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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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"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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    Christina Raleigh, NC, United States 11-12-11
    Christina Raleigh, NC, United States 11-12-11
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    "They never disappoint"

    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.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Shana Adelaide, Australia 04-09-12
    Shana Adelaide, Australia 04-09-12 Member Since 2008
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    "Great short story"

    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.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Laura 04-05-12
    Laura 04-05-12
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    "DeMille, one of my favorite Authors"
    Would you listen to The Book Case again? Why?

    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.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    J. 04-09-12
    J. 04-09-12

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    "Great short story"
    Any additional comments?

    Nice story with John Corry as a NYPD detective solving a murder as his morning's work

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Michele 09-10-12
    Michele 09-10-12
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    "Loved the Book.................."
    Would you listen to The Book Case again? Why?

    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.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    John Corey because he is a wonderful detective and Nelson DeMille make the characters alive.


    What about Scott Brick’s performance did you like?

    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.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    Love Nelson DeMille and will probably buy the next audible.com book from him.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Pennsylvania 09-02-12
    Amazon Customer Pennsylvania 09-02-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Interesting study on the psychology of the mind"
    Where does The Book Case rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    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.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Nelson DeMille? Why or why not?

    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!


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

    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.


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

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    Give it a shot...it's a short, but fun, ride!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Cheryl Douglasville, GA, United States 11-13-14
    Cheryl Douglasville, GA, United States 11-13-14 Member Since 2007
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    "It's an 'okay' short story."

    The story wasn't bad, if you can purchase it at a reasonable price and you are looking for a short, 2 hour story.

    It is similar to the "Colombo" TV detective show.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kevin Weare, NH, United States 10-15-14
    Kevin Weare, NH, United States 10-15-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Loved it"

    It was a short story and a taste of John Corey. But I would have liked a few more chapters.

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    Barbara 06-07-14
    Barbara 06-07-14
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    "Too short"
    If you could sum up The Book Case in three words, what would they be?

    3 words hmmmm.

    Better if longer.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes and no. There wasn't enough time to get to the edge of my seat before I fell off.


    Who was the most memorable character of The Book Case and why?

    John Corey of course.


    Any additional comments?

    Scott Brick read wonderfully as he always does. You never have any doubt about what character is speaking. He is as much an actor as he is a reader.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Karyn 02-21-14
    Karyn 02-21-14 Member Since 2012
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    "GREAT BOOK"

    Even though this is a short story, it was interesting, exciting. This is my first DeMille story and after hearing this one, funny, and all, I plan on getting more of the John Corey books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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