This was a totally enjoyable listen. I often found myself sitting in the parking lot at work listening, unable to team myself away to go into the office.
The characters were developed very well, and the plot held me until the end.
It was an OK book. After a while, all these books seem to sound the same. Corey is a wise ass and annoying after about 3 hours.
I really got tired of the smart mouthed John Corey in this novel, the character was way over done in Wild Fire. In previous novels John Corey was at lease believable as a maverick detective but I'm surprised that anyone who ever worked with Corey, including his wife would ever trust him with anything. Too long.
After Lion's Game and Night Fall, I really anticipated another great thriller. While it has a timely and topical setting, the first 13 hours of the book was incredibly boring. It was bearable only because of Scott Brick's terrific narration. The final hour was predictable with a cheap trick ending. This book definitely should have been abridged!
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Night Fall was so great I think I had high expectations, I can't help but to feel a little disappointed. The story, although built on an interesting idea, just doesn't have the tensity and spark.
If your going to get the book go abridged, and I usually never say that, but this time, go abridged.
I enjoyed being able to read another Nelson DeMille title, but I really grew tired of John Corey, and his constant jokes. Here the country is in grave danger, and he is a joke a minute. Thank goodness for the fast forward feature on my iPod!
I also thought the ending was weak. I think there was much more to be written about the actions of their superiors. Maybe that is for the next book??
Let me say I love DeMille's books, my favorite is Plum Island. In this book, the premise and plot are great. The problem is that Corey fell into snipping at everyone and almost always at Kate, well it just got annoying. I listened to the end but wanted to strangle Corey sometimes. Scott Brick's narration saves the book.
John Corey and FBI wife Kate are back, sarcastic as ever. Scott Brick turns in another great narration - Scott Brick IS John Corey. Not as exciting as Lion's Game...closer to Night Fall. The antagonist is James Bond megalomaniacal and the story will push at your suspension of disbelief a tad(compared to Lion's Game or Night Fall anyway)but a good DeMille read. Entertaining and it's John Corey.
Having listened to a couple real disappointments recently, The Ruins and Echo Park, my faith in the action/thriller genre has been restored. Demille's writing style is crisp and tight, even if a little sparse in description, and utlimately engaging. The humor of the main character, John Corey, with his spot on timing and irreverent style matches my own acerbic wit, so I personally found him hilarious at times. And, like anyone trying to quip in every situation, he realistically doesn’t always hit the mark, which to me just enriches the suspension of disbelief.
All in all, a compelling story line, a little cartoonish in the action sequences but a good ride. Enjoy.
Wow--an unbelievable letdown. So bad, in fact, that it prompted me to write my first review--and I have logged many dozens of audiobooks.
There is no depth to the plot--what you suspect from the very beginning is, well, what you get--albeit a watered-down version what the reader has conjured up in his/her mind. And the Corey character is just ridiculous. What he lacks in wit and intuition, he makes up in obnoxious, high-school like antics. I could live with all this if at least he displayed some Ahnuld-like arse-whooping -- but to no avail. Spend your credits elsewhere...