John Corey is the best detective/comic wit of any of this genre. I actually had to catch myself from laughing out loud on the airplane. My neighbor wanted to know what I was listening to so there's probably another fan out there. While the ending was a bit disjointed, I can't wait until the next Corey based DeMille novel.
I finished this title last week. I still long for the tension and involvement this book created. Great listen. My first DeMille was Lions Game, but this may have been better.
You will learn all about TWA 800 and experience a rare treat. This is a novel partly based on real events. Not just any novel but one written by a master and read by another.
I enjoyed this book. It held my attention to the very end.
May I also recommend Up Country. I wish I had not already read it so I could listen to it.
Fast moving and unpredictable. It will have you in knots waiting for the ending, which is nothing like you would expect. DeMille hits a home run.
This is the first Nelson DeMille book I?ve read. The story and narrating by Scott Brick were outstanding. However, after investing so much time in listening, I was disappointed by not having true closure to the story after finishing the book.
I'm definitely a DeMille fan, so I'm biased to begin with, but this is gripping and one of his best Corey novels yet. It has it all: sex, lies and videotape! Need I say more. If you enjoy suspense and mystery and sideways humor you'll be a fan too.
I wasn't familiar with Nelson DeMille until I found this book. I was actually looking for other books narrated by Scott Brick (who is simply amazing - and he is here), and I came across this novel. I'm certainly glad I chose it!
The story centers around the investigation of the crash (terrorist attack?) of TWA Flight 800 off New York in 1996. I remember when this happened, but this was something I always considered a tragedy, but nothing more. After listening to this book and theories that are brought up surrounding the investigation and the eyewitness claims to the explosion, it makes me wonder. I really got interested when I did a Google search on Flight 800 and saw that the theories out there are being perputated for real.
The story is very, very well written. The character of Detective and ATTF agent John Corey is believable, lovable and quite amusing. I loved the sarcastic wit which made me laugh out loud on more than one occasion - but I also enjoyed his transformation from somewhat wild and childish to intense and compassionate.
The fact that this story culminates with the 9/11 attack was almost too much. I saw it coming (as most of you will if you connect the dots), and it gave me chills. The story was very well written and constantly exciting. You won't want to stop listening. I highly recommend it! Discover John Corey for yourself, and I promise you'll be addicted.
This is the third novel in the John Corey books by Demille but I started with it anyhow. It has enough back story so that starting with this book isn't a problem. You will certainly want to download the Lion's Game from Audible also, it is the second book in the series.
Demille uses a true story to build a fictional novel around, so naturally the ending was going to be kind of restricted in what he could do. Well, he smashed one out of the park here. I don't know why but I didn't see it coming at all. Totally floored me.
Scott Brick does an excellent NYC accent and has Corey's smart-alec commentary down cold. Fantastic narration.