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The Panther Audiobook

The Panther

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Anti-Terrorist Task Force agent John Corey and his wife, FBI agent Kate Mayfield, have been posted overseas to Sana'a, Yemen - one of the most dangerous places in the Middle East. While there, they will be working with a small team to track down one of the masterminds behind the USS Cole bombing: a high-ranking Al Qaeda operative known as The Panther. Ruthless and elusive, he's wanted for multiple terrorist acts and murders - and the U.S. government is determined to bring him down, no matter the cost. As latecomers to a deadly game, John and Kate don't know the rules, the players, or the score. What they do know is that there is more to their assignment than meets the eye - and that the hunters are about to become the hunted.

Filled with breathtaking plot turns and told in John Corey's inimitable voice, The Panther (the sixth book in the series) is a brilliant depiction of one of the most treacherous countries in the world and raises disturbing questions about whether we can ever know who our enemies - or our allies - really are.

©2012 Nelson DeMille (P)2012 Hachette Audio

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    Thomas 11-12-12
    Thomas 11-12-12 Member Since 2016

    Fiction reader/listener: law enforcement, spy, military, science thriller, disasters.

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    "Top notch story and character placement"

    The story was very well written and the characters could not have been better. The re-introduction of the military policeman from the General's Daughter added to the interest. Brick never wavers in his narration.

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    nichols FPO, AP, United States 11-12-12
    nichols FPO, AP, United States 11-12-12
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    "Good idea, just needed a little better ending"
    Where does The Panther rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    First one


    What did you like best about this story?

    Plot was good but something was different about how it ended the final scenes, almost to easy, to controlled, I've read almost everything Mr. DeMille has written, and up to the final scenes it was good. Lion was better sorry Mr. Demille


    What does Scott Brick bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    It was nice to hear as opposed to reading it, as this was my first I have nothing to compare it to. But I did enjoy it.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No to long, maybe if I had more time did it in 3 days


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    AL 11-11-12
    AL 11-11-12

    When I write a review, it's fun for me but they are not always considered very helpful.

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    "LIONS AND PANTHERS ... OH MY"

    Well, if you haven't already gotten your fill of John Corey, you might as well jump in for this one. Especially if you like the idea of being dragged across the god-forsaken Yemeni countryside. It was a hard trek for me, John and Kate, and his nemesis the CIA ... Yes they're all in his mind and then ... oh well, sit back and enjoy great gobs of Yemeni history as the team pursues "The Panther."

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    Stevie TOPEKA, KANSAS, United States 11-10-12
    Stevie TOPEKA, KANSAS, United States 11-10-12
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    "Finally John Corey is back"

    I am afraid Mr. DeMille is bored and finished with John Corey, this book is not up to the standard of the other series books and I waited so long for it. Scott Brick brings Corey to life as usual, I can't imagine anyone else reading these books. There was not as much wisecracking and very few jokes, which I missed. A good book because I really like the characters and the narration, but not a great book as usual.

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    Kenneth 11-09-12
    Kenneth 11-09-12

    Road warrior listener. 2 Hours every day.

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    "Not DeMille's best work"
    Would you try another book from Nelson DeMille and/or Scott Brick?

    Absolutely. DeMille is normally a master storyteller. I eagerly snap up all his books, but this one seemed simplistic, overly convoluted, and, in the end, disappointing.


    Has The Panther turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Absolutely Not.


    Which character – as performed by Scott Brick – was your favorite?

    John Cory is still my favorite. Smart and funny, but serious when necessary. Brick can be a master storyteller!


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Panther?

    It's not what I would have cut from "The Panther," but more what I would have added. More character development of the main antagonist, The Panther, would definitely have fleshed out the book better. "The Lion's Game" did a much better job of developing the Lion, and most of the other DeMille books do a good job of drawing me into the lives of the characters - good and malevolent.


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    Betsy brooklyn, NY 11-07-12
    Betsy brooklyn, NY 11-07-12 Member Since 2016

    I no longer live in Worcester. I now live in Brooklyn, NY.

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    ""Finally, Kate said,"John, that's enough."""

    I'm surprised she didn't aim a gun at him and demand a straight answer.
    Two thirds of this book consists of John Corey's smart-ass repartee and one third is action. But that action is exciting and worth the wait.
    This story scares me because it makes me realize that our government is going to lose this on-going conflict because it insists our people play fair and by the rules but our enemies do not and will not do the same. We are fighting people who fervently and religiously believe we are evil.

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    charles Edison, NJ, United States 11-07-12
    charles Edison, NJ, United States 11-07-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Enjoyable listen"
    What made the experience of listening to The Panther the most enjoyable?

    Loved the character of John Correy. Sarcastic and cynical. DeMille produces a great read.


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

    actually laughed out loud during certain scenes.


    Any additional comments?

    Demille delivers

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sue HOUSTON, TX, United States 11-07-12
    Sue HOUSTON, TX, United States 11-07-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Felt like I was in Yemen"
    What made the experience of listening to The Panther the most enjoyable?

    The different voices and style of performance was wonderful even with all the Arabic names I could easily follow the plot.


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

    yes - I loved the comments from the story teller.


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

    no


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

    No idea on this one


    Any additional comments?

    It was a fabulous read.

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    David 11-06-12
    David 11-06-12
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    "Ended before it started."
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Plot re-write. Resolution of the "good guy" conflict at the end was a true copout. Resolving that on home turf could have truly added interesting political twists and turns and partially rescued the story.


    What could Nelson DeMille have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Normally lots of action and interplay but this time a dud.


    What does Scott Brick bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Brick is a great reader and he really "gets" each character.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment- I usually don't write reviews but I needed to warn others on this one. I was waiting for the action to really start- thought this was act 1 of 2 but Brick just went into acknowledgements and thank yous.


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    Oleg 11-05-12
    Oleg 11-05-12
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    "Great story, only made greater by Mr. Scott Brick"
    What did you love best about The Panther?

    Unique combination of a spy thriller combined with first rate humor. Scott Brick delivers an excellent narration to a very interesting story with enough plot twists to make you avoid pushing he stop/pause button.


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

    Unexpected twists and plan changes.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    John's jokes & sarcasm - priceless. Actually made me laugh out loud on a number of occasions... no spy book has ever done so before.


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

    Yemen, Bedouin & Excrement Shaft - a Spy Thriller


    Any additional comments?

    Great book, great narration, my first John Corey novel, definitely not my last.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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