Lucky Bastard

CD - unabridged
Audio (12 discs)
Product Number: DD6231
Released: Dec 01, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781470896591
Narrator/s: Tom Weiner
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From the master of suspense and political intrigue comes this hilarious and richly perceptive novel about a gifted politician with dangerous friends and a zipper problem. John Fitzgerald Adams, known by the voters who love him as Jack, has good reason to believe he is the illegitimate son of John F. Kennedy. His goal is the same as that of any Kennedy: to reclaim the presidency and enjoy as many women as possible along the way. Jack possesses an unerring political genius for charming voters and advancing his own interests, but he can't make it to the Oval Office without financial support. Luckily, his talents have been recognized by some radical Russians who are happy to invest heavily in his rise to power. As Jack marches toward the presidency, those who realize the truth about his sinister connections try to stop him-but will anyone believe them?

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Author(s): Charles McCarry
Narrator(s): Tom Weiner
Product Number Z100097747
Released: Jun 21, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781483071190
Author(s): Charles McCarry
Product Number EB00052059
Released: Aug 13, 2013
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ISBN: #9781453234150

Professional reviews

"Tom Weiner does a credible job reading this cynical novel about a charismatic, bed-hopping politician, aptly named John (Jack) Fitzgerald Adams, who believes he is the illegitimate son of John F. Kennedy. While attending Columbia University during the Vietnam War, Jack is recruited by Dmitri, a former KGB colonel, and dumped into the hands of his diabolical superior, who plans for him to become the U.S. president. Weiner's talent for accents is frequently used, and his deadpan presentation adds to the satire created by McCarry. Weiner has some difficulty distinguishing the many male characters, but in general his presentation suits the pace and promise of this thriller. S.C.A. (c) AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine"

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