"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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Nelson DeMille, Scott Brick and the character they both bring to life are simply the best! I love the look back AND getting something to tide me over until The Panther is released.
I love espionage, legal, and detective thrillers but listen to most genres. Very frequent reviews. No plot spoilers! Please excuse my typos!
The Book Case is a 2011 release about a much younger John Corey, well before Plum Island the first novel in the series. The young NYPD Detective John Corey solves a crime mostly with logic. Nelson DeMille writes and Scott Brick narrates; perfect!
The only problem I had with this book is that I wish it was longer.
I love the John Corey character and have been waiting (not so patiently) for another one of his books to come out so when I found this one I thought I would give it a go even though it was less than 2 hours long.
It was a fun quick paced story full of the John Corey trade mark smarta#* sarcastic remarks and dry humour.
It is rare for me to re-read a book. This book was as good as his others. Only problem for me was I wanted it to last longer. Once I finish one of his books, it's hard to find something that I want to read. His dialog goes from serious situation, to a hilarious remark. I think he is a brilliant writer and and never gets boring.
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A great to-the-point detective story. There is little extra. Who knew DeMille could write like this? Scott Brick, who's voice is synonymous with John Corey's cynicism, did a great job as always. DeMille's sense of humor also comes through: "a flasher on the corner..." Witty!
I have really enjoyed the John Corey series, especially with Scott Brick as the narrator. His voice just fits the personality of the detective perfectly. This is only a 2 hour story and it is very good. I was hoping a new novel would have come out since the Panther, so I listened to this for a "fix." Even though it is short, it is fun to listen and witness Corey's humor as he solves a crime. It was actually fun listening to a story than I was able to finish quickly instead of listening for 15 hours. If you want a quick treat, it is worth the time.
I loved listening to the story as I was driving to/from my husbands home. I love Nelson DeMille and have bought several of his books.
John Corey because he is a wonderful detective and Nelson DeMille make the characters alive.
He put good character into the character if that makes sense but he made John Corey more believeable and with Nelson DeMille books, you have to really believe what is going on and then you really wonder if what happens in the book hasn't actually happened.
I never really laugh or cry however I was wondering if things were real in the book that it was actually happening in our own world.
Love Nelson DeMille and will probably buy the next audible.com book from him.
The reading was terrific and DeMille did a fantastic job on depicting the nature of the human mind. While I appreciated the reading and the pschological aspects, the story wasn't gripping. It reminded me a lot of the way Columbo used to think..."Oh...one more thing." I did enjoy the book and recommend it, but it's not one of my all-time favorites.
I picked this one up because I love books, bookstores and anything book related. I'd never read DeMillle before but thoroughly appreciated his delving in of human nature. He did that well...so well that I think I will read other books by him. He really pegged the psychology...I loved that!
I'm not sure if I've ever listened to Scott Brick before, but regardless, he really added to the whole story. His timing was superb...I loved the pauses...very well done.
There was not one moment in particular that moved me, but it was fun to watch as clues were revealed and the thought process that was used to draw conclusions. It's always shocking what the human mind can justify.
Give it a shot...it's a short, but fun, ride!
Good short story and like most things Scott Brick does, very enjoyable to listen to.
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