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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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    bob saint george, ut, United States 08-19-15
    bob saint george, ut, United States 08-19-15 Member Since 2012
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    "It was a battle to get through"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Probably not. VERY long.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Eliminate 3 or 4 of the 40 plot changes


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    Could you see The Inner Circle being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

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    Any additional comments?

    I took the advice of a reviewer who said to start with the 1st book. I would be hard pressed to read 2 or 3.

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    rktucson 08-14-15
    rktucson 08-14-15
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    "My first Brad Meltzer book"

    I really enjoyed this book. Well written, interesting subject, suspenseful, great characters, and of course the narrator is one of my favorites! Neither the author or the narrator disappointed in this one.

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    Cammi 08-14-15
    Cammi 08-14-15

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    "Struggled to finish"

    The climax of the story just wouldn't end. I endured it in 5-minute increments and still am not sure what really happened. I can't tell if it was just really bad writing or overacting by the narrator.

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    Dana Jackson OXFORD, GEORGIA, US 08-13-15
    Dana Jackson OXFORD, GEORGIA, US 08-13-15 Member Since 2009
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    "Good but too long"

    I enjoy all types of mysteries and thrillers, and I think this one had a chance of being really great, but it ended up being too long and almost tedious to the point of being boring. But if you have a long drive or plenty of time to invest, you'll probably enjoy it.

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    Susan 08-05-15
    Susan 08-05-15 Member Since 2015

    I have been hooked on audio books since 1990!

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    "Good but not great."

    I liked this book, I really like Brad Meltzer and Scott Brick. I just found that it dragged a bit in the middle so I tended to skip ahead. I prefer a tighter story with less drama.

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    Amazon Customer 08-04-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Great Book"

    The story line was good and it kept you guessing loved listening to Scott Bricks voice made the story come alive!

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    Stephen Connor 08-01-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Gripping!"

    I'm new to Brad's books, but am a fan of his TV show. His writing did not disappoint and I'm about to dive into Book 2 of this series.

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    Gordon United States 07-31-15
    Gordon United States 07-31-15
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    "Highly recommended!"

    I'll be purchasing the next in the series. The story was great and I really liked the performance. You won't be sorry.

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    Sparky 07-27-15
    Sparky 07-27-15
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    "Enjoyable."

    As always, Scott Brick is awesome. The story kept my interest and I certainly don't regret listening to it. At times it seems a bit cheesy and there are points in the story where you want to strangle the characters for being stupid but I guess it's no different than most thrillers. The author peaked my interest with his TV show. I've been listening to a ton of fantasy lately and this was a nice change. I would recommend.

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    Sam 07-21-15
    Sam 07-21-15
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    "Slow but deliberate"

    Some plots are easy, others trying, this one melds characters I want to smack in the face with plot lines sometime mundane and easy to predict. However the performance, for which I attribute my profound visceral reaction to yell Beecher while hitting a wall, is spot on. Give this a listen if you are patient and like not knowing too much backstory, though the time jumps don't always make sense.average story for a rating of 3/5.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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