Power Play: A Novel

  • by Danielle Steel
  • Narrated by Dan John Miller
  • 9 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In Northern California two successful CEOs are both indispensable to their growing companies' futures. Both are brilliant at the power game. But the difference between them is huge. One is a man, the other a woman. In this riveting novel, Danielle Steel explores what that means as she takes listeners into the rarefied world of those at the pinnacle of international business and reveals the irrevocable choices they make, what drives them, and how others perceive them.
Even though Harvard-educated Fiona Carson has proven herself under fire as CEO of National Technology Advancement, a multibillion-dollar high-tech company based in Palo Alto, California, she still has to meet the challenges of her world every day. Devoted single mother, world-class strategist, and tough negotiator, Fiona weighs every move she makes, and reserves any personal time for her children. Isolation and constant pressure are givens for her as a woman in a man's world.
Miles away in Marin County, Marshall Weston basks in the fruits of his achievements. At his side is his wife, Liz, the perfect corporate spouse, who has gladly sacrificed her own law career to raise their three children and support Marshall at every step. Smooth, shrewd, and irreproachable, Marshall is a model chief executive, and the power he wields only enhances his charisma and is his drug of choice. And to maintain his position, he harbors secrets that could destroy his life at any moment.
Like many women in her position, Fiona has sacrificed her personal life for her career, while Marshall dances dangerously close to the edge and flirts with scandal every day.
Danielle Steel's gripping, emotionally layered novel explores the seductive and damaging nature of power. Success and greed, trust and deception, love and loss - all come to a head in this compelling drama of family, careers, infidelity, and the sacrifices some people make to hold on to power…or to let it go.

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It's a long time since I've read a Danielle Steel!

Would you try another book written by Danielle Steel or narrated by Dan John Miller?

No!


If you’ve listened to books by Danielle Steel before, how does this one compare?

The last time I read a Danielle Steel I was in my 20's and thoroughly enjoyed it. Sadly, now in my 50s, life experience seems to have tarnished the shine and I found this predictable and rather dull! Perhaps these are for the under 30s!


If this book were a film would you go see it?

No


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- Lucy

Predictable story

What would have made Power Play better?

A different narrator


What could Danielle Steel have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

A few more twists


How could the performance have been better?

Narrator needs to work on his female voices, they sounded like Michael Jackson


What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Boredom


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- Mrs

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-03-2014
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio