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  • The Lion

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Nelson DeMille
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3048)
    Performance
    (1293)
    Story
    (1285)

    Detective John Corey now faces his toughest assignment yet: the pursuit and capture of the world's most dangerous terrorist -- a young Arab known as "The Lion" who has baffled a federal task force and shows no sign of stopping in his quest for revenge against the American pilots who bombed Libya and killed his family.

    John Robertson says: "What happened to Scott Brick?!!"
    "The Lion"
    Overall

    I have waited soooo long for this book and it did not disappoint me at all. I am thrilled that Scott Brick continues to be the narrator of these books. He is John Cory and anyone else reading the book for audio would detract from the book. I listened to the book in a little over 24 hours and will listen to it again soon. I highly recommend it as I have all the others in the series to many friends.

    I have read or listen to all of the John Cory series except Plum Island which I can't find on audio. DeMille is a great writer and I would love for him to keep the series going. Also the character from The Generals Daughter would be great to revive.
    I really enjoy the interview by Scott Brick of Nelson DeMille at the end of the tape.
    Thanks Audible for getting this out to us and for Scott Brick who has become such a favorite of mine that I have a hard time listening to anyone else narrating a book on tape.


    14 of 15 people found this review helpful
  • Natchez Burning: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (35 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Greg Iles
    • Narrated By David Ledoux
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (722)
    Performance
    (646)
    Story
    (650)

    Raised in the historic southern splendor of Natchez, Mississippi, Penn Cage learned all he knows of honor and duty from his father, Dr. Tom Cage. But now the beloved family doctor has been accused of murdering Viola Turner, the African-American nurse with whom he worked in the dark days of the 1960s. Penn is determined to save his father, but Tom, stubbornly invoking doctor-patient privilege, refuses to even speak in his own defense.

    Carolyn says: "Can't get past reader"
    "GREG ILES DOES IT AGAIN"
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    If you could sum up Natchez Burning in three words, what would they be?

    Historically accurate thriller


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The Doctor. He was a "man's man" for that day and time. His family, his profession and his community were his passions.


    What does David Ledoux bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The first book I had heard read by this narrator. He did a great job, kept my interest throughout and brought the characters to life for me.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes but to long for one sitting. I did get it completed quickly however. I will listen to the book again in a few months.


    Any additional comments?

    If you are familiar with the south during the 60's or want to learn about the movements that went on this book is for you.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Target

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By David Baldacci
    • Narrated By Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2886)
    Performance
    (2560)
    Story
    (2544)

    The president knows it's a perilous, high-risk assignment. If he gives the order, he has the opportunity to take down a global menace, once and for all. If the mission fails, he would face certain impeachment, and the threats against the nation would multiply. So the president turns to the one team that can pull off the impossible: Will Robie and his partner, Jessica Reel. Together, Robie and Reel's talents as assassins are unmatched. But there are some in power who don't trust the pair.

    L.W. says: "Several Stories in One Book..So Good!"
    "A GREAT READ AS ALWAYS BY DAVID BALDACCI"
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    Would you listen to The Target again? Why?

    I will listen again to The Target as I have to all of David Baldacci's books. This one on it's own is exciting, stories within stories taking you in different directions but always staying on "Target".


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Target?

    The apology…. Read it to find out what that means...


    What does Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    They are fabulous. I'm a big Scott Brick fan but these two are great together.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I would love to but alas can not as I work...


    Any additional comments?

    I really enjoy David Baldacci books. He is one of my favorites...

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Washington: A Life

    • UNABRIDGED (41 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Ron Chernow
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (1759)
    Performance
    (1231)
    Story
    (1230)

    In Washington: A Life celebrated biographer Ron Chernow provides a richly nuanced portrait of the father of our nation. This crisply paced narrative carries the reader through his troubled boyhood, his precocious feats in the French and Indian War, his creation of Mount Vernon, his heroic exploits with the Continental Army, his presiding over the Constitutional Convention, and his magnificent performance as America's first president.

    ButterLegume says: "A sad day when my book was done!"
    "A GREAT READ"
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    What did you love best about Washington: A Life?

    The detailed information about his life that I never knew before.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I've listen to this book twice and may listen a third time. You learn something different about the great Washington each time. His reluctance to be President and to have a second term was compelling. We should have more people in government today.


    Which character – as performed by Scott Brick – was your favorite?

    Washington


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Both


    Any additional comments?

    I wish the author would do a book on every president..

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Plum Island

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Nelson DeMille
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2725)
    Performance
    (1994)
    Story
    (1984)

    Wounded in the line of duty, NYPD homicide cop John Corey is convalescing in rural eastern Long Island when an attractive young couple he knows is found shot to death on the family patio. The victims were biologists at Plum Island, a research site rumored to be an incubator for germ warfare. Suddenly, a local double murder takes on shattering global implications - and thrusts Corey and two extraordinary women into a dangerous search for the secret of Plum Island....

    DERALD says: "Great on par with" LION'S GAME""
    "THE JOHN COREY SERIES BEGINS......IN GREAT FASHION"
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    What made the experience of listening to Plum Island the most enjoyable?

    I love the wit that Nelson DeMille write with and the way Scott Brick interprets John Corey. I couldn't imagine anyone else's voice being John Corey.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    All the way through the book. I have listen to this book 3 times and enjoyed it more each time I listened.


    Have you listened to any of Scott Brick’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Scott Brick is my favorite narrator. I enjoy anything he reads. I alway keyword in his name to see what he is doing that is new.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The entire book.


    Any additional comments?

