The Panther was a good second to DeMille's The Lion's Game. The most enjoyable aspect was the character of John Cory who never disappoints. I just love this guy when he's sarcastic. He had a lot more humor going for him in this novel. It took the edge off the suspense, but then I welcomed the change of mood. I've read about twelve of DeMille's novels and would rank them all pretty high on the list; so I'm a big fan.
Moreover, if Scott Brick is narrating, you can bet every minute of listen will be worthwhile.
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I feel like a broken record when I write a review for a DeMille novel as he never seems to disappoint! I Loved The Book!
About Scott Brick, AWESOME!
I haven't read the print edition, so I can't comment.
The Lion....same characters, different enemy
hard to pick just one. Corey's humor is always enjoyable, especially when he interacts with Kate in his "I told you so" mode.
no, but it was a good listen.
I always enjoy these characters.
Too much wisecracking fill-in and overwrought prose. Doesn't compare to NightFall or The Lion. Brick has to go over the top to match the character's exaggerated dialogue.
I've never skipped through a Nelson DeMille novel before. He is one of my favorites.
There way to many setup scenes that play out sloooowly. The prose of the first 7/8 of the book is like the collaborative effort of le Carre' and Tolstoy. I'm used to John Corey running down hill with his hair on fire. This novel plays out in Yemen - one of the most dangerous places on earth - and there is less action and suspense than any single chapter of the Lion books.
The novel is almost devoid of suspense till the last few chapters. And the final scene/epilogue: well.... let's just say teleportation must have been employed. Very disappointing.
It won't stop me from buying his next book. I hope I don't feel like a sucker.
Another great story.
John Corey. Scott Brick brings out his personality.
Scott Brick is John Corey. It wouldn't be as good to read the book.
Nelson DeMille has become one of my favorite authors and Scott Brick my all time favorite narrator.
Say something about yourself!
DeMille is back!
DeMille's last book, THE LION, was a disappointment to many, simply because you kind of knew John Corey had to get The Lion. I mean, he had to.In this novel, Corey meets a new foe...well, several actually. Some of them are supposed to be his allies, so it's fun to see how John and sexy wife, Kate, navigate all the treachery. There were at least two twists that made me sit up and go, "Whoa, I didn't see that coming."
How could it possibly be anyone other than John Corey? Scott Brick inhabits the character. In fact, I suspect John Corey is actually Scott Brick. Or is Scott Brick actually John...I'd better stop this crazy thinking right now!
I'm not generally a reader of this type of book (love literature, both modern and classic). But my husband got me hooked on DeMille, and on John Corey and Kate Mayfield in particular. If you know John, you know you're going to laugh. And Kate will be there with the even-better comeback.Actually some familiar old faces that you wouldn't expect to see show up in THE PANTHER, bringing with them competition for John Corey's funny-man schtick. Chuckles abound!
This has many plot twists and a few surprises that will make you, "Oh, cool!" Our 23-year-old son is listening right now, and he called me long distance, laughing about the re-appearance of a character (no, it's NOT Ted Nash!). I was laughing with him, saying, "I know! Isn't that great? And did you totally not see that coming?"
THE PANTHER is a fine addition to the John Corey-Kate Mayfield series.
Middle of the pack.
Somewhat disappointing. Story takes a long time to get going, but picks up in the second half. Interesting that Paul Brenner showed up in this book since the story reminded me much more of Up Country than previous John Corey novels.
Yes. Good performance, and good effort breathing some life into fairly dry material early in the book.
Love this book. One of the best I have listened to this year
Demille throws in so many funny one liners from Corey, I couldn't keep track. The action builds throughout and the end is great
No one else could ever be John Corey
great story. Laughed out loud many times
if you like life, and love your country, you must read all of the Corey books
The Panther was an OK book, parts of the book are hysterically funny, even though the book itself seemed to be a little too long. This book, and its predecessor "the Lion", both seem to have a strange timeline. DeMille seemed to lose track of time in parts of the book, making it confusing. Supposedly this takes place a couple of years after the Cole was attacked, which would seem to have this taking place sometime in 2002 or 2003. Another thing that makes this one a little confusing is that he is attributing the Cole to a fictitious villain when actual people have been identified and charged. I almost wonder if DeMille wrote this book and the Lion shortly after 9-11 and released them nearly a decade or more later. If you enjoy other Jon Cory novels you will probably like this one too.