I was looking forward to revisiting a favorite character in the sarcastic ex-NYPD John Correy, but this book was a let down. It is a "been there done that" for the John Corry and evil terrorist genre. Maybe DeMille has run out of ideas? Different country, same kind of cartoon characters and bloody finale. Interesting factoids about Yemen, but overall not enough to get this book above 3 stars for me. And if I heard Corry's trademark "Riiight!" one more time, I was ready to shut 'er down. Sorry but in my opinion, DeMille has done better than this one with Correy.
No. Trust is gone.
I'll not try Mr. DeMille again.
Scott Brick is excellent.
95% of the wisecracking. A little wisecracking is like a spice, too much and the dish is inedible.
I listened to and liked The Lion, however Mr. DeMille has made John Corey such an unlikable jerk that I could not finish The Panther. One more wisecrack and I felt my head would explode--just over the top with all the wisecracking. DeMille is a talented writer so I don't understand why he thinks Corey has to be such a jerk. The wisecracking in The Lion was to the limit, but The Panther is a wisecracking, smart-ass surfeit of a non-funny fool.
I haven't read the print edition, however, I think Scott Brick was the best narrator for the job.
I really enjoyed most of the book. My most memorable moments would cause a spoiler alert, so I'll refrain.
Scott Brick brings the characters and essence of the story to life in a way I would have not experienced had I read the print edition. Don't get me wrong, I love to read, I just really enjoy Brick's interpretation of character personalities as well as nuances of plot and feeling that you are there. As those of us who read DeMille know, John Corey is an entertaining character. Brick does a wonderful job expressing Corey's sarcasim as well as Kate's straight man banter.
Again, without spoiling, I would have to say I really enjoyed being there. DeMille and Brick bring you to the story so you can smell the filth, feel the grit in your teeth, as well as the stark fear coupled with well timed levity alive in the characters.
I recommend reading his Cory books in order. It's possible to read as a stand alone, but much more enjoyable when you know where it all began.
To slow with all the planning scenes ,for myself during these as they were to consuming an some made no sense other than to make up nothing later on
the comic relief was enjoyable. The long planning an soliliquies were some what tedious after a while was not that interesting
No this was the first one will try an abrbriged version next time
Honestly I just wanted it to get over with as I have said before this version is to slow
Mr. DeMille is an incredible talented writer. While some reviews complained about the in depth dialoge and mind numbing descriptions of Yemen, this is really what I found appealing. The author does an great job adding a lot of depth to his characters, perhaps the best character development of any current author. I like John Cory's inner thought process, I also believe most men have simular thought processess. John Cory's character is so interesting and varied. I found the CIA segments believable and the back story on Yemen facinating.
**** Spoiler Alert ****
Okay so that is the good part, the part I didn't like is the constant foreshadowing made it clear how the book would conclude. Yes I find it grounded in reality that John would have the idea of killing the Panther face to face, but does John have to talk about it or in most cases think it so often. it made the ending very anti-climatic
Disappointing sequel to one of our favorite DeMille books. Not much happens until the end, and it's a LONG wait, with fairly tiresome conversation, until something finally occurs. Too little, too late.
He is a terrific narrator, and he makes the best of a bad situation, but he can't make the story shorter, and he can't create action that doesn't exist.
Nelson DeMille has finally teamed up his serial characteris of John Corey, Kate Mayfield and Paul Brenner (Up Country and The General's Daugher), to chase the next nasty terroist.
You can immediately imagine that something like this happens in the Middle East on a regular basis.
Scott Brick does his usual wonderful job reading.
Well worth the credit and the time spent listening!
Very clever plotting...John Corey at his wise-ass best. Excellent representations of the chracters by Mr Brick
all of iy
all of it
possibly, but very long...
Plot picks up speed as the story moves forward. Slow at first but humorous. As the humor gets old, the story picks up speed and keeps you wanting more.
Shootout in the tower.
I have liked DeMille's previous audibooks but have always just tolerated Scott Brick. In this installment he has numerous mistakes where he emphasizes the wrong word in a sentence and by doing so changes the sentence's meaning.
The story has interesting people in an interesting setting. Also with the recent release of the Benghazi report the subject matter is quite topical.
Overly dramatic and histrionic.
I feel that John Corey went over the top with the wisecracks in this book. The humor did not make up for the overall slowness of the book. One also is left wondering why on earth would Corey and his wife remain in their jobs when their colleagues are so untrustworthy.