MADAME PRESIDENT by Nicolle Wallace

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Narrated by Tavia Gilbert


I read Nicolle’s first two books in this series years ago, and enjoyed them. So when I heard about this new one, I tried the audiobook. The reader was good, but didn’t really add much to the story.

The premise is that there is a female Republican president in her second term, with a newish vice president, another woman who is a Democrat. Did I mention this is fiction? It goes from the ridiculous to fairytale; one of the White House staff had a two year affair with the President’s husband. They broke up, the President knew about it and promoted the mistress to Press Secretary. Spoiler alert: The White House Chief of Staff, probably the second most powerful person in Washington after the President (yes, I watched The West Wing) is leaking information to the press. Does he get fired? Of course not. He is just trusted not to do it anymore. Call me a cynic but I just couldn’t get past any of this stuff. Especially the press secretary. Would Hilary make Monica Lewinsky her press secretary? Not on a bet. ‘Nuff said.

The story is centered around a 9/11 style attack on five cities concurrently.  Lots of deaths, lots of sadness, but that’s just the beginning and ending of the book. The middle was just ridiculous.

I like Nicolle on The View. I think she is a smart Republican, and that is not something that often comes out of my mouth. I don’t agree with her politics, or many of her opinions, but I respect her. I am at the point in my life where if I don’t like a book for any reason, I generally put it down and move on. But I kept on going, hoping it would get better, hoping for some kind of reasonable explanation for the unexplainable, but never got it. I stayed with it until the bitter end, and I’m sorry I did.

7/15 Stacy Alesi, AKA the BookBitch

MADAME PRESIDENT by Nicolle Wallace. Atria/Emily Bestler Books (April 28, 2015).  ISBN 978-1476756899. 352 p.

Audio Book: Listening Length: 9 hours and 18 minutes


One Response to MADAME PRESIDENT by Nicolle Wallace

  1. libbycole007 says:

    This story sounds bizarre, and totally unbelievable! I know that it’s fiction, but you should still be able to believe it’s possible.

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