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The Book Case Audiobook

The Book Case: A Short Story Featuring Detective John Corey

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Publisher's Summary

"The Book Case" is a story that features Nelson DeMille's most famous (and successful) character, Detective John Corey, who has appeared in six DeMille novels: Plum Island, The Lion's Game, Night Fall, Wild Fire, and The Lion. In this story, we see John Corey in his early years as an NYPD Detective, before he became involved with the Federal Anti-Terrorist Task Force.

©2011 Nelson DeMille (P)2011 Hachette Audio

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    Luis 05-13-16
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    nice short story,! love the great investigation work and conclusion to solve the mystery. great detective work

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    Jay 04-28-16
    Jay 04-28-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Train read, short but worth it."

    First Deville book, Brick's narration brings the characters alive. Commuters dream, so involve in the story did not mind MTA sleeping on the job.

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    I miss W United States of America 03-07-16
    I miss W United States of America 03-07-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Good police procedural but a little unrealistic"
    Where does The Book Case rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    For all that it's very short, "The Book Case" is funny and absorbing as the reader gets to observe John Corey in action. The attention to the details of a police investigation is appreciated, but the story is unrealistic in that lucky breaks all fall Corey's way, and it's highly unlikely a used bookstore would have so many criminals in it.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Corey, of course. Wise-cracking and intelligent, he's a very entertaining character. The only downsides are those that appear in all Corey books: he says "right" way too often, and he pats himself on the back for being the smartest guy in the room which is a self-serving and unnecessary observation.


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

    Corey. Brick has owned John Corey since he narrated "Plum Island".


    If you could rename The Book Case, what would you call it?

    "Death Before Breakfast"


    Any additional comments?

    "The Panther" was disappointing, as was "Radiant Angel", so it's a pleasure to read a story written when DeMille was in top form.

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    Kristina Brown Windsor Mill, MD, US 03-03-16
    Kristina Brown Windsor Mill, MD, US 03-03-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Dramatically funny rather than mysteriously good"

    John Cory as a detective truly fit some stereotypes. The store appear to be dramatically funny rather than mysteriously copy cat of who done it or Clue. Nevertheless, this book was a good short read about one of my best detectives.

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    Karen 02-24-16
    Karen 02-24-16

    Sassy dialogue, humor, and a great reader are important to me.

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    ""Huevos Flipo & Blanco Toasto" Eggs Over EZ !"
    What did you love best about The Book Case?

    Oh the humor of course!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Book Case?

    I barked out laughter when John is trying to order his breakfast! I had to re listen to it 2x as I was laughing so hard.


    What about Scott Brick’s performance did you like?

    He was the reason I purchased this new author. I am his new fan


    If you could take any character from The Book Case out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    No need for any removal, just make this into a full book!


    Any additional comments?

    I was not going to buy any more of this author, but will have to try one that has this character and the most humor in it.

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    Mark Toney, AL United States 01-17-16
    Mark Toney, AL United States 01-17-16 Member Since 2005
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    "Really good short story"

    I really enjoy the Jon Corey series and this iteration, while extremely short was very good. I cannot think of a better Narrator/Character association than Scott Brick as Jon Corey - in every one of the books there are numerous laugh out loud moments to go along with intense detective/thriller story lines. This particular short story is of Corey before he came to work for the anti terrorist task force, back when he was an NYPD detective. As you can imagine the plot cannot be too complicated in this one as the story is less than 2 hours - it is however an interesting story line nonetheless. I wouldn't recommend using a credit since it is so short but if you are looking for an enjoyable short story in between longer novels then I would recommend getting this one.

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    ANDRE Lake Charles 11-01-15
    ANDRE Lake Charles 11-01-15
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    "Demille, Brick, fantastic"

    Loved it as a companion to the rest of the John Corey novels. It's short, but cohesive and witty, of course.

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    Susan Bartonville, TX 10-30-15
    Susan Bartonville, TX 10-30-15 Member Since 2012

    Myst/thrillers, some contemporary and ✨fun fantasies✨are my favorites but always open for a good story.

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    "Fun short"

    A good detective short based on Nelson Demille's, NYPD John Corey detective series. This was a fun, whodunit about a bookstore owner killed by one of his own bookshelves. It was interesting how ND referenced and incorporated himself as well as other famous authors into the story, and then had his detective's character comment on how he felt about each of their writing styles. A little insight into ND's favorites.

    Scott Brick's voice was perfect for this rough and tumble, matter of fact character.

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    Bob Fremgen 10-30-15
    Bob Fremgen 10-30-15 Member Since 2015
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    "A short about John Corey"
    What did you love best about The Book Case?

    A nice quick read (listen). I love the character of John Corey, and this is a nice prequel to his life as a beat cop.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Wrapped up quickly. No droning on.


    What about Scott Brick’s performance did you like?

    Loved it.


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

    It's not that kind of book, lol


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    Matthew Kelley NORTHPORT, ALABAMA, United States 10-05-15
    Matthew Kelley NORTHPORT, ALABAMA, United States 10-05-15 Member Since 2010

    I teach American Literature and am the proud daddy of a 2 year old.

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    "Delightful John Corey short story"
    If you could sum up The Book Case in three words, what would they be?

    DeMille, Corey, Fun


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    John Corey. I enjoyed seeing him younger and a bit more raw here.


    Any additional comments?

    As usual, Scott Brick's narration was pitch perfect for Corey's voice. Bravo!

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