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  • Author:
    Michael Boatman,Richard North Patterson
  • ISBN:
    1427201811
  • ISBN13:
    978-1427201812
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  • Publisher:
    Macmillan Audio; Unabridged edition (October 30, 2007)
  • Subcategory:
    Thrillers & Suspense
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  • Rating:
    4.9
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Richard North Patterson is the author of fourteen previous bestselling and critically acclaimed novels. Michael Boatman is an actor best known for his role as Carter Haywood on the hit sitcom Spin City.

Richard North Patterson is the author of fourteen previous bestselling and critically acclaimed novels. He lives in San Francisco and on Martha’s Vineyard. He has also had recurring roles on Gossip Girl, China Beach and HBO’s Arli$$.

Book Trailer for The Race by Richard North Patterson. A book trailer for author Richard North Patterson's political thriller, The Race. His straightforward approach allows listeners to feel the full force of ruthless politics with painful clarity. Michael is also the author of God Laughs When You Die and The Revenant Road. in Theater from Western Illinois University. He is married to Myrna Forney and has two daughters.

by Michael Boatman and Richard North Patterson. You enter a political race then you drag up dirty laundry on your opponents, you destroy lives and don't seem to care, welcome to the world of Politics. The more I kept on reading the book, the more I loved Corey and Lexie, their relationship and their honesty with each other. Corey goes on vacation to Cabo with Lexie and there are people sneaking around taking pictures of intimate moments for the tabloids.

Listen to this audiobook excerpt from Richard North Patterson's thriller novel The Race . He's a decorated Gulf War pilot.

Written by Richard North Patterson. Narrated by Michael Boatman. I was originally attracted to his work because he was a lawyer and I figured his books would be better in depicting legal matters than books by non-lawyers. But this ook has no legal implications, but deals with a fictional race for the Republican nomination for President in 2008.

Narrated by Michael Boatman. Can an honest man become president? In this timely and provocative novel, a maverick candidate takes on his political enemies a.

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I remember liking some of Richard North Patterson's books years ago and decided to give this one a shot. First, let me say, that the reader (Michael Boatman from Spin City) is simply out of this world fantastic! This is a by-the-numbers thriller with stock characters with an uninteresting and unbelievable love story tacked on, but because Mr. Boatman was reading, I stayed interested! While nothing out of the ordinary, Mr. Pat I picked this up on cd, as I was in the mood for a political thriller.

Patterson graduated in 1968 from Ohio Wesleyan University and has been awarded that school’s Distinguished Achievement Citation and his national fraternity’s Alumni Achievement Award.

Can an honest man become president? In this timely and provocative novel, a maverick candidate takes on his political enemies and the ruthless machinery of American politicsCorey Grace—a handsome and charismatic Republican senator from Ohio—is plunged by an act of terrorism into a fierce presidential primary battle with the favorite of the party establishment and a magnetic leader of the Christian right. A decorated Gulf War Air Force pilot known for speaking his mind, Grace’s reputation for voting his own conscience rather than the party line—together with his growing romance with Lexie Hart, an African-American movie star—has earned him a reputation as a maverick and an iconoclast. But Grace is still haunted by a tragic mistake buried deep in his past, and now his integrity will be put to the test in this most brutal of political contests, in which nothing in his past or present life is off-limits.Depicting contemporary power politics at its most ruthless, The Race takes on the most incendiary issues in American culture: racism, terrorism, religious fundamentalism, gay rights, and the rise of media monopolies with their own agenda and lust for power. As the pressure of the campaign intensifies, Grace encounters betrayal, excruciating moral choices, and secrets that can destroy lives. Ultimately, the race leads to a deadlocked party convention where Grace must resolve the conflict between his romance with Lexie and his presidential ambitions—and decide just who and what he is willing to sacrifice.

