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Night Fall Audiobook

Night Fall

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Publisher's Summary

Based on true events, but unlike anything you've ever read before, #1 New York Times best-selling author Nelson DeMille has created what may be his finest work to date.

At dusk on July 17, 1996, on a deserted Long Island beach, a man and a woman engage in adulterous sex in front of a video camera. Suddenly a terrible blast lights up the dark summer sky. TWA Flight 800 has just exploded in midair with 230 souls on board, and the video camera has recorded the last moments of the doomed airliner.

Five years later, the government has declared the crash a result of mechanical failure. But John Corey, an ex-NYPD detective who is now a contract agent with the Federal Anti-Terrorist Task Force, is persuaded by Kate Mayfield, his wife and task force partner, that the case deserves a second look.

Kate, a career FBI agent, plays by the rules. Corey plays by no rules but his own. Against long odds and warnings from their superiors, they set out to reopen the case and discover its most crucial piece of evidence. The hunt will lead to a conspiracy at the highest levels and a race toward an elusive and lethal truth that could be even more horrifying than the crash of Flight 800, one with unimaginable consequences for America...and the world.

©2004 Nelson DeMille; (P)2004 Time Warner AudioBooks

What the Critics Say

"A timely and intense thriller starring a thoroughly likable hero." (Booklist)

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    Jack Indianapolis, IN, USA 05-25-05
    Jack Indianapolis, IN, USA 05-25-05
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    "Great thriller without complete closure"

    This is the first Nelson DeMille book I?ve read. The story and narrating by Scott Brick were outstanding. However, after investing so much time in listening, I was disappointed by not having true closure to the story after finishing the book.

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    Judi Arnold, CA, USA 05-14-05
    Judi Arnold, CA, USA 05-14-05 Member Since 2016
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    "Nelson DeMille at his very best!"

    I'm definitely a DeMille fan, so I'm biased to begin with, but this is gripping and one of his best Corey novels yet. It has it all: sex, lies and videotape! Need I say more. If you enjoy suspense and mystery and sideways humor you'll be a fan too.

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    Eileen Tinley Park, IL, United States 05-10-05
    Eileen Tinley Park, IL, United States 05-10-05 Member Since 2014
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    "This story gave me chills"

    I wasn't familiar with Nelson DeMille until I found this book. I was actually looking for other books narrated by Scott Brick (who is simply amazing - and he is here), and I came across this novel. I'm certainly glad I chose it!

    The story centers around the investigation of the crash (terrorist attack?) of TWA Flight 800 off New York in 1996. I remember when this happened, but this was something I always considered a tragedy, but nothing more. After listening to this book and theories that are brought up surrounding the investigation and the eyewitness claims to the explosion, it makes me wonder. I really got interested when I did a Google search on Flight 800 and saw that the theories out there are being perputated for real.

    The story is very, very well written. The character of Detective and ATTF agent John Corey is believable, lovable and quite amusing. I loved the sarcastic wit which made me laugh out loud on more than one occasion - but I also enjoyed his transformation from somewhat wild and childish to intense and compassionate.

    The fact that this story culminates with the 9/11 attack was almost too much. I saw it coming (as most of you will if you connect the dots), and it gave me chills. The story was very well written and constantly exciting. You won't want to stop listening. I highly recommend it! Discover John Corey for yourself, and I promise you'll be addicted.

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    Judy 04-18-05
    Judy 04-18-05 Member Since 2011

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    "I enjoyed some of it -- but not much"

    The reader, Scott Brick, is very talented -- but I thought the book a real bore except for a small part toward the end...

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    Jerret Crockett, VA, USA 04-05-05
    Jerret Crockett, VA, USA 04-05-05 Member Since 2004
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    "What an ending!"

    This is the third novel in the John Corey books by Demille but I started with it anyhow. It has enough back story so that starting with this book isn't a problem. You will certainly want to download the Lion's Game from Audible also, it is the second book in the series.

    Demille uses a true story to build a fictional novel around, so naturally the ending was going to be kind of restricted in what he could do. Well, he smashed one out of the park here. I don't know why but I didn't see it coming at all. Totally floored me.

    Scott Brick does an excellent NYC accent and has Corey's smart-alec commentary down cold. Fantastic narration.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Gregg R. Williams 03-30-05 Member Since 2013
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    "Relentless page-turner with an unfortunate ending"

    I really like all the novels featuring John Corey and this one is another winner. The storyline steadily builds and holds interest right up to the end. Corey's character freely exhibits his sarcastic wit combined with an outspoken don't hold back nature, and a tenacious pursuit of his detective instincts makes every page entertaining. I also like the sharing his cynical thoughts throughout the story.

    This book does an excellent job of blending facts with fiction thoughout the plot about TWA Flight 800.

    As much as I thoroughly enjoyed this book, I would have preferred to give this book a 5-star rating except for two unfortunate items. One was the unnecessary detail of the, albeit short, sex scenes. The other and more disturbing issue was what I felt was an unwarranted and dubious ending to the book. I felt cheated after moving continuously to the edge of my seat building up to the final climax. It is unfortunate that the author took the easy way out instead of writing a finish that is commensurate with his world class talent.

    One last point; at first I thought the narrator had a clothespin over his nose as he read the novel. His voice just didn't seem to fit the John Corey I was thinking of. I did get used to it however and all is well.

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    Michael Morris Plains, NJ, USA 03-30-05
    Michael Morris Plains, NJ, USA 03-30-05
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    "Exciting"

    I loved it. Well read, good story, paced will, and I was kind of sad when it was all over.

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    sk frequent flyer 03-29-05

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    "FBI CIA type mysteries, you have to get this!!!"

    You have to get this. Amazing ability to integrate the comedy and simplicity of a New York detective into the complexities of FBI/CIA political gaming-- and with frequent tension/comedy/witticism type remarks. Have to listen to the Lion's Game (preferably first) which is excellent on all aspects. You won't go wrong.

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    Hillbie NJ 03-14-05
    Hillbie NJ 03-14-05 Listener Since 2003
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    "A Great Listen"

    Excellent writer and reader. I've enjoyed all of Demille's books on Audible. Although somewhat predictable, it is a worthy listen. Captures your attention right away. John Corey is always an interesting character. If you enjoy thrillers, you should try this one.

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    Graham Chatham, NJ, United States 03-10-05
    Graham Chatham, NJ, United States 03-10-05 Member Since 2011
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    "I REALLY ENJOYED THIS BOOK"

    John Correy - Always good. The Narration was excellent as well.

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