The Inner Circle : Culper Ring

  • by Brad Meltzer
  • Narrated by Scott Brick
  • Series: Culper Ring
  • 14 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

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.


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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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

WOW Get this book. Great plus Scott Brick

I have been an Audible customer since 2006. I have never been motivitated to leave even stars for a book. After over 400+ books I am moved to write a review for this book. This book is a real thriller in every way. You never know who the are the good guys or the bad guys. It never had slow periods. I was amazed how it managed to keep my attention througout the entire book. Scott was wonderful as always. The short chapters helped keep place on my player. I have purchased some Melzer before. I will be going back to check for more after this. Thanks Brad.
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- James


If you could sum up The Inner Circle in three words, what would they be?

DrivenThoughtful Interesting

Which character – as performed by Scott Brick – was your favorite?

All I buy books based on the reader first and the author second, I know that is strange but I have falling in love with a few more books this way and found authors like Meltzer this way.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Not really moved me but one that stood out was when the Archivist was looking out his window that was interesting kind of an Ahhh moment. Sorry no spoilers….

Any additional comments?

Enjoyed this book and will look forward to reading the next installment. Funny I normally pick books based on the reader first and then the story. Scott Brick is one of the best I have heard and really look forward to his reading. Meltzer really loves history and looks at it sideways which is really interesting. It is actually really cool to learn something from a fiction book.

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- Joseph

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-11-2011
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio