripping in its pacing, and harrowing in its depiction of the perils of cyberwarfare. This dark tale is, at bottom, a warning and a prophecy about the mortal threats to our democracy posed by terrorists abroad, homegrown extremism, and the technological miracles that have rendered us both powerful and defenseless at once. Ron Chernow, #1 bestselling and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Grant
  • "The novel's accelerated pace of action is one of the novel's strongest assets, along with a roster of intriguing characters . . . a clever, brave and moral leader that any free nation would be lucky to have at the helm. Columbus Dispatch
  • "Addictive . . . The President Is Missing towers above most political thrillers . . . Must read. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
  • The President Is Missing is heart-pounding, gripping, terrifying. As I read, ferociously turning the pages, I kept asking myself, 'Could this really happen?' Bill Clinton's insight into the pressures of being president and life in the White House coupled with James Patterson's chops as an action writer have combined to give us a genuinely masterful thriller. My knuckles are still white! Louise Penny, #1 bestselling author of Glass Houses
  • "A blockbuster. Express (London)
  • The President Is Missing ticks every box for top-notch thriller writing: A relentlessly fast plot, utterly unexpected reversals and twists, a compelling--and a thoroughly human--hero, and a searing and honest examination of issues that strike close to our hearts as Americans in this day and age. Bravo, James Patterson and Bill Clinton! Jeffrey Deaver, bestselling author of The Bone Collector and The Cutting Edge
  • A bullet train of a thriller, power-fueled by equal parts adrenaline and expertise. Timely, furiously paced, and crackling with authenticity, it's The Day of the Jackal for the 21st century. A. J. Finn, #1 bestselling author of The Woman in the Window
  • "Ambitious and wildly readable... Clinton and Patterson's fictional commander in chief brims with humanity, character and stoicism. New York Times Book Review
  • Bill Clinton and James Patterson seamlessly craft a heady thriller revealing the razor-thin edge between policy and ambition, politics and patriotism. They provide a front-row seat to the inner workings of our political system, a plot that is frighteningly plausible, and a cast of complex characters--both men and women--who all have their own stake to claim. The result: a fast-paced summer read you'll see on planes, trains, and every beach across the country and around the world. Walter Mosley, bestselling author of the Easy Rawlins series
  • *"Clinton and Patterson are a dynamic duo weaving a suspenseful and gripping technothriller that will leave readers wondering, 'Could this really happen?' Highly recommended for thriller and suspense fans. Library Journal, starred review
  • *"A page-turning thriller. The authors keep the suspense high . . . Fans of the TV series 24 and the movie Air Force One will be riveted. Publishers Weekly, starred review
  • "It's a go-to read. It maximizes its potency and fulfills its mission. There's a twist or two of which Frederick Forsyth might be proud. So, if you want to make the most of your late-capitalist leisure-time, hit the couch, crack a Bud, punch the book open, focus your squint, and enjoy."
  • The New Yorker
  • "Harrowing . . . Mr. Patterson withholds details until the moment of maximum dramatic effect . . . beach reading of a high order. The Wall Street Journal
  • "Sure to entice millions of readers . . . the novel is fascinating . . . President Duncan for a second term! USA Today
  • "The President Is Missing feels like the result of a strong collaboration . . . It's driven by star power and persuasive-sounding presidential candor . . . This book's a big one. New York Times
  • The President Is Missing is a big, splashy juggernaut of a novel, combining thrills with a truly authentic look at the inner happenings in Washington. I read it in one gulp. You will too. Harlan Coben, #1 bestselling author of Don't Let Go
  • The combination of Patterson's lightning pace and Clinton's tantalizing inside knowledge of how terrorists operate is what make this timely novel so vivid, engrossing--and authentically frightening. Carl Hiaasen, bestelling author of Razor Girl
  • "The plot is epic. The Economist
  • A first-rate collaboration from a couple of real pros! Engrossing from page one. David Baldacci, #1 bestselling author of The Fallen
  • “This book moves like Air Force One. Big and fast. Clinton and Patterson are a dream combo.”

    Michael Connelly, New York Times bestselling author

  • “The former president appears to have provided inside information about how the job works when a president is paying attention, done some speechifying and drawn upon his great love of thrillers. Patterson does what he does best: deliver cliffhanger endings to short chapters and make the story move…The President Is Missing feels like the result of a strong collaboration.”

    New York Times

  • “The former president and the bestselling novelist have packed The President Is Missing with inside-the-Beltway intrigue and secret White House details."

    New York Times Book Review

  • “Clinton, offering the inside scoop on life in the White House, and Patterson, spinning a tense plot, are a dynamic duo weaving a suspenseful and gripping technothriller that will leave readers wondering, 'Could this really happen?’ Highly recommended for thriller and suspense fans.”

    Library Journal (starred review)

  • “A page-turning thriller that rivals the best work of such genre titans as Brad Meltzer and Vince Flynn…Fans of the TV series 24 and the movie Air Force One will be riveted.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “To read The President Is Missing was a great experience…I felt like I was right along with the characters for all the shocking twists and turns you’ll never guess are coming. Patterson and Clinton have created a truly unique character in their ‘missing’ President, and I was honored to be a part of this thrilling production. The President Is Missing puts the listener inside the White House and inside the mind of a President grappling with extraordinary circumstances. It is time well spent.”

    Dennis Quaid, narrator and award-winning actor

  • A USA Today Pick of 10 Hot Books for Summer Reading
  • A #1 New York Times bestseller
  • A #1 USA Today bestseller
  • An iBooks bestseller 
  • An Amazon Editor’s Top Pick of Best Mysteries of 2018 (So Far)

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    " Very interesting in the beginning, then it gets predictable. "

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    " Abridged version, didn't listen. MY FAULT, I didn't look close enough and purchased before I saw "ABRIDGED". If you want the whole book, like I do, Buy the other one. "

About the Author

William Jefferson Clinton was the forty-second president of the United States and the first baby-boomer to occupy the Oval Office. He became president at the end of the Cold War, serving two terms from 1993 to 2001 and leaving with the highest end-of-office approval rating of any president since World War II. Since then, he has been involved in public speaking and humanitarian work and has remained active in politics by campaigning for Democratic candidates.

About the Narrators

January LaVoy, winner of numerous awards for narration, was named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine in 2019. She is an American actress best known for her character Noelle Ortiz on the ABC daytime drama One Life to Live. In addition to working extensively in narration and television, including roles on Law & Order and All My Children, she has worked on and off Broadway as well as in regional theater.

Jeremy Davidson played the role of Master Sergeant Chase Moran for five seasons in the television series Army Wives, and has guest-starred on numerous shows, including Brothers & SistersCold CaseWithout a Trace, and Boston Legal. He has appeared extensively onstage, including opposite John Goodman and Brenda Fricker in the Geffen Playhouse production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. An Earphones Award–winning narrator, he has also given voice to a number of bestselling audiobooks.

Peter Ganim, an Earphones Award–winning narrator, is an American actor who has appeared on stage, on television, and in film. He has performed voice-over work since 1994.

Mozhan Marnò is an Iranian American film and television actress, most notably appearing in Charlie Wilson’s War and Bones. Her audiobook narrations have won several AudioFile Earphones Awards.

Dennis Quaid is an American actor known for a wide variety of dramatic and comedic roles. In addition to numerous award nominations, he has won the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor, the Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor, the Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actor, and the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male.

Sophie Aldred is an English actress and television presenter best known for her role as Ace in the popular BBC television series Doctor Who during the late 1980s.