Being a fan of Nelson DeMille I was dissapointed. Getting through it was no problem since its length is brief as it was intended and possibly the brevity was part and parcel of the lack of development. I am a huge fan of audiobooks as a means to occupy time, driving, exercising, etc. and am well aware of the peril to the author when 'voice talent' is introduced into mix. In general I find that it is a slippery slope. In this case, Scott Brick detracts from the overall story with his lack of comedic timing and his rather narrow range. Yeah, you can quick see that I am not a fan of Mr. Brick. Few are the narrators that add and embellish, but they are out there and I actually look for material they narrate. I am happy to listen to talent that do not detract, but Mr. Brick is not one of them. I will continue to read Mr. DeMille.
While I absolutely LOVE John Corey, and I love Scott Brick being John Corey, I couldn't quite figure out what the point of this story was. It was like Corey-filler for no apparent reason. Yeah, I get that it's a short story, but really, this "story" could've been an anecdote in any of the Corey novels, and it would've been better. It's not like there was a lot to figure out here. My favorite thing about it was that it slightly quenched my craving for the perfectly done smart-ass voice of Corey as done by Brick, but the frustrating part was that the story was too short and too pat.
Your life won't end if you pass this one up, and you're not going to miss anything. If you're completely bored and out of stories for a minute, then go ahead an listen. It's not the worst story.. but it just wasn't necessary.
Good storyline, enjoyed the early days of John Corey.
The final solution was great fun.
Scott is the ultimate reader, and his performance of any novel, especially DeMille's work, is always superlative.
John Corey, because he's John Corey.
Really looking forward to 'The Panther'
Clever title, great little short story. I have read all of Nelson deMille's books, and then listened to them as audio books again, just for the fun of it. John Corey is a great character, even though "The Book Case" presents him rather tame in his earlier years on the police force.
Everything, as always. Scott Brick IS John Corey,
He is an excellent writer, but this short story was not as fast moving or as intriguing as some of his other novels. I love the reader. Hope he continues to use him.
I'm currently listening to The Lions Game. Very good. So far I have enjoyed all of Nelson DeMille's books.
His voice and the way he acts out the character; makes it comical and serious when it needs to be.
Didn't love this one but I enjoyed the idea of a short read. I love the character "John Corey"
The sense of humor with DeMill's books make me want to keep reading more of his books.
Be it a long novel or short story DeMille time and time again captures my attention. This short story rates with my top listens.
John Corey’s wit and humor, it is like he says what we are thinking
I get the feeling Scott knows John Corey and they would have been great friends for a longtime. When he reads the story it is like he is telling what his friend is doing.
John Corey, a humorous smart a*& we all love
I find myself enjoying short stories more and more and this was a good story, nicely read by Scott Brick.
The story was shallow. It lacked substance
I think Scott is one of the best narrators and John Corey one of my favorite characters, but The Book Case has changed that
Dissappointment. I looked forwad to this prequel
I do not know if/how DeMille is going to recover from this missed opportunity
Classic Detective Corey
John Corey - Great wit and clear thought processes throughout - classic John Corey
Outstanding feel for the characters, especially the sarcasm of Detective Corey. I would have a hard time listening to another narrator try to portray him.
There were amazingly few characters in this short story, occurring in a book store over a few hours (only one female), so I would have to answer the dead guy's wife (I don't take guys out to dinner).
An excellent story, which can be read at any time in the John Corey series, as it occurs prior to his current story line. Might recommend this prior to beginning the series with Plum Island.
Although this was a short story and only a couple of hours long, it was typical John Corey. DeMille's Corey novels are one of my favorites and nobody could ever replace Scott Brick's reading of this series. I've listened to every one of the John Corey novels from audible.com and each one is a great as the next.
Another series which I love and is similar yet very different is The Retrieval Artist series by Kristine Kathryn Rusch.
Scott Brick is consistent in his reading of this character.