Don't try to make the lead character in this book to be a comedian. I thought the concept was great. But, I hated the attempts to be funny or a smart a** or whatever the goal was.
Ending was good.
The author tried to hard and much, much, much too often to make the lead character funny and an irreverent smart a**. I was tired of it within an hour, much less 18 hours.
The plot was good. The book could have been 1/3 shorter if the author wasn't trying to be so funny with the lead character. This is the last book by DeMille that I will read (listen to).
Not really, it's good, but not a re-read, (unlike night fall, by Nelson demille)
The deception by the CIA, the war on terror, lots of interesting info
Scott brick is a wonderful narrator
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.