Who directed this reading? I was really excited to get a new DeMille book since Scott Brick did a great job reading "The Lion's Game" . He gets that the main character, John Cory, is a smartass and made that reading very engaging. In this sequel book, he reads the story in a very flat voice, like somebody reporting a great tragedy. It is so tedious I kept falling asleep. What a disappointment.
I love DeMille's work. This guy knows how to write a compelling story.
I HATE Scott Brick's narration. Which is a little odd. Because, like most audiobook listeners, I used to think he was pretty darned good. But he must be reading his own clippings or something. Because the last several books he's narrated have been completely "unlistenable". And this particular effort is the latest in a growing series of his "fails."
Brick appears to believe that his stentorian intonation, long pauses, and pedantic phrasing will convince us that this is an "important work," and that he is an accomplished narrator. The guy's got a decent voice. For god's sake, tell the damned story, Scott! Don't make us endure your version of "dramatic reading." Because, in fact, by doing it this way you've made your last several efforts completely un-listenable.
I wanted to hear the story. But instead, I'll buy the book. Because DeMille is an extremely entertaining writer. But I simply can't listen to S. Brick anymore!
The Lion's Game, the first book in this series was novel and engaging. This one is sadly a repeat of the plot, with no NEW ideas and complexities.
I feel very let down by The Lion, especially after wanting a sequel a year ago.
I will cast my lot with reviewers who found Scott Brick's narration tedious and annoying. I also found the 'hate' theme overdone. I am a fan of both DeMille and Scott Brick but this is definitely not their best effort.
I tried not to read this book before going to bed. This holds some vicious and gruesome murder scenes. If any part of this is even half true, we are in big trouble. Way too grisly for me.
I usually enjoy DeMille's books, but Corey was so totally annoying with his attitude and complaining that I was rooting for the bad guys by the end!
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Its not the lions game, GREAT BOOK! But this one was not bad. Corey was his sarcastic self, a much better book than the last Corey story. Still Night Flight and Lions Game are 5 star Masterpieces, this is one is enjoyable at 4. For those fans that put it at 1 star, please rething your ratings, there are a lot of books that are trash, this book is not close to trash. And as usual a great read by Scott Brick. ! Enjoy!
If you read/listened to The Lion's Game, then this book is a must. It is a bit slow at times and Demille's hyper attention to mundane detail can get semi tedious. "I woke up and opened my eyes, took a breath and then another then kept breathing. I put one foot on the floor then the other...." and so on.
However, The John Corey we all know and love is present and accounted for in all his glory. Scott Brick is spectacular as usual. No need to hesitate picking this one up.
This book seems to have been written for a young teenage boy, one impressed with gore and bravado. I could not finish listening. The main character is an immature jerk that I wanted to be killed off so I would not have to listen to this thoughts. Was he funny? Well, maybe Animal House funny. But this guy is supposed to be an experienced cop, not a college prankster. He was not believable. The villain is a sadist. (Of course, all terrorists are sadists who enjoy drooling as they watch others suffer, right?)
It is a book you cannot wait to find out what is going to happen next. It is about evil and good, a man that hates the USA and how far he would go to destroy our way of life. It is hard to imagine that such people hate us so much but it is something we should always be aware exist in this world.