The hero was a complete wimp from beginning to end.
At first I thought the author was trying to do a complete tongue in cheek satire of the current ultra violent Jack Reacher series, but the further I read (listened) I began to believe that this was a serious attempt at a novel. It just didn't work for me.
Save your credit this is completely unbelievable and utterly overwrought.
Scott Brick narration.
I normally don't write reviews but this was so dreadful, I felt compelled.
Very entertaining. Who would imagine that there is such deception and intrigue in the lives of archivists? Of course, this isn't just any archives, and since the federal government is involved (right up to its chin), it suddenly becomes utterly believable, since that's what the government does best. And here the present is buried in the past in ways that had me Googling to find out whether any of it could possibly true.
As for the narration, to be honest, I've never understood why Scott Brick is so popular. He's not bad, but he's reading me a book. No accents, no female voices. And he talks through his nose.
This is a story of self discovery, love, loss and manipulation cast in a taught, high stakes political environment. Clear performance by the narrator allowed me to project myself into the characters.
I have weirdly enough read several of Meltzers books. They all have insane goofy plots. The Inner Circle takes the cake though.
Meltzer must not have thought through his story before sitting down at the type writer. I have never NEVER encountered so much strange plot twists that defy belief in all my days. This might be one of the worst books ever... one other that comes to mind is one James Patterson wrote about angels on the run...
Scott Brick as always is awesome. I shudder to think of what the sequels will bring.
I would try another Meltzer. I already seek out books that Scott Brick narrates.
I liked the history/ archive part of the story. It had a good flow and I liked the characters. When summing things up towards the end it was a little confusing but, I just listened to that part again.
Yes, I have heard him do Douglas Preston and some others. He was very good with this story.
Yes, I could see it a movie. Not sure on the players.
I got it on sale, was worth the 4.95.