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Summary

Six days until the killer strikes... 6 days, 13 hours and 37 minutes to go...

At the end of The Prodigal Daughter, Florentyna Kane is elected President - the first woman President of the United States. At 7.30 one evening the FBI learn of a plot to kill her - the 1572nd such threat of the year. At 8.30 five people know all the details. By 9.30 four of them are dead.

FBI agent Mark Andrews alone knows when. He also knows that a senator is involved. He has six days to learn where - and how. Six days to prevent certain death of the President.

©1977 Jeffrey Archer (P)2013 Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd

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  • 05-10-13

Good but not his best

I like JA's style of writing. He gets you hooked straight away and with this book it is the same. Not really one of his best stories though, bit predictable and dull but nevertheless enjoyable.

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  • 26-11-18

Not the standard I have come to expect from Archer

The core plot is OK. Apparently some details have been updated for this version. Could it have been all the product placements ? The way the names and details are fired out without pause and are very hard to follow.
This isn't the standard I have come to expect from Jeffrey Archer. It smacks of a ghost writer or else J. Archer was trying to pad out the story to lengthen it. A lot of boring details have been put in which don't add in any way to the story.
If the story had instead been shortened to 6 hours, it could have held the tension level.
Lorelei King is a good narrator, but since this book is 90% male voices, perhaps a male reader would have come across better. This is not in any way to cast doubt on Lorelei King, as I think she had a good range of voices, even for all the men.
One thing that did make both this and The Prodigal Daughter (also narrated by Lorelei King) tiresome to concentrate on, was the way there wasn't even one breath left between scene change so many times I literally lost the plot.

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Not up to J A standard

Did not think this book was up to Jeffrey Archers standard and the narration was terrible, the voice just grated. I as determined to finish it to see if it got better and it didn't. It was a eureka moment when at last it finished.

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A really good thriller

Just as good as when I first read the book nearly 49 years ago. Some of the details have been updated but it's basically the same story. I would thoroughly recommend this book.

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A Good Read!

The title does make sense afterall. I wished the book would be a little longer.

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Excellent Listen

Liked this a lot. Good story and well read. Wish there was a follow on

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Not Archer's finest work

After 4 brilliant Jeffery Archer books I was disappointed with Shall We Tell The President. A lot shorter than his other books it lacked the multiple plots and twists of Kane and Abel; Prisoner of Birth etc.

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Huge improvement on The Prodigal Daughter

Same narrator but she's learnt how to say the President's name. Wasn't sure I could face this with the grating mispronunciation.

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Not JA’s best

It was good write but certainly not his best. I don’t think the reader’s voice suited the book. As a result the narration was not captivating.

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Gripping from beginning to end

Just could not put this down. Such a nicely written and narrated story, full of suspense and twists and turns.

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  • 02-11-21

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The start was unexpected and difficult to grasp.
All chsnged instantly once the action started and the plot thickened.
Another great experience from the pen of my favorite writer.
Would have enjoyed more storytime of the President and her family through it all and little less of Andrews
The narrator was excellent 👌

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  • 19-03-19

very interesting as always

loved it and wish there were some action sound track. probably two readers female and male voices would make it more authentic.

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  • David
  • 22-01-17

This Audible presentation was OK to listen to.<br />

As an audio edition, it was novel to listen to, narration was a bit dry.