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The Fifth Assassin Audiobook

The Fifth Assassin

From John Wilkes Booth to Lee Harvey Oswald, there have been more than two dozen assassination attempts on the President of the United States. Four have been successful. But now, Beecher White - the hero of the number one New York Times best seller The Inner Circle - discovers a killer in Washington, D.C. who's meticulously re-creating the crimes of these four men. Historians have branded them as four lone wolves. But what if they were wrong?
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Publisher's Summary

Audie Award Finalist, Thriller/Suspense, 2014

From John Wilkes Booth to Lee Harvey Oswald, there have been more than two dozen assassination attempts on the President of the United States.

Four have been successful.

But now, Beecher White - the hero of the number one New York Times best seller The Inner Circle - discovers a killer in Washington, D.C. who's meticulously re-creating the crimes of these four men. Historians have branded them as four lone wolves. But what if they were wrong?

Beecher is about to discover the truth: that during the course of a hundred years, all four assassins were secretly working together. What was their purpose? For whom do they really work? And why are they planning to kill the current President?

Beecher's about to find out. And most terrifyingly, he's about to come face-to-face with the fifth assassin.

©2012 Brad Meltzer (P)2012 Hachette Audio

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    Sue Flower Mound, TX, United States 01-22-13
    Sue Flower Mound, TX, United States 01-22-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Not well written. Confusing."

    I could not follow this book. Not sure if it was the naration or the way it was written but it seemed very confusing so I gave up. Pity since I adore Scott Brick and have listened to many in this series.

    9 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    carolyn w langston 06-10-15
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    "Great mystery"

    This historic novel was great reading with just the right amount of history that was very entertaining .

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    Rick R. Santa Monica, CA, US 02-03-13
    Rick R. Santa Monica, CA, US 02-03-13 Member Since 2007
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    "Truly a new favorite!"
    If you could sum up The Fifth Assassin in three words, what would they be?

    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.


    What did you like best about this story?

    plot twists, deep basis for story lines, plenty of surprises


    Have you listened to any of Scott Brick’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Scott's a favorite - as many have said, he could read the phone book and it would be a must-listen


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I was pleasantly surprised and inspired to learn more all along the read


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Amma Louisa, Kentucky USA 01-23-13
    Amma Louisa, Kentucky USA 01-23-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Fascinating, Spellbinding"
    If you could sum up The Fifth Assassin in three words, what would they be?

    Historical bounty intriguing


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    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.


    Which character – as performed by Scott Brick – was your favorite?

    Beecher. He just grabs his passion and inner dialogue so well. I feel that I almost know him personally.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Cecil 01-21-13
    Cecil 01-21-13
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    "This is my first Brad Meltzer book I did not like"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I thought the book was for me but as it went on and on I realized that at the very end I should have kept this book on the bookshelf


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    I think my next book will be The Intercept by Dick Wolf


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    I think Scott Brick did all he could but the book for me lacked substance


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    amar newark, NJ, United States 01-21-13
    amar newark, NJ, United States 01-21-13
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    "not a great book"
    What disappointed you about The Fifth Assassin?

    The story did not grab the reader's attention as one would expect from a thriller.


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    L. Rubenstein Annandale, VA 02-09-16
    L. Rubenstein Annandale, VA 02-09-16 Member Since 2013
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    "An excellent book"

    a great thriller with more plot twists than a West Virginia mountain road. The second book in the series and very well researched.

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    rktucson 08-31-15
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    "Another great book by Meltzer"

    I enjoyed this book as much as the first in the series and look forward to the next! Always enjoy Scott Brick as the narrator.

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    Eileen McGowan Alexandria, VA 08-18-15
    Eileen McGowan Alexandria, VA 08-18-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Slow narration & a few audio glitches"
    What did you like best about The Fifth Assassin? What did you like least?

    I'm new to Brad Meltzer's writing style, which took some getting used to, but the stories in the Culper Ring series are interesting. The only thing I didn't love about the audio book was the narrator's style. The reading speed was really slow and a little quirky. There were also a couple places in the middle/end of the book where some of the words cut out on the audio. Luckily, I also bought the Kindle book and could read along with the audio to catch the words I missed.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Brad Meltzer is good at the slow reveal, keeping you interested until you find out who "dunnit". Sometimes the premise of the Culper Ring series feels a little too "cute" / contrived but I am enjoying the stories nonetheless.


    What three words best describe Scott Brick’s voice?

    Odd, slow, quirky


    Did The Fifth Assassin inspire you to do anything?

    Buy the next book in the series.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Heather Forest Hill, MD, United States 08-02-15
    Heather Forest Hill, MD, United States 08-02-15 Member Since 2005
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    "This was a nice sequeal"

    If you enjoyed the first book in the series you will definitely enjoy the continuation of this series, there were some twists and turns that took me and my husband by surprise ,
    I'm looking forward to listening to the last book in the series and hoping it will get better Scott brick as always was a fantastic narrator,

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