We know the books are great,; I mean I don't think that Mr. DeMille can write a boring book. The performance was wonderfully executed. I enjoyed it.
I thought this would be an action book but a solid third of this book is the ruminations of the main character. It is boring and repititious. The main character is a smart aleck and Scott Brick rolls over the jokes like a steam roller. His style has become too self aware and pedantic. I listened to him on other books several years ago and, while not my favorite reader, he did manage to impart some enthusiasm in his reading. That did not happen with this book so a teduois book became almost unbearable.
Retired high school English teacher. I liked and worked with the at-risk student. Interested in about everything, but I love a good story.
This is one of Nelson De Mille's convoluted mysteries that's fun to read. Since my eyesight has deteriorated, I listen to a great many books. Scott Brick has become too used to the cadences of De Mille's writing so the books are sounding alike. On the other hand, maybe I need to work a bit harder and actually read a couple of them to find out if the fault is in the author.
I have read and loved many other John Corey novels by Nelson Demille, my favorite being Night Fall. This was good, but very long.
The reader has taken on Corey's personality. He reads them so well that you can become one with the story.
None- class of its own
You could but it's more fun on a road trip
Perfect vehicle for Scott Brick -- his sardonic snarkiness suits the character perfectly.
Minus a star for setting a major action sequence in a small boat on the water during a hurricane. Strains credulity to the breaking point. Plus a star for keeping me engaged in spite of it.
33 year-old pharmacist, organic chemist and musician.
I have never, ever, laughed out loud this much while reading a book. I laughed when I first read the paper version in 2003 and then again a few years later when I read it for the second time.
Are jokes still funny the third time around? When Scott Brick's narrating Plum Island, they are.
I read Plum Island a grand total of four times over the course of ten years. It is THE novel I periodically go back to pump some humor back into my life.
Murder, bugs, pirates, a cynical retired cop making stupid sexist comments... this novel has it all!
Scott Brick blows us away. He switches voices, even does females without sounding stupid, and his casual back and forth dialogue is exquisite. He reads like people really talk. His inflections make the subtly humorous lines into laugh out loud material. Looking forward to the next two! or three?