I cannot imagine what book other reviewers read that kept them interested in The Panther. The main character, John Corey, is a wise-ass with little redeeming characteristics and virtually no endearing ones. His wife is hidden behind a veil (literally) for most of the book and other than metaphorically wringing her hands and saying "Oh John!" there was little for her to do. As far as the other operatives, um, who were they again?
There is a one-note plot and it plods along for page after page, chapter after chapter. No intrigue, no twists, no mysteries. The only reason I finished the book was because I really couldn't believe it was THAT BAD.
But it was. And at the risk of being accused of being politically correct, it was also sexist and racist. But hey, when all the references to the only woman in the book are about sex and every Arab is sneaky and blood-thirsty, what other words apply?
Scott Brick was, as he always is, entertaining and engaging. But even he couldn't save The Panther.
Save your money and your time. Get something else.
I loved this as much as the others! John Corey's sarcasm and wit make me laugh out loud. Great book, if you loved the others you'll like this too!
YES! Nelson DeMille is a very consistently good listen.
John Cory is a very sarcastic, cynical and brainy character that make me laugh out loud in the car or wherever I'm listening to him.
Mr Brick is a very talented reader and performer. He reads for several authors and I've never been disappointed in one of his performances.
I didn't cry, but had several laughs at comments or thoughts by John and also Kate got in a few "zingers" in this book.
Again, another winner by Mr. DeMille and if I had to find fault in it, I would say that it's a touch long, but he had to do it to complete the story. I look forward to his next effort.
I like crafts, gardening, reading and camping.
Another story about John Corey fighting Al Qaeda, oh no; but this was an OH YES! I am a big Nelson DeMille fan but I didn't want another The Lion book and it wasn't. And as an added surprise - not a spoiler - Paul Brenner is back - from The General's Daughter and Up Country. A story with John, Kate and Paul how could you go wrong; Oh, and a few love to hate characters.
Nelson DeMille did not disappoint me, I like an author who has more then one great character and this story has room for more stories to come.
Possibly an abridged book where Mr. Coreys wisecracks are eliminated
Just the author and character
not a problem by itself
The plot lacked any drama or suspense.
No, DeMille has written some great books and I would recommend most of his other books.
If you listen to the John Corey character by Scott Brick in earlier books, the character spoke more quickly. The slow delivery and slow plot made a bad combination for the listener.
I learned a lot about Yemen just like I learned a lot about VietNam in "Up Country." DeMille can be very descriptive and I think he spends time researching topics and locations. I think I have learned something from every book he's written.
Start with any other John Corey book if you haven't read Nelson DeMille. I would recommend almost all of his books. This just isn't his most interesting.
Say something about yourself!
Yes, It's a good story and I would like to listen starting with the first book through to the last.
Corey's sarcastic wit is always good just bordering on the too much. Corey and Kate carry out their mission together, they are separate personalities but come through for each other and the best part there was no obligatory kidnapping of the good guys.
Scortt Brick always does a great job. I can never listen to him without thinking of the first book I heard him read.
love scott brick's narrative - he's been the narrator on many of my favorites. he captured the characters well. this is my first nelson demille and probably my last.
clive cussler's new book
brick is just right
history and political geography, but way too much of that!
only made it through about 6 hours of this and nothing happened. if i wanted history, geography, commentary on dysfunctional government agencies (all true) and sarcasm (of which i have plenty of my own) i would not have chosen this method of delivery.
Someone who doesn't mind boring dialog, undeveloped female characters, and no action until the middle of the book. But seriously, if you like smart ass comments ad nauseum, this might be amusing.
Non-fiction by Michael Lewis
He captured the main character; sadly I didn't like the main character.
I learned a lot about Yemen.
Great combination of a good action story with wonderful humor. The best fiction book I have listened to this year.