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The Book Case Audiobook

The Book Case: A Short Story Featuring Detective John Corey

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Publisher's Summary

"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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    Hot Air Ballooner Puerto Vallarta, Mexico 07-15-17
    Hot Air Ballooner Puerto Vallarta, Mexico 07-15-17 Member Since 2015

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    "Quick, Funny, and Damn Entertaining"

    We absolutely love the wit. John Corey is always entertaining and Scott Brick does his usual outstanding job!

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    gcal504 03-26-17
    gcal504 03-26-17 Member Since 2011

    I favor detective fiction,police procedurals,biography, american history, anything available about Lincoln,TR, Obama ,Truman

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    "Detective John at his best."

    Brick captures the author's intent well for this character. An excellent if predictable police procedural

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    Ann Gleason Chelmsford MA 10-31-16
    Ann Gleason Chelmsford MA 10-31-16
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    "Nice Tease of an Audio Book"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Good short story and like most things Scott Brick does, very enjoyable to listen to.


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    Damian 10-20-16
    Damian 10-20-16 Member Since 2010
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    "Disappointing"

    First time I've been disappointed. Really short book, actually it's just a short story. That's a lot to pay for a short story🙁

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    Linda R. Belair 09-08-16 Member Since 2015
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    "A good way to spend a couple of hours"

    A little predictable but I like john Corey
    So I enjoyed it even though I guessed the end

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    42Cindy Florida 06-23-16
    42Cindy Florida 06-23-16 Member Since 2008
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    "Great as usual!"

    For a short story it was good. Very clever plot. John Corey did it again!!! The story took place back when he was still a NY cop.

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    Luis 05-13-16
    Luis 05-13-16
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    nice short story,! love the great investigation work and conclusion to solve the mystery. great detective work

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    Jay 04-28-16
    Jay 04-28-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Train read, short but worth it."

    First Deville book, Brick's narration brings the characters alive. Commuters dream, so involve in the story did not mind MTA sleeping on the job.

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    I miss W United States of America 03-07-16
    I miss W United States of America 03-07-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Good police procedural but a little unrealistic"
    Where does The Book Case rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    For all that it's very short, "The Book Case" is funny and absorbing as the reader gets to observe John Corey in action. The attention to the details of a police investigation is appreciated, but the story is unrealistic in that lucky breaks all fall Corey's way, and it's highly unlikely a used bookstore would have so many criminals in it.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Corey, of course. Wise-cracking and intelligent, he's a very entertaining character. The only downsides are those that appear in all Corey books: he says "right" way too often, and he pats himself on the back for being the smartest guy in the room which is a self-serving and unnecessary observation.


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

    Corey. Brick has owned John Corey since he narrated "Plum Island".


    If you could rename The Book Case, what would you call it?

    "Death Before Breakfast"


    Any additional comments?

    "The Panther" was disappointing, as was "Radiant Angel", so it's a pleasure to read a story written when DeMille was in top form.

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    Kristina Brown Windsor Mill, MD, US 03-03-16
    Kristina Brown Windsor Mill, MD, US 03-03-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Dramatically funny rather than mysteriously good"

    John Cory as a detective truly fit some stereotypes. The store appear to be dramatically funny rather than mysteriously copy cat of who done it or Clue. Nevertheless, this book was a good short read about one of my best detectives.

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