The Power Trip

The Power Trip

Audiobook CD - 2013
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The Power Trip -Take it if you dare A luxurious yacht in the Sea of Cortez, a birthday cruise for one of the world's most beautiful women and an invitation no one can refuse.    The Power Trip- take if it you dare.From Hollywood icon and mega-seller Jackie Collins comes a thrilling new novel,  The Power Trip , set on a state of the art luxury yacht off the coast of Cabo San Lucas.  A tropical getaway with a cast of global power-hungry elites turns sour when they find out maybe they don't control as much of the world as they thought . . . In  The Power Trip  you will meet Aleksandr Kasianenko, a billionaire Russian oligarch, as he sets sail on  The Bianca . You'll meet his sexy supermodel girlfriend, whom  The Bianca  is named after, and five dynamic, powerful, and famous couples invited on the yacht's maiden voyage: Hammond Patterson, a driven Senator, and his lovely but unhappy wife, Sierra; Cliff Baxter, a charming, never-married movie star, and his ex-waitress girlfriend, Lori; Taye Sherwin, a famous black UK footballer and his interior designer wife, Ashley; Luca Perez, a male Latin singing sensation with his older decadent English boyfriend, Jeromy; and Flynn, a maverick journalist withhis Asian renegade female friend, Xuan. You will also meet Russian mobster, Sergei Zukov, a man with a grudge against Aleksandr. And Sergei's Mexican beauty queen girlfriend, Ina, whose brother, Cruz, is a master pirate with orders to hold  The Bianca  and its illustrious rota of guests for ransom. The Power Trip  explorers the decadent playgrounds of the super-rich . . . and leaves you hungry for more.
Publisher: [New York] : Macmillan Audio, [p2013].
ISBN: 9781427229267
Branch Call Number: Fic
Characteristics: 11 sound discs : digital ; 4 3/4 in.


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Jun 02, 2013

This was the first Jackie Collins novel I've read / listened to outside of the Lucky Santangelo stories. I must say she had some very sterotypical characters: the overly dramatic gay interior designer; the beautiful model who thinks the world revolves around her (and according to her wealthy, married boyfriend, it does); and the pervert politician who treats his wife poorly (but refuses to allow her the divorce she wants as she is the perfect "future First Lady") and sleeps with whomever he desires. The mixing of 6 couples on a luxury yacht, some with interesting connections (both current and in the past) makes for an interesting story--had to keep listening to see what happened next!! I was a bit excited initially that Jackie Collins was narrating until I learned there were multiple narrators on this story, which caused a little disconnect of the characters as the narrators portrayed some of the same characters which made it difficult to follow which character was being referred to. Definitely worth a listen . . . or read!! 8 out of 10 for me.


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