Hugifyn
I am a fan of Richard North Patterson and this book did not disappoint. It is amazing that a book written so many years ago captured what is going on in our political system and in the media today . While some of the components of the story are dated, the overall feel of what we are fed by the media and politicians rings true . It is not a particularly uplifting picture that Patterson has painted . But is worth examining and reflecting on.
Anaragelv
I listened to the unabridged audio version and mostly loved it. I say, 'mostly,' because there are a few sections where politicos are talking shop that get a bit tedious. However, I found it worth the listen or read because it has great characters, an engaging love story, a protagonist with real integrity and, most of all, it gave me a mind's picture of just how sleazy and uncompromising the American political process has become. Maybe you already know the political process is sleazy as I did. But, as with me, if you haven't seen or heard a word picture of just how much crap goes on behind the scenes you can't possibly have an idea why candidates say the things they do or take the positions they take. As I said, the protagonist is a man of real integrity, someone who won't back away from the things in which he truly believes. I liked that about him. I liked that he was willing to risk it all for the sake of someone he loved. But I have serious doubts that such a person would even become a top contender for the presidential nomination in the Democratic Party. And this particular protagonist with his particular convictions wouldn't have a snow ball's chance in hell of becoming a top contender for the Republican nomination. So it's a novel that tells the truth about the sleaze while, at the same time, proposing a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination that is purest fantasy. I wish it weren't so.
Brightfury
As an Australian and not understanding your politics very well I have accepted this as a great story. This book provides an insight into the process of electing a presidential canditate whilst still keeping the reader interested in the developing storyline

I am surprised at so many bad reviews on it. It's just a story and doesn't matter which political party you follow this book should be judged as a story not on the politics.

This is a page turner from start to finish.

The cutthroat world of Politics! You enter a policital race then you drag up dirty laundry on your opponents, destroying lives, marriages, and you don't care.

I loved Corey and Lexie, their relationship and their honesty with each other. Corey goes on vacation with Lexie and there are people sneaking around taking pictures of intimate moments for the newspapers I don't envy those people one bit.

Patterson keeps you wondering about the outcome of the story right up to the last couple of pages - I was surprised at the ending but hey I am not the author it's his choice.
I'm glad that I read this book.

If you don't enjoy politics and the government you won't like this book. I listened to this on audio and was enthralled!!!! This is not a story I will forget soon!!!!!!
MisterQweene
ok, this was not my go to book. I choose it based upon another reader's review list.

This book is about the gritty business of politics and it had totally depressed. This is a fictional book but I know it's based upon the facts of american politics which is why I was so disgusted.

The focal point of the story, whic is excellent, is a war hero running for president on the Republican ticket. The story line weaves a strong current of religion with an understated yet pivitol romance.

Side note: As a Believer, this books shows how "Christians" are being pimped.

The book was non-stop movement so you won't get bored but the lies, back-stabbing, deceit, etc. that takes place epitomizes why so many of us are scared for America. Very few politicians care; it's all propaganda to get selfish needs met while America falls into despair. But as long as "me and mine" are getting what we can get; who cares. Yet "these people" call themselves "real Americans".

It's a good read that will gaurantee to get you mad as heck!
Dranar
I have now read all of Patterson's book to date and am anxiously awaiting his new one out in July 2014.

The Race wonderfully crafted story,with characters you will enjoy getting to know and remember.

While I did not think it was one of the top three of his books, I still enjoyed it very much and I would recommend it to any adult reader; it is not meant for children.

I particularly enjoyed getting to know his main character, who was somewhat different than those of his other books. He was very real and I thought the character was beautifully created.
Άνουβις
It saddens me to read a book like this that clearly delineates how politics can become and probably are. It's so real that you'd wonder about which politicians with their wealthiest contributors and election managers played the parts. I've always believed we should rid ourselves of the electoral college in favor of the popular vote and this novel gels that opinion.
Drelalen
A political novel that mirrors reality. A good choice for a book group because it allows for discussion of issues through the 'proxy' characters of the novel.
A very good read- liked the interactions among the characters and inside look at politics.