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Summary

Set at the heart of political power in Washington, DC, Absolute Power was the novel which launched David Baldacci's career as a worldwide best seller of thrilling fiction. The movie, starring Clint Eastwood, was a major box office success across the world.

In a heavily guarded mansion in the Virginian countryside, professional burglar and break-in artist Luther Whitney is trapped behind a one-way mirror. What he witnesses destroys his faith in not only justice but all he holds dear.

What follows is an unthinkable abuse of power and a criminal conspiracy, as a breathtaking cover-up is set in motion by those appointed to work for one of the most important people in the world - the president of the United States.

©2016 David Baldacci (P)2010 Hachette Audio US

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Nice listen.

This was the book that began david baldacci's writing career and you can see why he is one of the best at what he does. Great action thrillers. I was so happy to see that audible finally had this book to download. Scott does another great job of narrating this book. If you want a good listen then this is the book for you.

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un-put-downable

If you could sum up Absolute Power in three words, what would they be?

Suspense, rivetting, superb

Who was your favorite character and why?

Luther - a caring, good, bad guy

What about Scott Brick’s performance did you like?

Everything.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Absolutely. I couldn't wait to get back to it, every time I had to take a break.

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The best book I have listened to for a long time.

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dull slow lacks action more of a love story

so slow it is tedious over indulgent and little happens for.long periods don't waste your time.on this love story lacks action

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Good story but...

Scott bricks narration was excellent as always and the story was good, however the daughter of Luther Whitney was so irritating that I almost gave up on the book every time she entered the story. I also could have done without the flag waving and orchestra at the end. A real shame.

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Brilliant

I've read many of david Baldacci 's books, and decided to give this a once over. The book is well narrated and paced nicely to keep you coming back for more. Possibly one of the best books I've listened to / read of all time 👍

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Ludicrous plot

A ludicrous plot, full of holes, with bungling Secret Service and police officers. Totally unbelievable. Scott Brick did his best with the material given to him.

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A gripping tale

My first book by this author. Excellent in every respect. I shall be seeking more.

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One of the best..

I’ve read numerous David Baldacci books and I was already a big fan but this is definitely one of his best!

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gripped from beginning to end

loved this tale, got twists and turns, and a little shocker right at he beginning to get you into it,

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Absolute Power

I have never read any of this authors books. I really enjoyed it. Slowly I will read them all ... good job.

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Sullivans final moment

i loved the final moment Mr Sulivan shared with Presiden Allen. it was the apex of the story for me as he was able to decipher his wifes killer which shows how intelligent he was.