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The First Lady

Narrated by: Deborah McBride
Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
4.3 out of 5 stars (46 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A President's affair to remember soon becomes a nightmare he wishes he could forget in James Patterson's gripping new stand-alone thriller. 

As he steps out of his hotel in Atlanta with the love of his life, the last thing President Tucker expects is to be greeted by the flashing cameras of the media. Or for his affair to be revealed to the world. 

The President must act to stop the scandal from spiralling out of control, just weeks before the vote for a second term. But not before he figures out how to keep the First Lady on his side. 

Grace Tucker, however, has other plans.

Betrayed and deeply hurt, she heads for a safe haven outside the capital. But when her security detail loses all trace of her, all hell breaks loose. 

The First Lady is missing. Did she run away? Or is she in more danger than they could have imagined?

©2018 James Patterson (P)2018 Random House Audiobooks

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Terrible narration - predictable boring story

The narrator is terrible. Nasally drawling high pitched yanky accent. ugh! Almost made me want to stop listening to it in the first few minutes but I hung on and listened to the story which was completely totally predictable and boring but I finished it to the end anyway. But ... in fairness to the narrator and the book I have just finished listening to all of the Gray Man series which was so fabulously narrated and exciting and nail bitingly suspenseful I think that any book after that would be a very hard act to follow! So I am not going to return it. I will keep it because I could have stopped listening in the beginning and returned it but I listened to the end... really, to see if it would get any better. Sadly it didn't.

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Great Story.

Great story and was hard to stop listening to. Great suspense and kept me listening.

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keep listening

to start with I did not think I would get through this book, the narration was a bit stilted. but I gave it time and the need to hear what was going to happen next meant I could not stop listening. great story

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  • Simon
  • 16-12-2018

First the President Now the First Lady!

So he's done The President Is Missing with Bill Clinton and now he's done the First Lady is mssing with Brendan Dubois. You might think that Patterson is struggling for ideas. While the book with Clinton really struggled being burdened by constant moralising from the book's president this one is shorter and more concise making it a much easier read. Despite the interesting notion of America's First Lady going missing though this is pretty much cookie-cutter thriller material with pretty one-dimensional characters who act as much for the benefit of the thin plot as any logical motivation. The narration is clear and precise but more a reading than a real performance, it doesn't always inject urgency where it's needed. So, it's a reasonable read and definitely lacking the turgid parts of that previous book but I think most people will find better value elsewhere including this author's Alex Cross series.

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  • Joan
  • 16-01-2019

Surprising Good Listen

It annoys me that James Patterson has his name emblazoned in huge letters on each of his book covers when he often gets other authors to write his books. This is a Patterson and DuBois collaboration. To my shame, I’d never heard of DuBois, but he is a successful seasoned author and even won the US version of The Chase Quiz TV programme. I really enjoyed this audiobook. Firstly, the narrator was superb, and that always makes an essential difference. Secondly, this was a ripping good story, easy to read but complex enough to keep me gripped. Well formed characters..... lots of them too, but the plot zipped along and was easy to follow despite the large cast! This is ideal film material. Well worth a read, and I would certainly listen to more Patterson/DuBois novels. Well done chaps!!

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  • Julie Duncan
  • 19-10-2020

good book !

was my first audio book , wasnt sure what to expect but freed up my hands so was great to listen and work ! interesting book , narrater was great to

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  • anna
  • 18-02-2020

Great!!!

Another great story. So many twists but captivating reading. Very well presented in Audible form and very enjoyable.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 22-01-2020

fantastic

well worth the listen really brings you into the story you feel as if you are there and cant stop listening

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  • HP1810
  • 19-01-2020

Book ok . But narration not good.

I normally love James Patterson, but I found myself getting bored. Usually the narrator keeps your interest and you look forward at all times to the next chapter. Unfortunately, this time the narrator ruined for me, and I very disappointingly gave up on the book.

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  • Curiouslass
  • 16-01-2020

shame about the narrator

Love the written version, a great story, but very disappointed with the poor narrator choice

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  • Matthew Johnson (Matt Saxx)
  • 20-12-2019

Mediocre read

The chapters were unusually short and I felt like I was reading a soap opera rather than a crime-thriller at times. I’m not rushing to the shelf for my next Patterson and couldn’t help but feel like I’d traded down having just finished La Carre’s ‘Agent Running In The Field’ The performance was also average and quite monotonous.

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  • jacky
  • 16-11-2019

Pure crap

She said I said they said we said... Such lazy writing to a very dull story... Wouldn't recommend

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  • Alan Dean
  • 28-10-2019

Great Start, Disappointing, Rushed ending.

After a barnstorming beginning I was very disappointed with the ending which felt rushed and incomplete. Not at all like the other James' books I've read.