Sunday, January 17, 2010

ABSOLUTE POWER AUDIO BOOK: REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

GIVEAWAY ENDED
ABSOLUTE POWER

AUDIO BOOK
BY DAVID BALDACCI
READ BY SCOTT BRICK

ABOUT THE BOOK:

Available for the first time Unabridged on CD in an all-new recording by Scott Brick, the first of the blockbuster thrillers by New York Times bestselling author David Baldacci. The book that will change the way you think about Washington - and power - forever. In a heavily guarded mansion in a posh Virginia suburb, a man and a woman start to make love, trapping a burglar behind a secret wall. Then the passion turns deadly, and the witness is running into the night. Because what he has just seen is a brutal slaying involving the president of the United States. Luther Whitney is the career break-in artist who's in the wrong place at the wrong time. Alan Richmond is the charming U.S. president with the power to commit any crime. And Jack Graham is the young attorney caught in a vortex between absolute truth and... ABSOLUTE POWER
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:


David Baldacci was born in Virginia, in 1960, where he currently resides. He received a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Virginia Commonwealth University and a law degree from the University of Virginia. Mr. Baldacci practiced law for nine years in Washington, D.C., as both a trial and corporate attorney.

David Baldacci has published seventeen novels: Absolute Power, Total Control, The Winner, The Simple Truth, Saving Faith, Wish You Well, Last Man Standing, The Christmas Train, Split Second, Hour Game, The Camel Club, The Collectors, Simple Genius, Stone Cold, and The Whole Truth; and in his young adult series, Freddy and the French Fries: Fries Alive! and Freddy and the French Fries: The Adventures of Silas Finklebean. He has also published a novella for the Dutch entitled Office Hours, written for Holland's Year 2000 "Month of the Thriller." Baldacci authored a short story, "The Mighty Johns," as part of a mystery anthology published in 2002.

His works have been in numerous worldwide magazines, newspapers, journals, and publications. Baldacci has authored seven original screenplays. His books have been translated into more than 45 languages and sold in more than 80 countries. All of his books have been national and international bestsellers. Over 60 million copies of Mr. Baldacci's books are in print worldwide.

Castle Rock Entertainment made Absolute Power (Warner Books/Grand Central Publishing, 1996) into a major motion picture starring Clint Eastwood and Gene Hackman. The novel Absolute Power won Britain's W. H. Smith's Thumping Good Read award for fiction in 1997, and was nominated for a literary award in Italy. Absolute Power was selected for People Magazine's "Page Turner of the Week." Absolute Power won the 1996 Gold Medal Award for Best Mystery/Thriller from the Southern Writers Guild.

David Baldacci's books have been publicly discussed and/or read by everyone from Howard Stern and Don Imus to Newt Gingrich and Rush Limbaugh, from George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton to Charlie Rose and Larry King.

David contributes to, and is involved in, several philanthropic efforts. His greatest efforts are currently dedicated to his family's own Wish You Well Foundation. The Wish You Well Foundation, established by Michelle and David Baldacci, supports family literacy in the United States by fostering and promoting the development and expansion of new and existing literacy and educational programs. Recently the Wish You Well Foundation partnered with Feeding America to launch "Feeding Body & Mind". Through Feeding Body & Mind, hundreds of thousands of new and used books have been collected and distributed through area food banks, helping feed both body and mind. For more information, visit WishYouWellFoundation.org and FeedingBodyandMind.com or call 703-476-6032.

David Baldacci serves as a national ambassador for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and participates in numerous charities, including the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy, the American Cancer Society, and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. He sits on the boards of the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and Virginia Commonwealth University. Baldacci also holds various honorary chairs.

REVIEW:

ABSOLUTE POWER is the first book that David Baldacci wrote and it not only changed the way we may have looked at Washington, D.C. back when it was first written, but it gave us a magnificent new author who as we have seen, continues to give us story after story to enjoy. With the head of our country caught let's say with his pants down in more ways then one, the start of this book grabs you and doesn't let go. The unfortunate lawyer, Jack Graham, is who the story really swirls around since he innocently witnesses the president's crime and spends his time trying to get people to believe him and yet stay out of danger. I am thrilled to hear it on audio book although I read it long ago, it is even better and more thrilling this way in some aspects. It has all the typical parts you want in a good suspenseful novel and Baldacci is best at it. If you read the book long ago or saw the movie, well, you know what they say about that, listen to this audio book and relive a great story and one you won't want to turn off! If you haven't read it, then you are in for a REAL treat!

AN AUDIO BOOK GIVEAWAY

THANKS TO ANNA AND THE
HACHETTE BOOK GROUP FOR
SPONSORING THIS GIVEAWAY,
I HAVE 3 COPIES OF THIS AUDIO
BOOK TO GIVE AWAY TO YOU!


