The Escape Artist

Written by:
Brad Meltzer
Narrated by:
Scott Brick

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
March 2018
12 hours 45 minutes
Nola Brown, the U.S. Army's artist-in-residence--a painter and trained soldier--sees something nobody was supposed to see and earns a dangerous enemy in this novel as powerful as 'a launched torpedo slashing through 400 pages of deep water before reaching of the best thrill rides ever' (David Baldacci).

Who is Nola Brown?

Nola is a mystery

Nola is trouble.

And Nola is supposed to be dead.

Her body was found on a plane that mysteriously fell from the sky as it left a secret military base in the Alaskan wilderness. Her commanding officer verifies she's dead. The US government confirms it. But Jim 'Zig' Zigarowski has just found out the truth: Nola is still alive. And on the run.

Zig works at Dover Air Force Base, helping put to rest the bodies of those who die on top-secret missions. Nola was a childhood friend of Zig's daughter and someone who once saved his daughter's life. So when Zig realizes Nola is still alive, he's determined to find her. Yet as Zig digs into Nola's past, he learns that trouble follows Nola everywhere she goes.

Together, Nola and Zig will either reveal a sleight of hand being played at the highest levels of power or die trying to uncover the US Army's most mysterious secret--a centuries-old conspiracy that traces back through history to the greatest escape artist of all: Harry Houdini.

'Meltzer is a master and this is his best. Not since The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo have you seen a character like this. Get ready to meet Nola. If you've never tried Meltzer, this is the one.' -- Harlan Coben
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Daniel W.

I loved every part of the book the characters were very detail-oriented it kept me listening. I greatly enjoyed every Twist and Turn Brad Meltzer took me on.

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Corey M.

To slow Thanks

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Terry C

Interesting, but not compelling.

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Jesse H.

I agree others book to slow I did not enjoy at all sending it back

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Lolita H.

I thoroughly enjoyed The Escape Artist. The author's use of a double narrative was well done and remained interesting as the plot unfolded, right until the end. The characters were relatable and the narrators did a wonderful job in bring them and this book to life.

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Amber T.

I really got pulled into this novel until the very end and the readers were very good as well.

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Shiri G.

This book was fascinating and riveting! I hated it every time I had to stop listening! I always wanted to hear more!

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Andy D

The characters so flawed you don’t even like them. The premise, ok so what the army does in fact payoff for there mistakes; however, it’s operated through the DOD. The book even with very good narrators lacked oxygen. And, only toward the ending did it pick up speed. Only to be slowed down by its main character the knife carrying, pacifist mortician, who happenstance has more interest in a case then his FBI friend. Unbelievabley stupid. Every character was superficial and you lacked compassion for..

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Marian k

Meh. Too much emphasis on morticians art. Very macabre. At one point I just wanted to abandon the book I’m not impressed at all as I’m not into mortuaries

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Laurie A

Entertaining. The subject matter peaked my interest. Magic and the military. I bought a copy for my favorite priest too! Father Charlie in Laughlin, NV.

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