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Plum Island Audiobook

Plum Island

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Publisher's Summary

The hair-raising suspense of The General's Daughter... the wry wit of The Gold Coast... this is vintage Nelson DeMille at the peak of his originality and the height of his powers...

Wounded in the line of duty, NYPD homicide cop John Corey is convalescing in rural eastern Long Island when an attractive young couple he knows is found shot to death on the family patio. The victims were biologists at Plum Island, a research site rumored to be an incubator for germ warfare. Suddenly, a local double murder takes on shattering global implications - and thrusts Corey and two extraordinary women into a dangerous search for the secret of Plus Island....

©1997 Nelson DeMille (P)2010 Hachette Audio

What the Critics Say

“DeMille's Mike Hammer-like cop is a chuckle-provoking winner, and the plot cleverly combines biological hazards and shiver-me-timbers pirate legends. An entertaining mix from the big-selling DeMille.” (Booklist)

“Heavy wisecracking keeps the fun flowing as DeMille cranks up a thrilling, entertaining plot.” (Kirkus Reviews)

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    Bookdog Southern California 05-02-13
    Bookdog Southern California 05-02-13

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Character is everything"

    It's the character, John Corey, and the excellent reading by Scott Brick that make this book good -- the story bogs down a bit with some silly action, but mostly it's a great introduction into the series and good enough to make you want to go forward with the rest (which I have done), and which are all better than this particular one. This establishes Corey and some other characters and does a good job of it ... but the next two are really compelling :-)

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    Amazon Customer WV 04-30-13
    Amazon Customer WV 04-30-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Started really good but went on too long"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    yes, but would warn them that the last half starts to go down hill.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    disappointing & predictable


    What about Scott Brick’s performance did you like?

    Scott Brick is one of the few men that can do women better than the average.I just like his voice and styleI have listened to other Scott Brick books and liked the way he read them as well.


    Could you see Plum Island being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    no


    Any additional comments?

    The chase seemed to go on forever.
    there are parts that are rather gruesome or at least more than I can handle

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    John Fredericksburg, VA, United States 04-23-13
    John Fredericksburg, VA, United States 04-23-13 Member Since 2011
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    "I loved it"
    Where does Plum Island rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I loved all the detail and how it just seemed to be like you were inside the characters mind.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    James RIVERHEAD, NY, United States 03-06-13
    James RIVERHEAD, NY, United States 03-06-13 Member Since 2011
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    "A thriller from start to finish!"

    Being from Long Island and living on the North Fork this book really hits home. Scott Brick is one of the best and Nelson Demille is brilliant! No disappointments, get this one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ms. Lucy Fairfield, California 03-03-13
    Ms. Lucy Fairfield, California 03-03-13 Member Since 2014

    I rarely give myself the time required to sit down and do nothing else except read a book. Thank goodness for Audible!!

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    "definitely disappointing"
    Would you try another book from Nelson DeMille and/or Scott Brick?

    Scott Brick could read a phone book and make it sound good. Having read several other books by DeMille I thought I should read his first John Corey novel. Big mistake. The author spends far too much time taking the reader down plot lines that abruptly end. The only reason I finished this disaster was to find out which of the dead ends would be selected to ultimately terminate the wretched book. Clearly DeMille can write but this effort should have been seriously edited.


    What was most disappointing about Nelson DeMille’s story?

    Far too many details that had no point.


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

    Scott could make a restaurant menu sound compelling. He's great. Too bad he had drivel to read in Plum Island.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Plum Island?

    About 90%. The author spent hours sending readers/listeners down paths with no purpose. I would have cut the details by at least half - there were too many and they did nothing to advance the plot.


    Any additional comments?

    Skip this one. Others by DeMille are much better.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Roger C Thompson Giddings, Texas, US 02-27-13
    Roger C Thompson Giddings, Texas, US 02-27-13 Member Since 2009
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    "What a Fun Book!"

    We enjoyed this book so much, laughing out loud many a time at the remarks. The story line is very interesting, and we couldn't stop listening to the point of not being able to get any sleep. There were parts of the story that went on and on, like their visit to Plum Island and their perils in the storm, but that is not to say that those parts weren't interesting, too. We now have a new series to listen to, and that is something we look forward to doing.

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    Rhonie 02-09-13
    Rhonie 02-09-13
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    "Found a great author and narrator"
    Would you listen to Plum Island again? Why?

    Yes.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The flow, the style and characters.


    What about Scott Brick’s performance did you like?

    His voice, his way of making the character as himself.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    I would love a tv series.


    Any additional comments?

    A great read. I will finish the series. I enjoy books that are linked by character.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ken 02-05-13
    Ken 02-05-13
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    "Great Read"
    What made the experience of listening to Plum Island the most enjoyable?

    The book takes you so many different directions about the time you think you had each mystery solved the story went a completely different way.


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    CHRISTIE Odessa, TX USA 02-01-13
    CHRISTIE Odessa, TX USA 02-01-13 Member Since 2011

    Shasta's mom

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    "different ways"
    Would you listen to Plum Island again? Why?

    yes, I read the book sometime ago and I wanted to renew the story,


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

    Everytime I thought I knew which way the store was going, it went in a different way,.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    GogginGuy Fairfield, OH USA 01-30-13
    GogginGuy Fairfield, OH USA 01-30-13 Member Since 2014

    gogginguy

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    "Only worthwhile if you like the main character"
    Has Plum Island turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Only this series.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    It's every book Scott Brick has ever done.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    It dragged and the hero was annoying. But, at least it was overly-long...


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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