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!
Tell us about yourself!
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.
In the midst of the fine mystery, the protagonist has many laugh-out-loud wisecracks. I wish I could have given 10 stars.
Sorry, BOTH the story and Scott Brick's performance were superb.
The best of many good ones.
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.