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Publisher's Summary

In Northern California two successful CEOs are both indispensable to their growing companies' futures. Both are brilliant at the power game. But the difference between them is huge. One is a man, the other a woman. In this riveting novel, Danielle Steel explores what that means as she takes listeners into the rarefied world of those at the pinnacle of international business and reveals the irrevocable choices they make, what drives them, and how others perceive them.
Even though Harvard-educated Fiona Carson has proven herself under fire as CEO of National Technology Advancement, a multibillion-dollar high-tech company based in Palo Alto, California, she still has to meet the challenges of her world every day. Devoted single mother, world-class strategist, and tough negotiator, Fiona weighs every move she makes, and reserves any personal time for her children. Isolation and constant pressure are givens for her as a woman in a man's world.
Miles away in Marin County, Marshall Weston basks in the fruits of his achievements. At his side is his wife, Liz, the perfect corporate spouse, who has gladly sacrificed her own law career to raise their three children and support Marshall at every step. Smooth, shrewd, and irreproachable, Marshall is a model chief executive, and the power he wields only enhances his charisma and is his drug of choice. And to maintain his position, he harbors secrets that could destroy his life at any moment.
Like many women in her position, Fiona has sacrificed her personal life for her career, while Marshall dances dangerously close to the edge and flirts with scandal every day.
Danielle Steel's gripping, emotionally layered novel explores the seductive and damaging nature of power. Success and greed, trust and deception, love and loss - all come to a head in this compelling drama of family, careers, infidelity, and the sacrifices some people make to hold on to power…or to let it go.
©2014 Nora Roberts (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
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4 out of 5 stars
By Tabea on 03-28-14

The females'voices are ridiculous

Would you consider the audio edition of Power Play to be better than the print version?

no, not at all

Would you be willing to try another one of Dan John Miller’s performances?

no, never

Any additional comments?

It's such a pity that the narrator is changing his voice that ridiculously high for women.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By An Amazon Customer on 03-23-14

Predictably enjoyable...

There are those - including myself - who have issues with Ms. Steel's writing. It can be redundant and predictable. Why then, have I read nearly everything she's written? Characters and story. In POWER PLAY, Danielle Steel does what she does best: She's created characters that we care about and/or are curious about from page one. Then, she takes us on an adventure - this time in the corporate world. As I listened, I realized how accurate her hypotheses were about powerful men versus powerful women. And when I drove down the road listening, agog, at the male protagonist's actions, I had to admit they reflected the equally astonishing actions of real-life persons in power. And, yes, there's romance here as well - and it's lovely. POWER PLAY is well written and well-read. If you're a Danielle Steel fan, you will absolutely enjoy it.

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2 out of 5 stars
By Lucy on 02-08-15

It's a long time since I've read a Danielle Steel!

Would you try another book written by Danielle Steel or narrated by Dan John Miller?


If you’ve listened to books by Danielle Steel before, how does this one compare?

The last time I read a Danielle Steel I was in my 20's and thoroughly enjoyed it. Sadly, now in my 50s, life experience seems to have tarnished the shine and I found this predictable and rather dull! Perhaps these are for the under 30s!

If this book were a film would you go see it?


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2 out of 5 stars
By Mrs on 03-20-14

Predictable story

What would have made Power Play better?

A different narrator

What could Danielle Steel have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

A few more twists

How could the performance have been better?

Narrator needs to work on his female voices, they sounded like Michael Jackson

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?


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1 out of 5 stars
By Rebecca on 03-06-18

Terrible narration and vapid characters

The weird high pitched voice the narrator uses for the female characters is weird and makes them seem vapid and spineless.
I usually love my Danielle steel but this book was bad

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