Supreme Courtship

  • by Christopher Buckley
  • Narrated by Anne Heche
  • 8 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

President of the United States Donald Vanderdamp is having a hell of a time getting his nominees appointed to the Supreme Court. After one nominee is rejected for insufficiently appreciating To Kill A Mockingbird, the president chooses someone so beloved by voters that the Senate won't have the guts to reject her - Judge Pepper Cartwright, the star of the nation's most popular reality show, Courtroom Six. Will Pepper, a straight-talking Texan, survive a confirmation battle in the Senate? Will becoming one of the most powerful women in the world ruin her love life? And even if she can make it to the Supreme Court, how will she get along with her eight highly skeptical colleagues, including a floundering Chief Justice who, after legalizing gay marriage, learns that his wife has left him for another woman?Soon, Pepper finds herself in the middle of a constitutional crisis, a presidential reelection campaign that the president is determined to lose, and oral arguments of a romantic nature. Supreme Courtship is another classic Christopher Buckley comedy about the Washington institutions most deserving of ridicule.

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Comic Relief

If you are sick and tired of the depressing news day in and day out, this book and Buckley's humor is for you. Every time a supreme court openning occurs, in real life, we go through the same game of Advise and Conscent. This book will give you some time to laugh during these hectic news times and the current, as well as past and future, climate in Washington and our "so called leaders" and the increadible distance we have come from the founding fathers concept of government and how it should function.

Listen to this when you are down and need lifting. I am embarking on listening to more books by Buckley (have just started "This is no way to treat a First Lady" - also very funny). He first came to attention, for me at least, on CBS's Sunday Morning show when he was interviewed. Somebody has to be humorous about our "clowns" in DC. Who else has the ability to express wit other than the son of William Buckley. Have Fun !!!!!
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- Jim

Easily the funniest book on Audible.

The truth is I have read this novel at least 3 times since it came out. When I saw Anne Heche narrated it I knew she was the perfect choice for the snarky Pepper Cartwright. It is impossible to exagerate the synergy of wtiting and narration she delivers.

There are so many wonderful characters in this book, beginnig with Pepper, a reluctant POTUS, a wise and gracious presidential advisor, a narcissistic Senator and a couple of unforgettable spouses. The banter is witty and smart. The politics are put in the proper perspective.

5 Stars accross the board mens I will listen to this often.
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- Charles Atkinson

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-03-2008
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio