Super long listen, but I can honestly say it didn't seem that long. The narrator is one of the best. I will look for other books he has read. This book had me laughing and laughing hard. It's tough to believe that a book about a terrorist can include comedy.
On the serious side, the way Asad (the main character) gets around while in the U.S., if it is factual and can be accomplished, is scary.
This book gets the listener into the mind set of a terrorist and a cop trying to stop him. It offers an insight of how the middle eastern countries think. A great listen.
Scott Brick's narration really drives this audiobook home. His NYC accent and the way he does John Corey's smart-alec thoughts and one liners has gotta be Audie Award material. The reason I only gave this book four stars instead of five is because of the ending. Not a terrible ending, just sort of a non-happener. A ho-hum ending after an incredible novel. It left me kind of disappointed.
It was nice to get to know the characters better as I listened to Night Fall before this one, which is out of the order of publication. I highly recommend Night Fall in addition to this download.
I was a little afraid of the length of this book, but there was not a single minute that I wished it was over. This book kept moving well and never got boring. As another reviewer had said, some of the material is a little dated, there were some references to the WTC which was still standing at the time of this story. All of the characters were believable with none being the Super Character who knows all and always does the right thing. Living in the NY area and knowing NY cops, I can relate to the main character. Awesome book.
Fluid mixture of comedy with intense secret agent / international / spy type story line that takes place in USA. Love it-- see my review of Night Fall.
A Lion's Game kept me walking for 5 kilometers every day and I loved it! Scott Brick is the very best narrator I have encountered for such a part - he is totally believable. I am looking for more audible by Nelson DeMille - and hopefully starring Mr Brick! Thank you Audible!
You'll have a hard time turing this one off. Very enjoyable, good story, great mix of humor and seriousness. Bad guy is slippery as an eel and seems to be always just beyond reach, a twisted ending. Listening to this one will be worth your time, you'll be glad you did.
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!