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The Book Case: A Short Story Featuring Detective John Corey | [Nelson DeMille]

The Book Case: A Short Story Featuring Detective John Corey

"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.
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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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    Dj Marshall 08-20-13
    Dj Marshall 08-20-13

    Love listening to stories.

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    "WILL YOU PLEASE SHUT UP!"

    Wow, some people just cannot keep their mouths shut. Darn. Take the money and run! But please be quiet. Loose lips sinks ships - darn. SHUT UP

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Carol Bothell, WA, United States 04-14-13
    Carol Bothell, WA, United States 04-14-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Story good, didn't use Audible"
    What disappointed you about The Book Case?

    I enjoyed the story. I would have liked more!!


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Predictable.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Story was so short I didn't use Audible. It was a waste of my money. It cost more than the book.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Book Case?

    No a one.


    Any additional comments?

    I don't think I would purchase an Audible book unless it was a really big book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Barbara 03-13-13
    Barbara 03-13-13 Member Since 2007
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    "Didn't do John Corey justice."
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Much too obvious, I would have like to see John Corey have a bit more of a challenge.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Roger C Thompson Giddings, Texas, US 03-09-13
    Roger C Thompson Giddings, Texas, US 03-09-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Not Worth a Listen"

    This short story takes place early in the career of John Corey where he is called in to a suspicious accident. I found the story very boring and predictable. I am glad I paid so little for it.

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    Aaron 11-27-12
    Aaron 11-27-12
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    "Whodunnit?"

    Has the feel of a classic crime drama. A bite-sized book, with a larger-than-life detective.

    This my introduction to DeMille and Corey, and if he is like this I will listen to more of his books. I had read that Detective Corey was a smart-a_ _, but thankfully he was not like that in this short. Modern-day Sherlock Holmes, more like it.

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    endlessreader Oklahoma City 11-12-12
    endlessreader Oklahoma City 11-12-12

    jb

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    "Excellent"
    What made the experience of listening to The Book Case the most enjoyable?

    I would highly recommend this interesting short story. Keeps you listening for sure


    What about Scott Brick’s performance did you like?

    love his voice


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    Amazon Customer Federal Way, WA USA 11-04-12
    Amazon Customer Federal Way, WA USA 11-04-12

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    "Pretty good story"
    If you could sum up The Book Case in three words, what would they be?

    Corey Solves Another.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    John Corey is a great character, which DeMille has used in several books. His dry humor and stoicism are done very well.


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

    Brick captures the ambiance of the setting and characters very well.


    Any additional comments?

    I like DeMille's books and have read several, so got this story to try out audible.com. I enjoyed it, although it's perhaps not his best work. Still, it is worthwhile for a quick listening experience.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Betsy worcester, MA, United States 10-19-12
    Betsy worcester, MA, United States 10-19-12 Member Since 2010

    I no longer live in Worcester. I now live in Brooklyn, NY.

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    "Probably worth the $2.44 I spent on it. Maybe."

    This early John Corey is not the smart-ass I have grown to love. I'd say skip it but it takes such a shot time to listen to it why not listen.. I don't think it adds anything to the John Corey picture.

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    John Hammond, ON, Canada 08-30-12
    John Hammond, ON, Canada 08-30-12 Member Since 2000
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    "5 stars across the board!"
    Where does The Book Case rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This book is on par with all the John Cory books.


    Any additional comments?

    Scott Brick is the PERFECT John Cory.

    I am hoping that this books is not an attempt to satisify because there will be a delay in the next John Cory full book.

    At just under two hours, you only get a taste of John and then the book is over.

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    Sharon United States 08-20-12
    Sharon United States 08-20-12 Member Since 2012
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    "LOVE DEMILLE AND JOHN CORY!!!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would listen and recommend anything with John Cory in it.


    Any additional comments?

    Can't wait for the next John Cory book!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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