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The Lion's Game Audiobook

The Lion's Game

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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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    Marian 12-19-04
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    "Too long with disappointing ending"

    Even though I generally prefer unabridged audio books, this book was about twice as long as it needed to be; maybe the abridged version would have been better this time. And after all those hours of listening the (non-) ending was an extreme disappointment!

    Scott Brick did an excellent job, as usual, although someone needs to let him know that Islip is pronounced Eye-slip not Is-slip and that the accent in Perth Amboy is on the AM not on the PERTH. To someone from the New York metro area, these repeated mispronunciations grate on the nerves.

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    Edythe Pinellas Park, FL, USA 12-19-04
    Edythe Pinellas Park, FL, USA 12-19-04
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    "The Lion's Game"

    I loved it, wonderfully suspensful. Funny, witty and I am now going to get the next book.

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    Steven m. 12-03-04
    Steven m. 12-03-04 Member Since 2016
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    "Ending was disappointing"


    The plot kept my attention and the narrator did a great job. The sense of humor of the main character got a little too much, but was effective. However, the ending was extremely disappointing. Even so, I recommend this book and will also search out other books by this author.

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    Jimbo Fairfield, CA, USA 11-10-04
    Jimbo Fairfield, CA, USA 11-10-04 Member Since 2015
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    "Dated"

    Enjoyable book, fun characters, but with a copyright of 2000, it's all pre 9/11, set in New York. I'm glad I got this one cheap as a Light Listener selection.

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    Sandra Woodland Park, CO, USA 10-20-04
    Sandra Woodland Park, CO, USA 10-20-04
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    "Best Mystery & Funny Too"

    Nelson DeMille will be on the top of my list of authors for ever more. I found it very enjoyable to listen to and will want to read it some day too.

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    Janice Funk 06-14-04
    Janice Funk 06-14-04
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    "A solidly good time"

    Sometimes popular fiction bores me, but not here. This is a entertaining story with excellent narration that kept me interested right to the end. A "driveway book" i.e. one where you find yourself sitting in the driveway because you just can't stop listening. Great fun.

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    cecarney Great River, NY USA 06-08-04
    cecarney Great River, NY USA 06-08-04 Member Since 2003
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    "Dont Miss This One"

    This has to be one of my favorite Audible selections in the 2 years I've been a member. Yes, it's a bit uncomfortable to read post 9/11 as this book alludes to horrors which were yet to come at the time of its writing, but don't let that put anyone off. Scott Brick is a master at weaving you through DeMille's bicoastal pursuit of a Libyan avenger, using perfect timing and near perfect inflection to carry you weightlessly through the 13 hour read. Only one thing made me flinch. No Irish cop from "New Yawk" would say Slayn-tee instead of Slainte (SLAWN- teh) a traditional Gaelic toast. One other minor pronunciation lapse from those of us from Lawng Island... Islip is pronounced EYE-slip. All in all, this deserves more stars than I can give it here.

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    Paul Duncan Easton, PA, USA 03-15-04
    Paul Duncan Easton, PA, USA 03-15-04 Member Since 2012
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    "a GREAT listen"

    While the narrative became just a bit slow toward the end, I loved this listen. I am embarassed to admit that I took a day off of work just to listen to it! Unrelenting suspense, ya just gatta know what is going to happen next. I loved this book, hope there is a sequel. So far my favorite from Audible. Enjoy the opening sequence, it is truly awesome!

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    Ingrid Hudson, MA, USA 03-14-04
    Ingrid Hudson, MA, USA 03-14-04
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    "A suspense novel with a sense of humor"

    Scott Brick does a great job with this book. I had been warned (by someone who knows me quite well) that I would not enjoy this author. Au contraire - I loved the non-stop action and suspense. The author is witty and intelligent. I found myself wanting to learn more about terrorism.

    The only downside is that the requisite romantic involvement gets a little cheesy for me, but that said, it's not cheesy enough to turn this into a romantic crime comedy, either. I just don't think the story would have suffered if they'd toned it down a little bit.

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    Dimtry New York, NY, United States 02-21-04
    Dimtry New York, NY, United States 02-21-04 Member Since 2016
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    "The Lion's Game (Unabridged)"

    Awesome

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