I was so dissapointed with the author's novel based on the Flight 93 crash that I almost didn't read this one - but I am glad I did. Totally sweet. The dialogue made me laugh out loud and shudder with coldness. Of course Scott Brick is the best reader, so it's an easy listen.
While the writing is reminscent of Tom Clancy the book fizzles out without an ending, which after 21 and a half hours, is QUITE a disappointment. The bady guy is TOO smart and the good guys are TOO dumb. Lots of senseless death and cold blooded murder with no closure anywhere, the same disappointing and annoying "end with a puff of smoke" found in Night Fall, don't buy that either.
I loved this book and all of the characters. It kept me interested from the beginning to the end, even though it is very long. This was my first DeMille book, and I will eventually get through them all. I just wish Plum Island was available on Audible.com.
Queen of UTEE
Scott Bricks fabulous narration and the dynamite story by Nelson DeMille kept me glued to my Ipod for this book.
The 20 plus hours flew by because I couldn't wait for the next chapter and the next...and the next...
I'm now hooked on this author and hope he'll continue to use Scott as the voice of John Corey.
John Corey has become one of my all time favorite characters. Scott Brick has BRILLIANTLY captured all the nuances of Corey. Perfectly written and narrated. I'm a retired cop and after reading Plum Island, Lion's Game and Night Fall, I can not wait until the next John Corey adventure...especially if it's read by Brick. DeMille's books are fast paced and written with style and humor. This is a must read for all DeMille fans.
As other reviewers stated, all but the ending had the making of an all time masterpiece. Unlike some other reviewers, I thought the writing style was superb. DeMille seems to have the knack to keep a listener captivated with either humorous anecdotes or intense suspense detail. The ride of a terrorist infiltrating the US countryside was chilling and somewhat believeable which helped to keep me in tune. Flashbacks into the past throughout the story help to piece together the storyline and I was left with a lasting impression of both the captive and captor. Again, without giving away the ending, it was just dissapointing to say the least. I guess 20 hours of heart thumping adventure outweighs the 1 hour of a dissapointing ending. With that said, I went on to read "Nightfall", a sequal to The Lions Game and had high hopes for it. From what I have heard, DeMille intends to continue the Lion's game saga in a future novel and I have the intention to listen to that one as well.
GREAT BOOK, BRICK IS A WONDERFUL READER. A BIT TOO LONG THOUGH. THE ENDING WAS A BIT DISAPPOINTING. BUT A GOOD READ.