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The Lion's Game | [Nelson DeMille]

The Lion's Game

To survive in a game with no rules at all, John Corey must invent a strategy that includes no luck at all. He and the Anti-Terrorist Task Force must stop "The Lion," an alleged Libyan terrorist with the instincts of a wild animal, the bloodlust of a carnivore, and the boldness and speed of a cat of prey.
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Audible Editor Reviews

Why we think it's Essential: DeMille proves himself at the height of his game with The Lion's Game. This one has it all: action, suspense, humor, romance, captivating characters, a seriously bad bad-guy, and an endearingly bad good-guy. Scott Brick's perfect narration raises the stakes to a higher level. A master of pacing, Brick's measured delivery makes the suspense behind the surpentine plot come alive. My stomach was tied in knots and I loved every minute of it." (Corey Thrasher)

Publisher's Summary

To survive in a game with no rules at all, John Corey must invent a strategy that includes no luck at all. The hero of DeMille's No. 1 New York Times best seller, Plum Island, Corey has been through a lot, not the least of which was surviving three bullet wounds while serving on the NYPD. Now he signs on with the government's Anti-Terrorist Task Force in an attempt to stop an alleged Libyan terrorist known simply as "The Lion".

The Lion has the instincts of a wild animal, the bloodlust of a carnivore, and the boldness and speed of a cat of prey. And now he's loose in America. Can John Corey stop him? Or has his allotment of luck just run out? Nelson DeMille spins an epic tale of heart-pounding suspense.

©2000 Nelson DeMille (P)2000 Books on Tape and Time Warner AudioBooks

What the Critics Say

"Well worth hearing." (Book)

"DeMille has created the kind of rambunctious hero that readers will want to see again." (Chicago Tribune)

"Sexy, humorous, fast-paced." (Washington Post)

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    Nancy Falling Waters, WV, USA 12-23-07
    Nancy Falling Waters, WV, USA 12-23-07
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    "Wonderful Book"

    This was a very well written book. It was also very well narrated and kept my attention the entire time.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Frank Bellflower, CA, USA 12-17-07
    Frank Bellflower, CA, USA 12-17-07
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    "Horrible"

    The only redeeming quality in this overblown meandering mess is narrator Scott Brick. Unlike the book, I'm going to get to the point.

    Don't waste your time on this. In the end, you will have gained nothing and feel ripped off. Mainly because, after hours and hours of unrealistic nothingness, this garbage had no real finale. The book that would never end, didn't!

    Yawn. 1 star is generous.

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Beverley Zabow Neve Poleg, Netanya Israel 10-16-07
    Beverley Zabow Neve Poleg, Netanya Israel 10-16-07 Member Since 2005
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    "Page turner"

    A real page turner... and very well read.

    I personally was a bit disappointed with the end... but on the whole listening to this book was a very enjoyable XX hours.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jeffrey New York, NY, USA 05-06-07
    Jeffrey New York, NY, USA 05-06-07 Member Since 2004
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    "Too much detail"

    I am generally a DeMille fan, but found this book too filled with trivial detail. I listened to the first half of the unabridged version and got tired of hearing about compass headings and directions. I switched to the abridged version for the rest of the book and enjoyed it a lot more. I only wish Scott Brick was the narrator for that version. I enjoyed him a lot more than Boyd Gaines, who narrated the abridged version.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Linda 12-21-06
    Linda 12-21-06 Member Since 2005
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    "An unsuspensful thriller"

    This is my first DeMille book and I was looking forward to listening to a new author. The first of the book had me hooked, it started great. But then I wondered, as I kept listening, if there was going to be any action. I was very dissappointed in the lack of much happening thoughout the story. I did like the authors insite into how others may view Americans and I agree that Demille can write well. I just wish it hadn't gotten so tedious. I think there are better author and doubt I will indulge in another DeMille book. Scott Brick is an awesome narriator!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Chris Interlochen, MI, USA 03-21-06
    Chris Interlochen, MI, USA 03-21-06
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    "Ending was disappointing"

    Ok, so I was really into the storyline. Very timely as well. Pre 9/11, but boy, talk about prescient. Anyway, here I am listening to this story trying to figure out the ending and I am left with what. Nothing. As another reviewer stated. The beginning is very good, the middle good and the end, well, like eating a porterhouse and saving the tenderloin for the end only to find it tough and without flavor....

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    and-bee 02-18-06
    and-bee 02-18-06
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    "Formula"

    The author uses a formula and simply changes the location. This book and Up Country are the same other than the scenery.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    F. Girlando Santa Barbara, CA USA 07-04-05
    F. Girlando Santa Barbara, CA USA 07-04-05 Member Since 2001

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Stereotypes and cliches"

    This starts out as an interesting story, but by the end, I was so sick of the stereotypes of the New York cop, the Isaam bad guy and the bad CIA and FBI. I couldn't wait for it to end. I just don't think he's a very good writer. I haven't read the prequel so maybe that helps you to like the main character more, but I couldn't stand him.

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Roger Lebanon, TN, USA 05-12-05
    Roger Lebanon, TN, USA 05-12-05 Member Since 2004
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    "The Lions Game"

    Excellent Audiobook

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Eloise Pittsburgh, PA, USA 03-20-05
    Eloise Pittsburgh, PA, USA 03-20-05
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    "So what happened?"

    This book was great all the way to the end, when it ended abruptly and very dissatisfyingly. Also, the love story was very cliche, and didn't add anything to the story.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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