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

Exceedingly entertaining

Love the fact Mark Strong can do all these voices! He is a great, truly underappreciated actor. He seamlessly switches accents between narrative and acting all the different roles.

The plot is the best Baldacci novel, made into a film, which this version more than holds its own against. It was an exceedingly entertaining listen which enlivened my commute.
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- librarygirl

Book Details

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