Advise and Consent
Written by: Allen Drury
Narrated by: Allan Robertson
Length: 33 hrs and 17 mins
Series: Advise and Consent, Book 1
Publisher: ListenUp Audiobooks
I am currently listening to Advise and Consent provided by Audiobook Jukebox in exchange for a fair review. It is over 33 hours long so I am not done with it yet but I am very impressed. Allan Robertson does a fantastic job narrating this book. His cast of characters range from the President to Senators from multiple states and regions to women.
The book itself, written in 1959, is a political thriller. It is also a very accurate look at how things get done in Washington behind the scene. The author gets it right how most of the work is done in committee and caucus meetings. Before the bill ever hits the full Senate, it has already gone through countless hours of negotiation. While this may sound boring, Drury makes it suspenseful and exciting.
The writing is excellent. One of my favorite quotes so far is, "who will do what and why, all the web of interlocking interests and desires and ambitions and arrangements that always lies behind the simple ultimate, final statement, 'The Senate voted today-."
I still have a ways to go but just wanted to share how terrific the audiobook is so far. If anyone else is listening or reading it and wants to discuss it, let me know.