This is an average story but the audio book is charming. I laughed my way through this story and John Corey is a great character. I hope Mr. De Mille continues with this character. Thanks for a great time.
Yes and see above for why.
This would be Bruce Willis all the way!!
This is a great plot. Very well thought out with a lot of real history added.
I love the John Cory quote: "The problem with doing nothing is, you never know when you are finished.".
I liked the original version a bit better but Scott does a credible job.
The entire book was great.
Probably not, it was just too slow of a read.
A little bit expected.
It was ok
I never read the print version.
Detective John Corey. He was the perfect detective. I loved his sense of humor and his sarcasm.
A great book! I love Scott Bricks' performance and plan on reading all of the John Corey books... and anything else I can find narrarated by Scott Brick!
This book isn't for me. If this cartoon-noir first person narrator character is meant as a parody, it's a clumsily rendered parody. It's too bad that it seems to be an earnest effort. John Corey is meant to be a grown and worldly man, but his attitude toward women is that of an 11 year old boy (oh look, boobies!) and he regards men only as rivals for female attention. I can't stand to have this oaf as a companion and window into this world of crime and intrigue any more than the 4 hours I've already tolerated.
Scott Brick's reading led me to this title. I like him.
Great Crime Drama
The story was an adventure. I never knew how it was going to come out in the end. Lots if nail biting.
Scott really solidified John Corey in my mind. He made the character come to life.
I did want to keep listening, sometimes sitting in my car in front of my house.
Plum Island is easily repeated; like a good movie, you catch little extras in dialog & character development that you might have missed the 1st time around.
Who else but our wise-cracking hero, Det. John Corey. He is our "Everyman". A working stiff, recovering at his Uncle's L.I. beachfront home from gunshot wounds received in the line of duty, and gets roped into helping the local cops with an unusual homicide. Determined to get to the bottom of a twisted mystery, he's relentless, irreverent ... and right!
Scott Brick IS the voice of John Corey, giving a perfect inflection & tone that you just KNOW our detective would have.
It made me want to listen to more about Det. Corey ... and it also made me want to learn more about Plum Island, the USDA labs there & their effects all along the east coast ... who knew what was going on out there? Not to mention Capt. Kidd, his treasure ... and the wineries of Long Island ... if only to bring home a souvenier corkscrew that says, " ... I got screwed on the No. Fork!"
Nelson DeMille and John Corey should be on everybodies wish lists!
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I enjoyed this books humor and sacrcasm. It was laugh out loud funny.
The lead character was the most obnoxious person in the story and regularly got on everyone's nerves- But, he was also usually right on with his detective work
When he lost a friend
The characters in the book are excellent. I think the fact that the book is written in the first person makes it great to listen to and Scott Brick is an excellent narrator. Sometimes the story gets a little slow, but I felt like I really know the characters and I'll miss the story on my commute.
Yes. Excellent as always.
Scott Brick - Yes! Nelson Demille - Not Sure!
No, I love murder mysteries. This book had almost no crime investigation. There were some interviews. Most of the book was a long monologue.
If it weren't for Scott Brick, I would have deleted the book from my MP3 within the first hour of listening.
I have listened to two other Nelson Demille books and had no problems with the books. I fail to understand how Plum Island received so many 4 and 5 star reviews.