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.
Usually love DeMille--this was very disappointing, virtually no story development, had to force myself to finish it. The sarcasm was over the top and Corey's use of the word "right" was very annoying.
Sarcasm, Comedy, Tragedy
The Lion. Same characters, similar circumstances, funny and sad at times, and plausible story line.
Outstanding narrator! Great inflection and ability to present multiple characters.
No. Too much information and sarcasm for one sitting. Best absorbed in multiple smaller doses.
We would like Kate to become a more active character. She has the potential to bring much to the story but her role seems stifled.
Happily married father of 4 with 3 of the meanest Grandchildren in the US :) I am a paving Forman for a large construction company Alabama.
Yes, I will give Nelson DeMille another chance, he is a great writer. He dropped the ball on this one tho. Scott Brick could make a dictionary sound interesting.
Split Second by David Baldacci.
Slows the story down (in a good way) he brings the characters to life.
I love John Corey's humor, but I think Mr. DeMille put way to much in this book.
No Action, I take that back two action scenes in a in 21 1/2 hour book. Very very slow, and enough with all of the wise cracks. Humor is a huge part of what makes John Corey who he is, but an older head once told me " A man Can get to much of Ice Cream and Cookies.
I found myself just letting my iPod run, I don't think I backed up once after the first hour. I probably would have deleted if I hadn't wasted a credit on this book.
The Lions Game IS one of my all time favorite books, but there has been a HUGE drop off in the last two John Corey novels.
I'll probably buy the next detective Corey book, but there aren't many more chances left in me.
As usual, Scott Brick delivers a great performance. As a matter of fact, had it not been for Scott, this book would have been a bit difficult to "read".
While Nelson DeMille's previous books have been very good, this story was somewhat anti-climactic. The book consisted of 95% preparation for the climax and 5% actual engagement of the enemy. This was disappointing.
You will not go wrong if you look for an interesting story but if you are looking for engagement with the adversary, this book lacks.
My wife and I love DeMille's books but this one did not rise to his standards. We enjoy the the smart remarks and comebacks but this book just did not hold your attention like the others. Too much time spent stationary and planning. The tracking the panther was just too easy. The big "CIA plan" did not work but just take a small hike? Sub plot was fine but again resolution to easy.
Only to be able to say you have read all of DeMille's books.
John hands down. But I think Scott Brick could read the phone book and make it interesting.
I must confess I wimped out on this 1/3 of the way through it after forgetting that I had also wimped out early on The Lion two years or so ago. I have had so many lovely reading hours with DeMille's protagonist, John Corey, and others that I immediately buy his books just on my past experience. Wrong. From all I can gather DeMille was so traumatized by the evil acts of 9-11 being in and of New York City that his last three novels have had John Corey on a mission to defeat certain members of the Middle Eastern Jihad warriors. Actually this is a great goal but the plot device, regardless of the marketing hopes of the author for movie or best seller status, has made the John Corey stories into simple bang bang shootem up thrillers like those that get traded daily at our local workout gym and are written by at least 50 or more writers. DeMille's earlier books were marvels of great New York story telling with sophisticated people and situations associated with New York environs and they were most enjoyable reading, and humorous. The late John Corey is a wise-ass Jihad fighter in very evil bloody circumstances and the book goes to huge lengths to increase the reader's sense of danger of bloody massacres and thereby build suspense. I know that such evil exists and I'm grateful that there are people who are fighting it but I don't like spending hours reading about the many innocent throats that will and do get cut by very sharp blades.......frequently. The narrator is a cartoonish wise guy sounding voice no matter who is doing the talking at any given point. I love DeMille's earlier work but these last 3 are time and money wasted. Sorry.
sports announcer, cyclist, enjoys to travel and the outdoors.
For a John Corey story it is not the best nor is it the worst, middle of the road corey story. The story is good and Corey is as sarcastic which keeps it entertaining. The book takes off towards the end with a very good ending. Yes its worth buying, just dont set your bar too high (night fall) and you will enjoy it and be fine . As for Scott Brick, he is the best each and every time.