The Great Bald One
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!
If you are a fan of DeMille, and have enjoyed his lion books...this does not live up to the hype...it just doesn't meet the crediblity that others have..
i am a big fan of female heroins, but this inclusion of the woman just didn't make sense..why was she even a part of this story...in reality she would have been a real detriment. I found a lot of the dialogue/private thoughts of John very funny.
Absolutely, John Corey is absolutely the best character I've come across in many novels. Narration by Scott Brick is excellent!
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John Corey is my favorite character. He is such a smart-aleck.
Scott Brick IS John Corey. He brings all of the sarcasm and tongue-in-cheek humor of John Corey to life. His accents and vocalizations of all of the other characters are outstanding.
The book did not make me laugh or cry. It was very suspenseful and engaging. My strongest reaction was to John Corey's attitudes towards the Middle Eastern characters. I'm assuming that John Corey is Nelson DeMille's voice and I got a little bit tired of his somewhat racist comments about all of the Middle Eastern characters--whether they were good guys or bad guys. In this aspect, poor John Corey has moved from an intriguing, interesting character towards more of a one-dimensional, obsessive character and he is not as much fun as he used to be.
Love the story intense and witty at the same time. John is a love to hate crazy.
Sad but true as the story line is in keeping with our past and current Islamic terrorist faction situation.
Never ending strife. Hope for peace.
The main character John Corey is back.
John Corey - if you've read some of DeMille's other work and liked it you'll def like this book.
Listening to a book is always time well spent, this one just wan't as well spent as some of the other John Corey books from DeMille.
Although it wasn't one of the better DeMille books I've listened to, it was still a lot more entertaining than many other authors and I will continue to listen to DeMille's future titles.
Scott Brick is simply one of the best. His accents are great, he manages to convey the emotions of the characters but it is the way he masters the rhythm of the different voices that separates him from other good performers.
Probably would not but then I'm not a big movie goer.