Let me say that DeMille to this point has been my favorite Audible author. Lion’s game, Night Fall and Up Country, in my opinion are the best that Audible has to offer. Scott Brick is, hands down, the best narrator around and when these two have combine in the past the entertainment is off the chart. This being said it seems that DeMille wrote this with the intention of selling it to the Hollywood left. The main villain is a rich, conservative, ex-military oilman bent on evil doings. And it just so happens that all of his evil and powerful friends belong to the current presidential administration. This has all the ingredients of a Susan Sarandon – Barbara Streisand production. For me this one was just too far of a leap. This is a story line that even the kookiest conspiracy nut would strain to invent. If you are a DeMille fan then go ahead and get it but if your new to his work the previous titles are much better.
This was a book I just couldn't put down, not too surprising considering the author was Nelson DeMille and the narrator was Scott Brick, a great combination! The plot centers on an isolated men's only club called the "Custer Hill Club". A retired FBI detective and his wife try to figure out what happened to another agent who had been doing surveillaince on the Custer Hill Club. They uncover the existence of a couple of "suitcase nukes" and eventually piece together an awful plot which they work very hard to stop. Do they or don't they? You'll have to listen to the book to its conclusion to find out. A great on-the-edge-of-your-seat listen that may keep you awake at night past your normal bedtime.
This is a long and boring book. I usually love the Scott Brick books and most of DeMille's, but this is a low point for both. The plot is a far fetched and DeMille takes way too long to say very little. You can skip every 5 minutes and not lose the story. Also, his portrayal of Corey's wife, who is his boss or at least an intellectual equal, is appalling. She is more a sycophant than an independent force in the book... never able to stand up to her macho husband, who needs to save the day all by himself.
Predictable. John Corey's wisecracks get old.
OK, but there are better.
Differentiates characters well.
It was OK. We use it to pass the time while driving.
I really enjoyed Scott Bricks portrayal of the charactors. Readers will not have the benefit of his expertise.
John Coreys humor is without measure and very dry.
I really enjoyed the time they spent at the Point and all of the descriptions of their time that was spent there. Along with John Coreys supposed fear of bears.
This is a must listen and a very fun time.
I looked forward to this story especially Scott Brick who does a wonderful job of narriation. It was just to much like the others in this series. I believe the time has come for me to spend my credits listening to other adventures.
Retired former magazine editor who is working harder than ever as Mr. Dad to his 13-year-old daughter.
I almost took away a star for an unnecessary and implausible twist at the end of this book. But, feeling charitable, I let it go. John Corey is at his sarcastic best in this novel and the humor, more than anything, kept me wired to my iPod for long periods at a time. Scott Brick's expertise is responsible for at least one star in this book and DeMille even talks about fans telling him they like Brick's narration (in an interview at book's end). This was a thoroughly enjoyable listen.
I really like the Nelson DeMille/Scott Brick combination. I like this book though Up Country is still my favourite
This one didn't dissappoint, except that John Corey is getting too full of himself to be believable. He takes the "man's man" theme to the extreme.
Evelyn J Sickler
Just finished this and was sorry it was over. The premise a little stretch of the imagination, but DeMille had me believing it could happen, his books have a way of drawing you into the plot. John Corey was at his best, I find myself laughing out loud at his incredible sense of humor. I found this listen to be every bit as good as Gold Coast, maybe better. The narrator is excellent and along with the author I can picture the character's easily in my minds eye. This one is a winner, and a must read.