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First Family

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Written By: David Baldacci

Narrated By: Ron McLarty

Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA

Date: April 2009

Duration: 14 hours 32 minutes


Following the instant #1 New York Times bestsellers Split Second, Hour Game, and Simple Genius, Sean King and Michelle Maxwell return in David Baldacci's most heart-pounding thriller to date . . .


A daring kidnapping turns a children's birthday party at Camp David, the presidential retreat, into a national security nightmare.

Former Secret Service agents turned private investigators, Sean King and Michelle Maxwell don't want to get involved. But years ago Sean King saved the First Lady's husband, then a senator, from political disaster. Now the president's wife presses Sean and Michelle into a desperate search to rescue a kidnapped child. With Michelle still battling her own demons, the two are pushed to the limit, with forces aligned on all sides against them--and the line between friend and foe impossible to define . . . or defend.


  • Phillip S

    The book was fine. This is the third or fourth book I’ve downloaded that has skipping or audio problems.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Anonymous

    I just discovered this writer and if this is an example, he is now one of my favorites! Loved the story, the pace, the narrator!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Carly Saxon

    I thought this was a fabulous book. The story line was suspenseful and keep me hooked. I couldn't stop listening to it.

  • Laura Wohlrab

    I enjoyed this entire series. He is a Great Author. very suspensful and detailed keeps you interested and entertained.

  • Joan

    Never before have I felt such sympathy towards the antagonist in a book! The author really knew how to tie your feelings in knots. I actually found myself rooting for the "villain"!

  • Patricia C.

    Absolutely horrible. It may be an excellent reading book but audio no - I don't like the he said she said stuff plus it was difficult to follow

  • Paul in Potomac

    While I have liked other Baldacci novels, I thought that the storyline in the early part of the novel was slow and plodding. If you agree when you listen, keep listening because the pace picks up and the story moves more quickly and the author pulls the various narrative threads together.

  • Anonymous

    totally enjoyed this book and series. I would suggest reading them in order if possible

  • greg

    It held my interest, but it wasn't difficult to get out of the car whenever I reached my destination.

  • tom

    I am just half way through this but this is Baldacci at his best; and he is one of the great ones.