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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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    Michael Orange, CA, United States 04-02-12
    Michael Orange, CA, United States 04-02-12
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    "Another Great Nelson DeMille Book"
    What did you love best about The Book Case?

    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.


    What other book might you compare The Book Case to and why?

    Another series which I love and is similar yet very different is The Retrieval Artist series by Kristine Kathryn Rusch.


    What about Scott Brick’s performance did you like?

    Scott Brick is consistent in his reading of this character.


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    Vicki LIVONIA, MI, United States 03-21-12
    Vicki LIVONIA, MI, United States 03-21-12
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    "Great First Audiobook!"
    What did you love best about The Book Case?

    I liked the whole package. Nelson DeMille is one of my favorite authors and Scott Brick did a wonderful job of narrating the story.


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

    John Corey


    Any additional comments?

    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.

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    Darren J Campbell NE Tacoma, WA 03-19-12
    Darren J Campbell NE Tacoma, WA 03-19-12 Member Since 2016
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    "John Corey is Back in a Chandlerish Mystery!"
    What made the experience of listening to The Book Case the most enjoyable?

    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.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    John Corey, of course! The most unlikely un-PC detective in a PC world outsmarting the criminals.


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

    Scott Brick is John Corey in voice. As a movie, any Corey novel would seem odd with any other voice.


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    Loren 03-13-12
    Loren 03-13-12
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    "Terrific Short Story!!!"
    What did you love best about The Book Case?

    That the story took place when John Corey was still on the NYPD to give a little background.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The fact that you know ahead of time that there is a murder and the story was just about how John proved it.


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

    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.


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

    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.


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    W illiam J Burdett Branchburg, NJ, US 03-12-12
    W illiam J Burdett Branchburg, NJ, US 03-12-12 Listener Since 2006
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    "Corey books are always great. Scott is spot on."
    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Corey's outlook on life is the entertainment of the book.


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

    Corey - Scott gives him the perfect interpretation.


    Any additional comments?

    DeMille has to turn them out faster.

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    Suzan United States 02-13-12
    Suzan United States 02-13-12 Member Since 2011

    I like crafts, gardening, reading and camping.

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    "A Not So Hard Crested John Corey"

    A enjoyed this story. This is John Corey before, wives, ex-wife, and Asad Khalil!













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    Kindle Customer United States 02-12-12
    Kindle Customer United States 02-12-12 Member Since 2007
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    "If you want a quick easy fix"

    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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    carey 01-31-12
    carey 01-31-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Great Short Story"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    All together too short, but the actual story is pretty good. Focused on the pre


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    Mr Vette 01-30-12
    Mr Vette 01-30-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Worst DeMille Book I have read"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    The book seemed to be written in a tounge in cheek format instead of the normal John Corey investigator style.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Nelson DeMille again?

    I have read a lot of the DeMille books and enjoyed everyone except this one. So certainly I will read another one.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    none


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    I was diappointed.


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    Peter 01-23-12
    Peter 01-23-12
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    "Nelson Demille is good and so is the narrater!"
    Any additional comments?

    I Always enjoy Nelson Demille's book and as an audible I really enjoy Scott Brick over any other narrater.

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