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The Fifth Assassin Audiobook

The Fifth Assassin

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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 .

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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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


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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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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    Bob and Cindy Biltz 05-04-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Plot twisting mind bender, great read."

    Very compelling, twisting plot lines. Keeps you guessing. Just when you think you have it figured out another nuance makes you reconsider. Lots of flashbacks ala "Catch 22" but it flows well.

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    Susan McCuskey 02-27-17
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    Extremely too long & drawn out. Orator's voice became too irritating to listen to. Very
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    BeagleMom 08-31-16
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    Downloading Book 3 now. Great to have a great, fast moving book like this to pass my workday!

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    C. Spencer Reynolds Farmington, UT, United States 07-31-16
    C. Spencer Reynolds Farmington, UT, United States 07-31-16 Member Since 2012

    If there is ever a time I don't have at least 5 books in process on my iPhone or kindle app something must be wrong...

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    "Excellent next piece of the story!"

    I enjoyed it from start to end! Bought the final in the series before it ended I like it that much. The story was full of great history lessons from presidential assassinations and well played out. Meltzer is a fantastic author and Brick is one of the very best narrators in all of audiobook land in my opinion!

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