    I hope Nelson DeMille continues to write many more John Corey novels. He may be getting older but he can go back and relive some of Corey's previous life. Anything to keep one of the best series going I've ever read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Panther

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Nelson DeMille
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2118)
    Performance
    (1791)
    Story
    (1783)

    Anti-Terrorist Task Force agent John Corey and his wife, FBI agent Kate Mayfield, have been posted overseas to Sana'a, Yemen - one of the most dangerous places in the Middle East. While there, they will be working with a small team to track down one of the masterminds behind the USS Cole bombing: a high-ranking Al Qaeda operative known as The Panther. Ruthless and elusive, he's wanted for multiple terrorist acts and murders - and the U.S. government is determined to bring him down, no matter the cost.

    John says: "Exciting Nelson DeMille novel with great narration"
    "Nelson DeMille and Scott Brick do it again!"
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    Where does The Panther rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Nelson Demille's books about John Corey are always the best. I have listened to many audio books and have never enjoyed one as much as I have any John Corey novel. The combination of DeMille's great writing and Scott Brick's great interpretation of Corey it's an automatic winner. This may not be as good as Wild Fire but it's very close. Can't wait for the next John Corey novel.


    What other book might you compare The Panther to and why?

    All of this series stands out as the best to me.


    What about Scott Brick’s performance did you like?

    Scott Brick is by far my favorite narrator. He is John Corey and I don't think I could ever listen to someone other then Scott Brick read DeMille's books. I always look under Scott Brick's name and search for what he's been narrating and usually get it just because he's reading the book.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I have listened to it twice and will probably listen at least once more depending on how long it takes for DeMille to write another Corey book. Tell him to HURRY!! I'm not getting any younger....


    Any additional comments?

    I would recommend any DeMille book and 99 percent of those read by Scott Brick.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest: The Millennium Trilogy, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Stieg Larsson
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (18416)
    Performance
    (8565)
    Story
    (8607)

    Lisbeth Salander—the heart of Larsson’s two previous novels—lies in critical condition, a bullet wound to her head, in the intensive care unit of a Swedish city hospital. She’s fighting for her life in more ways than one: if and when she recovers, she’ll be taken back to Stockholm to stand trial for three murders. With the help of her friend, journalist Mikael Blomkvist, she will not only have to prove her innocence, but also identify and denounce those in authority.

    B.J. says: "Perfect."
    "AS GOOD AS BOOK 1"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Where does The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I enjoyed the entire series. This one was as good as the first one and was easier to follow since I knew the characters. I had to listen to book 1 twice and see the movie to get all the characters down.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Not as much as book 1 but it was a thriller for sure.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    In the barn and the interview with the local policeman.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When she finally realizes she has to trust someone in life.


    Any additional comments?

    It took me a while to get use to the narrator but once I did I enjoyed his reading.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Consent to Kill

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Vince Flynn
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3873)
    Performance
    (1874)
    Story
    (1887)

    For years, Mitch Rapp's bold actions have saved the lives of countless Americans. His battles for peace and freedom have made him a hero to many, and an enemy to countless more. In the tangled, duplicitous world of espionage, there are those, even among America's allies, who want to see Mitch Rapp eliminated. They have decided the time has come.

    Timothy says: "One of the Best Stories I've Ever Heard"
    "TYPICAL VINCE FLYNN BUT GREAT FUN!!"
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    Where does Consent to Kill rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    As an adventure, just for fun read it ranks very high but I always enjoy a


    What did you like best about this story?

    The anti hero aspect but with a heart.


    What about George Guidall’s performance did you like?

    My two favorite narrators are Scott Brick and George Guidall. Both do a great job on almost every book I've listened to read by them.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I spent the day running around with it in my ear. Got through it in one day.


    Any additional comments?

    I've been a member for 8-years and have not been disappointed with your service or your books. Keep up the good work.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rough Weather

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Robert B. Parker
    • Narrated By Joe Mantegna
    Overall
    (157)
    Performance
    (44)
    Story
    (42)

    Heidi Bradshaw is wealthy, beautiful, and well-connected - and she needs Spenser's help. In a most unlikely request, Heidi, a notorious golddigger recently separated from her latest husband, recruits the Boston P.I. to accompany her to her private island, Tashtego, for her daughter's wedding. Spenser is unsure of what his role as personal bodyguard will entail, but he consents when it's decided that he can bring his beloved Susan Silverman along.

    Stephen says: "He Said, She Said"
    "GOTTA LOVE SPENCER"
    Overall
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    Would you listen to Rough Weather again? Why?

    I have listened to it twice already. I really enjoy the humor, style of writing and characters, not to mention the action. I just wish they were longer books.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    As it always does with Parker's books. You never know what Spencer is going to do. If he's an outlaw or a citizen.


    Which character – as performed by Joe Mantegna – was your favorite?

    Spencer without a doubt. Joe Mantegna had big shoes to fill following the death of Robert Urich. Joe was the perfect choice to read these books.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    SPENCER.....CAN HE ENDURE THE


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Night Fall

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Nelson DeMille
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2582)
    Performance
    (1049)
    Story
    (1047)

    Five years after the crashof TWA Flight 800, the government has declared it a result of mechanical failure. But John Corey, an ex-NYPD detective who is now a contract agent with the Federal Anti-Terrorist Task Force, is persuaded by Kate Mayfield, his wife and task force partner, that the case deserves a second look.

    Ms Discus says: "Addictive mix of fact & intriguing storyline"
    "INCREDIBLE!!"
    Overall

    The combination of Nelson DeMille and Scott Brick as John Cory can not be beat. DeMille's writing is witty, suspenseful, full of twists and turns and Scott Brick pulls it off with humor, a style that DeMille has said is a big part of the success of the series and he becomes the character of John Cory. DeMille is a master writer. I have read or listened to all his books and have not been disappointed in any of them although this series is my favorite by far. I can't wait until the next one in this series is available.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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