Synopses & Reviews
Adapted from Decoded, Meltzers hit show on the HISTORY network, History Decoded explores fascinating, unexplained questions. Is Fort Knox empty? Why was Hitler so intent on capturing the Roman ‘Spear of Destiny’? Whats the government hiding in Area 51? Where did the Confederacys $19 million in gold and silver go at the end of the Civil War? And did Lee Harvey Oswald really act alone? Meltzer sifts through the evidence; weighs competing theories; separates what we know to be true with whats still—and perhaps forever—unproved or unprovable; and in the end, decodes the mystery, arriving at the most likely solution. Along the way we meet Freemasons, Rosicrucians, Nazi propagandists, and the real DB Cooper.
"Adapted from his TV show of the same name, on the History channel, this book from Meltzer counts down the world's top 10 most intriguing and controversial conspiracies. The list includes everything from the secrets of Area 51 to the contents of Fort Knox, and everyone from Adolf Hitler to Lee Harvey Oswald. Given Meltzer's television work, it's no surprise that he proves to be a skillful and entertaining narrator for this audio edition. In offering up his theories, Meltzer's pacing and delivery are often reminiscent of a seasoned salesman's pitch. Even skeptical listeners will find themselves becoming conspiracy theorists after listening to this engaging audiobook. A Workman hardcover." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
“Sure to keep readers enthralled and conspiracy theorists encouraged to continue to dig for the truth.”
—Publishers Weekly Publishers Weekly
“Bricks finely honed delivery keeps the complex stories straight. His trustworthy voice, like that of a newscaster, adds to the enjoyment of the program.”
—AudioFile Publishers Weekly
“A lively and cleverly packaged exploration.”
—Bookpage Library Journal
"Narrator Brick is, as usual, a skillful and entertaining reader. . . . Even skeptical listeners will find themselves becoming conspiracy theorists after listening to this engaging audiobook."
“Audiobook listeners will recognize the voice of award-winning narrator Scott Brick. His work is some of the strongest in the business, and this performance is no exception. A worthy, light alternative to traditional history.”
Brad Meltzer, a born storyteller, counts down the worlds most intriguing unsolved mysteries.
About the Author
Actor, screenwriter and audiobook narrator, SCOTT BRICK definitely gives new meaning to a hyphenate career with credits in film, television, stage and radio. He studied both acting and writing at UCLA, spent ten years with a traveling Shakespearean company, and then went on to become a freelance writer. In 2000, Brick ventured into narrating audiobooks and quickly found himself embraced by the audio world. He’s won numerous Earphones Awards for his narrating skills, as well as Audie Awards. AudioFile Magazine named Brick “one of the fastest-rising stars in the audiobook galaxy,” and proclaimed him a Golden Voice.
Brad Meltzer is the host of Brad Meltzer’s Decoded on the HISTORY network. He is also the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Inner Circle, The Book of Fate, and eight other bestselling novels including his newest, The Fifth Assassin. He is the author of the nonfiction bestsellers Heroes for My Son and Heroes for My Daughter as well. He and his wife live in Florida.