Great combination of a good action story with wonderful humor. The best fiction book I have listened to this year.
One of the best
Non stop entertainment with either John Corey in action or cracking wise. No better character.
Scott Brick could read the phone book and it would be entertaining
Yes ! Scott Brick does such a great performance that it draws you right into the story and drama. Always looking forward to.continue listening when I turn player off!
DeMille always entertains, his characters are what this country needs today.
Even though it is fiction there is a lot of truth as to what happens in the middle east and why the USA is such a great country
All of them
Because of the Eastern names used. The listen was very easy to follow.
Someone of the genre of Scott Horvath Dirk Pitt. Both are strong males and use humor in the face of adversity
I enjoyed all of the characters.
Talking about the USS Cole
Yes. The John Corey character, while entertaining, spent way too much time wise-cracking. It seemed that he has something snarky to say every paragraph. While some of this is fine, and in character, this time it was in my opinion over the line. It seriously detracted from my enjoyment of the book.
Predictable but enjoyable.
The narration by Scott Brick is excellent, as usual, and the relevance to our current conflicts makes it an intriguing read.
The plot seems a little slow at times but others may enjoy the historical details and background information more than those who have read all the previous DeMille novels.
Scott Brick is the best narrator, hands down, and this job here is on par with the rest of his excellent work.
I was particularly disgusted by the truthful revelation that policy makers in the White House continue to put our country and service personnel at risk with inane rules and regulations. What happened to the USS Pueblo and the USS Cole happened again recently in Libya.
I would and have recommended any of DeMile's to friends. The Panther is a great addition to that long list.
Scott Brick made John Corey. Brick's portrayal makes Corey come alive.
I'm always anxious for more of John Corey. While some comment that they get tired of the wisecracks, I'm just the opposite. I personally enjoy the jokes. And I might add, Scott Brick IS John Corey. I can't imagine anyone else in the role and Scott is just outstanding as always.
You can read a synopsis of the story anywhere so let me just say that as with many of DeMille's books, there are fast and exciting moments, slower background moments and periods that kind of drag with filler. I think 1/3 of The Panther could have been edited out and you wouldn't have missed any of the story... but you would have missed the fun and wisecracks from Corey!. THAT is why I listen to this series. There are a lot of interesting characters in The Panther and again, Scott Brick brings them to life.
Frankly, the plot is simple and the resolution expected but there's just something about the way DeMille told the story that kept me into it. Although predictable, I found the story fun and engrossing if for no other reasons than to hear Corey's opinions and to learn a little more about Yemen so that I don't feel the need to ever have to visit... and that's probably a good thing.
If you haven't read the other John Corey stories in the series, you probably don't want to start here but if you're a DeMille/Corey fan, you don't want to miss this one. I got exactly what I expect from Mr. DeMille: Another great read!