Life is great!
Yes, in a couple of years I would consider listening again because I really enjoyed it - even if I knew how it was going to end!
Yes, I often figure out how it's going to end, but this one kept me guessing for sure.
I think Scott Brick made this story that much better. He has the ability to really make you thing you are hearing the voices of different people. I don't know how he does it, but I loved it and will seek out other books that interest me and he narrates!
Yes and no, it was one of those books hat when I arrived home from my commute I'd sit in my driveway just to hear a little more...maybe even kept me in the parking lot at work.
This was my first Nelson DeMille and a book narrated by Scott Brick and I will seek out more by both/either of them to listen to again!
Audio brings book characters to life.
John Corey. Like his charisma.
Brings book characters to life. Visualize the action and characters.
Non stop action of the boat chase/race to Plum Island for the discovery.
Good action story.
How unnecessary detail was in the book.
Take out some of the filler. It isn't necessary to know how many trees lined a street, or what they looked like.
I think I will try again to listen to the story, but when I have time and no other books to listen to, and I will maybe speed up the narration, that might help.
I loved this book, but Mr. DeMille overwrote it. It was like he was getting paid by the word. Be aware that at the end when the characters on in a boat, you can easily fast forward 2 hours. I was looking forward to finishing this book on a long trip, and two of the last four hours were word after word after word about things that weren't important, didn't add to the story and frustrated the heck out of me. Get on with it already! Though I almost always laughed at John Cory's smart aleck comments at every nook and turn, they did get old after awhile. I was complaining along with other characters in the book (usually women). I hope the author has gotten better as he matures.
Makes Me Smile!
Of course, John Corey!
Plum Island begins the John Corey series and sets the tone for even better stories down the road.
A great story with just the right amount of intrigue mixed with a smattering of romance and a humour that only "Colombo": himself could pull off. Set in the waters off the east coast of of New York this story holds you page by page. It's humour so subtile that it catches off guard and totally unprepared. Who would have guessed that a treasure missing for more that 200 years could be found in the depths of one of the governments tightly controlled animal disease and quarantine centers.
What a jerk! This is my first (and last) Nelson DeMille book. I have rarely seen a talent of this caliber for creating a truly obnoxious main character. Although I did think the buried treasure angle was an interesting twist and I did learn a little history, the plot was uninspired. And holy cow!, how many times have we seen the "dramatic ending" played out in a storm. Yawn, eye roll. But I digress. The worst sin of this book was truly the protagonist -- completely juvenile, self pitying, petty (as in breaking really nice things to spite a guy who already clearly is not going to need them), oppositional, rude and pretty much a cardboard cutout. Plum Island is a clinker, and the stinker is the sinker.
Books worth the money are those biographies about our Founding Fathers. Or THE LONG WALK and/or UNBROKEN Try THE LONG WALK a
I struggle thru it because I paid for it and because I've enjoyed the author's previous works. This one way to long.. And it was easy to guess that Beth would be the heroine that would save Cory. Never been so glad to finish a book.
FDR died when I was 14. His biography FDR is interesting and not "thrilling." Not everybody wants to be 'thrilled." Bios of famous people who have affected our lives in one way or another is thrill enough for this crusty old curmudgeon.
Brilliant man. Flawed man. He knew he was dying and didn't bother to brief Harry
Truman about the war or about the Manhattan Project. If that's not dereliction of duty, pray tell what would be.
This is the first book by Nelson DeMille that I have listened to and it will not be the last. It was very well written and easy to listen to. I loved the plot and the characters. I am looking forward to hearing more in this series.
Scott Brick lover's will enjoy this book. He does another phenomenal job of bringing characters to life. Nelson DeMille's plot line will have you biting your nails from the early pages. Enjoyed this one so much it kept me on the elliptical for 90 minutes at one point.