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The Camel Club

Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
Series: The Camel Club, Book 1
Length: 16 hrs and 9 mins
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Publisher's Summary

The Camel Club by best-selling sensation David Baldacci is the exciting first instalment of a breathtaking series.

The man known as Oliver Stone has no official past. He spends most days camped opposite the White House, hoping to expose corruption wherever he finds it. But the stakes are raised when he and his friends, a group of conspiracy theorist misfits known as The Camel Club, accidentally witness the murder of an intelligence analyst. Especially when the authorities are seemingly happy to write it off as a suicide.

For Secret Service agent Alex Ford, monitoring the 'investigation', the suicide verdict doesn't ring true. As punishment for sticking his nose where it doesn't belong, he is reassigned to bodyguard duties. His abilities are tested to the limit when he is sent to protect the President during a visit to his hometown, where a terrorist cell has spent months plotting an event that will shake the world.

Meanwhile, America's powerful intelligence chief Carter Gray is unnerved when he glimpses the face of an old acquaintance in Arlington Cemetery - but it is the face of a man supposedly long dead....

And as The Camel Club is poised to expose a conspiracy that reaches into the heart of Washington's highly secretive corridors of power, Alex Ford finds out that his worst nightmare is about to happen....

The Camel Club is followed by The Collectors, Stone Cold, Divine Justice and Hell's Corner.

©2017 David Baldacci (P)2017 Macmillan Digital Audio

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Film and long winded

I found this not to be worth the effort... predictable.. as far as I got ... and unnecessarily verbose.

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Great book, highly recommended

I thoroughly enjoyed this book, I hated putting it down. This is my second David Baldacci book, there will be more.

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Couldn’t finish it

Starts off well but goes slowly downhill .. got to about 2/3 and gave up. Couldn’t get interested in the plot. The characters became stranger as the story continues. Too many good books to go on with.

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Muy recomendable

Me encanttó, agarra desde el principio y no suelta, lo recomiendo de verdad, muy bueno

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This one has it all!

It is one heart stopping moment to the next with the enigmatic Camel Club providing us with all the excitement and fun of a good time.

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  • Simon
  • 11-09-2019

loved it!

amazing story, so well performed, I loved it and can't wait for the next one

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  • Schalk
  • 22-06-2018

intriguing

The narrator was a bit bland, good for falling asleep with. Excellent plot.
Overall quite entertaining.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 20-06-2018

Very enjoyable

Listened to with almost not putting down. A very enjoyable listen. can't wait for the next installment

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  • Lady in red
  • 05-02-2018

Great book

I enjoyed listening to this book a great deal. Kept me on my toes with pleasure.

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  • Anthony M. Padgett
  • 26-11-2017

Superb story; small hiccups.

I believe I've heard the majority of David Baldacci's novels by now. At least the ones available through Audible.
I've found them all very entertaining and most of them engrossing. I have only one small niggle and that is one to do with the 'performance' of the majority of the Readers.
Without exception the American pronunciation of certain English words have me shouting at the speakers..
Shone, notched and the like are typical. It's not a big complaint or even an important one to the majority of listeners but my History in English Grammar, Literature and Pronunciation makes me, perhaps, a little picky.
Despite this little niggle I can thoroughly recommend all of David's books. The Series in particular never fail entertain.

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  • VSK
  • 16-02-2018

slow to start

Like the book in the end very slow to start.

enjoyed it in the end won't go I to detail listen yourself. warning you stick with it.!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-06-2018

convoluted plot

Too many undeveloped characters,,unbelievable. I gave up after a few chapters. Did Baldacci write this?

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  • Bob
  • 29-05-2019

Felt sorry for narrator

This book felt wooden and forced. It washed not the narrator's fault. Jonathan Davis did a decent job. It was just the two dimensionality of the tale and characters. There really was no feelings of life. And to make sure the reader gets the point, exposition is hammered home.

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  • Essex
  • 24-01-2019

slow start. eplosive finish<br />

The camel club was a new read for me, i nearly gave up in the first few hours as the progress was very slow. once the story got going it was back to Baldacci normal pace and I really enjoyed the 2nd half. i will give another Camel club book a go. if you read this make sure you see it through to the end. it is worth it.

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  • chickensnr
  • 23-01-2019

VERY CONVILOUTED

Not my type of thriller. I I really enjoy Baldaccis other books where there is a central Character ; 1 Puller series ,2 Decker & 3 Robie with these you get a good back story and develop empathy with each and the plots twist and turn and books are real page burners.. This conspiracy theory nonsence was tedious and the Camel club just did not. inspire me to. delve further into their characters. e I stoped reading at 20% thankfullyAudible do credit refunds.
ill try his new female detective and take it from there !!

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  • Taylor's
  • 08-11-2019

Great listen but slightly odd production

I really enjoyed the story the characters and pacing of another great book by Baldacci but I do really struggle with the music at start and end of chapters.

it takes me out of the book experience, feels over produced, the narration is great and sometimes less is more, please drop the music, thx.

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  • Mrs L Seez
  • 25-10-2019

brilliant and addictive

I am relatively new to audio books but thoroughly enjoyed listening to this.

Narrator was excellent and the story was gripping, can't wait to get started on book 2

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 16-09-2019

Good conspiracy tale

Some interesting characters and plot direction changes make for an interesting read. I sure Alex Did well develop in character along with the rest of the camel club.

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  • john
  • 17-03-2019

Bad narrator

Couldn't really tell if it was a good story or not because the narrator was so bad