Fast moving with unexpected turns along the way! Hard to put away before you reach the end! Keeps you on the edge, then away you go!
In light of the world in which we now live, I found this audiobook very disturbing and not for politically correct reasons. I live in a similar culture as that of "the lion," so the attitudes, slurs, and events came too close to reality for me.
I agree with one of the reviewers who said the ending was weak and formulaic. After such a crescendo to the climax, the ending falls flat. Combine that with the extreme profanity and the above statements, I can't recommend this book to anyone.
I read Plum Island, I listened to Night Fall and I loved them both, I especially love the reading by Scott Brick, so with the great reviews Lions Game has been getting I was sure I would equally enjoy this book.....WRONG! It started out good but turned boring after about the first 2 hours of a way too long book. I so wanted to just discard this but I muttled through it thinking it would get better. DeMille went into too much unnecessary details with long drawn out dialogue and history into a libyan psychopath. I suppose an abridged version of this book may work, but the predictable plot would still be too boring for my tastes. Sorry Mr. DeMille but I'm removing your books from my wish list.
Even though I generally prefer unabridged audio books, this book was about twice as long as it needed to be; maybe the abridged version would have been better this time. And after all those hours of listening the (non-) ending was an extreme disappointment!
Scott Brick did an excellent job, as usual, although someone needs to let him know that Islip is pronounced Eye-slip not Is-slip and that the accent in Perth Amboy is on the AM not on the PERTH. To someone from the New York metro area, these repeated mispronunciations grate on the nerves.
The plot kept my attention and the narrator did a great job. The sense of humor of the main character got a little too much, but was effective. However, the ending was extremely disappointing. Even so, I recommend this book and will also search out other books by this author.
Enjoyable book, fun characters, but with a copyright of 2000, it's all pre 9/11, set in New York. I'm glad I got this one cheap as a Light Listener selection.
Nelson DeMille will be on the top of my list of authors for ever more. I found it very enjoyable to listen to and will want to read it some day too.