I enjoy the audio edition of DeMille's work -- I have more time to listen than to read.
The narrator's portrayal of John Corey.
I purchased the audio version just because of his other DeMille audios.
I have read most all of DeMille's books and consider him one of my favorite authors. Actually, I have a hard time believing he wrote this book. It seems more to be written by a high schooler whose assignment was to imitate his favorite author.
Nelson DeMille can be witty and inventive, but this book is inept and inane. It is plotless, repetitive, and full of stupid one-line zingers.
Only if he can pick a better book to read.
Extreme disappointment - to the extent that I will not risk wasting my time with another Nelson DeMille book.
Well written and well read.
DeMille's other John Corey novels.
One of the best readers today.
Irreverent terrorist hunter gets in hot water, again!
This is quite a long book and I felt that if the author kept most of John Corey's thoughts to himself, instead of either verbalizing them or letting us know what he's thinking, the book would be half as long. I can't understand why his wife is still with him as he is embarrasing to listen to. The story is interesting.However it's drawn out with the conversation that's never verbalized yet printed.
A Vince Flynn or other thriller.
Yes.he does Clive Cussler books.
FELT THE ENDING LEFT TOO MANY QUESTIONS. IF THE CIA HAS TRIED TO KILL THEM TWICE, WON'T THEY TRY AGAIN? CAN THEY EVER LIVE AND FEEL SAFE? HOW DID THEY GET OUT OF THE REMOTE DESERT AND BACK TO NEW YORK??
I LOVE JOHN COREY'S SENSE OF HUMOR. I LIKED THE HISTORY OF YEMEN AND SOMEWHAT GETTING THE IDEA OF WHAT THE REGULAR PEOPLE IN THAT COUNTRY ARE LIKE. I WILL NEVER TRAVEL TO THAT AREA, BUT I HAVE A BETTER IDEA OF WHAT IT IS LIKE.
YES AND AS USUAL HE MAKES THE STORY VERY INTERESTING.
IT MADE ME LAUGH A LOT. ALL OF DEMILLE'S BOOKS WITH JOHN COREY DO THAT.
John Cory AND Paul Brenner in the same book! What's not to love? Nothing could possibly go wrong. Right? Right? Well, plenty could go wrong. Like the usually reliable Nelson DeMille producing a book as flat and monotonous as the Yemen landscape.
Finishing this beast was more painful than listening to John's incessant whining about the lack of booze everywhere he goes. Yes, that's how bad it is in places - the consistently witty and engaging John Cory comes across as a whiny little twit.
The saving grace is a typically great performance by Scott Brick. As other reviewers have noted, he is the only reason I was able to finish The Panther.
Ultimately, I don't regret using a credit on this book. Nelson DeMille is worth the risk. If baseball players can fail 70% of the time and end up in the Hall of Fame, DeMille is allowed to produce a dud now and then. I won't recommend The Panther to my friends, but that won't stop me from taking this same risk again when his next book comes out.
Not really! I love ND, but this book was so dull. I had to force myself to finish listening to it. There wasn't any action.
Write like you wrote when The General's Daughter was out, and the books right after that.
Maybe reading it would have been better.
I was thrilled to have a new John Corey/Kate Mayfield adventure. I enjoy the uncanny relationship and chemistry between the two characters as they navigate the professional lives of modern day anti terrorist scenarios. DeMille's descriptive prose of sights and sounds is second to none.I always feel as though I am standing next to his characters as they travel the world in search of the bad guy. This story, although interesting in nature was stretched like an elastic band ready to snap. Mr. DeMille is one of my favorite authors but I believe the pace of this story is dreadfully slow. Once the initial plot line was established it took forever to get moving and I found myself drifting in and out of interest during the middle chapters. That being said, DeMille brilliantly sets the reader up for a sequel to this tale. The publisher is most fortunate to have Scott Brick return as narrator. His portrayal of each character is consistent with what I have experienced in the past.
Action, action, action. Demille writes like LeCarre. Just boring stuff until the last 3 chapters.
Never, I love this genre but DeMille dropped the ball.
Not Scott's fault, he is a wonderful narrator and it's not his fault that the story was uninteresting, more of the same blah blah blah, until finally he meets with the Panther.
The characters were okay, only that the story was uninteresting and boring.
I think Demille should read the latest books by Baldacci and Flynn. They start off with action and suspense and keep the interest level high thru-out their novels.