Country Livin' Lady
Scott Brick is a great reader! I did not read the print version so the audio version was wonderful for me to listen to.
John Corey because of his sarcastic nature and desire to complete the job assigned to him in the best way he can.
He has the ability to change his voice for the different characters so the story is easy to follow and his reading is the best.
It gives insight to the middle east, I don't know how accurate the author was but I'm sure it was researched. I don't think we really understand the people of this culture and why they do what they do.
Previous novels by Mr DeMille had a bit more "meat on their bones". This book was just not interesting or engaging. The little snatches of historical detail felt presented only begrudgingly and in a very small-minded way. I have the impression that Yemen and its people have no redeeming value whatsoever. The characters were poorly developed as well. John Cory, while usually a pompous, arrogant New York cop, was here just insufferable. The constant one liners excused one after another by his unusually spineless wife Ms Mayfield, almost made me not finish the book. The main theme of the book could be summed up as "payback at any cost". Not very interesting or thought provoking.
Scott Brick, usually a bit more subtle in his portrayal, was just aggravating. Here's only so many times you can hear that grating "Right.", before you go through the car roof...
If I were you, I'd skip this one, it's just not up to Mr De Mille's usual standard.
I am a big Nelson DeMille Fan and Scott Brick is a superb narrator.
Many twists and turns and unexpected results
Yes it was hard to stop listening
I had forgotten what a bad writer Nelson DeMille is. he spins a good yarn, lots of suspense, but after a couple of hours i couldn't stand hearing "she informed me," "I advised him," etc., all in the misguided attempt to avoid "I said" (which isn't even noticeable and moves a story along), I gave up. There are other aspects to his bad writing, which i won't list, except to say that he writes the same book over and over, longer and longer.
The narration was fine.
I will read future DeMille books, but this one is not among his best. The story was strained and tedious, although John Cory's humor is just as much fun.
I have already told a few friends not to bother with this one.
Yes, it was a great listen. My husband and I were traveling to Texas and really enjoyed the listen. The characters have become close friends from other reads so you fell into the story line quickly. You knew something was coming but it was even a surprise when it happened.
Scott brick is easy to listen to. One of my favorite readers. Great job.
I almost never read a book twice
The Brad Thor novels, like Black List
I love crime, terrorism and intrigue, and am planning a trip to Yemen, so this book gave me a lot of insight into the place -- even though (disappointingly) the author has never been there. Loosely follows from the real-life story of Anwar al-Awlaqi and the bombing of the U.S.S. Cole. The first-person protaganist hero is a prolific wise-guy. The book depicts the CIA in a very scary and frightening light.
Yes, however, I would also alert my friends that this is only one of the authors characters.
If you like a wise a?? you will love this book.
The fact this could actually happen.
Scott could read the newspaper and I would not be able to put it down.
Even if this series is not my favorite I will still continue to purchase his books.
The wise cracking Cory was over the top. I have always enjoyed the John Cory character, but in this story, he became annoying. Also, Kate came off as more bitchy than usual.
The ending was exciting.
Scott Brick seldom disappoints, and this was no exceptpion. I think Scott Brick really is John Cory, or could that be vice vesa?
Yes, I'll never turn down a DeMille book.
Maybe I've just listened to too much of these characters wise cracks and bitchy behavior too many times, because I believe they do need to be refreshed or retired.