The reader was top notch and the story and character interesting and fun. Great up until the end where the book falls victim to action for action's sake which goes against everything that has happened up to that point. It recovers but takes my rating from 5 to 4 stars. Overall very much worth a listen.
I live on Long Island, and am familiar with all the locations in the book. So, that was fun.Least liked - DeMille stretches out the last part of the story to a torturous length. Several times I had to force myself to continue listening - just so I would finish the book - when I really just wanted to bail out due to the drawn out ending.
North Fork of LI is interesting because I live close by to that.Least Interesting - was actually Plum Island itself. It turns out that Plum Island is a secondary part of the story. So, we're mislead to think that the story is about the biological warfare/research reputation of Plum Island, when in reality - that's secondary to the main plot.Also - the main character, John Corey - is really annoying. DeMille tries to personify a wise-a$$ NYPD Detective in Corey - instead, he's juvenile, smart-alecky, unlikable and we barely care about him.
He's a good narrator - he does a very good job of personifying the different characters.One criticism - he continually mispronounces one of the major locations in the story: Cutchogue, Long Island. Brick continually pronounces it as "ka-choog", but everyone I know on LI pronounces it, "Cuchog".
a TV series - yes - John Corey is more like a TV detective than one from literature. He's like a wise-guy Columbo, from NYC
Overall - I'd give this book 2.5 stars, but I cant' give half stars.
captivating, very engaging reader (Scott)
Besides the main character? Emma.
Did not listen to Scott before. This one is awesome though.
OK this is why they call them voice actors rather than narrators.
Scott really nailed the accent and mannerisms.
Born in NY and raised on Long Island his voice brought me back to NY.
I'm not sure because I didn't read the print version, but I did enjoy the audio edition.
It kept moving and the characters were easily developed. I also grew up on eastern Long Island so it was fun to picture all the places mentioned
Emma was one of my favorites. She was a strong and interesting character with a good sense of humor.
Greed feeds a murderers appetite on the North Fork.
Was certainly worth the credit used.
I enjoyed the book, wasn't disappointed, nice turns
don't really have one
really can't complain, very nice overall.. I like when you "hear" a story, and wish someone else was reading, I like this one,.
I've previously read all of the books in the John Corey series, but they don't get old. I've decided to go back and go through them all again. John Corey is my favorite character of all time. I easily relate to his sarcasm and sometimes crude humor. A better narrator than Scott Brick can not be found. Great author, great performance, great story.
Another good piece of writing by the author and this narrator is addicting.
The twists and turns.
Near the top. Perhaps the 90th percentile.
He is the bomb. Consistently well performed.
Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.
I haven't read in print.
You might also enjoy Clancy's books.
Scott Brick is a true star. He can make almost anything he reads come to life.
Yes, but it would have been impossible because of the length. I did listen over a few days.
The first book I read in the "John Corey" was "After Dark.. I have had to go back and listen to them all from there. Now I will move on to the next and the next.