Yes I would recommend this book because I love the character of John Corey-he is so funny and a smartalec and Scott Brick makes him seem so real-I have read all the books in the series and hope Nelson Demille writes more of them!
When John realizes that the CIA plan to kill him and Kate
There are so many I couldn't really say
John Corey books always make me laugh because of his sardonic sense of humor
Read all the books in the series-they are GREAT! Nelson Demille and Scott Brick are wonderful!
I've listened to, and enjoyed, most of DeMille's previous books. But I'm not at all sure I'll make it to the end of this one -- despite Scott Brick's good narration. Seems to be mostly conversation, with more of DeMille's wise guy asides than needed. Too bad.
The way DeMille has Corey tell the story! I laughed all the way to vegas listening to this book. People asked what comedian was it?
As with all DeMille books, there are surprises throughout. He has to be one of the best ever and Scott Brick is the best person to read his works!
No way to say other than the obvious, Corey, but they are all wound together and the brining back of a character from other books was really fun.
I tried, but I have to work, sleep and eat. I wish it had lasted longer.
Great stand alone book, but sooooo much better if you have read/listened all the previous Corey books and UpCountry and General's Daughter too!
I can't even begin to state how much I enjoyed The Panther. I so enjoy Mr. DeMille's style and subject of writing. Although I know it is fiction, I still feel that a lot of it is based in fact. I enjoyed the continuing story of John Corey, the ending in this one for me was a little anti-climatic, but it ended as it should.
I cheered on the "heros" and booed the "villians", yet wondered how this could be when both represent our country!
Scott Brick is a marvelously talented narrator and I am pleased he was still the narrator for the John Corey series.
This is a great read but I would suggest one reads the prior John Corey novels first (especially The Lion).
Too much wise-cracking and NOT enough action … A disappointment! I have enjoyed the books preceding this one. Easily, ⅓ of this book could have been shaved off. I am not pleased with the result. Of course, Scott Brick is always an excellent reader. Not his fault. Hey, maybe you people like this characters CONSTANT stupid jokes. Not me. SCORE: 100 dead terrorists, 500 lame wise crack jokes.
No. Scott Brick did a decent job of narrating "The Panther", but DeMille's writing style had John Corey making sarcastic comments out loud, or in internal monologue, or seemingly out loud followed by "just kidding". That made for very confusing listening as I tried to figure out from the other characters' responses which form John's sarcasm had taken. Very tiring for the listener.
DeMille's "Wild Fire" which was also too long and had irritatingly improbable plot twists.
On par with the other John Corey books. Brick does a spot-on rendering of John Corey's voice, but that's about it. Everybody sounds the same unless he's doing a Russian or Arabic accent.
"The Panther" is a decent 6-hour story dragged out to nearly 22 hours in length. It takes a thin plot (John Corey and his wife Kate volunteer to try and catch the mastermind behind the USS Cole bombing) and adds unrealistic plot twists to try and maintain tension, but in the end it just doesn't work. As Bilbo would have said, Panther was "stretched, like... butter scraped over too much bread".
DeMille needs to end the Corey series now. He's run out of originality and has simply made Corey a tedious jerk. In Panther, nearly every sentence JC (not Jesus Christ) utters starts with "Right....". In an audiobook that has Corey telling the story from his viewpoint, that verbal tick is extremely grating.
Corey also revels in acting like an idiot (but he's just doing that to fool everybody, see, because he's actually the smartest guy in the room). Seriously, "smartest guy in the room"--DeMille actually has Corey say that about himself, or words to that effect, several times during the story.
Which brings up repetition. DeMille pads the book unmercifully by going over the same ground. The ruins at Mareb are painstakingly described several times. Yemen's faults as a nation, government, people, history, and geographic location are discussed in great detail (usually ending with "this place sucks") and repeated dozens of times. John Corey even repeats his sarcastic jokes ("nuke the place", "moderate Arab" joke, etc.). His wife Kate has little to do in this except to tell John to stop being a tiresome fool and then to be the butt of his jokes.
Also, DeMille thinks people wouldn't laugh at his "jokes" without a laugh track, so Corey was continually saying someone was "funny" or that someone thought *he* was funny, or that he's "just kidding". Thanks for the assist, Nelson!
In short, the first couple hours of "The Panther were interesting as we got reacquainted with the Coreys as they traveled to Yemen. Then the last few hours were exciting and worthwhile entertainment. Unfortunately, the very last hour was a letdown as DeMille rushed the ending and left openings for a sequel (free advice, Nelson: stop now).
Four stars because I remember how good John Corey used to be and because there was *some* excitement in "The Panther".
I love Nelson DeMille and have read all of his John Correy books. So dissappointed with this book. Lost interest immediately. Never thought that I would dislike one of his books like I have this one. Sorry, but it was a real let down.
This is by far the worst in the otherwise wonderful John Corey series. After the thrill of The Lion's Game, Wild Fire, Plumb Island, etc., this is more of a boring study of the country Yemen than anything else. None of the usual sparks between Kate and John, in fact Kate is hardly a part of the narrative. Really, don't waste credits on this book, nothing happens.
He's always great.
Very cleverly put together.
John Corey - one minute you love him the next you hate him.
yes - can't say because i will give away a crucial piece of the story.
The repetition of the USS Cole bombing went on and on.. We understand what happened. why did the writer have to keep bringing it up over and over again. Tiresome.