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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 11-12-11
    Christina 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
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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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    R. Daniels 05-11-15
    R. Daniels 05-11-15 Member Since 2015
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    "fun short story"

    great mystery short story. all that you want in a murder mystery with a cocky detective who reads people well.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Cheryl Long Beach, CA, United States 04-15-15
    Cheryl Long Beach, CA, United States 04-15-15 Member Since 2004

    All mysteries all the time, that's what I read. I joined Audible when I started having a long commute. Now I listen everywhere!

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    "Boring, predictable, snotty, no value added"

    While I understand New Yorkers are supposed to be sarcastic and perhaps snarky, I really hated the snottiness of John Corey in this story.

    I don't know if the tone conveyed by the reader is a function of the director on an audiobook, or if it's up to the reader's interpretation. Sorry, Scott Brick, it feels like this has become your go-to attitude in a lot of books lately.

    The story was predictable and uninteresting, and I don't feel it added any value to the John Corey character.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Designerrose 04-04-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Engaging , thoughtful and very enjoyable!"

    What a nice way to solve a murder and do it without it being 15 or 20 hours long! Bring on more of these short stories

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    K. McRitchie Iowa, United States 02-18-15
    K. McRitchie Iowa, United States 02-18-15 Member Since 2009

    Lifelong Learner

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    "A bonus story!"

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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