Hope Never Dies

Hope Never Dies

Large Print - 2018 | Large print edition.
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New York Times Bestselling AuthorAn Obama Biden MysteryVice President Joe Biden and President Barack Obama reunite for a political mashup full of suspense, intrigue, and laugh-out-loud bromance.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2018.
Edition: Large print edition.
ISBN: 9781432858414
Branch Call Number: Large Print FIC Shaff
Characteristics: 385 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.

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VaughanPLSarahN Feb 01, 2019

The cover alone makes the book worth picking up. Inside, you will find a Joe Biden who is both sympathetic and replete with human foibles, and is enjoyable enough to read about. However, the book struggles to balance the lighthearted with the serious and is less than graceful about its dark turns... Read More »


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lendmeyourears2017
Jun 02, 2019

“…a cigarette boat cutting through the surf like a buttered bullet.”

“…when you get her (Joe’s car) on the road, she flies like Christ on a bike!”

“…sweating like a sinner in church.”

“…the weather outside is as nasty as the devil’s armpit.”

Each one a curiously amusing turn of phrase but you know just what the speaker means and isn’t that the point? It is also one of the many reasons you can’t stop listening – humorous ear worms throughout. This book is a fictional buddy detective novel in the noir style complete with bro code references. It is told from the view point of Joe Biden’s fictional character as they (Joe, Barack) investigate the suicide or is it murder of an old friend?

The reader, Joe Barrett, has great pacing and lilt to keep this story on track. His vocal skills take us from funny… to serious…to a peek into the relationship between to old friends who have been through a lot together.

Throughout this book, I was chuckling to myself. The humorous quips came in a barrage, one right after the other. I had never really thought about how awkward it could be as an easily recognized former political figure trying to maneuver incognito through everyday situations. The repartee between the main characters feels realistic. When Joe and Barack go back and forth over whose car to take on surveillance, it’s priceless. They debate the merits of using either of their cars as only two old friends could. This story is a great travel companion making the miles fly by.

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WoodneathLaura
Mar 30, 2019

A ridiculous and fun romp.

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WoodneathKristie
Mar 21, 2019

Almost as much fun as the cover art. Come for the mystery, stay for the bromance. A fun read regardless of your political inclinations, this book never takes itself (or it's famous characters) too seriously. The world needs more famous politician buddy-sleuth books.

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kmobuckeye
Feb 05, 2019

Cute and silly. Makes me happy because the bros are back together!

VaughanPLSarahN Feb 01, 2019

The cover alone makes the book worth picking up. Inside, you will find a Joe Biden who is both sympathetic and replete with human foibles, and is enjoyable enough to read about. However, the book struggles to balance the lighthearted with the serious and is less than graceful about its dark turns. It manages to be both sillier and grimmer than expected

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sandraperkins
Jan 15, 2019

This book is not great literature, but if you are a fan of Barack Obama and/or Joe Biden, this book will make you smile—even laugh out loud! The story is told from the perspective of Joe Biden, who rode the Amtrak train from Delaware into DC for many years while serving in the US Senate. He finds out that his favorite Amtrak conductor has been hit by a train while lying on the tracks. At the time of his death, the conductor was in possession of a map showing Joe Biden’s home. Barack Obama drops in to Biden’s home to tell him what happened. Biden feels compelled to investigate, and he ropes in Obama to help.

I do not know Joe Biden personally (of course), but this book portrays him as a good and decent man who tries to do the right thing, even if he is impulsive at times.

This book is light and a fast read, but it is enjoyable, and it is fun to see the interaction between Biden and Obama. Yes, it is kind of silly, but I enjoyed it. It made me feel good!

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gagnonjk
Oct 24, 2018

I really wanted to love this book, but the memes come to life wore on me after awhile. A fun and quick read but isn't anything spectacular.

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megaculpa
Oct 20, 2018

Best thing about the book is the cover. The satire quickly wears thin and the story is even less substantial. And by half way through, it's simply ridiculous. Don't waste your time.

JessicaGma Oct 18, 2018

It's the ultimate bromance of our times that has to then solve a mystery - it is the best antidote to this, the darkest timeline. Anyone who misses the Obama/Biden days of yore will enjoy this book. It's extremely entertaining.

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MB85CAL
Oct 17, 2018

A fun and enjoyable read. Written in the first person in the voice of Joe Biden, the author captures not just voice of the former Vice President but his personality as well. You almost think it was Biden himself telling this story. And the 44th President of the United States acquits himself well as sleuth and sidekick to Joe Biden. Ready for another caper featuring this daring duo! Highly recommend.

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