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.
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.