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The Successor Audiobook

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (211 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Stephen Frey Narrator: Holter Graham Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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President Jesse Wood has a mission for Christian Gillette: post-Communist Cuba. There are secret negotiations going on with senior capitalists in Cuba concerning the US and the President wants Gillette to handle it, but is clear that if the discussions ever came to light, the trail cannot lead back to the Oval Office. Seeing no option but to accept the dangerous mission, Gillette heads to Florida with best friend and bodyguard, Quentin Stiles, leaving his capable and alluring protege Allison Wallace in charge of Everest. Though they are soon a thousand miles apart, it turns out they are both in grave danger—and now they aren’t around to help each other survive.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “[A] timely thriller…supercharged fun.”

    New York Daily News

  • It’s high action, worthy of a long winter’s read.”


  • “[A] timely thriller…The action quickly takes on a life of its own.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Happily, Holter Graham differentiates important characters flawlessly. Graham gives four women, countless Cuban men, and a host of other figures more than accents—he gives them identities…Graham never wavers, making a sometimes difficult plot uncomplicated.”


  • “Larger-than-life…Plenty of political intrigue, twists and fast-paced action will keep you hooked till the end of this suspenseful potboiler.”

    RT Book Reviews

Listener Reviews

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Review by John | 10/5/2013

    " not much to this book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Review by Hella Comat | 7/14/2013

    " Lame book. Don't read it. Dumb plot. Poor writing:( The only reason I gave it one star was because there was no way to give it negative stars..... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Review by Sue | 4/5/2013

    " Chairman - Protege - Power Broker - Successor. In this order, follow the career of Christian Gillette through these four novels. The best is the Chairman and then the rest are a blur, but some were better than others. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Review by Susan | 1/19/2013

    " Narrated by Holter Graham. The story line seemed a little far-fetched. I don't understand why it took a brilliant business person so long to figure out he was being conned. "

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About the Author

Stephen Frey is a principal at a northern Virginia private equity firm. He previously worked in mergers and acquisitions at J. P. Morgan and as a vice president of corporate finance at an international bank in New York. He is the bestselling author of various novels, including The Successor and Forced Out.

About the Narrator

Holter Graham, award-winning audiobook narrator, has appeared in many films, including Fly Away Home, Stephen King’s Maximum Overdrive, and Hairspray. His television credits include Army Wives, Wasted, Damages, and Law & Order, among others.