Long commutes need something to remove the boredom! Love history, mysteries/thrillers, scifi and bios, but read a little bit of everything.
By and large, most people enjoyed this book and I can see why - Scott Brick again offers a great performance and the characters/storyline are interesting. I think for me though, it took too many sidetracks and much too much time to develop to keep me interested. I would get caught up in what was going on and then Brad Meltzer would wander down a side street. Once and a while this was fine, but to me at least it seemed to happen way too often. Perhaps I could have made it through the whole listen, but I was not optimistic about the outcome and my staying interested.
Approximately fourteen hours long and read by Scott Brick. The Inner Circle is Book 1 in a series, and I purchased it because Book 3, The President’s Shadow, was just released. Thought I’d start with the beginning of the series, Culper Ring, and I’m not disappointed.
Early on, the story tells of a National Archives employee getting engulfed in a mystery of American history, the ‘circle’ of security surrounding the presidency, and the loyalty of friends. Who’s the bad guy? Who is loyal to the president? Is the president himself one of the good or bad guys? The story will keep you guessing and you'll get damned near the end of this thriller before you figure it out!
If you’re a fan of Brad Meltzer, you’ll like this book. I’ve been looking for a good series to enjoy ever since the death of Vince Flynn. I was/am a huge fan of the Mitch Rapp character and the Washington political scene. I’m looking forward to subsequent thrillers by Meltzer and a continuation of this series.
If I say any more about the brilliance of Scott Brick’s narration, it’ll just go to his head. :-)
A good book. Enjoy!
Beecher White, is the perfect character for this book. Young, intelligent and honorable. Very well planned. Excellently crafted, to turn you upside down and bring you back full circle. Loved every minute of it.
Story holds a lot of great historical facts and most are not well known. The plot is a little far fetched, but it is entertaining once you get into the details. A good thrill ride with loads of fun facts.
The Inner Circle is non-stop excitement. What a mind to create such a character and then keep it going thru the story. Highly recommended
I never read the print version, but due to Scott Brick's performance, I cannot possibly see how it would be better than this version.
The plot is so out of the blue, that it is impossible not to be kept on the edge of your seat. This is a strange thing, because the characters in the book are laid back, low toned and seemingly low keyed, but Scott Brick's performance based on Brad Meltzer's character developments are both masterful and will keep you guessing and wanting to continue to listen!
My favorite scene is the scene in which Beecher comes full circle and realizes that he is strong; and I am not going to give anything away, but his interaction with the President and realization that it is not a small distinction between the President and the Presidency!
I absolutely wanted to listen to this in one sitting, and then did so on the third and fourth listening. Which reminds me Audible friends, did you know that you can receive awards for listening to stories in one sitting, for listening to a story more than once and for more "achievements"? At least in the mobile/phone application it does this. Yay, I'm a winner!!! LOL
I would so highly recommend any fan of the thriller genre to pick this series as one to listen to. It's a fresh twist on an old genre and he is easily on par with Dan Brown!! If you're a fan of Dan Brown and his Robert Langdon, you should fall in love with Brad Meltzer and his character Beecher!