• The Fifth Assassin

  • By: Brad Meltzer
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 14 hrs and 3 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (131 ratings)

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The Fifth Assassin

By: Brad Meltzer
Narrated by: Scott Brick
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Publisher's Summary

The Fifth Assassin: Booktrack Edition adds an immersive musical soundtrack to your audiobook listening experience! *

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, DC, 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.

*Booktrack is an immersive format that pairs traditional audiobook narration to complementary music. The tempo and rhythm of the score are in perfect harmony with the action and characters throughout the audiobook. Gently playing in the background, the music never overpowers or distracts from the narration, so listeners can enjoy every minute. When you purchase this Booktrack edition, you receive the exact narration as the traditional audiobook available, with the addition of music throughout.

©2013 Brad Meltzer (P)2019 Grand Central Publishing

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Again

The story continues to hold me. The plot twists still amaze me. I am going to read the third!!!! hooked!!!!!

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A few twists couldn't save this one for me

If you enjoyed the first book, you'll like this one. I kept with it because I wanted to see what happened next, even though the first dragged and the only real payoff was at the end. This book follows the same formula as the first, and while there are some interesting moments, there were too many mundane details and coincidences for me personally. Again, if you liked the first one, you should like this one as well. However, if the first book didn't do it for you, don't expect it to change much.

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Intellectual thriller!

The was a great book. A little better than book 1 of the series. The voice performance is fantastic.

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Story that keeps you on the edge of your seat and guessing

What an incredible story! I grabbed this audio series on a whim and it has done a wonderful job keeping me engaged and on the edge of my seat with every sentence.

So many stories you can easily figure out who will be the “good guys” and who will be the “bad guys” but even to the end of the novel this author kept proving me wrong! I love an author that keeps me guessing all the way through and by the end I’m wondering where the heck that came from and what’s the next novel in the series!

So much of my time I follow romance books and to be honest even this week as one of my favorite authors put out a new story she managed to distract me from this series for a day or two but when I finished her latest glorious novel I returned right to Brad Meltzer’s world.

I have to wonder how long this foray away from my romances will pull at me but if you’re a betting person? I’d bet on it being at least through the rest of this series! I loved the addition of the suspenseful music that went right with the story. I look forward to seeing where the President’s Shadow takes me next!

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