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+1 ENTRY: GO TO DAVID BALDACCI'S WEBSITE HERE AND SEE IF YOU CAN FIND OUT HOW MANY BESTSELLING NOVELS HE HAS HAD SO FAR.

+1 MORE ENTRY: GO TO DAVID BALDACCI'S WEBSITE HERE AND LOOKING AT ALL HIS NOVELS ON THAT PAGE, WHAT IS THE ONE THING THAT IS ALIKE ABOUT ALL OF THEM?

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GOOD LUCK TO ALL!

61 comments:

Wickdogg said...

I'd love to win this. I believe there are eighteen books


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Wickdogg said...

Most have a stripe across them but not all. They are all published by the same place

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Wickdogg said...

I follow via email and also am a Google friend connect follower

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Anne-Marie T said...

He has had 17 best sellers.

bermudaonion said...

David Baldacci has had 18 bestselling novels. Please enter me. milou2ster(at)gmail.com

Anne-Marie T said...

They are all published by Grand Central Publishing, a division of Hachette Book Group USA

bermudaonion said...

For all of Baldacci's books, except for The Christmas Train, his name is above the title. milou2ster(at)gmail.com

Anne-Marie T said...

Tweeted.
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bermudaonion said...

I subscribe in Google Reader. milou2ster(at)gmail.com

Bethie said...

Please count me in. He has 18 bestsellers.

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Bethie said...

+1 I follow on Google Friend connect.

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skkorman said...

Baldacci has had 18 best-selling novels ... thus far!

skkorman said...

All of Baldacci's best-selling books have been published by Grand Central Publishing.

skkorman said...

I am a fairly new but loyal and true Bingo follower through google.

rubynreba said...

18 books
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rubynreba said...

All his books are published by Grand Central, a division of Hachette Book Group USA.
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Simply Stacie said...

He has had 18 bestselling books.

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Simply Stacie said...

I am a follower.

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Linda Kish said...

He has had 18 best sellers (so far).

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Linda Kish said...

his books are political thrillers.

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Linda Kish said...

google reader follower

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Denny, Alaska said...

Mr. Balducci has published 18 best-selling novels! Thanks for hosting this giveaway.

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Denny, Alaska said...

All of Mr. Baldacci's books have been published by Hachette Book Group USA. Thanks for entering my name in this giveaway!

Benita said...

He has 18 best sellers.

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Benita said...

What's alike is that the author's name is above the title. (all in caps.)

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Benita said...

Email subscriber and GFC follower.

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g.g. said...

Love his writing and would love to win this one. He had 18 bestsellers.


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g.g. said...

All were published by Grand Central


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g.g. said...

I follow by email and am a follower on google friend

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Angie said...

He has had 18 best sellers

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Angie said...

I am an email subscriber

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MiscMayzee said...

HE has eighteen bestsellers

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MiscMayzee said...

David's name has always appeared above his title

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MiscMayzee said...

I follow by e-mail
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Lori Taube said...

"David Baldacci is the internationally-acclaimed author of 18 bestselling novels."

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Lori Taube said...

I was going to say that all of the novels show his name is large print on top, and the title of the book on the bottom, in the same font.. However "The Christmas Train" is throwing me off. lol

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Lori Taube said...

I am an email subscriber

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Lori Taube said...

Tweet:
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Glenn said...

He has 18 bestselling novels. Absolute Power was an excellent debut. Thanks for the audio giveaway.

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409cope said...

He has eighteen best sellers to date. cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

409cope said...

He uses the same publishers. cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

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Anonymous said...

18 bestselling books.

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Anonymous said...

I follow with reader.

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lag123 said...

He has 18 bestselling novels.

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lag123 said...

All his books are published by Grand Central, a division of Hachette Book Group USA.

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lag123 said...

I follow via google reader, google friend connect and on twitter.

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lag123 said...

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/lag32583/status/8090769517

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amweeks said...

According to the website, he's had 18 bestsellers!

amweeks said...

I see that all the books were published by Grand Central Publishing, a division of Hachette Book Group USA

amweeks said...

I subscribe!

amweeks said...

I tweeted! http://twitter.com/amweeks/status/8153905110

Chèli said...

DB has 18 besrsellers

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Chèli said...

all of DB's books have his name above the title except for the Christmas one.

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Chèli said...

I am already a loyal follower.

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Sean said...

please enter me
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CherylS22 said...

From the website: "David Baldacci is the internationally-acclaimed author of 18 bestselling novels"

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CherylS22 said...

All are published by Grand Central Publishing, a division of Hachette Book Group USA.
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CherylS22 said...

I'm a loyal follower in GFC
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Book Dilettante said...

He has had 18 bestselling books so far.

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