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The President Is Missing

Written by: Bill Clinton,James Patterson
Narrated by: Dennis Quaid,January LaVoy,Peter Ganim,Jeremy Davidson,Mozhan Marnò
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Publisher's Summary

The White House is the home of the president of the United States, the most guarded, monitored, closely watched person in the world. So how could a US president vanish without a trace? And why would he choose to do so?

An unprecedented collaboration between President Bill Clinton and the world's best-selling novelist, James Patterson, The President Is Missing is a breathtaking story from the pinnacle of power. Full of what it truly feels like to be the person in the Oval Office - the mind-boggling pressure, the heartbreaking decisions, the exhilarating opportunities, the soul-wrenching power - this is the thriller of the decade, confronting the darkest threats that face the world today, with the highest stakes conceivable.

©2018 James Patterson and Bill Clinton (P)2018 Hachette Audio

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Completely wrong narrator

Dennis Quaid’s voice is so annoying I doubt I’ll finish this story. He’s an awful reader and his attempt at various voices should embarrass him.

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Narration Dismal

This book had two major flaws. The story concept was not bad but the telling it was disjointed, painful and mean at times. Think back to the playground "I know something you don't know" It was also preachy and bragging. Those issues between me and the authors.
The second problem was the narration. That was unforgivable and that is all on the producers. That is why I returned it. Definitely not worth a credit.

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Dennis Quaid should stick to acting

The gravelly, marbles in mouth diction of Dennis Quaid was really distracting. I found it relieving when he wasn’t reading/speaking certain chapters.

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Terrible narration!! Unlistenable.

I ended up buying the paperback book and reading it that way. I liked the story but could not deal with the bad accents, bad acting, and the gravelly voices on this version.

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Narrative horrible. Storyline not bad.

The main character’s voice was too rough to play the lead role. It took me a while to get past his voice.

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really could not finish this

I still have not finished this. Neither the story nor the narrative was compelling. I tried but have given up.

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Denis Quaid was awful narrating this book

The story is good but Denis Quaid absolutely spoilt it for me. I can't think of anything positive to say about his narration of the story and how he interpreted it.

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A bubble escape story

I wanted to read this book simply because I thought it was so interesting that a former President of the United States had written a mystery with one of the best authors of the day. Who else would know about that secret passage, or could describe the details of a famed room in so much detail? So the book was fascinating in that regard. The story was pretty good, but what I came away with most was a sense of what it must be like to live in the POTUS bubble, and the freedom of driving away from the White House, all alone, in a disguise, and entering a cafe or ball park and not being recognized. The current occupant aside, I imagine its a fantasy of any President, so it was intriguing to hear how he must have imagined such an escape unfolding. Lots of drama follows, but it was less entertaining to me than the disappearance itself.

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Dennis Quaid was the best reader for this book.

captivating story. well written. believable.thoroughly enjoyed every chapter. kudos to Clinton, Patterson, and Denis Quaid.

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Recommend reading versus listening

The story is interesting but Dennis Quaid narration is horrible. He sounds like he has gravel in his throat and his attempts at accents and voices is ridiculous.
There are many points where the book repeats the same things. If reading could skip over that.
The third last chapter is 20 minutes of self serving political blather.
I wouldn’t spend your money on this book.

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