I was so excited when I heard this book was coming out. It's a sequel to the novel "The Lion's Game", and yes, I think you need to read that one first. However, it won't be a chore. The main character, John Corey, is entertaining, funny, sarcastic, lovable and delightfully unpredictable. Added to this brilliant character is some fantastic storyline - a thriller in every sense.
"The Lion" met every expectation, every hope I had about this sequel. The plot was satisfying in that it answered a lot of questions while still being suspenseful and packed with humor - a great combo, in my opinion.
Scott Brick was genius as usual. I've said in other reviews that he IS John Corey - no one else could ever narrate these books but him. Even the author agrees, thankfully. So, no worries about bad narration detracting from the storyline.
I have yet to find a single person who hasn't thoroughly enjoyed the John Corey novels. If you haven't tried it yet, I would ask what you're waiting for.
I was waiting for this sequel to come out for sometime. Not only has DeMille continued the story of the Lion very well, he has left readers/listeners waiting for the next John Corey book. Scott Brick, as always, is top notch.
A co-worker recommended this book. He'd purchased the hard cover book and then purchased the audiobook. When he described the book, I thought, '..Meh!....' I decided to try it anyway. Wow. What a great writer. The fast-paced first chapter had my full attention immediately. I expected a book that would help me fall asleep and that could accompany me when I run outside... Forget the sleep, bring on the hills! My heart was racing so fast during the first chapter, I knew I'd be up for a while! Writing at its best, character development crystal clear--and so human.. completely believable plot and storyline... This is one of my favorite books of all time. (I just finished the sequel...that'll be another review!) I can't wait to read more from this author. Absolutely fantastic.
I am rarely seen without my headphones on and my iPod clipped on my waist. I love my books.
In my humble opinion, if the book is written by Nelson DeMille and narrated by Scott Brick, you can't go wrong. I have yet to be disappointed by this combination. I hope that John Corey will come back.
Great story line. Suspense consumers will love this one.
This was a good thriller. Details of police/FBI operations was good, as well as the story of the characters going through this experience. Kept my attention.
Nelson brought back the nastiest of nasties, Asad Khalil. Why won't this guy die??? Bad guys should never win!! Typical DeMille humor and cleverly keeps us hanging on the edge of our seats.