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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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    Theresa 09-13-17
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    "Conspiracy Thriller"

    Never knew who the good guy really was. Good secret society book. Liked it well enough to promptly read the next in the series. Two is enough though.

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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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    "Review"

    Extremely too long & drawn out. Orator's voice became too irritating to listen to. Very
    Disappointed.

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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
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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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    Eric Pruneda 05-25-16 Member Since 2015
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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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    Deborah C. May 03-06-16 Member Since 2015
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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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    L. Rubenstein 02-09-16
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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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    BookReader Chicago, IL, United States 08-20-15
    BookReader Chicago, IL, United States 08-20-15 Member Since 2001
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    "The Culper Series"
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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! The remaining books in the series continue with the adventures of the National Archives employee.

    If you’re a fan of Brad Meltzer, you’ll like these books. 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.

    The Fifth Assassin, also fourteen hours of listening, and also read by Scott Brick. As of this review, the last in the series is The President’s Shadow, a little shorter at just over eleven hours.

    If I say any more about the brilliance of Scott Brick’s narration, it’ll just go to his head. :-)

    Good books, you’ll enjoy!

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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.


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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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