Take a little bit of truth and weave a fantastic fiction out of it. How great!! Bringing back two characters I enjoyed from the Lion's Game and one of my favorite narrator's makes for an unbeatable combination. I never expected the ending and was really curious how he was going to pull it all off. DeMille did a wonderful job!!
This is an interesting concept for a novel. Taking a controversial disaster and delving into the background. I enjoyed "Lion's Game" a lot more, because the pacing was faster. "Night Fall" tended to loaf in places.
Scott Brick's reading was awful; especially since he did such a nice job in "Lion's Game".The character John Corey is a ex-New York City detective, who is a real wise guy. Brick nailed his character in "Lion's Game", but was all over the place in "Night Fall". He went from his own voice to a terrible New York City accent, then when Corey speaks to his ex-partner, Finelli. Finelli recieves the accented dialog and Corey becomes Scott Brick.
The story is interesting though, except for the oddly out of place pornographic sex scene in the very beginning. It will hold your interest, but the ending is terribly contrived.
Oh well. I'm listening to "Mayday" now and it seems to be promising.
This is the best Nelson Demille book. I love the character. I certainly hope that he writes another with the same character. Also, Scott Brick is a great narrator. I think he is so good that I look for other titles that he reads.
DeMille did a wonderful job of taking truth and fiction and kept me prisioner to the point where I could not shut my player off. He also touched on some questions I have had about this plane and other events since. The reader Scott Brick is the BEST!!!!! He made every character come to life like I knew each one. The twists and turns of the investigation keeps you riveted until the very end.
This title gets into the minds of the detectives investigating the crash of an airliner off the coast of New York. The data that is collected and presented here leaves the listener/reader wondering, just how much of a coverup this book uncovered.
Of course, this is only one persons perception.
I eagerly awaited the release of this novel and was definitely not disappointed. Demille returns us to familiar characters and scenes and tells a very interesting tale. I particularly liked the ending as I felt that it dealt with sensitive material in a way that left each reader to interpret or handle in their own way. As always, Demille is a thorough and well-researched author and his books never lag or get boring. I highly recommend this book and all others that he written.
This book not only got me involved, but I felt I was a part of the story. The historical facts behind the book make it wonderful. This book has twist and turns that keep pulling you in deeper. Highly Recommend!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I purchased this one because I so thoroughly enjoyed The Lion's Game. Once again, Steve Brick's narration is almost the price of the novel. If you enjoyed the first story, the second will seem to lag and the repetition of past historical events just becomes annoying. It was interesting to flesh out the characters a little more, but at points that also got slightly annoying. Nevertheless, it was still difficult to stop listening as the story developed.
The ending of this story was a little on the weak side, I thought that I had it figured out, but the ending shocked me, as I had not anticipated it, even suspecting that the chronology was as close to the historical events as they were.
If you are willing to spend the time, it is still a good listen.
First 10 minutes, very exciting. Then 4 hours of endless recaps and investigative interviews about the plane crash. Get past that and the story picks up and characters develop. By the end, you "forget" about the tedious first 4 hours. I enjoy the Corey character. Very sarcastic, but likeable. Read Lion's Game before Nightfall for character reference.