Electrical Engineer, 51 years old father of 3.
John Corey returns! Another wise ass tail by Demille that had me glued to the performance of "The Panther". I really want to visit Yemen after reading this, NOT...
I'm sure the story is great, but I couldn't make it past the horrible narration. I want my money back.
Love the Smart alecky nature of the character. He feels real to me! I work in law enforcement, and most of us deal with the "hard stuff" in that way. He is more clever though. I would like to be that clever! Very fun and makes you think in a relevent way about world events. Nelson Demille is Awesome! Scott Brick is the best narrator today! --Nelson, please keep giving us John Corey novels! Pretty Please!!
My audibook selection always hinges on the narrator. If it is Scott Brick or any other reader, Scott wins hands down! I like the way he reads both sexes. He slightly softens his voice for women, rather than getting high pitched and annoying. Too many Audiobooks have readers who make women sound screechy and dumb. I don't like that. Hard to pay attention when that happens!
Made me laugh a lot and contemplate about world affairs!
I usually like DeMille's books, but this one just seem to drone on about how horrible the FBI, the CIA, the State Department, and Yemen. I almost gave up...
If are looking for a good listen, look elsewhere.
The story was very long and was quite predicatble. The Panther was just not a scary villan. DeMille's character in the Lion was far more terrifying.
There really needed to be more conflict. We needed to be more fearful of the Panther.
I don't think I could have finished this book in print because it is unnecessarily long and many places are simply rehashes of earlier situations. It desperately needed an editor to cut it down by at least a third.
The reader was terrific, and that's what kept me reading. I don't know what has happened to Nelson DeMille, who is among my favorite authors. This one didn't cut it.
John Corey was on his game and the story was hard to put down.
John of course.
When they discovered the goats blood marked on the vehicles.
No, just very good listening.
Favorite books are Mystery & Thrillers followed close by SciFi & Fantasy.
Too much dialogue and not enough action. If it wasn't for Scott Brick, I wouldn't have finished this book. Very disappointing.
Great plot potential but gave up 80% through and wished I had followed my instincts after 15%. Reads like the editor sent DeMille back to double the page count with no change in the storyline. The ponderous pace was exacerbated by the relentless and ultimately tiresome sarcasm of the main character.
This might have been more tolerable in text form where it would be easy to skip ten pages at a time.
Too bad because the plot had promise and I liked most of DeMille's books including the recent "Lion".
the beginning and end were fine but this book was too long. nothing hapened from middle of first tape until middle of third tape.
I can only assume it did