Very clever plotting...John Corey at his wise-ass best. Excellent representations of the chracters by Mr Brick
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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.
I'm glad to see John and Kate back for more action.
Yes, the real situations and of course John's wit.
Yes, most of Scott Brick's performances have been of DeMille books, however I have heard others done with the same expression and enthusiasm. He really gets into his characters!
Nelson DeMille is one of my favorite (top ten) authors. I say that up front as I most often have no difficulty rating books by these authors (including DeMille) five stars....and, although I generally liked "The Panther", I found myself troubled by the basic premises that drove the book and its conclusion. Perhaps that was DeMille's purpose? If so, I think that he has done better......"Up Country" and "Night Fall" come to mind.
It does appear that, as a nation and society, we are tipping toward the troubling assertion that ends justify means; this is a basic premise and plot driver of "The Panther". As chapter after chapter builds the case for "justice" and revenge through Corey's relentless cynicism and distain, I became depressed and started to wish the story would reach it's inevitable conclusion quickly. The depression came from growing certainty that, if we believe that Corey's situation and the attitudes and capabilities of the world situation possible, how will we ever bridge the culture gap?
Too much time spent with basically nothing happening. Accelerated at the end, but then just kind of ended quickly.
As usual, Scot Brick is the best narrator I have heard in any story.
I would say yes if you are a fan of the John Corey series. But previous titles in the series are better.
I can't say it was a bad book, but I never found myself eagerly awaiting the next chapter or sitting in my car because I could not stop listening. In fact I would go days without listening and listen to some podcasts instead on my drive. With that in mind, I know this was not one of the better books I have listened to.
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.