The Means

  • by Douglas Brunt
  • Narrated by Cassandra Campbell, George Newbern, Bob Walter
  • 8 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Part Primary Colors, part House of Cards, The Means takes you deep into high-stakes politics where everyone has something to hide.
Tom Pauley is a conservative trial attorney in Durham, NC, who is tapped by GOP leaders to campaign for the Governor's mansion. His bold style makes him a favorite for a run at the White House.
Mitchell Mason is the president-elect of the United States, pushed into politics by a father determined to create a political dynasty. Mason manages the White House with a personal touch that makes both friends and enemies.
Samantha Davis is a child actor-turned-lawyer-turned-journalist, working her way up from the bottom in a competitive industry. She is determined and brilliant, and her dogged pursuit of a decade-old story could trigger a scandal that would upend the political landscape.

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What the Critics Say

"New York Times best-selling author Douglas Brunt's 'savage' prose creates an incisive portrait of ambition, power, and what it takes to win in the ruthless world of politics today." (Publishers Weekly)

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Loved the ending

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Means?

The last sentence surprised me as I never saw it coming.


Any additional comments?

In this book time sometimes jumped ahead which to me left small gaps. Overall the story was well constructed. I think it only fair to mention that I am a fan of Megan Kelly and bought the book because of her interview with her husband. It was a good choice.

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- Harry Boyle

Thought I was listening to abridged version

I thought this was a pretty good story but would have preferred that one narrator be used. The writing was somewhat disjointed and the use of multi narrators didn't help. Also I did not like the author's technique of jumping ahead of important milestones in the story and reflecting back on them. I gave the book three stars because it revealed some behind-the-scenes looks into politics and journalism. I'm also a fan of Megan Kelly and heard she did some first edits. A solid three stars.
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- Ed

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-16-2014
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio