"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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I find myself enjoying short stories more and more and this was a good story, nicely read by Scott Brick.
The story was shallow. It lacked substance
I think Scott is one of the best narrators and John Corey one of my favorite characters, but The Book Case has changed that
Dissappointment. I looked forwad to this prequel
I do not know if/how DeMille is going to recover from this missed opportunity
Classic Detective Corey
John Corey - Great wit and clear thought processes throughout - classic John Corey
Outstanding feel for the characters, especially the sarcasm of Detective Corey. I would have a hard time listening to another narrator try to portray him.
There were amazingly few characters in this short story, occurring in a book store over a few hours (only one female), so I would have to answer the dead guy's wife (I don't take guys out to dinner).
An excellent story, which can be read at any time in the John Corey series, as it occurs prior to his current story line. Might recommend this prior to beginning the series with Plum Island.
Although this was a short story and only a couple of hours long, it was typical John Corey. DeMille's Corey novels are one of my favorites and nobody could ever replace Scott Brick's reading of this series. I've listened to every one of the John Corey novels from audible.com and each one is a great as the next.
Another series which I love and is similar yet very different is The Retrieval Artist series by Kristine Kathryn Rusch.
Scott Brick is consistent in his reading of this character.
I liked the whole package. Nelson DeMille is one of my favorite authors and Scott Brick did a wonderful job of narrating the story.
This was my first audiobook and it was a great experience. I would highly recommend using audiobooks when you are flying. Great way to go.
This was a pleasant story with reminders of Raymond Chandler. An enjoyable tidbit with Scott Brick as the voice of John Corey, the Book Case serves an appetizer between Nelson DeMille's outstanding novels featuring the exploits of this brilliant detective and investigator. It was nice to have some pre-Asad Khalil history of John Corey.
John Corey, of course! The most unlikely un-PC detective in a PC world outsmarting the criminals.
Scott Brick is John Corey in voice. As a movie, any Corey novel would seem odd with any other voice.
That the story took place when John Corey was still on the NYPD to give a little background.
The fact that you know ahead of time that there is a murder and the story was just about how John proved it.
Yes, Scott Brick is amazing in all of his Nelson DeMille novels. He is excellent at telling stories and keeping you interested. Scott is able to fluctuate his voice and do a huge variety of accents and impersonations that it makes you feel as if the person in the novel is the one actually speaking.
Most definitely, the only problem was that it was too short....lol but it was supposed to be a short story. I do not know what Nelson DeMilles plans are but I hope there are many more John Corey books to come. It would be nice to read some more like Plum Island or Wildfire that deal with Government conspiracy and to take a break from the middle east terrorists.
Corey's outlook on life is the entertainment of the book.
Corey - Scott gives him the perfect interpretation.
DeMille has to turn them out faster.
I like crafts, gardening, reading and camping.
A enjoyed this story. This is John Corey before, wives, ex-wife, and Asad Khalil!
If you have read any Nelson DeMille books before than you know what a lot of fun that his character Det. John Corey can be. For a very enjoyable two hours of just pure escape you can't do any better than this. If you haven't read any books on Det. Corey yet this is a great way too get to know the character with out a large investment of time or money. The reader is Scott Brick (one of the best out there), and he is the reader for all the books in this series. So if you like this short story than go for the longer versions - it's a win, win situation.
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