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The Inner Circle Audiobook

The Inner Circle

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Publisher's Summary

"There are stories no one knows. Hidden stories. I love those stories. And since I work in the National Archives, I find those stories for a living."

Beecher White, a young archivist, spends his days working with the most important documents of the U.S. government. He has always been the keeper of other people's stories, never a part of the story himself....

Until now.

When Clementine Kaye, Beecher's first childhood crush, shows up at the National Archives asking for his help tracking down her long-lost father, Beecher tries to impress her by showing her the secret vault where the president of the United States privately reviews classified documents. After they accidentally happen upon a priceless artifact - a 200-year-old dictionary that once belonged to George Washington, hidden underneath a desk chair - Beecher and Clementine find themselves suddenly entangled in a web of deception, conspiracy, and murder.

Soon a man is dead, and Beecher is on the run as he races to learn the truth behind this mysterious national treasure. His search will lead him to discover a coded and ingenious puzzle that conceals a disturbing secret from the founding of our nation. It is a secret, Beecher soon discovers, that some believe is worth killing for.

Gripping, fast-paced, and filled with the fascinating historical detail for which he is famous, The Inner Circle is a thrilling novel that once again proves Brad Meltzer as a brilliant author writing at the height of his craft.

©2011 Brad Meltzer (P)2011 Hachette Audio

What the Critics Say

"Meltzer has earned the right to belly up to the bar with John Grisham, Scott Turow, and David Baldacci." (People)

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    Wanda Middletown, NY United States 07-19-15
    Wanda Middletown, NY United States 07-19-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Enjoy Audio Books"

    Scott Brick is a wonderful narrator. The story was captivating. Looking forward to my next book.

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    Robert R. Richard 07-11-15 Member Since 2016
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    "A riveting political thriller"

    Brad Meltzer effectively pulls the reader into a roller-coaster. We swing up and down, around and about. Often echo not know winch was is up, nor where we are headed.

    Again Scott Brick is masterful.

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    Gina Martin 07-09-15
    Gina Martin 07-09-15
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    "A Fun Ride"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Recommended if you like history and intrigue. It's a fun story to hear, and it captures the imagination.


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

    Beecher is the requisite everyman forced to step up his game just to stay alive.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I enjoyed listening to it over several days.


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    Amy Harbour 07-07-15
    Amy Harbour 07-07-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Enjoyable read"

    I enjoyed this type of book: strong story, a little bit of conspiracy theorist at work, and mystery. This book had all three of those components and kept my attention from start to finish.

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    Ben 07-06-15
    Ben 07-06-15
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    "Great story line, great performance, too much boring details"

    Scott Brick is excellent as always. First read for me of Meltzer's works. Clearly a mastermind of bends and turns but a little too much boring and repetitious detail. Characters more then a little dry in personality, painfully slow plot. Still enjoyed the story very much.

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    David 07-01-15
    David 07-01-15 Member Since 2016

    Long commutes need something to remove the boredom! Love history, mysteries/thrillers, scifi and bios, but read a little bit of everything.

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    "Some books just aren't fpr everyone"

    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.

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    BookReader Chicago, IL, United States 06-25-15
    BookReader Chicago, IL, United States 06-25-15 Member Since 2001
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    "The Inner Circle"
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    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!

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    Jay 06-24-15
    Jay 06-24-15 Member Since 2013
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    "held my attention"

    great story line it held my interest and curiosity the entire time.i even gave up talk radio .

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    Diana 06-19-15
    Diana 06-19-15 Member Since 2015
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    "A good "read"."

    Lots of twists and turns. Kept me guessing to whole time. I recommend this one.

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    Joshua Barker 06-19-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Nail biter..."

    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.

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