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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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Suspense!

Downloading Book 3 now. Great to have a great, fast moving book like this to pass my workday!

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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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Great book... Again

I really enjoy these books. Usually, I go through them in a matter of days only because I force myself to stop listening so that I don't have to wait long for my next set of credits... Lol. Great book. Loved it

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Wonderful!

This next installment lived up to expectations. Couldn't stop listening. I do so love the level of detail & obvious desire to educate the reader/listener. Thank you, Mr. Meltzer.

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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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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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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.

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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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Masterful narration

Scott Brick is a masterful narrator. He brings every story alive. Meltzer again tells a contemporary saga against the backdrop of history. Beautifully done.

As a pastor myself, I commend Brad for presenting clergy as we are: humans, nothing more, nothing less. "But for the grace of God go I."

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Great mystery

Better than book 1 in its suspense and historical backdrop. You will want to go dug out your old deck of cards,so think where did you put them.