I am a retired CPA and have always liked to relax with a good book of intrigue and mystery. Listening via Audible has made "reading" fun.
I should have known better after having read the first book but I guess I didn't connect it with the current Fifth Assassin.
Let's say I will never read a Brad Meltzer book in the future.
Absolutely. He is probably why I chose to read this one. Most of the books I have listened to are by Scott Brick.
I would appreciate a credit for this book.
What a ride - a terrific continuation of Meltzer's previous release. It was great getting back in touch immediately with the characters. As one who is also interested in presidential history, I found the integrated realism of events that surrounded key presidents, Lincoln most prominently, but others as well, very intriguing. It inspired many search and Wiki inquiries to determine any reality in Brad's basis for some of the plot twists. Truly couldn't put it down - made my commute longer by design. Highly recommended.
plot twists, deep basis for story lines, plenty of surprises
Scott's a favorite - as many have said, he could read the phone book and it would be a must-listen
I was pleasantly surprised and inspired to learn more all along the read
Maybe I've just listened to too much Scott Brick but this book was, at best, OK. Brick seems to make every singe sentence and I mean every single word of every single sentence dramatic. The book and the story is dramatic - in places, but not every single word in every single sentence.
The story had some good twists an a few action scenes but all in all it was ----OK
I eagerly await each of Brad Meltzer's books, which seem to have gotten sidetracked by his "hero" books for his son and daughter, and his TV series. I missed his Washington DC thriller roots. With his previous book, I finally felt he had returned. There was the DC intrigue, only in the hands of a young male archivist and his wizened mentor.
When I first began listening to this (Scott Brick was excellent, as usual), I worried I had ordered the past book instead, as it all sounded so familiar with the same places and characters. It was, I discovered, an extension of the previous plot line; but with the soap opera gimmick where someone killed had really escaped death and was alive and well in this novel.
Although new conspiracy theories were unearthed and well-written, i felt it could have been better. He really needs to go back to his earlier government thriller days, and dig in, with new characters and a new plot.
Still good, still worthwhile. Just not as good as I expected. Too much on his plate?
I am rarely seen without my headphones on and my iPod clipped on my waist. I love my books.
I love the premise of this book. I enjoyed the first one in this series. From the ending, I know that there is to be another book in this series. I was bored with this installment. I doubt that I will by the next in this series.I love Scott Brick as a narrator. He always does an excellent job.
I really enjoyed this book. As a sequel to "The Inner Circle," this book builds on the characters of Beecher, Niko, and Clementine. Yet the author weaves in a new character who drives this book. I enjoyed the story line and the way the author really fleshes out each character. Brings home too many memories of growing up as a teenage boy though - LOL!
The writing is excellent and I didn't want to stop listening.
And I enjoyed the ending. Sets the stage for the next book in this new series and makes the reader wonder, once again, about the new character - Marshall. Whose side is he really on? Finding out in the next book will make for an enjoyable read.
Historical bounty intriguing
I could NOT STOP LISTENING. I stayed up til the wee hours of the morning as I had to have this resolved then zap....it leaves you during a high point in the story. The rest of the story please? How long until the next book comes out.? I cannot wait to see how this story ends.
Beecher. He just grabs his passion and inner dialogue so well. I feel that I almost know him personally.
I LOVE the little known historical facts such as President Lincoln sneeking into St Johns Church to pray and attend services and leaving before service ended. I also did not know that Lincoln was a member at Foundry Methodist church nor did I know of Foundry's history. Love their sharing of little known facts about George Washington and the playing cards. Facinating.
I was shocked at the books ending..."WHAT?" You cannot end it here.....how long do I have to wait for the rest of the story? Oh dear! I want to know the rest of the story! I also plan on visitng the sites in the book the next time I visit DC. St Johns Church and Cafe Milano here I come. I've visited the other places. I cannot wait for the next book to come out. I LOVE this series.
The story did not grab the reader's attention as one would expect from a thriller.
Actually, the entire thing. They plot twists, and revisiting long time Meltzer characters, was compelling.
Occasionally Scott B is overwrought. Additionally, Beecher can get annoying in his niaviety. Nico continues to be one of the more interesting. complex characters in this genre.
Yes, many of them. Not his best work, but certainly done with passion and quality.
They really ARE connected!
Enjoy this book!