Absolute Power

  • by David Baldacci
  • Narrated by Mark Strong
  • 4 hrs and 38 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Set in Washington D.C., this fascinating thriller of unparalleled suspense dares to explore an unthinkable abuse of power and criminal conspiracy: a vicious murder involving the US president and a cover-up orchestrated by his zealously loyal chief of staff and the Secret Service. But unknown to the president and his lackeys, one unlikely witness saw everything. Trapped behind a two-way mirror in a country house in Maryland, Luther Whitney, a professional burglar, witnesses an event that destroys his faith in justice. By the time he escapes, pursued by two Secret Service agents, a young woman has been sexually assaulted and then shot dead. And a breathtaking cover-up has been set in motion.

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What the Critics Say

"A first-rate storyteller who grabs readers by their lapels right away and won't let go until they've finished his enthralling yarn." (Publishers Weekly)

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Customer Reviews

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Abridged - a real shame

A great performance, excellent story, what a shame that the only version on Audible was abridged. It just jumped to the end with all the expected suspense building parts cut.
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- Amazon Customer

What a story. What a reader.

Would you consider the audio edition of Absolute Power to be better than the print version?

I definitely would on this occasion.


What did you like best about this story?

The pace and twist and turns.


Which character – as performed by Mark Strong – was your favourite?

They were ALL excellent, what a gifted actor he is.


Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No, but kept me gripped.


Any additional comments?

Congratulations to Mark Strong, a triumph.

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- Mrs Kate Evans

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-02-2007
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.